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Torre Di Bellosguardo
Ranked #17 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We, the whole crew of a danish TV-show, stayed at Torre di Bellosguardo for three nights in November. It was dark and raining when we arrived, but still the first view of the place is impressive. The Lobby is enormous with frescoes painted on the ceiling. Going through a lot of smaller halls and up the stairs, the rooms were none the less impressive. Opened with old heavy iron keys to match the locks - and the feeling of being removed from whatever modernity that is going on outside.
If this place does not bring you back to the days of Dante, nothing will.

The next morning at sunrise, you get to see the other thing, that make Torre di Bellosguardo so special. The view. You look down on Florence, seeing the Duomo, and the tower of The Palazzo Vecchio, while the clouds are still hanging low above the city.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and will recommend it to anyone, who is looking for a historical, interesting and beautiful place to stay while in Florence.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here and I hope your filming turns out to be a success.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

After 5 days in Tuscan countryside, I was almost dreading the crazy hustle and bustle of Florence. Not to worry, I knew Torre was the right place the moment we arrived. It's set above the city with amazing views, it retains its historic splendor and is almost church quiet inside. Our room looked over the brilliant city and was both exceptionally comfortable as well as quite large. Be sure to take a moment to wind down with a cocktail in the lovely greenhouse, very romantic. Service was gracious as well and we left even more relaxed than when we arrived.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we hope you will return one day.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

One of the finest places in Italy, but no restaurant within the compound nor in the near neighbourhood. You must expect closets with hangers almost two meters high, one mirror in the room, in a place without light etc.

If you don't mind that, you will enjoy the very nice staff and an exceptionally beautifully palace, with a breath taking view of Florence.

Given the shortcomings, the room fare is on the high side

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your comments. If you decide to return we will make sure you are given a room suitable to your needs. I am sorry about your cupboard. It dates back to the Renaissance when they often did not pay the necessary attention to practical details.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We have been coming to the Torre for over 20 years. It is still the most romantic, most comfortable, most inspiring location in all of Tuscany. The view of Firenze is unparalleled, the linens are luxurious, and you could not ask for a warmer or more charming host than Signor Franchetti. Graciousness naturally flows in his blood, just like the water features that flow through the exquisite gardens he designed. We make it a point to come back at least once a year for our "fix" of what Italy is truly about, beauty, passion, and love.

Room Tip: Foom number 5 is a perfect corner suite. Spacious, huge bathroom, and views all around
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

How can one answer a review like this? It warms the cockles of our heart to see you two return faithfully each year. May it last forever! We adore your company, your friendship and all those wonderful conversations which flow faster and more smoothly than the water you talk about. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

We extended our stay here while visiting Florence, as this villa is absolutely stunning. From the fabulous view of the city to the charming magic of Bellosguardo our stay was perfect. The staff was truly outstanding as every need was taken care of and every request met with a smile. If you stay here you must spend time here, as the outside gardens and grounds are worth enjoying. We even passed on formal dining in Florence one evening to enjoy the gardens and watch the evening sun setting over Florence. Wine and cheese could have never been better. We can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2013

Dear Guest,
It was a real pleasure and honour having you here and we hope you will decide to return one day. Thank you very much for all your positive and appreciative comments.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Torre di Bellosguardo is a charming villa and although built centuries ago with formal design, it is very warm and welcoming. The view of the city of Florence is absolutely beautiful and well worth being out of the city itself. The staff is helpful, personable and very pleasant - wanting to do anything & everything to make your stay perfect. Although the weather was delightful during out stay, the spacious rooms and common areas would be a great place to relax during inclement weather or for those looking for a quiet retreat. If you don't have enough time in Italy to visit both Florence AND Tuscany, I recommend that you stay here and enjoy the delightfulness of both at the Torre di Bellosguardo.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear Guest,
How right you are! So many tourists rush through treasures and do not find the time and above all the peace of mind to really absorb and enjoy what they see. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a privilege having you here and hope you will return one day.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed for five days in this remarkable hotel overlooking Florence. A pampered experience. We loved the wonderful staff who took great care of us. They kindly left us to our own thoughts and made us feel welcome to explore this 12 and 15 century hotel. We spent hours walking and relaxing within the extensive grounds, swam in the pool, and had the opportunity to live as the nobles had in the past. The best view of Florence and a lovely unique space to stay. Bravo

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for such kind and appreciative words. We loved having you here and all the stimulating conversations. Do return soon!

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Address: Via Roti Michelozzi 2, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#9 Family Hotel in Florence
#14 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#95 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $262 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Torre Di Bellosguardo 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13th.century historical tower with extraordinary view of Florence, a stone's throw from the city, yet a country haven of peace and silence. Each room, very large, has its own character with antique furniture. Modern bathrooms and facilities. Vast garden with outdoor swimming pool. Extremely friendly staff. ... more   less 
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