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“Perfect Romantic Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Degli Orafi
Ranked #28 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect Romantic Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

This was a perfect little hotel for my fiance and I to spend our engagement trip. It was small, with very few children present (I saw one the entire 5 night period). It is located right on the Arno river next to the Ponte Vecchio and has excellent view of the river. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast buffet spoiled us with selections of pastries, italian bacon, eggs, fish, meats, cheeses, basically anything you could want for a breakfast was there.

Room Tip: Request a room with a view of the Arno, but you might have to pay a bit more for this.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank C_Snead
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments about your recent stay and congratulations to your engagement!
I am so happy you chose us for your special vacation in Florence and that you had a wonderful, romantic and memorable stay with us.

We hope to see you again, hopefully for your honeymoon!
Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

My husband booked this hotel because it was where they filmed one of my favourite films 'Room with a view'. However, I think I was as disappointed with my room (102) as Lucy Honeychurch. Our view from a first floor bedroom was blocked by the arcade which lines the Arno so you only get a partial view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. When we arrived , the room was freezing because of the air conditioning. We had to ask them to turn it off three times before the room came up to a decent temperature. The room was quite noisy at night especially on Saturday night as people walk past it along the Arno. The reason I didn't sleep well though is that the mattress was really hard; it was like sleeping on wooden boards and quite uncomfortable after a tiring day walking around the city. On the positive side, there was a good choice at the breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs and bacon or cold hams and cheese, cereals, pastries , yoghurt and fruit. There is also a roof terrace where you can have a drink and admire a better view over Florence.

Room Tip: I would advise future clients to ask for a room overlooking the cathedral side which will be quieter...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Hatsue78
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 30 May 2013
Dear Guest,

We thank you for the time you took to write this review.
We are sorry you didn't appreciate our Junior Suite with Arno view. The room booked was located on the 1st floor and yes you can perfectly see the Ponte vecchio bridge but obviously a higher floor view might be more spectacular for some. We would have been very happy to book you a room on a upper floor at your request. The Arcade, I know might be a bit disappointing for some but as mentioned before a very important landmark for Florence called The Vasarian Corridor.
We are perfectly aware of the fact that we are in the city centre, close to all important sights, restaurants, meeting points and therefore cannot hide with the fact that some nights could be more noisy than others, as in any big touristic city.
Regarding the mattress, we inform you that we could have given you a mattress cover to soften it a bit. Our firmer mattresses have been chosen with care due to the major health benefits!
However I am very glad you enjoyed our American buffet breakfast and had the time to relax and admire the views from our fantastic Roof terrace bar!

We look forward to welcoming you again,
Warm regards
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Situated by the river, between the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi this hotel is located in a perfect position for walking to all the sights of Florence. I was particularly pleased that it was very near to the Museo Galileo.
The staff are very friendly and polite and our room was a good size with a beautiful bathroom. The bar has an outside terrace with views across the roof tops towards the Duomo. At night when the dome and towers are all lit up its a lovely place to sit and relax. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and the hotel recommendations are good too.
We stayed here for three nights at the start of a nine day holiday in Tuscany and it was a perfect start to a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind words and 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.

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I have just got back from an amazing holiday in Florence! I stayed at the Hotel Degli Orafi which I thought was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in and which truly deserves its 4 star rating!
The hotel is family run and attention to detail is faultless. On arrival we were presented with an invitation for a free welcome drink in there terrace bar on the 5th floor which has amazing views!
And in my room was a gift of a night shirt - something I have never received from a hotel.
The location was very close to everything and what made it even more special, i found out the movie "A room with a view was filmed there" perfect!!

Room Tip: Simply ask for a room with a view!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JulesK20012
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you for your amazing review of our hotel!
The hotel was indeed the setting for James Ivory’s film “A Room with a View” and hosts the beautiful room with a marvellous terrace overlooking the Arno river and Ponte Vecchio bridge.
Unique in its history, Florentine design, views and location the hotel is a perfect starting point for a comfortable and attractive stay.
I am so glad you appreciated our care and attention with the welcome drink and free gift!
After a long day travelling what could be better than a cool drink on our Roof top bar and then change into a comfy T-shirt.
Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in a not too distant future!

Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

Stayed here on our first stop in Italy and not to sure what to expect from European hotels, what a wonderful surprise. Beautiful hotel, rooms were generous in size and comfortable, staff was friendly and knowledable,and this had the BEST breakfast of any place we stayed in Italy! Location is very good for walking to all the great sites. Roof top lounge with great view of Duomo was a wonderful place for a pre-dinner drink. Loved this place!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Caligirl311
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HDO, Direttore at Hotel Degli Orafi, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel!
I am so glad you enjoyed our delicous American buffet breakfast and that you found our hotel friendly and accomodating.

We will be waiting for you in Florence for your next trip to Italy!
Warm regards,
Rossella Nelli
Managing Director
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Property: Hotel Degli Orafi
Address: Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Region: 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
#23 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#29 Business Hotel in Florence
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,126 - ₹ 23,872
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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