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“Basic yet pleasant”
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Villa dei Bosconi
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“Basic yet pleasant”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed here for a long weekend visit to Florence. Although this is a short bus ride from Florence itself, it was lovely to stay out of the city and in the quiet, freshness of the mountains.
It is a 1.5km walk to Fiesole or a bus ride (only runs every couple of hours) where there is a bus every 20 mins to San Marco in the centre of Florence.
The hotel itself is quite basic with a continental breakfast, very comfy beds and a small shower room. The views are stunning though and our room overlooked Florence itself.
For the price, this was perfect for us as a young couple (early 30's) but not recommended if you don't fancy a walk to get anywhere.
Overall, we were really pleased with the hotel, the location was great for us as we enjoyed the peace of the countryside and it was well within price reason for Italy.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed here for two nights. It was fine for the two of us as we don't require much, and don't need anything fancy. The rooms were plenty big enough for the two of us and clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful when it came to recommendations on places to eat. We walked everywhere in town which was about 15 minutes down the hill to town and about 25 up the hill (at least for me....for my husband not that long). There are busses in town that can take you into Florence but not sure how much they are as we didn't use them. Breakfast was typical to what we have seen in the other local hotels just a bit smaller which I expected since it is a smaller hotel. That said it is a beautiful location and would love to go back and have another relaxing weekend!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Stayed here for 9 nights whilst attending a wedding @ a nearby castle.
The hotel was reasonably comfortable although basic; the rooms were not very clean, (cleaned by men!!) & continental breakfast was basic, monotonous with cold coffee most mornings.
The staff were friendly & helpful & the pool was pleasant with plenty of beds/chairs.
Italian towels (sheets) took a bit of getting used to.
Taxis around Fiesole were very, very expensive probably because they mainly came from Florence.
Some nice restaurants nearby & the scenery is magnificent.
Would love to go back to the area but probably not the same hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

I stayed here as part of a week-long workshop with a group that pretty much filled the hotel, which operates rather more like a B&B. The food is disappointing (why can't Italians make good bread?!), with unripe fruit served at nearly every breakfast alongside the less healthy mega-carb offerings - not an egg in sight. Although they don't normally offer other meals they organised lunch for our group, which was very basic and repetitive - probably a good thing there's no restaurant there, after all! For those staying under normal conditions, you will have to factor into your budget lunch and dinner in a restaurant, which starts to make the stay in Fiesole rather expensive.
The staff were helpful, especially the lovely woman serving breakfast.
The pool and both terrace areas are very nice, and taking in the beautiful view and fresh air amongst the cypress trees while listening to birdsong was a relaxing treat.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

Great location, smallish rooms, not stylish but clean enough. The pool seemed nice. No food served. Personnel was kind. Breakfast was smallish but good. The views were very nice and heterrace spectacular.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Our second stay in as many years. Very nice establishment well situated for visits to Florence. Easy ride to Firenze on the # 7 bus out of Fiesole. Well maintained grounds, beautiful pool / patio area to unwind in the afternoons. Good standard european breakfast, air conditioning seemed better this year. A car is necessary as the walk to Fiesole is a little dicey. Moto GP fans note: An easy 30 minute drive to the Mugello track on some cool roads from the hotel is a plus. Might have gotten off on the wrong foot last year with the management & air conditioning issues ( read last years review ). if you are planning a trip with activities in the area don't hesitate to stay here & say hi to the director for me!

Room Tip: Pool side bottom floor rooms that open to the patio area would be my pick
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reisterstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 July 2011

A nice villa type resort. No extra frills but nice surroundings. Beautiful pool and patio area, standard european breakfast. Air conditioning not so good, were told upon checkin that it was turned off at midnight ????. We requested that ours stay on at night & were told they would leave a note for the Director. Our air conditioner ran all night but the output was miminal by morning. If a few little things were attended to this could be a REALLY nice place to stay. Girl that attended the breakfast room was exceptionally nice, other staff not so much, not sure if the Director was upset with our airconditiong request but was not that congenial. SMILE once & a while, its really not that hard.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Villa dei Bosconi
Address: Via Francesco Ferrucci 51, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Fiesole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa dei Bosconi 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa dei Bosconi is located in an enviable position in the Fiesole hills, completely immersed in this spectacular landscape. Spacious gardens are embellished by a pool with a hydro-massage tub, with free Wi-Fi connection in common areas completing the hotel's services. Villa dei Bosconi, a hotel recently opened following the renovation of an old villa in the Fiesole hills, is well connected to both the centre of Fiesole and the city of Florence by public transport. The hotel boasts twenty-one elegant rooms filled with natural light, set in a structure with large outdoor spaces where guests can relax and enjoy the professionalism and courtesy of the entire team of staff. From the terrace and some of the rooms it is also possible to enjoy a special view of Florence and its surrounding hills. Villa dei Bosconi has a large parking area available to guests free of charge. The hotel's special location makes it possible to easily visit Fiesole, its striking Roman cathedral and Roman theatre, the city of Florence and the genius work of those who shaped its beauty, as well as the most important Tuscan cities including Siena and Pisa. ... more   less 
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Villa Dei Bosconi Fiesole, Province Of Florence, Italy

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