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Belmond Villa San Michele
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I spent an evening at the hotel and we had dinner which in my opinion was Michelin standard. The staff are very attentive and the food was equally fabulous. it was nice to get out of the centre of Florence and experience what I would describe as an amazing hotel with a breathtaking view.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

If you want a special place it doesn't get any better than the Villa San Michele.! The room are very spacious,the bathrooms are the best I've ever been in, and all the people that work here cater to you. I can't thank Marcello,Adriano,Dennis and chef Attilio and Danielo for making our cooking class so fun and informative. Can't thank you all enough for making our trip very special! And did I mention the views of FlorenceWOW! Everywhere you look is breathtaking. Xxxooo

Stayed November 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Probably one of the nicest luxury hotels I have ever stayed in. The old world ambiance combined with the beautiful gardens and outstanding view of Florence makes this a once in a lifetime experience. Ask for the Cardinal's suite for a little bit of a twist for your stay. The views of Florence are absolutely outstanding. It is a bit of a distance from the center of Florence but well worth the few extra blocks to get there.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you want the "most perfect", "most romantic", "best service", and "greatest food", then make a reservation at the Villa San Michele for lunch or dinner. The sommeliers do not "talk down" to you and the waiters are efficient and not pretentious. Now to the food: Everything that came to our table of six was delicious. The risotto was the best of all and from the fresh and tasty salad to the excellent desserts it was the best of the best. Cannot say enough in praise of this lovely spot.

Room Tip: We did not stay here but we enjoyed our very best dining experience here.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Wonderful staff. Magnificent hotel with view over Florence. Glorious gardens. A really luxurious hotel with 5 star staff attention wonderful food . Beautiful rooms. Great views over Tuscany luxurious place to stay with amazing service. Would recommend to anyone wanting a luxurious hotel in Florence.great food and service.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My wife and i had the pleasure of staying a couple of days just recently in Villa San Michele and considering this to be my 3rd visit to Florence, this has to be the most amazing one by far..

The Hotels is impeccably presented inside and more importantly outside as well as the property is situated in the hillside on a little mountain next to a forest. caters to a discerning customer who appreciates comfort, quality and peace and quiet(apart from the birds)

The views are unrivalled.

The amenities are quality driven.

Service is amazing from the first step into the property, to attending to our needs, to the complimentary transport to and from Florence centre......amazing.

Definitely will go back again.

Room Tip: we walked throughout the property and no matter which property/room you take you will be amazed. an...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We recently had the good fortune of spending a few nights at Villa San Michele and are still giddy over the experience. From the moment one arrives at VSM and is met by staff, until one (sadly) departs, every possible attention to detail is given in order to make for an unforgettable stay.
VSM enjoys a privileged location in the hills of Fiesole, a charming and quiet town with a fantastic view of Florence below. The suites are large, airy, elegantly furnished and have private patios. The bath area was comprised of three rooms: one containing a large tub, surrounded by marble and mirrors, fresh flowers and bath salts, his and her armoires, double vanities, plush towels and the finest Bvlgari toiletries; a separate room was a walk-in shower and the final room contained the commode and bidet. The bed was blissfully comfortable and adorned with the finest linen sheets, which were changed daily. Turn-down service was provided nightly and slippers were presented bedside. Towels and toiletries were replenished twice a day.
Breakfast at the villa can and should be enjoyed at The Loggia, where one can dine on the beautiful terrace with breathtaking views of Florence. Do have dinner at the villa - the Tuscan cuisine is fabulous and the service is impeccable.
Villa San Michele is a former 15th century Franciscan monastery, with a facade attributed to Michelangelo. (I can't help but think that the monks who once inhabited the monastery are somewhere having a good chuckle over what has become of their cloistered digs.)
I can go on and on singing the praises of this elegant and sophisticated hotel, but in the end, what sets Villa San Michele apart from all the rest is the unrivaled service bestowed upon each and every guest by the discreet and gracious staff. A special thank you to the General Manager, Marco Novella, as well as to the fabulous Adriano and sweet Sara, for giving us wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Belmond Villa San Michele
Address: Via Doccia 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Villa San Michele 5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A short distance from the centre of Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is housed in a 15th-century monastery with a façade designed by Michelangelo. It is surrounded by a large, wooded park and lush terraced gardens boasting magnificent views of the city and the Arno Valley below. The 45 bedrooms and suites are simple, peaceful and elegant while the Renaissance splendour of Florence is a mere 15 minutes away with the complimentary shuttle service, running every 20 minutes. La Loggia Restaurant provides a unique dining venue where guests can enjoy their lunch or dinner, based on Italian and Tuscan cuisine, while admiring the view over Florence. For a light lunch or a snack, the Pool Restaurant, situated directly by the hilltop panoramic swimming pool, is the ideal place. For food lovers, the renown Cooking School offers hands-on lessons to learn how to prepare the best Italian specialties. A Kids' Club and a dedicated Kids' Concierge are available to make the stay of younger guests truly unforgettable. The new Davanzati Room offers privacy and tranquillity thanks to its exclusive location, and a spacious terrace with a view for small banquets, cocktails and coffee breaks. Ideal for hosting meetings, launches and presentations, it also serves as a space for banquets for up to 100 people. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villa San Michele By Orient-Express Hotel Fiesole
Hotel San Michele
San Michele Hotel
Belmond Villa San Michele Fiesole, Province Of Florence, Italy

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