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“Dream Italian Vacation”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Florence, Tuscany

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Meredith...
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dream Italian Vacation”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Casa Rosa was perfect for my family's diverse travel needs and abilities. We were two active adults and 3 seniors (various levels of fitness). The hilltop was beautiful and the views were amazing - true Tuscan experience. The apartment had everything we needed to cook our own meals and be a little ways out of the busy town of Florence. The Olive Walk to town was a little steep but with sturdy walking shoes all seniors made it up and down without issue.
The grounds and outdoor pool area were especially beautiful. Well maintained and a welcome quiet paradise after a busy day of sight seeing.
The host and staff were lovely and made us all feel very welcome.
The cats were frequent visitors and very friendly.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Atmosphere - truly relaxing
Liked least: Mosquitos - bring repellant
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TouristHe...
Hessen
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“Fantastic Location”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We stayed for nearly two weeks in this autumn and enjoyed the beautiful house, garden and especially the beautiful view.
The city centre of Florence was near enough to walk, so there was no need using the car or cab.
Staff and owner were friendly and very helpful and we really can recommend this location.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Jake_Smit...
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unbelieveable views and great location”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

It is the most beautiful location and the views over Florence from the pool and gardens are simply breathtaking. Views of surreounding countryside from the balcony of the Villa are also wonderful.
Amerigo was very welcoming and friendly, property was comfortable and well equiped. WiFi was available though I couldn't get it to work in the actual villa, but this was not an issue as the reception areas were so beautiful to sit in.
Walk into town through the gardens and olive groves was lovely only about 10-15 mins to Porto Romana, taxis back were E10-15 from station or Piazza Republica.
All in all a wonderful place to stay, wish we'd been there longer!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The actual villa was a little dated, but the hotel itself was beautiful
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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toby p
Brighton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“absolutely perfect , gardens,views of florence,and apartment.”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

this was the most beautiful house set in wonderful matured gardens with the finest views of florence. only 5 minutes from the centre of the city and a perfect place to stay.we stayed in an apartment which would have suited a family, but the rooms within the house were wonderful and would have been a good choice if just a couple staying.the photos on their website do not do the place justice!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: cleaning charge , should be included in the cost
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AlbertPar...
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Picture perfect”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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View over Florence was captivating and made a great initial impression. Hotel Bellosguardo, upon which the apartment was adjoined, was charming with its elegant foyer and communal spaces.

The evening we arrived, Amerigo came by to introduce himself and make sure that we had settled in nicely. He seems lovely. Staff were generally friendly, attentive and accommodating.

The broader property was stunning and, as a friend commented, "took you back to another era" as we sat in the sun by the pool drinking wine, looking down over Florence as the children happily played. Almost every day was mid-high 20's in the week we visited.

The apartment was well maintained, with bedding for 5/6 people sufficient, with a fold out coach/sofa proving pretty comfy for the 5th/6th. Things functioned adequately (dining table, washing machine, washer) although the wi-fi reception was relatively weak and limited to one room. We ate breakfast in the apartment with purchased supplies from a relatively nearby supermarket (walking up hill with a full shopping load would be too much though) but there was an also the option in the dining room of the hotel. DInner there was also an option, if ordered by 6.30pm and served at 8pm, although we ate in town every night.

The walk down to Florence was generally commenced via a charming stroll along a private pathway through a vineyard and a neighbouring vegetable garden. Ponte Vecchio could be comfortably reached in about 30mins. The elderly and even my family of 3 children aged 8,10 & 12 would find that path hard work when feet and legs were tired at the end of a day walking around the City though. We sometimes took a taxi home for somewhere between 8-15 Euro, depending on where we commandeered it from.

While the lush garden was one of the property's key feature, it also harboured mosquitoes. Some insect repellant would be recommended.

I'd happily return or recommend others to stay at the property, in fact I would insist if I found that friends were headed to Florence. A family that visited us during our stay was consequently considering a broader family gathering to be located there next year, with initial plans having earmarked a Club Med alternately.

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Liked best: Picturesque property with handy location for Florence
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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