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Villa la Stella
Ranked #83 of 310 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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“Simple and comfortable...”
Reviewed 8 August 2009

I have to admit being disappointed when I arrived at Villa la Stella. The double room was very small, though it had a great view, and there was a big, noisy school group of teenagers staying on the same corridor on the top floor. Due to the thickness of the walls, the internet wouldn't work in the room (WiFi, 10 euros for 12 hours). There is a large study on the ground floor to use the internet / have meetings. And breakfast is basic (bread rolls, yoghurt, fruit, tea and coffee). The TV is all Italian. If these things matter to you, don't stay. If you're more easy-going about this, you'll have a very decent and relatively cheap break.

However, its charms grew on me... The room was exchanged (at no extra cost) for a larger room with a much better bed (!) big terrace and balcony, from which you could see the Duomo in the distance. You receive mosquito repellant to plug into the wall sockets (mozzies are a big problem in high summer). When there were no groups staying, it was very calm and tranquil. Villa la Stella is about half-way between Florence and Fiesole (route 7), and about 10 minutes on foot (uphill) to San Domenico village (which has a great pizzeria, a deli, newsagent and church). It's easiest to get the bus to both Florence and Fiesole, and the service is very reliable. The simplicity of the place grew on me too. You could pay 100 euros extra per night for mod-cons and a better breakfast - but I'd prefer to use it shopping!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 July 2005

Great views, comfortable and spacious rooms but a little shabby, good breakfast. A pretty far from city by bus. Somewhat difficult to find.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Property: Villa la Stella
Address: Via Iacopone da Todi 12 | Firenze, 50133, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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Ranked #83 of 310 Speciality Lodging in Florence
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Number of rooms: 42
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