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Viale Niccolo Machiavelli 18, 50125, Florence Italy See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
5 Star accommodation
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Michael R
Bloomington
55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This wasn't a hotel stay, it was an experience that contributed substantially to the magic of Florence. The Villa Cora is the standard against which all other hotels in the world should be judged. From the moment we arrived, to the moment of our departure, our four day stay exceeded all expectations. The hotel itself is a visual feast. A beautiful mansion built just after Italy became a country, but also modern in every way. The two don't clash thanks to a brilliant restoration that seamlessly blends old and new with exquisite taste. But the heart of this hotel is the service. The staff felt more like personal assistants than hotel employees. How did they find a staff that is so thoroughly professional and gracious? On multiple occasions they anticipated our needs before we even asked. One of the trip's great treats was a beautifully presented breakfast each morning. The food - delicious, the presentation - magnificent, and the servers were pitch perfect. It was as if they stepped out of a novel. What a wonderful way to start each day in Florence. Bravo Villa Cora!
2 Thank Michael R
Response from Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Michael, Thank you for this magnificent review, it is one of those reviews that I want to read over and over again as it ticks all the right boxes, you managed to describe exactly what we try to offer here at Villa Cora, just as you said, an experience not just a hotel stay, We are very proud when our staff and their service is appreciated and complimented and this gives us the fuel to move forward and improve. Remember that you have a second home here in Firenze. Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli Hotel Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing
FredQueirozFilho
Brasilia, DF
5192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We were extremely impressed by the experience and luxury of Villa Cora. It's a historical palace in Toscana's heart, near Boboli Garden. But, the special/main feature is the service of all the team. There was no limit to make us happy. A special reference to the Maitre of Breakfast that did his better for us, beyond he is a elegant and pleasant man (please Vanessa Giovannelli, help us to remember his name - Followed the picture with him). All concierges and front desk team were very kind. There was a little inconvenient with shuttle service, but they knew handle so well that the episode was totally overcome.
Thank FredQueirozFilho
Response from Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Fred, Thank you for all of the nice things you said about us. We couldn’t be happier knowing we were able to impress you, at the same time, you also get some credit, since you allowed us to do so. The entire team really appreciates your compliments, as for our colleague in the picture, his name is Vittorio. We hope to welcome you back here at Vila Cora. Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli Hotel Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing
Mmedesevigny
Cambridge, Massachusetts
6833
Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
An island of elegance in a rose garden in the hills above Florence, one of the most beautiful art cities in the world. Lovely rooms, beautiful gardens, luxurious spa, and a rooftop champagne bar with magnificent views.
Thank Mmedesevigny
Response from Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, It is so nice of you to share your experience at Villa Cora with other travelers and I would like to thank you for this. The rose garden is something we are proud of as it has more than 100 species and we are so proud when it is appreciated and the same can be said about the entire property. You know where to find us whenever you come back to Florence Best Wishes, Vanessa Giovannelli Hotel Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing
Eric S
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We spent 3 nights in Florence as part of a ten night trip to Italy. We considered two nights in Florence, but wanted flexibility to do a day trip to Cinque Terre. We found Villa Cora and were very excited to see the hotel. It was fabulous, the overall accommodations, staff, food and rooftop view were incredible. It was a little out of town, but worth it with the daily shuttle service. Pool side restaurant had great food, fresh fish and phenomenal service. Our room was a little small, but that didn't detract. It had an outside patio. Great breakfast, a little pricey but worth it. Truly a 5 star experience.
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Thank Eric S
Response from Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Eric, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for this review. We are so glad you enjoyed a truly five star experience during your stay at Villa Cora. Next time you find yourself in Florence maybe you will consider spending more than 3 nights with us :) and if you do, we will be more than happy to welcome you back. Best Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli Hotel Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing
ijrichards
Bracknell, United Kingdom
21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
We arranged our wedding in September, we booked it nearly 6 months before Villa Cora is a luxury wedding location which gets booked up very quickly. Our wedding events manager Alessio was amazing from the start, the cost and proposal was very affordable and everything we wanted was provided or other alternatives were put forward. We got the date we wanted and only had to pay a 30% deposit. It was so easy to plan, Alessio even recommended a wedding planner called Grazia Paolini that does weddings at Villa Cora, so flowers, hair, make up and photographer and prepare work were now also being managed. Everything was expected and professionally agreed, but at the same time having really good fun and communication with Alessio. What an absolute star, he was great fun and superb at his job, anything was not too much.
Finally, on the day weather was hot and sunny, quite beautiful. My wife stayed with her daughter at the Villa Cora in the most beautiful junior suite duplex, which Alessio had arranged, it was perfect and a huge space to have hair and make up done.
We had ceremony in the sfingi gardens at 4.30pm, it was absolutely magical, the Villa looked fantastic and the gardens and ceremony was so beautiful. Everything went without a hitch, it was perfect. You cannot say one negative thing about the whole day, it was amazing. Alessio had planned everything perfectly and we thank him soo much for this, meeting him was great too, a great and funny personality, the reception and the e being meal was lovely, a big thank you to Lino who was the maitre d’ of our reception and he was great fun and very professional, we wanted for nothing. The drinks were amazing, fruit cocktails, presseco, wine and soft drinks all included. However the meal which was in the white room was fantastic, royal seafood salad, lasagnetta, beef steak and hazelnut mouse. Amazing and tasted so good, by far the best meal we had in Florence that week,
The cake was then presented, which was also great and very tasty, some free dessert wine and the day was over. Absolutely superb and something we will always remember as the best day of our lives. Make sure you go up on the roof at night too, fantastic view of Florence.
Also one big thanks must go to the concierge Alfredo, what a great guy, he saved me and looked after me all day, brought me about 15 bottles of water to cool me down before the ceremony and was so funny and calming before and during the day. He was great and the best concierge I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
All I would say is this, if you want to get married in Italy or abroad, speak to Villa Cora, it was superb and not as expensive as people think.. If you want a day never to forget with absolute luxury and amazing location with service that cannot be faulted, get married at Villa Cora.
A massive thank you to Alessio, Lino, Alfredo and everyone involved in our wedding of a lifetime.. ps we are still enjoying married life, so thanks for the great start.
1 Thank ijrichards
Response from Villa C, Direttore generale at Villa Cora
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ian, It is not often that someone decides to review an event organized at Villa Cora so I would like to thank you for this, we are also grateful for all the details you provided. It was a pleasure for us having you here for such a special day and Alessio, Lino, Alferdo and the entire team really appreciate your compliments. Last but not least, thank you for recommending us to everyone looking for a perfect location for a perfect day. It would give us great pleasure to welcome you back, maybe for your anniversary, that way you can start a tradition… Warm Regards, Vanessa Giovannelli Hotel Manager - Director of Sales & Marketing
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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 More 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". Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Spa
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Family
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Business
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Luxury
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Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
Family
,
Business
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
46
Price range
US$353 - US$1,005 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Grand Hotel Florence
,
Grand Hotel Cora
Location
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Family
,
Business
,
Luxury
,
Romantic
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
46
Price range
US$353 - US$1,005 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Grand Hotel Florence
,
Grand Hotel Cora
Location
Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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emmaandamber
15 April 2018|
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Response from Patrick D | Reviewed this property |
Hi: it operates on an as needed basis and was almost always available when we needed it to go from the Villa to the city center. the one time we took it in the evening to go to a restaurant the driver brought us directly... More
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Pembe H
8 January 2018|
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Dear Sir, Greetings from Villa Cora. Following to your request, as per Italian privacy law, we do require the confirmation number of the reservation in order to provide further information or confirmation. Wishing you a... More
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MicheleParis
5 January 2018|
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Response from scandabotz | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the annex. The jr suite was really a larger room ( one room and a bathroom) king bed, chair and desk and a chair Nice room but no where near what we think of as a “suite”. Shower head over the bath tub was... More
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"Suites on 1st floor in main building"
_ltlbrat5016
23 Sep 2018
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"We were in the rose room and it was stunning and has a beautiful view from the balcony"
HWKing
22 Aug 2018
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"Make sure to opt for a room with a city view; absolutely spectacular."
RLB42
8 Jul 2018
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"ask for a balcony overlooking downtown, beautiful sunsets"
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10 May 2018
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