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“Seven Stars”
Review of Villa Cora

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Villa Cora
Ranked #6 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Its a fabulouse place
The Hotel is marvelouse
Service is just perfect, PERFECTLY clean and beautiful
Everybody is kind and helpful
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES, Like in old time hotels which respect the guest and theirselves
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE ITS WORTH EVERY DIME.
I WOULD RATE THE HOTEL 7STARS

Room Tip: Rooms are all beautiful everyone have its own charme
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for saying these wonderful words about our Grand Hotel Villa Cora, we are so glad and proud to hear that everything during your stay was so satisfying and that you would even rate the property as a 7 star Hotel ! we will share your beautiful review with all the staff and we look forward to welcoming you again as our precious guests.

Our Kindest Regards

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel is just stunning. Once you enter in the hotel you feel a mix between modern style with the light under the pub's table and romantism, with the statues and paints "à la Michelangelo" on the selling. The family room was in fact a duplex with the beds both on the main floor and on the second floor.

The breakfast was superb served on the restaurant facing the big swimming pool.

The spa is just great and the location was within 5 minutes from the centre. By the way the hotel provided shuttle to the centre which is very convenient as one cannot park his car in the center of Florence.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2013

Dear Mr. Frédéric,

thank you for your review. The descriptions of the Spa, the room, and the beautiful mix between neo-classical decor and modern art in the main Villa are very detailed.

We really hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Claudio Delli - Managing Director

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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We didn't stay at the hotel but did come for lunch that was very special.

The hillside location of the villa high above the hubbub of the city was really special and the whole lunch delicious and served with great courtesy and style.

Very expensive, but then spending pounds in Euroland is never comfortable, doubly so in Italy, trebly so at a Relais et Chateau!

Even if you can't stay for lunch, come for a drink just to savour the view.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sm0ky
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your beautiful review. I will be pleased to share your comment with the staff of our restaurant "Le Bistrot".
From Spring to early Autumn the outdoor activities are various at "Le Bistrot", especially at night.

We hope to see you again very soon.

Regards,

Mr. Claudio Delli - Managing Director

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a great stay at this hotel. The staff were absolutely perfect. Helpful, but not overbearing or stuffy. The building itself and its grounds are beautiful and our room had an amazing view over Florence. The free shuttle into town was really useful and the decent free wifi was very useful. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jpwjpw
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Client,

Thank you very much for this nice review about the Hotel, its staff and facilities. We are so happy that you had a great stay at our property and that everything went according to your expectations.
We will definitely share your nice comment with the whole staff and look forward to welcoming you to our Grand Hotel Villa Cora again as our precious guests.

Our Warm Regards

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Absolutely fantastic! Excellent for wedding parties: we saw a marvellous Japanese couple taking pictures there:)! A piece of jewellery: it was the first time that my husband doubted that we belong to the 2 percent of well-to-do familiies in Switzerland. Superb surroundings!!! A great spa and a lukewarm swimming-pool. The room - definitely small for the price, but nice, picturesque and cosy, with a large terrace. Service: superb - everybody is helpful and polite. Many thanks for the Birthday greetings and the cake for my husband! Extra thanks for the attention and patience of the chief (should be awarded a Nobel prize, including all the staff) with our 5,4 -year old naugthty baby, and many thanks for the guests who did not complain. When our daughter decides to get married, we will definitly come to Villa Cora, because we just loved the place!!! That has been a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank doponto
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013
Google Translation

Gentile cliente,

Siamo contenti del suo commento positivo riguardo la struttura ed i suoi servizi e siamo lieti di estendere i suoi complimenti a tutto il personale dell'hotel.
Nella speranza di poterVi accogliere nuovamente come nostri pregiati ospiti porgiamo i nostri più cordiali saluti.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

I arrived at Villa Cora full of trepidations based upon poor reviews on tripadvisor. Poor service, hostile and dishonest stafff and tales of woe - all of which were not, for me,true. From the moment I arrived both the service and friendliness were excelent. A problem with a small room quickly resolved by moving to a better suiting room. Yes the surroundings are beautiful and like a museum but, with all the sublte luxuries that one expects from a comfortable five-star hotel. The acid test of good service is for staff to anticipate and react to problems before they happen and that is what I experienced. This is a hotel that one looks for an excuse to revisit. Excellent food, child friendly and totally relaxing.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Client,

Thank you very much to spend your time writing this very nice review about our Grand Hotel Villa Cora. We are very happy and proud that you got so impressed about the property , its facilities and the staff that you have described as professional yet friendly. We really achieve our goal when receiving such beautiful and important reviews. We look forward to welcoming you again to our Hotel as our precious guests .

Our warmest regards

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I don't think Villa Cora is very well known in Florence as a restaurant, but I would bet that will change soon. This spectacular villa turned luxury hotel has a beautiful stand alone restaurant. It's not listed here in Trip Advisor as a restaurant - so I am reviewing under the hotel section. The beautiful dining room is in a building outside the villa, adjacent to the gardens and pool. Don't let that influence you - it's beautiful. The food is over the top awesome, reminding me of some Michelin starred restaurants I have been to - that quality of service and inventive cuisine. And that range of price as well! They kept bringing little special treats, amuse bouches, pre-this and pre-that and a fantastic selection of wine. The room was quiet the night I was there with only 7 or 8 tables of house guests - i think i was the only outside guest; but that didnt change the service, it made no difference. Take the short cab ride and check it out. You wont be sorry.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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ClaudioDelli, Direttore at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Dear Client,

Thank you very much for your nice review about our "Le Pool" Restaurant , we are very happy that you had a very nice dinner with , as you said, over the top food and that you enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere that this restaurant can offer, especially in the evening. We will share your beautiful words with all the hotel's staff but in particular, of course, with the staff of the restaurant.
We really hope that you can visit us soon to enjoy another meal at our Restaurant or that you can even stay at our Hotel as our client and sleep in one of our beautiful rooms.

Our Kindest Regards

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Additional Information about Villa Cora

Address: Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Florence
#1 Business Hotel in Florence
#5 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#11 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $358 - $1,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Cora 5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
VILLA CORA is a 5 star resort located in a 19th century mansion with a large park, bordering the gardens along Viale dei Colli, within walking distance from Boboli and Oltrarno and considered the "grand lady" of Florence southern hills. Its 46 rooms and suites, heated pool in the park, Gourmet's Restaurant and Spa make it the ultimate, exquisitely sophisticated "city resort". ... more   less 
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