The peaceful ambience of this place recalls its origins in the 15th century as a Franciscan monastery, but I doubt the good friars had a heated outdoor pool or Jacuzzis in their cells. The facade was reputedly designed by Michelangelo, and everything is in shades of creamy yellow with soft gray pietra serena accents. The antique furnishings are the epitome of simple elegance, and some rooms come with canopied beds and linen sheets; others are fitted with wrought-iron headboards and antiques. The regular rooms are all in the main buildings, with modern junior suites dug into the hillside behind it, snuggled into the slopes between the terraces that host the swimming pool and formal gardens (several junior suites enjoy their own minigardens or terraces). They've converted the tiny hillside chapel into a cozy honeymoon suite with sweeping views, and the limonaia (where potted citrus trees once spent the frosty winters) into a grander suite. The monks never had it this good.
Facilities: Restaurant; piano bar; heated outdoor pool; bike rental; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; shuttle bus to/from town center; small business center and secretarial services; 24-hr. room service; massage; babysitting; laundry service; same-day dry cleaning; extensive park w/nature trails and jogging track.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Villa San Michele
If you want a special place it doesn't get any better than the Villa San Michele.! The room are very spacious,the bathrooms are the best I've ever been in, and all the people...
- posted on 11.12.12
- by katesgsbug
Fabulous Luxury Hotel
Probably one of the nicest luxury hotels I have ever stayed in. The old world ambiance combined with the beautiful gardens and outstanding view of Florence makes this a once in a lifetime...
- posted on 11.08.12
- by LastFlightOut21
The Best Meal In All Of Italy & The Best Service
If you want the "most perfect", "most romantic", "best service", and "greatest food", then make a reservation at the Villa San Michele for lunch...
- posted on 11.07.12
- by Susan L
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- tel: 800/237-1236 in the U.S.
- fax: 055-567-8250
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- Via Doccia 4
- Just below Fiesole off Via Fra' Giovanni Angelico
- Fiesole (FI) 50014
- breakfast included
- Orient-Express Hotels
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