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Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

4 stars
Lungarno Archibusieri, 4, Florence, 50121
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
30 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 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
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)

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

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Hotel Map

43.7681 11.2546
Area served
Florence.
Nearby airports
Florence International Airport.
Area description
Florence.

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 (30)

Ratings and reviews for Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 30
Amenities:
4.7
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
5
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, OH
Jul 20, 2011

Great Hotel on Arno!

The hotel is beautiful and well-located and we had a gorgeous room on the arno, big, spacious, well-appointed with bathrobes etc. There is beautiful roof deck bar with great views too, and the front desk was always wonderful and helpful. Two cons: 1. They charge for internet! That's a ripoff. 2. Breakfast was disappointing. Room was hot and noisy and service is slow -- coffee doesn't come till you are done eating, frequently they are out of eggs or glasses. Need more staff. Otherwise, fabulous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We should have gotten a Florence Card but didn't know about it in time. It costs 50 euro for 3 days and lets you in to all museums without a reservation and also busfare. If you are going to a lot of museums, as we did, it is well worth it.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Cleveland, OH
Jul 20, 2011

Great Hotel on Arno!

The hotel is beautiful and well-located and we had a gorgeous room on the arno, big, spacious, well-appointed with bathrobes etc. There is beautiful roof deck bar with great views too, and the front desk was always wonderful and helpful. Two cons: 1. They charge for internet! That's a ripoff. 2. Breakfast was disappointing. Room was hot and noisy and service is slow -- coffee doesn't come till you are done eating, frequently they are out of eggs or glasses. Need more staff. Otherwise, fabulous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We should have gotten a Florence Card but didn't know about it in time. It costs 50 euro for 3 days and lets you in to all museums without a reservation and also busfare. If you are going to a lot of museums, as we did, it is well worth it.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 25, 2011

Smelly

The Degli Orafi location was as advertised - picture perfect. It is adjacent to the Uffizi Museum and on the same block as the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The breakfast area was very elegant with two particular tables looking out over the Arno River. The terrace of the 5th floor bar had magnificent views at each end. The hotel was very clean and service throughout was perfect. I booked an Executive Suite (room 54) to assure room to move about and found it to be spacious with two levels. (note that if you are not interested in climbing about 15 steps to the bedroom or bathroom, chose a standard hotel room) Though none of the windows provided a view, (bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/dining/sitting areas opened to a public shaft) they allowed in plenty of light. They also let in unbearable smells. There is a pronounced odor of sewage or dead animals in several hotel areas and so much so on the 1st floor of my suite that it was uninhabitable for long periods. When hotel staff took the elevator to the basement floor for supplies, the elevator brought the dead smell up with it and so it also became uninhabitable. The upper suite level with a large bedroom, walk-in closet, and toilet has its own unique and very pronounced smell - that of fried food. A glance out the window showed why - a restaurant cooking vent was just a few feet away. After complaining to management about the smells on each level, I returned to my room 9 hours later to find a portable, battery-powered air freshener placed in the bedroom. The bedroom walls separating suites are not well insulated and neighboring conversations and other noises are clearly heard. This will be an issue if you are a light sleeper. The bottom line is that if you have no issue with offensive odors, the hotel location and staff make it a great choice. On the other hand, if you are sensitive to the smell of sewage, dead animals, or fried food, you'll want to seek an alternate hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Ponte Vecchio Trattoria just a few steps to the left of the hotel (opposite the Uffize Gallery) on the same street that has really good food. ALso, there is a wine bar directly across the street from the Pitti Palace that serves dinner when the cook arrives and her homemade pasta is to die for. The local wine selections by the glass or bottle are excellent.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 25, 2011

Smelly

The Degli Orafi location was as advertised - picture perfect. It is adjacent to the Uffizi Museum and on the same block as the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The breakfast area was very elegant with two particular tables looking out over the Arno River. The terrace of the 5th floor bar had magnificent views at each end. The hotel was very clean and service throughout was perfect. I booked an Executive Suite (room 54) to assure room to move about and found it to be spacious with two levels. (note that if you are not interested in climbing about 15 steps to the bedroom or bathroom, chose a standard hotel room) Though none of the windows provided a view, (bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/dining/sitting areas opened to a public shaft) they allowed in plenty of light. They also let in unbearable smells. There is a pronounced odor of sewage or dead animals in several hotel areas and so much so on the 1st floor of my suite that it was uninhabitable for long periods. When hotel staff took the elevator to the basement floor for supplies, the elevator brought the dead smell up with it and so it also became uninhabitable. The upper suite level with a large bedroom, walk-in closet, and toilet has its own unique and very pronounced smell - that of fried food. A glance out the window showed why - a restaurant cooking vent was just a few feet away. After complaining to management about the smells on each level, I returned to my room 9 hours later to find a portable, battery-powered air freshener placed in the bedroom. The bedroom walls separating suites are not well insulated and neighboring conversations and other noises are clearly heard. This will be an issue if you are a light sleeper. The bottom line is that if you have no issue with offensive odors, the hotel location and staff make it a great choice. On the other hand, if you are sensitive to the smell of sewage, dead animals, or fried food, you'll want to seek an alternate hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Ponte Vecchio Trattoria just a few steps to the left of the hotel (opposite the Uffize Gallery) on the same street that has really good food. ALso, there is a wine bar directly across the street from the Pitti Palace that serves dinner when the cook arrives and her homemade pasta is to die for. The local wine selections by the glass or bottle are excellent.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lake Bluff, Illinois
May 9, 2009

Hotel Degli Orafi

This was our second stay at the Orafi and it is one of our favorites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lake Bluff, Illinois
May 9, 2009

Hotel Degli Orafi

This was our second stay at the Orafi and it is one of our favorites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Collierville
Aug 30, 2008

Wonderful location

The two-story apartment style room we were assigned was comfortable and roomy. It would have been wonderful for a longer stay. We were there just one night. It included a kitchenette and sitting room. The location in the heart of Florence was perfect, right next to the Uffizi on Ponte Vecchio. The breakfast room was beautiful and the meal sumptious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The bridge crossing the Arno, a block away, houses many fine jewelry and ceramic shops and affords a beautiful view of the Arno and downtown Florence.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Collierville
Aug 30, 2008

Wonderful location

The two-story apartment style room we were assigned was comfortable and roomy. It would have been wonderful for a longer stay. We were there just one night. It included a kitchenette and sitting room. The location in the heart of Florence was perfect, right next to the Uffizi on Ponte Vecchio. The breakfast room was beautiful and the meal sumptious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The bridge crossing the Arno, a block away, houses many fine jewelry and ceramic shops and affords a beautiful view of the Arno and downtown Florence.

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Degli Orafi Hotel Florence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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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