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“Highly recommend for comfort and location” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Degli Orafi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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“Highly recommend for comfort and location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My daughter and I stayed here for five nights in March and had a wonderful stay. The hotel is clean and comfortable, with traditional furnishings in keeping with the historic location. The service was excellent, with staff fluent in English. Breakfast (included in our room price) was very good, many choices (great coffee), and served in a beautiful "breakfast lounge." The location couldn't be better, very central to all we wanted to see.

The rooftop bar provides a nice view but the food was only so-so. You can do better in nearby restaurants. We liked Cafe Bellini (Piazza Pitti, in front of the Pittil Palace), Trattoria Ponte Vecchio (almost next door to the hotel on Lungarno Archibusieri), and Golden View (on the other side of the river, directly across from the hotel; cross the Ponte Vecchio and turn left).

We had a wonderful experience taking the walking tours offered by ArtViva; our visit to the Uffizi was much enhanced by the commentary from the ArtViva guide.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your kind words about our cleanliness, good service, buffet breakfast and central location.
It is always a real pleasure to hear that our clients enjoyed their stay and hopefully left Florence and Italy with a smile!
I am also happy you enjoyed our beautiful roof top view! Unfortunatley the hotel does not have a restaurant, but only the American bar so the food served is only what we call a light lunch, salads, some pasta and sandwiches plus snacks. We therefore try to do our best to recommend good restaurants nearby. Hopefully we were able to give you a good suggestion as well!

We look forwar to seeing you and our daughter again,
Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

You couldn't get a more central position for sightseeing in Florence. We could walk easily to all the attractions and places to eat that we needed. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choices from the cold buffet + a couple of hot options and the room that it was served in was very light and airy with ceiling comarable with many of those featured in Florence.

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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have just returned from a long weekend in Florence, and had used trip advisor to book our hotel. The Hotel Degli Orafi was excellent, cannot recommend it highly enough. The rooms were lovely, beds comfortable, linen changed daily. Extremely clean throughout and beautifully presented rooms. The breakfast was superb, something for everyone. The terrace bar was very relaxing and definately worth a visit with its view of the Duomo. The location is excellent so close to the Ponte Vecchio bridge and round the corner from the Uffizi gallery. The staff were extremely helpful and recommended 2 wonderful restaurants, Bacu Mario and Trattoria 13 Gobi, which we could not fault and would never have found on our own.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this magnificent review and for recommending us!
Me and my staff cannot wait to have you back to us again, so we can give you another superb Hotel degli Orafi experience.
Eating good in Florence is very important and I am happy to hear that you had a delicious meal during your stay!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed a week in February 2013, and it was just wonderful. The hotel is just metres away from the Uffizzi and Ponte Vecchio, and ideal for seeing all the tourist sites. Breakfast was excellent, and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Would definiteley recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive feedback after your recent stay with us!
I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and that our staff took good care of you.
Hopefully we will have the chance to welcome you back to Hotel degli Orafi!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stayed at the Orafi for six nights, and could not have been more happy. The hotel is ideally located in the very heart of the historic city, our room was large, always spotlessly clean, and the staff were always welcoming and very helpful. Breakfast is a delight, with a large range of excellent choices each day. The terrace bar, with it intersting views over the city, became our favourite way to relax after a long day sightseeing - and it also serves a pleasant dinner if you wish. Oh yes, the welcome drink on arrival was appreciated too! This is now "our hotel" whenever we visit Florence.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your fantastic review!
It was a real pleasure having you with us and we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. This means that our hard work has definitely paid off as we continuously try to improve our service and is a great source of motivation for the entire team.
We look forward welcoming you back in a not too distant future!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We've just spent 5 very comfortable, happy nights in Degli Orafi & we couldn't fault it in any way. The hotel is spotlessly clean throughout. Every floor has a spacious sitting room area & there is a library with a wide variety of books including Florence & Tuscany travel guides. The top floor bar is a very peaceful place to spend an evening with a large terrace & splendid view of Duomo. The meals served in the bar were excellent. The breakfast is the best we've ever had in Italy (& that's quite a lot) served in a spectacular room overlooking The Arno. The staff are all courteous, friendly & highly professional. Portering service was spot on. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for this beautiful review! It makes us very proud to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and foremost that you cannot wait to return - that is lovely!
So hopefully we will be able to give you our best welcome, very soon!

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 Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#16 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#25 Business Hotel in Florence
#30 Family Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Degli Orafi 4*
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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