We have stayed in several 5 star hotels all around the world and this restored 15th-century villa astonished us.
Perhaps it was the fact the experience felt personalised to us or maybe the fantastic views you wake up and go to sleep with. The architecture/Interior was warm and beautiful. The bedroom and the grounds were peaceful.
Welcomed by the hospitable staff, we were guided to our beautifully scenic room with a chilled glass of Prosecco. We were given some great recommendations for restaurants in the city and although the staff catered for our every need they were not too forthcoming.
The restaurant housed a huge variety of books. Several from the Taschen collection I didn’t know where to start. Breakfast was made up of locally sourced produce and the trays delivered to your tables were different each day with enough variety. Also they welcome requests we enjoyed the chocolate crepes from our first morning so much we requested them the second morning. There are several chill out areas to relax with a glass of wine within the hotel which offered peace and privacy.
Sadly we didn’t have enough time to enjoy the spa but will be on our list for next time.
A shuttle runs throughout the day taking you into the centre of Florence and back up until 8pm. This is a free service the hotel offers.
Overall our whole experience was wonderful and we couldn’t be happier with the staff and service. We would highly recommend to those who would like some peace and are looking for luxury just outside of the city.
- 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