We stayed at Orto de Medici for one one night in October. The hotel is lovely - big, clean, modern rooms with very comfortable beds. We stayed in a garden view room and had a lovely balcony all to ourselves - really lovely room. One thing I loved about the room was a separate bathroom to toilet.
The hotel is definitely within walking distance to everything. The Duomo would be 5 min walk away as would Ponte Vecchio etc. The historical centre of Florence is very close by so it's a great hotel to stay at as it's much more reasonably priced than hotels around Piazza della Repubblica and equally as nice.
In my opinion, the only shortfall was the breakfasts but I think this says more about me than the hotel. In the two weeks prior to our stay at Orto de Medici, we had been staying at small, intimate family run hotels in Venice, Bologna and around Tuscany and had become very used to hand made coffees to order. Needless to say, in comparison, the coffees were not up to scratch but I think I'm being a bit spoilt!
I highly recommend the hotel for it's location and the rooms. All the staff are really friendly and helpful and I would definitely stay there again.More
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