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Hotel Orto De Medici 3.0

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

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  • Central location near restaurants, shops, and attractions
  • Air-conditioned rooms, some with balconies
  • Some rooms have large bathrooms with granite countertops
  • Lovely garden area with big fountain and seasonal bar
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Infusion Bar serves gourmet coffees and wines


  • Some rooms are small and dated
  • Fee for parking
  • Room service has limited hours

Bottom Line

The boutique, mid-range Hotel Orto De Medici is located in central Florence, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, public transportation, and popular attractions. All rooms have air-conditioning and some have balconies, and while some look modern and fresh, others appear dated, with pink walls and tiny bathrooms. There's also a beautiful garden with a large fountain, an outdoor terrace with seating, and several common areas. Infusion Bar provides beverages and there's a seasonal garden bar as well. Wi-Fi and breakfast are free but parking costs extra. 

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Historic 19th-century tourist hotel with a dated look to some common areas

This historic 19th-century townhouse-turned-hotel has lovely frescoes on the ceilings, arches in the hallways, and hardwood floors throughout. The breakfast area features an antique-style chandelier and lots of large windows that let in natural light, and there's a lounge/bar area with seasonal outdoor dining in a garden. Other features include a rooftop terrace, free newspapers in the lobby, and free welcome ice creams. Some of the furniture in the meeting and reading rooms is dated, with red leather and mismatched design, but the lobby is a bit more modern, with wood floors and tufted leather pieces. 


In central Florence, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and attractions

The Hotel Orto De Medici is on a quiet street within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and many major sights. The Academy Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) is a four-minute walk away while Fortezza da Basso, Santa Maria Novella Church, and Florence Cathedral are each a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 15-minute walk away and the airport takes 15 minutes to reach by car. 


Combination of modern, updated rooms and older dated digs

Superior Rooms with balconies and Classic Rooms are a bit older in style than the updated Deluxe Rooms. Flooring ranges from gray tiles to hardwood, and the bedding ranges from dated yellows and blues to crisp whites and browns. Pink paint in some rooms gives them a dated look, but the antique chairs and end tables have a pleasant appeal. All rooms come with minibars, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free newspapers, and some have chandeliers. Bathrooms in Deluxe Rooms have granite countertops, wooden floors, and contemporary shower/tub combos while the bathrooms in Classic and Superior Rooms have brown and white tile floors and tiny walk-in showers that are really nothing more than a showerhead over a drain in the floor and a shower curtain.  


Excellent free breakfast, on-site bar with seasonal entertainment, and free Wi-Fi throughout

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and there is a business center in the lobby with two computers. The Terrazza dell’Orto Music Bar in the garden is open seasonally and offers musical entertainment. The Infusion Bar serves hot chocolate, tea and coffee, pastries, and wine. The free continental breakfast receives excellent reviews and the hotel also offers room service, but the hours are limited. .There are laundry facilities on-site. An airport shuttle, valet parking, and babysitting are available for a fee. 

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