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Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

4 stars
Lungarno Archibusieri, 4, Florence, 50121
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
15 reviews
Great place

Wonderful place, great location, can't get any closer to Ponte Vecchio. The room was a loft type... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Apr 15, 2011
Great hotel in the center of Florence

The Hotel degli Orafi was a perfect hotel for a vacationer in Florence. Located between the Ponte... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • May 5, 2010
Oscar-winning setting in an ancient Florentine building
The elegant Degli Orafi Hotel Florence, the setting for "A Room with a View," is a renowned four-star property housed in an ancient (13th Century) Florentine building. A polished, professional staff assures everyone's stay is productive and first-rate. Guests are encouraged to savor a celebrated Chianti vintage and beautiful city views from the rooftop terrace. The hotel boasts a superb location in the city center along the river, just steps from Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery.
Highlights
  • The setting for James Ivory's film "A Room with a View"
  • Situated in a 13th century building
  • Prime location steps from Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery
Rooms

Rooms at the Degli Orafi Hotel Florence are spacious and elegant and richly furnished with period pieces and modern conveniences. Bathrooms are richly adorned in marble, with many rooms offering two sinks. All rooms (classic, executive, and junior suites) include air conditioning, a direct dial phone, mini-bar, satellite TV, and a safe. For those willing to splurge, request the celebrated "Room with a View," the room where James Ivory shot memorable scenes from his 1985 Oscar-winning film, and which offers a coveted view over the Ponte Vecchio.

Features

Perhaps the only Florence hotel that served as the setting for a film that won an Oscar ("A Room with a View") for best set design, the Degli Orafi Hotel Florence is a four-star luxury property situated in a 13th century Florentine building.

Overlooking the River Arno and steps away from the Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, it is a privileged starting point for exploring all of Florence's treasures, yet a welcome retreat and local destination in its own right.

Rooms are spacious and elegant and furnished with the finest period pieces, yet teeming with the amenities of the modern day.

A sumptuous buffet breakfast is served in a grand ballroom that overlooks the Arno River, while a rooftop terrace bar is the ideal setting to savor a delicious Chianti wine.

A richly appointed library is the perfect place to relax with a good book or perhaps catch up on correspondence at a computer workstation.

Transportation
  • Florence Airport (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Santa Maria Novella train station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
Attractions
  • Piazza del Duomo (0.5 mi/900 m)
  • Galleria degli Uffizi (436 ft/130 m)
  • Ponte Vecchio (380 ft/110 m)

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Degli Orafi Hotel Florence Rooms

Standard Double Room
This room offers one king/ one twin beds including air conditioning, alarm clock, color TV, ensuite/ private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, mini bar, non smoking rooms, safe in room and telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.1 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.1 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.3 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.3 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.4 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Corridoio Vasariano: 0 mi
  • Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi): 0.1 mi
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science: 0.1 mi
  • Pitti Palace: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza della Signoria: 0.2 mi
  • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati: 0.2 mi
  • Piazza della Repubblica: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria Novela Basilica: 0.3 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Nazionale del Bargello (Bargello Museum): 0.3 mi
  • Palazzo Vecchio: 0.3 mi
  • Boboli Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto): 0.4 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore: 0.4 mi
  • Duomo Museum (Museo dell'Opera del Duomo): 0.4 mi
  • Laurentian Library (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana): 0.5 mi
  • Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee): 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Church of Santa Maria Novella: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Novella Train station: 0.6 mi
  • Piazzale Michelangelo: 0.6 mi
  • Mercato Centrale: 0.6 mi
  • Cimitero Delle Porte Sante: 0.6 mi
  • Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico: 0.6 mi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia: 0.7 mi
  • Museo di San Marco: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Croce: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: 0.8 mi
  • Basilica Of San Lorenzo: 0.9 mi
  • Piazza San Marco: 0.9 mi
  • Giardino Corsi: 1.1 mi
  • Giardino Della Gherardesca: 1.1 mi
  • Artemio Franchi Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • Museo Stibbert: 2 mi
  • Fiesole: 3.4 mi
  • Baptistry (Battistero): 43 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
5
Value:
4.3

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 5, 2008

Great Location

This was a very nice hotel. It is on the rivers edge and a very friendly hotel. It has a beautiful top floor dining area and bar/lounge. Breakfast was incredible. The hotel room is a bit small but we didn't spend much time in our room so it was fine. Bathroom was a good size except for the shower, a bit small but not unbearable. My husband and I loved that it was centrally located but not in the center of town so it was quiet at night and easy to get to and from during the day while we walked the city of Florence. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy to walk to and from hotel to site see, eat and shop the local markets and stores.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 20, 2007

Great Location

The stay here was probably the best one in my entire trip. The hotel staff was very helpful, answering any questions we had. The location was very good too, by the River Arno and almost in the center of town. The hotel also had a room to use the internet, and great breakfast in the morning. I would highly recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

All shopping was nearby.

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Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 20, 2007

A newly renovated place to stay in an old city

Hotel Degli Orafi was fabulous!!!! The rooms are so new and the bathroom was so clean. I stayed in a double, a single, and even rented out one of there luxury apartments...which were amazing and affordable. They provided a fuzzy bathrobe with slippers and there were flatscreen tvs in the room. I would definelty recommend to stay in any of the rooms at this hotel but it's worth to stay in one their luxury apartments! The staff was awesome and speak English, too. They called a cab for me which arrived in less than five minutes when I needed to go to the airport or train station. The terrace has a beautiful setting...I don't think you could get an affordable hotel with a terrace like Hotel Degli Orafi in Florence. You could relax, have a drink, and enjoy the view. You couldn't ask for a better location to Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Signoria. I am defintely going stay here on my next visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

It's one block away from the street that connects Ponte Vecchio and the Duomo...the popular road to stroll down.

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Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jul 7, 2007

Luxury style hotel at reasonable price

Rooms were very nice, hotel service was friendly and accomodating, and breakfast (included) was excellent. Great location near the Ufizi and other Florence must see's. All members of our party were pleasantly surprised by the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Jun 22, 2007

Excellent hotel

The Hotel Degli Orafi was a wonderful air-conditioned oasis, especially given the 100+ temp outside. Excellent location on the Arno and close to the Ponte Vecchio, next door to the Uffizi and the other famous sites. Excellent buffet breakfast. Knowledgeable and pleasant staff, all with good English skills. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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