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“Helpful Staff and Good Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Cosimo de'Medici

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Hotel Cosimo de'Medici
Ranked #79 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Middlesbrough,UK
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Helpful Staff and Good Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2009

We stayed here in March 2009 for 2 nights.

As some of the other reviewers have said the hotel is located about 2 mins walk from the train station on the main road and about 10 mins walk to Duomo and the rest of the main Florence attrations the area around the hotel also has some great places to eat and at responable prices - try Lobs Fish Restaurant, which we thought was excellent!

Anyway back to the hotel..... The decore is very modern and its all very clean and nice, with flat screen TV's (athough only Italian TV Stations). We found the staff to be very helpful and the lobby had a PC with internet access, which was very useful, and breakfast was included, which was nice.

Our room was on the main road and had a nice set of big double doors which opened onto a small balcony, I was initally concerned about noise from the road, but the doors were double glazed and blocked out almost all of the road and traffic noise.

I only have two complaints, one being that although the room featured AC and it wasnt really hot you were not actually allowed to use it! I've found this is the case in alot of Italian hotels, I'm guessing electricity must be really expensive! The other one is something that isnt really the hotels fault and I guess we were just unlucky, but the people in the next room were really loud and left the TV on till the late into the night!

Overall if I was to stay in Florence again I would definetly reconmend this hotel

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DavidAndPed
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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prague
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2008

we spent our romantic christmas trip in this lovely downtown hotel.the hotel is located in the heart of the downtown from which is possible to reach all the monuments by feet. the rooms were quiet, cleaned and scented. the staff was professional, friendly and efficient. i enjoyed our romantic christmas trip so much (I also made great christmas shopping).

Stayed November 2008
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2 Thank sofiePrague
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Ontario, Canada
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327 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2008

The small Hotel Cosimo de' Medici was one of the highlights of our European visit which included a Mediterranean cruise and a few days in Italy. Tucked away just 5 minutes' walk from the railway station, accessible through a gated archway, it proved to be an excellent choice and a great way to finish the holiday. The desk staff were fantastic, speaking excellent English and happy to take the time to provide maps, directions, and advice on how to get where and also nearly places to eat. Although the place has a spare, humble look to it, everything was spotless, beds were comfortable, plumbing, windows and a/c worked fine, and the breakfast was delicious and attractively served in a charming breakfast room. Great European coffee served with a pitcher of hot milk. Our room was very quiet although there was a lot of foot-traffic on the sidewalk outside and all the rooms were occupied. The hotel has combined new windows with the old windows, resulting in about 4 layers of open-able windows! Our overlooked a small interior courtyard. There is a typically tiny European elevator to take you up to the second floor. For me, one of the best things about the De' Medici was the free fairly fast Internet available at a computer in the lobby. Helpful staff give you a password that is yours for the duration of your stay. I loved this little hotel and i overheard other travellers saying the same thing. From it, we walked easily to the Accademia, the Ufizzi, the Duomo, the market, the bridges, and the bus garage by the station to catch a ride to the airport. This is a great spot.

  • Liked — charming, friendly, well-located, good breakfast
  • Disliked — the bathroom was small (but adequate, with shower and bidet)
  • Stayed November 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank DLCAlberta
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Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2008

On our recent trip to Italy, Florence, we were staying in COSIMO DE MEDICI a wonderful hotel in the centre of Florence. The location of the hotel is great, we were in the centre of everything.
As well the accomodation and cuisine were very good with friendly and helpful employees.
We wanted to share our excellent experience with others who may be visiting Florence in the future.
K.D. Macan

  • Liked — friendly and helpful staff,location
  • Disliked — ----------
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank tukaka
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2008

This hotel is located in the most convenient location in Florence. It is right across the street from the train station (Santa Maria Nouvella) and it is steps away from the great sites situated in Florence. It is definitely a comfortable hotel, as we stayed in a quad. If you are looking for a quaint place to stay right in the heart of Florence this is the place for you. And be sure to visit the restaurant a few doors down from the hotel for some of the best pizza. Although from the outside it may look a little unsafe, this hotel is truly a safe place to stay because they locked the gate at night and you had to be buzzed into the hotel after a certain hour. Safety at its prime.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank divaheart06
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Dorset
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2008

The hotel is located near the station which was only a short walk away. Set back from the road, it took two attempts to find it. The room was clean, the bed comfortable but the shower room was tiny, but adequate. The room had air conditioning and also had additional glazing to keep the noise out from the street.

The staff were helpful and friendly and a good breakfast was provided. The hotel was very convenient, San Lorenzo Market and Mercato Centrale were just around the corner. Il Duomo was a 10 minute walk and the Palazzo Vecchio a 15 minute walk.

I thought the hotel was reasonable value and perfect for our two night stay. I would definitely use the hotel again for a short stay.

  • Liked — Location and helpful staff
  • Disliked — Small bathroom
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Paddington58
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CONNECTICUT
Level Contributor
35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2008

well, the pictures dont tell the whole story. the rooms are small...but ok. The bathroom is miniscule. there is nowhere even to put a brush, let alone cosmetics. the shower is narrow and tiny and you are lucky if you fit into it. in our room, the tv barely worked and we could not access cnn or any other english network. as for that apartment that some people write about, the mattress is actually a boxspring, and the loft sleeping area is at the top of steep stairs. the bathroom, of course, is downstairs. For $165 a night, it is ok. you might be able to do better, but the only reviews i can agree with are those that say the staff is helpful and friendly. And, that an added perk is that internet is free and it is very close to the train station.

  • Liked — the people
  • Disliked — the bathroom and the small rooms
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank PEZMOM3
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Property: Hotel Cosimo de'Medici
Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 15, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#118 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#141 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cosimo de'Medici 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cosimo de' Medici is ideally located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, in front of the Santa Maria Novella train station, a few minutes' walk from the Duomo and from all the most important museums and churches of the city, and from the most famous boutique and fashion stores. Nevertheless, it is locates out of the restricted area and can be reached by cars. The Cosimo de' Medici offers 26 rooms decorated with tastefull furnitures, all recently restaured, that will accommodate our guest in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Each room has a private, internal bathroom, and is equipped with: frigobar, safety box, air conditioning, telephone, TV with satellite and free Wifi access. In addition to this, a small parking area can be booked for only 15 euro per day. Our Reception, open 24 h a day, is at Your full assistance before, during and after Your stay for any need You may have. In particular, we will be pleased to arrange for You tours, to book museums and restaurants, to provide a babysitter for Your kids, and to store Your luggage (free of charge). ... more   less 
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