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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #73 of 461 Hotels in Florence
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“THE best location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Cannot beat location of this hotel. 2 mins to all the main shops, 1 min away from the Duomo, 5 mins walk to about 5 very good restaurants (on Borgo San Lorenzo)....and 8 mins walk from SMN station. Efficient service. Coffee bar right by the lobby which also serves good snacks and good pasta. Large room with modern bathroom fittings. Very clean. Nice lounge area around the hotel lobby. No question - next time I am in Florence I shall stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Sirs,

thanks for the kind comments about our hotel efficient services!
As you promised, we are waiting for you during your next time in our beautiful Florence!

Kind regards
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Firenze SNM train station. From the hotel its just 2 blocks to the Baptistery & Duomo. From this location you can walk to all of the major attractions in Florence. Must see David at the Galleria dell' Academia! The hotel is very clean. Great breakfast on the balcony. Just can't beat the location. Don't miss the sidewalk booths along the way to the Ponte Vecchio. Lots of reasonable leather goods like purses, wallets, etc.

Top things to see - in order:
Il Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Duomo, The Baptistery
Galleria dell' Academia (David)
Galleria degli Uffizi
The National Museum of the Bargello
Ponte Vecchio
Santa Maria della Carmine
Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchi
Campanile - Bell Tower
Santa Croce
San Lorenzo
Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel and for the kind comments!
Thanks also for the detailed list of the best things to see! This "ranking" will be very useful for people who come to visit our beautiful city of Florence!
Of course in our city there are many other things to see, so we would be happy to welcoming you again!

Greetings and best wishes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I recently visited Florence for a short break, and had an amazing time, its a wonderful city! I stayed in this hotel, and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone visiting Florence. It is a short walk from all the major attractions, was very comfortable, the rooms were well appointed, clean and tidy, the staff were attentive and friendly, and breakfast was a decent spread. I would definitely stay there again should I ever return to Florence!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thank you for visiting the wonderful Florence and for choosing our hotel!
We are delighted that you enjoyed the city and you appreciated our services and our staff!
Hoping to welcoming you again, we send you our best wishes!
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The location is a 5 star and the main reason it received 3 stars from me. The service was friendly but did mess up our reservation after having an email confirmation that it was made for the correct days, they then recommended the worse restaraunt I have ever eaten at in Italy.

Now the really bad part, while the rooms were decently made up they are not up to the finer hotels I generally like to visit. First issue was the the shower drain was clogged when I was already in the shower so I took off the cap of the drain and had to pull out a glob of hair from lord knows how long to get the water to drain. Next night my girlfriend is in bed on her iPad when two fleas jumped on the screen.

We were only here for a quick two nights and just on the location it works, but would not stay any loner.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Sirs,

we are glad that you enjoyed our location and our friendly service.
We hope you have reported to our staff the restaurant where you have eaten, so they do not recommend it anymore to our guests.
We regret very much for the inconveniences that you experienced in your room, especially because you have not notified our reception and we could not take action to check and remedy. Please note that each day, each room is inspected carefully in order to avoid these unpleasant events and kindly ask our guests to report any outages.
In the hope that you will give us another chance to serve you better, please accept our best wishes.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

It is situated in an excellent location, in the centre of florence and in walking distance to everything, Room was ok, showers very clean, breakfast good, and the people at the reception were very friendly. Next time in florence I am gonna book there

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanking you for very kind review and comments, we are looking to welcoming you soon in Florence!
Thanks again for recommend our Hotel!

Greetings and best wishes from all our staff
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Naxxar
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

10 minutes away from Florence central station and a 200 meters from the famous Duomo. Which means that you have easy access to explore outside Firenze whilst at the same time you have the luxury of being based right in the centre of this beautiful city. Very clean and spacious rooms and the staff were very helpful and courteous. We plan to visit Firenze again sometime in the future and this hotel will have to be a must. Highly recommended

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thank you so much for your very kind review about our hotel and for your compliments on our staff!
We really hope to welcome you soon in Florence!

Greetings from all of us
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed in this hotel and we loved it!!

The hotel is walking distance to the train station (about 10 mins) and even closer to the Duomo (about 2 mins!!).

The hotel itself is clean, modern with spacious rooms, free wifi and an excellent bathroom.

We had a room overlooking the main street with double glazed windows - no noise at all. Air con was brilliant as Florence was hot in September.

Staff were polite, helpful and all spoke excellent English.

Breakfast was great - a large selection all taken while sitting on a terrace with a view of the Duomo!!

This really is a great hotel - fairly priced, modern with excellent service.

We would stay here again for sure and recommend Laurus to all our friends who travel to Florence.

Stay here when in Florence - you won't regret it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Sirs,

Thank you for choosing our hotel again and for the very kind review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you recommend us!

We wait for you during your third trip in our beautiful city!

Greetings from all the staff
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Address: Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#54 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#68 Family Hotel in Florence
#92 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Laurus al Duomo 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Laurus al Duomo is located in the heart of Florence, just 70 meters from the Cathedral and 150 meters from the central train station Santa Maria Novella.The hotel is part of the cultural centre "Centro Congressi al Duomo", together with the Auditorium al Duomo, Cafe Astra al Duomo, Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio.Located in the historical via de' Cerretani, between the Cathedral and the Santa Maria Novella train station, the Hotel Laurus al Duomo stays at a short walk from the most elegant shopping streets, and it is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. ... more   less 
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