We stayed at Vila Fiesole in November 2012. This was our third visit to Florence and this time we really wanted to stay in Fiesole. (I had stayed in Piazza Signoria in the centre of Florence on one visit and hardly got any sleep with bin men collecting rubbish and bottles along with late night party goers in the square.) I didn't want to repeat that again, so we choose Fiesole.
Fiesole is a beautiful village with amazing views over Florence but only a very short (10 mins) bus ride to the centre of Florence. We choose Villa Fiesole as it is an elegant boutique hotel with personel service and we wanted to be sure of a good nights sleep. The tradition feel of hotel was also a draw. Everything about our stay here was perfect.
The staff were excellent, friendly, professional and welcoming at the same time. Special thanks to Gugo and Daniele on the front desk and the attentive lady serving the wonderful breakfast in the dining room. Nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was luxurious with every attention to detail, a big comfy bed with splendid cotton linens and an immaculate marble bathroom with as much hot water as one needed. We had a large terrace with an amazing view over Florence. We drank Prosecco on our terrace and gazed over Florence and the green hills below. We were impressed.
Arriving by car we took advantage of the Free Parking facility and took the bus into the centre each morning. Buses run frequently and the stop is just outside the hotel. We enjoyed the 10 minute ride down through the pretty hills to the centre of Old Florence. We visited the Ufizzi Gallery which we strongly recommend along with the Pitti Palace. We had light lunches after our large breakfast set us up for the day.
Returning in the early evening to our oasis in Villa Fiesole was a delight after a full day in Florence. I was able check my emails on the Free WIFI offered by the hotel and the use of a lap top set up in the lounge was an added benefit.
We ate at two restaurants in the village of Fiesole which were both kindly recommended to us by the hotel staff. We had our best meals of our trip in Italy there, Terraza 45 and Il Polpa. We ate traditional Tuscan meals and local red wines, all delicious and far better value than in Florence. We enjoyed the authentic feel in Fiesole, meeting the locals in the little cafes and patisseries. We did meet other guests who had eaten in the hotel restaurant and they gave good reports.
We felt pampered and thoroughly relaxed after our stay at Villa Fiesole and I will certainly choose to stay in Fiesole again over the centre of Florence any day. Indeed we hope to return again to Hotel Villa Fiesole to celebrate my husbands special birthday next year. Thank you again everyone at Villa Fiesole for making our trip so perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Florence, considered all over the world as the capital of Renaissance, is also famous for its luxurious and panoramic surrounding hills; of these, the greatly renowned one is definitely which has more and more become the most requested residential area between the noble and influent families, for the rarity of its landscapes , its historical and cultural beauties, but especially for the proximity to the centre of Florence. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Fiesole
- Hotel Villa Fiesole
- FH Villa Fiesole Hotel Province Of Florence, Italy