My husband booked us two nights here as a suprise for my 30th Birthday and all I can say is I wasn't let down. This is a beautiful listed building so there are original features every where but with a modern twist. The hotel is located a little drive from Florence centre, but for the views and the peace and quiet its more than worth it. There is enough gardens to explore, the library to enjoy and the spa and bar to use that we enjoyed a whole day relaxing in the hotel together, honestly, I could easily spend a week in the hotel if I could!
The bedroom was a delight, we had a dome view junior room which had wonderful views over Florence. The bed iteslf is huge, its larger than our king size at home, you can roll over in bed and still not find your partner! The bedding was all very comfortable and very clean. The linnen in the bathroom was the same and there were some lovely wollen dressing gowns too. The bathrooms came fully stocked with a hairdryer, the hairdryer wasn't powerful enough to dry my hair as quickly as I liked but it was a million times better than those naff ones you have screwed to walls in normal hotels. The toiletteries are all Olive Oil products and were very good. The bedroom had a TV built behind a dark mirror so when off, you wouldn't know there was a TV, the TV came with movies, music and internet.
We enjoyed an evening in the restaurant here, there were some American guests there at the time who had requested Thanks Giving dinner that evening, so the whole set meal was all themed for that event. We weren't let down at all! I enjoyed pretty much every dish we were presented. The wines are all hand selected by the restaurant, they were all very nice and easy to drink, I rarely drink red wine but I really enjoyed the one they had on the menu.
I was also lucky enough to enjoy a facial in the spa, if you do have the time, this is well worth a visit. They have a treatment room with two beds in so you can enjoy a treatment with your partner. The massage tables are all heated so you don't need to worry about getting cold if going in the winter.
Evening at the hotel must also be enjoyed, there were storm lanters all up the driveway to the hotel, around the gardens and also up the stairs and hallways around the hotel, it really made our stay feel even more romantic. They even lit the candle in our bedroom in the evening when they came to turn down the bed and close the shutters.
We found the staff very attentative yet still gave us the space to enjoy our selves. When we needed anything, they did all they could to help, even ironing my husbands shirt for dinner.
My summary, if you are looking for a romantic stay with your partner, this is the place to stay. We loved having a day exploring the city of florence and a day enjoying the hotel. Its worth spending the money for this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning luxury hotel, located on the rolling hills of Fiesole, offers the most spectacular views of Florence. Accommodations range from the Villa Rooms, the Green House Suites and our Signature Suites. Each offer a very different experience but all have inspiring views of either our private park, the Tuscan landscape or the famous Duomo view of Florence. Guests will enjoy a la carte breakfast, wi-fi, parking, in room movies, in room coffee and tea making facilities and hourly shuttle service (15 minutes) to the center of Florence, all complimentary. Our service philosophy is all about creating unforgettable experiences for our guests in an informal setting. Our guests consider the Hotel, the Villa, their home away from home, a tranquil haven after a day of exploring Florence or the Tuscan countryside. The Spa offers four treatment rooms, each with its own steam shower, and a dedicated team of therapists specializing in aroma therapeutic relaxation and anti-aging treatments, a fitness center with the latest in Technogym equipment and our pools overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Our kitchen is dedicated to locally sourced Italian cuisine and can be enjoyed in either the library or on our terrace overlooking Florence. Innovative, creative and unpretentious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Salviatino Hotel Florence