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Hotel Locanda Orchidea
Ranked #214 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“The warmest welcome possible”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

We received the warmest welcome possible from Miranda and Sylvana at the Hotel Orchidea. Set in the atmospheric heart of Florence the hotel provides an excellent base for exploring Florence and beyond. With my wife and friends we stayed for a week in February, made all the better by Sylvana and Miranda's advice on cafes and restaurants, all within a few minutes
walk and of course the sites, above all her advice to visit the delightful setting of San Miniato offering a stunning view of the city.The rooms we had overlooked the garden and were comfortable and above all quiet. Given the number of rooms it's easy to meet the other guests and swap advice over a glass of wine. All in all the Hotel Orchidea is a real gem to which we will be returning. Top marks Miranda.

Room Tip: our two room overlooked the garden and are very quiet, one has an ensuite shower and the other a...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

I just stayed at Hotel Orchidea and had a lovely stay. Staff was warm and hospital, rooms were cozy and I felt at home--especially when I ran into Miranda and her cute dog Maya. I received much better quality of service than staying at a generic hotel.

As a young woman traveling by herself, I felt extremely safe and comfortable in the hotel's location which is close to everything in Florence including some delicious pizza and gelato shops!

Miranda (and Sylvania) was so kind to me and I wish I could have moved in! It was a pleasure to call Hotel Orchidea home for 4 nights and I hope to go back the next time I'm in Florence.

-Sara

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

This place is pretty darn central. Only a few minutes walk from the Duomo and about a 30 minute walk from the train station. You're on an old street in old Florence. You can walk to pretty much any part of Florence from here. At the end of the street is a pretty happening little piazza with great restaurants and even clubs.
The place itself has more of a hostel-y feel, because you have shared bathrooms. The rooms on the street can get noisy, but with the window closed you hardly hear anything.
I loved it, it was prefect for our travel style.

Room Tip: On the street is pretty noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

On the positive side : perfect location, lot of charm, great value (50€/night in the center)

Howaever, it is worth mentionning that it has a "hostel" feel (shared bathroom), and our room on the street was noisy, which must be a bigger problem in the summer.

Anyway, this was perfect for our style of travel, but it may not fit everyone.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Panama City, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

It is like a hostal. In the middle of all the important places to visit. Noisy at nights, but they give you ear plugs and works perfect. It has a very good price. Felt very cozy: i want to go back again!! Ismari

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

We recently had our second stay at the Orchidea and it was as lovely as the first. This time we had my 78-year-old mum with us and I was unsure how she'd go with the shared bathroom - but everything was so scrupulously clean there wasn't a problem. The rooms have a really authentic and relaxed italian style and the view over the garden is magic. The white sheets were crisp and the towels white & fluffy. The pillows ad mattress were also better than I've had at more expensive hotels. The location for access to the museums and shopping is perfect. The staff are super helpful and will make reservations for you at the museums, provide map and tour brochures/ideas if you're stuck. If I'm lucky enough to get to Florence again I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the garden if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

This was our second stay at Locanda Orchidea and if we return to Florence we will stay here again. On both occasions we have found it clean and comfortable and the owner and staff have been really helpful. The location is great - on a small but vibrant street, a stone's throw from the Duomo. On both our stays we have had a room to the rear of the hotel, where it is really peaceful. One of the things we especially liked was the provision of a kettle, tea and coffee, and small fridge in the communal area - which meant we could pop back and make a nice cup of tea when all the sightseeing got too much! The bathrooms are shared but we found that they were always clean and we didn't have to wait to get into the shower in the morning. All in all a great find.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Locanda Orchidea
Address: Borgo Degli Albizi 11, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Duomo
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#42 Best Value Hotel in Florence
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Locanda Orchidea 1*
Number of rooms: 7
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