Laurus al Duomo Florence

4 stars
Via Cerretani 54 R, Florence, 50123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
50 reviews
beautiful view

Had an amazing dinner after a long day of walking..platter was really goo Sara See full review

  • davidsara k
  • Aug 12, 2014
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
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

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 (50)

Ratings and reviews for Laurus al Duomo Florence

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leela
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Good location to lot of interesting places. Including station.

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Hampshire
Jul 6, 2010

Excellent hotel, perfect location

Hotel Laurus is a short walk from the train station Santa Maria Novella and in the heart of the city. It's in a perfect location with the Duomo minutes away and delicious restaurants within walking distance. If you branch out a bit from the tourist areas, you will find a ton of local bars and restaurants (Mainly Giglo Rosso.) The hotel is clean, the triples were huge and breakfast was a delight. The concierge was very nice, and helped us buy tickets to the David. They spoke both English and Italian, which was great for my non-Italian speaking travelers, but perfect for me to practice my rusty Italian. An all-around win!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
enjoy italy
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Jun 23, 2010

larger than expected

Great location near everything you want to see and all in walking distance. Has a nice cafe attached with great italian coffee and sweet breads, great shopping and cafe's all in walking distance. We walked everywhere

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is no such thing as bad food in Florence, experience it all, and the gelato is the best.

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frequent traveller
Business
Chatsworth, CA
Jun 12, 2010

Great location

The location is 200m from Duomo so this is unbeatable. The staff was very helpful with informing the police about our car license plate, so we would not be fined for driving through the historical center while finding our way to the hotel. The room was not large but spotless and the bathroom was immaculately clean with nice strong shower. The breakfast was disappoiting as well as coffee, so they definitely can improve it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Do NOT fall for a room with a view and pay more for it as we did. You will NOT see the Duomo anyway, due to the hotel location, unless you jump out of the window :) You will see a little of the street instead of the courtyard. The only place from where you can see Duomo is the hotel breakfast terrace (actually this is the place from which they took a picture of Duomo you will see in their slideshow )

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago
Jun 5, 2010

good place to stay in Florence3

awesome location and great room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

very close to all the major sites in Florence

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oklahoma
Apr 22, 2010

Average

Room was clean, Bathroom was nice. Upgraded to room with a view. Image suggested french doors open to street view. No, small window no view on 5th floor. Front desk was helpful. English appreciated. Typical European breakfast. Roof terrace had great views of the Duomo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
axwde
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 1, 2010

Excellent Affordable Center of Florence

Great (no nonsense) hotel with central location. Room with a view was affordable, clean and modern. Our room was in the front of building on the fourth floor and looking directly down the street. You can see the window in the picture of the front of hotel. This was an upgrade from the standard room and worth it. If you lean out the window the Duomo was visible 100 meters to the left. Excellent English speaking helpful friendly staff. The Hotel is very comfortable and has recently redone larger than average room and bathroom. Very close to the train station so getting in and out of the city is a breeze. Easy walking distance to everything. Continental breakfast is good and served on the roof! Positive in every way. Recommend for couples. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Laurus al Duomo Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Traveling canuck
Business
Toronto
Dec 15, 2009

Noce Place good value

The hotel is well situated between close to the dumo and about a 15 minute walk to the main train station. It is within walking distance of everything. The breakfast buffet has a decent selection and was included. Only one bad note, not the hotels fault. The floors are laminated wood, the guest in the room above ours start walking around in heels at 05:00. The pounding over our heads woke us and did not let us to fall back asleep for while.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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