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Hotel degli Orafi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Awesome hotel. Great location. Big room for Europe. Staff was helpful. Highly recommend!

The good point was the location and it was one of the cheaper ones around in th area. The bad points were the breakfast was subpar, the bathroom was small with a strange layout, the bathroom smelled of mildew, and the tv channels kept on turning on and off. Cost performance wise it was ok. But I expected a lot more from a 4 star hotel.

The Degli is in a great location right around the corner from the Palazzo Vecchio .... room is large, clean, well appointed .... we learned that in all European cities you can have some street noise to the rooms especially early in the morning but we managed. The staff was great .... Francisco at the front desk was especially good in providing superb dinner recommendations and continuing to impress us each night. Daily breakfast was extensive and most enjoyable.

I stayed for three days of leisure travel prior to a business meeting. Very impressed with the property...incredible location on the Arno river and right next to the Uffizzi Gallery and a block away from Ponte Vecchio. The staff was friendly and helpful, they upgraded me to a suite even though I'd only paid for a single room. They said they try to do that if they have rooms available. Will definitely return again...a little gem.

Nice hotel. Had a huge bed and a view of the river and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Florence is such a beautiful city and this hotel is a great jumping off point. Nice bar on the top floor with beautiful views and lots of good restaurants near by. I would stay here again.

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!

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.

Wonderful place, great location, can't get any closer to Ponte Vecchio. The room was a loft type that had plenty of open space and large bed. Great bathroom but the shower wasn't my favorite, but a good shower is hard to find in Italy anyways.

It was located in a very convenient spot to the Arno River and basically next door to the Uffizi Gallery. Never felt that we were in the middle of it all. The staff made great recommendations for restaurants. one out of two were excellent. The staff also made reservations at the galleries. The breakfast room was beautiful and the food great. As was the rooftop terrace bar.

The Hotel degli Orafi was a perfect hotel for a vacationer in Florence. Located between the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, the hotel is an easy walk to all of the major sites in the City. I recently stayed there with my elderly mother and found the staff to be very accommodating and helpful. As foodies, we were very interested in restaurant recommendations (especially since the hotel does not have a restaurant itself, only a breakfast area), and every one of the suggestions that we received from the staff was perfect. In addition, the staff noticed during check-in that my mother was celebrating a significant birthday during our stay and sent up a complementary bottle of sparkling wine. The buffet breakfast was quite large by European standards and included items that would appeal to anyone. We were upgraded to a suite upon our arrival and found the rooms to be clean, quiet and comfortable. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone who travels to Florence and would not hesitate to stay there again.

The hotel was in a perfect location! Beautiful view. The public areas were nicer than the rooms. The furniture slipcovers and bed covers are worn and aged, really need new ones. The size of the jr suite and its bathroom was very nice for a long stay. The daily breakfast was tasty and had a nice variety of items. Free mineral water from the mini bar was nice also. We had an issue with our bathroom, it did not drain at all, the water was above my ankles after a quick shower. How housekeeping did not notice this when cleaning, I do not know. We asked for it to be fixed on Sunday, then again on Monday. It was fixed on Monday but then a strong sewer smell filled our bathroom and drifted into the room for the remaining days. Also no free internet even on the hotel computer in the library area. 5 Euros for a half hour! Not sure if I would stay there again. I think they could do a better job for the price. Location is very important but doesn't always make up for lack of other amenities.

The location was the best. Having not been to Florence before, randomly picking a hotel was a bit of a gamble. But I was pleasantly surprised!

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

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.

The Degli Orafi is right on the Arno River next to the Ponte Vecchio. Great central location. The staff was teriffic. We got upgraded to suites for our 2 rooms. There is a wonderful rooftop bar with views of the river on one side and views of the city on the other. I have nothing negative to say.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Lungarno Archibusieri 4 Florence FI

Located in Duomo, Hotel degli Orafi is next to popular attractions like Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 42 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Florence and also a short walk from Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 42 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones and desks are also standard.

Rooms


Guests of Hotel degli Orafi enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for EUR 32/37 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a 24-hour business center, a library, and express check-in.

Property features

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

King 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Executive Double Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Hotel degli Orafi

Everyone (2) Business (1) Couples (7) Family (7) Friends (1) Other (2)
4

visit to florence

Everyone

Awesome hotel. Great location. Big room for Europe. Staff was helpful. Highly recommend!

By on May 4, 2017

2

good cost performance but not a true 4 star

Everyone

The good point was the location and it was one of the cheaper ones around in th area. The bad points were the breakfast was subpar, the bathroom was small with a strange layout, the bathroom smelled of mildew, and the tv channels kept on turning on and off. Cost performance wise it was ok. But I expected a lot more from a 4 star hotel.

By on Mar 22, 2017

5

awesome visit

Families

The Degli is in a great location right around the corner from the Palazzo Vecchio .... room is large, clean, well appointed .... we learned that in all European cities you can have some street noise to the rooms especially early in the morning but we managed. The staff was great .... Francisco at the front desk was especially good in providing superb dinner recommendations and continuing to impress us each night. Daily breakfast was extensive and most enjoyable.

By on Nov 20, 2015

5

excellent experience!

BusinessTravelers

I stayed for three days of leisure travel prior to a business meeting. Very impressed with the property...incredible location on the Arno river and right next to the Uffizzi Gallery and a block away from Ponte Vecchio. The staff was friendly and helpful, they upgraded me to a suite even though I'd only paid for a single room. They said they try to do that if they have rooms available. Will definitely return again...a little gem.

By on Nov 15, 2015

5

family trip at christmas.

Families

Nice hotel. Had a huge bed and a view of the river and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Florence is such a beautiful city and this hotel is a great jumping off point. Nice bar on the top floor with beautiful views and lots of good restaurants near by. I would stay here again.

By on Apr 23, 2015

4

great hotel on arno!

Couples

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!

By on Jul 20, 2011

1

smelly

Couples

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.

By on Apr 25, 2011

5

great place

GetawayWithFriends

Wonderful place, great location, can't get any closer to Ponte Vecchio. The room was a loft type that had plenty of open space and large bed. Great bathroom but the shower wasn't my favorite, but a good shower is hard to find in Italy anyways.

By on Apr 15, 2011

4

"beautiful common rooms and fab location

Families

It was located in a very convenient spot to the Arno River and basically next door to the Uffizi Gallery. Never felt that we were in the middle of it all. The staff made great recommendations for restaurants. one out of two were excellent. The staff also made reservations at the galleries. The breakfast room was beautiful and the food great. As was the rooftop terrace bar.

By on Jun 14, 2010

5

great hotel in the center of florence

Families

The Hotel degli Orafi was a perfect hotel for a vacationer in Florence. Located between the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, the hotel is an easy walk to all of the major sites in the City. I recently stayed there with my elderly mother and found the staff to be very accommodating and helpful. As foodies, we were very interested in restaurant recommendations (especially since the hotel does not have a restaurant itself, only a breakfast area), and every one of the suggestions that we received from the staff was perfect. In addition, the staff noticed during check-in that my mother was celebrating a significant birthday during our stay and sent up a complementary bottle of sparkling wine. The buffet breakfast was quite large by European standards and included items that would appeal to anyone. We were upgraded to a suite upon our arrival and found the rooms to be clean, quiet and comfortable. I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone who travels to Florence and would not hesitate to stay there again.

By on May 5, 2010