Villa Cora - Florence

ex. Grand Hotel Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18 Florence 50125, Florence, Italy, 50125  show map
 5 stars
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
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Villa Cora - Florence

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

 Meeting facilities

Business center

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

The five-star mansion is surrounded by a large park and conveniently located near the centre of Florence.
This stunning property comes with health club, business center and swimming pool.
The perfect hotel features 46 air-conditioned rooms which are decorated in classical style with antique furniture.
The hotel offers its guests beautiful restaurant that serves Italian cuisine and dishes and wines from Tuscany.
The nearest bus station is in 300m and the Santa Maria Novella Train Station is in 2km.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   29.

Rooms

General information
All rooms are tastefully decorated, come with all modern amenities and provide double or twin bedded room, with separate closet, equipped with Satellite Plasma TV, electronic safe, high-speed wired and wireless connection, air conditioning, voice mail direct, and a mini bar enriched with delicious local craft. The bathroom, fully marble, offers bath or shower and separate bidet.
Room types:
Classic room – 18sqm;
Deluxe room – 23sqm;
Junior Suite (40sqm) with white and gold hand painted decors, three big windows overlooking the garden.
Suite (60sqm) comes with creaky parquet floors and original frescoed ceilings with four poster beds or canopy beds. The suites are composed of two separate large rooms, bedroom and living room with comfortable sofa, working area and separate closet.
Family room (70sqm) composed by two beautiful and spacious rooms and can accommodate a maximum of four adults, the crib can be arranged in case of needed. It comes with beautiful terrace.
Duplex (80sqm) with high ceilings, a twin bedded room on the upper level with a working area.

Dining options

The hotel offers a full English breakfast at the price of EUR 20 per person per night.
The hotel also offers its guests restaurant that serves Italian cuisine and dishes and wines from Tuscany.
Drinks and hot and cold snacks are available from the bar.
Room service is also available upon request.

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

Services

The Hotel comes with fully equipped business centre with all needed facilities, wireless internet and professional secretarial services.
Additional equipments available upon request.
Fax/photocopying services and banquet facilities are available too.

Leisure

All guests are welcome to visit sauna, fitness centre, massage, Turkish/steam bath, outdoor swimming pool (all year), jogging track and health club.

Additional features

The hotel renders child care services and offers special children menu.
Rooms for guests with specific health requirements are available on site.

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Facilities

General

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

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

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
  • Wake up service

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/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • 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
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Viale Machiavelli 18 Florence 50125, Florence, Italy, 50125

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City Center
  • Florence
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    2.2 km
  • Campo di Marte Station
    3.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
    290 m
  • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
    320 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    29

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Rooms and availability

General information
All rooms are tastefully decorated, come with all modern amenities and provide double or twin bedded room, with separate closet, equipped with Satellite Plasma TV, electronic safe, high-speed wired and wireless connection, air conditioning, voice mail direct, and a mini bar enriched with delicious local craft. The bathroom, fully marble, offers bath or shower and separate bidet.
Room types:
Classic room – 18sqm;
Deluxe room – 23sqm;
Junior Suite (40sqm) with white and gold hand painted decors, three big windows overlooking the garden.
Suite (60sqm) comes with creaky parquet floors and original frescoed ceilings with four poster beds or canopy beds. The suites are composed of two separate large rooms, bedroom and living room with comfortable sofa, working area and separate closet.
Family room (70sqm) composed by two beautiful and spacious rooms and can accommodate a maximum of four adults, the crib can be arranged in case of needed. It comes with beautiful terrace.
Duplex (80sqm) with high ceilings, a twin bedded room on the upper level with a working area.

Villa Cora Junior SuiteVilla Cora Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 40 m²
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  • Air conditioning
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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 Classic  Room
    Classic Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 18 m²
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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 SuiteVilla Cora Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or Queen-size bed
      Size: 60 m²
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      • Air conditioning
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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 Deluxe Room Deluxe Double RoomVilla Cora Deluxe Room Deluxe Double RoomVilla Cora Deluxe Room Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 23 m²
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        • Air conditioning
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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 Family Room
          Family Room
          Bed type: Double bed
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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 DuplexVilla Cora Duplex
            Duplex
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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

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            Hotel Address:

            Viale Machiavelli 18 Florence 50125, Florence, Italy, 50125

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Florence
              1.5 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
              2.2 km
            • Campo di Marte Station
              3.2 km
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
              290 m
            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
              320 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              29

            Hotel Awards

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            Villa Cora Location

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            The Chiesa di Ognissanti (All-Saints Church), a Franciscan church in Florence which was founded by the lay order of the Umiliati and was dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown, is in 1.6km.
            Strozzi Palace, an example of civil architecture with its rusticated stone, is in 1.5km.
            Pitti Palace, vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence, is in 900m.
            Uffizi, one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world, is in 1.4km.
            Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, dedicated to footwear and the history of the company, is in 1.7km.
            Bargello, also known as the Bargello Palace or Palazzo del Popolo (Palace of the People) is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, is in 1.7km.

            Tourist attractions

            • Michelangelo Square - 200 m
            • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio - 1.2 km
            • 500 Touring Club - 1.4 km
            • Strozzi Palace - 1.5 km
            • Santa Croce - 1.6 km
            • Duomo Area - 1.6 km

            Places of interest

            • Piazza Santo Spirito - 1.0 km
            • Ponte Alle Grazie - 1.2 km
            • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt - 1.5 km
            • Via Dè Tornabuoni - 1.5 km
            • Piazzale Miquelangelo - 1.5 km
            • CHIESA SANTA CROCE - 1.6 km
            • Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - 1.6 km
            • Basílica de San Miniato a Monte - 1.6 km

            Amusement

            • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival - 1.6 km
            • Odeon - 1.6 km
            • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 1.6 km

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Centro Storico - 1.6 km
            • Basilica of Santa Croce - 1.6 km

            Historical sites

            • Il Ponte Vecchio - 1.4 km
            • Piazza della Signoria - 1.4 km

            Museums

            Parks

            • Botanischer Garten Giardino di Boboli - 800 m
            • Bobboli Gärten - 900 m

            Local attractions

            • Palazzo Vecchio - 1.5 km
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence
            • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 1.8 km
              via della Canonica, 1, Florence
            • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio - 1.5 km
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence
            • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte - 1.5 km
              Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
            • Loggia dei Lanzi - 1.5 km
              Piazza della Signoria, Florence

            Near the hotel

            • Giardino Torrigiani - 740 m
              Via de' Serragli, 146, Florence
            • Museo Zoologico La Specola - 810 m
              Via Romana 17, Florence
            • Boboli Gardens - 930 m
              Piazza Pitti, Florence
            • Porcelain Museum - 870 m
              Casino del Cavaliere, Florence
            • Pitti Palace - 880 m
              Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence
            • San Felice in Piazza - 860 m
              Piazza S. Felice, Florence
            • Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti - 880 m
              Amici di Palazzo Pitti, Florence

            Restaurants nearby

            • La Terrazza Del Principe - 290 m

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

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

            • Trattoria Piccolo Trianon - 480 m

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

              64% likes this, based on 58 reviews

            • Il Conte Ugolino - 540 m

              Address: Via Senese, 17
              Phone: 055 222 127

            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino - 320 m

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

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

            • Rullante Club - 500 m

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

              65% likes this, based on 45 reviews
              Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 21

            Getting there.

            Peretola International Airport (FLR) is in 6.7km.
            Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) is in 69.1km.
            Forlì Airport (FRL) is in 82.3km.

            Getting around.

            The Santa Maria Novella Train Station is in 2km.
            The nearest bus station is in 300m.
            Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              29

            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 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

            Individual 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 50125, Florence, Italy, 50125

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Florence
              1.5 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
              2.2 km
            • Campo di Marte Station
              3.2 km
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • La Terrazza Del Principe (cuisine: Italian)
              290 m
            • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino (cuisine: Italian)
              320 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2010
            • Number of floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              29

            Hotel Awards

            ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFlorenceVilla Cora

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

            Use Badge