See more hotels in Florence

Orto De Medici Hotel - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via San Gallo 30 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 94.00
CHECK AVAILABILITY
The Orto de' Medici Hotel in Florence is located inside an early 19th century palace along a tranquil street in downtown Florence, near the Academy Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia) and only five minutes on foot from the Cathedral and Fortezza da Basso congress centre. The Santa Maria Novella train station is 1.2 km away. Clients have access to valet parking. The hotel's privileged position makes it a great point of departure for cultural visits to the heart of the city of Florence, shopping and participation in fairs and congresses.

The 42 rooms in the Hotel, classic, deluxe or junior suite, are tastefully and elegantly furnished. From the windows of many of the rooms it is possible to admire the magnificent view of the Medieval roofs of Florence. The palace hall is accessed through a suggestive corridor painted with frescoes that leads into the Tuscan Serena Rock stairway that connects the four floors of the hotel.

Continuing along the corridor, you reach the charming inside patio, guard of a prestigious past: in the late 16th century, Lorenzo de Medici, Il Magnifico, set up in Florence a school of sculptors that was recognized as the premier Art Academy in Europe. Among its most prominent students, Michelangelo Buonarroti learned here the artistic techniques that allowed him to create his masterpieces a few years later, which still attract a great number of tourists to Florence. Today, a path paved with pietra serena and covered with an iron and glass structure allows our guests to easily access the new deluxe rooms, which will follow small paths embellished with geometrical hedges and saplings. At the centre of the garden there is a fountain surmounted by a small bronze angel (copy of Verrocchio).

The Hotel's first floor has two spacious reading rooms with frescoed ceilings and parquet floors. The beautiful dining room, decorated with floral landscapes, borders a large flowered terrace where guests can dine in the open and, during the summer, enjoy a drink and a relaxing evening at the La Terrazza dell'Orto bar.

Wi-Fi areas and Internet workstations are always available at Hotel Orto de' Medici.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 226 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Double rooms have 2 single beds. The tube/shower did not have a curtain so the su...

Venere Guest, USA
Read Venere Reviews

Check Availability at Orto De Medici Hotel

Book by phone 1-877-214-4288
Check-in Check-out Rooms & Guests

 NEW! Family hotels and special rates for kids

 

Breakfast at Orto De Medici Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Orto De Medici Hotel

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50
  • Self parking fee: EUR 26 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 26 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Orto De Medici Hotel is also known as

Orto de' Medici
Hotel Orto De Medici
Orto De Medici Florence
Hotel Orto De Medici Florence Italy

9.2

Clean

8.7

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.9

Spacious

9.0

Service

Orto De Medici Hotel reviews

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel located within easy walking distance of all the sights. Very friendly staff. Lovely room with balcony. Good continental breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Nice room with a lovely terasse. Close to all the sights. We recommend it!

7.4 Good
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I was quite disappointed at the staff at the Hotel De Medici. I asked the woman at the reception desk for help making reservations for an opera. She seemed quite put off, but did make the reservation. When I asked her to clarify information, she was somewhat demeaning and even said, "If you read right here it says...". I think part of her frustration was that she was the only person at the reservation desk and there were several guests waiting in line. Several of the guests were in line waiting to receive their key, as this hotel has the policy that rooms keys must be returned to the desk and then retrieved every time a guest leaves the hotel. The breakfast was fine; however, the breakfast room was quite small and there was only one table that could accommodate more than 3 people. Both mornings, we had to stand and wait for a table because the room was so small. I would not recommend this hotel to others traveling to Florence.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a charming, quaint hotel. The room was fine. It had four twin beds for my husband, two sons and I. The furnishings were old, drawers stuck, closets didn't always close easily, but the furniture was clean. We faced the terrace bar, so the noise level (traffic) was almost nonexistent. The general areas of the hotel were beautiful. A lot nicer than the rooms. The little terrace bar was very nice with wine and cheese and some drink choices. We never had the free breakfast, so cannot comment on that, other than the dining room was clean and set very nicely. I felt it was a little expensive for the quality of the room. We were hoping for the room to feel a little more cozy and comfortable.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great place. Just a short walk to many popular sites. Friendly staff. Delicious breakfast. Just beware of the pigeons on the patio during breakfast time.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location was great. The rooms were bright and comfortable. The interior courtyard was picturesque. Breakfast was tasty. The staff was polite and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the hotel and strongly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in Florence.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We recently stayed at this hotel for 6 nights. All aspects of the hotel and the services are of a very good quality and excellent value. The staff were WONDERFUL! They provided us with excellent recommendations on restaurants; made phone calls to ensure that we were able to confirm our 2 tours; and exceeeded our expectations. Thank you Ricardo and all of the other staff for making this a spectacular trip! We will return!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff, competent and helpful. An exceptional value.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

Charming hotel interior and very friendly staff at Reception and at breakfast. The room was spacious and we were given 2 separate beds as we required. But it was noisy at the night as we were facing the street.That was the only disadvantage together with the fact that we were left without toilet paper the last night.

4.1 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The price was really expensive. We payed 145 euros but the room was very disappointing. We couldn't take a shower because the bathroom was obsolete. We had to cancel our stay and look for another hotel!! We couldn't believe it!!

7.8 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Egypt

Please improve the breakfast witch is quite boring boild egg every day. One day there was a queue to be seated for the simple breakfast, if a tray was provided I could have just returned to my room and eaten my breakfast, but I had to leave the hotel and eat breakfast outside.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This was a perfectly acceptable hotel. Lobby had a nice appeal. Our room had a 'worn' feeling but we were upgraded to a room with a view and we used the balcony for drinks at the end of the day. Extremely pleasant. Shower in bathroom often had a mind of its own. Quirky breakfast but with a great esspresso maker. Staff helpful and gracious. Despite the ratings above we would stay again.The ratings reflect more the contrast between what we thought we were getting on-line and what the reality was.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hungary

The best value and experience of our stay. Outstanding, comfortable place to stay. About 10 minutes walk from the Duomo area, and one block from San Marco Square. Breakfast was above average, and included in the rate.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed in a spacious room with a balcony overlooking the garden. The view was spectacular. The staff were warm,helpful and very congenial. The hotel is very tastefully decorated and we would definately return as it was within easy walking distance of all the attractions, retaurants, markets. etc.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

We stayed at this hotel with our 2 8 year olds. The room we had was excellent aesthetically pleasing, spacious and especially clean. We could see the roof of the Duomo from our room..Only a short walk to main attractions and great places to eat. We all thouroughly enjoyed our stay We recommend this hotel and would stay again upon our return to Florence..

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I have stayed in the Orto de' Medici three times now, and each time I have been incredibly impressed with the rooms, the public spaces, and the invariably courteous and helpful staff. Though it is on the pricey side, it offers wonderful rooms, great breakfasts in a beautiful courtyard, and full internet service in the rooms. When I was initially assigned a room not to my liking, the staff worked to find me an absolutely beautiful room, which made my stay in Florence one of the best ever. Simply put, this is a terrific hotel.

7.9 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Nice hotel, nice staff, in the historical center of the city, rooms quite noisy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Exellent, clean, central and quite, people nice and kind.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Disappointing breakfast. But most are. Expected more, though. Next door is a terrific buffet and a good greek restaurant. down the street are some outdoor restaurants, but they were NOT good. very convenient location for the major Florence sights. Overall - EXCELLENT hotel, especially for the value.

7.9 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

Hotel was great as always....but Only disappointment was the parking and cost to park car - at 24euros per day...this added another 50% to cost of our stay. I think that this should be mentioned somewhere in descriptions or remarks

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Stayed 5 days. Paid 55Euro p/night for a double room. excellent value. spacious room and bathroom which was spotless. a filling breakfast with sufficient variety. nice lounge area. free internet usage. good friendly reception staff. on a quiet street which meant it wasnt noisy, but also one street away from a main street and only five minutes walk to the Duomo. Beautiful 'Puci' bakery just around the corner in Piazza San Marco. When booking I noticed that there were only good comments by people who had stayed here. This was to be my experience too.

7.6 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent rooms, very spacious. Internet very slow but available free of charge (1 main reason for booking room). Location is excellent, 10 mns walk and in the heart of shopping area. Breakfast very poor.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

As a single female traveller I felt very comfortable at this hotel and they were very helpful. The hotel was modern and very clean. The bathroom was excellent. I had a wonderful breakfast and the garden courtyard was wonderful. It was a short walking distance from all the sights. Only problem was the windows do not have screens and I left it open and turned off the air conditioner. I got lots of mosquito bits.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My wife and I along with or two older children stayed in a quadruple during our stop in Florence in our "once in a lifetime" multi-city Italy family trip. The Orto de' Medici is located about 5 minutes by Taxi from the train station and is within walking distance of all of the museums and landmarks we intended to visit. The room was large and reminiscent of its significant historical past. Everything was clean and well maintained. The breakfast, included with the price of the room, was quite good and consisted of much more than a light continental breakfast. The staff was helpful with restaurant recommendations and quite professional overall. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that the Internet access, both wireless and using the hotel computer, was intermittent and usually quite slow. I was on vacation so this wasn't particularly important to me, but this would be a problem if you're a business traveler who requires reliable, fast Internet service. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay at this wonderful hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent. This was the best hotel we stayed in our trip. The hotel was gorgeous, it felt like being in a renaissance palace and the staff were very helpful.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovenia

I miss a normal armchair in the room

6.7 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Cleaning service was excellent, room was spotless and breakfast was nice with modest but plentiful food. Old, historic style was charming, but also disappointing: bathroom was VERY small and had the tub version of a SMART car. We had a small balcony which was very nice. Location was convenient; many of the historic sites were within walking distance.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

My second time in Florence and a better hotel than the last time. Very convenient for what I wanted to see and good value for money.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, 10 minutes walk from Duomo and Uffizi. Great service and a traditional feel to the whole place. The only criticism would be the occassional noise from a bar 50 metres down the road. The Academy restaurant around the corner is a must.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was my second stay at Orto de Medici. It is a lovely hotel with a great location. The breakfast is good.

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hotel is great. Near to the sites but away from the crowds. The room was lovely and the shutters kept it nice and dark. The staff were all very friendly. We had a lovely stay in Florence and would defo stay at this hotel again. The terrace is delightful and it would have been nice if the bar was open longer than 8pm as it was so pretty.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

the hotel was fine, but it was difficult to find amoung so many tall buildings! we got lost after a short walk around town and had to take a cab back to find the place!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

loved this place with an easy location for Firenze walking

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were very pleased by the comfort of the hotel, the supportive staff, and the excellent breakfast. The location was close to the principal tourist sites.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We spent time in Florence as a family and the hotel's famil room was splendid. It was quite a walk out of town but we really enjoyed both the hotel, the trip and the walk enabled us to find a magnificent deli were we enjoyed magnificent take awy pizza slices and other goodies.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Great hotel in the centre of Florence. Good price and location, easy walking distance to main attractions. Nice restaurants nearby.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The restaurant Accadamie was very nice and the corner pastry shop was excellent. A beutifully restored hotel, mixing the modern facilities (bathroom) with the classic details of the hotel's period. Very nice!

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Very pleasant hotel on a quiet street and close to all the major attractions. The breakfast area was excellent.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We stayed 3 nights May, 2007. Outstanding hotel, in a fantastic area. Staff were great! Ask for a renovated room. Will stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Room was small but clean and comfortable, All the concierges were extrodinarily helpful. NONSMOKING!!! Nice frescoes on common first floor. NearSan Lorenzo market and the de MEdici chapels -2 short blocks away from the center of town. Felt safe coming and going at night.

7.1 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was my second time in Florence and this time did not meet my memory nor my expectations. In regards to this hotel, it is nice inside, but is located near a "kind of rough" part of town. My wife did not like walking down some of the streets at night. On the other hand, you are near and within walking distance of the Academia and other main attractions. We walked to everything we desired to reach. Rooms are clean and the Cappuccinos are the "Best" I had on our whole trip! Please note that if you drive to Florence and are keeping your car, then the garage is going to cost about 16 euros or 21 euros if you have the Hotel's partner come and valet the car in their garage (which is what we did and they took care of the car without an issue). The cost for this was an unexpected surprise to us upon our arrival. Outside of that, it is a nice three star hotel with a good staff.

6.6 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Unfortunately the property is old and had sewer gas leaking into the room 24/7. We had to keep lav door and closet door closed and buy air cleaner. I don't believe the room should have been rented as it was so very unpleasant. The staff was very pleasant though and kind to us during our stay.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Not knowing about the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised when we saw our room for the price. The staff was very friendly, and helpful in their recommedation for dinner and where to go in Florence. The hotel is centrally located, so all sites are within walking distance. A wonderful hotel, I recommend highly, and will be sure and stay their again on my next visit to Florence.

1.6
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A charmless hotel. Surly, unhelpful reception staff. Common areas and room did not match photos. A poorly furnished room with scruffy paintwork and an old fashioned, inadequate bathroom with plumbing which did not work properly. Poor value for money. This property has more of a feel of a backpackers' hostel than a hotel. Having travelled extensively in Italy, this is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A lovely little hotel. Charming interior, wish we could have stayed in summer for breakfast on the terrace. A little bit of a walk into centre but certainly not enough to put me off booking again. Will always stay here in future.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

A gem in the middle of Florence. Perfect location and a walking distance from all the sights. Highly recommended!

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

we had a great stay in Florence in Oct 2006, the hotel was great value, lovely and clean and located approx 10 minute walk from the main places. The character of the hotel added to the Italian experience for me and my 3 children. If I had to think of something negative the only thing I can think of was that there was no coffee making facilities in room and our bathroom was small compared to the other rooms, but not really a problem.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This is a very nice hotel, with some quirks from a American traveler's point of view. First, there was no box of facial tissues in the room. This is something I have never seen in any hotel. Indeed, this was the only hotel that we stayed in during our trip to Italy where there were no facial tissues. To me this was petty. Second, and just a bit quirky, was that there was no shower curtain in the bathtub. Taking a shower and keeping the rest of the bathroom dry was difficult. In fairness, I have seen this in other European hotels, but it seems silly. Thos quirks aside, the hotel has charm, and it is located in a great part of the city, near to the University and the Academia Gallery (David), and a 10-minute walk from the Duomo. Of course, since Florence is so small, nothing is far from anything in the city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We made our reservations based on the great reviews on this site. And we are pleased to report that we had a wonderful stay! The staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Breakfast was generous and the other dining recommendations from the staff were fantastic. We wish we had spent more time in Florence and at Orto de'Medici. We will certainly stay here again on our next visit. Thank you!!!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

Was in Florence for a little under one week on business. Was a great hotel in terms of value and quality, however was not the best for the business traveler (no internet, a little far from the train station). Nonetheless would stay again if in Florence for vacation.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The location was great. It was an easy walk to the Academy and all the major sights. The hotel staff were helpful and offered good advice. The room was small but tidy and comfortable.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour à "l'Orto di Medici ". L'hotel est très bien situé, proche des sites touristiques tout en étant à l'écart de la foule, rue très calme.Quelques bons restaurants à proximité proposant une cuisine typiquement Italienne. Le personnel est aimable et très serviable. Les chambres bien décorées sont spacieuses et disposent d'une grande salle de bain. Le petit déjeuner copieux peut être pris sur la terrasse au plus grand calme. C'est une bonne adresse que nous recommandons.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location and helpful staff. Far enough from tourist attractions to be quiet, and close enough for easy walking.

6.2 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

the window of my room watched a poor sight and the pillow of my bed was too much high and unconfortable.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Canada

The location was very convenient, the room was way above average with respect to size, both the bedroom and bathroom were huge (compared to several other cities), and overlooked a lovely courtyard (which we also availed ourselves of in the evenings for a quiet glass of wine!). The staff were quite polite as well. Breakfast was quite good, nice selection. Would certainly come back to this hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Ask for room 41. It has a small terrance with a view. The breakfast was excellent. The location was excellent. Very close to most attractions. Around the corner from a major bus stop.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

To whom it may concern of the Managementteam of the Orto de Medici hotel: I might have lost my ball point in my room ( I forgor my roomnumber). The pen was the former pen of my father so I am very sad to have lost it although I took special measures to prevent loosing it. It is a silver coloured Parker ballpoint. Could it be you have found it in my bedroom at the Orto de Medici hotel? Thanks for finding out. Greetings H.Derkx

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The rooms are really OK. Try to get a room on the backside of the hotel, because the street could be a bit loud at night. If you travel by car, you should plan the route to the hotel with a city map (the one way streets are tricky). I recommend the car drivers to use the parking service, since the hotel has only one parking place for loading direct in front of the hotel. I recommend this hotel for all who want to explore all the sites of interest, because you could reach nearly everything on foot (The Cathedral in about 5 minutes).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • South Korea

I stayed in a quad with three other friends and we found the room large enough for all of us (a rare luxury in Italy). We also found the staff at the front desk very helpful, providing us with printouts of the information we needed. The breakfast room was pleasant and the food excellent.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Lovely hotel with a fabulous terrace bar where breakfast is served each morning. A tranquil oasis within the city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a fabulous experience staying at this hotel. Our room with a terrace was incredibly worth the price, and the welcoming cocktail was very thoughtful. I would highly recommend this hotel!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Accueil très sympathique, professionnel et irréprochable. Chambre calme, raffinée et spacieuse. Hôtel idéalement situé à quelques pas du centre historique de Florence. Excellent rapport qualité/prix. Une adresse à recommander à tous.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a fantastic stay in a double room with wetroom style shower in the bathroom. Could not fault this hotel: lovely classic Italian decor, great breakfast, quiet surroundings but still very central and the staff were all friendly and helpful. One evening we were served at the reception desk by the owner himself. Good value for a 3star hotel in Florence, we would strongly recommend it to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

A great place to stay. Close to everything we wanted to do. Friendly employees.

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Decent place (nothing extraordinary) but way too expensive for what it was offering. Definitely does not deserve the price paid. Plus the waitress was not very friendly when I asked for capuchino for breakfast rather than the regular coffee that they offered (the only place in our 2 week vacation where we saw unfriendly waitress). For the price of the hotel, at least I should have receved an excellent capuchino, rather than the capuchino which tastes horribly. Parking is offered for 21 euro, they come and pick up your car and return it when you need it. It was nice that we could leave our luggage at the hotel after we checked out while we were sightseeing the city.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Excellent location for seeing Firenze in a short period of time. Helpful staff and nice terrrace off of the first floor. We would stay at Orto de'Medici again and will highly recommend it to our friends.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We all loved this hotel, and would happily stay there again - or recommend it to our friends! The staff were terrific - we were a party of 9 which grew to be one of 11, and consequently had some complicated arrangements to sort out both before and on arrival. Can't praise the professionalism of the reception staff enough! They were helpful and attentive throughout our stay. The hotel facilities would have done credit to a 4 star - we especially loved the terrace, and not just for its historical associations. Being in the university quarter also gave us access to some good restaurants at very reasonable prices.

7.9 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

This is a lovely hotel, with friendly staff and within easy strolling distance of the main tourist attractions.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had a quadroom (1 king and 2 double beds) on the top floor and were very pleased with size, cleanliness, and atmosphere of the room. Our room faced toward the Accademia (1 block from the hotel)and we could also see the Duomo. Breakfast was also very nice. Hotel is a few blocks outside of the tourist center, which we enjoyed (quieter and nice neighborhood). While we walked with our roller suitcases to the hotel from the train station, the Florence sidewalks are very narrow which makes this more of a chore than normal - consider a taxi if you have heavy bags.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

nous avons passé trois nuits a l hotel : excellent a tous points de vue!!! nous envisageons de retourner a Florence à l'automne et nous reserverons a nouveau à l'Orto de Medici : chambre agréable,calme et spacieuse, avec balcon et superbe vue sur les toits ,dômes et campaniles,salle de bain très agréable avec grande fenêtre,propreté irréprochable,petit dejeuner à volonté avec un choix remarquable,accueil très agréable et souriant,règlement par carte bancaire accepté avec le sourire également . Idéalement placé dans le centre historique de Florence,à 10 minutes à pied de tous les monuments et musées mais aussi des restaurants . Le service de voiturier à l'arrivée et au départ est hautement appréciable,la voiture étant inutile et surtout pas recommandée vu le plan de circulation confus de Florence et la signalétique très approximative.Le parking privé est peut-être un peu cher,mais tellement plus sur.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

very nice and confortable hotel. fantastic for our stay in florence. quality/price excellent.we enjoyed a lot there

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I stayed here during same week I stayed at Morandi alla Crocetta, and found Orto de Medici to be a much better value (room size, breakfast included in price).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Orto de'Medici is a very agreeable hotel. The hotel staff is attentive and friendly. Friends from the US, Australia and Europe joined me in staying at this hotel. They all were very pleased with the location and accommodations. I was happy that it turned out well for everyone as I chose the hotel from Venere's web site. I will stay here whenever I am in Florence.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The rooms were comfortable and the water for showers was plentiful. each member of the family enjoyed different selections during breakfast. Staff was knowledgeable about directions for places we wanted to see.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Orto was a great hotel for the money. We had an inner facing room, which was very very quiet (slept great!). Couldn't tell we were next to the elevator. Good storage, Very nicely appointed bathroom (great shower - asked for shower, didn't need/want bath), very nice and helpful staff, very nice breakfast and breakfast room (they will make you eggs if you ask), and Florence is so small you can get anywhere from here in short time. We paid something like $170USD per night, if I recall. There is lobby, but who needs that? I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone seeking a quiet place, and a good value.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very pleasant staff that were very helpful. On a quiet street that is convenient to the major tourist attractions. Excellent breakfast. We would have like a second chair in the room as there are two of us.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We were so pleased with our stay here that we decided to return to Florence for our last two days in Italy and were disappointed when the hotel was booked and we couldn't return. Everyone was helpful and the room was clean and spacious.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

We had a very pleasant stay. The quiet room was ideal for a rest after a long day on our feet in this splendid city. The location of the hotel is very good. We can certainly recommend this hotel as a relaxed place to stay in Florence.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. PRO:The breakfast room and garden area were very nice, as was the assortment of food at breakfast. The staff were pleasant and helpful. We had two rooms, one of which was larger and had a recently remodeled bathroom. The location is convenient to most everything, especially the San Lorenzo market. CON: My only rant is for the other guests who felt it necessary to have loud cell phone conversations in the hallway outside my room, at 1am.

7.3 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

This is a lovely hotel situated in a good position within walking distance of the railway station,internet cafes, laundromat, nice restaurants and the wonderful sights of Florence. Our room was clean, comfortable and attractive, and had doors opening on to a balcony where we could sit and look at the Duomo and the terracotta roofs of Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice, modern rooms, decorated with style. Excellent bathroom with good shower. Very good breakfast with good, if not great, coffee. Friendly and helpful staff. The location is close to many of the major sites and interesting in its own right. The only quibble is that it is a bit expensive, but that is expected in the center of Florence.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The hotel was perfect in terms of location, comfort and hospitality. The service was exceptional, helping with dinner and museum reservations, car parking and gen info. We will be back.

3.8
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We needed 2 rooms. Our son and his daughter had a huge room with a lot of space to put things,. We had a small room with no place to put anything. We couldn't even leave a toothbrush on the sink. No hook anywhere to hang anything. Both rooms were the same price. I did complain when we left and was told that our son's room was actually more expensive, but since it was available, he was isssued the room. My room was so uncomfortable that I would never stay ther e again.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I felt it was not worth the money. It was impossible to take a shower due to poor water pressure. The hotel is located about 10 min from San Lorenzo and about 20 min from Duomo. We did not mind walking, but there are a lot of other hotels, that are more centrally located.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Orto de Medici made our stay in Florence truly magical. Our room was excellent and a pleasure to stay in. Watching the sun set over the rooftops of Florence from our balcony remains one of our favourite memories. We would happily return tomorrow and have recommended the hotel to all our friends as a 'must stay here'.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

In an excellent location one block from Piazza San Marco within easy walking distance of the Duomo. The triple was quiet and spacious. The halls have interesting Italian pieces. The English-speaking front desk staff made Airport Shuttle arrangements, car rental return, and wake-up calls a breeze. Nice patio deck area outside the beakfast room. Inviting reading/tv lounge with parquet floors and selection of books. Wonderful trattoria across the street where I had the best gorgonzola gnocchi of my entire stay. Two restaurants with outdoor seating as well on the same street. Would reccomend for it's central location, quiet, services, and good guest relations.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

We enjoyed our stay at Orto de Medici. The room was spacious enough for three people and we enjoyed having a balcony to ourselves. Breakfast room was excellent. The staff was also very helpful. Only complaint would be with having the hotel make reservations at the Uffizi and Accademia Museums. They charged each of us a fee almost equal to the admission for the museum for making the reservations. $6.00 euros for a $6.50 admission (x3) I wished they would have mentioned this to us before making the reservations. However everything else was excellent.

7.2 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Spain

I spent two days in this hotel and i think that its a very nice hotel, close to the center of Firenze so we could walk all the time and visit the most famous places; but the thing that i love most was the terrace of the room it was so beautiful!! I recommend this hotel to anyone!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This is an elegant and spacious small hotel with friendly and helpful staff. It is within walking distance of everything you would want to see in Florence and of the station. It serves a good breakfast buffet (fruit juice, coffee, cereals, pastries, cold meats, cheese, bread) and has a lovely open-air terrace adjoining the dining room where you can have breakfast in the sunshine and possibly be greeted by a passing cat! We will certainly stay there next time we're in Florence.

7.9 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Everything the review said it would be. Excellent value,beautiful Florentian decor and furnishings. Very helpful staff. this hotel could not be bettered for the price. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The staff was great and prior to our arrively quickly answere every email question we had which contributed to the wonderful expereince we had. We would deinitely recommend firends and family stay at this hotel. The only downside was we couldn't use an iron in the room however we overcame this issue and it didn't impact our stay

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

It is just slightly off the beaten path, but very easy to get to in a car. The valet parking was a bit expensive at 22 Euros a night. The room was very nice, and breakfast was superb in a patio eating area attached to the indoor serving area. I would definitely stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

A superb hotel, ideal for a real rest from the city.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Hotel should be rated much higher than a 3 star. This is a great hotel with beautiful rooms. I had a very spacious single with air conditioning and a huge private bathroom. I cannot complain at all about the room. The room was also very quiet. The public areas are very nice. They have a terrace bar serving drinks in the evening. The breakfast is great and you can have it either in the dining room or on the roof top patio. Location is fine. Florence is very small and it was only a five minute walk to the Duomo. It's not right in the middle of things, but, this isn't such a bad thing, especially because you don't hear any street noise at night. Staff was very nice. My only complaint is that they didn't have internet access.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We enjoyed our stay at Orto de Medici in Firenze. Although it was very hot (38 C or 101 F) the aircondition worked quite well. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The hotel is located 1/2 walk from the main downtown sites so bring your sneakers. Breakfast is rather poor but I believe this is what to expect in Italy.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is an excellent value in a nice area. It is run professionally yet friendly. It is rated three star yet it is closer to four even for a smallish hotel. The high ceilings and spacious room was very nice. The breakfast was more than adequate and nice on the terrace.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The Hotel Orto de'Medici is an elegant small hotel offering all the amenities. The staff was so friendly, efficient and most helpful. Their breakfast presentation on the terrace was excellent. I probably shouldn't say this, but I loved soaking in the bathtub after a long day of exploration, most relaxing. If location is everything, the Hotel has that also. It is located within a short walking distance of all the main sights and the train station. I highly recommend this hotel and would return there again in a heartbeat!!!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was a great example of how boutique style hotels excel over their larger rivals. The hotel was simple but beautifully presented. The room was spacious and combined modern with a touch of the original. The room also had a balcony with a good view over the city. The breakfast area that included a large outdoor dining area was a gem and the choice and service first class. Location was equally good being close to the key attractions whilst providing a sanctuary of peace when the bustle of the city became too much.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

It was a decent hotel. Just good enough to stay and sleep for the nights. We paid $118 euros per night, should have been more like $80 for what you get because the breakfast was continental and the sitting areas are not the best. I'd get a better hotel for that price, there are so many in that area and you can start seeing the city from any part of the city, I recommend staying somewhere closer to the Gallery where the main attraction, statue of David, is.

Orto De Medici Hotel reviews by TripAdvisor

Venere.com hotel reviews
Venere.com only publishes reviews of identified guests, who filled out a questionnaire after their stay at the hotel, and are solely responsible for the content provided. Consequently, Venere.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for such content.

Room Details

Reserve your pet-friendly accommodation at Orto De Medici Hotel, where guest room features include climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers during their San Lorenzo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and safes.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Orto De Medici Hotel

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from the A1 highway: take the first exit to Firenze centro and then follow the indications to viali di Circonvallazione. Drive along the tree-lined avenues of the city centre until you reach piazza della Lbertà. Turn on via Cavour and drive for three blocks to reach piazza San Marco. Turn right on via degli Arazzieri and then right again on the first street: via San Gallo, the hotel is on the right.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 15 minutes' walk from the hotel: from piazza della Stazione take via Nazionale, and walk down the street until you reach piazza Indipendenza. Turn right on via XXVII Aprile and then, at the third crossway, make a left turn on via San Gallo.
You can also reach the hotel by taxi, easily found at the station, or by one of the several bus lines available: 1, 7, 10, 17 or 25 and get off at piazza San Marco. Bus tickets should be bought in advance at one of the newspaper stands inside the train station.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle bus, which connects to Santa Maria Novella railway station, and then follow the above-said directions.

Distances from Orto De Medici Hotel

Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.1 km / 0 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
University of Florence - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Archaeological Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Orto De Medici Hotel is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.2 km / 3.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Orto De Medici Hotel

  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Private parking