The location of La Residenza dell'Orafo couldn't be better. It's literally about a block from the main train station (St. Maria Novella), 5-10 minute walk to the famous Duomo and just a few minutes further to get to both the Uffizi gallery and Accademia (statue of David).
The hospitality of the staff was superb and everyone there was very friendly and helpful with all of our questions or needs.
Our room was simple but clean, and had everything we needed. They even provided fresh fruit and other snacks for us each day in addition to the included breakfast. Though our room was right above the buses and is supposedly the noisiest of their rooms, it wasn't anything complain about (though we did wear ear plugs at night because we are pretty sensitive to noise). Don't let that deter you from staying at this great place. It will make your stay in Florence that much better!More