We stayed there for 2 nights, and was happy with our experience. Hotel furnishing looked dated but worked well.
Room was big, but ours faced a wall, so view was nothing to shout about. There was a bath included (plus point), and bidet, with simple amenities such as soap and shampoo included. No bathroom slippers though (that bugged me!), so it was a little cold on the non-carpeted walls.
For the minuses, this is a BIG minus, my 2nd night, my toilet wouldn't flush AND I discovered old blood stains on the underneath of my pillow when I decided to turn it over to sleep on!!! When I called the reception to complain about the toilet, the receptionist said he could not do anything as it was late. I understand that, but it was quite a bummer. Discovered the blood stain on the pillow just before I slept and was very tired and grouchy by then so I just took a spare pillow and slept on it. It's still VERY disgusting that a hotel would use white pillowcases that had old blood stains on them! They should condemn the pillowcase if they can't remove the blood stains.
Breakfast was the same everyday, and I would say the food is slightly below average.
The only reason I will reconsider Best Western Premier hotels is the level of cleanliness (blood-stained pillowcase!!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Laurus al Duomo is located in the heart of Florence, just 70 meters from the Cathedral and 150 meters from the central train station Santa Maria Novella.The hotel is part of the cultural centre "Centro Congressi al Duomo", together with the Auditorium al Duomo, Cafe Astra al Duomo, Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio.Located in the historical via de' Cerretani, between the Cathedral and the Santa Maria Novella train station, the Hotel Laurus al Duomo stays at a short walk from the most elegant shopping streets, and it is ideal for both leisure and business travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Florence
- Laurus Hotel
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