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Il Salviatino
Ranked #83 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 14, 2010

I was recently in Florence staying at Il Salviatino and I have to sya i was impress by the quality of the service and the exceptional facilities. This is a small sexy modern hotel with a traditional Tuscan touch.
You can relax and enjoy your stay, your luxury service ambassador will take care of everything for you, he will be more than a butler, he will be your concierge, your front desk person,... It was simply an amazing stay.
You are at the entrance of Florence (on the Fiesole hill, 5 minutes by taxi from Il Duomo or 35 minutes walking), close to the main attraction but with your own privacy. PErfect to escape from all the tourist of the centro storico.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 8, 2010

we had booked 3 nights and these were in one word : marvelous.
It's an hotel but you don't have the standard check in admin. You were welcomed in the library where you get the necessary explanation. Rooms , accomodation, help with any question, everybody is doing what you ask. The welness department is quiet and very professional. Food and beverage are excellent.
In one word : remarkable.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2010

This is the second time I am back at Il Salviatino and I must say I have been met with the same professionalism and charme I was met with the very first time. The Villa doesn't flaunt luxury, rather exalts it with sobriety and elegance. While maintaining its historical traits, the Villa offers all modern amenities, Bose sound sysyems, jacuzzi ect... The staff received me a in a very friendly way and I was even offered my favoutite wine upon arrival, what a fantastic surprise. The new Oriental Spa is divine and the Sunday brunch is very enjoyable. I had a great time and I am looking forward to my next stay at Il Salviatino.

Stayed: November 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

Elegant decor, wonderful service, breathtaking location on a hill overlooking Florence. They treated me like a princess from the moment of arrival until departure, which was greatly appreciated after a long business trip in several subpar hotels. And compared to the prices for those other hotels and their quality of service and rooms, Il Salviatino is a bargain. I can't wait to visit Florence and stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2010

This hotel is not what the reviews make it seem. I strongly recommend not to stay here, it is too far from the city. You have to plan your day around their shuttles and that service ends at 7. When we checked in the bathroom was dirty, faeces in the toilet. Pretty disgusting, the hotel is old and feels haunted. Room service end at 10pm, do NOT stay here. The rug in the room was at least 50 yrs old and the bed was extremely uncomfortable with bed bugs.

You just dont feel like this is a 5 star hotel and I think that is why it is a bit cheaper compared to the other nicer hotels. The staff is kind of creepy too, most of them struggle to communicate in English and that too in a weird way ....most locals cant speak in English and that is certainly expected ...they still try to communicate with you and its kind of fun....but the hotel stuff kind of makes you feel weird.

Overall a bad hotel and kind of ruined our trip...I read these fantastic reviews on TripAdvior and booked it but it is not recommended to stay there.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

We were fortunate to have been hosted by the new owners of this villa who had meticulously brought to fruition renovations over the last 2 years (we understood the delays had been hampered by attention to detail but also due to the local authorities who often became strangely officious on real estate/council matters) to arrive at its current opulent state. The villa benefits therefore from the previous stately architecture as well a sympathetically applied modernisation programme, providing clean but traditional design ethos throughout. Dinner in the evening was served on the glorious terrace which like the neighbouring Villa San Michaele, enjoys a decadent view of Florence. Il Salviatino has no check in policy or reception but instead has ambassadors who usher you to your room and provide a personalised butler service akin to other 6 star hotels. The difference here is it is delivered with subtle but elegant Italian finesse fully in keeping with the beautiful surrounds of the hotel and its hillside environs. Certainly a delightful and atmospheric alternative to Villa S Michaele, and not only that but an exquisite gem of a destination in itself.

Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

6 of us arrived at the hotel and were overwhelmed by opulence. From start to finish we were spoiled and pampered, our every whim catered for. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We booked the most inexpensive rooms, but for our bride-to-be they still provided a stunning suite. All of our rooms were lovely, from the fantastic bed linen to the items in the room hand-made in Florence. This is truely a magical experience. We will certainly return.

I would say the only thing that could be improved on was the pool area.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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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:
#12 Spa Hotel in Florence
#22 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#44 Family Hotel in Florence
#53 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#93 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $396 - $836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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