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Villa Cora

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Villa Cora during our trip to Florence. The hotel was magnificent and a pleasure to stay at. We were greeted warmly by the concierge team and check in was very easy. We were given a wonderful tour of the hotel by the very helpful Antonio along with the rich history of the Villa. He laid out a...

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ohio
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Florence and Villa Cora was a wonderful way to begin! The Villa is magnificent in it's history, comfort, surroundings, amenities. The staff is very friendly and willing to help with anything. It was nice to have the shuttle for ventures into the city. Wonderful meals and the spa area is a beautiful respite.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was such a special place to stay literally about 10 mins drive from the centre of Florence I'm so glad we stayed in this location! Being in the hills it was quiet, leafy and just stunningly beautiful. It was easy to get into town on the free shuttle and a hop on hop off bus runs right outside the...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The interiors of the main hotel are palatial. Take time to have tea or an aperitif in the lounges. We enjoyed walking to the city center. Our room was beautifully appointed and the service was always pleasant and accommodating. The staff went over the top to help our requests.

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked our stay in Villa Cora based on the internet reviews we read. The expectation was very high but it didn't disappoint. To be honest, it was even better! For start, all the staff is extremely friendly and do all the efforts to make you feel comfortable and give you a sensation of welcoming that we never experienced before....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This converted personal villa is now a stunning boutique hotel. We ended up with a private stay in the gate house with two rooms sharing an entryway. The rooms were spacious, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable bedding. Bathrooms were equally well appointed. Pool and poolside food/drink service was the highlight for us and the kids as we took a day...

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Davidson, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely LOVED our stay here. The service is top-notch, and everyone we met went out of their way to welcome us. Our room was stunning, clean, spacious, and beautiful. The bathroom was quite large and had recently been updated. The pool is heated and quite beautiful! It was quite difficult to go tour things instead of hanging by the...

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Villa Cora at the end of our two week visit to Italy (second stay in Florence). As members of the Leading Hotels of the World, we were up graded to a deluxe room in the small building next to the main hotel. The room was lovely including beautifully painted ceiling and I know this sounds silly but...

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Milano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great hotel with amazing common spaces!!! the bar and the restaurant like the common area close to the lobby are pieces of art. Rooms are nice, mine was very little with the bathroom a little bit stinky but maybe I've been unlucky. I think I will come back to Villa Cora to give them a 2nd chance. Overall, the hotel...

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St. Barthelemy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been to many of the world’s top hotels, but Villa Cora managed to excite us again. It is beautiful, service is impeccable, food is great, and the ambiance is elegant and relaxed. It is a resort of a sort, almost worth the travel irrespective of Florence. Beautiful poolside restaurant. It is located on a posh hillside outside the city...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
VILLA CORA is a 5 star resort located in a 19th century mansion with a large park, bordering the gardens along Viale dei Colli, within walking distance from Boboli and Oltrarno and considered the "grand lady" of Florence southern hills. Its 46 rooms and suites, heated pool in the park, Gourmet's Restaurant and Spa make it the ultimate, exquisitely sophisticated "city resort". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Cora

Address: Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range: $559 - $1,781 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Cora 5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Florence
Grand Hotel Cora
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Florence
#1 Family Hotel in Florence
#6 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#11 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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