We were originally booked at the 1865 Bed and Breakfast, but got an email from them saying they were closed down for the week. We are so glad they did close down...We LOVED this hotel...in fact, we wanted to stay in Florence longer just because of the hotel. It's a little away from Florence; however, the hop on hop off bus stop is right outside the entrance...and they have a shuttle. Please keep in mind though...their shuttle will not take you to the train station if you are moving on to other Italy locations.
The rooms are luxurious, and the bath amenities were out of this world. Best in Italy. In addition, the bathroom has a stereo system so you can listen to music.
We did have dinner at their restaurant and the dinner was amazing. I had the chef's pasta and it was a pumpkin ravioli (devine), and the caprese salad (which was the most interesting and creative caprese salad in all of Rome.) Service was fantastic.
The breakfast is amazing. You sit right beside the pool and have so many options, from eggs to omelets to fruit, cappuccino. Service was fantastic.
We didn't utilize the pool; however, it's beautiful and it looked like other guests were really enjoying.
Stay here if you want an amazing time in Florence!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Florence
- Grand Hotel Cora