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“An unexpected pleasure”
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Hotel La Villetta
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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20 reviews
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“An unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

I recently spent 11 nights at La Villetta while in Calenzano on business. My room was on the top floor of a brand new wing and was very clean and nicely appointed. I even had a balcony. There is a plentiful free breakfast and several good restaurants nearby. The staff could not be nicer or more helpful. It is a little off the beaten path for Florence but if you are willing to take the 45 minute bus trip you will find this a very pleasant and inexpensive hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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La Plata, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

I stayed at Hotel La Villetta for a work trip in July 2013. My colleague and I were given rooms in the new building, which was just one month old. These rooms are not only pristine, they are tastefully decorated and very comfortable. They had air conditioning units above the doorway, which made for great sleeping during a hot summer stint. Big sliding glass doors open onto a balcony and let in the Tuscan sun. My bed was comfortable, and I heard no noises to disturb me at any time. There's a small fridge, phone, TV, and hair dryer in the room, too. A brand new elevator and a lovely atrium/breezeway to the main building make this a very elegant addition. (see pictures)

Excellent service at Hotel La Villetta sets it apart. In particular, I'd like to thank Silvia for all her travel advice and TV troubleshooting. She told us this is a family-run business, and their great care showed in every aspect of our stay. Fabulous breakfast, spotless cleaning, friendly welcome in the lobby, a call for a taxi to leave, and, as I say, extraordinary help in planning day trips to Florence and Prato. The staff here are amazing!

This hotel is in an industrial area, so I imagine most of its customers come here for business. However, if a tourist wanted to stay outside central Florence, Hotel La Villetta is a very good value. (Later in my trip I stayed in Florence for the same price but in a much dingier hotel.) From Hotel La Villetta, you can get to Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station via a 40-minute bus ride (tickets can be bought in the hotel lobby), and Prato is just 2 train stops away from the nearby Pratignone train station. (You will need to buy tickets at the tobacco shop, as there are not ticket machines at Pratignone station itself.) We had half-days for touring either side of our work commitment, so we took the bus to Florence on Sunday, and then we took the train to Prato midweek. (Note that train service to Prato on Sundays is poor.) Both were very easy to do from Hotel La Villetta.

I highly recommend Hotel La Villetta!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

This is a family-run hotel and the staff is wonderful. It is small, but the rooms and the atmosphere are very comfortable. I recently made my third stay in the last five years. The quality of the experience was unchanged. The rooms are clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast is very good. Each person is provided with two croissants (one plain and one with cream or jam). There is also coffee, an ample selection of teas, juice, various flavors of yogurt to choose from, a fruit torta, rolls, ham, and cheese. The rates for this hotel are very reasonable, especially when compared to a similar hotel in the center of Florence...definite value for your money.

The location may be a hinderance for those travelers whose main objective is to see the sights of Florence. However, it is only a 40 minute bus ride to the S.M.N. train station and the center of everything. So, if only part of your time in the area will be spent "al centro storico", then this place is worth considering. This hotel would probably be best for those on business, who have meetings in the suburbs of the city. Also, it would be a perfect location for those travelers who intend to visit the northern part of Tuscany...making day trips to the Mugello, Prato, several of the worthwhile small towns, or for shopping at the designer outlets in Barberino.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel La Villetta
Address: Via Baldanzese 73, 50041, Calenzano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Calenzano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Calenzano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Villetta 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel La Villetta is situated in a newly-built villa in a quiet leafy area. Its location allows easy connections with the center of Florence, airport, motorways and the city of Prato, Pisa, Siena, Arezzo and Pistoia. The owners offer a homely atmosphere and place themselves at their guests' disposal to ensure the greatest level of comfort and service. ... more   less 
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