Villa Cora - Florence

ex. Grand Hotel Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125  show map
 5 stars
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Villa Cora - Florence

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Quite tricky to find - Wifi everywhere - Shuttle bus to centre - Will definitely return
  • Location is perfect - Beautiful building - Great food - I recommend
  • Excellent gym and spa - Free fruit and soft drink - Tea making in room - Fab restaurant
  • Service was good - Room was beautiful - Bathroom was huge - Worth every penny
  • Fantastic hotel - Bit of a walk from the centre - Staff very helpful - Pool is wonderful

Overview

Located in the historical center of Florence, the 5-star Villa Cora offers individual rooms together with a health club, a rooftop terrace and a swimming pool. Behind the neoclassical facade of Villa Cora lies unique interior.

Piazza della Signoria, Giardino Torrigiani and Uffizi Gallery are within 10 minutes' walk away. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

Baptistry is 1.9 km of the property, while Palazzo Vecchio is around 1.6 km away.

Guests will find Bobolino bus stop next to Villa Cora. Peretola airport is approximately 10 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

There are 45 rooms including Family Two Room Double Room, Duplex Two-Bedroom Suite and Standard Classic Double Room in Villa Cora, where guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and make use of individual climate control, multi-channel TV, a work desk, free Wi-Fi and an in-room safe. Bathrooms are fitted with a bidet, terry bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with varied buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The hotel features an 24-hour restaurant serving Italian cuisine. The cellar bar serves wines and coffee. Guests can dine at Osteria il Canto Ghibellino and La Terrazza Del Principe, about 300 meters away from the property.

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

Services

Business travelers can avail of a business center, a conference room and a copier offered on site.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a spa center, a sauna and a Jacuzzi as well as Turkish steam bath and reflex massage. Fitness classes, a gym and bicycles are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125

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City Center
  • Florence
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1.4 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
    1000 ft
  • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
    1100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Rooms and availability

Villa Cora photos Room Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Bed type: Queen-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 435 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It offers a sitting area, a work desk and a marble bathroom with all modern amenities.

Room facilities
    Villa Cora photos Room Classic  Room
    Classic Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This room offers not only a breathtaking view of the main Florentine prestigious monuments but also of the hills which surround the city.It is unique in style, with separate closet. The bathroom, fully marble, offers all the European comforts: bath or shower and separate bidet, and an exclusive assortment of bath products from Annick Goutal, fragrance “Rose Splendid”

    Room facilities
      Villa Cora photos Room
      Suite
      Bed type: Queen-size bed
      Size: 650 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      The spacious suite features a seating area with sofa. It can have original parquet floors, original frescoed ceilings and four-poster beds, some have rose-themed boudoirs and canopy beds. Historic figures such as the Japanese Emperor and Princess Eugenia, wife of Napoleon III, have stayed here.

      Room facilities
        Villa Cora photos Room Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 250 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        The Deluxe room offers a view of the internal park, Florentine’s masterpieces and the green hills surrounding the Renaissance city. Emotions that can be enjoyed with full privacy, thanks to the unique panoramic (balconies). The bathroom, fully marble, offers all the European comforts: bath or shower and separate bidet, and an exclusive assortment of bath products from Annick Goutal, fragrance “Rose Splendid”

        Room facilities
          Villa Cora photos Room Family Room
          Family Room
          Bed type: Twin beds
          Size: 650 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          The Family Room is located in the main Villa on the third floor “Moorish Floor”. It is composed by two beautiful and spacious rooms. The Décor is spectacular with warm terracotta overlooking the Florentine Hills. The bathroom, fully marble, offers all the European comforts: bath or shower and separate bidet, and an exclusive assortment of bath products from Annick Goutal, fragrance “Rose Splendid”. Family Suite can accommodate a maximum of 4 adults, the crib can be arranged in case of needed. Beautiful terrace, very spacious, this room makes the perfect family break.

          Room facilities
            Villa Cora photos Room Duplex
            Duplex
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
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            Duplex room is on the “Piano Nobile” and make an excellent use of the high ceilings to allow for a specially designed spiral staircase to be used to create a split level areas, a bedroom on the upper level with a working area is kept entirely separate from the very luxurious bedroom with sitting room. The bathroom, fully marble, offers all the European comforts: bath or shower and separate bidet, and an exclusive assortment of bath products from Annick Goutal, fragrance “Rose Splendid”.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Villa Cora - Florence Florence location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Florence
              5000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
              1.4 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
              1000 ft
            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
              1100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              45

            Hotel Awards

            ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFlorenceVilla Cora

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

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            Villa Cora Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Michelangelo Square - 700 ft
            • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio - 4000 ft
            • 500 Touring Club - 4600 ft
            • Strozzi Palace - 5000 ft
            • Santa Croce - 1.0 mi

            Places of interest

            • Villa Medicea - 2300 ft
            • Piazza Santo Spirito - 3300 ft
            • Ponte Alle Grazie - 4000 ft
            • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 5000 ft
            • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 5000 ft
            • Piazzale Miquelangelo - 5000 ft
            • Palazzo Vecchio - 5000 ft

            Convention centers

            • Via Maggio - 3300 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Museum of Natural History - 2700 ft
            • Pitti Palace - 3000 ft
            • Uffizi Gallery - 4300 ft

            Amusement

            • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 1.0 mi

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Boboli Garden - 2700 ft
            • Ponte Vecchio - 4000 ft
            • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 5000 ft
            • Piazza della Signoria - 5000 ft
            • Piazzale Michelangelo - 5000 ft

            Historical sites

            • Piazza della Signoria - 4600 ft
            • Il Ponte Vecchio - 4600 ft

            Museums

            • Museum of Natural History - 2700 ft
            • Die Geburt der Venus Uffizien - 4300 ft
            • Uffizi - 4300 ft
            • Palazzo strozzi - 5000 ft

            Parks

            • Botanischer Garten Giardino di Boboli - 2700 ft
            • Bobboli Gärten - 3000 ft

            Local attractions

            • Palazzo Vecchio - 5000 ft
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence
            • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 1.1 mi
              via della Canonica, 1, Florence
            • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio - 5000 ft
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence
            • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte - 5000 ft
              Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
            • Loggia dei Lanzi - 5100 ft
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence

            Near the hotel

            • Giardino Torrigiani - 2500 ft
              Via de' Serragli, 146, Florence
            • Museo Zoologico La Specola - 2700 ft
              Via Romana 17, Florence
            • Boboli Gardens - 3100 ft
              Piazza Pitti, Florence
            • Porcelain Museum - 2900 ft
              Casino del Cavaliere, Florence
            • Pitti Palace - 2900 ft
              Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence
            • San Felice in Piazza - 2900 ft
              Piazza S. Felice, Florence
            • Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti - 2900 ft
              Amici di Palazzo Pitti, Florence

            Restaurants nearby

            • La Terrazza Del Principe - 1000 ft

              Address: Viale Niccolo Machiavelli
              Phone: 39-055-224104

              64% likes this, based on 104 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

            • Trattoria Piccolo Trianon - 1600 ft

              Address: Via dante da castiglione, 20
              Phone: +39 055.402007

              64% likes this, based on 58 reviews

            • Il Conte Ugolino - 1800 ft

              Address: Via Senese, 17
              Phone: 055 222 127

            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino - 1100 ft

              Address: Piazza Farinata degli Uberti, 6
              Phone: 0571 78866

              57% likes this, based on 42 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian

            • Rullante Club - 1700 ft

              Address: Via Cantagalli, 1 r
              Phone: +39 3298718807

              65% likes this, based on 45 reviews
              Price Range: USD 5 - USD 16

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              45

            Hotel Awards

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

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            Villa Cora Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Villa Cora

            Average guest rating

            9.2out of 10
            Superb
            Based on 75 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Couple
              9.2

              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.

            • Couple
              9.6

              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.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            • Family with children
              10.0

              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

            • Couple
              10.0

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

              30 mins walking from the city centre

            • Family with children
              10.0

              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

            • Older travelers
              10.0

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

            • Family with children
              9.6

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

              Leaving it.

            • Couple
              7.4

              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.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              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.

            • Family with children
              10.0

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

              Can think of any

            • Couple
              7.4

              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.

            • Couple
              9.2

              Relaxing, cosy & luxury

              Nothing to say

            • Couple
              9.2

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

              A bit costy, but totally worth it.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Excellent rooms and spacious surroundings.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Villa Cora - Florence Florence location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Florence
              5000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
              1.4 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
              1000 ft
            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
              1100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              45

            Hotel Awards

            ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFlorenceVilla Cora

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

            Use Badge