Hotel Orto De Medici

Address: Via San Gallo, 30, Florence, Tuscany, 50129, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the San Marco area of Florence, is near Convent San Marco, Museo di San Marco, San Marco, and Convent of Santa Apollonia (Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia).
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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.

Good location!


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.)

TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Orto De Medici Florence

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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A travel blog entry by tizwoz on Jun 11, 2013

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... by Ghiberti. I also dragged my friend along to the Innocenti, which was the Foundling hospital, not to go inside but to see the blue and white plaques of swaddled babies by the Della Robbia family decorating the outside. It was a long walk back to the car so another bar stop was in order while our friends visited the Ponte Vecchio. As I thought , they didn't think much to it as it is now too touristy. Another successful day out made even better by the fact that it was sunny.

Wednesday is the Boboli/Pitti Palace Day

A travel blog entry by vannstravel on Sep 26, 2012

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The deal was...I'd fix a picnic lunch to eat at the Boboli Gardens, but he had to actually visit the attached Pitti Palace...home of the Medici family...really! It's huge and takes up a lot of city blocks...sort of like Versailles, but in the city center. My seventh grade history was some time ago...but it appears the Medici family pretty much owned everything and whatever they built is still ...

Day 24: Making up is hard to do

A travel blog entry by lizcarleton on Feb 08, 2012

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Productivity! I had to make up for the lack thereof the day before, so I went to mass at Santa Maria Novella to start the day. I liked this service even more because there were more people, and it felt much more local, as though it weren't just tourists (like myself) but actual italians there to worship. And it wasn't singing, but all spoken in italian. So I understood very little, but the point got across. And I love this church. The ...


A travel blog entry by italianliving on Apr 22, 2011

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Hotel Orto De Medici
Florence, Italy