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“BEST VIEW -- SUCH A WONDERFUL HOTEL--FANTASTIC”
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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #35 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 March 2014

We stayed at this wonderful hotel this past November. We have been to Florence many times over the past 10 years and this was by far the best stay we ever had. The staff was wonderful, helpful, and the room could not have been more lovely. The view from the room was priceless and made us take time to enjoy Florence from above. Be sure to ask for a river view.

The location is excellent just steps from the bridge. The breakfast both in the room and in the dining room were a must before you start the day. We recommend this hotel above all others in Florence!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for this magnificient review!
We are proud to hear that all your expectations were met and that Hotel degli Orafi is your favourite place to stay! It is honoring to read your review, being professional traveleres to Florence with a lot of experience from our hotel standards.
We hope to have earned you as repeated customers and will be waiting for you for your next trip. Do not hesitate to contact us so we can arrange a good welcome back to your second home, Florence!

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Excellent location. Fortunate to be given a free upgrade to superior room. The room was of quality, up to date, very spacious and extremely comfortable - but no view. Viewed room 414 - famous from movie "Room with a View". Recommend as it has a spacious balcony with excellent views but not sure worth the high charge - your choice. The upstairs roof bar has good views and worth the "sun-downers" visit. Breakfast was excellent.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. Your wonderful comments regarding the hotel’s location, guest rooms and service is highly appreciated . I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will come back again, very soon.

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli

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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This is a lovely hotel! I had booked a regular room for 2 and was pleasantly surprised to be given a charming & spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with kitchen, at check in. My daughter and I stayed 4 nights at the beginning of our vacation and a further 2 nights at the end.
This hotel is a huge find! The staff are very pleasant, were helpful with ticket & travel arrangements and the location is perfect. The Uffizi is right next door and the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo & Pitti Palace are mere minutes away on foot. Breakfast is included and was by far, the best we had in Italy. The buffet included huge bowls of fresh cut fruit, eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, Italian meats and cheese, fresh breads and pastries galore and the best yogurt outside of Greece.....and sipping our morning cappuccinos while watching rowing practice on the Arno was hard to beat. Our apartment was spotless, well equipped and extremely comfortable... adjustable thermostats in each room and windows that swing open allowed us to keep the room cool to our liking. The little extras.....heated towel bars, robes and slippers, toiletries, equipped kitchen, coffee & tea etc...were completely unexpected and greatly appreciated.
I would not hesitate to book this hotel for my next Florence visit, nor to recommend it to friends and family. It is great value for the money and was our favourite stay of the holiday!!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Dear Guest,

What a pleasure to read these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor and to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us!
Thank you very much for your comments in regards of our staff, comfortable room and breakfast choice. It was a real pleasure to hear that you appreciated our little extra's and that you found the free upgrade comfortable.

We wish you a warm welcome back to Florence and Hotel degli Orafi,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

We had a 3 night city break in Florence for my wife's 40th birthday. Very lucky to have booked the Hotel degli Orafi. What a location! Next to the Uffizi and less than 30 second walk from the Ponte Vecchio. Room (304) was lovely, but not much of a view, which is ironic as it's the hotel where the 80's oscar winner, Room With a View was filmed! We had great service an incredibly comfy bed and very pleasant and helpful staff. A wonderful break! Thank you so much to the Hotel degli Orafi!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us and other travelers on Tripadvisor!
We are proud to hear that all your expectations were met during your stay and that you enjoyed your vacation in Florence. It is a pity that you didn't manage to get a river view room ( just as Lucy Honeychurch!) , but hopefully you had the time to admire our fantastic views from the Roof terrace. Perhaps we will be able to surprise you for your next birthday celebration but remember that the famous "Room with the view" is bookable on our website.
Wish you a warm welcome back to hotel degli Orafi!

Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Orafi serves as the perfect base to explore Florence. Steps away from the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, a beautiful breakfast room with ceiling frescoes and a charming terrace bar with views of the Arno. The rooms were big, the staff attentive and the champagne complimentary :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your experience. We wish you a warm welcome back to Florence and Hotel degli Orafi!

Best regards
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

We added two nights in Florence and couldn't extend our stay at our "original" hotel, so we decided to splurge a bit and stayed here for the location and comfort.
The hotel is on the Arno and a short-block from the Ponte Vecchio, with the Uffizi on the other side. And, despite the astonishing (for October) crowds all around, the hotel itself was a quiet oasis.
The room was a bit smallish, but very comfortable. The bathroom was good sized, although the shower was one of the "corner" models where you can't bend down to get the soap you've dropped without opening the doors. Good hot water and pressure, nice towels, good lighting - everything you would expect given the price.
The breakfast was one of the best European buffets I've experienced. A luxurious room with attentive and hard-working wait-staff.
Also worth noting is that while many other hotels at this time of year, their air conditioning was functional. In fact, it was so functional it was too cold and we had them turn it off (European hotels often seem to control individual rooms from the front desk...don't they trust us?).
The desk staff were also quite excellent. Very professional but not aloof.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing thoughts with us. We’re so pleased to hear that our location was convenient for your stay in Florence, and was a good value for the cost.
We are happy you appreciated our buffet breakfast in our beautiful and yes very luxurius former ballroom!
We were lucky to have you with us since you relocated to us after a part of your stay in another hotel, so hopefully you will decide to book another vacation in Florence and enjoy a full Hotel degli Orafi experience!

Welcome back
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Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

The Orafi is ideally located, ideally maintained and ideally operated...can't beat that! I had only ever traveled to Italy once before and that was just Rome for 5 nights. I was worried that Florence would be a disappointment with gruff, distant locals and bad service like we experienced in Rome. What a difference! Our Tuscan trip and stay at the Orafi made me feel like I really belonged in Italy (my family emigrated a hundred years ago to the US). The rooftop bar is like being in a friend's (posh) living room, with some very helpful and charming staff plus a view to kill for. Our party had two rooms, one in the back on second floor which was huge and had a semi private terrace (small but cute) and one in the front facing the Arno. The front room was cold at night but the staff gave extra blankets. Unfortunately it was October and too early for heat to be turned on (some strange local ordinance??). Well, anyway that was not much to complain about and the staff were courteous about it and offered to change rooms. Breakfast was good, the location is perfect. We stumbled upon a restaurant down the Lungarno that was great- I think it was Mare y Tierra?? And if you want that gruff old fashioned Italian experience there is a restaurant around the corner i think called the Antico ....can't remember the rest, which was crowded, loud and full of impatient staff! It was funny more than anything else, plus we met other guests from Orafi while there. The great thing about this location and the Hotel was that it offered a comfortable environment without being too touristy or too snooty. Ideal I guess is the word.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your experience.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us and that the service of our team was up to your expectations!
We would love to have you with us again and hope to hear from you very soon
For any enquiries let us know!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
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
#29 Business Hotel in Florence
#30 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £139 - £318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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