Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy
Villa San Michele, is one of Florence’s most exclusive hotels, is housed in an ancient former monastery on a cliffside amid trees and terraced gardens just outside Florence and, the hotel combines Renaissance atmosphere with 21st-century comforts galore. Spectacular views that can be enjoyed from the Loggia which is home to the hotel’s restaurant, the swimming pool and nearly all of the hotel rooms.
Facilities & Activities:
The immaculate, terraced gardens are a delight and the panoramic swimming pool is set in a green lawn at the top of the property. The small gym is open 24 hours a day and there is a canopy in the garden for massages with a view. The hotel offers 2 restaurants include a well-established cooking school. The ‘Kid’s Club’ organises activities from June-September. Other facilities are: 24 h Front Desk, Tour Desk, Business Center, Bicycle Rental (surcharge), Shuttle Service (free), Room Service.
Rooms & Suites:
The 46 elegant rooms and suites come with terracotta floors and Carrara-marble bathroom. The rooms are located whether in the main building or in the gardens with their private terraces. Each Double Classic Room has been beautifully restored, with original touches. Delight as you look out onto the intimate cloister or across to the soaring cypress trees. Located in the original part of the building, the Double Superior Rooms are spacious and overlook either the courtyard or the countryside. Each has a large marble bathroom and separate shower. Exquisitely appointed, Double Deluxe Rooms offer an idyllic view over Florence or the Italian garden and wooded park. Bathrooms feature Carrara marble double vanities and walk-in showers. All roome comes with: Luxury toiletries, TV with DVD player, Fully stocked mini-bar, free ewireless internet.
With its 15th-century setting and exceptional cuisine the La Loggia is romantic highlight. Florence stretches out below, providing a stunning view from the arched terrace. Dine in the sunshine on the grand, arched terrace or one of the historic rooms inside. For private banquets, the Ristorante Antico and Cenacolo rooms are also available.
Hotel Rating: *****
Hotel Address: Via Doccia 4, Fiesole (Florence), Italy.