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Hotel Orto De Medici
Ranked #38 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The Hotel was beautiful and in a perfect location. We were able to walk everywhere. The breakfast room and veranda were lovely. The staff was very helpful. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2012

Our hotel is located in the centre of Florence, along the old "via San Gallo", just a 10 minutes walk from the Duomo and only 2 minutes from the Michelangelo's David. Breakfast is served in a room with frescos and, in summertime, outside in a terrace. Thansk for your appreciation!

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Excellent location for a good value. it was a good sized room (for Florence). We stayed here on a Friday and Saturday night for a total of £108. They had a good Italian breakfast from 7:30-9:30 on Saturday and Sunday morning. The location is excellent and a block away from a main bus station (Piazza di San Marco). It's also very close to the Duomo, Accademia, Ponte Vecchio, and basically the entire centre of Florence. You could easily walk from the SMN (main train station) to the hotel in 15 minutes. The hotel has a great lounge downstairs with 2 Apple computer stations and a flat screen television with leather couches. The lady at the front desk assisted with printing off the train schedule for our trip back to Pisa. The staff speak and can hold conversations in English. We were able to check out 30 minutes later on Sunday morning without incident.

Tip: Make sure you buy bus tickets (1 euro) and validate your ticket immediately once you board the bus. There's a machine inside each bus - if you don't validate your ticket, you could be subject to a 50 euro fine (yes, it happened to us). They seem to prey on Americans - we never have to validate tickets for any transportation. This does for train tickets as well. It doesn't matter that you have a ticket (it needs to be validated).

Room Tip: 3 euro/night fee per person (hotel tax) is payable upon check out.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tiggles002
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2012

Dear Guest, I am sorry for your "experience" on the Florence bus. You must validate your tickets because validating you impress the date and the starting time since it is valid (they last 70 minutes) if you don't validate it you would virtually be able to use it again and again. Thanks for leaving your appreciation of the hotel, its staff, the location and the facilities.
Francesco Bini

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Reviewed 4 February 2012

I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Florence! What an unbelievable price for an amazing hotel! Very centrally located in Florence- a short walk from the duomo, ponte vecchio, etc.

The rooms are very big- we got one on the first floor in the courtyard. Extremely modern, clean, and bright! Two separate closets on opposite ends of the room (perfect for me and my boyfriend- we both packed way too much!) big bathroom, nice shower, and good size flat screen tv. Also, great free wifi! Perfect connection everywhere in the hotel. They also have a nice lobby with lounge and computers in case you didn't bring a laptop!

Other great things? They serve a great breakfast buffet (free!) with lovely choices for coffee, juices, pastries, cereals, rolls, meats, cheeses, spreads, yogurts, etc. also cheap laundry service for my boyfriend's shirts. There is also a little minimart across the street with liquor, wine, champagne (for the AM:) ) and waters/sodas. Cheap and they deliver until 12AM! We took advantage of their buy 2 get one bottle free deal:)!

My only suggestions to Orto de Medici? Room service availability! One night in Florence i was extremely sick and we had to cancel our dinner plans. My boyfriend was going to order room service for us but there wasnt any available. He asked the front desk and they were helpful in pointing him to a great nearby pizza place (great pizza- cheap!) also, we had to give our key each time we left to the front desk and they didn't ask us for ID when we walked in and said "room 74"... Kinda scary since any odd person on the street could walk into your room. We had expensive laptops, iPads, etc. so it worried us a bit.

Overall, loved this hotel and will definitely stay here next time we are in Florence! We will also suggest to boyfriend's parents who are planning a trip to Italy next year.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2012

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your appreciations. I am glad you enjoyed the location of the hotel, the size and decoration of the room, the staff assistance and the free breakfast. Don't worry, Florence is a very safe city and we just give the keys to our clients, never to "odd" people. We have a security camera system, so we can always recognize our guests.
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Francesco Bini

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

It is always a pleasure to come to this small, elegant and traditional hotel located in walking distance as well to San Lorenzo as to Fortezza da Basso. What I appreciate most is that the basic stuff doesn't change and is always very well tuned. I stay there frenquently since around 8 years twice a year. No need to say that rooms (including the bathrooms!) breath a restful and animating athmosphere. Starting a day in this beautiful breakfast room or outside on the terrace with bird's sing and the soft ribble of a romantic fountain while enjoying the typical Tuskan bread, mortadella & cheese is really a pleasure.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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gflorence, Direttore at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

We receive many reviews and we are happy to be able to satisfy most of our clients. However, reading the compliments and words of a guest who has been coming back to stay with us for 8 years is priceless! Thank you for your kind words. I'm proud that the staff's professionalism has been acknowledged, which, thanks to team work we are improving everyday. In 10 years we have managed to establish a strong groundwork that would help us do our best. Slowly we are succeeding. Thank you!

Dr. Giacomo Bufalini

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is a modern newly refurbished hotel with great charm and ambience. It is beautifully clean, comfortable and the rooms are a decent size. The breakfast room is lovely and the breakfast very adequate. The staff throughout are friendly and helpful. Our adult children stayed in a triple room at the back of the hotel, accessed by a short path through a lovely garden with water features. There is WiFi and also a couple of computers in the foyer area for guest use. The hotel is well situated near the Accademia and a short walk to the Basillica. We thought we got very good value for our money and enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

良好的櫃臺,客房和早餐服務!清潔和大房間!浴室有浴缸和淋浴!我們可以選擇任何我們想的。在電視上有很多頻道。無線網路在房間裡是非常方便。巴士站附近!步行到超市,市區中心或火車站不到15分鐘。酒店內的裝修很漂亮。價格不高!轉角的中國餐館食品是非常好吃!
Good reception, room and breakfast service! Clean and large room! Bathroom with bathtub and shower! We can choose whatever we want. A lot of channels on TV. Wireless internet is very convient in the room. Near the bus stop! Walk to supermarket, center or train station less than 15 min. The decoration inside the hotel is beautiful. The price is not high! This is a Chinese restaurant around the corner. And the food is very delicious! Excellent!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

This was our second stay at this romantic hotel and we appreciate it just as much as the first time. The staff here is top notch...hospitable and effecient. They really make you feel that it is a pleasure to answer your questions, make a reservation for you, call a taxi or serve you a cappucino ( even when their delicious breakfast is self-serve!) The bedrooms are comfortable and immaculate. I highly recommend this well situated hotel and next time I'm in Florence, I'll stay there once again.

Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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gflorence, Responsabile reception at Hotel Orto De Medici, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2012

Dear Madame, thanks for your new review. I am glad you found again what you expected, enjoying our hospitality and efficiency of the staff, the breakfast and the bedrooms. So we llok forward to seeing you again in Florence! Thank you.

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Address: Via San Gallo, 30, 50129, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Florence
#36 Family Hotel in Florence
#46 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £69 - £219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orto De Medici 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Florence Hotel Orto de' Medici’s location is ideal because while located in the “historic center” of Florence it is just outside the noisy hustle and bustle…which is only a short walk away. When walking through our hotel in Florence, you really do feel like you are in a classic and upscale historic building. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly, and from the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. Each room is uniquely and elegantly appointed, a restful oasis for the busy traveler. The bathroom is very spacious and the shower is wonderful after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast, with plenty to select from, is served in a cozy room that spills out into a welcoming patio and a beautiful little garden. The hotel lobby and reading rooms are a nice place to relax after a full day of sightseeing (plus free internet - either wifi or with brand new Apple computers). ... more   less 
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