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Belmond Villa San Michele

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A short distance from the centre of Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is housed in a 15th-century monastery with a façade designed by Michelangelo. It is surrounded by a large, wooded park and lush terraced gardens boasting magnificent views of the city and the Arno Valley below. The 45 bedrooms and suites are simple, peaceful and elegant while the Renaissance splendour of Florence is a mere 15 minutes away with the complimentary shuttle service, running every 20 minutes. La Loggia Restaurant provides a unique dining venue where guests can enjoy their lunch or dinner, based on Italian and Tuscan cuisine, while admiring the view over Florence. For a light lunch or a snack, the Pool Restaurant, situated directly by the hilltop panoramic swimming pool, is the ideal place. For food lovers, the renown Cooking School offers hands-on lessons to learn how to prepare the best Italian specialties. A Kids' Club and a dedicated Kids' Concierge are available to make the stay of younger guests truly unforgettable. The new Davanzati Room offers privacy and tranquillity thanks to its exclusive location, and a spacious terrace with a view for small banquets, cocktails and coffee breaks. Ideal for hosting meetings, launches and presentations, it also serves as a space for banquets for up to 100 people.
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We are huge Belmond fans, so always glad to try one of their properties. This hotel sits high in the hills above Florence. A regular hotel shuttle runs you in and out of town. Perfect arrangement for taking in all the city while getting out of the fray at the end of the day. We w
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Response from Cecilia P, Assistant Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at Belmond Villa San Michele and sharing your experience with us. I am disappointed to read that you were not totally pleased with your stay with us. . This is certainly not the impression we want to make with guests. While I am glad that you liked your room, I have addressed this with the appropriate departments in order to prevent this from other guests. Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay and hope to welcoming you once again in the future. Best regards, Emanuele Manfroi General Manager
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The hotel was extremely clean and the staff provided exceptional service. What you see in pictures are exactly what you see when you’re here. The views from the hotel are like out of a magazine. The staff will go out of their way to offer suggestions and make arrangements for pla
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Response from Cecilia P, Assistant Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele
Responded 5 Oct 2018
Dear Dana O, Thank you for your gracious e-mail from which we are pleased to learm that the Hotel and Staff met your expectations. We do hope to have the chance to welcoming you once again in a not too distant future and wish you a pleasant w-end. All my best and kindest regards, Emanuele Manfroi General Manfroi
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Elegant, five star hotel/relais in Fiesole, overlooking the Tuscan hills ... with Florence at your feet. One of very few hotels in the world that we just wanted to hang out and relax in... and never leave. Fabulous breakfasts. Romantic terrace dining at dinner. Seaonal fresh wh
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Response from Cecilia P, Assistant Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele
Responded 3 Oct 2018
Dear Mrs. Restivo, I sincerely thank you, on my behalf and staff, for the lovely comments you've shared. We are delighted to know that your stay at our hotel exceeded your expectations. We do hope to have the chance to welcoming you once again in a not too distant future, and meanwhile we send you our kindest regards from all of us. Sincerely Yours, Emanuele Manfroi General Manager
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This review is about dinner at the hotel not an overnight stay. We recently ventured out of Florence for an evening at this hotel for dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great! While the drive up and the property are beautiful the dinner was extremely expensive an
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Response from Cecilia P, Assistant Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele
Responded 28 Sep 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your comments from which we are pleased to learn that you appreciated the food and the service. We wish to inform you that we are taking in serious consideration your words regarding the cost of the dinner and we will review the quotations accordingly. Hoping to have the chance to meeting you in the future, I remain with my best personal regards, Sincerely Yours, Emanuele Manfroi General Manager
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From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, we were looked after at the highest level. The views are of course, breathtaking, the standard of service is way above 5 star and the dining varied and interesting, pool and bar and gym all good and spotless with the same high qu
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Response from Cecilia P, Assistant Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review and taking the time to share it with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and you appreciated the service we provided. On behalf of Adriano and all Team of BVSM a huge thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Italy Kind Regards, Emanuele Manfroi General Manager
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Do you have outlet converters for American hair dryers
We do have American converters in the Hotel
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How late in the evening does the shuttle operate? Specifically, if one was to have dinner in the city, is the shuttle available for a return to the hotel?
First shuttle in AM is 8:30. The last shuttle back to the hotel is at 10pm.
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Are there clothing irons in rooms?
no, you have to pay for your clothes to be ironed. quite common in Italy!
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Are there hair dryers in rooms?
Dear Mel, Greetings from Belmond Villa San Michele. Yes, all the rooms are provided with hair dryers. Please, do not hestitate to contact us for any further information you might need, it will be our pleasure to assist you. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kindest Regards,
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we plan to arrive on Frecciarossa fast train from Milan. Do you recommend we rent a car at/near the train station or the airport, or is it truly unnecessary given the shuttle bus offered by VSM? is it fairly easy to rent a car after we check into the hotel, if we want to explore Tuscany instead of doing the shuttle bus to city center every day?
Greetings from Belmond Villa San Michele. From the train station, the easiest way to reach the Hotel is certainly by taxi otherwise, we would be glad to organize a private transfer for you. During your stay, a car for visiting the city is not necessary since you can easily reach the city centre by our shuttle bus running until 8 pm. A car could be rented for visiting the surroundings of Florence and we would be happy to arrange this service for you and to have the car delivered directly at the Hotel if you wish to. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly for any further information! Kindest Regards, Clio Cicuto ​Guest Relations Manager
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"Anywhere in the garden rooms e.g. garden suite"
"Ask for a room with a view of the city of Florence"
"Ask for a room facing Florence"
"The suites overlooking the gardens are wonderful"
"The room below the swimming pool are more like a real studio."
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PRICE RANGE
US$546 - US$1,372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
villa san michele by orient-express hotel fiesolehotel san michelesan michele hotel
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFiesole
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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