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Hotel Orto De Medici
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Gallo, 30, 50129 Florence, Italy   |  
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A lovely and serene little palazzo that has been converted into a boutique hotel. It is located on a quiet street just far enough away from the noise but a short (10min or less) walk to all of the major sites. The staff were always friendly and helpful and our room was very spacious, clean, and modern for Italian standards. The breakfast spread was good and is served in the tranquil courtyard of the hotel - an excellent way to start your morning!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Thank you for this lovely review. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay in Florence and you could fully explore the city from our location.

Grazie!
Francesco Bini
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friend and I had rooms next to each other in the courtyard so overlooking the gorgeous fountain. The gardens were well kept and the smell of the roses was lovely. The hallway and building was beautiful. Both rooms were tasteful, white and clean, cotton bedding, very quiet and the air con worked well. The bathrooms were really smart. The staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from the galleries and great places to eat on the same road, very central and easy. I don't have breakfast so didn't try it but heard it was very good. It would have been great to have a mirror near to the plug so I could use my straighteners , a better steam iron in the ironing room and a bigger safe big enough to put a small laptop in would have been perfect but these are weeny things and the overall feel of the hotel was smart and calm. I had the most wonderful time there. Florence is all that I hoped for and more.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Dear Ella Cober,
Thanks for all these suggestions! We love to have feedback and tips about anything you experience, so... Thank you a lot!
I am glad you like Florence and the hotel so much, so I hope to see you back soon sometimes.

Francesco Bini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Lovely ,Quaint ,clean and quiet.Beautiful old palazzo with twentieth century updates which is a 10 minute walk to the duomo and center of town.Our room was on the second floor with doors opening to the common patio which was off the dining room.The grounds are beautiful meticulously kept,the bedding and linens were high end,the bathroom with a separate toilet and shower beautifully updated and a wonderful full breakfast with many options.The staff were kind ,professional and informative.Look no further for your stay in Firenze.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor that opens to the patio.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to read you had a wonderful stay. We really do hope to have you back as our guest. Thank you also for recommending to future travelers.
Best Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were recommended this hotel by friends and we were not let down! It's a beautiful old building and the rooms are generous and very well appointed. The staff are great and the breakfast, terrace and gardens are all nice too. The location is fabulous with all the creature comforts. We will definitely be recommending this place to others.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Great to read we lived up to your expectations. Thank you for recommending and please come back for a second stay.
Best Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel De Medici in Firenzi this past September 2013.

Needless to say we were enamored with this beautiful small hotel even before we arrived....
since it was where Michaelangelo apprenticed and was taught by Lorenzo De Medici in his sculptors school... after he left Ghirlandeo's apprenticeship in fresco painting.

When we arrived we were greeted with great warmth by the concierge and the entire staff at the front desk.

We were processed quickly and led to our room which had a view of the outdoor garden and
terrace area where breakfast was served each morning. Our room was austere, but quiet and very comfortable!

The breakfast at this hotel is very elaborate with offerings of eggs, cheeses,
fruits and jams, croissants,assorted breads and pastries. Of course there were
numerous machines running self serve where you created your own, cappuccino,
espresso, hot chocolate, cafe americano.

In addition they had a fresh orange juicing machine.

We were taken by the beautiful renovation of the interior and the acute attention
the restorers paid to the detail. The architects who restored and renovated this
ancient historic building made sure to maintain the architectural integrity originally
intended centuries before.

There are numerous sitting and reading rooms as well as meeting rooms.

There are computers with wi-fi and internet access to help your exploration
and navigation of Firenzi become easy and simple.

The hotel location is pretty close to the train station, and is only a few blocks
from the Academy of Art where the original "David" can be seen.

One will gasp in awe as the David appears before you, "perfect" and 40 tall.
This is one of the true wonders of the world and it is unfathomable that one
person (or even 20 people for that matter) could have sculpted this "perfectly
proportioned human statue" A truly mind-blowing visual experience.

We walked everywhere...to the Duomo, Campanille, Baptistry, Ponte Vecchio,
Uffizzi Gallery, Santo Cristo neighborhood and more. The distance to the
Ponte Vecchio was equivalent to a 10 block walk in NYC.

This a truly romantic city with the greatest art treasures in Italy.

We found Italian cafe life to be open and vibrant...very european...this culture
is in the streets where people love to socialize over drinks, campari, aperol aperitifs,
vino or espresso.

Finding the cafes,restaurants and night llfe was easy fun and convenient requiring
only an inquisitive mind and a love of exploration.

We truly loved our stay in Firenzi at this hotel.

CiaoCiao

D+T

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back as the street can be noisy with motor scooters and taxis 3rd floor or hi...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
We love to read detailed reviews like this! A special thank to you for sharing so many suggestions and tips for the next travellers.
Thank you!
Francesco Bini
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We had a very special time at Hotel Orto de’Medici. We stayed for two weeks because we are artists and were involved in a printmaking workshop over the road as well as revisiting so much art in Florence. The garden of the hotel is very special – it was part of the Medici Sculpture Garden, where Michelangelo was an apprentice. From our balcony we could see the Duomo, Giotto’s campanile, San Marco, San Lorenzo…what a brilliant view! Brilliant location too – like a friendly Italian village but only a very short walk to the much more touristy centre of the city. The hotel staff were all very helpful and responsive. We were very comfortable and will certainly return.

Thank you all very much,

Dr Viv Martin and Dr Paul Martin

Room Tip: Great to have a room overlooking the garden, ideally with a balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am very satified to read you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel. We hope to have you again.
Kidn Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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Address: Via San Gallo, 30, 50129 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Florence
#31 Family Hotel in Florence
#45 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orto De Medici 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Florence Hotel Orto de' Medici’s location is ideal because while located in the “historic center” of Florence it is just outside the noisy hustle and bustle…which is only a short walk away. When walking through our hotel in Florence, you really do feel like you are in a classic and upscale historic building. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly, and from the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. Each room is uniquely and elegantly appointed, a restful oasis for the busy traveler. The bathroom is very spacious and the shower is wonderful after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast, with plenty to select from, is served in a cozy room that spills out into a welcoming patio and a beautiful little garden. The hotel lobby and reading rooms are a nice place to relax after a full day of sightseeing (plus free internet - either wifi or with brand new Apple computers). ... more   less 
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