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“Excellent service and beautiful hotel overlooking Florence”

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Villa Belvedere - Florence
Ranked #199 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2011

A special thank you for tracking us down on the street after we had departed with my Daughter's calculator that she left in the room. She needed the calculator for home work but more importantly, it demonstrated the excellent level of service Villa Belvedere provides. We had a wonderful visit to Florence and stayed in one of the large suites with a terrace overlooking the impressive city skyline. The suite was large with very well done. The service provided with top notched from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. Thank you again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Located a bit far from the old town which however can be easily reached by bus(about 5 minutes), Villa Belvedere benefits first of all just from its location. Nestled among pines and cypresses on the slopes of the hills surrounded Florence this hotel is a real hide-away of beauty and peace. Choose room with terrace paying extra and you will be admiring the views of Florence worthwhile for you to visit this city.
Small but cosy swimming pool with clipped bay trees growing all around has been a real refreshment after coming back from city heat. The premises is rather old and needs in our opinion a major repair but it's very cosy, nice and clean. Breakfast is substantial with good choice. The lack of music at breakfast room and in the bar during the day and especially in the evening was a kind of surprise for us. The music we mean should not break the tranquillity of this place but just be an integral part of it,
And to make the whole story complete we can't help mentioning the hosts and personal of this family run hotel, They are all kind attentive people trying to do their best to make you feel like at home.

Room Tip: room with terrace is a must, book rooms in the main building
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

This place is charming--quiet, lovely garden, swimming pool, tennis court, beautiful views of Florence, great breakfast. I would have happily stayed a week or two.

Room Tip: choose a room with a balcony overlooking Florence.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Ideal hotel for a visit to Florence if you don't want to be stuck in the middle of the city but would prefer to be able to observe from a distance. We had a suite with a terrace which gave us a brilliant view of the city skyline but also afforded us extra space and privacy to soak up the sun. With two bedrooms and private bathroom it was also an excellent arrangement for us to travel with our teenage daughter. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and eggs and bacon are available on request. Although the hotel doesn't have a restaurant they do provide a light menu in an evening served in the bar area, and also provide lunch but would prefer it if you gave them notice. We did have lunch on a couple of occasions and it was good and wholesome.

The staff were all willing and provided excellent friendly service. Nothing was too much trouble and this high level of service was maintained through the entire duration of our stay ( 11 nights). I found the hotel during an internet search and was impressed by the number of people who return here. We had hired a car and free parking is available at the hoterl. However to get into Florence centre there is a very reliable nearby bus service or a taxi ( the hotel reception sell bus tickets and will arrange taxis)
We will definitely return !

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We found Villa Belvedere because the other hotels were all full! Thank goodness! We were very very lucky to be sent there. This was a villa that blossomed into a beautiful hotel many years ago. Family run with mom and dad and their 2 sons. The rooms are all suites and spacious, very clean. The breakfast was great! You will see the Dumo from the gardens and yes they have tennis courts and a pool. Easy access to the city center (30min) by foot,
or a bus every 10 mins. This is an upscale Hotel at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank skylane9
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

This hotel is a hidden wonder. I discovered it about 25 or so years ago and we go back as often as possible. When we stay it is always for about 3 or so weeks.

There are beautiful grounds, parking, gardens, professional tennis courts, playground for children and best of all a wonderful swimming pool from which to watch the sun set over the Duomo.

My friends the owners (an entire familiy) are professional hoteliers as well as professionally and innately glorious people. We love them all.

One must take a room with a large terrace overlooking the Tuscan Hillsides and the entire city of Florence (the hotel is quite high up whereas Florence is in a valley).

There is a buffet breakfast. The premises are immaculate. And, best of all, you can walk to and from the city center.

There is also outstanding security.

This is my favorite hotel in the world and when i am there i am amongst family.

Oh - it is very quiet as the neighbors are monks.....

Give it a try - it is a wonderful break during the day when all is closed for hours and you can refresh yourself at the pool and not feel you are missing part of the Tuscan experience.

Room Tip: Take a room in the front with a large terrace overlooking the countryside and Florence.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

Our family of 5 stayed here for 3 days in the beginning of July. It was great to be away from the hussle/bussle of Florence and the views of the city were inspiring each morning and evening. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted by one of their many hosts who wanted to ensure we could relax and have a refreshing drink...on the house, in their lounge. What a delightful treat! Checking in was a breeze and our rooms were spotless and roomy. That was especially important to the 3 young adults traveling with us. Their pool was refreshing and their staff saved the day for us. We hadn't purchased tickets to La Academia and they were able to secure our entry there at no extra cost!!! THANK YOU! Can't go to Florence without seeing DAVID! We received excellent directions for using the bus, and were able to purchase bus tickets from them as well. They also found a wonderful website for us which listed 2dozen restuarants that served gluten-free pastas!! What service!! We squeezed a visit to the Ufizzi in the morning, grabbed a quick bite and then caught a train to Pisa.....that is where the rip-off began.....4hr wait and 15Euros to climb the Pisa....The Duomo in Florence was only 8Euros, and getting there early in the morning only meant a 20minute wait....better views too......even the gelato servings in Pisa were smaller and more expensive.....oh well, been there, done that. We had great breakfasts at Villa Belvedere, wonderful coffees and fabulous fruits. We would definitely return here and try to stay longer. The tennis court was an artificial turf, not sure I'd play on it and the playground equipment should be removed. It didn't look safe for children. Actually, the walk to this lower area was slippery and needs to be cleaned up. Obviously not a part of the hotel that gets used.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Villa Belvedere - Florence

Address: Via Benedetto Castelli 3 | Firenze, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#88 Family Hotel in Florence
#104 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#107 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $129 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Belvedere - Florence 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Splendid Villa situated on the hill of Poggio imperiale at five minutes distance from the center of Florence admist a lovely garden with shady trees where one may admire an incomparable view of the city and the surrounding hills ... more   less 
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