We stayed here for the weekend for my fiancee's 30th birthday. I spent a bit more money for 'a room with a view'. Unfortunately the room we were taken to originally was facing scaffolding and white cladding! Upon a complaint to the reception (which wasn't warmly received) we were moved to a more central room which was much better. I would add that the extra spent on the room wasn't neccesary as the church opposite isn't that exciting.
The room was spacious, clean and tidy. The location is great. It's worth noting that when we were there was lovely weather and air-con would have been nice, however they can only have it on at certain times in the year.
We took breakfast on the open terrace upstairs that holds great views of the Duomo, the food was nice and the choice of hot and cold food was an added bonus.
Overall recommend this hotel, but as mentioned before the extra for a view isnt what you'd think for the extra cost.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Florence
- Laurus Hotel
- Florence Best Western