The surrounding area: the Valley of Mugello. A region rich in nature and typical Tuscan villages. At the center, Lake Bilancino, where you can practice water sports, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing or just relax on the beaches. The hills are full of nature trails to walk, perhaps with the technique of Nordic walking, mountain biking or horseback. For golf lovers, Poggio dei Medici Golf Club, 18 holes, par 72, built thanks to the architect Alvise Rossi Fioravanti. For speed lovers (motorcycle and car), the Mugello International Circuit and, for those who love shopping, the Barberino Outlet Village: more than 100 shops with the best brands at competitive prices. A few steps: Florence, 12 km far, with easy access thanks to our shuttle service, is waiting for a visit to the numerous monuments and museums, including the Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Pitti. The charm of Florence is beyond its artistic heritage. It is also contained in the atmosphere of its streets, the venues with the artisan shops, the restaurants with the typical Florentine cuisine. A fervor that is kept alive throughout the year with exhibitions and events, concerts, operas and ballets. Fiesole, 6 km far, stands on a hill at 300 mt. high. Etruscan and Roman city offers a fantastic view of Florence. Still present the remains of Etruscan walls, while the Roman theater, dating back to the first century BC, during the summer offers evocative performances and concerts.
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Stayed here for four nights before going on to Florence. Lovely location, and views over the hills.Room was fine; clean and comfortable. Reception staff excellent Breakfast typical continental style, with plenty of cake. Evening meals not bad, but desserts unimaginative, Mousse or Pannecotte every night. On the last evening we were told that we could not eat in the restaurant as they had large groups. A lovely location, but the public transport system, efficient as it was, was not conducive to getting about.
The staff at the hotel was friendly and the rooms were clean and beautiful. Unfortunately, the AC was not working that well and the outdoor pool was full of bees. The breakfast is alright, but very focused on cakes and sweet treats. The city of Florence can be reached within around 25 minutes by car. If traveling by car, there are a few excellent traditional restaurants in the region. A big plus are the free parkings right in front of the hotel.
"Expensive and tired. Avoid at all costs."
The hotel was clearly once a gem, but those days are gone. The rooms are adequate at best. The staff have clearly given up. The wifi is worthless - only works in reception area, and it's pitifully slow. The restaurant is not worthy of that name - it's merely a room where the bare minimum of something vaguely edible is sometimes served. And the air conditioning is AWOL. The views are the sole salvation, and that simply isn't enough to make it worth staying here. Avoid! This place is massively overpriced and is AWFUL.
"Demidoff is a Demidud!!!"
Nessuna recensione in Italiano corrisponde ai tuoi filtri e contiene Demidoff is a demidud!!! Staff, with the exception of one member, were very rude. Acted as if we were an inconvenience. If you need to leave the resort, be prepared to pay upwards of $100 for a cab to come get you and bring you back. Do NOT walk to bus stop as suggested by staff. Treacherous roads. Very unsafe. You can preorder dinner, including steak. But ask at desk. They wont tell you. The entire facility is in need of repair. Air conditioning is regulated, room darkening shades are missing from windows, indoor pool is ICE COLD. the bees by the pool are scary, but harmless. They are the honey bees kept on the property who come to the pool as a water source. And bring a beach towel. We were scolded for using room towels and found notes in our room asking us not to use their towels for pool. We had no idea we had to bring our own (which would take up room in luggage). If you want to relax and lounge by the pool, the views are great, but if you want to see Tuscany, rent a car. Long story short, we would NEVER come back. They do not like Americans. At all. . Prova a rimuovere un filtro, modificare la ricerca o azzerare tutto per leggere le recensioni.
"We had a bad experience - Would NOT Recommend"
If you are looking to book this place, take a look at the other recent reviews - it appears our bad experience is not an isolated incident. The biggest issue we had with our stay was with the rude staff at the hotel. They were largely unhelpful - it seemed that us staying there and asking questions was an inconvenience to them. They were at times aggressive and even hung up on us when we tried to call them to turn off the air conditioning (note this can only be done remotely from their system). Beware if you are driving. They charge a mind-blowing 150 Euros for parking which they claim is written on the website... (when we looked it up, it says it's free). We had the unfortunate experience of being in the lobby when a poor guest took issue with the extortionate amount and was shouted at aggressively for about 5 minutes by a receptionist, who finally threatened to call the police if they did not pay right there and then. If you are not driving then also beware. We were charged 45 euros for a taxi from the airport to the hotel. Only to find the hotel shuttle service running into the city advertised on website was not running as it was 'out of season'. The taxi to Florence is expensive - 30 euros each way (the receptionist even claimed the taxi was expensive - but apparently the parking is reasonable''') So that leaves getting the bus into Florence - nearest bus stop with regular service is 25mins walk away along dangerous hill top road without pavements. Other than that you have to time a myriad of small buses at awkward hours to avoid the dangerous walk (note these finish around half 7 meaning dinner in Florence was not an option for us. When we arrived although 2 restaurants were advertised at the hotel, only 1 was available with very limited menu and they were unwilling to change anything on it. The breakfast provided was almost entirely stale each morning. There was a full hive of bees in outdoor swimming pool (neighbouring property has a farm of beehives) making it unusable whilst we were there. The internet/wifi was not working in rooms, we got a shrug from one of the receptionists when we tried to raise this and nothing was done about it after a number of enquiries The sound insulation is very poor between rooms and the whole hotel is still dilapidated despite recent renovation claims. Our bathroom was leaking form the base of the bidet. It looks like they stay afloat from large tours where customer service is not important - can't imagine they get any repeat business from individuals. Overall we would say avoid this hotel even if you get a great deal on it. How it achieves an official 4 star rating is a complete mystery. That said the countryside around Florence is beautiful and the city itself is wonderful. So just choose another place to stay.
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Check-in: 2:30 PM , Check-out: 10:30 AM