Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Travel Tuesday - Il Salviatino in Florence

While we were in Florence we stayed at Il Salviatino. It is an amazing hotel and lived up to all my expectations!  We wanted  to stay at a place that was just outside Florence but close enough to be able to go into town everyday.  This turned out to be the perfect location.  As soon as you drive up the windy driveway you really feel secluded...yet you are only a short drive to the city.

Il Salviatino is an old estate that has recently been renovated and turned into a hotel.  The attention to detail and excellent service are what really make this hotel stand out.

When we first arrived we were escorted out to this amazing porch and given a glass of champagne.  It was the perfect was to start out our stay at Il Salviatino

Views of the garden.

The swimming pool was the perfect way to end our hot days of sightseeing.  The water was so refreshing and looking out at the cypress trees was so relaxing!

Inside the hotel there were so many architectural and decorative details.

They had fresh orchids throughout the hotel.

We had cocktails before dinner every night and they would bring us 3 small appetizers each with our aperitifs.  Delicious!!!

 We loved sitting in the library with drinks after dinner!  My boyfriend now wants to buy some of those candle holder things...aka candelabras...another reason why I love him...yes...we do need some silver candelabras!

We ate breakfast out here every morning.  Breakfast is included in the room, they had a large selection and you could really order anything you wanted.

Front of hotel

The rooms were simple and beautiful.  All white bedding with a tufted white leather headboard.  The rooms had dark brown accents and beautiful wood floors.  I loved the hotel decor...if you are anything like me and love interior design then you know that the decor can make or break your stay at a nice hotel...they did an amazing job and have fabulous taste!

 One of the best things about Il Salviatino is that they have "ambassadors" on staff 24 hours that can help you with any need or want that you have.  We relied on them for dinner reservations and for planning activities during the day.  Giuseppe was the man and our trip would not have been the same without him!

Giuseppe planned our favorite day!  A trip to Chianti!  I will do a separate post on the winery because it was so special and picturesque!

We loved this hotel and can't wait to go back!


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