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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #32 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best view in all of Florence.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Room With A View. It was so romantic and offered a truly unique and memorable experience for our stay in Florence. The room probably offers THE best view over the Arno/Ponte Vecchio in all of the city. The terrace is generous in size and allows you to escape from the crowds, towering over them on your own private balcony.

The room itself was large and the bathroom spacious. It is decorated to a good standard (not excellent) but it's the view that you pay for.

We would definitely recommend this to other travellers looking for a special experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Booked an executive room for 7 days. Great location - next door to the Uffizi and 2 minutes walk from the Ponto Vechio. Interesting design blending 13th century and modern features. Small reception area but well decorated with a comfortable adjacent lounge. Very helpful reception staff - happy to book tickets for attractions such as the Uffizi, organise excursions and advise on restaurants. Impressive room overlooking the Ponte Vechio and river Arno with a large well equiped marble bathroom. Excellent A/C and good WiFi access. Additional lounge on second floor with access to PC/ printer. Beautiful breakfast room with fantastic ceiling frescoes. Buffet breakfast varied and well presented. "Icing on the cake" - a delightful top floor bar and lounge opening onto a roof top terrace providing stuning views of the Duomo and river Arno.
Hotel does not serve lunch or evening meals but the roof top bar and lounge provide a very decent snack menu, excellent coffee and a selection of wines and other drinks between early afternoon and middnight.
Sorry fitness fanatics - no spa or Gym!
One criticsm - poor water flow from the shower head. Not a major problem for my dwindling follicles but caused a problem for my wife who has long hair!
Will I visit Florence again? Already planning my next trip!
Where will I stay? Without hesitation - the Degli Orafi.

Room Tip: 4th Floor facing the river Arno - good views and quiet room. Also close to roof top terrance.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Hotel Degli Orafi is in an excellent location next to the Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Given how much walking we did around Florence, being central is very important - only 10 minutes from the Duomo and Santa Croce was perfect.

Our room (Executive) was surprisingly spacious for a city hotel, well laid out and had a modern bathroom. The only drawback was the noise at night since it was overlooking the main road along the Arno.

Breakfast was an event, set in a beautiful room with painted ceiling and chandeliers.

All the staff were very welcoming and helpful.

I would thoroughly recommend Hotel degli Orafi if you are visiting Florence.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Staff: friendly and helpful. They all seemed happy to work there
Location: Perfect, just steps away from the Uffizzi Galery and Ponte Vecchio.
Room: Very nice. Classy, spacious and clean.
Breakfast: Excelent. Great selection of food in a beatiful environment.
Tip: there is a bar in the rooftop, which we recomend to get a drink.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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athens, greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

My husband booked us a surprise trip to Florence and chose Hotel degli Orafi to spend a romantic long weekend. I can only say that he chose right!
We had a junior suite overlooking Ponte Vecchio and the river Arno, with a confortable king-size bed, a “secretaire” -desk, a sitting area and a large, marble - built bathroom. The breakfast room was truly impressive: we enjoyed our morning cappuccino (and the rest of fresh italian delicacies) gazing the Arno, in a large salle decorated with ceiling frescos. No need to mention that the location of the hotel is ideal for visiting all of Florence's main attractions.
A special note for the hotel's roof-bar: it is one of the most romantic places to have an evening drink, again thanks to the amazing views as well as the hotel's general ambiance.
Hotel degli Orafi is a perfect choice for those who value the classic while demanding for all modern luxury comforts.
(And after all that, how could I refuse my fiancé’s (now husband's) wedding proposal?)

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

My husband and I just spent two weeks touring Italy, kicking off our vacation in Florence at the Hotel Degli Orafi. Needless to say, the hotel was wonderful. Not only is the location ideal (Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizzi just steps away = fantastic!), but the amenities and staff are outstanding as well. We arrived quite bleary-eyed on the red eye around 10 a.m. and were able to get into our room by noon. The staff was courteous, the free breakfast was quite extensive, and the rooftop bar had a solid selection of wine cocktails (not to mention a wonderful view of the Duomo).

My only critique is that the bathroom, while clean and modern, did occasionally emanate a smell from the plumbing and the showers did not have much water pressure.

But all in all, I would highly recommend the Orafi for anyone looking for a convenient and affordable hotel right in the heart of Florence.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

My wife and I with my daughter and granddaughter spent a pleasant wek here, despite very hot weather in Florence. We had two rooms, ours (403) had splendid views across the Arno of the Ponte Vecchio on the right and as far as San Minato al Monte on the left. Fortunately the air-conditioning was very effective and not too noisy so we were all able to sleep well.

My wife and I had been previous about 5 years ago to this Hotel and little has changed. The reception desk has been moved to the left to leave more room for armchairs and sofas in this area. Otherwise nothing had changed; very pleasant and helpful reception staff and also in the lovely breakfast room where our coffee pot was refilled quickly. The splendid, indeed lavish, buffet breakfast remains to gorge on. So much so that our lunches were never more than a drink of cold beer and olives and ohter nibbles. We filled up at breakfast on scrambled eggs and bacon, or for variety smoked salmon and scarmbled eggs or escaped the scarmbled eggs and had a plate of charcuterie - tuscan suasages, cold ham or Parma Ham with a selection of cheeses. I put weight on, not unsurprisingly during our week in Florence

Definitely a hotel to return to yet again as so conveniently situated half way between the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi with good restaurants/trattoria close by for an evening meal after a hard day sightseeing.

The one complaint about our visit was not the Hotel's fault but the city fathers who have reorganised the one way system and the pedestrianised areas, producing traffic chaos. The bus route map provided by ATAF bore no relation to the routes the buses were actually taking which made a bus journey into an adventure into the unknown

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Degli Orafi
Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#22 Family Hotel in Florence
#26 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#29 Business Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Degli Orafi 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent 4-star luxury hotel is located in an ancient Florentine building dating back to the 13th century. You will find it in the centre of the city next to the River Arno and just a few steps away from the famous Ponte Vecchio & the Uffizi Gallery.The Luxury Hotel Degli Orafi, in the heart of the historic centre, has got everything on its doorstep. ... more   less 
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