Hotel Orto De' Medici, Florence

4.9 (16 reviews) · Comfort
Historic hotel with modern rooms, a terrace, and a garden where Michelangelo learned how to sculpt

Overview

Hotel Orto De' Medici offers a modern stay on one of Florence's oldest streets. In a city as historic as Florence, everyone's got a story, but Hotel Orto De' Medici has one that no one else does: its garden was once part of Lorenzo Medici's art school, where a teenage Michelangelo learned to sculpt marble. You can admire Michelangelo's work with a 5-minute walk to the Accademia Gallery, home to the David statue, or explore other parts of Florence's history and culture with visits to the Cathedral, Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio, all under 20 minutes away on foot.

The hotel's rooms are modern with minimalist design, bright natural light, and basic furniture. Some might find the decor and textiles to be a little outdated, but it's all to evoke a bygone era. Garden views facing the inner courtyard offer a pleasant touch to rooms, or you can book an option with a balcony to take in Florence from the comfort of your own space. Triple and Quadruple Rooms offer multiple beds and are ideal for families or larger parties. Marble bathrooms add an extra bit of personality and include rainfall showers.

The hotel's standout feature is its peaceful courtyard and garden, where you can enjoy fresh-squeezed orange juice and imagine young Michelangelo learning to paint and sculpt in this very spot. The 19th-century dining room, with its frescoes, is a memorable place to have a tasty breakfast, while the terrace overlooking the garden is a relaxing place filled with fragrant herbs and smells.

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +39 055483427
Hotel address icon Via San Gallo 30

Traveler Reviews

16 total ratings, 9 with reviews
4.9
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Authenticity & Character
4.8
Location
4.7
Staff
4.9
Cleanliness & Comfort
4.9
Martin
Martin K.
Maple Grove, MN | Reviewed on May 17, 2024
It's an elegant boutique hotel in a great location. Very clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was very expansive with many great food choices. The room was the largest of the 3 hotels that we stayed in and it was clean, quiet and comfortable. Within easy walking distance to many restaurants and a historic piazza that includes Michaelangelos' David. Read more

It's an elegant boutique hotel in a great location. Very clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was very expansive with many great food choices. The room was the largest of the 3 hotels that we stayed in and it was clean, quiet and comfortable. Within easy walking distance to many restaurants and a historic piazza that includes Michaelangelos' David.

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So welcoming, friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in May 2024
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M. Elizabeth R.
Morganton, NC | Reviewed on Dec 05, 2023
Excellent! Comfortable and well outfiitted rooms fine breakfast and an outstanding front-desk that offered great advice on restaurants. Would highly recommend! Read more

Excellent! Comfortable and well outfiitted rooms fine breakfast and an outstanding front-desk that offered great advice on restaurants. Would highly recommend!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Walking distance to most sights.
Staff
Very helpful with restaurants.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in October 2023
S
Susan K.
Chico, CA | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023
This hotel had the friendliest front desk staff! They were cheerful and very willing to answer questions. The location was on a relatively quiet street for being so centrally located. The breakfasts were very good. Read more

This hotel had the friendliest front desk staff! They were cheerful and very willing to answer questions. The location was on a relatively quiet street for being so centrally located. The breakfasts were very good.

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Stayed in September 2023
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Christin S.
Athens, GA | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2023
We stayed three nights in this hotel and were very pleased. The staff was helpful and the rooms were very spacious and clean. We were in a corner room with a balcony and it was wonderful to be able to sit outside in the evenings or leave the door open to enjoy the breeze. Highly recommend! Read more

We stayed three nights in this hotel and were very pleased. The staff was helpful and the rooms were very spacious and clean. We were in a corner room with a balcony and it was wonderful to be able to sit outside in the evenings or leave the door open to enjoy the breeze. Highly recommend!

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Stayed in October 2023
Robert
Robert T.
Hopatcong Hills, NJ | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2023
Very nice hotel with a convenient location close to where we wanted to be. Very nice people. Read more

Very nice hotel with a convenient location close to where we wanted to be. Very nice people.

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Stayed in September 2023
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Ashley N.
Charlotte, NC | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023
We loved the buffet and outdoor dining area. The welcome beverage was a nice perk! We had an issue with our bill and they remedied it quickly. The staff was helpful and very kind! Read more

We loved the buffet and outdoor dining area. The welcome beverage was a nice perk! We had an issue with our bill and they remedied it quickly. The staff was helpful and very kind!

Authenticity & Character
Location
The hotel was located in an area close to everything! There is no need for a car or driver.
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Stayed in September 2023
Melinda
Melinda F.
Herriman, UT | Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023
Fantastic hotel with wonderful breakfast (my husband was especially impressed by the fresh orange juice machine). Ideally located in Florence, we had a wonderful stay. Read more

Fantastic hotel with wonderful breakfast (my husband was especially impressed by the fresh orange juice machine). Ideally located in Florence, we had a wonderful stay.

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Stayed in June 2023
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Robin K.
Chanhassen, MN | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023
The hotel is in a great location and the staff were very helpful. Read more

The hotel is in a great location and the staff were very helpful.

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Stayed in April 2023
Emily
Emily V.
Montclair, CA | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2022
This hotel had beautiful rooms, great air conditioning, a fantastic breakfast, and wonderful customer service. It was especially meaningful that the courtyard of the hotel used to be an art school and was where famed sculptor Michelangelo met his master teacher. I would choose it again in a heartbeat. Read more

This hotel had beautiful rooms, great air conditioning, a fantastic breakfast, and wonderful customer service. It was especially meaningful that the courtyard of the hotel used to be an art school and was where famed sculptor Michelangelo met his master teacher. I would choose it again in a heartbeat.

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Location
Staff
Beyond helpful and friendly!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in June 2022

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Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +39 055483427
Hotel address icon Via San Gallo 30