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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #35 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed for a week at this hotel and I highly recommend it. Our room didn't have the best view, but it had a very nice outside porch that was nice to go out and get some fresh air and enjoy the wonderful weather. I don't know if the other rooms had this, but it was a definite perk. The room itself was quite large in comparison to other European hotels. The best part was the spacious bathroom, double sinks and good-size bath tub. The breakfast each morning was fantastic, everything you need before heading out for the day's adventures. The bar was great too. We stopped there each night before heading out to dinner. They had a great selection of American bourbons, which we greatly appreciated.

The location could not be better. Our patio looked out at the Uffizi Museum. We could walk anywhere within 5-10 minutes. The staff was very helpful when called upon.

I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments about our services and the staff and for sharing them on Tripadvisor. It will be a wonderful source of motivation for all of us.
We truly hope that you will have the opportunity to visit us again very soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for our first visit to Florence. Obviously we needed a hotel with good access to different parts of the city, and this one was just it. We walked everywhere, sometimes from one end of the city to another with a siesta break in the hotel in the middle. The room was smaller than expected but very comfortable and clean. We had gifts and candy every night when we came to the hotel, the service was just awesome and the staff so ever friendly and extremely helpful. The cherry on the cake was the rooftop bar view over looking two sides of the city, the riverside as well as the Duomo. At night we just lounged and relaxed there with a drink after a long day. I will tell all my friends about this hotel, and if I find myself in florence again will defiantly stay there. It is a great value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel!
It is a real pleasure to hear that you would recommend us to your friends and that you will come back! Me and my staff cannot wait to welcome you for your next visit to Florence!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This lovely hotel is the perfect location in Florence. We stayed here during the last week of January and the hotel exceeded our expectations in so many ways.
1. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful and every single restaurant recommendation was a wonderful culinary experience
2. The hotel is perfectly situated close to the Duomo, Pitti Palace, shopping and of course, the river.
3. The rooms and amenities were clean, thoughtful and despite facing the water / road the room was very quiet at all times during the day.
4. Breakfast was an experience - the breakfast room is beautiful and overlooks the river and the buffet is the largest buffet I have seen outside of Las Vegas. Coffee is made a la carte and comes with a frothy pot of milk if you like to add milk to your coffee. Whether you are a vegetarian or like to eat meat, breakfast has something for everyone.
We asked for a tub and it was wonderful to soak after long walks along the river. Water pressure was always good and rooms were impeccably clean and included: in-room safe large enough for ipad, camera and lenses with more room for other items, robes, slippers, bottled water, lots of towels, tv and comfortable bed.
Some suggestions for your stay here:
1. Treat yourself to a riverview room if possible.
2. Don't go on a diet while in Italy. The food is wonderful.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking a moment to review your experience with us. We’re so pleased to hear that all your needs were met during your stay and our location served as a convenient starting point to any Florence city outing. I am also delighted you enjoyed the helpfulness of our staff and our delicious American buffet breakfast, that we are very proud of. Thank you once again!

We look forward to hosting you again very soon
Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

This must be the best hotel in Florence. Our room directly overlooked the river, and from the hotel's bar area, you could see the Duomo as well as the river in the opposite direction. Steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi gallery, and the Piazza della Signorina and a very short walk to the Duomo (and from there to see David). Great sandwich shop down the street, a short walk to a laundromat, delicious restaurants all around--perfect location. Our room was fairly basic and small in size but with a gorgeous view of the river and elaborate, nice bathroom and comfortable beds (and A/C). Staff were all very helpful and nice and even helped us book our excursions prior to our arrival. No free internet however. By far the best part was the immense buffet breakfast. Homemade hot chocolate, juices, and table upon table of options for food. If you arrive before the crowd, you can even get a table overlooking the river, but if not, the breakfast room alone is gorgeous to look at. I would stay here again and again and hope to get back to Florence very soon!

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony overlooking the river if you can!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of Hotel degli Orafi. We're happy to hear you had a good stay and hope that you will come back again...maybe another trip this summer!?
We'd also like to inform you that the hotel is nowadays fully equipped with free Wi-fi, hopefully this will be another good reason to stay with us.

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We booked this hotel as an Expedia hotel + flight package and stayed for 5 nights. This hotel is in the best possible location for sightseeing in Florence. It is right on the Arno river and right next door to the Uffizi Gallery. It is within a 15 minute walk of all the major sightseeing venues. We had a wonderful room (#208) with a large terrace overlooking the narrow medieval street along side the Uffizi. The room was spacious, very clean and nicely furnished. The reception staff were all friendly, efficient, and helpful. Breakfast, in a delightful room with a frescoed ceiling and views of the Arno, was included with the room and we thought the quality of the food and service was very good. We gave this hotel a 4 instead of a 5 because the bed and the pillows were too hard for our liking. Two recent European hotel stays, one in Barcelona and one in Amsterdam, where the beds were firm but not hard, have convinced us that hard beds are not always the norm when traveling in Europe. All things considered, we would still highly recommend this hotel for its service and location.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel!
We are happy to hear that you were satisfied and hope to have the chance to welcome you back to us for another memorable stay.
I am sorry you found the bed and pillows too hard, it would have been our pleasure to help you adjust this matter. We have both down&feather and synthetic fiber pillows and always leave an extra pillow in the closet.

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just spent 10 days at the wonderful Hotel Degli Orafi. One word sums it up...amazing! Room spacious and truly "with a view" and perfectly appointed with king size bed, marble washroom facilities and heated towel racks. The Orafi rooftop bar and dining area offers an unparalleled view of Firenze...the Arno, Ponte Vecchioto and Vasari Corridor to one side and the omnipresent Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio to the other. The quaint lift is a marvel to behold and the entire site is just perfectly laid out with sitting areas on every floor and a spectacular breakfast dining area (breakfasts included) where attentive staff cater to your every early morning whim.
There cannot be a better location from which to base your visit to see this incredible city...thank you to all the great folks at the Orafi...we will be back (according to Il Porcellino)!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel.
We are very thankful for your kind words and are very happy to hear that you loved staying with us.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back for another memorable stay at Hotel degli Orafi!

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

First time to Florence and the staff at the hotel made us really welcome. They were extremely helpful and able to give us loads of advice and recommended some lovely restaurants which they then booked for us. We had one of the Apartments which came with a kitchen. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast which is included in the room rate must be one of the best that I have ever had. The choice was amazing. If I go back to Florence I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting such a positive review!
It is wonderful to hear that your first stay in Florence was a success and that we were a part of it. You made us very proud, thank you.
We will be here waiting to welcome you back again, for your next stay!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#22 Family Hotel in Florence
#29 Business Hotel in Florence
#30 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $184 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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