"great location in the center of old Florence"
We spent five nights at the hotel Laurus al Duomo in early November 2013. The location was ideal--in the center of everything--two blocks to the Duomo, and relatively short walks to all the other major sights. the hotel was modern and clean. the included morning breakfast was way above average with a room and terrace overlooking the duomo. staff was […] very helpful and the rooms were modern and well furnished. Short walk to the train station (you really don't need a taxi). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel"
I would highly recommend this hotel. It is a 5-minute walk (straight up the street) from the train station and is one block away from the beautiful Duomo. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and quite helpful in recommending things to do and making dinner reservations. The room was clean. The only drawback was that our view was of a side of a […] building which had scaffolding on it, BUT it didn't matter since you never wind up staying in the room unless it was to change and sleep. They include a buffet breakfast, which was fine to start the day, and had free wi-fi. We were also able to leave our luggage in a storage room after we had officially checked out since we had a few hours to kill (to do some last-minute site-seeing, shopping) before we had to catch our next train. I would return! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"excellent location, close to Duomo"
This was my second stay at this hotel. It is very clean and the beds are very comfortable. But the winning point is the location. Stand at the door of the hotel and look right, you see S. Maria Novella. If you look to the left, there is the Duomo. It is definitely where I stay in Florence from now on and recommend to friends.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent location in central Florence"
Just steps from Il Duomo, this hotel is a great place to experience central Florence. The room was extremely quite at night considering its city center location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"my visit to Florence"
i visited Florence for only one day, and stayed at this hotel, the room was very comfortable, the bed very nice, two different spaces , one the bedroom, the other like an small living room with a sofa, a tv, the mini bar, etc. they offered us a wellcome drink in the terrace . The breakfast was superb, and the view at the restaurant marvelous. what else […] can i say. i really enjoyed my short visit to Laurus al duomo hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Grat hotel, great location"
This was a great choice of hotels in Florence. With all the choices it helped to hone in on a location. laurus al Duomo was a perfect location for us to explore all of Florence! The staff was warm and accommodating; they helped us get last minute "skip the line" tickets to the academia, stored our bags when we arrived hours before check-in. Breakfast […] was a very nice variety of choices. The room was modern and clean. We didn't have a view of the Duomo from our room, but we didn't spend much time looking out the window so it did not matter. In all we were very pleased with our accommodations at Hotel Laurus Al Duomo and would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Expensive, but comfortable"
Good size room and large, although very firm, bed. Our room did not have much of a view, but others did. Great selection of wines in the rooftop wine bar (same room used for breakfast) and the appetizer platter we had was delicious. Breakfast was crowded and staff had trouble keeping up, but overall nothing objectionable besides the rate. Felt like […] we overpaid, but our trip coincided with the World Championship bike race and we were unable to find anything else. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel with a great location in Florence"
From our arrival through the enitre stay including checkout, the Hotel Laurus al Duomo staff was pleasant and very attentive. The room was up-to-date and showed few signs of any wear and tear. Breakfast was included in the room charge and we enjoyed that as our start to each morning. The hotel aslo has a Wine Bar open in the evening which had a menu […] with more options than a normal "bar menu". In fact, we ended up having our evening meal there out on balcony on multiple occasasions enjoying the sunset views as well as the view of the Duomo just down the street. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were very disappointed with this hotel. When we arrived for our stay, we were told that, despite our advance reservation, they did not have a room for us because there was a bike race in town and they chose to fill the hotel with those associated with the race. The bellman then walked our bags through the streets to a new "comparable" hotel. The […] replacement hotel was so much better than the Hotel Laurus al Duomo, which we had stayed at the previous year. We will now be staying at the Hotel De La Ville for all future stays to Florence. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice view, great location"
Location and the view is great, very clean, great service from staff, I really recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location for important sites."
Staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and well maintained. Historical sites easily within a short walk. Bed was comfortable. The only issue was the number of people seeking monetary handouts on the streets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location; rooms good; OK breakfast."
Hotel is about a 10 minute (perhaps a bit less) walk from the train station, and about a 2 minute walk from the Duomo. Rooms were very nice. Breakfast was the least robust of the 3 hotels we stayed at during our trip. Not bad, but not great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel close to everything!"
We loved our stay at this charming hotel. The rooms are clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable. The location is great-a 10 minute walk from the train station and even shorter walk to the Duomo and museums. The staff is very helpful and efficient and the breakfast is delicious! It's served on the rooftop terrace which is also a great spot for an afternoon […] drink and some appetizers after a long day of sightseeing. Would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is best feature"
This was a perfectly fine hotel, with decent amenities. Not the most impressive place we stayed on our honeymoon -- kind of basic and corporate -- but the location right next to the Duomo makes it a great place for taking in all of the action. I wouldn't say it's the best place for a honeymoon, but it's perfectly good for most visits.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a great timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close to Duomo"
Excellent location for tourists. Centrally located within walking distance to all key attractions. Small hotel with lots of charm. Rooftop terrace is lovely for breakfast as well as happy hour. Guests receive a complimentary welcome drink. Friendly staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location! Great service!"
Hotel had a great location by the Duomo in Florence. Walking distance to the Uffizi gallery, Accademia, Train station, Ponte Vecchio. The staff was very helpful and courteous with any question we had. The rooms were overall pretty good size compared to others I stayed traveling through Italy. Florence was amazing and I would definitely stay at this […] hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Centrally Located Hotel in the Heart of Florence"
I came to Florence with my 17 year old son. This hotel is very clean, easy to find and located right in t he heart of Florence, just a few minutes walk to the Academia where the famous statue of David is and within walking distance to all restaurants and 5 minutes walk to the main train station: Santa Maria Novello Train Station. The receptionists are […] very helpful. My recommendation for restaurant nearby is Il Brincello on Via Nazionale. Great food and great service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel and excellent location"
This was a great location between train station and al duomo. Convenient walking to all tourist sites. Hotel room was clean and great A/C. Breakfast on upper patio had a great view. Food selections were very good. Would highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Florence for the first time."
We visited Italy for the first time and in Florence stayed at the Hotel Laurus al Duomo. It was a wonderful choice. Great location, wonderful staff- very helpful and pleasant, providing answers to questions and perfect suggestions for sightseeing. If we visit Florence again- we will definitely stay here.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In the Heart of Florence."
Just down the street from the Duomo, this is a comfortable, clean place to stay. If you aren't expecting typical hotel amenities, you won't be disappointed. There is a convenient snack bar in the lobby and the staff is friendly and helpful. A week before we arrived, I emailed the hotel, asking for specific reservations at a restaurant in a village in […] the hills across the Po. When we arrived, the waiter led us to a lovely table by the open window with a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills. Thank you Hotel Laurus, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel 2 minutes from Duomo"
The hotel staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. I did wish the bar was open later thought, they has such a nice rooftop. Wish the hotel had more amenities such as spa or sauna. Otherwise great hotel and even better location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Duomo, Nice Hotel, Great view"
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. It is very close to the train station and Duomo. The view for breakfast was very nice. Breakfast selection was good. The room was clean. The only reason for not a 5 rating was the shower. It was a decent size but would get the floor soaking wet becasue the "door" did not cover the whole shower.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Terrific central location. Clean, good A/C"
Love Florence. Was very happy with the location of this hotel. Also dinner recommendations were just what we wanted although being in Italy a week I felt like we never had a bad meal. Even casual pizzerias have good salads and pastas. The hotel room windows do not overlook the Duomo but the breakfast roof terrace does have a nice view down the street […] of the dome. If you want to be in the center of town with a good mid price hotel this fits the bill. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location, close to everything, the room was nice and big, walking distance to train station, that was wonderful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"LOVED the location of this hotel!"
Hotel Laurus is in a great location and is the perfect place for being in the center of everything in Florence. The Duomo is only 4 blocks away. We walked to all the well known sights. Shopping nearby is also very good. Service is excellent, especially the people who work at the front desk. They know everything. Breakfast is the usual Italian hotel […] fare: cereal, cheese, salami, croissants, fruit. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good but hard to find."
We liked this hotel. It was a great location, clean room, nice bathroom with a tub! BUT it was hard to find! The name of the hotel is on the window rather than above the door, which is a different sign. THey really need to do something about that.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location, accommodations, and staff...thanksGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and clean hotel"
Nice, clean hotel. Staff not overly friendly. Very convenient to the train station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Close proximity to the Dormo and train station. However the hotel is in need of a facelift as it appeared worn and tired. Staff very pleasant and helpful. The free Wi-Fi was a plus. Buffet breakfast was adequate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"can't beat the location"
only stayed for one night and had to leave very early in the morning. This hotel is a stone's throw from the dome in a pedestrian zone. Right next to the hotel is a concert hall which had a program of some of the better known Italian operas. Will gladly come back to this hotel for a longer stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great great hotel"
This was a great hotel. I looked at many many hotels when deciding where to stay and I'm very glad we pick this one. The location was great and in the middle of the historic places, The staff was very polite, The room was very clean and looked like it had been renovated very recently. We would highly recommend this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, location, location"
This hotel is centrally located near the Duomo. We walked to all Florence sites - even those on the other side of the river. We had a triple room which was large (separate bedroom area for the 3rd person - no door between the rooms). The bathroom was nice. There were no screens in the windows, allowing mosquitoes to get in the room - this was annoying […] since 1) we couldn't get fresh air and 2) the cleaners opened the windows while cleaning (we walked in on them) letting bugs in. We left a note after we figured this out. The service in the hotel bordered on rude. They barely acknowledged us each time we entered and seemed bothered when we asked for restaurant recommendations. The lobby is tiny on the main floor with a slightly larger lobby on the first floor. Breakfast (included) was adequate, not great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Place for a quick stay in Frienze"
This was the perfect place for a quick trip into Florence. Its very close to the Santa Maria train station. We we were walking distance to all of the major museums and tourist attractions. The view of the Duomo at night is spectacular. We enjoyed the staff at the hotel as they were helpful when asking questions about food or off the beaten path act […] ivities. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel and location for everyone"
This hotel was centrally located in Florence with a few blocks walk to the Duomo and great shopping. The room was large with a few chairs for relaxing. The staff was helpful with making dinner reservations for us and also for recommending other places to eat. I must say that Claudio, who worked in the wine bar, gave us great wine recommendations and […] he also hooked us up with another great restaurant in Verona, which was amazing. He was the most helpful person and just a delight to talk too. If you want good wine, see this man. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Duomo though hard to find!"
Enjoyed the hotel and the view of the Duomo from our room, which faced the main street. Bed was hard, but so were all the other beds we slept on during our tour through other cities in Italy. Probably my biggest complaint regarding the hotel was that it was really hard to find! We walked past the place twice looking for the name of the hotel posted […] on the outside of the building (large signage like most of the other hotels and businesses). Instead, they have a large canopy for another organization - Life Beyond Tourism (which apparently they partner with and share a lobby). Their name is on a small sign to the right of the building's entrance. We ran into another guest later that night and he had the same complaint we did - hard to find and poor signage. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel, everyone was very friendly. I was very impressed with the breakfast and the views were spectacular.Genuine Expedia guest review
"right in the middle."
Very nice hotel, right in the middle of everything, easy to find if you get lost. The roof top was great and a good value for cheese and wine.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very European, with modern touches"
Has very European feel with typical small rooms but well set up for the space. Enjoyed our five days there, except for the internet outage. Helpful staff, and well maintained. Very clean. Very well located for seeing Florence on foot which is the best way to do Florence. Close to train station, on the bus lines and a 25 Euro ride by taxi to the airport. Breakfast […] was a delightful and noteworthy experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Near the Duomo and nearly perfect"
You cannot beat the location as far as sightseeing. The sixth floor terrace has amazing views of the duomo. Rooms are large by European standards and have been redone. The bathrooms give you a full shower and large sink.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location: near train station and Il Duomo"
Perfetto. This was my third stay here. Delicious breakfast with magnificent view of the Duomo from the restaurant balcony.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great spot in the heart of Florence."
Everything in the room was new. It had hardwood floors. The bed was really comfortable. Our View was really bad, but it didn't matter. We just went up to the rooftop bar for a great view.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel Central Florence"
This is my fourth time staying at this hotel. It has always been exceptionalGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel, clean, highly recommended."
Superb location 1 minute walk to the Dummo. 5 to the Accademia. 10 to the Ufitzi. Large rooms. Excellent for families. Nice and efficient stuff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Bang for your Buck!"
We were very pleased with the location and rooms. The bathrooms were great and the breakfast/restaurant balcony had a lovely view of the Duomo, which was just within walking distance. The only downside was a slightly rude set of front desk workers. Overall, we had a very nice stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Can't beat the location!"
Great hotel in a great spot. Easy walk to all of Florence's must sees. Great terrace bar and super helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small but sufficient"
Great location right near the Duomo. Room was fairly clean, nothing fancy but ok (kind of more dorm-like than a hotel room). However it was tiny and the bed was really hard. Not a huge deal since you spend more time sightseeing anyway. If you want something a bit nicer will need to spend a bit more - good for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is great for tourists who want to be near most attractions to walk to. Clean, we'll cared for ,and decent breakfast. We loved being able to walk to the duomo and the museums within minutes. Bed was very firm, but mild con to more pros. Staff spoke very good English which was helpful too.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great base in Florence"
great location, great staff ,terriffic breakfast,loved view of Duomo, free internet, lovely library, very good valueGenuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, Comfortable, Location"
+ Clean, Comfortable, Location. Room 703 (facing San Lorenzo) Well appointed with excellent bathrooms. Their "Mission Statement" is excellent & well stated & they live by it. Staff was occasionally difficult to locate especially when the doors are locked after 2am or when at the "Free Terrace Bar Drink" 2 hour window is happening. Complimentary continental […] breakfast. Staff again difficult to locate, but it is free & a self service situation. They were in full disclosure & upfront with the extra 4 EUR checkout fee. Would certainly return for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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