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Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence

VIA DOCCIA 4, , Florence - Fiesole, Italy
Classic Preferred Hotel

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Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence

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.

Hotel 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.

Location

VIA DOCCIA 4, , Florence - Fiesole, Italy

Airport:

FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

ROOMS

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.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Bidet
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pay movies
  • Television
  • Tub only
  • Turndown service
  • VCR
  • Wake-up calls

DETAILS

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.

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge

Number of buildings: 3

Number of floors: 2

Number of suites: 25

Number of rooms: 21

Policies

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply. Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. All rates are subject to availability.

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

Beautifully-maintained gardens and woodlands surround the property, making the hotel an ideal outpost for strolling, hiking, and mountain biking. Outdoor enthusiasts may rent bikes to explore the surrounding foothills, and horseback riding may be arranged at Cascine Park, 5 miles from the hotel. A small fitness center with cardiovascular and weight machines is on site, as well as an 82-foot seasonal pool, which affords majestic views of Florence and the Arno Valley. Tennis and golf are accessible nearby. A shuttle service to central Florence offers access to the historic city's museums, boutiques, and restaurants. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Mountain biking
  • Running track/path
  • Swimming
  • Tennis