We stayed here for four nights as our Minimoon spot before our longer honeymoon and we were thrilled with the location, service and room. Below, you will find a breakdown of our experiences.
First off, a big thanks to Nada, one of the manager who has been great with answering our queries about room types prior to booking and once we were there, we were upgraded from the deluxe room to the dome view room which was great. It was a fantastic surprise and we were thrilled with the quality of the room.This room comes with a jacuzzi bathtub and an armchair in the bathroom as well as a superking bed. The staffs always looked after us well and cater to our every needs.
Secondly, I can assure you about the location that there is a transit shuttle that run on time every hour for going to and from Florence, this take approximately 15-20 mins depending on traffic and times of day. We prefer the hotel to be outside of Florence anyway, especially as it gets crowded very quickly in the center. It is nice to get away from it all each night.
Lastly, The hotel is as beautiful as the picture and the view is always fantastic. I think you cannot compared what you see on photos to when you are actually there. The breakfast served till 11.00 which is a nice touch and the breakfasts were always varied and interesting each days so this was a bonus.
Couple of small suggestions, The barmen, first time we had a drink there, I was asking for the menu and the barman replied that he is the menu so I said to recommend me a calvados and he picked out something and I asked him how much, which he went looking around to produce a menu! Turns out, a glass that he recommends would have cost me 60 euros had I not double checked first. I think guests would appreciate upfront costs more.
Secondly, the hotel restaurant produces a great fine dining cuisine but there is no alternative in the hotel. I think that families or guests who just want a casual lunch would like an alternative menu for when you just want to get a bit of food without using room services.
Overall, a great minimoon and a fantastic romantic where this hotel is built for such occasion.
- 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