Villa La Massa
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- Villa La MassaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Nov 27, 2012
This 16th Century Mansion is perfect if you love the idea of exploring Florence but don't want to be in the city. Located on a hilltop overlooking the city it is a romantic alternative to the city central hotels. It is open seasonally April-October to take advantage of the gorgeous Tuscan weather. The rooms are exquisite with lush furnishings but also offer all of the modern amenities( flat screen tv's, wireless internet) that we need. The hotel does provide a complimentary hotel shuttle to the Ponte Vecchio for their guests.
- Villa La MassaJul 05, 2012
The Villa della Massa doesn’t feel like a contemporary hotel. It feels like the opulent private villa it was built to be (in the 16th century). There’s an expansive foyer with 60-foot ceilings looking up to the other floors, a pillared lobby with arches everywhere, a stunning picturesque bar, and a big, beautiful restaurant with outdoor summertime seating. The views from the room were breathtaking (of the garden on one side, and the river Arno on the other) – including from INSIDE THE SHOWER. Even the bed looked like it was made for a princess, which is what it made me feel like. It’s just outside the city, but it feels like it could be secluded in the countryside, with its spacious gardens, ivy-covered church, and tons of places to lounge and drink Prosecco or play bocce ball. The villa borders the Arno River, and there are waterside paths leading into town (they’re a healthy distance, but great if you're into a good walk). Compared to everything else about this place that’s awesome (including some of the only easy parking anywhere near Florence), it seems trivial to mention the candy at the reception desk, but I can’t help it: there’s a bowl of the best gummies I’ve ever had.
- Villa La MassaFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Wow. This place is another world. What a relief to be outside the city, to be so near to it, and feel like I'm in an oasis. The free shuttle that leaves every half hour from the villa to the center is great, not just for the service it provides, but for knowing that you *could* go to the city at any moment. In the end, Villa della Massa provided a deep serenity that I found awe-striking. Space was plentiful, both in the suite and in the grounds surrounding the buildings.
Here's a detail that, for whatever reason, really touched me: in the main lobby there are small fresh bouquets on every table. You don't notice them when you first walk in, maybe you even expect a giant sculptural arrangement of flowers at this sort of place. But instead, in keeping with the feeling of the whole structure, there is an intimate and incredibly high quality example of authentic life.
The food in the restaurant is worth trying, especially since they use the olive oil the grow and press on the grounds.
I noticed a small chapel on the premises. I can only imagine how dreamy a wedding would be on this property. If you can afford it, definitely stay at Villa della Massa.
- Villa La MassaFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Villa is right! Although severely on the outskirts of town, the beauty of the location is well worth it once you get out there, in my opinion! The feeling of being in an old-fashioned Italian villa absolutely permeates the entire property - it's truly an American's fantasy of what it would be like to live this type of Italian lifestyle. I could imagine this wouldn't be the best hotel if you were really planning on doing a lot of sightseeing in the center of Florence (although they do have an hourly shuttle that will take you there), but I think this is an ideal home base to explore both Florence and surrounding Tuscany. The rooms are really outstanding and luxurious - private terrace, canopy bed, fireplace in the suite. But also there are lots of individual touches in the color choices and special decor that makes the whole place feel cozy and loved. Beware - they are closed November-March every year, but seems like the spring and summer would be the best time in any case to enjoy the gardens and all the spaciousness on the property.Recommended for:
Dining options at Villa La Massa include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a health club and a fitness
There are 35 guestrooms at Villa La Massa. Rooms are individually decorated. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer bidets, makeup/shaving mirrors, and bathrobes. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, complimentary bottled water, and remote lighting/drapery/curtain control. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Allowed
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- In-House Bar
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Game Room
- Car Rental Desk
- Mini Bar In Room
Excellent!46 reviews across the web.
- LocationEasily accessible by car, said 100%.
- Service100% found the staff to be very friendly.
- HotelExcellent hotel.
- FoodFood is delicious.
- RoomRooms are great.
- GroundsNice grounds.