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Reviewed 6 April 2012

The hotel itself is on the outskirts of Florence, and we would advise if driving using a sat nav, that it is a bit of a mare to find! The Sat nav won't find number 119 Via Villamagna, so we tried 118 hoping it might tak us next door and we would be able to see the hotel, WRONG! ....the road actually runs in 2 directions, the left hand side is like an industrial water works and not much else and once your on it it's a one way street, and then to the right you drive quite a long way, through a little village, and tiny walled roads before finally seeing signs to the hotel. We made the kistake of turning left several times and driving round in circles!! Might be worth printing directions off Google maps, and following them if your driving there. Once we reached the hotel we were greeted by such a warm welcome, friendly and helpful service, the receptionist said the hotel is reasonably new which may account for the sat navs confusion. The hotel and rooms have been decorated in traditional Florentine style, and the view of the river from our window was breath taking. The rooms are spacious, traditionally furnished with an amazing spa shower. The staff are welcoming and accomodating, and they actually have a bell boy which is a first in our experience of Italian hotels. Take advantage of the free hotel shuttle bus in to the town if you can! We dined at the hotel restaurant, and my husband said the steak was the best he has ever had, and my tuscan bean soup was delicious, compliments to the chef as the service, quality, and taste, of our meal was just outstanding! Only wish we could have stayed longer than just 1 night!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2012

Dear guest,

we really thank you for you kind words and we are sorry for the trouble in finding the Hotel.
This is our second year and many things are changed in the streets around the area in this last months (one ways, signs, etc.) so we hope the next GPS upgrade will include them so that will be easier to find us.

Will be happy to have you as guest again now that you know the street.
Thank you

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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Was there in Dec 2011 for my honeymoon. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL! The room was awesome and the food at the restaurant was amazing. You have to try the Tuscany Soup and the Florentine Steak! The restaurant manager Franco is very friendly and provides top notch service!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

If you are considering staying at the Hotel Mulino di Firenze, don't wait another minute...just book your room! To say that we were delighted with our experience is a gross under-statement. The owners, the Lotti family, poured their very Italian hearts and souls into the remaking of this 15th Century mill on the banks of the Arno. It oozes charm (the pictures are good, but it can't capture it all, frankly), is located on a beautiful stretch of the river, really in a very isolated and quiet area, AND has a terrific, friendly and wonderful staff to match. We stayed in the fantastic room 202 (large, with a massive window over lookng the pool, the grounds and the Arno) for nine nights, and made the Mulino our second home in Tuscany in the process.

We arrived home to Los Angeles last night (March 28, 2012) and we wanted to express our appreciation to the management and staff of the hotel through this public thank-you.

Another bonus is the excellent restaurant on the premises which is separately managed, with a top-notch highly trained Tuscan chef. We ate there three of the nights, and were not disappointed. Additionally, the breakfast served every morning was outstanding, with a vast array of freshly made baked goods, cheeses, eggs, meats, fruits and vegetables. The staff made coffee to order (lattes, cappucinos too!), and were at our sides at a moment's notice. The back of the restaurant has a wall of glass french doors which face the Arno - just a beautiful way to start each day.

Much has been written about the shuttles - they work just fine. Just make sure to reserve your spot the night before.

If you are renting a car to explore Tuscany, this is an ideal launching point, as you are just a few minutes away from the Autostrade. AND, there is a free HUGE covered garage adjacent to the property. If you are into bike riding, take advantage of the free mountain bikes that are available to guests. The area is flat, so one can ride along the Arno or even into town, if you wish.

My wife and I are fairly well traveled, in our 50's, and have stayed in many four star hotels throughout the world. This one takes the cake. We are already planning our return trip to the Mulino, perhaps next Spring.

A special shout-out to Franco, Aldo and Ray in the restaurant - they were wonderful and warm hosts who we looked forward to seeing every morning and evening. They went our of their way to make suggestions and recommendations for our various trips both within and outside of Florence. The reception staff were quite helpful as well. Bravo to all! We hope to see you soon. Mille Grazi - Ciao! David and Elizabeth

Room Tip: I'd stay in 202, 203 or 204, if possible. They all overlook the Arno, are quite large and are exceptionally quiet, aside from the sound of the rushing water of the Arno outside of your room.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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mulinofirenze, Direttore at Hotel Mulino di Firenze, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2012

Dear David, Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you very much for your wonderful reviews.
At Mulino di Firenze we try to have our guest to become friends and fan through an experience which we consider unique.

We hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Rhys Parker My wife and I stayed at the beautiful Mulino Di Firenze in March 2012 and our experience of the hotel, staff and restaurant was that it is incredible. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The restaurant makes its own pasta and bread that it served in the outstanding value for money restaurant. The city centre is 15 mins away and the hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from the hotel so it does not make it an inconvenience. The cost of a taxi to or from the Duomo is roughly €15. I will definitely be returning to this hotel even if it's just to use the jacuzzi bath in the en-suite rooms. 10 out of 10.

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

The hotel is in a very odd location and is quite difficult to find. However, the hotel is really lovely and overlooks the river. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to the city at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. and return to the hotel at 5:30 p.m. Since we stayed in the city later than 5:30, we returned to our hotel by bus (the #23b bus, which is at the far end of the train station). This bus runs about every 20 or 30 minutes. I'm only giving these details, since it took us about 30 minutes to find the correct bus stop. Bus 23, 23a and 23b are not at the same bus stop.

The hotel restaurant is excellent. We had dinner at the restaurant every night for our three night stay. The service was excellent. Aldo gave us suggestions on where to go to see different Tuscan towns. We followed his plan exactly and we saw beautiful places we wouldn't have considered visiting. Breakfast was also outstanding.

The room was small, but very comfortable. The shower was the best shower I have ever seen in a hotel. It was a jacuzzi shower with a million settings.

My only complaints are that the wi-fi didn't work during our visit and the shower curtain in the bathroom was very sheer and there were no shutters on the windows. The lack of internet was somewhat of a problem, since we planned our trip as we traveled and booked all our rooms online. When we had to use the bathroom at night, we felt exposed, since our room faced other rooms and the sidewalk along the river where people took strolls.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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