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“An oasis in Florence” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Villa La Vedetta
Ranked #71 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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144 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“An oasis in Florence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Stayed here twice on a recent trip. On the first occasion ( a single night) the room had great views into the front garden but was compact. Our second stay (3 nights) we overlooked the Arno River across to the Duomo and Florence - the room was much larger with a separate living area and roomy bedroom and bathroom. Service was extremely good and the food in the restaurant was absolutely superb.
Wonderful views/sunsets - an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Florence. A short stroll to Piazzale Michelangio and a quick cab ride (or complimentary hotel shuttle) into town across the river. Only negative was not being allowed to take breakfast on the Terrace for some reason we still don't understand.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the Arno River - views are better - rooms are larger.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bevis6
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Bevis6,

Thank you very much for your twice stay at Villa La Vedetta and for your positive review in Tripadvisor!

We really appreciated your positive words about all the services and features enjoyed during your stays and we took note of your suggestion about the location of morning breakfast.

I hope to see you soon in Florence and at our Villa La Vedetta.

Antonio Dondiego
General Manager
Villa La Vedetta*****
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

I have chosen this hotel after reading about it in Trip advisor .We booked through Booking.com . The place is very nice ...well maintained , clean and has a great terrace ,but the room was very small and 2 people are a bit too much for the size of the room. I marked average just because of the room ...maybe other rooms are bigger but the one we got was almost impossible to be in .

Stuff are very nice friendly and very helpful .
It is not in the center of Florence but still not that far ...

WIFI was poor and if you need to use it don't count on it ...

All in all a nice experience but I don't think we felt it was worth the money and probably will not return to this place

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tami S
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Given, the jacuzzi in the bathroom was broken, and there were no tea and coffee making facilities in the bedrooms: every other aspect of the Vila was impeccable and of a exceptional 5* standard. My advice would be to disregard some of the discourteous reviews on here: the staff were warm; and went out of their way to create such a sensational Tuscan experience. The prices were indeed hyper inflated (25 Euros for a Club Sandwich and 10 Euros for French Fries); alas; there is a camp shop next door or the renowned Piazza Michelangelo next door to stock on more realistic essentials. However, as a seasoned traveller, I cannot recommend this Villa strongly for an extra-special holiday escapade (and yes, I would return - with BELLS on!)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave J
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Cusco, Peru
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159 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our splurge in Italy... A very cool hotel in an excellent location. Tip...if you are renting a car in Italy & need free parking, this a great choice. A little pricey, but certainly secure. Excellent views & within walking distance to the duomo. Great service/staff. Beautiful grounds. Only had the breakfast, but it was quite good. Highly recommend the Villa!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank arizona-griswolds
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

My daughters wedding reception was held here May 30 2013- the food was superb and the staff friendly and helpful, the views from the terrace over Florence is stunning - we had a wonderful day/evening here, would recommend to anyone

Room Tip: for service and stunning location its a must
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smiles2c
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

thank you so much for your review in Tripadvisor!

We are very delighted to have been the perfect scenario of wedding reception of your daughter.

Looking forward to welcoming you again to share with you some other emotions, we send you all our

Best Regards

Antonio Dondiego
General Manager
Villa La Vedetta*****
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had a wedding reception here recently and it was just stunning, the hotel, the surroundings and oh my god the views!! In the build up to everything the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the day itself went off without a hitch and needless to say a good time was had by all!! :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SidewalkProphet
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

first of all, thank you so much for your review in Tripadvisor and for your nice pictures.

We are very pleased to read your kind words about your wedding reception at Villa La Vedetta and we truly honored to have accompanied you in this unforgettable and important day of your life.

Best Regards

Antonio Dondiego
General Manager
Villa La Vedetta*****
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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Superlative service and accomodations in a very magical setting; certainly one of the most special places I have stayed in over two decades of globetrotting. Florence is itself special but staying at the Villa La Vedetta will change the way you look at Florence completely.

One on the points I keep repeating to my staff is to make the customer feel special. On this point, Valentina and her team at the Villa La Vedetta do not need to be told. They are masters in the art of hospitality: warm, professional, and engaged with their guests. Combine that service with a beautifully-appointed 19th century villa with possibly the best view of all of Florence and you have magic.

It was a choce between The Four Seasons and The Villa La Vedetta and I certainly do not regret choosing the latter. If you have the opportunity, make sure you stay here and experience Florence on a completely different level.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MNLHNL
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Property: Villa La Vedetta
Address: Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Piazzale Michelangelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#44 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#59 Family Hotel in Florence
#89 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true 'Urban Resort' unique in Florence. Romantic neo-renaissance villa, today a lavish hotel of only 18 deluxe rooms and suites in exclusive panoramic position on Piazzale Michelangelo, with breathtaking view of Florence only a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 
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