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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Ranked #78 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I was so pleased with this hotel. The staff all seem to take real pride in their work which comes through in the overall guest experience - they could not have been more helpful or more accommodating. The location is superb, and we were fortunate enough to have a room on the fifth floor in a quiet corner. There was no view at all, but I would much prefer peace and quiet - given the central location, you can't have your cake and eat it.

My one gripe is that in rooms where the next door bathroom is separated by the adjoining wall, you can hear the taps running. It is hardly intrusive, but it should be noted. It is mitigated to some extent by making sure you keep the bathroom door shut.

Aside from that, our stay was excellent - thank you.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Dear Nick A

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about our hotel and thank you for the very kind compliments on our staff. We are very proud of our work and we are happy that you noticed it!
We really hope to welcoming you on your next trip in our beautiful Florence!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was a really great experience for us. The hotel was located in a great area. It is close to shops, sights, and restaurants. The room was clean and looking in great shape. We were surprised to be given a room with a little terrace over-looking Florence. Would def like to stay there again when we make it back to Florence.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Dear Guiliamo10

we are so happy that you had a great experience with us and we are waiting to welcoming you again during your next trip to Florence!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Best overall hotel of our stay in Europe. Nice breakfast. Great educational shows on the television on Florence's history. Right down from the Duomo and everything nearby. Completely soundproof to the outside.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dear mcgagne1

we are happy to be the best hotel during your stay in Europe, and we thank you for your very kind comments and compliments informing you that the next time you can buy the DVD on the history of Florence at our reception, it can be a nice gift for you and for your friends back home!
Hoping to welcoming you soon, we remain.

Best regards

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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Great location 100 yards from Duomo, yet clean, quiet and modern. Part of best western chain so reserve thru them. Excellent and modern rooms with a nice breakfast room on the top floor. My wife and I have stayed here frequently and have never been disappointed.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dear Bondanella

Thank you for continuing to choose our hotel for your stay in Florence, although no longer part of the Best Western chain since 1 January 2013. Thank you again for the kind comments and compliments, trusting to continue to welcome you in our beautiful city.

Kind regards

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to express my thanks for the excellent service provided on our recent visit to Florence. Our main base was Rome. We travelled to Florence via the fast train and arrived early in Florence. The hotel was very kind in looking after our suitcase and transferring it to our room. Similarly they kept it safe the next day until our departure back to Rome, which was late.

Due to time restrictions we could only stay one night. The service and room was excellent. The terraced view was excellent. The breakfast was excellent. We will spend more time in Florence next year and surely will rebook this hotel.
Excellent central location and very near the main station.

Thank you

Mr&Mrs. Chadda

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Mr & Mrs Chadda,

thanks for taking time and let us know about your experience with us!
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for kind comments and compliments!

We really hope to welcoming you again….for more than one night

Greetings from all the staff.

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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights with my husband here. It was in the perfect location to stay in. Close to the train station and walking distance to all major sights. Even though it rained everyday we were able to walk everywhere. The hotel was clean, staff was nice and breakfast had a lot of options. Would definitely recommend it!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Dear Janine_Buch

Thank you for choosing us and recommend us!
We are grateful for the kind comments and compliments and we look forward to welcome yo again .... in summer under a magnificent and warm sun!

Greetings from all the staff

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The hotel offers excellent service on every level: staff was very polite and you were offered a complimentary drink on the romantic terrce to enjoy any time you desired. We chose to have ours at sunset while taking in the magnificent view of the Doumo's top. Breaksfast was also served in this terrace and of good quality although not as varied as in some other 4 stal hotels we stayed in during our Italian tour.
The location is unbeatable: less than 5 blocks away from the train station and a stone-throw away from the Doumo. You can walk to any Firenze attraction withinn minutes.
The rooms are comfortable and so is the bathroom, although not the most spacious we have enjoyed in Italy. But large enough to suit a king sized bed, table, wardrobe and space for suitcases. They are provided with noice isolation system that proves extremely handy when laying down to sleep after an eaxhusting sightseeing.
We were very pleased with our visti and would definitely reccomend it.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2014

Dear Mechka

we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for all the very kind comments about our hotel and compliments on our staff.
We hope to welcome you back again to offer you a drink at sunset while taking in the magnificent view of the Duomo's top!

Greetings from all of us

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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:
#48 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#52 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#70 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $123 - $377 (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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Laurus Hotel
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