I picked this hotel because we wanted a private balcony with a view, our own bathroom, breakfast included with the rate, and far away from the tourist noise by the Il Duomo but still close enough to be within walking distance to everything. At the Hotel Orto de Medici we got all that we wanted!
First off, even if you don't stay at this hotel be sure to download and pay for the full version of the app mTrip Florence City Guide (they have one for Rome too) to use on your phone. This app was better than any city or hotel map that you get. The app is used offline so you do not have to worry about data usage and it acts as a GPS and shows your exact location and the little arrow even points you in the right direction if you cannot find your way. Plus it shows you things around you (i.e. tourist spots, restaurants, shops, etc). I would enter in the hotel's name anywhere that we were and it would tell me where to go. A fantastic app for everything that we wanted to do or see in Florence!
The front desk staff at the hotel was simply amazing. They were very helpful when checking-in, during our stay, and even helpful after we checked out. Each room key has a huge, weight key-chain and you must leave it at the front desk when you leave during the day. Very helpful as with your bag, camera, guidebook, water bottle, etc it was one last thing to carry or even to lose in Florence. We had the Superior Room with a Balcony. The balcony was really one but split into two with a Jasmine Vine plant. You could barely see the other side of the balcony. Our view was a small portion of the Duomo and Tower and a lovely portion of the hills of Florence. It was peaceful to sit out on the balcony after walking all day and watch the sunset. Our bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. The bathtub does have that have the half glass sheet so be prepared to wet the floor. But we did have hot water each day. The maid service did a great job and their laundry service was fast and not too pricey as well. We took advantage of their breakfast which was out on the courtyard terrace. It basically consists of hard-boiled eggs, croissants, muffins, some fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice. Not too shabby when it is included with your rate. The A/C in our room worked perfectly as well. Do get a room in the main building (not in the more modern rooms across the courtyard) since you will be away from the street noise. The rooms across the courtyard seemed to be next to a bus stop. So even though we were across the way and on the fourth floor we could still hear the bus stop and go somewhat. It did not disrupt us as we were far enough away but I could imagine how it would for those rooms next to it. Other than that there was nothing wrong with the Hotel Orto de Medici during our stay. We would definitely stay here again if we even get the opportunity to return.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Orto De Medici Hotel
- Orto De Medici Florence
- Hotel Orto De Medici Florence Italy