Villa Cora - Florence

ex. Grand Hotel Cora

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

On-site 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 center of Florence, the 5-star Villa Cora offers individual rooms together with a Jacuzzi, a health club and a wine cellar. Behind the neoclassical facade of Villa Cora lies classic interior.

Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and Museo Zoologico La Specola are within 10 minutes' walk away. The city center is 2 km away from the hotel.

Museo Nazionale del Bargello is 1.7 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

This property comprises 45 rooms featuring duplex queen room, connecting room and imperial two-bedroom king suite with climate control, coffee/tea makers, satellite TV, a DVD player and a living area. Villa Cora offers rooms with a spectacular view over the sea. The guestrooms feature marble floor and ornate furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. A range of Italian dishes is offered at the terrace restaurant. Guests can relax in the café bar serving hot and cold drinks. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Osteria il Canto Ghibellino and La Terrazza Del Principe are about 300 meters from the property.

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

Services

Bicycles and cars are available for rent at Villa Cora.

Relax

Cribs and babysitting are offered for guests with children. On-site fitness facilities include fitness classes and a gym.

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
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • 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.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125

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City Center
  • Florence
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    2.2 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:
    45

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Rooms and availability

Villa Cora photos Room
Classic Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic Twin

Villa Cora photos Room
Connecting Room
  • Room size:

    70 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Duplex Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Duplex, 1 Queen Bed

Two-Bedroom Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Villa Cora photos Room
One-Bedroom Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Suite, 1 Queen Bed

Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Villa Cora photos Room
Suite
  • Room size:

    50 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Suite|Suite

Villa Cora photos Room
Junior Suite
Garden view
  • Room size:

    40 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite

Family Two Room Room
  • Room size:

    70 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed and 2 Single beds, 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Family Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Family Room - Garden View

Villa Cora photos Room
Superior Queen Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double or Twin Room, Garden View

Villa Cora photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
Garden view
  • Room size:

    25 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Twin

Imperial Two-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Michelangelo Square200 m
  • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio1.2 km
  • 500 Touring Club1.4 km
  • Strozzi Palace1.5 km
  • Santa Croce1.6 km

Popular areas

  • Via Maggio1.0 km

Places of interest

  • Villa Medicea700 m
  • Piazza Santo Spirito1.0 km
  • Ponte Alle Grazie1.2 km
  • Die verzwickteste Wegeskreuzung der Welt1.5 km
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni1.5 km
  • Piazzale Miquelangelo1.5 km

Amusement

  • River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival1.6 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Boboli Garden800 m
  • Ponte Vecchio1.2 km
  • Via Dè Tornabuoni1.5 km
  • Piazza della Signoria1.5 km
  • Palazzo Vecchio1.5 km
  • Piazzale Michelangelo1.5 km

Historical sites

  • Piazza della Signoria1.4 km
  • Il Ponte Vecchio1.4 km

Museums

  • Museum of Natural History800 m
  • Museum of Natural History800 m
  • Pitti Palace900 m
  • Uffizi Gallery1.3 km
  • Die Geburt der Venus Uffizien1.3 km
  • Uffizi1.3 km
  • Palazzo strozzi1.5 km

Parks

  • Botanischer Garten Giardino di Boboli800 m
  • Bobboli Gärten900 m

Local attractions

  • Palazzo Vecchio1.5 km
    Piazza della Signoria, Florence
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore1.8 km
    via della Canonica, 1, Florence
  • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio1.5 km
    Piazza della Signoria, Florence
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte1.5 km
    Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei, Florence
  • Loggia dei Lanzi1.5 km
    Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Near the hotel

  • Giardino Torrigiani740 m
    Via de' Serragli, 146, Florence
  • Museo Zoologico La Specola810 m
    Via Romana 17, Florence
  • Boboli Gardens930 m
    Piazza Pitti, Florence
  • Porcelain Museum870 m
    Casino del Cavaliere, Florence
  • Pitti Palace880 m
    Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence
  • San Felice in Piazza860 m
    Piazza S. Felice, Florence
  • Galleria Palatina in Palazzo Pitti880 m
    Amici di Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Restaurants nearby

  • La Terrazza Del Principe290 m

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

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

  • Trattoria Piccolo Trianon480 m

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

    64% likes this, based on 58 reviews

  • Il Conte Ugolino540 m

    Address: Via Senese, 17
    Phone: 055 222 127

  • Osteria il Canto Ghibellino320 m

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

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

  • Rullante Club500 m

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

    65% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 11

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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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
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Hotel Address:

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, Italy, 50125

Get directions
City Center
  • Florence
    1.5 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    2.2 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:
    45

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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