This trip was a surprise for my wife's birthday and she was blown away! So i was in the good books ;-) The surrounding area measures 4 hectares and it is all beautifully cared for, so before you even reach the hotel your thinking "wow this is nice" !
The Manager Stefano is a really nice guy, as are all the hotel staff, all very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was super cosy with a big soft bed and stunning views overlooking Florence, i really couldn't stop gazing out of the window! The TV and music system is concealed inside the mirror which is smart and its great to be able to watch a movie in bed, the sound is perhaps not as clear as it could be as the external speakers were not hooked up, but this wasn't a problem as we just turned it up louder. The rainforest shower was class...never been so drenched in a shower before!
We had lunch and dinner at the hotel, in the restaurant you can watch the chefs in the kitchen through a large glass window. It was thanksgiving night and we really were served up a treat...and that is one meal our bellies wont be forgetting in a hurry...compliments to the chef.
A hotel shuttle bus runs back & forth to Florence city center from 9.30am - 20.30pm which is very handy and only takes 10-15 minutes.
My wife had a facial in the spa and loved it! The pool area was closed as it was November.
The library is very regal and a nice spot to sit and read, especially in the evening with the candles lit up.
This place was so nice we could have easily just chilled out at the hotel all day, but when in Florence you must explore the city...but knowing that you'll be returning to il Salviatino at the end of the day is a very comforting feeling.
So glad we chose to stay here.
Thank you il Salviatino ;-)
- 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