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“Great Location, Good Staff, Decent Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Cosimo de' Medici

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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 #107 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
“Great Location, Good Staff, Decent Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

The Hotel is a 3 minute walk from the train station, which is very central as well. The rooms were also good and bathrooms clean. We did have one problem in our room though. there were broken glass pieces on the floor and my wife got a cut because of that. Although, the staff on duty came quickly to try and sweep the floor and offered us slippers and a change of room. The breakfast was decent with fruits, breads, cakes and yogurts.

Assuming the glass pieces on the floor was a one off cleaning miss; would recommend otherwise.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
We want to apologize for your trouble with glass pieces. The chambermaids use the vacuum cleaner in all rooms but is possible that this pieces were very small and they didin't see. We thank you for the review and we hope to see you again! regards.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Freeport, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Hotel Cosimo de Medici is a great hotel in Florence, Italy, close to the train station. The front desk ladies (ILaria, Alessandra, and Sam) are super helpful with any information that you might need.
Our small group of 15 (7 couples and 1 single) stayed at the hotel in early February 2013 for three nights. Their classic Italian style rooms are very beautiful. The daily breakfast buffet is very ample as well as delicious! So, if you ever are looking for a great place to stay in Florence .. check out this fine place!!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Hi Mary!!!!!! We are very very very happy to know that you and the group have spent a lovely time in our hotel! All the staff wants to thank you! you are a "super" guests :)
We hope to see you soon! Byeeeee
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 1 night. The location is good as it is near to the SNM station. It is 5 mins walk from the station though we took a while to locate it as the sign is not that visible while walking on the road. The setting of the room is the medieval style and it is clean albeit a bit small. The hotel is located within walking distance to various famous landmarks and it is just opposite a supermarket thus making it very convenient for travelers to purchase water, groceries and toiletries. The hotel staff was friendly and they also provide tour booking service. Overall the stay at this hotel was enjoyable

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for the review on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately we can't put a bigger sign because is an historical building and the town council doesn't give us the permission to change it. The room are decorated with antique Florentine furnishing, hand painted by a local craftsman, it is different from medieval style :)
We are happy to know that your stay is has been enjoyable! We hope to see you again! regards.
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Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The location is excellent as its very near the SNM station and walking distance to other florence attractions. There are also lots of stores and restaurants outside the hotel so it's pretty convenient. We were able to arrived earlier than the checkin time but the receptionist was nice to offer a classic room instead of the modern room since its's already available. I actually like the classic room. I like the high ceiling and the size of the room is good. They have free wifi which is really great. The breakfast is ok. Staff are nice and helpful. I actually made a mistake of booking twice and I had no problem coordinating it with their staff. I would stay here again if ever get back to florence

Room Tip: The rooms on the first room are quite convenient since the breakfast are is in the same floor
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  • Stayed February 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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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you so much for review. We are happy to read that you spent a lovely time with us! We hope to see you again. Regards.
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Yerevan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Central location. Close to railway station.
Excellent service. Tidy rooms. Close to Duomo and markets.
A very romantic place for couples.
Very attentive hosts. Excellent restaurant. The only problem was WiFi, that we couldn't fix in our room.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thanks for review. We are very sorry for wi.fi. Sometime is possible that the connection works slowly (specially when all the customers are connected all together). We'll do our best to improve it. We hope to see you again. regards.
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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

November 2012 for the second time in 3 years we found our way back to Florence and stayed as on the first occasion, at Cosimo de' Medici. The very close proximity to the train station plus easy walking distance to most of the sights of interest convinced us to stay there again. Across the road from a supermart also helped. However they had considerably upgraded their breakfasts and breakfast room since we were there last. Then there is Samantha and Alessandra - what can I say to describe these two young ladies! They both work at the front desk and nothing, nothing - is too much trouble to them. They helped us so much when we had a problem with a cruise we had booked from Rome which was cancelled at the last possible moment. They are superb and add so much to this hotel. I have already recommended them and the hotel to people while away and will continue to do so for anyone looking for very reasonable accommodation in Florence. Many thanks to you

Room Tip: Second floor quieter than first but all have double glazing so noise not a big problem - and I am a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, December 13, 2012
Thanks to you Jacqueline, for your review on TripAdvisor! Samantha and Alessandra will be happy to know that you have appreciate their work. We hope to see you soon! regards.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

The room is spacious and staffs are friendly and helpful. Location is good as it is near the train station and walking distance to most attractions.The only thing is It's abit cold at night because the heater is not working. Recommend to stay here.

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stefanorosselli, Owner at Hotel Cosimo de' Medici, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
We are very sorry that you found your room cold at night. We have an automatic heater for the hotel and each room has its own machine for air conditioning that work also as a heating.
Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor and we hope to see you again!!!
regards.
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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:
#99 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#124 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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