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Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort
Ranked #115 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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“Lovely stay”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

I was visiting my daughter who is studying in Florence and after 3 days of navigating Florence, we wanted to get away from it all. Villa Tolomei was a wonderful stay that felt a million miles away but was an easy taxi ride away from the historic center of Florence.

The pool and workout room were just what we wanted. They had two treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptal, and a weight unit.

Lunch and drinks by the pool were awesome.

Room Tip: We were in room 21 and had a beautiful view. We were also over the employee entrance so could hear...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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BelliniGianluca, Direttore at Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, December 18, 2014
Dear Guest,
thanks for your wonderful review and such amazing words shared on TripAdvisor.
It was a pleasure for us to meet you and assist you during your stay.
The hotel is just 5 minutes by taxi from the city center; we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our swimming pool and fitness center
We really look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Warmest regards
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Nice hotel a bit far away from the spots, (20 minutes by foot). Fantastic and friendly service and large rooms with modern bathrooms. Front desk even helped ordering pizza to the room. The restaurant in the hotel is good for breakfast. Do not recommend to stay there for dinner. All in all a great place to stay, would go there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is brand new in a renovated ancient Villa nestled in green area and away from hustle bustle of Florence. Though away from city centre, easily approachable by Taxi or if you have a car.

Very good amenities and facilities in the hotel and all that you would expect from a 5-star property. After exploring the monuments and crowded public area the quite location was a welcome change.

The staff was very helpful and eager to help and very warm. Highly recommend for a holiday and though expensive (but then all hotels in Florence are high prices for that matter) it is value for money. I would not have expected more.

Stayed April 2014
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BelliniGianluca, Direttore at Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you for the wonderful review and such amazing words shared on TripAdvisor.
Our property, an old monastery, reopened last year after a long period of renovation.
It is just 5 minutes by taxi from the city center and is the perfect place to relax after spending a day downtown.
We are very glad to hear that your stay with us was one of the best experiences you had and really hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Kind regards
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

This is everything you would expect from a 5* hotel. Rooms are just as they are in the pictures. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The waiting staff were particularly friendly and efficient. Food was amazing, although rather pricy. Breakfast was great, there was pretty much anything you could want. Now for the let downs. On the website we were lead to believe there was a full spa/wellness centre, but really it's a small gym and a steam room, and massages are done in the room. We asked for two massages (€110) but we were told we had to pay in cash and card would cost us an extra 10%! We only had €100 euros in cash as we thought they'd accept card. We were also slightly disappointed that a 'double bed' was actually two singles pushed together. We could also only charge our phones by unplugging our bedside lights which was a bit annoying. But all round we had a great time and would come again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and love love it especially the service of the staff they were soooooo friendly and attentive will stay here again for sure

Checkin was really easy and they checkin staff were really helpful

The staff at the restaurant from breakfast to dinner was so wonderful

The pool was great with warm water and very new gym

The landscape need a little more time for the trees to grown I guess then after that it will be perfect ;)

  • Stayed April 2014
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BelliniGianluca, Direttore at Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Valued Guest,
thanks for your great review and such awarding words regarding our Staff shared on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Tolomei and really hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Warmest regards
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Even though we arrived late, with no reservations, they had 2 rooms available for us. Yay! Terrific location away from the hustle and bustle of Florence, but only 10 minutes away from the historical center by taxi (about 12 euros). Better than driving and parking. The hotel is on a hill, so there are great views of olive orchards, other villas, and Florence.
They met us as we pulled in to help with luggage, and get us settled in our rooms. We were in their restaurant a bit after 10:00 p.m. and were able to order dinner (restaurant open until 10:30, I believe-- this was a Thursday), which was delicious. Service was spot on and friendly. The whole staff was great throughout our stay. This is a relatively new hotel, and though they are still working on the landscaping, and it seems there may yet be some additional furnishings to complete the public spaces of the interior, everything that directly affected our stay was complete.
This hotel combines the sense of history of an old villa with a more contemporary hipster vibe. Very interesting modern art, with a nod to old masters. Frescoes on some walls. Fun contemporary furnishings. Wonderful large terraces.
The food was great, breakfast was divine, the service was great, they have a superb chianti, and the sommelier, Antonio is knowledgeable, passionate and fun. We did not have time to utilize their spa, but I would expect them to have that covered well also.
I would highly recommend this location. Much nicer than staying right in town. Best of both worlds.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Valerie S
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BelliniGianluca, Direttore at Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Valerie,
thank you for the wonderful review and such amazing words shared on TripAdvisor.
It was a pleasure for us to meet you and assist you during your stay.
The hotel is an old monastery recently restored and it's just 5 minutes by taxi from the city center.
We are very glad to hear that you loved your Villa Tolomei and that you had the chance to try our restaurant.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Warmest regards
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We arrived in Florence at about 8:45pm without a hotel for a 2 night stay, we had planned on arriving early but because of traffic and some other things ended up later than expected, so the tourist information-who we planned on using to help us find a hotel was closed. We ended up at this amazing hotel, actually from a recommendation from another hotel in the area. We got an amazing deal being last minute and it being early in the tourist season. The service was amazing, the restaurant closes at 10:30 which was about the time we arrived at the hotel but they stayed open for us to be able to get something to eat as we had been traveling all day and were starving. The service from the wait staff was amazing, Antonio was our waiter both nights we were there and he made our meal a wonderful experience both nights. In fact the second night we actually ate an early dinner in Florence and went to the restaurant for an after dinner snack and wine, around 10, largely because of the service. We did have a car but they suggested we take a cab or walk into town as parking cost more than a cab would. The views and the property itself are amazing! The hotel was pretty full when we were there but we rarely saw or heard other guest, since the property is rather large. Well you can find multiple 5-star hotels throughout the area, the staff and location of this hotel sent it apart from the others and I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.

The only even slightly negative thing I have to add is that we were located a ways from the lobby, where I assume the wifi router is as, while we always had service in the room, the service was a little slow at times, but it worked great in the lobby and restaurant areas.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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BelliniGianluca, Direttore at Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort, responded to this review, December 17, 2014
Dear Sara,
thanks for your wonderful review and such awarding words shared on TripAdvisor; your comments are very important to make our services always better.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and your stay at Villa Tolomei and really hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Warmest regards
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Property: Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort
Address: Via di Santa Maria a Marignolle 10 | up from Porta Romana, 50124, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #115 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Tolomei Hotel and Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort 5***** is the fantastic luxury hotel in Florence with panoramic swimming pool and restaurant with terrace and view for all of you seeking the convenience of a hotel combined with the privacy and comfort of a unique residence just 2,7 km-1,5 miles from the famous Ponte Vecchio on the historic city centre of Florence. Free Parking and Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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