Where do I start? This is the BEST hotel I've ever stayed at. For the record I have stayed at the Villa de Este, Il San Pietro, St Regis, Mansion on Turtle Creek, Four Seasons, etc, etc. The grounds are beautiful with a tranquil view of the Arno river countryside. It is peaceful but yet close to all the action in Florence. The hotel staff is absolutely incredible. Tamara, the front office manager, was like my best friend by the time we left. Manuel, our waiter, was so kind and helpful! We never even had to carry our plates from the breakfast buffet to our table. The bed was soft and so comfy. The bathroom was split so the very nice tub & shower was split from the toilet area. The chambermaid arranged my belongings every day. The shampoos and bath salts were so soothing and wonderful. The food at the restaurant was fresh and gourmet. The restaurant was recently updated to have wonderful views of the river with lights on the patio for the evening. The price was really great. We got Champange upon arrival, breakfast every day and 2 dinners at the hotel restaurant (we stayed 4 nights) for approx $465 per night. The hotel shuttle bus took us back & forth to town and back to the hotel at regular intervals. We only missed it once and the taxi to the hotel from Florence was about $21 Euros. There is a travel agency in the row of shops by where the shuttle drops off & picks up so we went in there and the lady was very nice and called a taxi for us. We only had to wait a few minutes for it to arrive. I like the proximity of the Villa La Massa to Florence much better than the Villa San Michele which has a much, much longer shuttle ride into town. I've been to Florence before so we didn't want to do anything really cultural but we did go to the Ferragamo Museum. I thought it was interesting to see the shoe molds of stars like Lauren Bacall, Carmen Miranda, Madonna, etc. I came to Florence to shop!!! Tamara set us up with a private taxi and it took us to the outlet malls where we shopped and shopped and shopped! The only thing Villa La Massa could improve on is they didn't have one of those charger stations so I had to wait to charge my Kindle because I forgot my computer charger.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa La Massa Owned By Villa d`Este Hotel Candeli
- Hotel La Massa
- La Massa Hotel
- Villa La Massa Province Of Florence, Tuscany, Italy