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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Ranked #67 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Location / Nice Rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

We stayed here primarily because of the location. As it turned out, that was just one of the many positives. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had breakfast there in the morning and it was fine. Even with our Garmin, we had some difficulty getting to the hotel due to the tight streets which were often one way. Once there, the valet service took the car to the parking location (not on site). We left it there during our visit. The hotel is located within easy walking distance to all of the attractions and great little restaurant

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 30 May 2012
Dear Sirs,
thanks for kind comments about our Hotel and for the compliments to our staff!
We really hope to welcoming you again in our beautiful Florence.

Kindest regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

We had a room on the 7th floor with a small balcony with a view of the duomo. Perfect to relax after a whole day of strolling around Florence. The bathroom was large enough and very clean. Wifi worked perfect on the balcony (not in the room). We had breakfast on the terrace every morning (no matter at what hour we arrived). My husband has to eat glutenfree and every morning he got his special plate with different glutenfree products. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

We stayed in this hotel last week for 5 nights, it's a boutique hotel located in the heart of Firenze. Everything are at your door step, literally. We had a view of the Duomo from our window, reminds me of the movie A Room With a View.

The room is on the small side, as you'd expect for such a great location, so is bathroom, but everything is clean and we didn't spend much time in our room anyways.

The terrace is great! To have breakfast on the terrace is a great start of everyday.

This hotel is a good value and great convenience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Heartontheroad
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Dear Sirs,
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Your compliments are much appreciated.
We really hope to welcome you soon in Florence!

Best regards
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Walton-on-Thames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

My wife and I stayed here last week, and were generally very pleased with our stay. We had a very quiet room on the top floor with a view of San Lorenzo, quite spacious and spotlessly clean, with a good sized bathroom. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace, always having enough to eat and drink. The location of the hotel was very central, enabling us to visit all the main sights easily. All in all we had an excellent time, and would come back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 24 May 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for the kind comments!

We are pleased that you had a excellent time in our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you on your next time in Florence!

Kind regards
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Staying at this hotel was a highlight of the trip in itself. The proximity to the sights literally cannot be beat. It is maybe a 5 minute walk to the Duomo and the views you can get of the cathedral on the rooftop terrace are amazing.

To me the rooftop bar/cafe was the best feature of this hotel. We ended up capping off every night with a drink while just staring out at the cathedral lit up in the night. If you are lucky enough to have Claudio wait on you while you're up there, be sure to put his extensive wine knowledge to use in helping you select the perfect glass to suite your tastes. We were going to end our last night there with a bottle of red and asked his advice. He listened to what we liked and brought out 10 bottles letting us look at each one, explaining the subtleties of each, until we had narrowed it down the one we wanted. He was right, it was wonderful! He is truly a wine aficionado, and it shows in his work.

Again, this was by far my favorite hotel, and I can't imagine that we'll stay anywhere else when returning to Florence.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 22 May 2012
Dear Sirs,

thanks for choosing our Hotel during your stay in Florence!
We are proud to be one of your favorite hotels of all time and we look forward to welcoming you next time!
Claudio will be waiting for you to still enjoy our wines!

Greetings from Claudio and all the staff
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Brooklyn, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

If you are planning to spend little time in your hotel room, choose this one. My husband and I are traveling through Italy over the course of two weeks and want to come home at the end of a long day touring and relax. Unfortunately, we can hear EVERY word said by anyone in the room next to us or in the hallway as clearly as if they were sitting across the table from us. If someone flushes their toilet, it sounds like a waterfall in our bathroom. All this I could handle with earplugs at night (I get that it's an old building), but the absolute deal breaker for me is the horrible wifi. If it works 5 minutes every hour, you're lucky. We asked for a network cable and were told that they wouldn't loan us one by one person at the desk, then a day later when we complained about the wifi not working at all, we were told many guests reported this and it was a result of the rain (light sprinkles and we're talking internet here people, not satellite tv). I've never been at a hotel that won't let you use a network cable (however they did bring a cable up to the room to prove that if we got our own the internet would work). Ultimately, if you just want to come here and crash at night you'll be fine. But if you're like me and you want to write some emails, book tours, check the weather and upload pictures, be prepared to have to go to an internet cafe and pay to do it (where I am writing this review from now!).

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear Sirs,
Thank you for choosing our hotel and for the compliments for our location and for cleaning.
Sorry that you have found our rooms noisy (although soundproofed) and for any inconvenience caused by the malfunction of the free wifi. We are happy to inform you that our engineers have solved the problem.
Hoping you'll want to give us another opportunity to serve you better, we remain.

Best regards
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

We were ending our 3 week stay in Europe and spent our last 3 nights at this hotel. The last day we had to cnfirm our seats. We panicked when we couldn't confirm by phone or e-mail. My husband was on the verge of spending our last day traveling to the airport to make sure we could get home. In stepped our "Angel" Francesca at the front desk. She spent well over an hour on the phone trying to get us our seats. (Unfortunately, we don't speak Italian.) She new how hysterical we were and was truely a blessing. I don't know what we would have done without her! The hotel was perfectly situated for walking to every place we wanted to go to and had a lovely view of the Duomo, but all this wouldn't have mattered without this caring and attentive woman.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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VivaLaurus, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear Sirs,

we thank you for choosing our hotel and for the kind comments!
It 's been a pleasure to host and serve you.

Greetings from your "Angel" Francesca and all the staff!
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Property: Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Address: Via Cerretani 54 / R, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#52 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#69 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Laurus al Duomo 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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