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Belmond Villa San Michele

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Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

We spent a long weekend here celebrating a significant birthday. The hotel staff are wonderful. Everyone greets you warmly, English is not a problem if your Italian is as bad as ours is and nothing is ever too much of a problem for them. The location and views over Florence make this a very special place indeed. I had wanted...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Keith M, Thank you for your recent post on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you could enjoy the unique location of our Hotel which is certainly enchanting but must of all, I am happy to read that our staff made a difference. As you said, all the team is professional and friendly at the same time, always...

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Having stayed at the Villa San Michele on our honeymoon, we decided to come back again to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The hotel did not disappoint. Its location is of course magnificent with breathtaking views over Florence. We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a beautiful junior suite with our own private terrace. All the staff are friendly,...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear dd-nd, First of all, I would like to thank you for your review and for choosing Belmond Villa San Michele for your honeymoon and then again for your 20th wedding anniversary. I am delighted to learn that we met your expectations during such a special occasion, the whole team aims to pay particular care to all the details that...

Reviewed 8 April 2015

Our family of four stayed at Villa San Michele for 3 nights. We had separate rooms, one for our two children and one for my wife and I. Everything about our visit was truly 5 star. Of all the international travel we have done over the years, this hotel, the staff and the entire experience remains as #1.

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Mike M, Thank you very much for your post and for sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. I am extremely glad to read that for you and your family the experience at Belmond Villa San Michele is at #1. I will certainly share your kind words with all my staff that worked passionately to make this possible. I am...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Our one night stay at Hotel Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Italy, was one I’ll never forget. At first glance our room seemed elegantly simple with a rustic theme, but upon further inspection a double door leading to a terraced porch could be found. When standing or sitting on the porch, a magnificent view overlooking the entirety of Florence...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Ethan C, Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. I am delighted to read your comments and I am extremely proud of my staff that you describe which such enthusiastic words. Our aim is to accompany the unquestionable beauty of the Hotel, an ancient Monastery of the 15th century, with a perfect service, to render the stay of...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 January 2015

This exclusive hotel is tucked into the side of a mountain and was once a 15th Century monastery. Old fresco's are still seen in the main building. The rooms in the main building are small so make sure you ask for one of the rooms built into the hillside underneath the lawn. Remember, Monks lived there for centuries! As you...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Andrea C Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. I am extremely glad to read your words. When our guests are so enthusiastic about their stay we are fulfilled and to know how much you loved the Hotel with its original frescos, the terraced gardens with an overwhelming view, as well as the excellence of the service is...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I was so lucky to spend 2 glorious nights at Villa San Michele and my only complaint is it just flew by too quickly. This place is just heaven and the chief really deserves a Michelin Star as I had the best White Truffle Risotto i've ever tasted. The quality of food, wine and impeccable service is 10/10 All the...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Fleur C, Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and that you found your room comfortable and luxurious. I sincerely thank you for you compliment to our Chef and staff and I will make sure to share your words with them. I am looking forward...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa San Michele, Our room was very spacious with a small private garden and an amazing view of Florence. The hotel is perfect if you want to avoid the heat and the crowd! The service was fantastic and they very happily accepted our tiny Chihuahua. Breakfast on the lovely terrace with stunning views of...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear ALaure13, Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read your enthusiastic comments about the comfort of our rooms, the stunning views and that we succeeded in pampering even your little Chihuahua. We will certainly take into consideration all your points. I wish to welcome you again to Belmond Villa San Michele in the near...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We booked for 3 nights in July 2015, at a cost of almost 1000 euros per night, about 3 months ago, when we learnt that some friends were getting married nearby. They were also planning to stay at Villa San Michele on the nights before and after their wedding. Imagine our annoyance and their heartbreak, that we've now been told...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Mike B, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvsior, I am very disappointed to read your comments, unfortunately technical problems do happen occasionally, even in the best of systems. I must stress that we did find you alternative accommodation in order to remedy the matter and I am pleased to hear you found this to your liking. With...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and was in a room suite located in the beautifully landscaped grounds adjacent to the main hotel building. Our room was unbelievable. You entered through your own private glass doors, with privay blinds and pass the elegant lounge furniture and the super king sized bed was in the middle of the room. Sumptuous decor and...

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Rob L, I am delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your 3 nights with us in the comfort of your Suite in the garden. It is comments like yours that make us thrive even harder in providing the best in customer service and I thank you for your wonderful comments shared on TripAdvisor. We do hope to have...

New York
Reviewed 29 October 2014

In what used to be a monastery, Villa San Michele is an exquisite example of la dolce vita. Located in Fiesole, the hotel offers unparalleled views of Florence combined with the peace and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. Simply gorgeous.

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Dear GinaSamarotto, Greetings from Florence and thank you for your wonderful post on TripAdvisor, I was delighted that you enjoyed the stunning views of Florence and that you managed to relax in peace and tranquility while enjoying all the services we offer. We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back with us next year when we reopen...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Villa San Michele

Address: Via Doccia 4, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range: €474 - €1,608 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Villa San Michele 5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Villa San Michele By Orient-Express Hotel Fiesole
Hotel San Michele
San Michele Hotel
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