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Torre Di Bellosguardo
Ranked #19 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Divine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

We just spent a week here for our honeymoon and were so sorry to leave when the time came. What an extraordinary and gracious place. Calling it a "hotel" does not seem appropriate; rather, you are staying in a beautiful, sensitively restored family home amidst quiet gardens with the most amazing views. The owner, Signor Franchetti, is a welcoming host who works hard to make his home an inviting escape. Sixteenth-century frescoes, sculpture, antique furniture, and breakfast in the loggia overlooking the Tuscan hills all add up to feeling like a Medici (without any of the responsibilities) while you're here.

The Boboli Gardens and central Florence are a 15 minute walk down the hill through olive groves (or an even quicker cab ride), and while the villa does not have a 'restaurant,' they can arrange to serve dinner brought in from a local trattoria - highly recommended for the times you don't feel like leaving the grounds at all and bothering with the crowds below. If you did nothing but sit in the gardens with your book and coffee, it would be a perfect holiday. Florence on your doorstep is an added bonus.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 6 May 2013
Dear Guest,

It was a real honour and joy to have you here. You seemed so relaxed and took all the time to enjoy the hotel and garden. I am most grateful for your generous comments which fill me with a sense of satisfaction because I realize that you and your kind husband felt at home here. I wish both of you much happiness in your married life and hope to see you again. Thank you.
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Gard, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

A wonderful place. This splendid environment with world class views is just so welcoming and homely - such a contrast to so many hotels that are just too corporate and lack personality and warmth. The historic interiors are stunning and unspoilt and the garden is an absolute joy. We will definitely be visiting there again. Thank you to the owners and their team for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Dear Guest,
What a joy to know that you were satisfied with your stay here and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again one day. Thank you very much.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Only a few minutes outside the old city in the hills overlooking Florence, the Torre di Bellosguardo provides a soothing contrast to the bustling city. One steps back in time on arriving at the door of the beautifully restored 16th C villa surrounded by gardens and a working estate. All modern amenities have been discretely added while old world tradition is preserved by the attentive staff who fulfill every wish in an instant. The panoramic views of Florence and the Tuscan hills from every room have to be experienced!

Room Tip: Although the Torre does not have a restaurant,a full breakfast and a well stocked bar are part of t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Dear Guest,

We are extremely grateful for your generous remarks. It was a real pleasure having you here and we hope we will be able to welcome you again one day.
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chester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

We visited Florence for Valentines and the Hotel was incredible. We had a beautiful room, four poster bed with views over Florence from both windows. We visited out of season so it was too cold to use the pool or dine on the terrace, but still enjoyed wondering around the grounds. The staff could not do enough for us and had a very extensive wine list. I ordered champagne in the room as a surprise for my partner and it came with an amazing selection of meat and cheeses to enjoy. We decided to have our breakfast in our room the second morning and this i would highly recommend. On our first evening we took a restaurant recommendation from the concierge. They arranged the taxi and bookings for us and we were not disappointed. We had hired a car whist in Italy but used the taxi whilst in Florance as driving is heavily restricted and the hotel had a secure under ground car park. Overall we were very happy and would highly recommend staying here. The hotel and staff made our visit to Italy that little bit more special.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 19 April 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you so very much! It was a real pleasure for us to ensure that you and your friend enjoyed every minute of your stay. These are the experiences which make our work so well worth it. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Just came back from Easter with my family in Bellosguardo. it's my second visit. it's my favourite place in Florence, really close to the city but a world apart from the crowds. the perfect place for anyone seeking to switch off. it feels like you are staying in a private home but has everything you'd expect from a four star hotel and very friendly and helpful staff. The views must surely be the best of the city. The place is full of character, very different feel to your usual international chain. No restaurant but the best trattoria in town, the Vecchia Bettola, is just down the hill. Staying there is always a treat. I'll be back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Dear Guest,
We loved having you and your family. We saw how you understood our hotel and appreciated its atmosphere. After so much work and stress you needed to unwind, relax and enjoy your daughter. Thank you so much for coming. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

Very special place to stay in Florence. Located in a top of the hill on other side of the river. Medieval villa. Surrounded by wall, garden, terraces and fantastic view on old Florence. Very friendly like family run management.
The must to stay hotel if you are enjoying medical places and atmosphere.
Not for you if you are looking for:
- Boring standard *****+ hotels.
- walking distance to shopping streets.
- Budget place to stay

Couple of hints:
1. Ask reception for local restaurants nearby. You can find amazing Toscanian food and atmosphere.
2. Kids will be happy to play with donkeys in the garden
3. Try to sing with Coccobello parrot in the lobby! He can speak English with you!
4. Book a ticket to Uffizi gallery in advance)))
5. Don’t be lazy to catch sunrise on the Firenze from your room!

Room Tip: Try room 11. Pукаусе to stay with a 2 kids. One of the best windows veiw EVER!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Dear Guest,

Your kind words fill us with joy. It was such a pleasure making sure you enjoyed your stay and talking to you. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you so much.
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

Although its taken me sometime to write this review from last year. I'd just like to say that this was a staggeringly wonderful hotel, steeped in history - the setting on a hill overlooking Florence, with a swimming pool and next to olive groves. An idyllic setting, with wonderful ambience - slept like a log with the curtains open to see Florence at night and in the morning. If you're looking for a modern hotel this isn't it - but if you want to turn back the centuries then this is the place ! The Orangerie is spectacular. However, nothing#s perfect so it's not cheap, but not outrageous prices given what they're providing. Try walking through the olive groves down to Florence city centre to start your day on a high.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Belflorence, Owner at Torre Di Bellosguardo, responded to this review, 24 April 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for such a kind review and above all for remembering us after such a long period. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.
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Property: Torre Di Bellosguardo
Address: Via Roti Michelozzi 2, 50124, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#9 Family Hotel in Florence
#16 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#94 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Torre Di Bellosguardo 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
13th.century historical tower with extraordinary view of Florence, a stone's throw from the city, yet a country haven of peace and silence. Each room, very large, has its own character with antique furniture. Modern bathrooms and facilities. Vast garden with outdoor swimming pool. Extremely friendly staff. ... more   less 
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