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“Fantastic Hotel in Florence steps from the Duomo” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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“Fantastic Hotel in Florence steps from the Duomo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved our stay at the hotel, we recently stayed there for four days. We previously visited the property three years ago, however I was sick during our visit last time and wasn't able to explore the city. The location of the hotel is fantastic, we would definitely stay there again. It is steps from the Duomo and a five minute walk from other major sites in Florence. The room is beautiful, we had one on the second floor with a window that opened up to the street, the room was spacious, the bathroom was updated and lovely.I also loved the closet space and organization. The breakfast was great, I personally loved the pastries. The staff was friendly, it is so nice to arrive at your hotel after a day of travel and have the room ready even before the official check in time). We were there in early December during a national holiday and loved our visit. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reception at front desk was less than welcoming.

Room was so stifling hot that at 3a.m. I went to lobby to discover the thermostat in the room doesn't control room temperature, only the front desk can turn the heat on or off. The clerk was good enough to turn off the heat and find us a small fan to use in the room. The temperature was ok the remainder of the 4 day stay.

Location is good, close to all the major sites and train station.

Breakfast is overpriced, 15 euros a person, definitely not worth it. Plenty of nearby places to eat.

Beds are hard as a rock. Like sleeping on an exercise mat.

Rooms were cleaned nicely. Small fridge and small safe were nice.

Double pane windows did a good job quieting the city noise, black out curtains kept the room dark.

For the price and service and quality of furnishings and amenities this is NOT a 4 star hotel. If I visit Florence again I will look at other hotel options.

Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 6 nights last week in this hotel which is barely 2 minutes walk from the duomo and not more than 5-6 mins walk from santa maria novella train station. Excellent location, welcoming and clean rooms, optimum care from friendly staff. Its central location made it easy for us to see historic Florence without ever using the autobus service. Worth all the money we paid. Thank you all at Laurus.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Dear kahlija

thank you thank you thank you for choosing us for your stay 6 nights in Florence, we are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel and our services!
We really hope to welcome you again!

Greetings and best wishes from all the staff
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Lagrange, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, great service, extremely clean. The rooms were a bit small but organized very well. We managed to get a room with a small terrace which was ideal, as you can open the door, sit outside and listen to the bells of the city chime. This hotel is within a few blocks of the large duomo and city center. I must also add that the concierge made some of the best restaurant suggestions of our entire tour of Italy! He was sure to book tables in the wine cellar or the best location in the restaurant. Really loved our stay, highly recommend~

Room Tip: They do not have many terraces but there are a few.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Amie O

thanks for recommending us! We are happy to have made it "fantastic" your stay in Florence and we thank you for the very kind complimnenti on our staff.
We hope to welcome you again in the near future to suggest other good restaurants and to hear the bells of the city.
In the meantime, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a hotel close to the Duomo and easy to find from the train station. This hotel is both, a 10 minute walk from the station and in view of the Duomo. Rooms are spacious with queen bed and modern plumbing. There is a safe and wifi is free and reasonably fast. There is a safe in the room. The rooftop restaurant has one of the best views of the Duomo, well worth having a glass of wine there. Most of the sites in Florence are an easy walk away.
Downside, breakfast is not included and costs 15 euros but there is a nice Cafe next door where you can get cappuccino and a croissant.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 4 days ago
ear 612Brian612

we are happy that you enjoyed our hotel during your stay in Florence and we thank you for the kind comments and compliments about our Hotel.
We inform you that we offer also rates and promotions that include breakfast so that customers can choose according to their needs.
We hope to welcome you to offer again one of the best views of the Duomo from our rooftop terrace!

Greetings and best wishes from all of us
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across this hotel on TA when planning my honeymoon. This hotel is in an excellent location. It is centrally located with a view of the Duomo from both the street entrance and the rooftop wine bar. It is also within walking distance of all major sights. Also walking distance from the train station.

The room was spacious and clean. (bathroom was large as well) We stayed 3 nights here, and had no complaints. The front desk was courteous and helpful when needed.

I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to visit Florence.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Matt R

we are happy that you have chosen our hotel for your honeymoon in Florence and we are happy that you enjoyed your 3 nights stay with us!
Looking forward to welcome you again maybe for your first anniversary, accept our greetings and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Florence Italy you must stay at this hotel. Location is amazaing just down the street from the Duomo. Centrally located with easy access for sites, restaurants, shops. The service at the hotel was great and our room was amazing. The hotel offers excursions and all the information about Florence. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Anna C

thanks for the great review and thanks for recommending us, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!
We would really welcome you again and, in the meantime, please accept our best regards and best wishes for Happy Holidays Christmas.
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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:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#53 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#57 Business Hotel in Florence
#67 Family 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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