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“Great for a short break”
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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #32 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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“Great for a short break”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Booked the hotel for a short trip to Florence. I was worried about some of the posts regarding smells but we had no such issues.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the excellent staff at the roof top bar. The hotel location means you have easy access to the key locations whilst been far enough away to get a good nights sleep. The room itself was small but clean and air-conditioned, good for a short break but you'd probably want a bigger room for a longer stay. The only minor downside was the quirky lift, but you've really got to be nit picking if the lift-call is the worst criticism. I would recommend it.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Hotel degli Orafi!
Thank you very much for this kind comment on Tripadvisor.
We are very much looking forward to welcome you back to us and will ensure that you will have a memorable stay

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We're given a spacious and clean room with partial view of the Arno. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Although the foyer is not grandiose, there's a nice sitting room on each floor. Breakfast was just as nice as the other hotels we'd stayed in Florence previously. This is a pleasant surprise. Great location, next to the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio.

Room Tip: Higher floors may have less street noise at night
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your impressions with us on Tripadvisor!
We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we hope to be able to welcome you back to in a nearby future!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

First time in Florence...in Italy. The hotel is in a perfect position. I could not imagine better! It is lovely and has a beautiful breakfast room with a gorgeous breakfast spread. Excellent service and attention to detail. Only wish I was more hungry in the mornings as the food was exceptional and presentation immaculate. Beautiful hotel room and we would return in a heartbeat. I thought the free bottled water was a lovely touch. The only small issue was a broken plug in the one sink in the bathroom which meant we had to use only one basin as the temporary measure they used did not work and I did not feel like calling them back again or moving rooms. But it was only for 2 nights and they had upgraded us anyway so we did not mind at all.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review after your recent stay with us.
It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed our delicious buffet breakfast and that our location served all your needs. I am proud to know that you had a good stay and that you appreciated our complimentary upgrade. I apologize though for the broken plug and inform you that it wouldn't have been a problem to change rooms. Wish to be able to welcome you back in a nearby future and give you another fantastic experience in Florence!

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Rossella Nelli
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to florence for a week. We have booked this hotel because the rate seemed ok and for its centrality. We realy did not expect something special.
The hotel from the street looks like many old buildings in the area, but when we entered the room it realy left us surprised. In fact we got an apartment - nice living room and kitchen with all the facilities, very nice bedroom and bathroom. Breakfast also was delicius. The staff is very helpful anf everything is clean. Bottom line, we recommend this hotel without hesitation.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice words regarding your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us and that you had a wonderful vacation in Florence!
We look forward to hosting you again very soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Madrid, España
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

The Hotel Degli Orafi is a very intelligent choice to stay at Florence, where most accomodations in the historical center tend to be very expensive and, in some cases, do not adjust to the price.

The hotel itslef is small, located by the side of the Arno river. Some rooms have a view to the river and others (such as mine) have views to quite unpopulated beautiful streets. The rooms facing the river have the advantage of enjoying a wonderful view, however take in account that the street Lungarno degli Archibusieri that runs next to the river can by quite busy at times. The other rooms are therefore quieter.

Our Junior Suite was actually smaller than I anticipated. The room was however cosy, distributed in two very small floors, with TV sets in both of them. Although a little dated, it was clean and well taken care of. The mini bar was very well stuffed and the decoration was comfortable.

The bed, however, although big, had an extremely hard mattress. I do like a hard mattress for a good sleep, but this one was stone-like. The pillows were confortable but average, no feather pillows here.

The bathroom was small and was equipped with a shower (booking.com showed a bath instead) and one single sink (again, booking.com showed two individual sinks for this kind of room). The bathroom was very clean but will need some restoration soon.

During peak times, the hot water was rather unstable, although water pressure was proper.

My general view of the room was quite good anyway, but I found important to point out its flaws.

The Wi-Fi did reach more or less the whole hotel. At times the signal was quite weak in our room, but this did not render the Internet unsuable.

However, the Internet connection itself (no matter the strenght of the signal) was incredibly slow. I find that nowadays, having a proper internet connection in a hotel is a must: both for working and for planning your holidays on-the-go.

The bar at the 5th floor sports a very nice terrace from which you can have semi-panoramic views of Florence. This was our favourite spot of the hotel by far. The food there was below average, but we took into account that it was a snack bar with a very small kitchen, and that their food was simply an added value to guests.

The service was extraordinary, both efficient and family like. They gave us fantastic recommendations and were very helpful, and the front desk was 24 hours opened.

For this price, you can't simply go wrong, specially in Florence. It is extremely well located, clean and somehow cosy. Don't expect luxury, but a very good accomodation instead.

Room Tip: If you book a Suite, make sure it fits the pictures, because there seem to be various versions.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for your kind comment after your recent stay with us.
We are thrilled to hear that your overall Hotel degli Orafi experience was to your satisfaction.
We further want to thank you for your feedback and inform you that we will take in consideration some of the aspects of your stay.
I am proud to hear that the service was enjoyable and that our staff made you feel welcome and at home.
We look forward to hosting you again very soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Cinque Terre Italty
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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 review, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a superior room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 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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Property: Hotel Degli Orafi
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
#27 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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