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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #32 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Berkshire
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74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Perfectly placed”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This hotel is perfectly situated, about 100 m from Ponte Vecchio. We had a room on the third floor, overlooking the river. Despite the people and the traffic below, it was still very quiet. The view from the hotel bar is lovely.

The staff are universally helpful and pleasant.

The breakfast, its content and the layout, can only be described as excellent. If we return to Florence, which we undoubtedly will, this is the place we will stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review after your recent stay with us!
It was very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was pleasing to hear your comments regarding our breakfast buffet and perfect location.

We look forward to welcoming you again,
Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We just returned from 4 nights at the Degli Orafi. The staff was OUTSTANDING! Our room was spotless, the bed firm but comfortable, breakfast overlooking the Ponte Vecciho was superb, and the location could not be better. The hotel is literally next door to the Uffizi!

The breakfast buffet was the best we had in Italy. The rooftop bar and terrace is amazing with views of the Duomo on one side and the Arno on the other. Drink prices are a little high...but par for the course in Italy. We will definitely stay here when we return to Florence.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the Executive..much larger rooms
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel.
We are very thankful for your kind words and are very happy to hear that you loved staying with us.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for another memorable stay at Hotel degli Orafi!

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Middletown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We had a river view room on the 3rd floor and loved it! You do get some street noise because it is a busy road below, but I think the ideal location makes up for it. The hotel is literally less than a minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio and the view from the roof top bar/restaurant is beautiful! You get an amazing view of the Duomo on one side and the river on the other. Our room was standard with a queen size bed and a good size bathroom, nothing over the top special but was clean and comfortable.
We never ordered a meal from the rooftop restaurant but we enjoyed wine every night before heading out, perfect! The breakfast included with our room was one of the best we had during our 9 day stay in Italy... They have yummy scrambled eggs with bacon (compared to some other hotels eggs, we were spoiled here!), and then an assortment of pastries, cheese, meat, yogurt, cereal, fruit, etc.
The hotel staff was extremely helpful with recommending restaurants and things to do. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to review your experience with us. We’re so pleased to hear that all your needs were met during your stay and our location served as a convenient starting point to any Florence city outing. I am also delighted you enjoyed the helpfulness of our staff and our delicious American buffet breakfast, that we are very proud of. Thank you once again!

We look forward to hosting you again very soon
Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I spent four nights at the Degli Orafi. The service was excellent, and when we had problems with the lock to the room, did the staff helped us and gave us the "master key" for the room until the lock was fixed the next day. We had a double room
The hotel is perfect situated, only 100 m from Ponte Vecchio and 200 m from Piazza della Signoria. You can walk to most of the attractions in only 15 minutes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review of Hotel degli Orafi. We're happy to hear you had a good stay and that you enjoyed our perfect location, in the very heart of the historical centre of Florence.
Come back and visit us again soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had a very, wonderful stay at the Hotel degli Orafi in Florence, Italy; May 5 to 8, 2014. We received an unsolicited upgrade to Apartment 12 which was great for 3 adults. The room had two bedrooms, two full baths, a living/dining room area, and a full kitchen. The building is historic, but the room was updated with all the modern amenities. Very clean and well maintained. They had coffee in the room and a couple of free bottles of water daily, may not sound like a big deal---but in Europe it is. The room was a really good value considering the size of the area.

The location of the hotel was ideal, within easy walking distance of all of the major historic sites in Florence. There were almost many good restaurants and shopping near by. The hotel offered an excellent breakfast buffet that we took advantage of.

The concierge staff was exceptional, professional, responsive, and thoughtful. They helped us planned several day trips to Pisa, Sienna, and San Gimignano. They found us several private guides for the excursions who were excellent; professional and knowledgeable. They arranged our drivers and also our transport to Venice. All went flawlessly. All of the other support staff were also friendly, courteous and helpful.

When we return to Florence we will definitely stay at the Hotel degli Orafi. This is a slam dunk hotel! I have traveled for over 30 years and have only made that statement twice.

Room Tip: If you have 3 or more people I would book Apt 12. If you stay over a weekend they, you can get a di...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for your amazing review of our hotel!
Thank you also for pointing out our perfect position, free water in minibar, helpful staff and fantastic breakfast. We always get thrilled to hear when our staff receive compliments since this is without a doubt on of the most crucial things when staying in a hotel.
It is nice to hear that you had a perfect stay and loved the free upgrade to the Suite, a little thought in order to make a stay more comfortable.

We look forward to hosting you again very soon,
Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I just spent three nights at this hotel and had a very good experience. I booked a Junior Suite for me and a friend. The room was fairly large, very clean, comfortable and simply furnished with two huge windows overlooking the Arno River and Vasari Corridor. Our bathroom was a good size with a decent shower/tub combo. We were on the first floor so we saw a lot of street action. Great view and great people watching. It was lively but I didn't mind the activity. I had no trouble sleeping but others may prefer a quieter room in the back. The hotel is right next to the Uffizzi. I loved the location. You can walk to everything. Breakfast was excellent. Huge selection and the breakfast room was lovely. The hotel has a fantastic roof top terrace with a bar. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I liked looking over the Arno River and street but some folks may find it a bit too active.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 11 July 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 another memorable stay!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

A truly outstanding hotel. We had a lovely large room with a beautiful bathroom. Excellent beds. Fantastic breakfast served in the nicest breakfast room I have ever seen. The ceiling is covered in paintings. The location is great. You can walk to almost all of the attractions. The hotel is very close to the Uffizi and the Porte Vechio We loved the roof terrace and bar which was open all day. Great staff which provided excellent and friendly service. On of the nicest hotels that we have stayed in during our travels in Italy. i most highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room.
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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, 11 July 2014
Dear Guest,

It was such a pleasure to read this wonderful comment on TripAdvisor, thank you very much!
Compliments about our room, staff, breakfast and cleanliness makes me very proud since these are essential factors in a enjoyable stay.
We look forward to welcoming you again to Hotel degli Orafi, in a not too distant future!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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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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