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“Fantastic historic villa in a lovely and very convenient location”
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Il Salviatino
Ranked #97 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Fantastic historic villa in a lovely and very convenient location”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very nice and spacious room, very clean and comefortably furnished; TV/music equipment a bit tricky and not too easy to operate for someone not being fan of IT... Excellent food in a great terrace restaurant, friendly and helpful service. Good value for money compared to similar places in or around Florence.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear zak737,

Thank you for you review of your stay at Il Salviatino. I am glad to hear of your positive comments on our staff, restaurant and your room. As to your comment on our inroom entertainment system, we will make sure to have this explained better by our Service ambasadors when rooming our guests. It is and additional service we offer free of charge to our guests and offers movies, playlists, TV and radio stations. Guests can connect their Ipad or Ipod wireless to the system to listen to their own playlists or look at their photos on TV. We will make sure to make it more user friendly.

We hope to have you back with us soon.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quite a grand elegant place, beautiful gardens and top notch service in my opinion. We got to stay in the rooms that were converted in the old stables and they were spacious and with a lot of character
Breakfast was lovely, best croissants in Italy and that's saying a lot!
Got good recommendations for dinners to some of the local hidden gems from the concierge
Highly recommended

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Darshni K
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Darshni K,

Thank you for a great review of your stay with us and I am happy to hear you have enjoyed our "style of service" which is informal, yet elegant. It is also great to hear you enjoyed some of the recommendations of the staff for dinner as we strive to offer a unique experience, not just at the Hotel, but also In Florence and Fiesole, recommending restaurants and activities off the beaten track.

We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next visit to Florence.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was an enjoyable few days. Swimming pool area is most definitely too far from the main hotel although does offer some difference.

Rooms spacious and clean. TV/integrated media centre was confusing and problematic. it would be turned off and the sound would intermittently come on. Most neat and innovative nonetheless

The breakfast experience was frustrating and was poor with extremely incompetent and slow service

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Kieran P
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Kieran P,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and I have discussed your various points with maintenance and the restaurant manager to avoid this from happening in the future.

Our pool is a 3 minute walk from the main Villa, or our service ambassadors can escort the guest by golf cart, but is does offer, as you mention, a different experience, overlooking the Tuscan countryside yet only 15 minutes from the center of Florence.

We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again at Il Salviatino on your next visit to Florence.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

First let me say that I have stayed as Il Salviatino at least 5 other times in the past few years and always found it to be a very nice hotel with great service. My recent trip seemed like the staff is very new and the hotel did not impress me. The rooms are in need of updating and the usual nice greeting with a glass of Prosecco and a relaxing check in was gone. I still think this hotel can become one of the hidden gems in the Florence area. I hope it happens. By the way, the restaurant continues to provide great food. Both dinner and breakfast were great.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Bob V,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us and I am sorry to hear it was not as good as you past experiences with us. Every guest receives a glass of Prosecco upon arrival as a welcome and in your case this was not offered and this was an oversight. You were upgraded to one of our Dome view rooms, which was smaller than your usual room , and we have taken note of your room preference for future stays. I am glad to hear you did enjoy the restaurant experience, both at breakfast and at dinner.

I look forward to seeing you again at il Salviatino.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stay at the Salviatino with my wife, we were very surprised for their magnificent gardens, elegant and sophisticated Hotel definitely a nice place if you like to enjoy a real palazzo with out buy one.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Icampb,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us and I am happy to hear you wee pleasantly surpised with the hotel, or Villa.

We hope to have you back with us on your next visit to Florence.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our stay at the Salviatino was amazing. The hotel itself and the rooms are tastefully renovated, the venue is unique and the service is flawless. A true five star experience!

A special thanks to Lino who was our service ambassador and made us feel like royalty!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank bulletproof1
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear bulletproof1,

Thank you for your review and your great comments about Lino, one of the Service Ambassadors who has been with il Salviatino since the opening. I of course agree that the venue is unique and the product great, but is is people like Lino who make the real difference.

Hope to have you back with us on your next visit to Florence.

Best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Verona, Italy
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Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

I came back to Salviatino, after more than 2 years and I found it better than ever.
The park is now fully grown and the italian garden is magnificent.
The service was excellent and I was pleased to see some of the employes I remembered from my first visit.
The breakfast was fantastic.
I had dinner, which was up to my expectations and we than had some nice drinks at the bar.
We took advantage of the very fast shuttle to the center of town.
As soon as I come to Florence I will come back to Il Salviatino.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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SalviatinoCollection, General Manager at Il Salviatino, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Dear elisabeth7953,

Thank you for your comments and it is great to hear that you as a return guest see us improving over the years. Our main strength is our staff and as you can tell many of them have been with us since the opening and have become the cornerstone of il Salviatino.

We hope to have you back with us again soon.

best regards,

Bart Spoorenberg
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Property: Il Salviatino
Address: Via del Salviatino, 21, 50137, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Florence
#22 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#55 Family Hotel in Florence
#60 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#92 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Il Salviatino 5*
Number of rooms: 44
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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