We stayed at the Hotel Laurus al Duomo March 19-22, 2012. No complaints about the Laurus. It really is a fantastic location and minutes from all the major sites. Upon our arrival we were given vouchers for Bellini's on the hotel's balcony. The balcony has a wonderful view of the dome of the Duomo and worth spending an hour on an afternoon enjoying a drink and relaxing. The view is best in the afternoon with the sun shining on the Duomo.
ROOM: We stayed on the top floor, where the breakfast eating area is located; I believe in room 8. The room was very clean and contained an extremely firm king size bed. We greatly appreciated the automatic windows that were placed towards the roof. Our room also had a very small balcony which had a nice view. We used the balcony for drying laundry. There is a safe and a small closet in the room. We had free Wi-Fi which was greatly appreciated, but it continuously cut out, forcing us to re-enter the passwords given by the front desk. If you don't want to wait for the elevator you can easily take the stairs.
BREAKFAST: 2 types of cold cuts, several yogurts, pastries, and breads, fruit, juices, coffee and tea. Considering the price of the hotel I was surprised that the breakfast was so well run and had so many options. Given we went in March we had no problem finding a seat.
I highly recommend Laurus.
- 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