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Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A fabulous place. Close to the centre of Florence, very welcoming, real quality and lovely people. The pool and gym are excellent and the food is fantastic. Breakfast options could be sharpened up, but our room and terrace were terrific and the location is beautiful. Don't stay in the centre of town - this is a great place.

The hotel is very well located relatively close to the center of Florence into a very quiet domain. Nice old buiding renewed nicely. The room we occupied was nice with good bed and mastress. Only issue the heating system not easy to manage (obliged to close it or to be too hot ...). Correct bathroom but without bathrobe which is now a standard in 5* After the lobby you will find a succession of rooms (salon) perhaps usefull in summer (but not in March). The bar, the restaurant and a covered terrasse warmed is at the opposite of the lobby. If you look at a spa as in majority of 5* forget it; you will have access at a fitness space where a small hammam is available (in summer the swimmingpool is certainly highly welcome). We consider that the hotel would propose more activities to be in line with 5* standards and usage. Service (people) is nice especially with Giovani who manages the bar and restaurant and is always available to give advices (a great thanks to him and also to his colleague)

We hugely enjoyed staying here for 2 nights for a 50th birthday party. Food was excellent and the breakfast especially good (as part of the inclusive room price). Staff on reception were so helpful with excellent English and nothing was too much trouble. Service in the bar was slightly slower than I would expect for this class of hotel. Our Room (no 10) was very well appointed, although the sink plug did not stay in and the shower leaked a little. I told the staff and they saw to it. Would definitely stay here again.

Attentive staff, great location on the outskirts of Florence and huge rooms contributed to a wonderful 4 day stay. We took advantage of the resorts restaurant and were suitably impressed with the menu and quality of the service. I would highly recommend this resort.

When you are lying by the pool at this hotel it's hard to believe you are so close to Florence! We stayed here for 3 nights late September it is a stunning hotel with friendly, helpful staff, good size rooms that are comfortable and have all the facilities you would need. It was a little slow getter no pool service for drinks but everything else was spot on - I would absolutely stay here again!

There are dozens of 5-star hotels in Florence and choosing one isn't easy. If you want to be in the center of the city and enjoy the hustle and bustle of tourists this is not the place for you. I chose Villa Tolomei because I wanted to wake up in the Tuscan countryside yet be only a short taxi ride (€12) from the Ponte Vecchio. The hotel is located on a hillside above the city and is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. There are only 30 rooms so it's always very relaxed and even the pool area that has a great view of the city is never chaotic. If you like you can lift weights in their fitness area (I didn't) or have dinner in the adjacent restaurant (I did). Staying here makes a visit to Florence even more special and gives you the chance to reflect on all the extraordinary things you've seen down below.

My husband and I have been travelling for 7 weeks. Staying at Villa Tolomei was by far the nicest place we have stayed. Right from the moment you pull up until the moment you go the staff we super friendly and professional. You could not ask for any more. The food was fantastic. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. I would encourage anyone to stay there. My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary. They made us feel very special. If there was a 10 star rating I would have given that to them. Thank you Villa Tolomei for a wonderful time.

I might say if it were even a 4 star hotel there would be things I might let go, but being a five star hotel, it just doesn't deserve it. Yes, the view of this place is breathtaking, and the place itself but it's a shame they don't take advantage of it's potential. I was organizing a wedding this September and in my mind I had the quality of a 5 star hotel which gave me confidence when you are working abroad, the joke on me, it was CHAOTIC. I do hope they start putting some effort because the venue deserves being treated as a 5 star hotel.

The hotel is lovely, with beautiful grounds and a wonderful view over the city of Florence. The pool area was fantastic and we saw deer running through the olive trees below, all very idyllic. The room was great and the staff very friendly. Breakfast was excellent, with lots of choice. However, it is not a short walk in to Florence and will take you a good 30 minutes. The walk itself is up and down the hillside so you need to have a reasonable level of fitness. A taxi ride will cost around €10. The restaurant is very expensive and the room service charge is ridiculous. It's much cheaper and nicer to eat out. We were also disappointed not to receive fresh water every day, something that we would expect from a 5 star luxury hotel. The internet connection was poor at times but in the main ok. If the hotel is committed to being a 5 star luxury destination then they need to iron out these little details and be very clear on the proximity to the city. I would recommend this hotel if you are using it as a base to see other parts of Florence. It's perfectly positioned to drive out to places like Siena, San Gimignano etc. You'll get the best from this place if you have a hire car. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would certainly go back.

We read on the website that this hotel is 5 mins from Florence. This is correct in the sense that it's 5 mins from a sign that says Florence - it's actually a 45 min walk to the centre up and down a steep hill and through narrow streets - not what we expected. Villa tolomei has the usual amenities you would expect from a 5* , lovely pool with an amazing view, clean rooms, wifi etc but the food at the restaurant is very expensive so to are the drinks around the pool. There are strict rules regarding what you can eat / drink around the pool which doesn't really make for a pleasant relaxing atmosphere. Room service is charged at a ridiculous 35€ per person, so if a family of four wanted a cup of tea and a glass of juice you would be charged € 140 before you took a sip of your 6€ drink - avoid ordering unless you have very deep pockets . Generally the staff are really nice, the guy at the pool, and the woman at the bar. However the woman behind reception was quite rude to my daughter when we asked to go back into our room after checking out ( even though before 12) as we forgot something- not really the way to treat 5 star guests . I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless you had a car and didn't mind being a few miles away from Florence .

Via Santa Maria a Marignolle 10 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Boboli Gardens
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Oltrarno within a mile (2 km) of Boboli Gardens, Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Ponte Vecchio. This 30-room, 5-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a fitness center. Near the airport, it's also near Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Pitti Palace.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort's 30 individually furnished rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort offers a fitness center, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. 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 free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 510 reviews