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“Incredibly good hotel”
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Villa La Vedetta
Ranked #53 of 412 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Yerevan, Armenia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Incredibly good hotel”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

So much comfortable in every respect! Excellent location, excellent service, fantastic breakfast, top quality restaurant/dinner, room/bathroom facilities/decoration very good. Everything was great, but want to mention specifically the waiter at the restaurant - what a service! Thank you so much! Would definitely choose this hotel for my next and any other stay in Florence.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gagik A
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 16 April 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor ! We can only say thank you very much and we await to welcome you in the future .

Roberto Boccacelli
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Hotel Villa la Vedetta
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Been to many 5 Stars Hotels this is provable the best we have enjoy.
The Hotel was superv, Food was exelent, Staff were the most friendly and very helpfull, Their English were very good, the room were beautiful, the views expectacular, the distance to the city was 15 mits but also when we dint wanted to walk the hotel shuttle service was very good. in all I highly recommended, Roberto the in charge!!! and Lora were just fantastic. I will definatelly stay back in this Hotel with out question. I read other people comments here and I just think some people leave in cuckoo land they want every thing for nothing... well I have been staying in Hotels that cost over £3700 pounds per night and this hotel is as good if not better. My advice is try for your self and ignore the negative comments as its untrue in my oppinion.

Room Tip: Best Hotel for service and views I ever been
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Dear Francisco ,
thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor ! You really made all the staff happy and proud for your kind words .
Especially Laura is very happy for beeing an important part of the sweet memory of your stay that you will keep for always in your heart .
We all await for your next stay at "la Vedetta"
Thank you very much for your time and attention

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relation Manager
Hotel Villa la Vedetta
guestrelation@villalavedettahotel.com
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Lanikai, Hawaii, United States
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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We only had time for one night in Florence and it was by far my favorite night while visiting Italy. Laura at the front desk was so welcoming and helpful about where to go. The hotel is walk from the center of town but really only took us maybe 15-20 minutes and it was such a beautiful walk. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to town if you prefer not walk. I plan on coming back to Florence again and this is the only hotel i will stay at.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Dear Amanda,
thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. Our guest satisfaction is our best satisfaction ! I thank you on behalf of my staff and a particular greeting from Laura .
Thank you very much

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relation Manager
guestrelation@villalavedettahotel.com
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

My wife and I stayed there for 2 nights march 2012.
The property is an a beautiful location, the staff was very nice and the rooms were clean and the bathroom was big which is a plus.
The door know of our room broke and was never fixed. In the last day there, the shower drain clogged which caused the whole bathroom floor to flood, my wife and I were not happy about that at all. We had a continental breakfast there just the first morning and we assume it was complementary (as it has been in every hotel in our tour of Italy), when we checked out they charge us 56 euros for the "breakfast" we had of some juice and bread, but then again, that was our mistake for assuming things...
If you get a good deal in this hotel I would say book it, you will love it!, just have in mind it is a 5 star Hotel with 5 star prices!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank cepi44
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor .I feel sorry and apologize for the problem occurred during your stay .
The lock was apperently fixed by our work man twice ,but as you mention not properly ! Now after your concern and my personal attention the lock has been definetely fixed .
Regarding the breakafst charge I am very sorry but the cost of our buffet breakfast of 28 euro per person/day is very clear and visible in all the reservations system and is never included .
There must have been a real misunderstanding and I apologize for this but I guarantee that we will improve our system to better explain this and avoid future inconvenience .
Thank you very much for your time and attention

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relation Manager
guestrelation@villalavedettahotel.com
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Commerce City, Colorado
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

My wife Sue and I went to Italy and did 7 cities in 14 days for our 26th anniversary. It was hit and run most places with the longest stay four days in Firenza at the Villa la Vedetta. Villa la Vedetta is a converted villa that is about 100 yds south of Plaza Michelangelo. I can’t say all rooms have a view of the city, luckily ours did, but if not, their back patio or rooftop viewing area has a spectacular view of the entire city. The rooms, though a little dated, were large and comfortable.

However, a comfortable bed and a view don’t make a great hotel, the staff does. From the moment we got there, we weren’t treated like guests, we were treated like family. Everyone from the Manager to the maids went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. I also need to give special mention to Valentina at the front desk and David the restaurant Manager.

Valentina’s warm smile greeted you every morning when you came by the front desk. If you needed to find anything, a restaurant, a laundry mat or a shop, she not only found out where it was but how to get you there. She even helped us find the @ symbol on a European keyboard.

The single most relaxing night Sue and I had on this trip was diner at the Onice restaurant in the villa. The food on the menu looked very good and we wanted to have some wine with each course and dessert. One problem, we are wine rookies, so we asked David to pick the wine for us. David is a big man and a little imposing maybe but if you want to see his face light up, ask him about wine. Not only did he pick three excellent wines, he told us about where it was grown, the type of soil and the flavors we should expect in the wine. As he passed on his knowledge, you could tell how much he loved wine. Lastly, what looked good on the menu was delicious in our mouths. Good food, good wine and with David’s help, a great evening.

This was our first time in Firenza but we loved it so much, we know it won’t be our last. When we come back, we will stay at Villa la Vedetta. Grazie.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Tim and Sue,
thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor ! I am very happy that all my staff ,especially Valentina ensured you all the best attention .
It is very important for all of us to know that all the daily efforts converted your stay in the most memorable one ! this is our best satisfction and if you ever decide to come back ,we will be very happy to welcome you and your family again at Villa la Vedetta.
Thank you very much for your kind attention

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relations Manager
Hotel Villa La Vedetta
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UK
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

We stayed here and had our wedding reception here in 2009. It was absolutely beautiful, stunning location, mostly helpful staff and the restaurant is one of the best I have eaten in. Rooms traditional but very stylish, lovely views. The gardens, terrace, pool are all lovely. Breakfast is outstanding - all cooked to order and a beautiful selection of fruits, pastries etc. We enjoyed it so much we are visiting Florence again in April for Easter, and will pay a return visit to the restauarant Onice for dinner. We are very much looking forward to it.
Only downside was there was no iron in the room - my husband wanted to (as you would) iron his shirt for the wedding. The staff would not give us an iron in the room, and tried to charge us for housekeeping ironing the shirt for him. That was not impressive!
But apart from that - would highly recommend this place. Location is not an issue - there is a shuttle bus to town.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank smn741
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Tripadvisor user,
thank you very much for your review and I really thank you for your kind words addressed to the staff and particular for the special mention about our Restaurant Onice .
I am very sorry for your disappointement,and I apologize for the inconvenience, but ironing in the room, according to the Italian law of Fire Safety ,is strictly forbidden.
Thank you very much for time and attention

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relations Manager
Hotel Villa La Vedetta
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

This was our second time staying at Villa La Vadetta. The view from the hotel is phenomenal, the staff picks wonderful local restaurants and the shuttle is convenient. One staff member remembered us from our last stay two years ago. This is one hotel we will definitely return to.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Thank Ktkin
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Direzione_LaVedetta, General Manager at Villa La Vedetta, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Dear Tripadvisor user,
thank you very much for your review . I am very happy about your impressions regarding our Staff and Villa !
We look forward for your third time ..is a promise ..!!

Roberto Boccacelli
Guest Relations Manager
Hotel Villa la Vedetta *****
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Property: Villa La Vedetta
Address: Viale Michelangiolo 78, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Piazzale Michelangelo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#39 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#59 Family Hotel in Florence
#90 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Vedetta 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A true 'Urban Resort' unique in Florence. Romantic neo-renaissance villa, today a lavish hotel of only 18 deluxe rooms and suites in exclusive panoramic position on Piazzale Michelangelo, with breathtaking view of Florence only a few steps from Ponte Vecchio. ... more   less 
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