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Villa Cora
Ranked #6 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Wonderful garden, beautiful rooms and most kind and serviceminded personnel which was higly appreciated.
Breakfast was in the terass overlooking the garden , just perfect. One of the best hotel breakfast I had.
Everythin g tasty and fresh. Swimminpoool very nicely situtated, very comfortabel with shuttle bus from th ehotel to Florence and vice versa, especially, when waking in Florence a whole day. Just enjoy !

Stayed: August 2017
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Dear Anita,

Thank you so much for your nice comment and for your beautiful words regarding our service, rooms and our breakfast.

We are so honored that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I will wait for your next visit, I will be here to thank you personally.

My Warmest Regards

Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Experienced first class service throughout our stay at this exquisite hotel. Dined with friends at the poolside restaurant, following champagne and canapes on the roof terrace, enjoying panoramic views across the city. I can fully recommend this establishment, for a memorable stay in luxurious surroundings.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Robert I
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Robert,
thank you very much for your nice review .
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with our services.
This kind of comment really makes us happy.
We are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon !
My warmest regards
Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I was invited for Sunday brunch on my birthday to this marvellous building which is a hotel and a restaurant. The brunch is a buffet of numerous starters, main course of meat fish and game and to finish, various desserts. The wine of your choice is served by the waiteresses and as it is self service, you can eat as much as you want at a fixed price. Definitely worth a visit to dine and admire the gardens.

Room Tip: We went for Sunday brunch and did not sleep here
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sevin H
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Dear Sevin,

Thank you for your excellent review and for your kind comments regarding the levels of service recieved during our brunch.
I will ensure that these are passed on to the staff, it is always gratifying to receive such praise.
I look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable day with us in the near future.

Warm regards,

Simone Giorgi
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We recently stayed at the Villa Cora in Florence. It was an amazing experience. From the décor to the service and the food, everything was perfect. The staff was very attentive and the sommelier in the restaurant paired the perfect wines with an outstanding tasting menu. The hotel is outside the downtown area, but the convenient complimentary hotel shuttle made it a quick 10 minute trip to the city center. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jennifer S
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Dear Jennifer,
thank you very much for your nice review .
We are already looking forward to welcoming you back soon !
My warmest regards
Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I am visiting my granddaughters who are studing in Florence from Marist college and Boston College in the United States.The Villa Cora is a magical experience.My youngest grandchild spent 2 hours in the beautiful heated pool.My daughters and I had a full spa experience and I have invited family and friends to a Thankgsgiving luncheon in the elegant restaurant overlookong the pool.The staff is warm and very attentive.The shuttle and out of the city is perfect.The view of Florence from the rooftop patio is breathtaking.I will include some pictures later in the week.The Villa Cora will be a lifetime memory for us all.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Maryellen B
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Maryellen,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and were satisfied with our services.
We will be more than pleased to give you our welcome back!!!
My warmest regards
Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This place is incredible. After a very trying flight to Italy, Alessandro at the front desk provided a wonderful welcome, giving us a tour of the property and a map of the city with lots of suggestions of where to go. We stayed in a lovely suite overlooking the front of the building with a wonderful bedroom and separate sitting room. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was spacious.

Although the hotel is not located within the city center, it is nestled in a beautiful spot in the hills close to the Michelangelo park. The hotel provides a shuttle to the city, dropping you off in the center of it all. Florence is small and very easy to walk, but if you're tired, you can call and also have the shuttle pick you up.

The restaurant is a definite - you have to go. Patrizia was the chief server and provided an unforgettable experience. The Tiramisu was heaven in my mouth. Unbelievable.

The morning buffet was scrumptious. The breakfast staff was attentive and friendly. The cafe Americano was top notch!

All in all, I can't say enough good things about Villa Cora. Our stay was way too short and we plan to come back next year. If you're planning a trip to Florence and want a luxury experience, the Villa Cora is an excellent choice - comparable to the Four Seasons - maybe even better. Go. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Guest,
Thanks you for your beautiful review!
We are honored of the positive comments and I will extend your review to Alessandro.
Not less important ,of course, that yours was a positive comment about the Hotel and its facilities also
We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit.
My warmest regards
Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Lovely and Luxurious villa set in a rose garden in the hills above Florence, with a swimming pool surrounded by statues and greenery, a fabulous spa, elegant dining, and great service. Beautiful rooms with exquisite decorations and lovely soaps and lotions from Santa Maria Novella, a famous all-natural Florentine parfumerie.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Guest,

We thank you so much for your kind rewiev!

We are so honored that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate your beautiful words regarding our service and the facilities of our Villa.

I will wait for your next visit, I will be here to thank you personally.

Simone Giorgi - General Manager

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Additional Information about Villa Cora

Address: Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Florence
#1 Family Hotel in Florence
#5 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#11 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $444 - $1,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Cora 5*
Number of rooms: 46
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 
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Also Known As:
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Grand Hotel Cora

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