Hotel Orto de' Medici

Top choice hotel in San Lorenzo & San Marco
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This four-star hotel in San Marco redefines elegance with its majestic ceilings, chic oyster-grey colour scheme and contemporary furnishings, set off to perfection by the historic palazzo in which it languishes. Hunt down the odd remaining 19th-century fresco, and don't miss the garden with lemon trees in terracotta pots and rambling ivy. To splurge, go for a room with its own flowery terrace.

If in-room wi-fi is an essential, specify so when booking – not all have a decent connection (blame the century-old thick walls).

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Hotel Orto de' Medici features free WiFi, a charming internal garden from the 16th century, and a panoramic terrace with views of Florence. It is a 10-minute walk from the Duomo. Guests can relax in the lounge, decorated with original frescoes and antique furniture. This historic building also boasts a Tuscan stone staircase and a suggestive corridor with vaulted ceilings. All air-conditioned rooms are decorated in modern style. Some offer views of the medieval roofs, or of the garden. They provide satellite channels, a minibar and a private bathroom. The hotel is 1 km from Santa Maria Novella Train Station, and has good public transport connections. A pleasant 20-minute stroll through the historic centre leads to Ponte Vecchio.


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Newspapers
  • Lift


  • Free WiFi available


  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Security alarm
  • Breakfast in the room
  • First aid kit available
  • Tour desk
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Walking tours
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Cooking class
  • Family rooms
  • Bike tours
  • Wifi
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Internet services
  • Parking
  • On-site parking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Ticket service
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Sun terrace
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Library
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Physical distancing rules followed


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ironing service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Dry cleaning
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage


  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Food and drink

  • Bar