Villa Cora - Florence

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Coffee shop

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 rooftop terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna. Behind the neoclassical facade of Villa Cora lies refined 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 deluxe queen room, family two room double room and duplex two-bedroom suite in Villa Cora, where guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the sea and make use of climate control, a refrigerator, satellite TV, a DVD player and a living area. The hotel rooms come with marble floor and ornate furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with varied buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant serves Italian dishes. The cellar bar stocks wines and coffee to enjoy in a warm atmosphere. Guests can dine at Osteria il Canto Ghibellino and La Terrazza Del Principe located within a 5-minute walk of 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 centre, a conference room and a photocopier offered on site.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting are provided for guests with children. Fitness classes and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

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

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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 755 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 755 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Queen-size bed
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Queen-size bed
        Size: 650 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Queen-size bed
          Size: 540 sq. feet
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            Bed type: Queen-size bed
            Size: 540 sq. feet
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              Junior Suite
              Bed type: Twin beds or Queen-size bed
              Size: 435 sq. feet
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                Bed type: Twin beds
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                Family Two Room Double Room
                Bed type: 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
                Size: 755 sq. feet
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                Superior Double Room
                Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
                Size: 240 sq. feet
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                Superior Queen Room
                Bed type: Queen-size bed
                Size: 240 sq. feet
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                  Deluxe Double Room
                  Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
                  Size: 250 sq. feet
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                    Deluxe Room
                    Bed type: Queen-size bed
                    Size: 270 sq. feet
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                      Bed type: Queen-size bed
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                      Bed type: Queen-size bed
                      Size: 650 sq. feet
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                      Size: 1080 sq. feet
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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Villa Cora - Florence Florence location
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                      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

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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

                      Popular areas

                      • Via Maggio - 3300 ft

                      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

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