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Review of Hotel Laurus al Duomo

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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Ranked #67 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

This hotel was nice and clean. Its location is excellent for those planning to walk around Florence. Breakfast was good.Beds were comfortable. Location also very close to the main train station... Short walk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jlkn08
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for kind review!
We hope to welcoming you soon!

Kind regards
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Great location. very close to the Cathedral, old town area, very nice shopping areas.
walking distance from Train station.
The room had safe box and free wifi.
Missing was the tea/coffee making facility.
front office staff very nice and helpful.
Breakfast was good.
we were given a junior suite, which was really very comfortable.

Room Tip: We had booked a standard double room. no particular view but we were not staying in the room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sylva P
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 11, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for your kind review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!
Your comments about our Hotel and our staff are really appreciated.
We inform you that on Client's request we are happy to offer the tea/coffee making facility in the room!

Hoping to welcoming you soon, we remain.

Greetings from your "very nice and helpful" Staff!
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Bangalore
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Stayed here for two nights and the hotel was simple and comfortable. Guy at the reception was good and helpful (don't remember the gentleman's name).
On arrival we were served welcome drinks on the terrace and it felt nice to be next to Duomo (see pics) and see the city...
Breakfast is basic but can fill your tummy.
Overall a decent experience, the location was awesome, couldn't ask for better in florence...

Room Tip: Ask for one facing the Road if you want a view....
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank acsaroj
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel and for the good comments about our hotel and our staff!
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Looking forward to welcoming you soon, we remain.

Greetings from all the staff
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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164 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We have usually found Best Western hotels in Europe to be reliable, often located in older buildings that may be old palaces, etc. This one was one block from the Duomo but was very reasonable priced. You can sit on their rooftop lounge and listen to the bells that peal out around you. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. There is valet parking from in front of the hotel. Multiple good restaurants are available nearby, and the staff was very helpful in finding them. THe staff we saw all spoke English.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank buddymedbery
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for the good comments!
We are looking forward to welcoming you again to sit on our rooftop lounge and listen to the florentine bells!

Greetings from your helpful and friendly staff
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Lofthus, Norway
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49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

What a great hotel! Hotel Laurus is located in the middle of everything and 20 minutes walk in any direction and your still in the centre of the city. The hotel is in the heart of Florence, 2 minutes walk from the Duomo which gives some amazing pictures! The Hard Rock Cafe is about 5 minutes walk from the hotel also. The location gives you the possibility to explore the streets to see what hidden gems can be found without wandering too far away and getting lost.
The hotel offers wine tasting which we tried out and was a great experience. Their restaurant must be tried! Their pizzas...YUMMY!
A great hotel for those wanting to experience Florence in depth.

Room Tip: We had a room "with a view" which is facing the street.The noise of church bells and cars...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christine F
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for choosing us and thank you for the very kind review!
We are looking forward to welcoming you again to let you taste other pizzas and more fine wine on our panoramic terrace!

Greetings from your fantastic Hotel in the heart of Florence
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Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for a few nights in August. It is about a 10 minute walk from the train station & only a few blocks from the Duomo. The employees at the front desk were pleasant & helpful and spoke perfect English. We arrived around noon and our room was already available. It wasn't a huge room but the bathroom was spacious with a full sized tub. Breakfast was included and it was nice enough -- nothing too fancy but it was adequate. The good thing about breakfast is that it is offered on the top floor. There are a handful of tables outside on the patio & the view is nice. Wifi was free, the room was cleaned everyday timely, there were English cable TV channels, the safe was a nice size and worked properly, and the AC was excellent. We booked online & I believe the room was discounted according to the website.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ctaylor0159
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel during your stay in our beautiful Florence!
Your kind comments are much appreciated!
Thank you for recommending our hotel and we are waiting to welcoming you soon!

Greetings from all the staff
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florida
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756 reviews
151 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Just spent 8 nights at this hotel and the location can't be beat.
You can walk to most of the historical areas and museums and the train station.
Florence was very hot and the AC in the hotel was excellent.
The breakfast was fine although at times monotonous but fresh .it was nice on the 6 floor roof top
To see the Duomo every morning.
Rooms were comfortable and cozy and well maintained.
Housekeeping was excellent and the staff were extremely helpful especially
Gabrille.
As travel agents we certainly would recommend this hotel

Room Tip: All of the rooms are about the same with the exception of the suites. The difference is the view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank bradyboy2
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel during your stay in Florence and thanks for the welcome and kind comments about our structure and our staff.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you wish to recommend our hotel.
We really hope to welcoming you soon!

Greetings from Graziella and all the staff
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Property: Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Address: Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#52 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#69 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 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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