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Hotel Orto De Medici
Ranked #51 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Helendale, California
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“2 Days in Florence”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed in one of the Garden View rooms for two nights and overall our stay was disappointing. While the room was large, it was rather stark; there were no chairs in the room and the lighting was terrible and there was an ant problem in the bathroom. The breakfast was not really all that good, no service and the people were not really all that friendly, although the front desk attendants were nice. The location was not great, pretty far from the train station, Uffizi Gallery and Duomo—we walked, but they were long walks. We really wouldn’t recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your comment. The hotel is located in the center of Florence just a 10 minute walk from the Duomo and SMN train station. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay very much. I send you my kind regards. Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Hotel Orto de Medici is away from the touristy areas of Florence, but in walking distance to all the top sites. No real need to use public transportation as the city is quite compact and easily walkable. The hotel front desk staff was very helpful and the rooms are clean and efficient. The hotel also provides free wifi.

There is a self-service laundromat within two blocks of the hotel which was very convenient (albeit pricey - 5,50 euro for one washer?!). There are also several good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Would highly recommend the Hotel Orto de Medici to anyone planning to travel to Florence.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
We appreciate your review! You gave a lot of good details for our future guests. Thank you also for recommending.
Ciao from Florence Nicki Sciortino
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Orto De Medici. The staff was knowledgeable, Spoke English very well and was so helpful with their recommendations, especially directing us to great dinner locations. It was always very clean and I will stay there next time I plan to return to Florence>

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for writng a review! We are happy to read you had a wonderful stay with us. Come back to Florence soon.
Kind Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I found this hotel via tripadvisor and from the time I book my reservations to the last minute I spent at Orto, all the staff were extremely helpful. My room was quite beyond my expectations. Very large and with a view to the main street. To start my day, breakfast is very good indeed with plenty of food. The staff (from reception to the breakfast area) is always doing their best to make you feel welcome and ready to give you details on what to do and see. One of the things that really called my attention were the stairs. I was on the 3rd floor (room 32), but I always made a point to climb down the stairs just to admire the amazing stairways. On the walls there are some paintings. It is like staying in a museum. The hotel is only a few blocks from the historical centre. If you want to go straight to Uffizzi, as you leave the hotel turn left on Via degli Arrazieri, then right on Via Cavour.. a few blocks down, you are at the Duomo. The room is furnished with period furniture which is quite expected for the type of hotel. There is a large screen TV (cable) - only 3 channels in English, but you would spend most of your time outside anyway. The wi-fi signal was fine. The area outside is very quiet and there´s a nice place around the corner to have a snack. If you dont have a lot of luggage, you can actually walk from S.M.Novella train station by taking Via Nazionale up to Piazza Independencia, then turn right on Via XXVII Aprile, walk three blocks and turn left on Via Gallo.. and there you are - the hotel is on your right. To go back to the train station, just to the same the other way around. On my way back, I bought a bus ticket and took bus Line 1 E(although all the buses stop at the train station).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Dear Guest,
I thank you for your precious review. We are happy to read how you enjoyed your holiday in Florence, saving good memories for home and for you next travel.
Grazie!
Francesco Bini
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Florence is a nice compact city, and this hotel is located just outside of the centre in a relatively quiet street.
Our room was on the front with an enormous bed and a well equipped bathroom plus a chandelier!
Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice, toast, boiled eggs, hams, cheeses, croissants and coffee, all served in a frescoed dining area, with the chance to breakfast outside in warmer weather.
Reception were helpful, maps and umbrellas ready and waiting.
Warning for all, you cannot be quiet on the parquet floor on the first floor.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Front Office Manager at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Dear guest,
Thanks for your message. I appreciate how you enjoyed the room, the breakfast, the reception staff and the staff. I have to correct you since the hotel is inside the city centre, in a relatively quiet street.
Hope to see you back soon!
Francesco Bini
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Wasn't too sure what to expect with this hotel but was very very pleased with my decision to stay here. They are very professional and ready to help you. The hotel is in a great location so it is close to everything. The wifi is available no matter what level you are on and the signal is pretty decent and doesn't cut out. They have imacs available if you don't have a device yourself. Would stay again here as they really impressed me.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you very much for your review! It's great to hear you where impressed by us. Please come back to visit us and Florence!
Kind Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Orto De Medici between Christmas and New Year's Eve 2012. The location of the Hotel is perfect, just outside of the very bustling area of the Duomo, close to the wonderful Convento and museo di San Marco and the Accademia. The area is very quiet. The staff of the hotel is friendly and very professional. Our room was perfect with a very large and comfortable bed,a nice little balcony with a view on San Marco and a super clean bathroom. Since it was winter we couldn't take advantage of the patio, which must be perfect when the temperature allows to have breakfast outside. Last but not least the good value of the hotel in a city like Florence that can be quite expensive.

Room Tip: Room 45 is a great place to enjoy a few days in the wonderful city of Florence.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
We greatly appreciate your detailed review! Please do come back in the Spring so you can take advantage of the patio, where breakfast is served until the end of the Summer. Thank you again.
Ciao from Florence!
Nicki Sciortino
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Property: Hotel Orto De Medici
Address: Via San Gallo, 30, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Florence
#36 Family Hotel in Florence
#46 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orto De Medici 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Florence Hotel Orto de' Medici’s location is ideal because while located in the “historic center” of Florence it is just outside the noisy hustle and bustle…which is only a short walk away. When walking through our hotel in Florence, you really do feel like you are in a classic and upscale historic building. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly, and from the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. Each room is uniquely and elegantly appointed, a restful oasis for the busy traveler. The bathroom is very spacious and the shower is wonderful after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast, with plenty to select from, is served in a cozy room that spills out into a welcoming patio and a beautiful little garden. The hotel lobby and reading rooms are a nice place to relax after a full day of sightseeing (plus free internet - either wifi or with brand new Apple computers). ... more   less 
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