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Hotel Locanda Orchidea
Ranked #194 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 21, 2012

As a party of 5 family members we arrived at Florence train station and booked our room at the Orchidea based on the Lonely Planet recommendation that day. The staff were wonderful and helped us out greatly. The hotel is in a fantastic location and everything we wanted to see was within walking distance. I had a room at the back so the noise from the street didnt bother me at all. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and the shared bathroom was large too. I recommend the Orchidea to anyone travelling as a family group. Thank you to them for looking after us so well.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Stayed here with a group of 5 family. The staff were very accommodating to whatever needs we had and very informative of the area. Front room to the street was a little noisy but we already knew that coming into it. Location was amazing and a short walk to everything. If ever back in Florence will definatlly stay here!!

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon. Unfortunately, we had a room on the street side of the hotel and it was quite noisy (pedestrian traffic echoes up the buildings). The room itself was big and beautiful, but next time I will request a back room overlooking the quiet garden. Other than that, it was a wonderful place to stay with helpful staff. We thought that there would be someone who spoke English at the front desk (said the lonely planet) but when we were there no one did. But everything was ok anyway, and it was a FANTASTIC location. Definitely the best in that respect. I would recommend this place for sure. A very authentic Florentine place to stay.

Room Tip: Choose a back room for quiet sleeps.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel with two teenage children. We had a room with a queen & two single beds. It was large, quiet, delightfully decorated & perfect for us. We all loved it. Other reviews mentioned street noise - we didn't have any, although I was next to the bathroom wall, so was aware when the first guests had their morning shower. This didn't bother me. The location of the hotel could not be better. We were completely charmed by the hotel itself & Miranda & Silvana who were patient & kind about our many queries. We took up their offer to prebook tickets to the Accademia & Uffizi The hotel was really great value for our budget conscious family. We would love to go back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I went to Firenze with friends for the weekend. We are students and so we try to optimize a tight budget. Staying in the Orchidea was the best choice of the weekend. We were 3 girls and paid 25 euros per person for one room with 3 beds. We did not make any reservation beforehand and just booked the hotel by arrival. The hostess was very kind and took care of our bags while we were discovering the beautiful city. The hotel has a good location and so we came back to enter our room at 17.00 rest a bit and went out again. Check-out time was also very reasonable at 11.30 am. The only obstacle was that there are 2 shared bathrooms for all of the guests staying there. Although neat and cleaned one of my friends had trouble getting over that obstacle. Ans if you want to take a douche, you best bring your own towels.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

This was the second time that we stayed here. Miranda, the owner of the hotel, was extremely helpful with whatever question we had. She was also able to get us into the same room we had last time. There is also a lot of information in the hotel foyer about trips that you can do, and a communal fridge. The hotel is situated right in the heart of things. It is a small walk to everything in Florence. The shared bathroom was always clean. We couldn't really find any faults for the value of the room. Other reviews have said that it is by a back alley and unlit. This is completely untrue as it is a pedestrian only area. Rooms have fans and huge windows.

Room Tip: If you want a quieter room, just request one away from the main pedestrain street.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

Nice location with cute, clean, character-filled rooms. In room basin, but all other bathroom facilities shared. I had a single overlooking the street which was a little noisy at night (lots of restauants/bars around here) but not an issue once I put some ear-plugs in. The rooms near the back of the hotel would be much quieter I imagine. I would definitely recommend to others looking for comfortable, budget accommodation in the center of Florence. Would be nice if they had a kettle with tea/coffee available.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are doubles at the back.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Borgo Degli Albizi 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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Ranked #194 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Price Range: $79 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Locanda Orchidea 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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