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“Small hotel good location but not 5 star hotel”
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Villa La Vedetta
Ranked #67 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We were there for 3 nights to visit Florence. The hotel is situated on top of a mountain outside the city centre but still very close to it. The rooms need a refurbishment, with a small badroom and shower inside the tube. It has a shuttle service to ponte vecchio. The pool is nice but very small and outdated umbrella and chairs. First hotel during this trip where they did not ask how we enjoyed our stay and if everything was in order.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Everything is perfect at La Vedetta, amazing view of Firenze, the room, the swimming pool and the garden, very quiet area to sleep.
We were a little bit disappointed by the restaurant, because new style of Italian cooking that we didn't appreciate.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Whilst my husband and I didn't stay at Villa la Vedetta, we had our wedding reception there for 80 people from the UK. Quite seriously, so many people have said it was the best wedding they have ever been too! The staff couldn't have been any more helpful (supplying me, the bride, with slippers when i couldnt dance in my shoes any more!) however they were never intrusive. 2 months after the wedding, our guests are still commenting on how gorgeous the food was, trying, (unsuccessfully) to recreate some of the dishes! We will be back as guests to stay soon!

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Hotel Villa La Vedetta is amazing! The Hotel has very good service, great food and a quiet and relaxing pool area. It´s very romantic, has an amazing view of Florence and I highly recommend it. We were just there for one day, so we didn´t sleep over at the hotel and we didn´t book in advance. Anyone can get a day pass by the pool including lunch (starter, main course and dessert).

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

A beautiful setting for our stay, high on the hills, with panoramic views over Florence. Friendly and courteous staff very willing to help. Excellent rooms, well appointed, very clean and luxuriously finished. Terrace and swimming pool provide a welcome break from the City; shuttle bus makes all the difference - so easy to be in and out of Florecne despite the climb. Food is excellent albeit the menu is relatively limited so after one or two nights eating in, it's time for more choice in Florence itself. Breakfast is good. Overall an excellent stay and a place we will return to.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

This italian villa is amazing in every way I am so definitely comming back! The service is a real 5 star, super friendly staff, the grounds are breathtaking! Seriously is the definition of perfection! I read other reviews and maybe poeple were just unlucky as I couldnt believe the negative reviews! Breakfast is soo good, loved sitting outside for breakfast with amazing views, so relaxing! While sighteeing in Florence all I could think of was how much I couldnt wait to go back to the hotel! Piazza michelangelo its so nice for pictures which is just like 1 min walk from the hotel! Our room was spacious and great views and so was the bathroom, loved all the amenities (bathrobe, sleepers etc..) When we came back from sightseeing we had fresh italian fruit in our room,, nice touch! I have no negatives at all from my stay in this property! Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Dear Aradelarosa,

thank you so much for your review in Tripadvisor!
We really appreciated your kind and positive words about our Villa La Vedetta and your very very nice pictures you posted with your opinion.

Looking forward to welcoming you again @ Villa La Vedetta we send you all our

Best Regards

Antonio Dondiego
General Manager
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Stayed here twice on a recent trip. On the first occasion ( a single night) the room had great views into the front garden but was compact. Our second stay (3 nights) we overlooked the Arno River across to the Duomo and Florence - the room was much larger with a separate living area and roomy bedroom and bathroom. Service was extremely good and the food in the restaurant was absolutely superb.
Wonderful views/sunsets - an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Florence. A short stroll to Piazzale Michelangio and a quick cab ride (or complimentary hotel shuttle) into town across the river. Only negative was not being allowed to take breakfast on the Terrace for some reason we still don't understand.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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GM_VillaLaVedetta, Direttore at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2013

Dear Bevis6,

Thank you very much for your twice stay at Villa La Vedetta and for your positive review in Tripadvisor!

We really appreciated your positive words about all the services and features enjoyed during your stays and we took note of your suggestion about the location of morning breakfast.

I hope to see you soon in Florence and at our Villa La Vedetta.

Antonio Dondiego
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Additional Information about Villa La Vedetta

Address: Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Piazzale Michelangelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#45 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#47 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £162 - £411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true 'Urban Resort' unique in Florence. Romantic neo-renaissance villa, today a lavish hotel of only 18 deluxe rooms and suites in exclusive panoramic position on Piazzale Michelangelo, with breathtaking view of Florence only a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 
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