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“A little piece of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Villoresi

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Villa Villoresi
Kent, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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“A little piece of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

We spent six magnificent days staying in this beautiful home. The hallway is simply stunning and there are beautiful frescoes and paintings at every turn of the head. Contessa Cristina Villoresi welcomed us personally with a tour of the hotel and gave us two rooms to choose from. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. We had decided not to hire a car and the staff searched out bus and train timetables for us online and printed off the details for us. The food was sublime and although we didn't dine every evening we would have been happy to (but a little pricey). After a long hot day pounding the streets and pavements of Tuscany we returned to the hotel to cool off in the pool. We were approached by the restaurant waiter to see if we would like any drinks brought down to the pool area before dinner. The loggia gives a stunning view over the gardens and town and the gardens are beautiful. I have absolutely no complaints and will definitely return.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Livadia, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

It was one of the most wonderful experience of my life!!!!our room was perfect and the stuff very kind!!!A journey in to the past!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

We chose to stay at Hotel Villa Villoresi because we wanted to stay near the Florence Airport. We had already picked-up our rental car, so driving into the City Center was out of the question, but we didn't want to stay at a "typical sterile airport hotel". The village of Sesto Fiorentino (just northwest of Florence) and the Hotel Villa Villoresi (originally a 12th Century fortress) seemed to fit that description.

We all had mixed impressions upon arriving at the Villa. The spacious and rambling grounds were lovely, but a bit unkempt; the grand hallway was eloquent, yet dark and somewhat foreboding; it was eerily quiet as not a soul was present and it required an adventuresome effort to locate someone to assist us at reception. We had some misgivings as we were lead up a dimly lit cavernous stone stairway to our accommodations. Both of our rooms were uniquely, adequately, and modestly furnished. To our delight their shuttered doors opened up out onto the splendid "loggia" (a large open-air corridor) furnished with several lounging areas with views of the gardens, pool, and village below. It felt as if we had taken one big giant step back in time.

After several hours we had relaxed and settled in; it was then that we collectively began to appreciate the character and charm of the grand old Villa. We eventually found the staff to be very friendly and responsive without being intrusive. My mother-in-law (an artist) could have spent a week wandering the Villa admiring the artwork and antique furnishings. Beds were comfy, breakfast was good, and mosquitoes were horrible. Our initial "two-star" impression evolved into a "four star" experience.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

This hotel is beautiful, and old villa full of charm and beauty however with that comes modern facilities squeezed in to some small spaces.

Our room was a reasonable size, clean and even had a mosquito killer with spare tablets. The bathroom was, a little small, with a bidet squeezed in and a shower fitted in as well, it made for an interesting shower as we are not size 6 people! That said, it was clean and we managed adequately and this was the only real bug bare we had.

Location was a good 20 minute walk down hill to station where it is easy to get to Florence or elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2006

I had the most wonderful stay at Villa Villoresi! The bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious. The weather was warm, but my room seemed to stay cool all day and night. It must have been the thick walls. I had a problem with mosquitoes the first night, but upon mentioning it to Cristina, the problem was immediately taken care of. Cristina Villoresi is truly an Italian treasure. She sat with us at dinner and regaled us with fantastic stories of her most interesting and full life. She is willing to help with travel advice, graciously arranged a driver for us for a day trip to Castello Banfi, and always had a smile on her face. She waited up at night for all of the guests to return before locking up. The music room has to be one of the most spectacularly decorated rooms I have ever seen in a hotel. Hand painted ceilings and beautiful bed linens. Franco, Cristina's right hand, was also very hospitable. The food was outstanding with an authentic Tuscan menu supervised by Cristina herself. Breakfast was great and the staff very helpful. I hope to visit again, and often. Definitely one of the high points of my visit to Toscana. Cristina has to be the most gracious hostess in Italia!

  • Stayed June 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2006

If you are the kind of person who prefers modern luxury hotels, with brand new fixtures, air conditioning, and a paper band around the toilet seat, then the Villa Villoresi is not for you. If, however, you are ready to be welcomed by the utterly unpretentious Contessa Villoresi into her ancestral home, you will enjoy an experience like no other. The villa is quiet and unspoiled, with delightful frescoes, antique furnishings, a beautiful garden and a swimming pool to refresh the tourist after a hot day in the maelstrom of Florence. The food is Tuscan home cooking with occasional flourishes of elegance, and is served in the charming dining room or on the patio to hotel guests along with Villoresi family members. Do not be suprised to see the Contessa working in the garden with her employees, or her little nieces and nephews playing in the grounds.

  • Stayed May 2006
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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2005

The Vila Villoresi was a very great disappoint. Very much overpriced both for room and board and, it would appear, now living off a lost reputation of by-gone years.

We are not inexperienced international travelers – and certainly not in Italy and Tuscany -- but we must admit that in this case we were taken in.

We had a room on the loggia. When it was opened, a cloud of dank and moldy air greeted us, a warning we should have heeded. Clearly the room had not been recently aired or cleaned. The proof of this were the cob-webs and the half dozen spiders or so we killed in our brief stay.

The pictures as currently shown on the web do not match the reality of the accommodations. They were taken either some years ago or else with the advantage of special lighting. Our room, despite its once-fine murals, was dark, dirty, and dingy.

Our room, at a top dollar price, like others on the loggia had no windows, and only access to light and air through two shuttered doors. The glass enclosures were too flimsy and revealing to leave open by themselves; but the shutters blocked all air and light to the outside world. Sleeping in this airless vault was extremely uncomfortable.

The garden of potted citrus trees, obviously many years old, was delightful, but the rest of the grounds were unkempt and in a sad state of maintenance. The pool was a foot or two low in water and littered with leaves and debris; no one, so far as we could see, used it during the time we stayed at the Villa.

Much is made of dining at the Villa in its advertisements. The one meal we took there we must admit was of good quality. But the charges are outlandish. We had many other fine – indeed, much better – meals in Tuscany at 40% -- or less -- of the price charged by the Villa. (We would recommend, for instance, the restaurant in the ‘First Hotel’, just off the A1 autostrada in Calenzano, for far better service and food for a fraction of the price charged by the Villa. Sometimes, indeed, outward appearances are not what they seem.)

There are simply too many superior accommodations in Tuscany, especially around Florence, at far better prices and with far better services, for any traveler to give the Villa Villoresi a first thought, much less a second.

  • Stayed May 2005
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Additional Information about Villa Villoresi

Property: Villa Villoresi
Address: Via Carlo Ciampi n 2, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Sesto Fiorentino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sesto Fiorentino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Villoresi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa hotel on the Florentine hills with swimming pool restaurant frescoes and antic furniture. ... more   less 
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Villa Villoresi Province Of Florence/Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

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