$201 Avg/night
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Laurus al Duomo Florence

4 stars
Via Cerretani 54 R, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
47 reviews
2 days

It was perfect. Location, locatio, location!! The room was clean and had everything I need. See full review

  • caro student
  • Apr 4, 2014
Wonderful location

This hotel is on a bustling street, not far from the Duomo; yet, because of the heavy double-paned... See full review

  • Aloha2U
  • Oct 18, 2013
Florentine style and contemporary conveniences in the heart of Florence
Hotel Laurus al Duomo sits in the heart of Florence, steps away from the Duomo and the city's most elegant shops. This stylish Florentine property caters to both leisure and business travelers. The hotel features the Duomo Auditorium, which accommodates nearly 500 guests, is perfectly suited for a large meeting or special event. Breakfast is served on a panoramic terrace, an extraordinary vantage point from which to admire the city's architectural and artistic heritage.
Highlights
  • Prime central Florence locations
  • Video conference connection in all rooms
  • Roof garden terrace on the sixth floor
Rooms

Rooms at Hotel Laurus al Duomo perfect blend of old and new. They are furnished in traditional Florentine style while boasting all of the modern-day conveniences. Rooms overlook the historic center of Florence. Features include air conditioning, mini-bar, direct dial phone, satellite TV, safe, personal computer connection, modem, video conference connection with the nearby auditorium, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Features

With its enviable location just minutes from the Duomo and surrounded by the city's most elegant shops, Hotel Laurus al Duomo seamlessly combines Florentine style with contemporary conveniences in a property suited for both business and leisure travelers.  

With rooms that overlook the city's historic center, comfort and relaxation are buzzwords here, with the hotel serving as a welcome retreat for guests at the end of a busy day.

Breakfast is served on a roof garden terrace, an extraordinary vantage point from which to soak in the city's architectural and artistic highlights.

The on-site Caffe Astra is a bustling venue for hotel guests and locals, serving Tuscan specialties throughout the day as well a long list of Tuscan wines, the perfect venue for any occasion.

Transportation
  • Florence Airport (5 mi/8.1 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.3 mi/.48 km)
Attractions
  • Ponte Vecchio (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Galleria degli Uffizi (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Piazza della Signoria (0.4 mi/.64 km)
  • Duomo (0.1 mi/.16 km)
  • Galleria dell' Academia (0.4 mi/.64 km)
Business
  • Auditorium with seating of up to 500 guests
  • Six conference rooms with flexible seating configurations
  • Video conference capability

Laurus al Duomo Florence Rooms

Double Room
This room offers one double bed or one twin bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Shaver in bathroom and Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

43.7734 11.2527
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Amerigo Vespucci International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is has excellent location, in the historical centre of Florence, just a few steps away from the cathedral and the city's main museums. The Viva hotel Laurus al Duomo offers a comfortable and relaxing environment, a friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality to give a feeling of being home while away from home.

Nearby points of interest

  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.1 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.1 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.1 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.1 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.1 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.2 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.2 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.2 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.2 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.3 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.3 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0.3 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.3 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.4 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.4 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.4 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.5 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.6 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.6 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.6 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 0.8 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 0.9 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 1 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 1.2 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 1.6 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.1 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 42.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (47)

Ratings and reviews for Laurus al Duomo Florence

Overall score

4.1 / 5
47 out of 47
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

5
Rick P J
San Antonio, TX, USA
Apr 10, 2012

Awesome location

This hotel is in a awesome location. Your stay here will be a good one. I can promise you that! The staff was very helpful. The rooms were very clean and very well maintained. Offseason tip...do not purchase your reservations to the museums through the hotel. Just get to the museum early enough to beat the lines and save the hotels reservation fee. The breakfast here was a very good - the view from the restaurant was just awesome. You will enjoy your stay here. The hotels is a very close walk to the train station. Enjoy, we did.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

During the Off Season - Skip the hotel reservation fee to the museums - get to the museum early to beat the lines and save the fee.

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Boca Raton, FL. U.S.A.
May 16, 2011

Unbeatable location for the price

Our experience was incredible. Great location, we walk all the surrounding area, Il Duomo, mercato centrale, the museums. The quality of the hotel was impeccable and the people from the hotel were very helpful and nice. It was a great experience overall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

walking is the best way to get to know the city. You will find the little restaurants around that usually do not advertise that much.

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
sf, ca
Feb 25, 2011

great, centrally located, view of duomo

Great hotel. Friendly staff with great recommendations. No wifi in rooms, only in lobby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

small cafe shop across from duomo. stand don't sit, prices are cheaper. fresh espresso and pastries galore. great way to start your adventure.

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
California
Feb 8, 2011

Amazing Location!

Amazingly central location - 5 minutes from the train station, 3 minutes to the Duomo and great shopping and restaurants. The only thing I found strange is that the hotel required the room key to be inserted into a special thing in the wall so that power and water would work in the room - without the key card in this device, nothing in the room worked. Leave it in overnight as well to charge cell phones! Hotel staff was very helpful in suggesting restaurants, knew locations of all major tourist sites, it was really great. The cafe in the hotel lobby has amazing croissants and coffee as well. I would get two pastries and a cappuccino and be out the door for 3.20 euro. Oh, using the hotel's computer and internet was 5 euro for 30 minutes. I skipped this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Nenny
Boston, MA
Nov 28, 2010

Wonderful Vacation

This hotel was in a perfect location. Very easy to walk the entire city and then back to hotel. The rooms were exceptionally clean. Beds were comfortable and service was great. The coffee in the morning was delicious. The breakfast was sufficient but if I could change one thing it would be to vary the menu throughout the week. Overall a wonderful hotel in a beautiful city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try all the local restaurants. All very good.

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Eddie's Mom Linda
Connecticut
Nov 9, 2010

GREAT DEAL, GREAT SERVICE, VERY CLEAN

This hotel was very clean, updated and central to everything in a very safe neighborhood. There was always staff on duty, got taxis right away, helped with tours and spoke very good English. GREAT breakfast (full) every morning, and had a little balcony. Would absolutely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Central Market and News Cafe, within a couple blocks of hotel

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Docmullen
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 17, 2010

Great location

Excellent location, large bathroom, good views from top floor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Madison, WI
Oct 6, 2010

Great location

great location within walking distance of just about everything. Weak on concierge services - we were under the assumption someone would be available to help us book things after we arrived, but they basically just handed us a brochure and I guess we needed to help ourselves. Breakfast room was very crowded.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Giglio Rosso was an excellent place - we ate there a couple of times and the pasta was very good. We also ate at a pizza place more than once - it was kitty corner from the Duomo. They cut you off a chunk of pizza, weigh it. It was excellent.

Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Toronto
Aug 17, 2010

Fantastic hotel

Good location, close to train station and major attractions. Superior and very friendly staff. Clean rooms and very good breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Scotch Plains, NJ
Jul 14, 2010

Best Western Laurus al Duomo, Florence

Only one night, but the room was clean and well-equipped. Not particularly spacious, and the bath especially was small. However, everything worked and the staff was friendly and helpful, both at the front desk and in the bar/cafeteria. Breakfast on the sixth-floor terrace was delightful. Even though the room overlooked the street, it was very quiet. Location is unbeatable - between the train station and the Duomo, short walk to either one or to any of the other attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
Leela
Manchester
Jul 7, 2010

Good

We had a lovely time. This was our third visit to Florence. Would recomend this to friends and family. Might visit Florence again. So much to see and very interesting place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Good location to lot of interesting places. Including station.

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