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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 January 2015

This exclusive hotel is tucked into the side of a mountain and was once a 15th Century monastery. Old fresco's are still seen in the main building. The rooms in the main building are small so make sure you ask for one of the rooms built into the hillside underneath the lawn. Remember, Monks lived there for centuries! As you...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Andrea C Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. I am extremely glad to read your words. When our guests are so enthusiastic about their stay we are fulfilled and to know how much you loved the Hotel with its original frescos, the terraced gardens with an overwhelming view, as well as the excellence of the service is...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I was so lucky to spend 2 glorious nights at Villa San Michele and my only complaint is it just flew by too quickly. This place is just heaven and the chief really deserves a Michelin Star as I had the best White Truffle Risotto i've ever tasted. The quality of food, wine and impeccable service is 10/10 All the...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Fleur C, Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your stay with us and that you found your room comfortable and luxurious. I sincerely thank you for you compliment to our Chef and staff and I will make sure to share your words with them. I am looking forward...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa San Michele, Our room was very spacious with a small private garden and an amazing view of Florence. The hotel is perfect if you want to avoid the heat and the crowd! The service was fantastic and they very happily accepted our tiny Chihuahua. Breakfast on the lovely terrace with stunning views of...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear ALaure13, Thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to read your enthusiastic comments about the comfort of our rooms, the stunning views and that we succeeded in pampering even your little Chihuahua. We will certainly take into consideration all your points. I wish to welcome you again to Belmond Villa San Michele in the near...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We booked for 3 nights in July 2015, at a cost of almost 1000 euros per night, about 3 months ago, when we learnt that some friends were getting married nearby. They were also planning to stay at Villa San Michele on the nights before and after their wedding. Imagine our annoyance and their heartbreak, that we've now been told...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Mike B, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvsior, I am very disappointed to read your comments, unfortunately technical problems do happen occasionally, even in the best of systems. I must stress that we did find you alternative accommodation in order to remedy the matter and I am pleased to hear you found this to your liking. With...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and was in a room suite located in the beautifully landscaped grounds adjacent to the main hotel building. Our room was unbelievable. You entered through your own private glass doors, with privay blinds and pass the elegant lounge furniture and the super king sized bed was in the middle of the room. Sumptuous decor and...

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Rob L, I am delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your 3 nights with us in the comfort of your Suite in the garden. It is comments like yours that make us thrive even harder in providing the best in customer service and I thank you for your wonderful comments shared on TripAdvisor. We do hope to have...

New York
Reviewed 30 October 2014

In what used to be a monastery, Villa San Michele is an exquisite example of la dolce vita. Located in Fiesole, the hotel offers unparalleled views of Florence combined with the peace and tranquility of the Tuscan countryside. Simply gorgeous.

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Aaron K, General Manager at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear GinaSamarotto, Greetings from Florence and thank you for your wonderful post on TripAdvisor, I was delighted that you enjoyed the stunning views of Florence and that you managed to relax in peace and tranquility while enjoying all the services we offer. We do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back with us next year when we reopen...

Morris County, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We were hoping for very relaxing stay in an ancient VILLA with the most beautiful surroundings, definitely high end. This property was highly recommended by the hotel's preferred agent Virtuoso. I personally researched it too and emailed with guests who stayed in the villa recently. We knew exactly what we wanted- room INSIDE the villa with a view of Florence....

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Wenovo, thank you for your recent posting on TripAdvisor and for your valued feeback which always help us improve our services and understand clients needs better, I apologise that you were not that pleased with your upgrade but I am happy that once it was brought forward we were able to resolve it right away. I will make sure...

Salcombe
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed in the Villa San Michele for two nights in September. It is in a lovely location overlooking Florence. The surroundings are beautiful and staff are exceptional. We have stayed in top hotels and this is one of the best. It is not cheap but it is worth it. There is a shuttle bus which makes travelling into Florence...

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Aaron K, Direttore generale at Belmond Villa San Michele, responded to this review

Dear Blueyacht, Greetings from Florence and thank you for your wonderful review on your recent sojourn with us, I was delighted to read that you truly enjoyed your time with us and that the team made you feel at home and provided you with the best of service. We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back with...

Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

I loved it there,me and my husband fall in love with the old monastery,with the amazing staff,the excellent Prosecco and fried zuchinni ....the pool it s amazing,the gazebo for the spa moment has a breathtaking view.. The restaurant food it s very good ,nouveau cuisine ,excellent taste. The room was spacious and very clean ,amazing views.. The concierge very helpful...

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Dear Alexandra P, Greetings from Florence and tahnk you for your wonderful post on TripAdvisor, I am delighted to read that you and your Husband enjoyed your time with us and that the entire team took good care of you. We do look forward to welcoming you back with us next year for another massage at the Pool. Best wishes,...

Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This was the third and final stop, as well as the third Belmond hotel that we stayed at on this trip to Italy. We began the trip at the Villa Sant Andrea in Taromina, Sicily, then on to the Hotel Caruso in Ravello and ended at the San Michele in Florence. I will call it our "Triple Crown" experience!! I...

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Dear Kylie205, greetings from Florence, it was a pleasure to have you and your Husband with us on your recent "triple crown" trip in Italy and I am delighted to read that you had chosen all Belmond Hotels throughout this trip. Certainly, all our Hotels are different from one another but each offers the most breathtaking views and locations, I...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A short distance from the centre of Florence, Belmond Villa San Michele is housed in a 15th-century monastery with a façade designed by Michelangelo. It is surrounded by a large, wooded park and lush terraced gardens boasting magnificent views of the city and the Arno Valley below. The 45 bedrooms and suites are simple, peaceful and elegant while the Renaissance splendour of Florence is a mere 15 minutes away with the complimentary shuttle service, running every 20 minutes. La Loggia Restaurant provides a unique dining venue where guests can enjoy their lunch or dinner, based on Italian and Tuscan cuisine, while admiring the view over Florence. For a light lunch or a snack, the Pool Restaurant, situated directly by the hilltop panoramic swimming pool, is the ideal place. For food lovers, the renown Cooking School offers hands-on lessons to learn how to prepare the best Italian specialties. A Kids' Club and a dedicated Kids' Concierge are available to make the stay of younger guests truly unforgettable. The new Davanzati Room offers privacy and tranquillity thanks to its exclusive location, and a spacious terrace with a view for small banquets, cocktails and coffee breaks. Ideal for hosting meetings, launches and presentations, it also serves as a space for banquets for up to 100 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belmond Villa San Michele

Address: Via Doccia 4, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range: RM2,237 - RM5,731 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Villa San Michele 5*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Villa San Michele By Orient-Express Hotel Fiesole
Hotel San Michele
San Michele Hotel
Belmond Villa San Michele Fiesole, Italy
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“I recommend the Garden Suites - with their private balconies and exceptional views.”
 of 5 bubbles harrypZ5010SQ, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A room in the old part of the building or something more up to date close to the swimming-pool... The choice is yours :-)”
 of 5 bubbles FFlyerCDG, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“worth paying for a junior suite with a garden”
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“Bedrooms within the garden area are larger, but the rooms within the main building are still of a reasonable size.”
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