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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Ranked #76 of 410 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a few days in Nov 2012. It exceeded our expectations. We were immediately thrilled with the location and with our nice, clean, modern room. It is steps from the duomo and in a central location so it is easy to drop in during the day if you'd like to change, rest, etc. We took a cab from the train station initially and laughed when we realized how close it was. Despite our big luggage we rolled it ourselves the couple of blocks back to the train station upon our departure. Staff was helpful in setting up dinner reservations, discussing day trips (which we did not end up doing based on weather forecast) and other information. Most mornings we ate (the included) breakfast and would walk outside to see the view of the duomo right from the terrace. One afternoon we sat out there drinking wine and eating meat and cheese which we had purchased at the central market - it was perfect. I have already reccomended this hotel to friends who are planning trips to Florence and would absolutely stay here again. There is a little cafe attached to the hotel which we did not have a chance to try as we were always out and about but it looked very cute and convenient to have right there..

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thanks for the kind comments! We are happy to have exceeded your expectations!
Thanking for your compliments to our staff, we are looking to welcoming you soon to offer again a wonderful view of the Duomo Cathedral from our panoramic terrace.

Greetings from all the staff

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Laurus in August 2012. I cannot say enough about this hotel. The location is perfect. A short walk from the train station and right down the street for the Duomo. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very basic but spacious. The rooms only sleep 2 each so our family of 5 needed 3 rooms. The best part of this hotel in the wine bar on the room. We spent every evening up here prior to going to dinner, enjoying local wines and cheeses. The views are great. I truly recommend this hotel for anyone going to Florence.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Ceeebee
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thank you for praising our hotel and our staff!
We wait for you during your next visit to our beautiful city to still enjoy the wine bar with a panoramic terrace with views of the Cathedral.
And thank you for recommending our hotel for anyone going to Florence!

Greetings from all of us.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

First things first: the location is beyond excellent. A five-minute walk from the SMN train station and another five minutes to the Duomo—all on the same street. The room was a good size and so was the bathroom. The room was clean, but a little spartan and dated. The bed was extremely hard and not very comfortable. The number of outlets was ridiculous: only one was available. Two people traveling together simply cannot use a single electrical outlet when you are supposed to (in theory) take your card out of the entrance and turn the electricity off when you leave.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank James B
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel and thanks for taking time and let us know about your experience with us.
We are sorry that you did not report the bed too hard and not to your liking, we could provide you with a softer bed.
At check-in all guests are delivered at least two electronic keys, so, leaving inserted one key in a pocket near the door does not fall off the electricity in the room where there are 7 electrical outlets.
Hoping to welcoming you again in near future, we remain.
Best regards

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Perfect location centrally located between the train station and the duomo. The view from the terrace is amazing, but only one minor negative comment: the breakfast room is small and sometimes you need to wait to get a table but maybe only in winter since you cant use the terrace.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence!
And many thanks for the kind review!
We are waiting for you again, perhaps with the good season to provide a table for breakfast on our panoramic terrace overlooking the Cathedral

Best regards

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

I brought my mother to Florence for her 80th birthday and this hotel did not disappoint. Clean, quiet and comfortable with helpful , friendly staff who would do their best to answer any query, I was delighted with my choice. We chose to pay extra for breakfast and this too was perfect with polite and courteous restaurant staff. I would definitely return to this hotel and recommend to all my friends and family! Many thanks Hotel Laurus for making our trip perfect!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Alice L
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Dear Miss

we are very happy that you had a good stay with us in our beautiful Florence.
Thank you for the kind comments about our hotel and our staff and to recommend to your friends and family!
Looking forward to welcoming you again, please do it again Best wishes to your mother!

Greetings from all of us!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Cannot beat location of this hotel. 2 mins to all the main shops, 1 min away from the Duomo, 5 mins walk to about 5 very good restaurants (on Borgo San Lorenzo)....and 8 mins walk from SMN station. Efficient service. Coffee bar right by the lobby which also serves good snacks and good pasta. Large room with modern bathroom fittings. Very clean. Nice lounge area around the hotel lobby. No question - next time I am in Florence I shall stay here.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thanks for the kind comments about our hotel efficient services!
As you promised, we are waiting for you during your next time in our beautiful Florence!

Kind regards

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Firenze SNM train station. From the hotel its just 2 blocks to the Baptistery & Duomo. From this location you can walk to all of the major attractions in Florence. Must see David at the Galleria dell' Academia! The hotel is very clean. Great breakfast on the balcony. Just can't beat the location. Don't miss the sidewalk booths along the way to the Ponte Vecchio. Lots of reasonable leather goods like purses, wallets, etc.

Top things to see - in order:
Il Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Piazza Duomo, The Baptistery
Galleria dell' Academia (David)
Galleria degli Uffizi
The National Museum of the Bargello
Ponte Vecchio
Santa Maria della Carmine
Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchi
Campanile - Bell Tower
Santa Croce
San Lorenzo
Boboli Garden and Pitti Palace

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Dear Sirs,

thank you for choosing our hotel and for the kind comments!
Thanks also for the detailed list of the best things to see! This "ranking" will be very useful for people who come to visit our beautiful city of Florence!
Of course in our city there are many other things to see, so we would be happy to welcoming you again!

Greetings and best wishes

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Address: Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123, Florence, Italy
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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:
#49 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#52 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#70 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $127 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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