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Belmond Villa San Michele

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Belmond Villa San Michele

Via Doccia 4, , Fiesole, FI, Italy

Overview


Insider Tip

From 29 April through 30 September, the Villa San Michele operates a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the Piazza della Republica in Florence's old town center. This shuttle service runs into the evening allowing guests more time to explore and enjoy Florence.

HEALTH & SAFETY INFO

At Belmond, we are working hard to ensure that we are ready to welcome back our guests from around the world. We thank our fantastic teams for their unwavering commitment to support our guests, colleagues and communities throughout this challenging time. A lot may have changed as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, but our commitment to provide every guest, partner and employee with the highest standard of service and care remains unaltered. Your guests' safety, wellbeing and comfort will always be central to everything we do. For more than 40 years we have been redefining and reshaping the travel experience. The challenge of today’s global pandemic will not stop us from re-imagining the future of luxury travel tomorrow. If anything, it will encourage us to go further and evolve faster. True to the pioneering spirit of our brand, our aim now is to reach new levels of excellence – both in health and hygiene, and in those areas that underpin our exceptional service. We welcome the enhanced requirements being issued by many health authorities and governments globally and, as always, we remain uncompromising in our approach to cleanliness. We will work continuously with our dedicated in-house experts and in close collaboration with leading health and hygiene authorities to ensure our even-higher standards are achieved and upheld. Below is an overview of some of the comprehensive steps we are taking to implement our enhanced protocols, which are subject to rigorous reviews. On every level, we will continue to protect the many communities we serve. At the same time, whilst adhering to the new guidelines on cleanliness and social-distancing, we pledge that our guests will once again feel welcomed into warm and luxurious environments, able to enjoy extraordinary travel and award-winning dining at its finest. We will continue to rise to the challenge of fulfilling our guests’ needs, especially in this regard.

Cleaning Practices:
What are the changes you are making to cleaning practices?
Providing a safe environment for our guests and employees is our top priority. Belmond has extremely robust hygiene and cleanliness procedures in place. We will be implementing a series of new cleaning protocols targeted to protect against Covid-19 and ensure our even-higher standards are achieved and upheld. As part of these enhanced measures, Belmond will be including extra protocols for staff personal hygiene, removing unnecessary touch points, cleaning and disinfection and social distancing for pre-opening and after Belmond has opened.
Belmond has established procedures to ensure the regular deep cleaning of its hotels and other properties, for example following a period of seasonal closure. We will be conducting a full deep clean of all areas at every hotel, train and river cruise prior to re-opening, following these well-established best practices. To provide an extra layer of protection, however, specific measures to protect against Covid-19 will be carried out.
This will include the removal and deep cleaning of all curtains, fabrics, quilts, pillows and cushions. All floors and hard surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected with a cleaning product approved to tackle Covid-19. All carpets will be disinfected and steam cleaning of upholstered furniture and mattresses will also be carried out.
The super-chlorination of all swimming pools will be carried out prior to re-opening. Coronavirus is killed by chlorine, so it is safe to keep outdoor swimming pools operational. Chlorine will be added to our sea water swimming pools, and kept within the operating parameters of regular swimming pools. Pools that are open will be staffed to ensure adherence to social distancing in and around pools.
Belmond will be carefully reviewing government advice with respect to PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements on an ongoing basis. Depending on guest-employee proximity in an area in which these measures are being implemented, and whenever it is deemed to be required, Belmond’s employees will be wearing protective wear, including face covers and disposable gloves. Face covers will be available for guests at all times. All standard operating procedures will be reviewed and updated accordingly based on local code and regulations.
Our comprehensive operating procedures mandating the regular cleaning of all surface areas in operation will be further enhanced with the use of even stronger disinfectants that can effectively kill Covid-19.
A Safety management team will be established at every property prior to reopening to ensure employees continue to receive regular training on these protocols. We have engaged a third-party specialist to ensure that standards are kept under review and validated. All protocols and procedures will be subject to updates in line with the very latest guidance from relevant health and industry authorities.
Check in Process:
Will the properties change their check in process?
Belmond remains steadfast in our commitment to provide every guest, partner and employee with the highest standards of service and care. In order to ensure Belmond is effectively protecting those at their properties, Belmond will be making changes to their check in process across their portfolio.
Belmond will be asking guests who book directly to complete the check-in process prior to arrival. Additionally, Belmond will be providing pre-arrival communications to guests directly and via travel agent partners that will answer frequently asked questions and offer property-specific information, including what is being done about Covid-19 at the property where they are due to stay. A contact person will be provided to those checking in to clarify any questions guests may have.
Restaurants
What measures will be in place in the restaurants?
Buffets and self-service options will not be provided and will be replaced by a-la-carte options.
We will also be reviewing the floorplans and making use of our stunning outdoor dining options as well as staggering dining times and looking at additional minimal capacity measures to maintain social distancing guidelines in these areas. The specifics of these measures will be determined by the individual property teams in consultation the relevant health bodies and third-party specialists.
Covid-19
Will you be putting in place measures to check guests on arrival for symptoms of Covid-19?
Belmond will be asking all guests [with a reservation for accommodation] to undergo a temperature-check on arrival and to complete a thorough registration form. If, on arrival, a guest is showing a high temperature, or any other symptoms consistent with Covid-19, they will be asked to travel later and will be cared for in a separate designated room until suitable onward care can be arranged.
In-room dining
Will you offer enhanced in-room dining experiences to limit interaction with other guests?
Belmond will be offering in room breakfast and dining should guests wish to dine in private. In Room dining has been reviewed to ensure it adheres with strict Covid-19 guidelines.
Spas
How will the spa experience change?
Spas may remain closed, and will only open on a case by case basis if social distancing and hygiene measures can be introduced. Guests will be notified of the services available at their chosen destination prior to arrival. All open spas will of course meet our enhanced cleaning protocols.
Pools
Will you have social distancing measures in place at your pools?
Yes—we will ask guests to respect social distancing guidelines when using the pool, as in other public areas. Pools that are open will be staffed to ensure adherence to social distancing in and around pools.
Sun beds will be spaced apart so as to adhere to social distancing guidance. The number of sunbeds available will be in line with the occupancy of the hotel, removing unneeded sunbeds to maximize the space. Social distancing will be respected at all times when food or drink is served.
Please note that in some locations pools may remain closed. Guests will be informed prior to arrival should this be the case at their chosen destination.
Employees
How is Belmond specifically preparing their employees to protect them at work?
As well as providing comprehensive training to all associates, with further specific training according to their functional area, Belmond is working with supply partners to equip their staff with the necessary protective equipment. Belmond will also be taking steps to ensure that face-to-face contact will be reduced where appropriate. A Safety management team will be established at every property prior to reopening to ensure employees receive continual training. We have engaged a third-party specialist to ensure that standards are kept under review and validated by a third-party specialist. All protocols and procedures will be subject to updates in line with the very latest guidance from relevant health and industry authorities.
Wearing masks is required in public areas where social distancing is not always possible
Guests will be asked to check their temperature before check in

Overview

Panoramic Tuscan views
Nestled on the hill of Fiesole, this former monastery overlooks Florence and the surrounding Arno Valley.
Antique furniture, minibars, internet
Each of the 45 rooms is unique; some rooms have terraces and expansive views; others, fireplaces and custom-made and antique furniture.
Historic Landmark
This well-preserved landmark features 17th-century frescoes, gardens, intimate cloisters, and panoramic views.
Property Location With a stay at Belmond Villa San Michele in Fiesole, you'll be 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Gallery of the Academy of Florence and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Uffizi Gallery. This 5-star hotel is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Piazza del Duomo.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 45 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while DVD players and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Dining Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at the hotel's restaurant, La Loggia, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.

Airport:

FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

Room Info


Room Overview

Many of the guestrooms and suites offer views of Florence and the Arno valley, Jacuzzi bath and private Terraces. Business-friendly rooms are equipped with dial-up Internet access, desks, and direct-dial phones. Family friendly connecting rooms feature a private terrace or garden with dedicated equipment for tots and children. All accommodations offer color satellite TV and pay movies, Air Conditioning, and towel warmer, in addition to all of the charm unique to a 15th century former monastery. Additional comforts are available upon request such as extra towels and bedding, iron & ironing board.

Details


Amenities

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Smoking and Non-Smoking
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Towels provided
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • LCD TV
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Television
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Bidet
  • Free wired Internet
  • DVD player
  • Desk
  • Bed sheets not available
  • Slippers
  • Pay movies
  • Bed sheets available - no

Property Amenities

Ideally situated on a Hillside near the village of Fiesole, Villa San Michele offers amazing views of Florence and the Arno Valley. The splendid location offers solitude with convenient proximity to the treasures and beauty of Florence. Villa San Michele offers daily transportation to and from central Florence, only 8 kilometers away, via shuttle bus Formerly a 15th century Franciscan monastery, the Villa San Michele's facade was designed by Michelangelo, this unique property offer 46 rooms and Suites and has been designated a monument by the Italian national trust. The Villa offers a true renaissance experience complete with antique furnishings and upscale dining at the Loggia Restaurant are elevated with captivating views of the Arno Valley. The restaurant also features a children's menu specially created by the chef. The Villa San Michele welcomes children and families and offers many services for families and children including the Smile Club offering supervised activities for children, the Young Chef's Acadamy where children can learn the secrets of Italian cuisine, and a special Kid's Concierge. The following list of amenities are available on-site. Fees may apply.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Fitness facilities
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Steam room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free wired Internet
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Swimming pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Free area shuttle
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Banquet hall
  • Laundry facilities
  • One meeting room
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wedding services
  • In-room accessibility
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Total number of rooms - 45
  • Number of floors - 2

Dining

A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided each morning.
Loggia Terrace Restaurant
This restaurant's elegant loggia, its arched portals framed with Roman shades, affords spectacular views of Florence and the surrounding Arno Valley. Traditional Tuscan cuisine is featured, with an emphasis on homemade pasta, mushrooms, and meat In fair weather, guests dine al fresco on the sheltered loggia at tables dressed with creamy linens and fresh flowers; in cooler months, they linger in the glass-roofed Cloister or the Cenacolo room, with its massive fireplace.
Terrace Bar
Piano music plays until midnight at the Terrace Bar, one of the hotel's three cocktail lounges. Drinks are also available at the cocktail bar in the small cloister of the monastery, as well as the pool bar overlooking Florence.

Recreation

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Teatro Romano - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Villa Medici - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Convent of San Domenico - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Stadio Artemio Franchi - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Coverciano - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Nelson Mandela Forum - 4.4 km / 2.8 mi
ObiHall - 5 km / 3.1 mi
Villa Gamberaia - 5.4 km / 3.4 mi
Piazza Donatello - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Great Synagogue of Florence - 6.6 km / 4.1 mi
Gallery of the Academy of Florence - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi
Palazzo Capponi - 6.8 km / 4.3 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 7 km / 4.4 mi
Teatro della Pergola - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Bargello - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi

The preferred airport for Belmond Villa San Michele is Peretola Airport (FLR) - 15 km / 9.3 mi

  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Mountain biking
  • Running track/path
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

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