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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Florence, Tuscany

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Jake_Smit...
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unbelieveable views and great location”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

It is the most beautiful location and the views over Florence from the pool and gardens are simply breathtaking. Views of surreounding countryside from the balcony of the Villa are also wonderful.
Amerigo was very welcoming and friendly, property was comfortable and well equiped. WiFi was available though I couldn't get it to work in the actual villa, but this was not an issue as the reception areas were so beautiful to sit in.
Walk into town through the gardens and olive groves was lovely only about 10-15 mins to Porto Romana, taxis back were E10-15 from station or Piazza Republica.
All in all a wonderful place to stay, wish we'd been there longer!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The actual villa was a little dated, but the hotel itself was beautiful
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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toby p
Brighton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“absolutely perfect , gardens,views of florence,and apartment.”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

this was the most beautiful house set in wonderful matured gardens with the finest views of florence. only 5 minutes from the centre of the city and a perfect place to stay.we stayed in an apartment which would have suited a family, but the rooms within the house were wonderful and would have been a good choice if just a couple staying.the photos on their website do not do the place justice!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: cleaning charge , should be included in the cost
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlbertPar...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Picture perfect”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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View over Florence was captivating and made a great initial impression. Hotel Bellosguardo, upon which the apartment was adjoined, was charming with its elegant foyer and communal spaces.

The evening we arrived, Amerigo came by to introduce himself and make sure that we had settled in nicely. He seems lovely. Staff were generally friendly, attentive and accommodating.

The broader property was stunning and, as a friend commented, "took you back to another era" as we sat in the sun by the pool drinking wine, looking down over Florence as the children happily played. Almost every day was mid-high 20's in the week we visited.

The apartment was well maintained, with bedding for 5/6 people sufficient, with a fold out coach/sofa proving pretty comfy for the 5th/6th. Things functioned adequately (dining table, washing machine, washer) although the wi-fi reception was relatively weak and limited to one room. We ate breakfast in the apartment with purchased supplies from a relatively nearby supermarket (walking up hill with a full shopping load would be too much though) but there was an also the option in the dining room of the hotel. DInner there was also an option, if ordered by 6.30pm and served at 8pm, although we ate in town every night.

The walk down to Florence was generally commenced via a charming stroll along a private pathway through a vineyard and a neighbouring vegetable garden. Ponte Vecchio could be comfortably reached in about 30mins. The elderly and even my family of 3 children aged 8,10 & 12 would find that path hard work when feet and legs were tired at the end of a day walking around the City though. We sometimes took a taxi home for somewhere between 8-15 Euro, depending on where we commandeered it from.

While the lush garden was one of the property's key feature, it also harboured mosquitoes. Some insect repellant would be recommended.

I'd happily return or recommend others to stay at the property, in fact I would insist if I found that friends were headed to Florence. A family that visited us during our stay was consequently considering a broader family gathering to be located there next year, with initial plans having earmarked a Club Med alternately.

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Liked best: Picturesque property with handy location for Florence
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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jmt51100
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“a dream place for a perfect stay!!!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Situated on a hill above Florence, on the property of a beautiful hotel, we spent 10 days absolutely stunning. The apartment is very nicely decorated, offers all the comforts announced, and we have enjoyed over the facilities of the hotel (swimming pool, park ...). We were extremely well received by owners and staff who have consistently been concerned about our comfort .. The location is far enough away from the city to offer a rare serenity and calm (in addition to a breathtaking view of Florence from the park and the pool), without being too far from the center (10 min walk following a superb trail through olive grove) It will stay one of our most beautiful holiday destinations.

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Liked best: the beauty of the place
Liked least: not having booked longer
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Maxipuss2...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing and very special”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We were quite overwhelmed by the beauty and serene setting of this lovely hotel and apartment. The staff were all very welcoming, friendly and accommodating and made our holiday so relaxed and comfortable. There were many special touches such as fresh flowers on our arrival. The setting provided a lovely escape from the bustle of Florence and we felt we could relax and get away from it all. It was a bonus to have the swimming pool to enjoy. The mosquitos were annoying but did not detract from the beautful setting. We all found ourselves saying we would return.

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Liked best: Setting
Liked least: Mosquitos
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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LaufeyAmu...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding apartment and beautiful views of Florence”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Casa Rosa is located in the southern outskirts of Florence within a 20 minute easy walking distance of the main attractions of the city. It is part of Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo, a charming 4 star hotel in an old castle that was initially built in the 13th century by a friend of Galileo. The apartment is excellent, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and a spacious veranda with beautiful views over the green hills south of Florence. It is ideal for a family of 4. It is very well kept, exceptionally clean with comfortable beds. The hotel and the surrounding gardens are beautiful and the view of Florence from the hotel grounds and swimming pool are the most beautiful views of a city I have ever seen!

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Liked best: Comfort and view
Traveling group: Teenagers
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SPGMont
Warren, Vermont
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning apartment, perfect location”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Casa Rosa is a lovely and spacious full-service apartment on the grounds of the spectacular Hotel Torre di Bellosguardo overlooking Florence. It might be the very best place to stay in the entire city. You can literally walk down the hill through the olive groves on the property to the edge of the Boboli Gardens. Total time on foot into the center of town is only 20 minutes. But back home, you are a world away. You can choose to have dinner at any one of probably 30 really good restaurants in the Oltrarno, or shop in town at the Mercato and cook at home for yourself. (An added plus: the owner's wife is an outstanding chef who gives private classes to guests on request). The centerpiece of the apartment is a sweeping thirty foot terrace overlooking the surrounding hills and the gardens of your posh neighbors. On sunny days, It's protected enough to sit outside even in colder weather. Casa Rosa is a true find. We look very much forward to returning.

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Liked best: The views and the quiet
Liked least: That we eventually had to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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