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Villa La Massa

Expedia.comUSD 584*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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fort wayne,in
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was a highlight of our trip. The Villa was beautiful, the service impeccable and personal, the food was fantastic. This is definitely one of the best hotels in the world. The setting was intimate and private, but still very close to all fantastic sites that Florence has to offer. The hotel provides a shuttle service to downtown Florence...

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UK
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Villa la Massa is about four miles outside Florence on the banks of the river Arno with views over rolling hills. It was the country villa of a 15th century Cardinal and the main building is most impressive. The rooms are situated on three floors around a large atrium although that word has modern connotations which do not really do...

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Livorno, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are not attentive to dietary needs. My wife risked being intoxicated with lactose, even when she stated her allergy. They do not seem to care, or bother. Too bad, it's a great location amongst the hills of Florence

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Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor, your comments are very much valued. I paid special attention to your comments regarding the dietary needs at our Restaurant "Il Verrocchio". I was very surprised to learn about the inconvenience experienced as all of our employees are regularly trained. They are very sensitive to dietary...

Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the three day package that included the cooking class. This is a great getaway from florence. The cooking class was outstanding, the food was superb. They have a tennis club in walking distance that is clay courts and is great. The rooms, beds, and linens are outstanding. The spa is in the basement and is really quiet and...

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Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for the review following to your stay at Villa La Massa! I truly appreciate your thoughts and I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay overall. I will make sure to pass on your comments regarding the cooking classes to our Chef Andrea Quagliarella. I am sure our Chef...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Villa La Massa - It was nice for sure but not 100% would choose it again, we felt it was over-rated - especially having compared it to several other luxury hotels of this rating/price range during our trip. Pros - Extremely quiet- nice oasis from busy Florence. Only saw 1 other couple the entire 4 days we were there -...

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Thank JillJ77
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My husband and I decided to meet my best friend and her husband in Florence for a few days of sightseeing to celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. As she is now living in Australia this was a special trip and we needed an extra special hotel. I emailed the hotel before our stay to inform them my friend was...

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Thank NeevSpencer
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel celebrating my 40th birthday. It's a beautiful 16th century villa on the outskirts of the city, overlooking a nice river. Rooms are excellent, breakfast was amazing and the staff was very hospitable. We had dinner once at the hotel and it was really fantastic. I highly recommend the hotel for a special occasion.

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Thank Khalid G
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Honestly, this is the most goregous hotel. I don't think the photo's even do it justice. I stayed here for a long weekend, and thought it was just fabulous. The bar was perfection, the whole decor of the hotel was so indulgent, but tasteful, I really loved it, and thought it was very fitting. Breakfast was great, the quality of...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Villa La Massa is an authentic Roman Medici Villa that has been refurbished for modern guests while retaining its original glory. Located on the Arnes river its location is secluded and quiet and for those who really want some peace outside a cityscape. The location is a perfect starting point to visit Florence and other regions and cities in the...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I will be upfront. I don't like my hotel, or restaurant, impeccable. A flaw here or there always gives the establishment this tinge of tragic heroism. Thus, when I frequent places I love, I always try to identify one or two little things that can be improved upon. Unfortunately, I have not been able to identify any such defect in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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Additional Information about Villa La Massa

Address: Via della Massa 24, 50012 Candeli, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Candeli
Price Range: $601 - $872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa La Massa 5*
Number of rooms: 37
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Villa La Massa Owned By Villa d`Este Hotel Candeli
Hotel La Massa
La Massa Hotel
Villa La Massa Province Of Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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“There is not a bad room. Rooms on the higher view provide better views.”
rw799, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites are better from what we heard, more light, better views”
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JillJ77, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the Arno river and the hillside are picturesque!”
NeevSpencer, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try for a corner room.”
maspencley, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with the Arno river view are wonderful... but the gardens and property are all beautiful!”
massafamily1, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
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