Villa Le Maschere5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We have just returned from a 3 night break here.Staff are warm and very welcoming.The location, building and grounds are beautiful.Our room was lovely and elegantly decorated and although we were close to the main road traffic noise was not an issue.A free shuttle bus is offered to Florence but needs to be booked the day before or it is a 90 euro taxi ride.We did both and the taxi was actually a private luxury car.Both drivers were engaging,giving us wonderful information about our surroundings and where to go once we arrived in Florence centre.Breakfast has an ample choice and is served in a beautiful area of the villa.We also had evening meals which were wonderful and the staff, and manager Giovanni were attentive,warm and friendly.We look forward to returning.
Only 30 minutes from Florence city centre. Only way there and back is to catch a private taxi. €70 from train station and €90 back Rooms are nice. Breakfast is too die for with staff being very polite. Spa centre is good with a sauna steam room and outdoor pool. Views from all around the location are good Great for a couple of days to get away from it all. American tourists seem to like this place to. Would go back
The hotel is located in beautiful tuscan countryside. It is an historic building recently restored and the decor is modern, elegant and very tasteful. The food was high quality and very well prepared, very good attentive service, we enjoyed our stay very much, everything was just right , the place peaceful and relaxing, especially the breakfast served in the beautiful gardens , just lovely. I would definitely return. Also comfortable to visit Florence Ps The hotel is close to Mugello Ferrari race track, you can hear the cars roaring on the road from the hotel when it is in use which it was when we stayed at the hotel.
We stayed 2 nights here. Staff warm welcome and greeting from reception. Our room was very well appointed. Gym has basic equipment but sufficient. Boutique small spa. Breakfast buffet help yourself. Good waiter a breakfast he was funny. Dinner very limited choice and don't change the menu or rotate menu on different days very often, so if you stay two nights it's the same food. Restaurant food just ok. Overall pleasant stay.
5 years to rebuild this old palazzo and results are really awesome! the decoration is so refined in each little details. The hotel is huge and you can lost yourself in corridors which is actually great because you discover other beautiful spaces (dining rooms, salon, bar...). Good buffet for breakfast. Good service and tasty food at the restaurant(super pasta!). Our room had a nice view on the garden. Nice moulure and "trompe l'oeil" on walls and ceiling. Good bed quality. Bathroom was a little bit small without much light but confortable. Perfect for an escapade with your lover!
I chose to stay here with my family as it was perfectly located to see a bit of Tuscany and be 'shuttled' into Florence 35 minutes away. This Villa is beautiful but falls just short of the promised 5 star. Unlike previous reviews we found every member of staff to be helpful and friendly. The food was fabulous, yes a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. The pool was quiet every time we visited in the afternoon and we found the sun beds to be more than adequate. The jacuzzi in the wellness area disappointed due to a lack of working jets and the discovery of thick green mould but we didn't visit this hotel for the wellness area. The rooms were reasonably spacious and the beds and pillows were so comfy our nights sleep was excellent. The rooms should have provided free water, that was a shame, and the air con was a little too warm for us and even though we reported it after a failure to turn it down in our room the temperature didn't change. So a couple of issues, but overall our stay was fabulous and we would strongly recommend the Villa.
A very neutral welcome without the promised welcome drink and a request to move our car quickly to the car park. The room was average but with poor Air Con and a hard bed. There was no bottled water on offer in sight, in fact the room was pretty basic as was the overpriced sparsely stocked minibar. The 'relaxing pool' had screaming kids and there were barking dogs every morning to annoy you at breakfast. When there was a space, the beds by the pool were extremely uncomfortable, like lying on a plank of wood. Its a nice location but better was the lake nearby, the outlet mall if you like designer shopping and a fantastic local restaurant opposite the hotel. We just got the impression that no effort was being made by the management. Some great individuals who were proud of what they did was one of the chefs and a waitress who cared. This place needs an injection of something as it could offer much more.
We have been around the world and stayed in many 5* hotels. This one is not a 5* hotel, although they like to believe and pretend like they are one, very fond of themselves. We stayed 10 nights here, so ample time to experience and observe. We arrived with 40 degrees Celsius, no welcome drink...could I please have your credit card Sir. One morning we had water coming from the ceiling, coming from the room above. The cleaning done by housekeeping is below par. Especially the floors in the bedroom and the bathroom are dirty, during the entire stay, dust on the nightstands, during the entire stay and we even found hair clips, pieces of string and hairs in the bathtub after cleaning was done that were not ours. The shower could be more practical. Don't think too much of the Spa, which is a sauna, a steam-bath, a shower with Ambilight and a couple of relaxing beds, where you cannot relax because there is no supervision where people are told to be quiet, children are also allowed and the therapist herself, if she is there, makes loud phone calls and speaks loud to other guests. There is also black fungus behind the headrest of the jacuzzi, also during our entire 10 nights stay, so we did not enjoy the jacuzzi. The pool area is fine but the amount of insects, wasps, hornets and horse flies is really annoying. The hotel can say this is because it is located in the middle of nature but there are no attempts to make it any more comfortable and it really effects your ability to relax as you have to constantly watch yourself, each other, your drinks, your food. About the food, the food at the pool is a snack bar basically. Toast with crisps, sandwich with fries, plastic plates, no cutlery, you eat with your hands. The kitchen for lunch and dinner is an insult to Italian cuisine and a shame for the hotel they pretend to be. The food is tasteless, inspiration less and way overpriced. Not what you would expect when looking at the pictures when booking your holiday. This is without a doubt the reason why lunch and dinner are virtually empty every day besides Monday, because the restaurants in the neighborhood are closed on Mondays. The lady at lunch a dinner, Christina C, is always looking angry/discontent. Smile! It is free! I don't mind paying 5 Euros for a soda of 7 for a beer, as long as all the rest lives up to that level as well and it simply doesn't, no matter what the manager will reply to this review. We were soooooo happy with the Enoteca restaurant across the street, family owned, honest good food at half the price of what the hotel charges you for less in both quantity and quality. The cocktails at the moodless bar are 15 Euros but also just average. With all this said, I do not understand why some of the staff think to highly of themselves/this place and also act accordingly...? One day we had rain and the hotel was leaking water everywhere. The lobby literally flooded and the furniture and drapes were all wet. We had a late return flight and asked if there was a room available for us to bridge only 3 hours of waiting, so we wouldn't be to warm before all the travelling. We could stay those 3 hours in a room for 160,- Euros and when we kindly refused we were informed that as an exception, we were allowed to wait on the terrace outside or use a bed on the lawn. Thank you for this generous exception! This hotel has issues and it could easily make a lot more money if it was properly ran, if it was well managed and had a much much better kitchen. Asking a lot of money for food and drinks "because you are a 5* hotel" is easy, especially when you are in the middle of nowhere, but people are not stupid so do not treat them as such by under-delivering. No value for money. Oh, and yes, nature and the surroundings are nice, the location and view are great, bot those require no effort from the hotel of course.
Wonderful vacation at a luxury resort near Florence!very beautiful rooms with anything you can possibly need ,very nice breakfast with a great variety of fresh Italian products. Many congratulations to the hotel manager and the staff!!! One little thing is that the bathroom although is very good and clean ,could be a little more luxurious Superb surroundings !!!!! It was so beautiful and elegant we had the feeling like being movie stars !!!
A stunning luxury deluxe resort Overviews a lake Spa and wellness facilities at its best Breakfast outdoor poolside Rooms have elite classy decor Enjoyed and relaxed Very close to Barberino outlet mall
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a leisurely stroll of Castello Di Villanova Della Arno, Villa Le Maschere is within a few miles (5 km) of Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 65 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on a lake and also close to Convento del Bosco ai Frati and Barberino Designer Outlet.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
Villa Le Maschere's 65 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include free toiletries.
At Villa Le Maschere, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 584 reviews