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"Very good location to walk to most major sites."
We chose this hotel based on its location and It's breakfast terrace with a view of the Duomo. We were not dissapointed. We were able to walk to the hotel from SMN station in 10 minutes. The service is quite professional. Room, though not large was adequate and very clean.There was a good variety of breakfast selections. Starting the day on the terrace […] with a view is a nice plus. This hotel is a good choice if you want to be able to walk to most major sites in Florence within 10 minutes. Only negative would be that the signage for the hotel is confusing. On the outside it says "Hotel Duomo" and we walked right past it.There is nothing in the hotel's materials that refers to it as Hotel Laurus al Duomo. The difference in signage should be noted when you have your booking confirmed. When you're tired from a long flight and hauling suitcases it's important to be able to find your hotel easily. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Close to must see sights"
This hotel conventiently located within a two minute walk to the Duomo and the center of the most shopping and other museums. The hotel was great except for the most uncomfortable bed we'd slept in while travelling in Europe for a month and having stayed in about 10 other hotels .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Almost perfect hotel in Florence."
The hotel was in the most wonderful location in Florence. It was close to the Duomo, the rail station, and within easy walking distance to the Uffizi and Accademia. The hotel was pleasant, and included a lovely breakfast on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of Florence. The staff was helpful, the hotel was clean, the bathroom was wonderful. Our only […] complaint was the bed was so hard, we felt we were sleeping on wood. If you can overlook this inconvenience, the rest was great. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Great Location, Great Hotel"
Great hotel, centrally located in Florence about halfway between the train station and Duomo. Breakfast is on the outdoor 4th floor patio with a view of the Duomo. After staying a few nights in boutique hotels, it was nice to have some of the conveniences that came with this American-style hotel. Very much appreciated. I would definitely stay here […] again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fine in Florence."
Superb location, a couple of blocks from the Duomo. The room was spacious, and the A/C efficient. The rooftop terrace is pleasant for drinks, and breakfast is served here. It was great to be within walking distance of everything we wanted to see in the old town.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel is superb - it is a block from the duomo and tower and just a couple blocks from the train station. It couldn't be better situated. The breakfast is delightful - outside on the terrace on the 6th floor with the duomo and tower in view. The selection of food is very good - eggs, meats, fresh fruit, breads and other options. […] The very best part of breakfast are their two commercial espresso machines that are self service. We loved getting our own drinks, exactly as we wanted them, whenever we wanted them. Nothing nicer than sitting on the terrace enjoying the morning with the best cafe latte ever. The windows are very efficient. Closed they kept out all street noise. Opened they allowed the wonderful sounds of the crowds - and the fresh air - to filter up to your room. We stayed here three years ago and will return again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Your front desk staff was extremely helpful especially Nilu. We contacted her prior to our stay and she sat up reservations for us and followed up. They were all very tolerant of our lack of experience and Italian. We would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good location. Old hotel. I didn't like the smell of the towels. The room is small but clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Take advantage of the breakfast and wine tasting."
We had a wonderful experience at the hotel! I got married in the city and upon return our wedding night the hotel had placed a bottle of wine and a bag of biscotti with a note congratulating us on the desk in the room. The staff was very professional and the restaurant provided a great breakfast for free every morning. The hotel is in a perfect location […] right in the heart of the city. I will stay here again. My favorite part was the wine tasting they offered in the restaurant. You get a giant plate of cheese and cured meats with 3 very generously poured glasses of wine. If you stay in Florence stay here! You won’t be disappointed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good recommendation for the Best Western Laurus!!!"
Location, location! This hotel is well located. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast and the wine tasting on the roof terrace are a plus.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A good one if you don't care about the breakfast"
In genral, the location was very good and our room was quite and clean. The TV did not work, but we didn't mind it. our only problem was the breakfast: the orange juice was not orange juce at all. It was something like water, suger, and orange color, the coffee was not good either, and the bread was not fresh. The staff were polite and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel in Florence"
Excellent location. Few minutes walking to all major sites. Excellent staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, not so great furnishings"
We wanted another person to stay with us and they did accomadate us by switching rooms . The furnishings were a little outdated, but the bathroom was very nice. Great view of the duomo from the terrace. Close to the duomo, train station, shops and restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Laurus - close to everything!"
Stayed 4 nights here. Location, location, location. Very quiet rooms despite being on a well-traveled street. Breakfast room a little small, but works. Wi-fi was intermittent, but you should be outside in Florence anyway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Western al Duomo in Florence"
Very nice hotel. Unlike other European hotels, our room for three was not cramped. The third bed was set apart in a separate area with its own TV. It was like a small suite. The breakfast was good. The hotel was very close to the Duomo and to shopping.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice, clean and easy to find. Parking was close (train station) only 500 meters from hotel. Great stay will use as my Florence hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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This hotel is located far enough away from the tourist sites that each visit requires a taxi, and great evening meals are not close. The staff is quite helpful. The beds leave MUCH to be desired- pillows and mattress were the worst of any stay in any country during the past few years. Rooms are beautifully decorated in a traditional style.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spent nine lovely days at Christmastime"
Staff was attentive and courteous. Location and breakfast were amazing. Room was fine. Very clean. No reading chair.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best Western Premier Hotel Laurus"
Best location to the Dumo and restaurants. Wine Bar in the evening on their roof terrace was great as well as breakfast which was included was extensive and up on the terrace. Very well located to walking every where.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 Bocks from the Duomo."
High quality hotel in a very desirable location. 2 short blocks from the Duomo. It is a fantastic value for the money. It is not a high luxury hotel, but it is a great balance of location, cost & luxury.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is literally steps away from the Duomo, very clean and spacious. The service was great and yes, the breakfast buffet view is as gorgeous as in the pictures. Would definitely stay at this hotel next time I return to Florence.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Right in the middle"
Location could not be better for visiting Florence. As close as a hotel can get to the heart and soul of the city. Hotel is simple, no frills but very nice. Room reasonably spacious for such a location in Europe. Even though there is a lot of pedestrian traffic, the hotel was very quiet. No car traffic Has a nice terrace for breakfast and wine tasting […] in the evening. Recommend for Florence sightseeing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable and convinient!"
Enjoyed my stay in Florence even more... due to comfort and location of this hotel and it's helpful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
We loved this hotel and its central location. Walking distance to the train station, great shopping, restaurants, and all the major sights of Florence. We really enjoyed the breakfast and the terrace! The mattress was very firm, other then that we really had a great time!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel, for the price and location"
Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent price and location. Very statisfied. Thank you, we stayed twice in 1 week. We decided to choose Best Western throughout our "european vacation". Will return next year.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poor hotel staff service, small rooms, good food and good wait staff service"
The people working the desk in this hotel, with the exception of one person, were rude and not friendly at all. The rooms were very small but clean. Wifi didn't work well at all. Location was alright. Close to Ancient Rome and Central core. The restaurant food was good and the staff in the Restaurant and the Cafe were very friendly and helpful. Overall […] the 4 of us in 2 rooms were not very impressed and would look to stay in another hotel for the same price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location--hard beds"
Hotel Laurus is in a great location. My only issues were that the bed was super hard and the mattress was very uneven making it difficult to get good rest. The staff is nice, breakfast good and room comfortable other than the bed!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to major sights"
Very clean room and bathroom, short walk to the Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Santa Croce, The Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, etc. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Florence.Genuine Expedia guest review
Newly renovated and outstanding bathrooms. Roof top breakfast very nice. Helpful staff. Great location less than 1 block from the Duomo. Definitely recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Overall good hotel"
Very clean and close to train station and walking distance to all major sites. Only drawback was the front desk staff. They pretty much ignore you after checkin. A hello or good morning would have been nice. Breakfast was terrific. We did the wine tasting one evening and really enjoyed that. LizGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Great Service, Great Price"
My wife and I stayed here on the third and final leg of our honeymoon and we couldn't be happier with our choice. The location was perfect, less than five minutes from the Duomo with an amazing view from the rooftop, and even from our room, too. Speaking of our room, it was the only hotel we stayed in that allowed us to control the A/C. It made for […] a very comfortable stay. Also, the breakfast was very good, and we had an amazing view of the Duomo every morning as we enjoyed a rare hot breakfast. I loved the self-service coffee machines. The front desk scheduled a day trip to Tuscany for us on the one day that the museums were closed; they did it for us on a Sunday evening when most places were closed. Coming and going, the front desk always had a smile and a 'buon giorno/sera' for us. Couldn't have been bappier with our stay and we highly recommend it to others, especially honeymooners. I have a feeling we'll be back to Florence, and we'll be sure to stay here again. Mille grazie! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Low cost and worth every dollar"
I was a little leery as this hotel was rated as a Best Western a little lower in star quality as others that we stayed in Rome and Venice......but definitely a pleasant surprise! Clean modern and affordable. Service at the front desk was non existent but then again we did not need as we had our days planned. Safe and secure and modern. Worth the st […] ay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great view of Duomo from breakfast patio!"
Spacious, comfortable room, air conditioned, very centrally located.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location in Florence!"
Location, Location, Location! Right in the middle of Florence. Walking distance from the train station. And walking distance to everything to do in Florence. We showed up early and they went ahead and took are bags so we could venture out into the city until our room was ready. Plus they have a great balcony you can enjoy wine tasting or breakfast on […] to see all of Florence. Everyone was so nice! Only down fall was the climate control room. Us american's are use to good air conditioning rooms. It was not that bad however I would rather control my own temperature. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I would just say that the hotel had a great location otherwise the service wasnt that nice. They were not friendly or helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A wonderful hotel"
Had a great time. Friendly staff & beautiful hotej.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Location can't be beat. Everything was great, including the rooftop bar. Only warning is that street facing rooms can get loud at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel B W Premier Hotel Laurus Al Duomo"
This hotel was an excellent choice. It was very clean, room was of decent size, it is close to everything; about a block away from the Duomo. I can be very picky about certain things. There is not a negative thing of great value that I can say about this hotel. The staff was friendly with the exception of a male front desk staff. I did not get his […] name, but an a scale of one through four, I give him a two. The rest of the staff was very friendly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Conveniently located to the train station and the Duomo. The staff were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In the heart of it all"
I all all about a good hotel for a good price, and hit every mark! I couldn't believe how close this was to everything. The Duomo was a block away,the pedestrian area was about half a block, and the train station was a couple of blocks away (10 minutes if you walk as slow as me). I felt a bit stupid for taking a taxi fromt he train station once I realized […] how close it was! The hotel recomended a restaurant near the Medicee Chapel, and we ended up going back a couple of times. There is also a self service laundry within 2-3 blocks. The view from the terrace was great, we enjoyed a glass of wine up there many evenings! The staff at the front desk was pleasant but not as gracious as all the other hotels we stayed at. The room nice and laid out well. There nwas room in the fridge for our water bottles and wine. The bathroom even had a tub! There was a lot of street noise with the window open, but it was silent with the window closed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is very centrally located between the train station and the Duomo. The room and the hotel where very clean, but the air conditioning is controlled by front desk so you have to call to get it turned on EVERY time. The staff was ok, but not as helpful as other Italian hotels I have stayed in. Overall the location is enough reason to stay here. […] You are in the middle of everything. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
hotel was in a great location for viewing the city especially the duomo and the san lorenzo area. it is also close to the bus and train station. the front desk was adequate but not overly friendly or appreciative of your stay. The worst part was getting a late coke from the bar and being charged 10 euro or 14 us dollars for 2 cokes. overall the room […] was clean and adequate room size, bathroom was on the small side. nice place but some drawbacks and improvement would be good Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great Florence hotel"
We stayed at the Florence Best Western Premier Hotel Laurus al Duomo just before Christmas (Dec. 2011). This hotel felt like our home in Florence. It was so convenient. The bathroom was modern and clean. (Bring your own hair dryer; standard European hotel hair dryers don't have enough power. I had bad hair the entire trip). We always book months in […] advance and because we did, we requested one of their only 2 rooms with a balcony ... and they gave it to us. Very nice view of the Duomo! The breakfast room is clean and sunny. The coffee machine (with so many choices) is a nice touch. Try the hot choclate (hey ... delicious and free). Don't be like all the cheapie Europeans ... the staff works really hard ... they appreciate American quests who tip because Europeans don't. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely stay at this hotel again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We visited Florence for 3 days in April warm in the 70s, and this hotel location was within easy walking distance to Duomo, Train station, and main attractions. Even the Ponte Veccio was a 10 minute walk. Breakfast was excellent with addictive coffee and expresso. Bed was average comfort. Recommend for a fair price and 3star hotel. Our room faced street, […] that was noisy with windows open in the morning, however, we were up early. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our hotel in Florence forever!"
Hotel Laurus begins with an ideal location two blocks from the Duomo. Its staff was always pleasant and always responsive to requests. The full breakfast on upper terrace overlooking the sights was a welcomed way to start the day. Suggestions: while staff was always forthcoming, we had to request a coffee-tea maker for the room every day. We thought […] they should be standard in a 4 star hotel. My wife found the bed rather hard, but I was happy with it. For the price, I do not know how one could do better in Florence than choose Hotel Laurus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel laurus al Duomo in Florence Italy"
For booking are hotel online we really got luck with this one. It was our first trip to Florence Italy and we found the best hotel to stay. We were there for 10 days and everyday was so great. The staff was so friendly, helpful and nice. It was a pleasure to come back from a day of tourist stuff everyday. The breakfast buffett was so good. Everything […] was fresh and well stocked. The view from the terrace was spectacular!!! The staff there was terrific. We were close to some tourists stuff but that didnt matter we liked walking everywhere. It was so quiet. Didnt know if there were people staying near us cause we didnt hear a thing. We will most definately be back and wont stay anywhere but thing. It was that good and everyone should stay there Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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