We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Villa Cora

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Villa Cora
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

820 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Villa Cora
See the most recent reviews
Showing 519: English reviews
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Of course the hotel is beautiful, but I would really like to mention how nice the staff is. Even in a five star hotel that is not a guarantee, and it was truly surprising to find such nice and polite people. I would like to mention one person in particular, who went out of his way to help us: Lorenzo....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank S L
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this beautiful review but , most of all, for having been our valued guests at Villa Cora. It is very important for us to know that the staff, once again, went out of their way in terms of customer care and friendliness. We will definitely share your review with all of them and...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Terrific place to stay. Do not be misled with a location slightly remote form the city center. First, it takes 25-20 minutes walk down the hill to get to downtown. Secondly, Villa arranges a free shuttle to drive you to the city and pick you up from 9 to 12 and from 16:30 to 20 daily. The place is so...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Elena Z
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we'd like to thank you for this beautiful review and to take some of your precious time to do it. We are very happy to read and know that you enjoyed everything at the hotel, especially your room on the floor of the roses and the meals at our restaurant. We also thank you to...

Reviewed 4 January 2016

We chose to get married here; that's how much we loved Villa Cora. The service is fantastic, the food is impeccable and the decor is beautiful, yet manages not to feel stuffy and is updated. I look forward to being welcomed by the staff at Villa Cora in June for our wedding!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ForeverFoodies
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this beatiful review and to dedicate some of your precious time to write it. Very happy to know that everything at the Hotel met with your expectations and, of course, we also look forward to welcoming you at Villa Cora in June for your wedding which we are sure will be unforgettable! Kindest...

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Reviewed 29 December 2015

My husband & I stayed at Villa Cora last month for 3 nights, and it was simply amazing! As soon as we walked in, we were in awe of the place. We had a room with a large terrace overlooking the river and city center on the right (could see the top of the Duomo) and the country side on...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Megan P
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much to take your precious time to write a review for Villa Cora , first of all. It makes all of us immensely happy to read that you enjoyed so much your stay with us starting from the accommodation through the other facilities and services such as the delicious breakfast in the morning ...hopefully...

Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had an excellent stay at Villa Cora over Thanksgiving week, from the moment we arrived until we reluctantly departed. The hotel itself is beautiful, clean and very well maintained. Public areas are grand and ornate (frankly, not our usual style). We were upgraded to a suite which was spacious but cozy, with a marble bathroom and nice sitting area....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank LindaLL
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so happy to know that you enjoyed so much your stay at Villa Cora and we would like to thank you to take your precious time to write this so beautiful review. We are very glad and proud to know that you enjoyed all the facilities at the Hotel and thanks again for the very detailed...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Love the villa. It is not located in the city, so if you drive is very convenient because you can park your car at the villa and there is a shuttle that takes you to the city. As you know Florence street are not that big, so it is easier to walk or take a cab. Love the ambiance of...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank MirandaWaliry
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We have received your feedback on Villa Cora and it is with great joy to read that you had a good time at the Hotel and that everything met with your expectations. Thank you very much for having been our so valued guests as well as for sharing your review on Tripadvisor so that other users can get...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 29 November 2015

My wife and I sated at this hotel back in June 2015 for 3 nights. When we arrived we could just tell we were in for something special. From the greeting when we arrived, we knew this was going to be a great stay. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, speaking both English and Italian fluently. They were always...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Scott J
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs. Scott: Thank you so much for your pleaseant words! At Villa Cora every day , we work hard to do our best to make happy at ours prestigious guest. The building, "The Villa".it is an special and sophisticated place,up on the florentinian hills , and nearby the town. Villa Cora is a place to enjoy and...

London
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Stayed for 3 nights mid Nov with husband and 7month old baby, we booked a delux room which we found to be large enough for us + a crib with a large bathroom too. The hotel serves one of the best breakfasts I've had at a hotel with anything you desire cooked to order, plus plenty of pastries, cereals, fruits,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank JB1981London
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are more than happy to read that all restaurant meals have been completly to your liking. About the location we would like to inform you that we have also available for all our precious guests a free bikes rental service, to reach the city center in a different way from the complimentary shuttle or by walking considering...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This hotel is wonderful. Attentive staff who make your holiday a pure pleasure, delicious drinks, excellent food and wine. The view from the rooftop seating area is stunning in the evening an ideal location for drinks. A pool area which is tranquil

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Mark O
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's a pleasure to read your stunning comment, regarding your last stay to Villa Cora, we are really excited to read that you enjoyed both the location and property and for sharing it on tripadvisor. Thank you again for your nice words, we wish to see you in the nearest future for another unforgettable stay with us. Best...

London
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We stayed at the Villa Cora at the end of September and really enjoyed our visit. The rooms are decorated to a very high standard and the staff could not have been more helpful. The position is lovely with views of the city. We could swim after a day visiting the sights of Florence and relax with a drink before...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank JamesWharton
Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you once again for choosing Villa Cora during your stay in Florence, and also because you have highly reccomended Villa Cora to all the tripadvisor's users. We are really delighted that you enjoyed all the time spent in our historic Villa and that all the facilities from the pool to the restaurant have been appreciated Hoping...

1,393 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (558)
Viewed
Dining (37)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (94)
Viewed
Room/Suite (85)
Viewed
View from Room (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (23)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (5)
Viewed
Other (287)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (755)
Viewed
Amenities (68)
Viewed
Deluxe Piano Moresco (54)
Viewed
Deluxe Villino Eugenia (46)
Viewed
Junior Suite Fourth Floor (54)
Viewed
Junior Suite Rose (60)
Viewed
Pool (27)
Viewed
Dining (30)
Viewed
Suite Rose (66)
Viewed
Suite Rubinstein Duplex Piano Nobile (75)
Viewed
Suite Von Meck Piano nobile (67)
Viewed
The Hotel (208)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (80)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (49)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
Uffizi
Portrait Firenze
Portrait Firenze
#3 of 421 in Florence
464 reviews
Hotel David
#1 of 421 in Florence
2,988 reviews
San Marco
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
San Lorenzo
Palazzo Castri 1874
Palazzo Castri 1874
#6 of 421 in Florence
793 reviews
Ville sull'Arno Hotel
#18 of 421 in Florence
712 reviews
Duomo
Hotel Brunelleschi
Hotel Brunelleschi
#20 of 421 in Florence
2,630 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $385 - $1,545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Cora 5*
Number of rooms: 46
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, Priceline, Travelocity and Jetsetter so you can book your Villa Cora reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Villa Cora staff and other travellers.
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Villa Cora staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get the upgrade. well worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles martinh201, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stayed in a family room. Excellent, excellent, Excellent”
 of 5 bubbles gzaczac, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms from the smaller two ancillary mansions are more exclusive and private.”
 of 5 bubbles Coreyzhang, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms nice. Some with high ceilings”
 of 5 bubbles 69tiger888, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dont book the lowest category , rooms are tiny”
 of 5 bubbles SSF-KWT, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5