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Relais Villa L'Olmo
Ranked #1 of 21 Impruneta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Rural beauty”
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We spent 6 nights at the end of May in a garden view apartment. The standard of the accommodation itself was good to very good, in my opinion. The apartment was cleaned and the beds made every day. The kitchenette was adequate, although more china and glasses would have been useful. The dishwasher was very practical.

I found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They sell tickets for the bus to Florence in reception and these can be added to the bill at the end of your stay, along with other products.

The pool was very clean and quiet, with plenty of sunbeds. There is also lots of space on the terrace with tables, chairs and barbecues.

For me, the greatest attraction of Villa l'Olmo is the stunning countryside of the estate and its surroundings. From the apartment, we had wonderful views over hills and olive groves.

I would not hesitate to recommend Relais Villa l'Olmo, and would love to return there.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Can’t thank you enough for your kind words! We are so pleased that your stay with us was successful; it is so gratifying for us all to know that our guests appreciate our work. I could not agree more with you regarding the view from the farm, it is a beauty and glad you enjoyed it! We hope to welcome you back soon so ARRIVEDERCI!
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed here for a week in May and absolutely loved the rustic charm. The price of the farmhouse(3 bedrooms) cannot be beat and the location is fantastic. The property is located 40 minutes away from Florence. You do need a car but if you are spending time in Tuscany you will want to rent a car anyways. The drive to the villa is absolutely breathtaking. The property is lovely. This is not a hotel so don't go there expecting that or you will be disappointed. These are apartments or villas located on a beautiful olive grove property in the country. Views are amazing although, from the farmhouse, the views are only from upstairs. The minute you walk outside though you are surrounded by beauty. The town of Impruneta is small with several good restaurants. The bus to Florence is just up from the Villa and tickets can be purchased right from the villa office. I hate buses but I must say the bus was so easy and comfortable. Took about 50 minutes to get to Florence then we walked around all day and took bus home. We did several day trips to Greve, visited Villa Varrazanno for a wine tour, out of this world beautiful, day trip to Sienna and San Giamangio. Very good location to commute from. We were so happy we had not stayed closer to Florence. To miss the countryside would be a sin! The Villa is rustic but clean and well equipped. The staff were so friendly, we arrived late on a Saturday and Oana made arrangements to have some food shopping done for us. We truly enjoyed our time here. I was skeptical due to the price but pleasantly surprised. There is a coop (food store) about a mile or so from the Villa so we cooked two dinners at home which was lovely.The farmhouse does have a very steep flight of concrete stairs that I would not recommend to those with young children or elderly. There is a private courtyard surrounded by flowers with a large outdoor table, chairs and charcoal grill. You cannot see out from the courtyard but it is charming. We would get up in the morning and sightsee and return early in the evening and found the Villa perfect for our needs. Don't forget to try their olive oil and wine!! Take a walk at night and enjoy a glass of wine by the pool. The view is simply breathtaking! Only real negative I would say is that the beds are Very hard.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Grazie Mille for your detailed feedback on Relais Villa l’Olmo, we are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. I will share your words with Oana and the staff as nothing is more motivating to us than to know that our work and efforts are appreciated by or guests. You are so correct when you say that the easiest thing to do is to take the bus to Florence and use your own car when “cruising” the Tuscan Country Side…… It is the very best thing to do and after a hot day in Florence seeing all our wonders, a dip in the pool and a glass of wine overlooking the valley with our olive grove and our vineyards, is the best way to finish the day! Thanks you again and again and ARRIVEDERCI
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here. Breakfast was small, but the cappucinos were plentiful, and you can sit outdoors in the courtyard with a breathtaking view. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Impruneta is the perfect town to stay in - mostly locals, but friendly to tourists. The view out back is of olive and fruit trees, and it's peaceful. It's 40 minutes to Florence by bus, and a quick drive to Chianti for wine tasting. I would really like to return to Tuscany, Impruneta, and Relais Villa L'Olmo.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Mille Grazie for your kind words. We were honored to have you as our guest. I will relate your comments to the entire staff, they will be thrilled especially Nihal he does make the best cappuccinos in town…… We hope to see you again in the near future, Kindest Regards and CIAO
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The location on a hill overlooking the valley is soothing. Our 2 story cottage had stone walls and concrete ceiling w/beams, wood floors, and a cozy living area with small kitchen. The location is a short drive to the center of Impruneta and within 30 minutes to Florence. There is a bus to Florence, though we opted to drive. The breakfast was very good and we had the small room to ourselves. The property also has a pool on the lower level and very helpful personnel. We arrived at 8:30pm, (the reception has limited hours) and they simply left us our keys and room instructions, which was awesome. This is a great option if you want to visit Florence and Tuscany area with a relaxing place to unwind at the end of the day. Free wifi.

Room Tip: ask for a cottage w/a view. Our only view was from the bathroom window!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear Guest,
We can’t thank you enough for your feedback on Relais Villa l’Olmo, Grazie Mille!
We have now set the dining area under the big tree outside the breakfast room, it is really charming and starting the day having a good cappuccino in the middle of the Tuscan countryside is fantastic! I will share your words about our staff with them; they are always very pleased when their efforts are appreciated by our guest….. We hope to have you back soon and thank you again! CIAO!
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Although keen to explore Florence and other attractions in the region, we wanted to stay somewhere rural with the facilities for self-catering.
Relais Villa L'Olmo ticked all the boxes!
We had clean and comfortable accommodation which was spacious for the two of us. The views from the terrace were stunning and the patio and poolside areas immaculate. I think I may have been the only person to swim in the pool during our one week stay but great attention was given to ensure that it was cleaned early in the morning for those brave enough to take the plunge before breakfast!
I was especially grateful to the reception staff, Eleonora and Oana for their kindness in arranging a dental appointment for my husband and the sympathy from the couple servicing our room when they realised they had disturbed him as he nursed his pain in bed. The staff made us feel very welcome and were eager to help with any suggestions for trips or booking restaurants.
The small town of Impruneta was a few minutes stroll away and had several eating places to choose from. We ate extremely well at IL Pruneto where the food was reasonably priced for the generous quantity. They appeared to cater more for the local Italians so we were able to sample dishes which were more out of the ordinary than those on the typical tourist menu.
I would not hesitate to return to the Relais if we were to travel to Tuscany again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 13 May 2014
Kind Guest,
It is with great pleasure that we read your feedback on Relais Villa l’Olmo. We are happy that you appreciated our location as we are close to Florence but are also away from the tourist crowds. I have shared your words with Eleonara and Oana that send their regards. We are so pleased that your stay with us was pleasant (except of course for your husband’s dental problem which I hope is solved) and hope to have you back when the pool is warmer……… I must say that you were very courageous as we have not had a warm spring! Grazie Mille!
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Lindenhurst, New York
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This little beauty was by far the best choice on our many stops from North to South. Clean, cozy, comfortable. The staff went out of their way in every aspect, the apartment feel was like living home. The property & view was magnificent, close to all you need. I only wish our stay there was longer but I will definitely go back!!! Don't miss this one ; )))

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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PMF-Direction, Guest Relations Manager at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Guest,
I have shared your feedback with our staff – they all send their Best Regards!
Thank you so much for your kind words, nothing motivates us more than knowing that our efforts are appreciated! It’s raining today but our vineyards and olive groves look beautiful as the shades of green are magnificent and bright! We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully when our pools are usable or during the grape harvest season or maybe when our mill is in function and you can taste or freshly done extra virgin olive oil so, ARRIVEDERCI e A PRESTO!
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We had been looking for somewhere to stay outside of Florence, where we could easily travel in to the sights, which would provide us with tranquility. Relais Villa L'Olmo met all of our asks.

We booked one of the panoramic apartments and the view was beautiful. The apartment had a large comfortable double bedroom with plenty of storage, a large living area with two sofas, TV and dining space, a kitchen with dishwasher and a toilet / shower room.

The living space had double doors onto the terrace with views across the valley towards Impruneta and access down to the swimming pool (unfortunately a bit cold this time of year!).

Breakfast was served in a nice room, with plenty of food choice and great coffee.

The location is perfect with a great bus service into Florence (tickets from the reception) and an easy walk into the town and it's choice of restaurants. Chianti is an easy drive away.

We really hope to go back at some point.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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PMF-Direction, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Relais Villa L'Olmo, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guest,
Greetings from Relais Villa L’Olmo! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that your stay with us was pleasant and that you enjoyed the location. Spring has broken and the view from “your” house is magnificent this morning. The olive trees are bursting with new leaves and the vineyards have started to turn chartreuse – it is quite the site. We truly hope to have you back soon, maybe in summer when you can use the pools, or maybe in autumn so that you can see the farm in full action when we harvest our grapes to make our wine or early winter when we pick our olives and make our olive oil…… We look forward to greeting you back so ARRIVEDERCI and GRAZIE!
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Property: Relais Villa L'Olmo
Address: Via Imprunetana Per Tavarnuzze 19, 50023, Impruneta, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Impruneta
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Impruneta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Villa L'Olmo 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in the Chianti - Just 15 minutes from Florence Situated on the outskirts of a quaint village by the name of Impruneta, the Relais Villa l'Olmo is perched on a hill dotted with grey olive trees, overlooking the Chianti valley. Lying a mere 10 kilometres from the city of Florence and 20-minute drive from its airport, a 10-minute drive from the main road to Siena and from the A1 motorway linking Milan to Rome, this is the ideal location for relaxing in the Tuscan countryside without forfeiting the chaotic bustle of Florence. While the city can be reached by public transportation every 30 minutes, the village centre is a 5-minute stroll from the Relais, where the Tuscan culinary delicacies can be savoured in typical trattorias. Nestled in a 70-hectar landscape of rolling hills, the 16th-century Relais mirrors the careful renovation completed in 2001, work that was painstakingly undertaken to preserve the original architectural structure. In addition to the 8 apartments, 2 cottages and farmhouse available for guests, the property encompasses vineyards, olive groves, the owners' private residence and an operating farm. The big pool area is surrounded by white sand that combines with the green valley and its olive trees and vineyards offering a beautiful view on the valley. In the gardens and Barbecue gardens the Relais Guests will enjoy their evenings under the Tuscan sky whilst preparing the specialties of the region.The Relais offers also a Fitness-room well equipped with Technogym fitness equipment and massages or sessions with a personal trainer can be booked anytime on request of the guests. Breakfast can be booked on request and it's served in an ancient charming Farm Loggia. The village, at just 3 minutes walking distance, make the shopping and alimentary needs an experience and guests should not miss to explore the small and traditional shops. The Reception is available every day from 8.30Am to 7.30Pm for any information and bookings that make the guests' stay as pleasant as possible (museums' entrance tickets, tours and wine-tastings reservations, tee-times bookings, babysitting service). ... more   less 
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