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Hotel Cosimo de' Medici
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #94 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Braintree, United Kingdom
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lovely little boutique hotel, within walking distance of the main station, and all the attractions. The receptionists were extremely friendly and helpful, speaking very good English. Room was very clean, and we were lucky enough to have the terrace all to ourselves most of the time. Tea and coffee on demand all the time, free wifi, and even when we arrived really early on our arrival date, although we couldn't check in, they allowed us to use the bathroom facilities to freshen up and change, and to leave our cases, so we could go out and explore. Would I stay again - most definitely!!!!

  • Stayed July 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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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
We would like to say....thank you very much for the title of your review :)
It's very nice and we appreciate!!!!
We hope to see you soon!! Bye
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

There is nothing but good to say about the Cosimo De' Medici hotel. We stayed for two nights in the beginning of August and it was flawless. I won't bore you with a detailed review, just a summary:

1. 2 minute walk from the train station to the hotel. Yes, it's that close.

2. Restaurants of every type everywhere. Ask the front desk for their recommendations. I asked for a restaurant that served spaghetti carbonara and was given the names of two delightful places 5 minutes away. They know their food.

3. When you arrive at the hotel you will be given a map that shows how close it is to the major Florentine sites. Everything is in easy walking distance; this cannot be stressed enough. However, the streets of Florence are narrow and irregular, save that map!

4. The hotel serves a wonderful breakfast: scrambled eggs, hot and cold meats, cheeses, yogurts, fruits, juice, and much more. I had no complaints about it.

5. My daughter and I ended up with a triple room (booking issue, not hotel's fault). The room was spacious, the bathroom and shower were fine, and the armoire held our clothing.

6. There is a hill that is about a half hour away. It's a tough walk up but I recommend it. You get a beautiful view of Florence.

7. There is a wonderful sitting room on the second floor as well as a balcony. If you need to relax in the evening these are the places to do it.

8. Finally, the staff were courteous and helpful. They made us feel at home in this small city.

Happy travels!

  • Stayed August 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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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
We are very happy to know that your stay in Florence has been pleasant and relaxing!!!
Thank you so much! We hope to see you soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good location close to central train station and short walking distance to the katedral and shopping district in central Florence. Comfortable Rooms, clean and nice. Wonderful breakfast for all tastes. The coffee is just fantastic!
Most of all I remember the extremely nice people who work in the reception at all hours - they were so helpful and serviceminded and really made an effort to answer all your questions. They were also generous abort letting us leave our luggage in the lobby after checking out.
I can highly recommend this hotel if you are going to Florence.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

Excellent service, superb location. Simple room - spotless clean, flawless service and speedy free wifi,good breakfast.
Location just 5 min from Firenze SMN train station, very convinient for travelling anywhere by train. Close to bus station fir going to LeccioThe Mall, San Lorenzo market is 5 min by foot just behind the hotel. Red Top hop on hop off bus just around the corner from the hotel. There is a supermarket nearby and many restaurants around, 24 hrs McDonalds accros the street.

Can not say enough good things abt thehotel. One suggestion is to add the english channel on the TV.

Thank you for all the excellent servicefrom the staff, love your hotel and would absolutely stay there again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (thums upp!!)

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
thank you so much for the review and thanks for your suggestion about english channel!!!!!
We appreciate all the suggestions from guests. We hope to see you again!
thanks again!!!!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We checked- in in the afternoon. We were greeted by a very friendly staff member and were taken right away to our room. The room was very clean, simple and comfortable. Everyone member in the hotel was helpful and went out of their way to make our stay in Florence a very memorable. Specially Elariya, the receptionist. The location was very convenient for those who travel by train,(its 5 minute walk to the railway station).

  • Stayed July 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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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
All the staff want to thank you!!!!!!! We hope to welcome you again and soon!! Ciao......
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Checked in at noon only had to wait briefly for the hotel room. Was given an option to stay at another room because our room was still being cleaned. The difference was the room that was assigned to me was the classic room and the other was modern. Definitely stay in the classic room! It had a large window that faced the patio with large shutters and three layers of window protection. Location is AMAZING right next to train station, right next to tour groups, Right next to the market and only a little aways to the beautiful square. Hotel is located in the busy part but is SILENT because to get to the hotel you must access it through a passage. Clean rooms friendly staff, great breakfast, 800 channels on the tv not that we watched any.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Both the hotel and the staff are absolutely lovely.
Everyone is polite and really helpful and nothing is too much trouble.

It took a little while to find the hotel as it is a bit tucked away under an arch, and we were driving but when we did we were welcomed in to a wonderfully air conditioned room which was simple but modern and most of all clean!

The wc/shower room was very compact but it was more than ample for a city break.

The area felt safe and the hotel has good transport links as it is so close to the station. The location is north of the attractions but most things are walkable. It was also fairly quiet at night so you could sleep!

Breakfast was a simple buffet with cereals, toast, bread, pastries, eggs, fruits and yoghurts.

There is also free wifi which was nice.

I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend it to others.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#71 Business Hotel in Florence
#105 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#115 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cosimo de' Medici 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cosimo de' Medici is ideally located in the heart of Florence’s historic center, round the corner from the Santa Maria Novella train station, two steps from from the Duomo of Florence.Situated inside the ancient palace of the Fratelli Alinari art printing house and recently restored, Cosimo de' Medici Hotel in Florence, Italy offers 27 rooms 15 Classic rooms decorated with antique hand painted Florentine furniture and 12 Modern rooms providing the warm sensations of interior design and contemporary style. ... more   less 
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