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Hotel Mulino di Firenze
Ranked #28 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We recently did another trip to Italy for business and decided while there to take a bit of a break to enjoy parts of Italy we'd not visited as well as go back to cities we hade such as Florence.

Having just left the insanity of Venice and before that Rimini it was a very pleasant break to get just outside the main city limits in the quiet setting where Mulino di Firenze is located.

While admittedly our room size wise reminded me of being in Japan or Hong Kong it was more than made up for when we opened the double doors to a little green area that overlooked the Arno ands surrounding countryside. Each morning there we were treated with beautiful sunrises just before us as the peaked in over the nearby hills with moments akin to those seen and memorialized in the great paintings of Italy, all while looking a the flowing Arno. Nice

The hotel while still being renovated in areas away from the main house is quite comfortable, with pool, sauna and a nice restaurant within. We ate there 3 nights in a row with no complaints from either my wife and I. For those wishing to take a it of a stroll there is a small village not far down the road (about 15 minute walk) that has two small restaurants if you'd like a little something different.

They have a shuttle that will take you into town that drops people off not far from the main sites and picks up 4 times later in the day. All quite convenient and all quite comfortable.

The thing about the property is it is about 5km outside city center and for those looking for hustle bustle of night life/ our generally wish to be in a very crowded city, this isn't the place for you. For those wanting to enjoy Florence without the insanity all the time of being in a highly travelled tourist center in the evening- this is the place.

If we were to go back to Florence we'd not hesitate to stay there again. Staff all were wonderful and special thanks to Aldo who checked us in and made sure we were situated and provided with all we needed.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank TahoeJoe1954
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear TahoeJoe1,

Thank You for Your nice words, here at the Mulino we have a special alliance: the nature, the river, the green and peaceful surrounding and all the little animals that leave in this frame... is something that cannot be bought! And I am glad You perceived it and enjoied it during Your stay!

I hope to welcome You again soon here at the Mulino,

Kind regards

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

We should have stayed for a month. The Mulino is a wonderful hotel just close enough to Florence to be in the streets and museums within a few minutes, and just far enough up river to escape. This is more of a resort than a hotel, and we found nothing to fault in the four nights we stayed.

The hotel is immaculate. Inside and out, there is a higher degree of maintenance and cleanliness here than we have experienced at any hotel in Europe (or for that matter anywhere else). Fairly new (2010), the hotel seems to be cleaned constantly by the very attentive staff.

The rooms are sizable for Europe, very dark with the shutters drawn. The bathrooms are large - ours had a powered jacuzzi tub, bidet, toilet, sink, etc. Towels are soft and plentiful. Our room had a king sized bed which was very comfortable, a small desk, a wardrobe, several lamps, and a chair. If I have a complaint I'd say the television is entirely too complex to operate but for the few seconds we watched it no big deal.

The breakfast was truly special, breakfast outside overlooking the Arno rushing by, in the garden, with the sunrise, was fantastic. The food is excellent and plentiful, the coffee is also excellent.

The pool and pool area are very nice, with comfortable seating all around. The pool itself was still quite cold though we swam and enjoyed it. The pool is very clean.

The common areas and bar are excellent in every way, comfortable and plentiful seating all throughout the lower floor.

Parking is free.

Room Tip: Rooms on the river side are quiet; we had room 207 and the noise from the road wasn't bad but wa...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Bradley A,

I would like to thank You for Your comment, and say that You are right: Johnny and Frederick, together with our maids, they costantly clean the common area of the Hotel and make sure everything is well manteined. Instead Alexandru, our technician, take a special care to make sure that everything works properly all over the rooms and building.

Nothing more than Your words "we should have stayed for a month" make us feel like we are all working in the right direction!
I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming You again here at the Mulino,

My kindest regards

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was the perfect respite after a long day of site seeing! At first we were skeptical of being 10-15 minutes from town, but it was amazing. The river views are gorgeous & the staff is overly accommodating. Not to mention the fabulous breakfast with views of Tuscany! The hotel shuttle was so easy to use & we typically took it either to or from each day & took a taxi the other way. Emilio the bartender is a gem & makes delicious cocktails. We would most certainly stay here again upon a return trip to Florence. Perfection!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Steph B
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear Steph B,

I am so glad to know You enjoyed our services during Your stay at the Mulino, Emilio will be pleased to make coktails for You the next time you will come and visit us here at the Mulino!

Thank You for Your nice words,

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The hotel is outside of Firenze, 15 minutes with taxi. It has unique location next to the river. I had a nice corner room with river views. The patio, garden and pool area is very nice overlooking the river again. Very good breakfast with many choices.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear DrKnudel,

Thank You for Your kind words of appreciation regarding our Hotel, I am glad to know You enjoyed Your stay with us!

I hope to welcome You again soon here at the Mulino,

Kind regards

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We loved this Villa. A GEM We will go back in an instant if in the area again. This Hotel is much better than any pictures on website could show. This is a great place to be in Tuscany; away from the city with up to date amenities and rooms. You feel, with the hotel property and grounds very spread out, that you are really out in the hills of Tuscany. Parts of the property date from the 16th Century. Our room was great;clean, very up to date, on the large size (king size bed), and very comfortable. If great bathrooms are important, this place is a winner. You need transportation because there is nothing close by to which to walk. They have great areas for groups to sit and socialize.They have a great looking bar area but we sat outside. For us, there was nothing not to like about this property. We love laid back and not over the top, and not overpriced .As stated before; a gem. One tip; if there are 2 people in one room get 2 room key cards because if one person stays in room you need a key card to keep the lights/electricity from turning off after 5 minutes. Also the rooms are not all in one building so if you dislike walking, speak up.

Room Tip: If you don't mind walking up a flight of stairs, we thought the view was worth the stairs (they...
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear FThomasJ8,

Such a pleasure for me to read that You would not hesitate to come back again for Your next trip to Florence!

Describing the Mulino like "a gem" You could not make me and the Staff happier... thank You for Your nice words!

Looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming You again here at the Mulino,

Kind regards

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

My sister and I took a short break to Florence and decided we'd like to stay outside as it gets so busy and hot in the city. We stayed at this hotel for four nights. We couldn't have chosen a better spot to relax after a day battling through the crowds. From the minute we arrived the receptionists made us welcome and we'd like to make a special mention of Serena who couldn't have been more helpful, gone to more trouble or been more fun. Our rooms were splendid overlooking the Arno and we had great fun at the bar in the company of Emilio whose cocktails are personalised and who is a 'one-off' guy.

We both have delicate stomachs, asked for food off menu and Alessandro took as much trouble over us as if we were his parents. Khalid was equally kind and considerate. Our grown up children happened to be visiting Florence at the same time and they were made equally as welcome as they joined us for dinner.

I can highly recommend this hotel. The staff understand that people are its main priority and that service is what people are paying for. Thanks for making our holiday such fun and so pleasant.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Dear Rose D,

Thank to You and to Your sister for being such a nice and happy Guests in our Hotel!

The Staff were all very pleased to read Your words of appreciation, they always attend at their best all the Guests of Mulino to let them enjoy their stay, but... they all said that it was such a pleasure to do that for You!!

I look forward to the pleasure of having You here at the Mulino again!

My kindest regards,

Giancarlo Carniani
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Really could not ask for better. So much nicer than staying in town. Beautifully decorated and gorgeous scenery. Service was top notch. Very rarely saw a manager but that's because everyone knows what they are doing and are obviously empowered to ensure that guests thoroughly enjoy their stay. Emilio is the finest example of this - his experience at 5 star establishments is clearly evident.
We stayed for 4 nights in a superior room with river view. We had dinner twice and it was as good or better than any we had in town. Even the breakfast buffet was better than most. Travelling to and from town was my only concern but it was very easy. Great value and would not want to stay anywhere else around Florence.

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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear John W,

You said the truth about my Staff: "everyone knows what they are doing", this allow me to take care of many different facets of the Mulino to assure our Guests a 360° always-higher-standard stay.

I am glad to know You enjoyed Your stay with us, hope to hear soon again Your "Wow" for Your next trip to Florence! Thank You for Your review!

Kindest regards,

Giancarlo Carniani
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Address: Via di Villamagna 119, 50126, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #28 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: £92 - £204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mulino di Firenze 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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