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“Very Nice, Great view of valley to north.”

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Hotel Villa Ambrosina
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tavarnuzze
Reviewed 6 April 2011

We just got back..,stayed 3 nights in room 202 which had a wonderful view of the valley and top of the Florence Duomo from afar. Average price about 90 dollars per night. Food in the restaurant was good and fairly reasonably priced. We had a car, which was fairly essential for reaching to top of the hill. If you walked up it with bags, it could be a lot of work. Breakfast not too special, but got us out the door. Wifi kind of spotty, but two local networks were available and functioned acceptably. The bathroom floor could be slick when wet, but that's rue of any tile floor. Would be sort of hard to find without a good map or gps. Since we always took the "wrong" way up or down the hill, we didn't notice the restaurant at the bottom of the hill ( AS you go RIGHT out) until we left. it looked really cute. It was a little bit older and tatty in spots, but we really liked the place and recommend it highly. Heck, for 90 bucks I would even get one of the larger rooms facing north for the extra window space. Some of the double rooms looked pretty small...we checked a few out while they were being cleaned after people had checked out...and a couple look like they have not as nice of views. Our view, however, was awesome. Three thumbs up.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

We have emailed this hotel twice while still in Italy, to give our views and asked for a refund if the overpayment but have not received any acknowledgement. Although the hotel is close to Florence, we had several problems.
1) We had not pre-booked and on enquiry when we arrived at the hotel were told by management that it was a FIVE star hotel and the reception desk tended to reflect this although the rooms didn't. We were told that the normal cost was Euro150 per night (NZ$300) but because of the time of year and the fact we were staying 2 nights we could have a room 100Euro per night (NZ$200 per night). During our checkout we were pre-booking our next hotel and the desk clerk in conversation remarked that the hotel we were enquiring about was the same rate as theirs - 80Euro per night. Because this remark raised doubts in our minds, we have since checked the star rating and the nightly charges for the hotel. The hotel is only listed on the internet with Expedia.com, Booking.com and Trip Adviser as 3 star - which is probably realistic - with a full price range of NZ$112 for std room to NZ160 for a family room. (From 56 to 80Euro per night). We were definitely overcharged and given the wrong star rating.
2) On arriving at our room, which was spacious, it did not reflect the 5 star description. On using the toilet I nearly flew into the shower glass as the toilet seat was not secured to the toilet bowl. There was also no plug in the bidet or any shampoo, soap etc. The hotel had to know that the toilet seat was insecure - you can't clean the seat without realising this. We went to the reception desk to advise them of the problem and we given shampoo etc, but the toilet seat problem was dismissed by us being told that the plumber didn't work at the weekend.
3) Next day, in daylight, we discovered that the car park area had numerous piles of dog excrement making it difficult to know where to park without getting our shoes soiled and transferring this into the car.
4) The restaurant has a different management, and is advertised as offering 10% discount to all hotel guests. This didn't happen.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2010

Thank you for a wonderful stay at this hotel. We had stayed there 4 years ago for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. We were in Italy in August 2010 for three weeks and stayed at this hotel again for 8 nights. The staff was great, especially Victor. He was a great help in mapping out the interesting places and restaurant's to visit and has a wonderful personality, the hotel is very lucky to have him. The room was just what we had requested, a wonderful view of the Florence valley. Thank you to all the staff for making our trip to Italy very special! We will definitely stay at the Villa Ambrosina in the future when we visit Italy again. Julia & Ken Taylor (California) originally from England.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We loved this hotel, it has a beautiful view. We were a little concerned after arriving in Florence to find out that it was 20 minutes outside of the city. We were able to take a taxi for only 20 euro. Each morning we walked down the hill, which is pretty steep but only 10 minute walk to the bus stop. Loved this hotel, it was clean, ample room, the breakfast was nothing special but filled the stomach!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2010

I really wouldn't recommend this place if you are 2 females travelling alone. We were made to feel incredible uncomfortable by the staff, one man thought it was OK to try and kiss our cheeks at every available opportunity and butt in, whilst we were trying to talk to each other.
One female member of staff felt the need to shout at us when THEY booked a cab for us by mistake. No one seemed to speak very good English at all.
The rooms are very old fashioned & uncomfortable with no tea or coffee making facilities and no welcome pack.
It's miles out of Florence, up a really steep hill and just basically a horribl;e place to visit!
My recommendation, go to Florence it's awesome, but stay far FAR away from this place!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 February 2010

Two couples travelling in Tuscany, using this lovely hotel as base. Yes, it is up in the hill, but the view is beautiful. You will need a car, definitely and park the car to get the bus to the city centre. Park your car close to the bus station, and enjoy walking in Florence. Rooms were well decorated and breakfast was OK. Very friendly staff. Free parking. Yes, the restaurant down the hill is really good. We were there every night for dinner. And we had met the same people having dinner there, also, evey night. They were Italians. I will definitely recomend and return to this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

We were 2 couples traveling in Italy for one week driving a large American van. Our biggest concern was founding a hotel that had adequate parking and this hotel has plenty. They listed having a bus stop nearby, which we had planned on taking until we drove up the hill. There was no way we could have managed hiking up that very steep hill after a day of walking in Florence. Instead, we drove into town and parked easily in a lot by the train station. The directions to the hotel were a little hard to follow, but we found it eventually. The rooms were very nicely decorated and roomy. The staff was very friendly and helpful and most spoke English. The breakfast was simple, but plentiful with breads, yogurt, cereals, fruit and coffee. The internet connection was weak and they charged a fee. There was an adjoining restaurant, not run by the hotel, that served good food.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Montebuoni 95, 50023 Tavarnuzze, Impruneta, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Impruneta > Tavarnuzze
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tavarnuzze
Price Range: £47 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Ambrosina 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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