Need To Know
45 rooms, including 22 suites.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability; after 4pm, you’ll be charged an extra night. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $368.37 (€291), excluding tax at 10 per cent. ⓘ
Rates €444–€2,900, including American-style à la carte breakfast.
Il Salviatino has a regular shuttle service into Florence.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, library, 12 acres of landscaped parkland, free WiFi throughout, free shuttle service to Florence. In rooms: flatscreen TV, Nespresso coffee machines, minibar with complimentary mineral water; iPod docks available on request. Every bathroom has LED-lit rain showers with seats, and some have a Jacuzzi or antique bath tub. All guests are assigned a dedicated ‘ambassador’ to look after them during their stay.
Our favourite rooms
The spacious Salviati De Luxe rooms in the main villa feature exposed brickwork and striking half-moon windows. The Melodia, Tegliacci and Affresco Suites are grand and opulent, with restored fresco ceilings, imposing fireplaces and plump chesterfields. The Ojetti Suite has a dramatic sun room, the floor of which is the glass ceiling of the hotel’s tremendous main staircase, a private roof terrace and a Jacuzzi bath with a spectacular view.
Open between April and October, the terraced pool area has three heated, cascading infinity pools filled with salty mineral water, overlooking a green valley and surrounded by scented roses and lavender.
Some Italian designer chic so you’re as stylish as your surroundings; trainers and swimwear for gym and spa; flat shoes for exploring Fiesole.
Diminutive dogs can come, too. Spa Il Salviatino is operated by Florentine perfumier and cosmetologist Dr Vranjes. There are five treatment rooms set amid rolling Italian gardens, specialising in aromatherapeutic relaxation and anti-ageing treatments.
Welcome, with free cots provided for three-year-olds and under. Extra beds are €75–€150. Babysitting costs around €70 an hour (book two days in advance). The restaurant has a kids’ menu, and there are floats at the pool.