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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #34 of 411 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to florence for a week. We have booked this hotel because the rate seemed ok and for its centrality. We realy did not expect something special.
The hotel from the street looks like many old buildings in the area, but when we entered the room it realy left us surprised. In fact we got an apartment - nice living room and kitchen with all the facilities, very nice bedroom and bathroom. Breakfast also was delicius. The staff is very helpful anf everything is clean. Bottom line, we recommend this hotel without hesitation.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice words regarding your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed staying with us and that you had a wonderful vacation in Florence!
We look forward to hosting you again very soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Hotel Degli Orafi is a very intelligent choice to stay at Florence, where most accomodations in the historical center tend to be very expensive and, in some cases, do not adjust to the price.

The hotel itslef is small, located by the side of the Arno river. Some rooms have a view to the river and others (such as mine) have views to quite unpopulated beautiful streets. The rooms facing the river have the advantage of enjoying a wonderful view, however take in account that the street Lungarno degli Archibusieri that runs next to the river can by quite busy at times. The other rooms are therefore quieter.

Our Junior Suite was actually smaller than I anticipated. The room was however cosy, distributed in two very small floors, with TV sets in both of them. Although a little dated, it was clean and well taken care of. The mini bar was very well stuffed and the decoration was comfortable.

The bed, however, although big, had an extremely hard mattress. I do like a hard mattress for a good sleep, but this one was stone-like. The pillows were confortable but average, no feather pillows here.

The bathroom was small and was equipped with a shower (booking.com showed a bath instead) and one single sink (again, booking.com showed two individual sinks for this kind of room). The bathroom was very clean but will need some restoration soon.

During peak times, the hot water was rather unstable, although water pressure was proper.

My general view of the room was quite good anyway, but I found important to point out its flaws.

The Wi-Fi did reach more or less the whole hotel. At times the signal was quite weak in our room, but this did not render the Internet unsuable.

However, the Internet connection itself (no matter the strenght of the signal) was incredibly slow. I find that nowadays, having a proper internet connection in a hotel is a must: both for working and for planning your holidays on-the-go.

The bar at the 5th floor sports a very nice terrace from which you can have semi-panoramic views of Florence. This was our favourite spot of the hotel by far. The food there was below average, but we took into account that it was a snack bar with a very small kitchen, and that their food was simply an added value to guests.

The service was extraordinary, both efficient and family like. They gave us fantastic recommendations and were very helpful, and the front desk was 24 hours opened.

For this price, you can't simply go wrong, specially in Florence. It is extremely well located, clean and somehow cosy. Don't expect luxury, but a very good accomodation instead.

Room Tip: If you book a Suite, make sure it fits the pictures, because there seem to be various versions.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for your kind comment after your recent stay with us.
We are thrilled to hear that your overall Hotel degli Orafi experience was to your satisfaction.
We further want to thank you for your feedback and inform you that we will take in consideration some of the aspects of your stay.
I am proud to hear that the service was enjoyable and that our staff made you feel welcome and at home.
We look forward to hosting you again very soon!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful hotel this past November. We have been to Florence many times over the past 10 years and this was by far the best stay we ever had. The staff was wonderful, helpful, and the room could not have been more lovely. The view from the room was priceless and made us take time to enjoy Florence from above. Be sure to ask for a river view.

The location is excellent just steps from the bridge. The breakfast both in the room and in the dining room were a must before you start the day. We recommend this hotel above all others in Florence!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for this magnificient review!
We are proud to hear that all your expectations were met and that Hotel degli Orafi is your favourite place to stay! It is honoring to read your review, being professional traveleres to Florence with a lot of experience from our hotel standards.
We hope to have earned you as repeated customers and will be waiting for you for your next trip. Do not hesitate to contact us so we can arrange a good welcome back to your second home, Florence!

Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Excellent location. Fortunate to be given a free upgrade to superior room. The room was of quality, up to date, very spacious and extremely comfortable - but no view. Viewed room 414 - famous from movie "Room with a View". Recommend as it has a spacious balcony with excellent views but not sure worth the high charge - your choice. The upstairs roof bar has good views and worth the "sun-downers" visit. Breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a superior room.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your valuable feedback. Your wonderful comments regarding the hotel’s location, guest rooms 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

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a lovely hotel! I had booked a regular room for 2 and was pleasantly surprised to be given a charming & spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with kitchen, at check in. My daughter and I stayed 4 nights at the beginning of our vacation and a further 2 nights at the end.
This hotel is a huge find! The staff are very pleasant, were helpful with ticket & travel arrangements and the location is perfect. The Uffizi is right next door and the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo & Pitti Palace are mere minutes away on foot. Breakfast is included and was by far, the best we had in Italy. The buffet included huge bowls of fresh cut fruit, eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, Italian meats and cheese, fresh breads and pastries galore and the best yogurt outside of Greece.....and sipping our morning cappuccinos while watching rowing practice on the Arno was hard to beat. Our apartment was spotless, well equipped and extremely comfortable... adjustable thermostats in each room and windows that swing open allowed us to keep the room cool to our liking. The little extras.....heated towel bars, robes and slippers, toiletries, equipped kitchen, coffee & tea etc...were completely unexpected and greatly appreciated.
I would not hesitate to book this hotel for my next Florence visit, nor to recommend it to friends and family. It is great value for the money and was our favourite stay of the holiday!!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Dear Guest,

What a pleasure to read these wonderful comments on Tripadvisor and to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us!
Thank you very much for your comments in regards of our staff, comfortable room and breakfast choice. It was a real pleasure to hear that you appreciated our little extra's and that you found the free upgrade comfortable.

We wish you a warm welcome back to Florence and Hotel degli Orafi,
Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a 3 night city break in Florence for my wife's 40th birthday. Very lucky to have booked the Hotel degli Orafi. What a location! Next to the Uffizi and less than 30 second walk from the Ponte Vecchio. Room (304) was lovely, but not much of a view, which is ironic as it's the hotel where the 80's oscar winner, Room With a View was filmed! We had great service an incredibly comfy bed and very pleasant and helpful staff. A wonderful break! Thank you so much to the Hotel degli Orafi!!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us and other travelers on Tripadvisor!
We are proud to hear that all your expectations were met during your stay and that you enjoyed your vacation in Florence. It is a pity that you didn't manage to get a river view room ( just as Lucy Honeychurch!) , but hopefully you had the time to admire our fantastic views from the Roof terrace. Perhaps we will be able to surprise you for your next birthday celebration but remember that the famous "Room with the view" is bookable on our website.
Wish you a warm welcome back to hotel degli Orafi!

Rossella Nelli
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Orafi serves as the perfect base to explore Florence. Steps away from the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio, a beautiful breakfast room with ceiling frescoes and a charming terrace bar with views of the Arno. The rooms were big, the staff attentive and the champagne complimentary :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share your experience. We wish you a warm welcome back to Florence and Hotel degli Orafi!

Best 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
#20 Family Hotel in Florence
#29 Business Hotel in Florence
#29 Luxury Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $159 - $377 (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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