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Hotel Locanda Orchidea
Ranked #208 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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“nice room - no private bathrooms”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

we got to locanda orchidea because we were in a hurry, and had to find a hotel quickly.
overall, the staff was very nice and helpful! room was very clean and beautifully decorated. the bed was ok for one night, but i wouldnt buy one like this to my home...
there was alot of noise from the street at night - the windows didnt seem to be helpful in blocking noises.
breakfast coupon for the near bar is good value for money!
if we had more time to choose - i would choose a different hotel, with private bathrooms.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Located at the central area of the city. One of the prettiest room I have ever stayed at. Everything was very clean including the shared bathroom. Free tea and coffee whenever I want. The only problem was the noise of drunkards from the street at night. (So they provide ear plugs)

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Hotel's location is its strongest point. It's only a few minutes' walk from Duomo and other historical sites and museums - the thing I apreciated the most. The room was quite comfortable and well designed what added a lot to the exceptional atmosphere of the city.The hosts were very helpful and the most welcoming.The unique drawback in my case was the noise coming from the nearby street that did not finish until 3-4 a.m. Notwithstanding I am left with really fabulous memories of my stay at the hotel.

Room Tip: "A street room would not be recomened"
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This hotel may not have many stars but it won our hearts and help make our visit to Florence very special. It 7 rooms occupies the second floor of a 12th century building previously occupied by Dante's wife and it's location on a narrow street full of interesting shops close to the Duomo is hard to beat. It is also next door to a great sandwich place and 2 doors down from La Loggia Degli Albizi, a brilliant cafe where we breakfasted every morning. The comfort, cleanliness and friendly service more than makes up for the lack of ensuite facilities. The shared bathrooms were spotless and the showers were great. Not for those who crave luxury but definitely for those travellers on a budget with a sense of history.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denair, California
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Miranda, the owner was so helpful. She keeps a really clean hotel. The price is very affordable also. There is an Irish pub right across the street from the hotel that is a lot of fun. You are less than 5 minutes walking distance to almost everything in Florence. I had a wonderful time staying there. Can't wait to go back and I will definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very nice. Just depends on how many people in the group.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I cannot say enough nice things. The room was spacious and light. The furniture was antique but clean and well kept. It was the perfect Florence romantic mood. Although our room had a shared bathroom (among two others in the historic flat), surprisingly it was not a problem, as we had a small sink inone corner of our bedroom. The owners were exceptionally kind and helpful, while at the same time leaving us to our privacy. The place was in one of the best neighborhood right in the center of the City. (The one shortcoming was the noise outside from the passersby, which was mitigated by the thick glass windows so long as you didn't mind keeping the windows closed. I look back with nostalgia on the two days we spent there, and would definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Good value for money, and central for the main sights.

Breakfast is said to be available if you buy a ticket the night before, but we didn't bother with this so I can't comment on the quality. You can make a hot drink using the kettle. Nice to have a sink in the room.

The lady we saw most of didn't speak any English at all and it seems her Italian was somewhat idiosyncratic as she is from Eastern Europe but she was very very nice.

We had a room with a long balcony outside it, but this wasn't really wide enough to sit on, though it looked quaint.

Very clean. We didn't have any problem with noise from outside. There was a fan which was useful as it was hot weather.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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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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#31 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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