We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Perfect Location!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Degli Orafi

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Degli Orafi to your Saves list
Hotel Degli Orafi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Package Deal
Ranked #25 of 461 Hotels in Florence
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Just steps from the Ponte Vecchio on one side and The Uffizi on the other, I will never stay anywhere else! It's such a central locale right on the Arno river, yet tucked away in a little medieval alley so you feel isolated from all the hustle and bustle. Super clean with a great breakfast buffet, as well as turn down service at night with a little treat. The staff was extremely helpful and polite.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your lovely review after your recent stay with us!
I am delighted that you enjoeyd our hotel and location!
The whole team joins me to say - Welcome back!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

929 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    669
    196
    45
    11
    8
See reviews for
173
510
32
30
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (141)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Acworth, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel is really beautiful. Perfectly located for everything in the heart of the old city. The hotel was originally a 13th century convent and maintains the historical character (the ceilings were gorgeous), but is updated with every convenience a modern traveler could want. The breakfast included in our package was phenomenal (all the food in Italy is good!). All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. Only one word of warning: if you plan to drive, exactly follow the directions on the hotel's website. DO NOT TRY TO FIND THIS HOTEL WITH A GPS. You will end up lost and driving in pedestrian areas - our GPS told us to drive on the Ponte Vecchio. Your best bet would be to park somewhere on the edge of the city, and take a taxi.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments following your recent stay with us,they are very much appreciated! It is wonderful to read that you were satisfied with our hotel and services. Your enthusiasm for our staff and hotel is very much appreciated and will be a great source of motivation for all of us.
The entire team is looking forward to your next visit to Florence!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Overlooking the Arno, 5 minutes from the Ufizzi Gallery and the Pallazzo Vecchio. The Breakfast room is stunning, at one end you can look out on the River and directly at a section of the Vasari corridor, the other end has a view of Il Domo!
Service is great, the rooftop terrace is small but lovely. Our room was large, very clean and comfortable.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. Your wonderful comments regarding the hotel’s location 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
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Location was amazing, right down the block from the Ponte Vecchio on one side and on the other side - the Piazza de la Signoria. Also, a few blocks away from a laundromat (very much needed). Anywhere is easily reached from the Degli Orafi. Concierge staff was very friendly, helpful and assisted us with anything that we needed right away. We had a standard room but it was more than enough for us. Bathroom was lovely!! The Hotel had a sitting room/library right on our floor, where you can sit, relax and read. They also had a sitting area down in the lobby (along with a little section where you can pick up ideas for tours and the like), which is a nice touch. Breakfast was excellent and the staff was very attentive. Rooftop terrace was beautiful with views of the River Arno and the other side the dome and bell tower of the church. You can sit outside, eat, drink and relax. The even better thing was if you didn't want to sit outside, you can also sit inside, where they have a sitting area with tables. Food and drinks were really good. We shared a salad there and it was more than enough. Room service is a bit pricey, so its always better to go to the rooftop or find some really wonderful restaurants in the area (one being the Trattoria Ponte Vecchio, which is a couple of steps from the Hotel). We are planning to go back to Florence soon and we will definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review about our hotel!
I am delighted to read that you found our hotel to be warm and efficient and that your stay at our hotel was up to your expectations, that we were able to provide you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon!
Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Howell, NJ
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was our second time at this hotel and again can't help singing their praises. The location is perfect and the rooms and staff are second to none. And the Roof Top bar is a great way to end the evening in Florence. This is short because all I can say is for you stay there you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: see if you can upgrade to room with loft or suite
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice words regarding your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us again and that you had a wonderful vacation in Florence!
We are looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I spent four days here in the heart of Florence. We were within easy walking of the whole historic area. The property is tucked away under the Vasari Corridor overlooking the Arno. Our room was nice and comfortable. The breakfast is very nice in a room that could be a museum in itself, with great views either direction from the second (first) floor. The staff was very helpful and we really appreciated the umbrellas during the rains of May.
A perfect hotel for Florence. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive review!
It was indeed a real pleasure to read that you were satisfied with our services and enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you back soon!
Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Yorkshire
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
104 hotel reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great hotel located between the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio, on the bank of the Arno River. River-facing rooms have spectacular views, the higher the better.
Rooms 402 and 403 especially good.
Nice welcome at the hotel on checking-in, room beautifully appointed and serviced...fresh bed linen daily.
Breakfast served in a beautiful dining room, with very extensive choice of high-quality food. Roof terrace bar open 1pm to 1am, with wide range of hot and cold drinks, and a choice of hot food dishes. Great views from here over Florence and the river.
Apart from the location and the standard of the building, worth mentioning the charming staff, especially the team on the roof-top terrace, and, in contrast, the reception team had an interesting habit of ignoring guests entering and leaving the hotel.
Beds are a bit hard - recognising that is a matter of personal taste. Tea and coffee facilities in the room would be good, and otherwise can only find good things to say about the place.
Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: 402 or 403
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting a review about your stay!
We also appreciate your comments, it is a pleasure to hear that you found the location to be perfect and the room and cleanliness to be up to your expectations. We are also happy you enjoyed our beautiful bar and breakfast room.
We are sorry if you encountered a non attentive reception staff, something that we are not very used to but thank you for mentioning it.
We hope to be able to give you a complete Hotel degli Orafi experience in a not too distant future and meanwhile we wish to give you our best regards,

Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Degli Orafi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Degli Orafi

Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50121 Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
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:
#16 Business Hotel in Florence
#17 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#23 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#33 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Venere, Orbitz, Agoda, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Degli Orafi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Degli Orafi Florence
Degli Orafi Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Degli Orafi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.