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“Picturesque Tuscany Villa”
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Villa La Vedetta
Ranked #73 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 November 2009

Florence and Villa La Vedetta was the second stop during our Italian tour this November. Florence itself is a relatively small city so after arriving at the train station we were only a short 15 minute taxi ride up to the hotel. Villa La Vedetta is not in the heart of the city's center but it's beauty is the the opportunity to wake up and enjoy the postcard views of all of Florence from your room or the hotel's terrace. The Villa is very charming and picturesque from all angles ... adorable common rooms where they serve tea and biscuits, comfortable and elegant suites and relaxing views from both the garden and the hotel's terrace. They also have a pool which would have been fabulous to dive into during our stay but decided against it to avoid the November chill.

Villa la Vedetta is a short 100 meter walk away from the popular Piazza Michelangelo where you have the opportunity to take in the expansive view of Florence and it's surrounding hills OR admire the bronze replica of the "David". As I mentioned earlier, the Villa isn't placed centrally in Florence therefore you have a couple options to get to the city's center. You can hike the 20 minute trek down the hill and across the Ponte Vechio bridge, take the complementary shuttle from the Villa which drops you off near the city center, or catch a taxi. We like to be adventurous and active so opted to do the hike on most days. If you choose to take the shuttle keep in mind that it runs from 9am - 7pm so if you are taking a late dinner you may need to think of an alternative route to getting back to the Villa at night. If you decide to hike up the hill back to the hotel, the trail is very safe and you will often see other tourists or locals walking the same path.

The only downside we had was the odors that came from the restroom in our room. During the mornings we often smelled a 'sewage' smell.

Overall we had a wonderful and relaxing time at Villa La Vedetta and would recommend it to other travelers looking for a peaceful stay away from the hustle of the city.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 October 2009

This is true luxury - a boutique hotel with outstanding service , and exquisite food in the restaurant, Onice. Fantastic breakfast - all cooked to order and array of fresh fruit and produce. We held our wedding reception here and it was truly memorable.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2009

This is a truly magical hotel. It must have the best view bar none in Europe overlooking the city. The staff were all delightful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was spotless and comfortable. We did not stay for dinner but judging by the breakfast the food was excellent too. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2009

I organized a surprise to my wife for the day corresponding to our 10th wedding anniversary. Amongst different 5 stars hotel throughout Europe, I chose Villa La Vedetta ... and our stay was extraordinary.

Obviously the views from the hotel and from our suite were breathtaking; that is evidently not the sole fabulous point for this hotel. The service is perfect, the restaurant totally deserves one star at the Michelin guide.

At the end of the afternoon in Florence, it is such a relief to call the Hotel's shuttle to quit the busy streets and return to the peaceful and romantic atmosphere of Villa La Vedetta.

This hotel together with the city of Florence are definitely a perfect destination for unforgettable and very romantic holidays

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2009

La Vedetta is in the top range.
The loaction is fantastic a stone away from the Michelangelio plaza.
The romantic suite was very comfortable and room features are of what you can expect for the range.
What makes it a special place is staff friendlyness, genuine smiles and interest in customers satisfaction.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Slyandi
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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
#46 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#47 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $272 - $691 (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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