Villa il Fedino0.0 out of 5.0
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There are six reasons everyone should visit this hotel. Firstly, the location is sensational; a 2 minute walk from the town centre and close enough to the main autostrada to go to Siena, Panzano or even the west coach beaches. Secondly, its amenities are fantastic; it has air conditioning and wifi which are pretty unheard of in most comparable places. Thirdly, it has parking and beautiful grounds that you can spend a day in with your family. Fourthly, the rooms are very spacious and quirky. Fifthly, the breakfast and dinner terrace have views over the magnificent Tuscan countryside which is breathtaking. Lastly, and this is its biggest advantage, is that the owners Ahmet and Alessandro make the huge space feel like your home for the duration of the stay. All of the team, including their son Lorenzo welcomed us, so much we are already planning to go back! This was the first trip with our 15 month old daughter to Italy and it was so special thanks to our stay at the hotel; nothing was too much trouble! Thank you!
This B&B is located in the old part of the quaint town of San Casciano, in Tuscany. The building dates back 700 years and sits on a hill giving a commanding view of the Chianti countryside from the backyard. The rooms have modern washrooms while maintaining a 1400s feeling and look to the rooms. It's a trip back in time. You are able to walk a short distance to the center of the town where you will find all sorts of shops and restaurants. The town is a little off the beaten path so it is not very touristy. Alessandria, the owner and Lorenzo, her son were extremely helpful guiding us through our various daytrips. The town is well situated so a vast number of famous cities are only an hour away. You will need a car for most of the trips but a good bus system can bring you to Florence saving on the task of finding parking. The B&B contained a restaurant at one time, so on request, a dinner can also be served on the patio overlooking the countryside. Their breakfasts and dinners were amazing. They also arranged for a cooking class so we could learn the finer art of making pasta and our favorite sauce. Mirko our chef, Alessandria and Lorenzo all joined in for the fun. We then dinned on our creation. One of the best days of our trip.
I truly hope my review will help you not to be deceived with the photos of Villa Il Fedino so you do not spoil your stay in Tuscany like we did. Nothing you see on the photos is like it in reality. Pool looks gorgeous on the website, but it is basic ground pool that no one uses as you need to climb up and then go down in water. There are no hammocks, no chairs overlooking Chianti as right below is a noisy road and you do not get a feeling you are in the nature. Breakfast is the worst ever, they serve one plate of very old tomato and melon, sometimes few pieces of ham for two people. There is not small goods board so you can choose at least few options. Room as dungy, musty, smelly and dark. It was really depressing spending 4 days there and that was the worst part of our stay in Italy. After this place we went to Fonte di Medici and for the same price we experienced truly small boutique hotel in the most beautiful nature settings, great service, fantastic pool and even better breakfast. Vila Il Fedino is decayed heavily, service is poor, it is hard to communicate in English, but worst of all they intentionally deceived you with photos that are nowhere near close to reality. I hope you will not waste not only your money but also valuable days of your holiday on this place. I am attaching real photos so you can see "the pool", noisy road underneath, ripped and dirty upholstery, tiny 0.3m2 shower cabin, wrinkled tomato for breakfast etc. See and judge for yourself
This appearance of this ancient villa is striking right from the start. Set in its own grounds with beautiful views the interior gives off a feeling of calm and historic splendour. Tapestries line the walls and here you will be staying in a suite complete with four poster bed and all modern amenities. The mere size of the room with its window shutters and air conditioned coolness is a great contrast to when you step outside onto the terraces to the sun and wonderful aromas of blossom that abound in this beautiful setting. Breakfast is provided in the cost of your room and as well as cooked food there is a large plate of delicious pastries, fresh orange juice, cold meats and endless coffees. Dinner can also be had at the Villa although the menu is sufficient in choice but not large. Excellent wines are also available to the discerning palate. There is a swimming pool and plenty of recliners, towels being supplied on request. A short distance from the Villa is the 'medieval borough' of San Casciano with its boutique type shops and many restaurants as well as superb ice cream outlets. The owners are on hand to answer any question you may have and will arrange transport for you to Pisa airport if required. Sadly I was only there for 2 days.....I rather wish it had been a lot longer but Tuscany with all its beauty will remain with me for many a day.
We traveled all over Italy for 21 days and Alessandra, her husband, and her son, Lorenzo made the deepest impressions in our hearts. The room and the view from the room exceeded my expectation. The private outdoor terrace area attached to the room was a grand surprise. The first day we arrived late in the afternoon after a train ride and drive from Florence - it was 3 pm ish. We asked Lorenzo where in town we could grab a quick bite and he said that he would have their chef whip up a lunch for us even though the kitchen was closed. In 15 minutes we were eating the most yummiest antipasti in the open dining area along with complimentary wine from Lorenzo. There is a restaurant in the cellar where we ate dinner on two consecutive nights and Lorenzo treated us to complimentary vin santo (with cantucci) or digestifs on each night. I can still taste that delectable tagliatelle with duck ragout from my dinner -- yum! Will return here in a heartbeat. We truly appreciated the warmth and kindness of this family.
This lovely family owned villa is within walking distance to San Casciano and a short car ride to Machiavelli's house. We were 5 single adults and one couple and rented 6 rooms. All the rooms, except for the economy room, have just the atmosphere one would expect from a Tuscan villa. (The economy room is a comfortable good option if you want to save money, otherwise go for the bigger rooms or suites.) Alessandra and her family made our visit special by cooking her ribollita soup. A real treat. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Breakfast included, among other things, freshly baked bread and your choice of eggs and coffee. We ate 4 dinners there (super and inexpensive) and each included homemade pasta and local wines. This villa is a 4 hr. car ride from Milan and a short drive to Florence. We booked our own transport from Milan to Il Fedino but Alessandra hooked up a van and driver, Simone, for us who took us on day trips to Assisi, San Gimignano, Siena and other towns during our week long stay. Finally, Simone dropped us off at our next stay in Florence. No one in our group was keen to drive, but if you stay here and want to see Tuscany, rent a car. Definitely would recommend and stay here again. Great villa, great family!
Perfectly situated on the hill with great views over the scenery to the south. Building looks like an old palazzo with 6+m high ceilings and if you book one of the suits feels like centuries back! Place also has a pool.
What lovely hosts ! Alessandra & Amadeo were so nice, fun talking with them and learning about the villa's history. She was born there and we stayed in her grandparent's room. We had booked a junior suite and a deluxe double room, but wound up with 2 superior suites ! The rooms are beautiful, exactly like online pictures. How marvelous to stay in this gorgeous piece of history, you expect the Medici to show up at any minute ! We also loved the small town and had a fabulous dinner at La Cantinetta del Nonno. The owner spent a lot of time with us and even brought us complementary Vin Santo after our meal. Unfortunately we only had one night here, but our stay at Villa Il Fedino set the bar very high for the rest of our trip. Can't wait to come back again and stay longer !
The villa is very beautiful, and conveniently located just at the edge of San Casciano. There is a parking. The room was beautiful and spacious. The owners are delightful. They suggested a restaurant at close distance which was just perfect. San Casciano is very close to Florence and at the same time very quiet.
The hotel is not far from the town centre. The room we stayed in was large, clean and traditional. The bathroom was clean. Breakfast was excellent, amazing views and good choice. The pool is not built into the ground, rather it's above, with a few sun loungers around. The views are great, although there is a quiet murmur from the motorway below. It's good for one or two nights.
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Villa il Fedino places you 11.1 mi (17.9 km) from Ponte Vecchio and 11.2 mi (18 km) from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. This townhouse has 9 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Boboli Gardens and Piazzale Michelangelo are also within a 30-minute drive.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. This townhouse accommodation is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 9 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Memory foam beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.
Villa il Fedino offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff can provide concierge services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in.
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95% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 149 reviews