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“A little disappointing and not quite five star”
Review of Villa Olmi Firenze

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Villa Olmi Firenze
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bagno a Ripoli
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed here in August as part of our summer holiday. Check in was efficient and friendly. We had a lovely room, with character yet equipped with all mod cons. Breakfast was really over-priced and somewhat mediocre (we spent ages waiting for milk for our coffee, croissants almost stale etc). The room was kept very clean throughout the week, towels replaced daily (if not more). We found the pillows in the room to be really awful and certainly not up to 5 star standards (or Accor standards for that matter). The bed and duvet too were also cheap ish.

The pool area is lovely and well kept. There were quite a few children staying whilst we were there, not ideal for them I wouldn't think. We had lunch by the pool on one day, was over-priced and poor quality (I would expect a pizza to be well cooked in Italy).

We didn't take advantage on the shuttle bus into Florence - as others have said, it didn't go at suitable times. We ended up driving into the city (parking in the station carpark). This was very easy but did mean that we couldn't both drink. There aren't many restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.

We used this hotel as a base to explore the area (which is truly beautiful). Would we return to this hotel - probably not.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

we recently stayed at this beautiful resort in late October for 3 days. It is not right in Florence but a shuttle bus is available and we found catching a taxi no problem, approx. 15-25 euro depending on the time of day and traffic. The resort itself is just amazing with great rooms and facilities. A nice and quiet place to spend time at, whilst dealing with the hustle and bustle of lovely Florence. I can not praise the staff highly enough, the reception staff where very helpful and gave us a much advice as they could regarding trains, tours etc. One staff member Sonia, was such a nice person from the minute we got there to when we left. She seemed to be on "shift/working every day" when we were there and she was so nice and friendly, from serving us drinks and a snack (4pm when we arrived)to beautiful food and wine in the amazing restaurant, to picking us a piece of fruit from a nearby fruit tree that we were curious about, cutting it up and handing to us for us to taste. Her service was outstanding and I hope the owners of this hotel read this and pass on our compliments to Sonia. At times she was so very busy, but always a smile and aimed to please. The gardens etc give you a taste of how we imagined Tuscany would be like, huge grounds to wander around and kept perfectly. Not much to complain about with this hotel/resort.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

This fabulous little gem feels like a Tuscan hideaway but is minutes from the heart of Firenze. The resort also has a shuttle to and from the city, which is a pleasant break from the hassle of finding parking etc... The complete staff, from front desk, restaurant , breakfast service, to the maids were truly helpful, friendly & added to the atmosphere of the resort. It is just one of those places where they have thought of everything.... Clouds in the sky...? Stands with umbrellas appear at the doors...! The restaurant was great. I have a food allergy and they took such good care of me! So many little sitting,lounging places... Lovely gardens to stroll thru...and although they closed the pool the day we arrived, it looked very nice. We enjoyed our sojourn here and would not hesitate to stay again or to recommend it. The perfect Tuscan villa getaway and yet close to the beautiful city of Firenze. Comfortable luxury.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

My wife and I just spent 4 nights and the Villa Olmi and had a fabulous time. The front desk staff are incredibly helpful and pleasant. They are more than happy to help organize any activity you don't yet have planned in the area. The restaurant in the hotel was great, one of the best dinners we had our entire time in Italy. The only down side is the shuttle schedule. The final return pick up in Florence is at 7:30 PM and most restaurants that are authentic in Florence don't open for dinner until 7 at the earliest. It is only 5-10 minutes out of Florence so either be ready not to eat dinner in the city or to need to take a taxi each evening which is around 15 Euro. It was not a problem for us but something to be aware of but, we highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

This hotel is just 7 minutes cab from the city center and still you feel you are in the heart of tuscany , you feel you are staying in an ancient roman generals private villa or palace. Huge gardens, nice pool, good food. great service , a nice shuttle service to the city center. Great way to stay in florence if you want the best of both worlds to explore the city and live in an authentic tuscany experience.
The only fault is even the rooms were very well decorated its quite small and the website claims it is 30sqm their deluxe room but it is not even 20, so we felt a bit cheated nonetheless service is very good, their wifi is weak and was working on and off in our 3 days of stay. taking nothing away from the stay a great hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our family had a lovely stay at this resort on the outskirts of florence. The hotel is very artistically created, But we had some problem going to town for anything.
It is better for a family staying here to have your own car always. Anyway we managed some excellent tours from this hotel base to have some fantastic vineyard tours, and shopping tours at the various outlet malls.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank hiro b
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Pro:
Very nice hotel around typical Italian villa. There are huge beautifull gardens around the place. Hotel have luxury face with very friendlly staff. Advantage is that is close to the main road so you can access it also with the bus.
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Hotel is out of Florence so you have to travel into center which is a bit complicated. Also even that they have spa in the name their is only outside swimming pool. We stayed in the place for 4 nights and every morning there wehre the same amount of food to choose from - it was fine, but something new whould be better.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Villa Olmi Firenze

Address: Via del Crocifisso 18 | Via Degli Olmi 4-6, 50012, Bagno a Ripoli, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Bagno a Ripoli
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Bagno a Ripoli
Price Range: $130 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Olmi Firenze 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Villa Olmi Firenze Province Of Florence/Bagno a Ripoli, Italy

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