We arrived at Villa Tolomei and I do agree with a previous reviewer the main drag to the Villa looks a little run down and at this point I felt that we had made a mistake,how wrong was i !!! after parking we found our way to to main entrance (not clearly marked yet) we were early and our room was not ready but they kindly took our cases to a holding room so that we could relax and change into our swimwear.
The swimming pool is lovely with amazing views over Florence the pool service was a little slow but only expected as all the staff seem to be getting used to their new roles,the building itself has been sympathetically modernised retaining many original fresco's with contrasting contemporary furniture, we didn't try the Spa but must say they need to advertise it better.
After relaxing by the pool we tried the restaurant the light lunch was excellent although we did notice that the manager spoke with with one Dutch family and ignored the other guests making us feel just a little uncomfortable we wondered how they were getting special treatment ,it is important to treat all guests equal.
We then went to our room No 12 it was amazing spacious with lovely views of the gardens ,massive bed great bathroom and toiletries ,but No Hotel information book, Breakfast needs a little more work on but overall i wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Florence its a perfect combination , all my grips are related to teething problems and will be ironed out and i hope to return in the not so distant future , a very enjoyable stay.
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- Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort 5***** is the fantastic luxury hotel in Florence with panoramic swimming pool and restaurant with terrace and view for all of you seeking the convenience of a hotel combined with the privacy and comfort of a unique residence just 2,7 km-1,5 miles from the famous Ponte Vecchio on the historic city centre of Florence. Free Parking and Wi-Fi. ... more less
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