Villa Cora - Florence

ex. Grand Hotel Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125show map
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Highlights
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SuperbBased on  81 reviews
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Overview

Villa Cora is placed in the center of Florence and offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a library and a rooftop terrace. The hotel opened its doors in 1870 and was remodeled in 2010.

The venue is 1.6 km away from Piazzale Michelangelo. Villa Cora lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Florence.

Nearby points of interest include a cathedral, a palace and a church.

The hotel enjoys a quiet location within 10 minutes' drive from Peretola airport.

Rooms

The superior Villa Cora offers such rooms as connecting room, duplex double room and imperial two-bedroom king suite appointed with climate control, coffee/tea makers, satellite TV, a DVD player and a living area. The rooms afford a spectacular view of the sea. These luxury rooms are equipped with ornate furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The on-site terrace restaurant tempts guests with Italian dishes. Guests can relax in the café bar serving hot and cold drinks. Osteria il Canto Ghibellino and La Terrazza Del Principe are situated in a suburb area, about 300 meters away of the property.

The hotel offers a full breakfast at the price of EUR 25 per person per night. 

Services

Villa Cora offers a business centre, a conference room and a photocopier for business guests.

Relax

Guests will enjoy using Turkish steam bath and reflex massage at the hotel. Such fitness options as fitness classes and a gym are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Porta Romana, FlorencePorta Romana, Florence1700 ft
Villa MediceaVilla Medicea2300 ft
Museum of Natural HistoryMuseum of Natural History2700 ft
Pitti PalacePitti Palace3000 ft
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens2000 ftPiazza de' Pitti
Via Maggio Via Maggio 4100 ft FlorenceItaly
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio4200 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 5000 ftPiazza della Signoria
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La Terrazza Del PrincipeLa Terrazza Del Principe1000 ftViale Niccolo Machiavelli
Osteria il Canto GhibellinoOsteria il Canto Ghibellino1100 ftPiazza Farinata degli Uberti, 6
Trattoria Piccolo TrianonTrattoria Piccolo Trianon1600 ftVia dante da castiglione, 20
Rullante ClubRullante Club1700 ftVia Cantagalli, 1 r
Il Conte UgolinoIl Conte Ugolino1800 ftVia Senese, 17
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Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella1.1 mi
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo5000 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE1.0 mi
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella1.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station1.3 mi
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi1.6 mi
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)1.1 mi
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi4300 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery1.4 mi
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo5000 ftViale Michelangelo
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria5000 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
OgnissantiOgnissanti1.0 miPiazza Ognissanti
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 1.1 miPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
Via FaenzaVia Faenza1.3 mi FlorenceItaly
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)4.3 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
9.2
SuperbBased on  81  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Fantastic building and gardens. Excellent location only a pleasant 20 minute walk away from downtown Florence. Wonderful pool.

    Even though we had booked a Deluxe double room described as "Large room with balcony overlooking Florence" we were at first shown to a tiny room with neither balcony nor view. Upon complaining we were given another very small room with a balcony. Still no Florence view. The room was small even by Italian standards and definately by Italian 5-star standards. It was a very charming room but it did not correspond to the description in Booked.net.

  • 9.6
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    I booked the hotel as a surprise for my girlfriend. It is an amazing hotel, that is so well done with excellent staff. They were always helpful, but such nice personable people also. I found it excellent value for money against other hotels in town that you pay top dollar for location but little else. We loved the staff, the views, the restaurant, the pool, the room, the four poster bed, the history, and the spa! What a great stay! Highly recommended.

    The only negative was that we had to leave.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    This hotel is exceptional in every way. The staff, the rooms, the facilities, the location, the views, the magnificence of it all is just breath-taking. We could not have chosen a more romantic and wonderful place in which to enjoy our honeymoon - a huge thank you to all concerned. We will be back, for certain.

  • 10.0
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    The cleanest hotel I've seen. Awesome interiors. Very cosy pool surrounded by a garden. Helpfull staff. In the reastarant they were able to cook what my child is used too. The hotel is about 40 minutes by walking from the city center, which is good (no tourists, big park nearby). There's a shuttle service and taxis arrive in about 5 minutes. Me and my 3 year-old daughter had a great stay.

    The room was tiny, but the terrace with the view over Florence was enormous

  • 10.0
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    Its incredible hotel... Fantastic decorated, the best service, delicious food...

    30 mins walking from the city centre

  • 10.0
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    Immaculate service, very helpful staff, I stayed there for the second time and my kid just loves their outdoor pool

    The restaurant menu choice is a bit limited, but they are willing to cook whatever you might need for a small child

  • 10.0
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    We liked the atmosphere, comfort, services and great food.

  • 9.6
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    It is beautifully situated and the bedrooms and all open areas are very well designed and maintained. The staff are uniformly lovely.

    Leaving it.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Perfect spot just outside hustle and noise of florence - a retreat. Nice size hotel - personal feel. pool area nicely designed and presented. food quality good and extensive wine list. spa facilities and ambience good. Our room, on first floor very memorable - beautifully ornate (painted ceiling). Bathroom very distinctive too.

    Whilst food was really good, the maitre d in the evening spoilt the ambience of the restaurant. Only a certain number of laid up tables outside despite the fact that there was space for more. We were ok but others disappointed to be asked to sit inside on beautiful evenings. He ran the restaurant to suit himself/resource rather than the way it should be in 5 star establishments - with the guest in mind at all times. As noted, the food quality good but it really should be at the price. Sense that there was no room for flexibility from the chef either - you either had a dish as it was described on the menu or choose something else. One final tip for hotel - change your menu during the course of the week - we were there for 6 days and had exhausted the menu within 3 days based on our preferences. They should do specials on top of main menu in order to encourage guests to eat in more.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything about the Villa Cora is superb. A magnificently restored elegant house on the hillside overlooking Florence and the surrounding countryside. We went for a weekend break, booked just 2 weeks beforehand. About a 2 hour flight from Manchester to Pisa and 1 hour on the train from Pisa airport; the railway platform is literally outside the airport doors. Our room was large with an entrance hallway and walk-in closet / dressing room, but best of all, a large balcony with amazing views of the city. The service was very friendly and very good, we had room service meals on 2 evenings and the food arrived within 20 minutes and was excellent. The hotel has a large swimming pool which was very welcome as the weather was nice and hot and sunny. The poolside cocktail bar has a good selection of drinks; we were given a complimentary "welcome" non-alcoholic fruit cocktail - delicious. Suitable for all ages and all occasions. We can't wait to go back.

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    It was so good we stayed another night defiantly going back !

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  • 7.4
    Very good

    It was a grand and luxurious hotel. Wonderful location. Pool facilities were great. Quiet

    Staff was stiff and very stand offish. Was an effort to help out. Not a very friendly environment. The driver was also very unfriendly. The turn down service was not at all constant,Lacking completely.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Relaxing, cosy & luxury

    Nothing to say

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Absolutely wonderful - extremely attentive and polite staff, wonderful meals, lots of entertainment options to choose from.

    A bit costy, but totally worth it.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent rooms and spacious surroundings.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  81 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Italy

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)4.3 mi
Lucca (LCV)33.7 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station1.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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