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Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, Florence Italy
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Step back into 19th-century opulence, in a converted noble estate, set inside a centuries-old park overlooking the Boboli gardens, just minutes from the city center. At home in its elegant rooms and suites and magnificent common areas, you will feel like a true Florentine aristocrat. Each floor of the Villa reflects a particular style, from Empress Eugénie and her passion for roses, to an oriental style, to the America of the 1950s. Created in harmony with the seasons, memorable gourmet meals are served at Le Bistrot Restaurant. The Bellevue roof terrace is the perfect spot for enjoying impressive views and mesmerizing sunsets, while the heated pool is open all year round for relaxation. The Benè Spa boasts a tepidarium, sauna, hammam and gym. A complimentary shuttle ensures guests can easily reach key points in the city.
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Free parking
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kim wrote a review Nov 2022
Aspen, Colorado2 contributions
I can not express in words how wonderful this hotel is. It is the most fantastic hotel in so many ways. First-the employees. The employees are so kind, generous, professional, and helpful. The food in the restaurant is some of the best we have had in Florence. The breakfast is varied, fresh, elegant and open from 7-10:30. The concierge staff is well know and respected all over Florence and can connect you with the best guides, drivers, wineries and restaurants. We enjoyed a truffle hunt and a truffle lunch that was so amazing, we felt like we were in a movie. The rooms are large, elegant, modern and so so old world Italian…all at the same time-which is perfect. Every question is answered with, “yes, of course” and a smile. The grounds are like a park-right in the middle of the city. Beauty in every direction yet a 5 minute drive to the center of everything. If you want to be right in the middle of the city, this is not for you. If you want the peace and luxury of being in a beautiful garden setting, just 5 minutes outside. This is perfect. Perfect!! Bravo!! Bravo!! I don’t want to leave and I can not wait to come back. If you want a quintessential Italian villa experience and be in Florence. This is your place.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mrs. Lee, Thank you very much for this amazing review and for taking some of your precious time to write it ! We are so happy that you had a great time at the hotel and particularly delighted to read that all the staff from all the hotel's departments were generous , kind and everyone went out of their way to make you enjoy all the hotel's facilities and services . As for the concierge experience, the team will be particularly delighted to read that they are well known and respected in Florence because that definitely is their mission ☺. But what matters most is that you could enjoy not only Florence but the whole Tuscan area . We all look forward to welcoming you back to Villa Cora in the nearest future ! Kind Regards Ariela Duina General Manager
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KarenLmcp wrote a review Aug 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom14 contributions17 helpful votes
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We left today having spent two nights at Villa Cora in a superior room. The hotel is absolutely out of this world and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was beautiful, the orange juice delicious. The view from the roof terrace is simply beautiful. We took the shuttle into Florence once and took it back once, no problem at all, available with plenty space. The walk into the city is approx 30 minutes, it is a pleasant walk. The city is so busy that Villa Cora, being slightly out of town, is a perfect escape. The pool area is lovely and pool temperature was perfect. 100% recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Dear Karen, Greetings from Villa Cora and thank you very much for sharing your amazing feedback with the other travellers. We are grateful about your appreciation of our location and our serivices. Your lovely comments make us proud and your satisfaction is our goal. Looking forward to welcoming you again at Villa Cora as our Precious Guest. Warmest Regards, Ariela Duina General Manager
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So10aar wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom35 contributions8 helpful votes
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Absolutely love my stay at the villa Cora. Very quiet and private villa. Nice swimming pool area with bar. The detail & interior at the hotel is very impeccable! Attentive staff and all round lovely to stay. Would recommend! Wish my stay was longer
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Villa Cora and thank you for sharing you touching feedback with other travellers. I am glad you really enjoyed the atmosphere and appreciated that every aspect of the service has been superb. Looking forward to welcoming you again as our Valued Guest. Warmest Regards Ariela Duina General Manager
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vcocando wrote a review Nov 2022
Brooklyn, New York13 contributions2 helpful votes
What a wonderful stay at Villa Cora, we loved every aspect of this property and service! We enjoyed breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the food was always delicious. The spa was my favorite part of this stay! Cant wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Greetings from Villa Cora and thank you very much for sharing you lovely comments with other travellers. I am glad that you enjoyed our falicities, the decor and most of all the service. Looking forward to welcoming you again as our Precious Guest. Warmest Regards Ariela Duina General Manager
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Isabelleprichmond wrote a review Oct 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to Villa Cora to celebrate our honeymoon and it was amazing. All of the staff were absolutely brilliant (unfortunately we don't know everyone's names otherwise we would have name dropped some in particular!) and went out of their way to ensure we had a special time. They were able to upgrade us to a junior suite (which was wonderful!) and provided sparkling wine on arrival. There were also so many thoughtful little touches that made the stay feel even more special - like providing snacks on certain days (e.g. sweets, cantuccini), complimentary bottles of water, a little travel pack (water, snacks) for our day out etc. We had a couples massage while we were there which was wonderful - the heated pool was perfect for swimming in - and the view from the roof terrace was probably the best view in Florence! The hotel shuttle was great when we needed to get into/ out of town as well. Would love to come and stay here again one day!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 31 Oct 2022
Dear Isabelle, Your rewiev is Wow! Thank you for take time to write about Villa Cora Your grate feedback refer to the staff, the room and all the top services it' s amazing! If you would love to come back, we would love to welcome you again at Villa Cora soon! Warm regards Ariela Duina General Manager Villa Cora
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Mike B wrote a review Oct 2022
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The 2nd part of our week long honeymoon was spent here. What an amazing place. From our transfer at Florence train station to our apt morning we have been treated like royalty. The staff are wonderful, so professional, kind and helpful. The food is fantastic as is the pool. We have had a fabulous time here and in Florence. We will be telling everyone we meet about Cora. Thank you so much Michael and Penny xx
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Oct 2022
Dear Michael and Penny, Grazie for your words regarding the staff and the service! Thank you to have been spent the 2nd part of your honeymoon with us We really hope to welcome you again at Villa Cora Warm regards Ariela Duina General Manager Villa Cora
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sightseer61 wrote a review Oct 2022
London, United Kingdom13 contributions13 helpful votes
We loved everything about this perfect hotel. Friendly staff, beautiful furnishings, awesome views of Florence, delicious food, and comfortable bed. We have travelled a lot over the years and can say hand on heart that Villa Cora is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Outstanding. Thank you for creating such beautiful memories.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. The Villa Cora Team is proud to see that beautiful memories from your stay will remain to you! You can come back and we will be ready to welcome you again, and we assure you more wonderfull memories! Warm regards Ariela Duina General Manager Villa Cora
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Stavros-Domagala wrote a review Oct 2022
Santa Barbara, California130 contributions36 helpful votes
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For my first trip to Florence I chose this property for a couple of nights to unwind after a few really busy days touring Rome, and what a great decision! It is a beautifully maintained property with gorgeous aesthetics. Great hospitality. Comfortable and well appointed rooms. Relaxing pool area. Yummy food/drinks …(breakfast buffet was amazing). The villa is in the perfect location…on a hill on the outskirts of Florence city center. I was able to walk to and from Florence center in about 25 minutes each way…for some that may be a bit too much, but I welcomed discovering the city as I walked. PS: There is a free shuttle if you need.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 19 Oct 2022
Dear Barbara, thank you for your rewiev! It' s very nice to see that for your first trip to Florence you have choosen Villa Cora It' also wonderfull to receive a such grate comment regarding the Hospitality, and our services. We will wait for your second visit, all the staff will be glad to give you the welcome back! Warm regards Areila Duina General Manager Villa Cora
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Moose717 wrote a review Sep 2022
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The hotel is exquisite. The breakfast room is lovely. The pool area is fabulous. The pool is heated to a perfect temperature. The room was gorgeous. Small but elegant. The service was wonderful. Everyone was very helpful and kind. Our servers in the restaurant at dinner were great. The woman working the pool bar remembered me every day. The towels at the pool are warm and comfy. If the staff had worn name tags I would be calling them out some did not so I will just say everyone we encountered was delightful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s an older facility. Don’t expect all the modern conveniences. The layout is efficient and...
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Responded 3 Oct 2022
Dear Erin, Thank you so much for your stay at Villa Cora and for your beautiful rewiev The above words, give us the power to continue to do the best to exceed the guest' s expectations The staff will be very proud to read your message. We really hope to welcome you back to Villa Cora, Thank you Ariela Duina General Manager
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_ltlbrat5016 wrote a review Sep 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona16 contributions
Villa Cora should be six stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ !! We had visited the Villa four years ago and wanted to return as soon as we can due to Covid and cancellations had to wait four years , it was well worth the wait! The hotel itself is beyond spectacular with original frescoes and antiques, and the staff is warm and inviting! A special thanks at breakfast to Petra & Giuseppe. Also Alessio and Amedeo helped plan the most exquisite special anniversary event for me planned by my husband! It was beyond magical intimate and spectacular in the white room with a private violinist! The greatest memories of my life I’ve been in the Villa Cora
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Sep 2022
Dear Mrs. and Mr. Viaviano, It was our honor to have you here as our precious guests during a special occassion like your anniversary. We share your nice words towards our staff as per your speial thanks! Wishing to see you back in the nearest future at Villa Cora in order to live other great moments with us Best regards Ariela Duina General Manager
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US$436 - US$731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorence
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Cora
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Cora?
Nearby attractions include La Pelle (1.2 km), Tuscan Sunshine Tours (0.6 km), and Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Cora?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Cora?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Cora?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Cora?
Conveniently located restaurants include Djaria - American Bar, Pitti Express, and Culinaria de Gustibus Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Cora?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Villa Cora have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Cora offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Cora have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Cora offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Cora?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Villa Cora?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.