We stayed at the Il Salviatino for one day and were expecting a truly 5 star hotel.
The rooms are spacious and everything is new with great fittings, but the room did not have a mini bar. In a warm day you would at least prefer to have some cold water available in your room. Also, there were no ironing equipment.
The hotel has a great view of Florence, but can't be compared to the views you get at Belmond San Michele. The common areas are ok, but we didn't get overwhelmed with the outside sitting area.
There is no real bar at the hotel, but it is possible to order drinks from outside. Not sure how this works in the winter. In our view the presence of a proper bar increases the atmosphere in a hotel, both if you are traveling on your own or together with others.
Regarding the restaurant, we were really disappointed that the hotel had chosen to arrange a Tuscan night the day we were there (which they apparently do once a week?). This meant that they arranged all the tables outside into a big table. We were a bit tired when we arrived and wanted a quiet dinner for ourselves, but when we asked about an alternative to the Tuscan buffet dinner we were referred to the room service.
The swimming pool is not really close to the main villa, it's almost like traveling to the neighbor property.
All in all an ok hotel. When you consider the above together with the lack of ambience and atmosphere, we would not go back. There are so many other really great 5 star hotels in Florence.
- 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