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“Overlooks the city with views to die for”
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Villa La Vedetta
Ranked #64 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 January 2013

This hotel is a short walk out of town and away from all the hype. Service was impeccable, Room well appointed with everything you could require. The breakfast was a little light on for the overall standard of the place and I must admit we did feel disappointed after everything else was so nice.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights at the end of December and loved this hotel.
We found the staff to be friendly, the lady on reception spoke very good English and was very informative about Florence. The porter was lovely, always there to help with bags, always friendly and the free shuttle service into the centre was great as the walk back is up a steep hill.
We found the minibar to be well stocked and very reasonable in price. We felt very safe in our room and in the area of Florence the hotel was. The car park was free which was really good.
The room was a good size, nicely decorated and clean.
Couldn't fault anything about our stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2012 via mobile

Our first time in Florence like many tourists. Terribly disappointed with the management. Got robbed in broad daylight in the hotel! everything was dug out of the room safe. Hotel almost refused to give us another room after the door has been broken. No compensation whatsoever by the hotel. Not even compassionate about the whole event as if its a common thing and we were just unlucky to be there. Couldn't catch the thieves because apparently the cctv camera didn't work or some excuse. definitely won't be returning to this hotel!!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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11  Thank stormystormy
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roberto b, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2013

Dear Sir,
we apologize for the delay in answering . I am colecting more and detailed informations about that week . I will get back to you very soon .
Thank you very much for your attention

Roberto Bocccaelli
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Hotel Villa la Vedetta

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Reviewed 6 December 2012

My husband, daughter and I stayed 6 nights at Villa La Vedetta the last week of November. We found the staff to be wonderful--friendly, efficient, and helpful. We stayed in the Bella Vista suite (incredible view!) and it was very nice. Quite spacious, clean, and nicely furnished. It was great to have two bathrooms and the second floor space worked well for my daughter. We opted to have breakfast included and this was a good decision. They offer a nice selection of breakfast foods and the serving time was long enough for early days as well as lazier days. The location is good--as other reviewers indicated, it is about a 15 minute walk into downtown Florence--uphill on the return. The hotel has a shuttle but we mostly walked, even in November when it was cool and rainy. Little things made the stay easier--plenty of plugs to charge electronic devices, bath slippers to keep your feet warm since they have marble floors, small safe for passports, jewelry, etc. All in all, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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roberto b, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2012

Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review . Our best satisfaction is to be able to grant a memorable stay to all guests as in your recent one .
Awaiting to welcome you again at VLV we all send wish you Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.

Roberto Boccacelli
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Great position ..from some of the rooms you can overlook the city of Florence.
very nice staff..they are always at your disposal and you feel welcome since from the arrival..
and it does not change over the stay.
rooms are renovated and clean..
we had a superior delux with a good space....
one of the best breakfast buffets ever.... great choice and beautiful decoration
the bar in the under floor is not really great, and the restaurant was empty .. probably due to the season.. but the food was good.
the only negative point was that wifi did not work... after a heavy thunder storm over Florence the day before.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa La Vedetta

Address: Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Piazzale Michelangelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#43 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#59 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $272 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true 'Urban Resort' unique in Florence. Romantic neo-renaissance villa, today a lavish hotel of only 18 deluxe rooms and suites in exclusive panoramic position on Piazzale Michelangelo, with breathtaking view of Florence only a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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