Ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
'Classy Venue'Posted Nov 18, 2013
Pros: the view and the service
Cons: Could move the Villa a bit closer to the river but then would lose some of the views
Location: 10 euros in a cab or the hotel's shuttle bus was very useful
One of the few hotels I have ever stayed in that combines a fabulous view with exemplary service, comfort and style. Florence is a beutiful city and our visit was vastly enhanced by our 3 nights in the hotel. Would definitely recommend.
for Everyoneby Chris from Bristok
Nice hotel but a bit over priced!Posted Nov 7, 2013
We stayed just one night at the hotel as a pit stop on the way to Pisa airport. We arrived a little later than expected and were greeted by very helpful and accommodating staff. We recieved a complimentary upgrade, although we couldn't work out what we were upgraded too as everything was as booked! Once checked in we were keen to have an overdue meal however due to the location there is no other restaurants in the area you are tied to the hotel restaurant, which is moderately priced for a 5* hotel. We opted for room service which was extremely over priced, in my opinion the food was good but not that good! The room was big and had all the facilities you could want apart from tea/coffee facilities. Unfortunately the bathroom was a little tired and rough around the edges e.g. unsightly grouting, taps/shower limescale. In the morning breakfast was good with plenty of options. The cereal was a bit stalebut eveverything else was good. Views over city are excellent as well from both rooms and grounds.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 4, 2013
Great place, excellent staff, there is a free Shuttle to Ponte Vechia any time you want until 9:00pm. The view from the hotel take your breath a way!!!!
for Couplesby Paul from Taichung, Taiwan
Fantastic Staff and PropertyPosted Sep 21, 2013
Pros: Atmosphere, the staff, food and location.
Cons: Nothing - just keep doing what they are doing.
Location: Within walking distance of Florence, one of the most beautiful cities I have seen with great history and culture.
From the time we arrived through departure, the staff were outstanding - cannot say enough good about everyone who worked at the Villa, simply they are top notch. The property is on a hill and has an overlook of the city of Florence (as well as some rooms, though we stayed on the garden side) and the staff was very willing to point out the key areas to visit. There is a shuttle to/from the Villa to bottom of the hill, though we chose to walk, it was good to know should we need a ride back after touring the city. We had dinner at the restaurant in the Villa, the atmosphere, food and wine were well worth the price. Though the price to stay at the Villa may seem high, it was worth it to us - when we visit Florence again, we will most definitely look at the Villa as our first choice.
for Everyoneby Kiki from Ontario, Canada
Lovely setting with great views of Florence.Posted Sep 11, 2013
Pros: Clean,quiet,spacious rooms and bathrooms. Welcome platter of fruit. Location &views of the city from the patio. Free shuttle service to city and back.
Cons: The food is too expensive for what you get especially if you have a food intolerance. They did bring gluten free buns when I asked.
Location: We liked the location outside the city wall. Still close enough to go and do the sites in the city but also enjoy the peaceful property.
We enjoyed our stay although found the food expensive so we decided to eat elsewhere. The location is pretty, perched up on a hill and less than 10 minutes by shuttle van to the bridge into the city. The city is great for walking tours and fairly easy to get around with a little map. Charming streets and scenery and we found some great restaurants for lunch and dinner. We booked the tickets for the Uffizzi Gallery and the Academia through the concierge at the hotel so we could skip the lines. Lines are very long if you have to wait for tickets. We loved the view of the Duomo from the hotel patio and captured some spectacular photos in the daytime and at night. The patio is nice for relaxing and enjoying a bottle of wine in the evening. The pool closed too early (6:00 pm). It was hot and it would have been nice to have an evening swim before dinner and after a long day out.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from UK
Paradise with a stunning view.Posted Aug 22, 2013
Pros: The out of town location, the rooms, the pool, breakfast on the terrace overlooking Florence, and the free Prosecco - yes free!!
Cons: My pillow was very hard (just personal preference). Shame about the two late night bars playing music close by (but not hotel's fault).
Location: Fantastic location overlooking Florence. Far enough to escape after a days sightseeing. The Michaelangelo viewing point is very near.
We arrived early and were lucky enough to receive a free upgrade to a suite in the main hotel. Our room had a massive private balcony, four poster bed and jacuzzi bath. The whole hotel is extremely luxurious with lots of seating on the terrace overlooking the fab view of the city below. It's a pleasant walk down to Florence or you can catch the hotel's free shuttle to the Ponte Vecchio. There's plenty of Renaissance art to view but if the town gets too hot and sticky it's great to know that the lovely pool is waiting at the hotel, along with complimentary, help-yourself water, juice and Prosecco. Soft drinks in the room's mini bar were also free. If I were to return to Florence I would definitely return to this hotel. The food is good if a little expensive, but to be expected from a 5 star hotel. The staff were very helpful, suggesting good places to visit or eat at. It was a very romantic wedding anniversary and my husband and I already miss breakfast on the terrace, gazing at the view of the Duomo and enjoying the fresh fruit before our day out in the city. Wonderful!
for Everyoneby LRE
MOST GORGEOUS SMALL HOTEL IN FLORENCE!Posted Aug 6, 2013
We loved everything about Villa La Vedetta -- the hotel decor, the staff, the rooms, the pool, the restaurant, the terrace -- offering spectacular views of bella Firenze. The breakfast was phenomenal, and it set us in the right mood to walk the city streets all day! Villa La Vedetta is an oasis, if you are looking for more space and off-the-beaten-path.
for Everyoneby Tony from Melbourne, Australia
Excellent hotel.Posted Jul 21, 2013
Pros: Swimmimg pool, views of Florence
This is a beautiful hotel with an excellent swimming pool (great in Summer) and outstanding views of Florence. The hotel is situated on top of a hill (hence the amazing views) although it is a fairly serious climb to get to the hotel if on foot. The location is of course both a strength (quiet, views etc) and a weakness (a 20 - 30 minute walk to get to central Florence - quicker of course by taxi).
for Couplesby Lil from Hampshire, UK
The Cute Hotel On The HillPosted Jul 19, 2013
Pros: The small amount of rooms. This made the hotel quiet and the staff could give there full attention to the people in the hotel.
Cons: wifi internet connection dropped out a lot.
Location: It's situated on top of a hill which over looks the skyline of Florence.
This looks to be the best hotel in the central Florence area. It's situated on top of a hill, which provides amazing views! The hotel is well presented and well looked after. The staff have brilliantly spoken and written English, they are also more then happy to help with any requests presented too them. Three things that went weren't ideal, one, the wifi internet connection dropped out a lot, two, having to walk up and down the hill to get in Florence centre, three, being next to a large campsite, this could only be heard when outside having dinner at the restaurant.
for Couplesby Sebastien from Kiev
Hotel near the center of FlorencePosted Jul 3, 2013
Pros: Swimming pool and the view
Location: bedroom near the street are a little lowdly
Price is expensive in according with the prestation. It is not really the level of five stars...but the price is...