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Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Ranked #75 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Florence and we had the pleasure of staying in this great hotel! The location is great, close to the cathedral, the station and the main shopping streets! Excellent international breakfast in the dining room on the terrace where there is a wonderful view of the cathedral. Staff were friendly and always available! Great value!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear Roger901

we really thank you for very very kind review and for your comments and compliments about our services and our staff.
We hope to welcome you again soon in our beautiful and Florence!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We really liked this place. I choose this place mainly because of the location, close to train station and right next to Duomo. Also, the price was good. Once we got there, we found great room, welcome drink at wine bar on the roof with view of Duomo and very friendly staff. Breakfast was great too. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Igorek007
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Dear Igorek007

we are happy that you liked us and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!
Thanks for the kind comments about our hotel and compliments on our staff.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Took the 1.5 hour train from Rome to Florence, very easy and comfortable. First thing to note is you MUST be on your toes or you will walk right by the hotel as it is not well noted on the hotel side of the street. While it says al Duomo on the awning you can't see any notable sign of the hotel and on the door it says "Life Beyond Tourism", just look for that and you are good, that is if you take the easy 5 minute walk from the train and not a cab.

Front desk staff was great. The room was nice size, small tv with a great channel that played a really cool history loop on Florence. The little deck on the 6th floor was a nice touch but sitting you really don't have much of a view. Also a nice touch was the free welcome cocktail and they had a nice selection of local wines and cheeses for "happy hour".

Water pressure was excellent, room was very clean and the housekeeping staff did an outstanding job.
Location could not be any better as the city itself is fairly small and easy to get around. There is also a little cafe in the lobby which is convenient. All and all I could not ask for much more...

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Dear RFAD

Thank you for choosing our hotel and thank you for the kind comments and compliments about our services and our staff.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we really hope to welcome you again.

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

I was so pleased with this hotel. The staff all seem to take real pride in their work which comes through in the overall guest experience - they could not have been more helpful or more accommodating. The location is superb, and we were fortunate enough to have a room on the fifth floor in a quiet corner. There was no view at all, but I would much prefer peace and quiet - given the central location, you can't have your cake and eat it.

My one gripe is that in rooms where the next door bathroom is separated by the adjoining wall, you can hear the taps running. It is hardly intrusive, but it should be noted. It is mitigated to some extent by making sure you keep the bathroom door shut.

Aside from that, our stay was excellent - thank you.

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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2014

Dear Nick A

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about our hotel and thank you for the very kind compliments on our staff. We are very proud of our work and we are happy that you noticed it!
We really hope to welcoming you on your next trip in our beautiful Florence!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This was a really great experience for us. The hotel was located in a great area. It is close to shops, sights, and restaurants. The room was clean and looking in great shape. We were surprised to be given a room with a little terrace over-looking Florence. Would def like to stay there again when we make it back to Florence.

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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Dear Guiliamo10

we are so happy that you had a great experience with us and we are waiting to welcoming you again during your next trip to Florence!

Greetings from all of us

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Best overall hotel of our stay in Europe. Nice breakfast. Great educational shows on the television on Florence's history. Right down from the Duomo and everything nearby. Completely soundproof to the outside.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear mcgagne1

we are happy to be the best hotel during your stay in Europe, and we thank you for your very kind comments and compliments informing you that the next time you can buy the DVD on the history of Florence at our reception, it can be a nice gift for you and for your friends back home!
Hoping to welcoming you soon, we remain.

Best regards

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Great location 100 yards from Duomo, yet clean, quiet and modern. Part of best western chain so reserve thru them. Excellent and modern rooms with a nice breakfast room on the top floor. My wife and I have stayed here frequently and have never been disappointed.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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HotelLaurus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Laurus al Duomo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Bondanella

Thank you for continuing to choose our hotel for your stay in Florence, although no longer part of the Best Western chain since 1 January 2013. Thank you again for the kind comments and compliments, trusting to continue to welcome you in our beautiful city.

Kind regards

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Additional Information about 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:
#48 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#52 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#70 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £95 - £304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Laurus Hotel
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