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Belmond Villa San Michele

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spectacular views, outstanding food and a unique setting make this the perfect refuge from the tourist frenzy that is Firenze. Tuscany at its best in an elegant environment where the cares of the world melt away. Unique rooms, most with views and a chance for quiet while still offering good access to the museums and shopping. Bring your platinum card.

We spent 5 days here and enjoyed it completely. The staff is attentive but not noticed. The view of Florence is superb at the restaurant, from your room and from the entrance to the courtyard. We enjoyed afternoon wine in the sun drenched breezy courtyard with an incredible view of Florence from under an umbrella. Breakfast and dinner are superb again with views and dinner with a wonderful pianist. Breakfast can be requested in your room and this was perfect as well. Enjoy wine in your private terrace or courtyard or explore the rooms of the prior monastery. Room service is superb and we enjoyed the suite. The housekeepers were incredible, detailed and gracious. We had everything we needed and more. I was very impressed with the staff and their desire to please. This is a wonderful property to be enjoyed and not just a place to sleep. Their club sandwich was great as well as other dishes. Veal Milanese was excellent but was saltier on some evenings. A wonderful place to think and relax. I would as in most hotels hope for a larger shower but otherwise very comfortable. I would return and just hibernate here savoring the view and serenity.

Words cannot describe how beautiful this property is. The staff were amazing, the amenities splendid and the views spectacular. I’ve never slept so well in my life. The history alone behind the property is worth making the trek for. If you are thinking about booking- do it. You won’t regret it.

This charming hotel in Fiesole, near Florenz is one of the best I know. Even if you don't stay here; go for dinner and enjoy the grounds and the views of Florence in the distance. The food is excellent and the staff is really trying to make all your wishes come true. A magical place...

Amazing service, but very, very pricey. Quiet, amazing views, close to old town of Fiesole. Room service and dinner is very pricey. But they can get taxis and also have a shuttle down to Florence often. Rooms are quiet, and god size. Bathrooms are heavenly. The grounds make you feel like you are in a time warp. Heck Prince Charles stayed there the week before I did.

Visited Belmond for an evening meal and drinks as a celebration with some friends. Upon entering the ground you are blown away with the beauty of the building, followed by incredibly helpful and welcoming staff. We ate outside on Lovers Corner table and the view was simply incredible. Our waiter Davida was equally just as great and our night couldn't have been any nicery. Obviously the hotel prices come with the premium of the view, but still relatively reasonable considering what you get in return. Will be visitng again and staying here next time. Incredible in every sense. You won't be disappointed if you visit or stay here.

Villa San Michele is in a perfect location. The property is immaculately kept. We stayed in the limonaia suite and it was beautiful. The view is magnificent. Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner perfect. However what really makes this hotel outstanding is its staff. Belmond should be very proud of their employees.

We loved our stay here . This hotel has very dedicated staff who take great care and pride in making sure that guests have a fabulous experience here . The views down into Florence are second to none . The hotel shuttle bus down into Florence ( Piazza Della Republicca ) is a great facility and an enjoyable way to see more of Florence . Breakfast buffet was excellent and of high quality . Our evening meal when we dined in on our first night , was fine but we felt for the money it cost that the food lacked a " wow factor" having said that , everything else was perfect for us . We are already planning to return here in the future , we loved our stay .

On arrival, or After dinner (which was not very good) you cannot retire to your room and get your robe out and make your own tea or coffee. There is no kettle or any tea making facilities. You have to order it from the hotel and wait for someone to deliver, and it will be the hotel's own version of what the coffee is supposed to be. It will be cold. I get the old school service thing, and it really is quite graceful to go up to a Lounge and do that from time to time, but sometimes you just want to do it yourself. It's like these guys are still sticking to old service ideals that are akin to sticking with Windows 95 because the old ways are better. Do both. It will be less irritating for your guests. Surroundings, Location, Views, Gardens, Room all superb. Somehow, and oddly, do not feel welcomed. btw - 2nd room keys not allowed. Told it was a hotel security issue. So, if your wife is in the shower and you want to get a coffee in the lounge you go out the door and leave the room unlocked. (You need to take the key to lock the door from the outside). Something wrong with the hotel's priorities don't you think. .

The Villa San Michele is visually stunning. Everywhere you look, there is elegance and beauty. From the entry court to the reception area, gardens, restaurant and pool- the vistas are what dreams are made of. The concierge, Maurizio Ammazzini, had assisted me via email prior to arrival to coordinate transportation from Florence, made suggestions for dinner reservations and greeted us warmly to check us in and personally provide us with a tour of the property and our beautiful room. The service from everyone at the hotel was exceptional. It feels as if you are staying in a beautiful private palazzo and staff gets to know you and anticipate your every need and desire. Our room was perfectly outfitted and comfortably furnished in a lovely Tuscan style with every high end amenity desired. Beautiful marble bathrooms with Bulgari bath products, silky smooth bed linens and an incredible view of Florence from our window completed the accommodations. Breakfast was inclusive with our stay and was delicious- all enjoyed on a loggia overlooking Florence. It is simply magical, we loved it.

Via Doccia 4 Fiesole FI

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Belmond Villa San Michele is located within a mile (2 km) of Piazza Mino and Fiesole Archaeological Site. This 45-room, 5-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Fiesole and also close to Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Stadio Artemio Franchi.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a bite to eat at La Loggia, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 45 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Belmond Villa San Michele have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a steam room. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 152 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Triple Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite (Junior)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite (Junior)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 440 reviews