For those who love the charm of the Italian countryside with the sun drenched olive groves, well ordered vineyards and ancient stone buildings, this quite wonderful country house is warm and welcoming to all who enter through its doors. With private villas and apartments in the main building and within its grounds, this choice of accommodation represents excellent value for money in a peaceful and stunning location outside the city.
Managing to combine the traditional with the modern, this hotel also offers excellent value for money, with business facilities for its business guests as well as a range of leisure facilities including bike rental, sun loungers, an outdoor swimming pool, a DVD and book library, an outdoor barbeque for those sultry summer evenings, and some bookable relaxation treatments. In addition, there is also a range of excursions and experiences that can be arranged for you by the helpful staff including, floristry services, VIP and limousine services, theatre reservations and hot air ballooning trips over the beautiful countryside.
The gardens surrounding this hotel are out of this world, with sun terraces for guests to utilise. In addition, there is free parking on site, medical services should they be required, a currency exchange airport transfers for an additional fee, concierge, valet, laundry and porter services, internet and WiFi in the lobby and coin operated washing machines for those who require them
The guest rooms are just as complete as the rest of the hotel and feature air conditioning, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries in the e suite bathroom, complimentary mineral water, connecting rooms for larger groups, kitchen amenities including cooking and washing up facilities, a dining area, a daily housekeeping service, pay TV, plasma or flat screen LCD TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities, a work desk with lamp and high speed internet connection, a mini bar, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, a sewing kit, a safe with laptop capacity and controllable heating.
Our top picks in the local area
Paolo Castoli is a refreshing outdoor pool which kids will love to dive into when the heat of the city all becomes to much. This municipal pool is free some evening during the week, but cheap half day tickets can also be booked.
The Borgo San Jacopo is a restaurant with some seriously impressive romantic views of the famous bridges and river of the city. A table on the intimate outdoor terrace is a must for those dusky evenings with your wine being warmed by the evening sun.
Download the Arttour iphone app and take a self guided tour of all the finest Florentine galleries and craft workshops.
The Mall is an out of town shopping centre where those in the know head to bag the best bargains. It is home to all the hottest designer names at a fraction of the boutique shop prices.
For eating out
MoBa is an alfresco dining experience where, seated under big white umbrellas, you chow down on excellent contemporary food and watch the world go by to boot.
Twice is twice the fun in the same venue! Pre 11pm, mainstream fun and a buffet are on offer to punter who then switch it up a notch when after midnight the hip DJs arrive with crammed party playlists. The fun goes on so late into the night it’s practically early!