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La Residenza dell'Orafo
Ranked #66 of 659 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Location wise - excellent! There is a supermarket few shops away.

Breakfast at Innocenti was great. Very helpful staff. Very helpful staff at B&B as well. She told us the best Italian food around and the directions to all the attractions on map.

We booked a double room and got the Amber room. Wifi is poor. We can hardly receive and needs to position ourselves to receive the signal. Toilet is small. Just enough space for 1 person at a time.

4 locked doors to your room but there is a few guys hanging around the building which makes us feel really insecure when we get back at night.

Overall pleasant trip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Thank you very much to Martha and the team to make our stay in your b n b so perfect! Extensive information were given to us upon arrival and you guys are so helpful. Love every bits of our stay even though it was only 2 nights. Wished we could have stay longer. And thanks for welcoming us back during our backtrack trip to Florence and helping us again with informations on restaurants..highly recommended to others!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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laresidenzadellorafo, Responsabile reception at La Residenza dell'Orafo, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Dear Ellenor L,

Thank you for choosing "La Residenza Dell' Orafo" for your holidays in Florence and for writing your review.

We are glad that you appreciate our B&B and above all that you considered our staff excellent . We always hope that our friendly and informal way to help our clients is appreciated.

We hope to have the pleasure to host you again in our resort for another wonderful vacation.

Sincerely,

Raffaella and all the Staff

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Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Room was spacious for being so central to the station and the main attractions. Kept beautifully clean every day and they gave us fresh fruit, coffee and tea facilities daily. Staff were very helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Toncla
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laresidenzadellorafo, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Residenza dell'Orafo, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Dear Toncla,

thank you so much for your review and for your kind words about our staff.

Your opinion is very important for our work. We will do our best to improve our services.

It was a great pleasure for us to have you as our guest and we hope that we can see you again .

Warmest regards

Marta and all the staff

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

First, a note of thanks to all the staff (Raffaella who helped manage the booking va emails, Julia who was at the reception on our day of arrival, and the lady who tried to book restaurant dinner appointment for us), together they made our stay a pleasant and memorable one.

The B&B is conveniently located just across the road from Firenze SMN train station. Walking to Mercato Centrale, Ponte Vecchio etc are not testng, as Florence is really an easy to walk tourist city.

We stayed in Quarzo room, which is beautifully decorated and through clever use of cabinets, sliding door etc, feel spacious and well illuminated. The room and bathroom are both clean and the facilities such as full body length mirror, window shutter, number of clothes hangers etc nice touches. The B&B also provides luggage storage service on check-out day, check the times in advance.

As we travelled together with our 3y5mo daughter, we also received a pleasant surprise, an additional plate of welcoming gifts consist of biscuits, soda drinks and fruits. As a departing gift, there is also another bottle of Chianti, grazie!

The breakfast place, Caffe Innocenti, is a short walking distance away. Guests can choose two pieces of pastry or small sandwich, plus coffee and fruit juice. The pastries we tried were all tasty.

Minor gripes are the lift is narrow and light sleeper might be disturbed by the street noises (Quarzo is a corner unit facing the main road). But the pros far outweight the cons.

Overall, a highly recommended place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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laresidenzadellorafo, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Residenza dell'Orafo, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Dear St H ,

thank you very much for your kind review.

We are happy to know that you appreciated our service during your stay . We always try to provide and improve our services for our guests to make their holiday memorable.

Hooping to welcome you again,

Kindest regards

Marta and all the staff

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hotel is on the first floor of a building. We were booked in by Rafaella who was wonderful. Arranged for our car to be collected and garaged then gave lots of info to help us with our sightseeing and dining. The room was comfortable and the bed the best we have had so far in Italy. Well situated with just a short stroll to the Duomo and other sights. Breakfast was minimal but adequate. Also lots of shopping close by if you choose. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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laresidenzadellorafo, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at La Residenza dell'Orafo, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Dear Topcatgranny ,

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your stay at La Residenza Dell'Orafo.

Your great comments have made us happy!

We are very glad you spent a wonderful time with us and really hope to have the opportunity to welcome back very soon.

Best Regards.

Marta and the staff

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights in the Silver Feathers section (Sky Room). Rooms are very spacious and modern even though we are a family with 4 kids we were very comfortable. Very close to station. Staff are all very helpful and friendly and go out of their way to help you with anything. Would definitely recommend to friends and will definitely go back. The only drawback is that the lift is very small, but we used to leave our stroller just under the stairs - rooms are on the first floor so its just one flight no problem at all. Another small thing I have to mention is that if you have small children bathtime could be a bit tricky since there is no bath and the shower jets are fixed. We somehow managed. I still give excellent rating to this property. Keep it up!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

It is very close to train station, only need 2-minutes walking. Hotel is on the 2nd floor, and we lived in silver feather, which is next to the main hotel. It is a cleaning and nice room, We had a tasty breakfast in a cafe just in the next block. On that day, I have to print out my day trip voucher, and the reception personnel helped me to print it out. Very nice & sweet service!! Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Largo Fratelli Alinari 11, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 659 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range: $75 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Florence, one of the most romantic and magical cities of the world, right at the exit of the train Station Santa Maria Novella, a step away from the Palace of Congresses (Conferences Palace) and from the historical center a Bed and Breakfast has recently been opened: “La Residenza dell'Orafo” with cozy and comfortable rooms, great service and an excellent quality price ratio. ... more   less 
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