General Comments -- We had stayed 4 nights in Florence in June 2012, our first time in this truly beautiful city with the gorgeous Chianti countryside nearby. We booked the hotel for its location and we were definitely not dissappointed. It was truly in the middle of everywhere -- the train station, the bus station, the duomo (yes, you can see it on the roof terrace when you enjoy your complimentary welcome drink), the uffizi, the academia, ponte vecchio, shopping -- everything was truly 10 mins away.
The Room -- Despite its central location, our room was quiet, clean and compact. It was extremely comforting being able to come "home" to our peaceful sanctuary after a busy morning of touring all the sites. We highly recommend the rooms at towards the back of the hotel to maybe avoid the bells (quaint but...) as we were woken up by birds chirping away given that our room (408) was behind the hustle and bustle.
Further, although the hotel was not able to give us a late check-out, they could keep our luggage and we also had the mezzanine floor to ourselves to rest before our evening flight which was a quiet sanctuary with many books and magazines.
Lastly, next to the hotel is a really nice cafe with good coffee and pastry so if you want another option apart from the hotel breakfast, this would be a more cost efficient plan.
- 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
- Florence Best Western