I never thought I'd give a Best Western a "very good" review.
The hotel checkin was easy and very friendly, providing us with maps and tour information. Our room was on the 5th floor (505) with a view of the adjoining street. It was clean and typical hotel room. The hotel location was just great...Less than a 10 minute walk from the train station and only 5 minutes from the Duomo.
The reason for a 4 instead of a 5 was the morning breakfast. It didn't have as much variety to it and the inside room was a bit small (too cold to eat on the terrace). The only way to get coffee or water for tea was from a machine. They had two, but only one worked for the 3 days we were there. This created a line because it was slow. It would have been better if they had a few pots of black coffee and hot water and then let those that wanted "specialty" coffee to use the machine.
This same room and the adjoining terrace (6th floor, great view of the Duomo), was used for the evening wine bar but it had a very limited food selection. It would have been nice to have a dessert selection to sit and relax too.
But food aside, I would definitely stay here again for the location and clean rooms.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Florence
- Laurus Hotel
- Florence Best Western
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN PREMIER 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 BEST WESTERN PREMIER 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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