My husband and I spent 3 nights at Il Salviatino as part of our honeymoon after our wedding in Italy and were completely blown away. This hotel is a great choice for anyone looking for someplace romantic for a special occassion in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
We stayed in Lake Garda and Venice before arriving in Florence, and I am so glad we decided to end our trip here as it would have been impossible to follow!
We booked direct with the hotel, and arrived in Florence by train from Venice. Took a taxi from Santa Maria Novella to the hotel which was a short drive away (5/10 minutes or so) which was reasonably priced. As mentioned in previous reviews, we were met by the service ambassadors on arrival and were offered a welcome proseccco to enjoy on the beautiful terrace while our bags were taken to the room. The hotel is on the hillside just outside the centre of the city, and has the most amazing views of the city.
The hotel itself was beautiful, with a great mix of modern style and original features throughout. We stayed in one of the Dome View rooms which was gorgeous - stunning views of Florence through huge floor to ceiling windows. The room was decorated to a very high standard and had thoughtful little touches such as fresh flowers and candles throughout. My husband especially loved the huge mirror which illuminates to be used as the TV/PC/entertainment system. The bathroom was huge with a jacuzzi bathtub and rain shower with led lights and a huge leather chair, I could happily live in the bathroom alone!
The staff were great, professional and friendly without being obtrusive, seemed to just appear when you needed something. At dinner the food was outstanding, we both agree to this day this was hands down the best meal we have ever had. Room service was also amazing.
In brief: gorgeous hotel + amazing city + fabulous food + wonderful staff = perfect honeymoon
I can't fault Il Saviatino in any way and hope to return very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This award winning luxury hotel, located on the rolling hills of Fiesole, offers the most spectacular views of Florence. Accommodations range from the Villa Rooms, the Green House Suites and our Signature Suites. Each offer a very different experience but all have inspiring views of either our private park, the Tuscan landscape or the famous Duomo view of Florence. Guests will enjoy a la carte breakfast, wi-fi, parking, in room movies, in room coffee and tea making facilities and hourly shuttle service (15 minutes) to the center of Florence, all complimentary. Our service philosophy is all about creating unforgettable experiences for our guests in an informal setting. Our guests consider the Hotel, the Villa, their home away from home, a tranquil haven after a day of exploring Florence or the Tuscan countryside. The Spa offers four treatment rooms, each with its own steam shower, and a dedicated team of therapists specializing in aroma therapeutic relaxation and anti-aging treatments, a fitness center with the latest in Technogym equipment and our pools overlooking the Tuscan countryside. Our kitchen is dedicated to locally sourced Italian cuisine and can be enjoyed in either the library or on our terrace overlooking Florence. Innovative, creative and unpretentious. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Salviatino Hotel Florence