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“Hotel Orto de Medici - a wonderful visit”

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Hotel Orto De Medici
Ranked #51 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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“Hotel Orto de Medici - a wonderful visit”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Hi - We stayed in a Junior Suite at Orto de Medici for 5 nights in early November, 2013. Our room was spacious and immaculate. Staff at the the hotel were friendly and very helpful - even though we spoke virtually no Italian. Hotel is a 10-15 minute walk to the Duomo and areas along the river. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 16, 2013
We appreciate your review. Great to know you had a pleasant stay. Thank you for recommending.
Kind Regards,
Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

My husband and I spent 8 nights at the end of October visiting our daughter who was a student for the semester at the Art School SACI. We spent much of our trip walking as the hotel is in the center of so many beautiful districts of Firenze. We walked to Santa Maria Novella train station to travel to other towns. We walked to Piazza de San Marco to take a bus to Fiesole, a town at the top of a mountain overlooking Firenze. We took a tour to Cinque Terre, a string of quaint fishing villages built into the cliffs on the coast near Liguria. From the hotel we walked to the Duomo, across Ponte Vecchio to the picturesque Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Pitti, to the Piazzo de Signoria where there are many statues to admire, to many museums and cathedrals, to the Mercato Centrale and the leather market which are both just a couple of blocks away in the Piazza de San Lorenzo. Every morning we had a lovely breakfast at the hotel, sometimes sitting out in the garden at tables when the weather permitted. The staff was pleasant and helpful, especially since we struggled with even the simplest italian phrases. Our room, bathroom and balcony were clean, comfortable and charming. I can't imagine a better hotel to stay at while visiting Italy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Great review! Thank you. You visited many sites while you were here that is wonderful. We would love to have you again as our guests.
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Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Just spent 3 days in Florence staying at the Orto de Medici Hotel, perfect location well within walking distance of the major attractions, very clean, spacious rooms, friendly staff. If Internet connection in your room is a must, make sure you mention it when you make the booking, as you don't get a connection in every room. Breakfast is the usual Italian affair, cereals, cold meats, cheese, although it must be mentioned, The Orto de Medici offers freshly squished orange juice, fresh fruit salad, fresh fruit and delicious cappuccinos for breakfast. If I am being picky the only thing letting this hotel down would be the shower a bit of a let down after a tiring sightseeing day, I would definitely book this hotel again if I was to come back to Florence in the future.

Room Tip: See my note regarding WiFi in teh room!!!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm happy you had an overall great stay. For the Wifi we were have just a technical problem, the connection is very strong now everywhere in the hotel even the rooms. Hope to have you again as our guest.
Ciao from Florence!
Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Our stay was wonderful! Our room was very large and modern including blackout shades that allowed for excellent sleeping in a very quiet setting. Breakfast every morning was a fabulous spread of traditional Italian fare. The Orto de Medici was also within short walking distance to all the sights of downtown Firenze and the train station. The staff was always very courteous and helpful. We loved Firenze and the Orto de Medici!

Room Tip: The rooms alongside the garden were very nice and quiet at night.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Ryllie R,
How generous of you to write that Orto de' Medici was fabolous and allowed you for excellent sleeping. We are more than delighted that you were happy here and hope to be able to welcome you once again in the future. Thank you!
Francesco Bini
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a modern, clean, comfortable hotel about an 8 minute walk into the centre of Florence. It was an anniversary present to ourselves. We were pleasantly suprised that we had been upgraded to a Junior Suite. It was a large,spacious, modern room overlooking the terrace and gardens. We stayed for four nights. It was at the end of October but the temperatures were around 23' everyday.The airconditioning worked well. The staff were very helpful. The breakfast was a highlight with fruit salad, yoghurts, toast, meats, cheeses, fresh orange juice, boiled eggs and the most delicious croissants I have ever tasted. Florence is a beatiful city with so much to see although everything is within walking distance. We would definately stay here again and recommend this hotel to friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view - maybe over looking the garden!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Great to read you loved many aspects of the Hotel and you enjoyed your stay.
Ciao From Florence!
Nicki Sciortino
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We arrived in the early hours of the morning to be greeted by a very helpful girl who spoke excellent English. We had booked a Classic Room and were surprised and overjoyed to discover that we had been lucky enough to be upgraded to a beautiful, spacious Junior Suite. Our suite had a beautiful bathroom with a huge bath and separate shower and looked out onto the stylish garden with white roses and a fountain. So romantic! We stayed for 4 days and all the desk staff were friendly and happy to help with advice and bookings.
The breakfast included fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, sliced meats and the most wonderful orange juice freshly squeezed to order. The breakfast room staff were absolutely charming and very helpful. Outside the breakfast room there is a lovely terrace retreat to cater for anyone who needs somewhere pleasant to smoke.
I do not understand the comment about the lounge being outdated. It is beautifully decorated in the style of the Italian Palazzo that it is; with rich colours, frescoed walls and comfortable seating. It is a style that I personally love.
All the staff did everything that they could to make our stay enjoyable and we will definitely return to the Orto de Medici and recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 70 on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Cafeculture,
Do not worry! We will always carry out improvements, but never never will we alter the character or atmosphere of the romantic Orto de' Medici. Thank you so much about your comments concerning how we treat clients and about the breakfast. We hope you will return soon!
Francesco Bini
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The trip to Florence was a birthday present for my Wife and we chose the Hotel following a recommendation from a friend who stayed in 2012. We were here for 5 nights in a very spacious room overlooking the garden - the bathroom was on the small side and a little cramped. We found all the staff very helpful, and would particularly mention those on the reception desk. We used their list of recommended restaurants on 3 nights and a personal suggestion from a member of the reception staff for the other 2 nights, and were more than happy with the results. The Hotel was extremely clean and comfortable. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. Everywhere in Florence the people were helpful and more than welcoming. A wonderful experience in every way.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear SAS S,
It was a delight having you here at the Orto de' Medici. You made the most of your birthday celebration, even enjoying the restaurants of the area. Thank you very much for all you write. Do return soon and we will welcome you with open arms.
Francesco Bini
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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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