Our stay of 4 nights was a disaster. It was extremely hot and despite having an air conditioner in the room it did not work and we were advised that nothing could be done about it. Our family of 4 did not sleep at all for our 4 niight stay.
The villa could be promising, but it is clearly evident that the owner or operator is trying to minimize costs to such a large extent, that they actually ruin the guest experience. Apart from the air conditioner which did not work, the tap/faucet in the bathroom dripped continually and the shower took ages to drain. We woke up one morning to find a live scorpion inside the room, close to where my young son was sleeping. Being accommodated in unbearable heat, we attempted to open the windows to allow cooler night air into the rooms, but because the insect screens were torn or not secured, opening these just allowed hundreds of Mosquitos into the rooms. A lose- lose situation. We were in a room with access from the outside which denied us access to the lobby/ guest lounge after 8 pm at night. As rooms did not have wifi and because the lobby which does have wifi is locked at 8pm, I could not do my business at the end of each day. The gardens and landscaping are severely neglected and overground. As a result of our experience we are of the opinion that our room rate was worth 50% less than the €110 we were charged. The right operator with the right budget, good standards and proper amenities could turn this place into a remarkable destination,but sadly I do not see this happening under the present owner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Ulivi is a beautiful and luxurious fifteenth century Florentine Villa located very close to the gistoric centre of Florence. Access to the downtown is attainable via a comfortable walk or a short bus ride down the famous Via Bolognese. With vineyards and olive orchards that beautify the grounds, Villa Ulivi allows for a relaxing retreat from the hustle-and-bustle of the nearby city centre. Rooms and apartments at Villa Ulivi are large, comfortable, furnished with antiques and illuminated by the Tuscan sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Ulivi Dimora Storica Hotel Florence