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Hotel Degli Orafi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #27 of 458 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Magical!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in the 'Room with a View' for 3 nights in earlyNovember.It was magical to sit on the terrace in the sunshine drinking bubbly overlooking The River Arno and Ponte Vecchio-what a lovely start to our holiday!The hotel is ideally situated for all the museums and shops.
We did notice the sewer smell but thankfully it did not impinge on our enjoyment of our room which is on the fourth floor but had the weather not been as glorious we would not have been able to use the terrace and then it would not have been worth the extra cost.
Great breakfasts everything you could wish for,service good too.
Overall an absolutely magical stay in a lovely hotel and city

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

It was a real pleasure to read your comment on TripAdvisor ! We are glad that we were able to satisfy all expectations you had and that you enjoyed our services and the beautiful "Room with the view" with its fantastic terrace! Hopefully you will be back for another romantic and magical stay, we will be waiting for you.

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed for two nights at the Hotel Degli Orafi on the River Arno in Florence in early November. Our daughter is doing a semester abroad in Florence and this was the second time we visited this magnificant city.
The hotel is a beautiful property right next to the Uffizi. I would give this property a very good rating if it were not for the sewer smell that we encountered during our stay. As the front desk person advised, Florence is extremely old and the rain season brings a rise in the sewer smell but when put aganst the overall price, it lessons the value. Also I would recommend to people who pay the extra money for the "river view" to request that they be on the fourth floor, and not the third, as there is a roof the length of the hotel that obstucts the River View you are paying extra for.
Again, this said, I felt that hotel has plenty of very nice things going for it. The rooftop bar terrace was an excellent feature with great service, killer views of the Doumo, and very good food. The bedding was also very good as were the amenities.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us and thank you very much for your kind comments about our hotel, we very much appreciate it.
Regarding the room views we inform you that some of the Superior rooms on the 3rd floor have a partial view over the Ponte Vecchio and the Vasari Corridor (the roof mentioned in your review). It's not easy to know if your not familiar with Florence but this important buidling housing some of the most famous selfportraits of the Uffizi Gallery was also used as a hidden passage for the Medici family from the Gallery to the Pitti Palace. As you might understand we are surrounded by all the main historical sights in Florence, a real honor for us!
We are sorry and apologize if you encountered a strange smell during your stay. Sometimes the city during heavy rain can experience this odor outside for a short while. We are obviously always ready to eliminate any spread of smell in our hotel at any time and as said this phenomenon is not a every-day problem.
We thank you again for your feedback and hope to be able to welcome you back to us in a nearby future!

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I stayed 6 nights, and we were treated very well. Terrific breakfast, great location, nice rooms (especially the bathroom!), wonderful view from the rooftop bar, friendly staff. Strongly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your kind comments after your recent stay with us
It is a pleasure to read that your 6 nights stay was enjoyable and that we were able to show you our friendly and warm service and that you found our views wonderful!
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back at our hotel on another future occasion

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Degli Orafi for five days and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations, the location and the staff. They were some of the friendliest and nicest people I've encountered and were always available to offer suggestions on shopping and eating out. They truly understand the term "customer service". The room was spacious and quite comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding. I highly recommend this place and you cannot beat the convenience of their location to all the main attractions in Florence.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for leaving these wonderful comments on TripAdvisor.
It is always a real pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed the hotel and services since we continuously strive to satisfy their expectations.
Thank you for the kind words about our staff, it will be a great source of motivation for them.
We all look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel degli Orafi!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Middletown, New Jersey
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

So I stayed in the spring on my first ever trip to Italy. The location is just amazing. I walked right out to the Ponte Vecchio and right around the corner to the Uffizi Gallery. The breakfasts that I had there were delicious. I am not a huge fan of sweet stuff for breakfast, so the selection of eggs and breads and cheeses and meats were just perfect for me. The staff was lovely and when you check in you get a coupon for a free drink at the bar. The terrace bar is realy pretty...I don't now why it's not busier...I enjoyed it when I got back to the hotel after a busy day of shopping or sight seeing.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of your first trip to Italy!
We are thrilled that we were able to fulfill you expectations and that you found our American buffet breakfast complete and tasty. We also thank you for your kind comments about our staff and our Rooftop bar. The entire team look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The aroma is fresh, relaxing - you know you are going to have an incredible vacation. The staff is curteous and attentive. They know the best restaurants, the best shops, and the best times to be had in Firenza. When my credit card wouldn't work they helped me contact the company. The location is perfect - steps from the Uffizzi gallery, along the Arno, near Ponte Vecchio. I ran to easily from the hotel to Piazzale Michelangelo - the steep grade is worth the view from the top. Watch out for bikes! My room was comfortable and quaint. After a good nights sleep, I brunched on the included breakfast. Meats, eggs, cheese, tomatos, yogurt, juices, pears, figs, assorted breads and pastries, what's that? cheese cake?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your positive review of your recent stay with us.
Your contribution points out exactly what we seek to provide - good personal service, comfortable rooms, cleanliness, a romantic and relaxing atmosphere with our beautiful views and a delcious buffet breakfast on top of that! I am pleased that we were able to fulfill your needs and look forward to welcoming you again in Florence,

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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DERBYSHIRE
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Firstly the location is great. We were lucky enough to have an upgrade and had 'the room with a view' and it really was amazing with a large terrace. The terrace bar was lovely we couldn't understand why it wasn't busier. The breakfast was probably one of the best I have had. The service from reception and breakfast was all excellent. We booked a trip and restaurants through reception and the advice was always good.

This is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Manager at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review of your stay!
It was a real pleasure to read that you were satisfied with our services and enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our free upgrade! Your enthusiasm for our hotel and for our staff is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation for the entire team.
We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to us in the nearby future,

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#20 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#25 Business Hotel in Florence
#34 Family 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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