Hotel Orto De Medici
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Orto De Medici Florence
Great Hotel, Excellent location
Stayed at the Orto de Medici for 3 days in March, 2004. Excellent location, close to the Duomo and the Academie Gallery. Staff was very helpful and courteous and recommended a few excellent restaurants (actually I don't think you can really find a bad restaurant in Italy anyway). We got a quad room which was very clean and adequate space for our family of four. Our room was on the fourth floor and overlooked the Piazza San Marco, which can be fairly busy at night and early in the morning. Bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper, as the street noise could keep you up at night. We found most of the hotels we stayed at in Italy to have paper thin walls to both the inside and outside noise.
Not too bad in Florence, but much worse in Rome. Breakfast at the Orto was standard european fair of croissants, cold cereal, fruit and coffee (with scalded milk, no half & half here). Overall we liked the hotel and would stay here again.
this hotel has a fabulous history and we were given our own book to keep about "The Garden of the Medici's". The room was pleasant and clean and the bathroom good for Italy! We took our breakfast on the balcony which had a partial view of the Duomo and S.Marco. This being about our 3rd trip to Florence I found the hotel useful for visiting all the places I had not got round to seeing previously, such as the church of San Marco and the fantastic Fra Angelico's, the Ospedale degli Innocenti and the beautiful Castagno last supper at the nearby convent of Sant'Apollonia and,ofcourse the Accademia. The Duomo is only a 10 minute walk. All in all a great 3* hotel with reasonable rates.
Cute and lots of character
Stayed in a triple overlooking the terrace. Can hear the splash of the fountain from our room. Room was spacious, and decorated with an armoire, dresser, desk, and a little chest that were old and gave an antique feel to the room. Also had a little deck.
Bathroom was cute but really small. This was the first hotel I've stayed in that had a hip bath. Although the plumbing was old, the septic tank had decent pressure.
Room would be perfect if it weren't for the fact that the furniture were banged up and not well maintained, and that the walls were thin.
Breakfast was pretty good--steamed milk, strong coffee, decent amount of salami and prosciutto, lots of croissants and rolls, granola, dried fruits, yogurt, orange juice, cold milk, etc.
The hotel is in San Marco and is just around the corner from the Academy. Location was far enough away from the Duomo to be quiet, but not too far to walk to the Duomo and San Lorenzo. It's about a 30 minute walk to the Arno if you take the most direct route.
Although it's a 3 star hotel, I would give it 3.5 to 4 star out of 5, and would probably stay there again.
Quite a nice hotel indeed
This is a wonderful little hotel, well situated for sightseeing and public transportation. The room was of adequate size, a single, but the bathroom was wonderful with full tub and marble everywhere. The 'public' rooms, to include the breakfast room were delightful, frescoes, terraces and gardens abound, The staff is helpful and courteous and housekeeping above par. No more than 15 leisurely minutes from the train station, 10 minutes to the Duomo it is a great location and easy to get to most sights and the bus. I would happily stay here again....good location, great value, wonderful hotel.
It was perfect!
We stayed at the Orto de Medici for 9 days in December. It was such a great value. We had a lovely room with a balcony and a fabulous view of the rooftops of the city. Our room had a very nice modern bathroom. The common areas of the hotel were very comfortable and charming.
The hotel location was excellent and was a nice walking distance to most attractions. The Hotel staff was pleasant and most helpful making recommendations and reservations.
Our only regret is that we'd like to be back there right now.
Beautiful Hotel and Great Service
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Orto De Medici October 18th and 19th. We were very impressed with the helpfulness of the staff, the convenient location, and the decor of the hotel and our room. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The hotel is close to the statue of David, as we were able to walk there in less than 5 minutes. There are many local eateries that were recommended to us by the staff that were absolutely fantastic. The neighborhood is safe in comparison to the hotels near the train station, which is a much more sketchy area. We recommended this hotel to our Italian friends and highly recommend it to the readers of tripadvisor.
Have stayed twice at Hotel Orto de Medici and would do it again!
We just stayed at the Hotel Orto de Medici and loved it. We also had a room with a terrace overlooking the city. It was wonderful. The hotel was well located in the city, near sights, shops, and bus lines. We were able to walk to the trains also. Service was very good, the common room with tv and breakfast room were lovely.
My only complaints were I would have liked Sky tv for more movie options as I was working on my Italian, and I would have liked eggs for breakfast, which actually offered a much larger selection than the usual croissant and jam.
Loved Orto de Medici
We stayed at Orto de Medici in a triple with an oversized brick and tiled , landscaped balcony. Wonderful staff, public areas, and peaceful garden. The dining room is elegant and beautifully decorated. Our room had high ceilings, excellent beds, air conditioning, chandelier, luxury marble bath. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence, it is a true gem (250 Euro price range.)
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Today we went on our first real tour, a full day tour of Tuscany, the region surrounding Florence. We started by getting ourselves to the train station for our bus departure time of 8:30am. We were greeted onboard by our guide for the day a Hungarian born Italian, French and English speaking girl named Olivia. We got front seats behind the driver on the bus for the day, departed on time and headed for our first stop, Siena. ...
... is, well NZ anyway. On our minimal luggage front, when it came to the formal night on the ship and the ladies were wearing fancy dresses with sparkles, we wore our best running shoes and our trusty well worn cotton and waltzed into the restaurant like we were wearing Chanel. Although the elegant arrival was ruined when I tripped up and had four waiters helping me up off the floor. I was recovering with a beetroot red ...
... our maps of the city as our personal fans! For the most part the mass was identical to the ones in America, besides the whole "speaking in a different language" thing. I think I understood a total of two words which was "Amen" and "Padre", so I really didn't get anything out of mass, but it was neat experience.
... riso, or rice pudding, was the best flavor ever! We went to Kikuya, of our favorite bars, afterward to have one last dragoon and say goodbye to our beloved place. Thursday we all finished finals completely and it really hit us that we were done and would be leaving soon. We didn't want to spend any of the day inside, so we walked around eating gelato and shopping for presents for all of the lucky people in our life :)
We had a farewell reception for our school that night ...
... We already had cheese and eggplant, so we tried to fry those.
It turns out we have different meanings of fry, so I'd really say that mom baked then, but whatever. I put cheese on the eggplant while it was still hot, and we let it melt while we ate soup.
...Instant soup made without a whisk is, um, interesting. Eggplant was chewier than I expected and sausages were quite, uh, greasy. But whatever. It was edible. And pineapple! Yea!
So. That was my monday.