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Hotel degli Orafi - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Lungarno Archibusieri 4 - Florence

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4-Star Hotel degli Orafi is housed in an ancient Florentine residence, situated between the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio. The complex still features historical parts, dating back to the 12th century, such as the Augustinian Fathers convent enclosure.

Inside the hotel, which has recently been carefully restored, marvellous frescoes and ceilings built and painted during the Florentine period, are to be seen and admired.

Wired/wireless internet access is available (surcharges apply) throughout the Hotel, and valet parking is available for a fee.
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Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 209 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel degli Orafi

A free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel degli Orafi

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Meeting Room
  • Business Center
  • Internet/Email services
  • Valet service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel degli Orafi is also known as

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9.4

Clean

10

Location

8.8

Quiet

9.0

Spacious

9.3

Service

Hotel degli Orafi reviews

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nice stay. Perfect location. Reasonable value for money considering it is very pricey in Florence. Beautiful breakfast room.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in a great location. Excellent stay with nothing to complain about. I only wish the hotel had a restaurant, as it would be nice to have a very convenient place to eat without having to go off in search of dining after a day's hard sightseeing.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

it´s a very good hotel and exceptional location.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Room, location, breakfast was very good. the only thing to crititizize is the cost of the garage indicated with 35 € per day, which is a lot. But we had to pay 40 € per day because our car was larger than average.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Location excellent. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Hotel very clean and beautifully appointed rooms, with public areas for relaxing. Dining/bar area beautiful. Breakfast delicious with large selection of food. Service pleasant and efficient.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Chile

Excellent location and staff. I would certainly choose again this Hotel. Free accsess to unternet should be available in the hotel locations including rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

A fantastic hotel in a great location at a reasonable price. First class !!!

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Excellent hotel, great location, great rooms, great price. Very clean and spacious.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Poland

Great location, very good breakfests, very competent and nice recepcionists. I recomend this hotel for families and single travelers as well.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This is an excellent hotel in a perfect position. The rooms in the tower seem to have been newly refurbished and there was a lot of space and the quality was high. But unfortunately the sound insulation between rooms seemed to be non existent and if you had noisy neighbours it was impossible to sleep.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

location perfect-- in between the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio! room surprisingly spacious. breakfast the best possible. nice extra touches like slippers and 4 bottles of fresh water every day. shower great pressure and all facilities worked perfectly. Asked for a room but got a suite (although no coffee maker a surprise). Internet expensive and not always available.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Our staying in Hotel Degli Orafi will remain in our memory for long time since it was simply perfect. The hotel location is excellent. The hotel staff professional but friendly and always ready to help providing very good information about touristic visit and excellent restaurant. The rooms and the hotel facilities are excellent, very clean, bar terrace has a wonderful view, the welcome cocktail is "a plus" highlky appreciated, the breakfast room simply wonderful and breakfat is excellent for variety and quality of food, personnel frindly and polite. Our staying in Florence at Degli Orafi will be one of our best trip.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a beautiful hotel, in a perfect location. The staff is attentive and helpful. As we were celebrating our anniversary, the hotel provided a lovely bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, which was quite welcome after a long day of traveling. The bathroom was large and pristine. We had a view of the Duomo. The buffet breakfast was excellent. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend to our friends and family.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Wonderful Hotel. I recommend it strongly. Very nice staff, excellent location right in the middle of Florence.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

This was our first time to stay here. The hotel is on the Arno between the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Location is perfect. Our room turned out to be more of an efficiency apartment than a standard hotel room. Plenty of room. Clean and comfortable. The breakfast is a substantial buffet served in a nicely styled long room. Staff was friendly and always willing to provide that extra Capuccino. Parking is available through a valet service for an extra fee. When driving, this is excellent. Overall, a wonderful stay.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

I received an upgrade to the best room in the hotel (room on the upper floor with spacious open-air terrace overlooking the river and the Golden Bridge. The upgrade was at no charge! 200% satisfaction with the hotel and the deal.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We have travelled extensively in Italy and were very pleased with all aspects of this hotel. Rooms were larger than most others, the staff was excellent and the location? What can we say. 200 feet to the Uffici or the Ponte Vecchio? Awesome. Wish the parking was a little less expensive but that's Florence and Rome.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Quite excellent, even better than we expected.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Ces quelques jours passés à Florence furent un pur régal. Un hôtel situé au coeur du centre historique (juste à côté du vieux pont), un petit déj. copieux, un service tout à fait correct dans ce bel hôtel malgré un personnel assez froid toutefois ...   Florence est à voir et à revoir. Des tas de restaurants aux alentours et des visites au coeur de l'art à n'en plus finir. On y reviendra!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hungary

The hotel is excellent located in the heart of Firenze just 3 minutes walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio. Meanwhile it is hard to navigate there by car due to one way streets. The staff is rather professional except the ladies serving the breakfast. In case you stay couple of days you better be prepared against mosquitos.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Czech Republic

Excellent service, location and facilities.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great hotel! Excellent location, just off the Ponte Vecchio bridge, on the river. The rooms were clean and the hotel quite new. The staff were friendly and helpful. It has a great roof top restaurant and bar with a view of the duomo. The breakfast room is beautiful with a wonderful Italian buffet. We asked for a room on the higher floors in case there was street noise. We would definitely stay again.

7.4 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A beautiful hotel with overall good service and a generally good stay. Superb location and building. Room was near to the 'library/office' which suffered from late night noise which was due to other guests rather than the hotel staff etc. Our room card stopped working on the last day for some strange reason which was a minor inconvenience but quickly rectified by the staff. Reception staff are thorough and friendly but slightly condescending.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Splendida accoglienza, il personale è molto gentile e qualificato. Ottima la colazione, con tutti prodotti di prima qualità.

7.9 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Very nice hotel, excellent location, staff very kind and competent. They gave us a warm welcome (free drink on the terrace) and a nice gift for Easter (chocolate egg and two T-shirts!). Corridors are clean, but very narrow and a bit suffocating. Public areas are elegant and quiet. The terrace is absolutely awsome (you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, the river, and the countryside in the long distance). An excellent breakfast is served in a huge room with frescoes on the ceiling. It is a nice hotel for a short-term holiday (2 or three days): after a bit you will get tired of tiny spaces. I recommend booking an executive double room or a suite, since the standard double is really too small even for one person.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Sweden

I think this hotel is an excellent choice for most travellers, maybe with the exception of a family with small children because of the very busy surroundings with traffic just outside the door (no noice though in the room we had). I could list everything that was fantastic, that would be a very long list.. So instead I mention the only one thing that was not perfect and that was the bed, it was too hard. If you can sleep on a hard bed, stay at this hotel, you will not regret it. it is excellent in every other aspect!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Delightful hotel. However, lower floors facing the river are noisy... Will stay again, but be more selective with the room location. Bathrooms are quite small but elegant.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

A four star that is actually a four star. Breakfast-best that we have ever had. The 5th floor bar/terrce is comfortabel and the best view in town. The room was large by European standards. The bath was great but the shower was small. Overall, the best hotel that we have found in Europe

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is now our new Florence hotel, and we have stayed at 4 Florence hotels, including a Ferragamo hotel. We will definitely return to the Hotel Degli Orafi. The rooms, public areas, service were all superb. The breakfast buffet was the best of all the hotels we've stayed at during our vacation. We would recommend this hotel to anyone. Great location, great value, great service, charming, great bathrooms, plumbing, shower, clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Un excellent établissement !! L'accueil est bon bien que le personnel ne parle pas beaucoup français. Les chambres sont agréables et d'une propreté irréprochable. Les parties communes de l'hôtel sont superbes ainsi que la salle de petit déjeuner. Un hôtel que je recommande sans réserve...

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Perfectly located within a few meters of the Uffizi. Public areas are plentiful and gorgeous. Excellent breakfast with fresh bread, fruits, meats, cheeses, and eggs. Can't imagine staying anywhere else.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

first time there. Nice hotel, kind personnel, very good quality of services except for the wireless connection and the availability of public computer (5 Euro/hour is ridiculously overpriced)

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotels location could not be better for taking daily walking tours of all of the wonderful sites that Florence has to offer. The staff provided useful information on local restaurants and arranged for museum tickets before our arrival. They were very courteous and provided all the help we could possibly have expected.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

very central location. our room overlooked the Arno and it was an overall excellent location. WE had a fabulous fruit basket placed in the room and the hotel packed us a breakfast on our last morning as we had to leave before 7.00am Only down side was - I wouldn't recommend eating in the hotel, but there are plenty of nice restaturant within easy walking distance

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

WE stayed here 2 x nights in early January 2009. The hotel rooms & bathrooms are quite large & nicely decorated & recently renovated. It was very quiet & warm. Its located about 4 doors from Ponte De Vecchio. Hotel has parking available @ $40 Euro per day. There is a great breakfast room , with murals on ceiling & brilliant breakfast with good selections & helpful staff. This was a good value hotel & I would recommend it strongly.

7.1 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

the hotel is an excellent base for visiting Florence. the staff was very helpful in helping you. The only little problem is that the room smelled of smoking.

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

great position 100 metres from Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about how to get around the city and further afield. They managed to get us a tour of the Vasari Corridor. Fiesole is a 30 minute bus ride and is worth the effort if you've time once the obvious Florence things are done

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location to cover the city on both sides of the river. Very nice breakfast room and good breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

What a lovely hotel in a perfect location! This hotel will exceed the expectations of experienced travelers. The standard room we chose was small but more than adequate. The welcome we received everywhere in the hotel was charming. The breakfast was generous and lovely, as was the room where we ate. We had a bit of a problem with billing that I noticed after our return. I sent an email and it was resolved within hours with apologies.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Lovely hotel with an excellent location. Coudn'thave asked for more!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The only problem was the noise from the construction at the Uffizi gallery next door, otherwise it was a very nice stay.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

hotel very good ,location fantastic was what we wanted we have had a busy summer so we wanted to watch the world go by from behind a glass of wine or coffee perfect going back next year if your around next oct and you see a couple of middle age people smileing all the time it will be us. we are back in our paradise so much to see and do and the restaurants on your doorstep beautiful.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Good location, good prices we had an excellent stay in Hotel degli orafi

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This was our first visit to the Degli Orafi and we stayed in a standard double room. We were initially disappointed with the view from the room window (overlooking a courtyard full of scaffolding, clearly undergoing renovation work). However this was the only thing we could find to 'criticise' the hotel and the lack of a 'room with a view' actually turned into a plus as the room was very quiet and away from the busy road at the front of the hotel. The room itself was spacious and spotlessly clean. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the public areas very inviting. The breakfast choice was excellent and the dining room was beautiful. We really appreciated the little 'details' such as a free glass of wine on the first evening and thick towelling bathrobes in the room to use during our stay. The location was excellent - right next to the Uffizi and a minute away from the Ponte Vecchio. We really enjoyed our time at the Degli Orafi and would stay there again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Reception staff exceedingly pleasant and helpful. Location near the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio excellent. For views of the Arno, need to be above the terzo piano.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Stayed here for three nights on our honeymoon. Received complimentary bottle of spumanti upon arrival. The location is excellent. The roof bar has views of the Arno and the duomo. Our room (302) had view over the Arno and Ponte Vecchio. Breakfast room brilliant as pictured. Hotel staff excellent although not particulary clued up about events in the city; calcio storico and opera etc... Wouldn't hesitate to stop here again. Great hotel worth the money.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The occasion was just a short early summer trip with my wife to a city I've wanted to visit for years. Excellent hotel, with excellent service. In particular, 2 bartenders - Massimo and, I think it was, Antonio (the tall dark one), looked after every need and were very personable people.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

Excellent breakfast, nice staff, nice view from the roof terrace on the Dome, Uffizi and the river Arno. Hopefully wireless internet access will be available in the future.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel is well located and very nice. The rooms were spacious and clean and smelled wonderful. I would definitely stay there again and recommend the hotel to others.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

I booked this hotel 5 days before our arriving and I am glad it was a good choice. the hotel is a member of the 'charming hotels of the world' and it is an answer to all the questions. I travel a lot and now there are 3 points to enjoy the hotel- good breakfast, compitent and attentive staff and sound proof roomes. Thsi hotel has all 3 points on the high level. Very good position- in front of the Ponte veccio and Uffizzi gallery, 2 min to the Piazza della signoria and 5 min to Duomo- by feet. exellent breakfast which includes black caviar :) and absolutely quiet rooms. We were 3 adult people and the room had a good size- the room, the bathroom. Very nice restaurant with view on the roof and prices are on the level of the town's cafes, which is rare in the hotel of this level in Italy. Staff is very friendly and attentive especially the roof restaurant team. I would definitely come back to this hotel.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Overall a nice hotel and a good 3 night stay. But the view out the window and the noise were not so agreeable. We looked out on a construction site (the Uffizi rebuild) and there was not much soundproofing from the breakfast area and surrounding rooms. For the money I'd probably try somewhere else next time.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Perfect location. Perfect treatment. Very quiet. Best breakfast in town. In the middle of everything. Just perfect. Even room is a good size, which is unusual for Europe.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I simpy cannot fault this hotel. Everything about our stay was perfect. I would most certainly stay there again and recommend it unreservedly.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at the degli Orafi during our honeymoon in November and had a wonderful stay. The hotel was placed in a great position to see Florence with the Ponte Vecchio less than 100m away and the Uffizi next door. From the hotels roof terrace bar you can see the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio and it’s a really romantic place to have a quiet drink before going out for the evening. Upon arrival we were greeted with congratulations by the concierge and upgraded to a two tier room with sofas, very large bathroom, upstairs bedroom etc and a bottle of champagne. A fantastic welcome! We had travelled from Rome to Florence and the city did not disappoint. The food and wine in Tuscany was so different and seemed to be up a notch. They really do appreciate dining and make a massive effort. The hotel booked us into a restaurant on our first night and the food was amazing even though we were sneered at for ordering white wine. The city is beautiful and you can easily spend the days in and out of the coffee bars sampling the pastries and hot chocolate before popping into one of the sights or doing some shopping. Everything is close and its worth taking a 30 min walk across the river and up the hill to get fantastic views. On our third day we went on a Chianti Classico wine tour that we had booked prior to departing on the net with Tuscan-wine-tours and had an amazing day with Rebecca the guide, We were the only ones on our group tour as we were out of season so had her all to ourselves and after a stop at a village about 50km out of Florence we were taken to a vineyard to sample their produce and learn about wine making and tasting. For lunch we were taken to a small family owned farm and had a fabulous 3 course homecooked meal in the kitchen next to a fire with 2 bottles of wine. It was one of the best days we have spent together and Rebecca was an amazing guide. We would recommend it to anyone.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Superb location - very close to the Ponte de Vicchio and the River Arnn. Very welcoming staff and excellent facilities.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We can't say enough good things about this hotel. Our room (304) was large and gorgeous!. It was very quiet (not facing the river) and had a tiny balcony that we could look out on and get a feel for the weather. Micheala, the concierge, was fabulous. We asked the impossible (passes to the Accademia and the Uffizi with one days notice on a Friday night and we were leaving on Tuesday) and she came through with bells on. The breakfast is sumptuously decadent and overlooks the Arno. The hotel is right next to the Ponte Vechio and the Uffizi. Great restaurant recommendations. The bed was a bit hard for us, but the linens made up for it. And the bathroom was huge and beautiful. And the two T shirts that were waiting on the bed when we checked in were great! An absolutely wonderful hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

This is pretty close to being my ideal hotel. The location is fantastic, the hotel is full of personality and character whilst also being smart and clean. It is my favourite size for a hotel, allowing the level of service to be careful and personal but still efficient and professional. We had two double executive rooms and a single, which were elegantly decorated and had superb bathrooms. We didn't use the rooftop bar as unfortunately it rained both evenings but it is a lovely feature. The breakfast was really first class with an exceptional choice. This is not the cheapest hotel in Florence but it is very good value for money in my view and I will definitely be staying here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Fabulous hotel in a remarkable location! We go to Florence every year and this is by fat our favorite hotel so far. We will return again and again! The views from the upstairs patio are unbelieveable. We sat there one afternoon, basking in the Tuscan sun, admiring the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio while sipping a reserva Chianti and snacking on a pizza margherita - what more could you want?

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our deluxe double was literally a small apartment which was wonderful for us and the best value we encountered. The standard rooms, we saw walking down the hall, looked like a typical european room, small with no style, definitely upgrade. The breakfast was the best by far of the 6 hotels we stayed in on our Italy vacation. Location could not have been better just steps from everything. I would definitely return here and recommend it to anyone. We had NO negatives to even write about.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

room 33 the bathroom was very small no place to set down your toiletsack only one little lavobo pressed between the showerbath and the wall . in showerbath was no soapdish to put down your soap and shampoo. the kitchen was very large, but we have 'n need it. the price of the room of our friends (102) was not so high but the room was more luxurious

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Cleanest rooms of any hotel I have ever stayed at, and I have traveled to over 100 countries. The location was perfect, 15 minute walking distance to everything anyone would want to see with only 2 days in Florence. We had apartment 51, and it was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with kitchen, and living room for the booked rate of a standard room 299 euros. Breakfast was great, everthing available, bacon & eggs, furit, meats & cheese, everything!!! This is the place to stay in this city.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a very nice hotel. The website driving directions were a bit vague and if we'd used them we would have had difficulty getting there as we drove up from Umbria. Front desk staff was at times a bit indifferent, but the overall staff was very friendly and helpful. We requested a room facing the river, it was a great room, but it was on the first floor so there was a lot of street noise. The rooftop bar and terrace is very nice and very reasonably priced. Overall, an excellent stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was the best hotel during our 3 week trip to Italy and Greece. It definitely beat out the 5 star Bernini-Bristol in Rome. The location is close to everything worth seeing in Florence. The only caution is if you're driving and need to leave your car at the hotel. The directions provided on the hotel site are not good enough, in fact may be misleading. The issue has to do with the one-way streets and pedestrian only streets. If you Googlemap or Mapquest their written directions are inaccurate. Looking at the Google map, cross the Arno, south to north, on the first bridge west of the Ponte Vecchio. Immediately at the end of the bridge turn right, east, it's one-way only, and go about 75 - 100 meters to a left turn into a "pedestrian only" alley way and the hotel entrance is immediately on your left. They will arrange for parking.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Hotel was well located. Room was clean, spacious and modern. We had a suite. Front desk staff was rude. They were curt with us the entire stay. Refused to call call us back to confirm that dinner reservations were made for example. Bell staff was pleasant.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We thought the Hotel was fabulous. We had a small apartment and it was wonderful. The breakfast room and buffet was excellent and the staff very attentive and helpful. The front desk was quite busy but efficient. They recommended excellent restaurants and it was a highlight. Being so close to the Uffizi we thought the location was excellent. This was the first time we had stayed here and I would definitely recommend this hotel and if I came back I would most definitely stay here again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Will stay here again. Staff was friendly, rooms were beautiful and location was excellent!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We booked a room for three ladies, we were upgraided to an apartment on our arrival. Fantastic, light, clean, and very spacious,The Hotel rooms are very quiet, and a pleasure to spend time in. The staff are friendly, and I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to Florence.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I stayed at the Degli Orafi in July when the crowds were at their peak and found the hotel to be an oasis of peace. Both the dining room for breakfast and the room at the top with views of the Duomo and the river were spectacular. Service was top notch. It isn't easy to please 3 professional women and the Orafi did.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • India

We had a great stay at this hotel. We had a double superior room which was lovely. Although, we could not see the river as the Vassari corridor blocked our view. If you want a river view, go higher than the 3rd floor. We went on the reviews written by others and it was everything they said, except for the hotel staff. While the hotel staff was definitely competent, and even helpful, I didn't see the 'warmth' and 'going out of their way' that some other guests mentioned, except for Giulio at the reception, who was great. And it was my 40th birthday, so there was opportunity for them to please us. Having said that, they were great on email, answering all my questions and even booking my Ufizzi tickets before I got there. They also had good restaurant recommendations.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely central hotel next to Ufizzi, overlooking the Ponte Vecchio and close to all the sites. The staff were very helpful,the room large, attractive, and comfortable, and the breakfast splendid. We would recommend this hotel unreservedly.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was the best hotel of our 20 days trip through Italy. The location is excellent, with the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizzi and all the restaurants and shops right around the corner. Everything is in walking distance. The room was of good size, comfortable, nicely furnished and very clean, and the air conditioning also worked well. The breakfast room is gorgeous and the food is outstanding, with great variety and excellent quality. The roof top bar has a great view, and all the public areas are very nice and well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful - every single person! We enjoyed our stay very much and will definitely go back to this hotel, which easily became our favorite, in one of our favorite cities. The T-shirts added a nice touch. Thank you!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel was perfectly located. The breakfast, included in the room rate, has a large selection with hot and cold items. We were there for 5 nights and they upgraded us to a great suite. The staff did a great job of recommending restaurants AND day trips.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

An weekend with my daughter to see Florence.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

For our 72 hour stay in Florence this hotel came quite close to be the perfect place. With so much to see in this wonderful Tuscan city we needed what Degli Orafi had to offer: Excelent breakfast to start the day with plenty of energy; a clean room to come back briefly during the day to freshen up and the tidiness of the bed chamber to rest well at night. The personel were always attentive and the price we paid for the executive double room was reasonable. In all, a place we would reccomend.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is an excellent Hotel.Great; location, service, nice people and excellent breakfast.We were very happy with this Hotel.We would stay there again without hesitation.

7.8 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a great hotel with a wonderful location. We could virtually walk to any place of interest in Florence. We loved the rooftop bar, and the front desk service was extremely helpful.

5.6 Ordinary
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

At all costs avoid being put in one of the apartments at the rear of the hotel-bleak,cold and very un-Florentine. The staff seemed unsurprised when I demanded to be moved to what I had booked, a double room for single use. This proved to be comfortable, if not particularly spacious. The location is excellent, the public areas attractive, the breakfast good, the terrace bar charming and the staff friendly, though the check-out staff seemed unable to deal with a chip and PIN card (surely no rarity now in Italy) in under half an hour, thus causing me almost to miss my train. I shall be looking elsewhere for accomodation on my next visit to Florence.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very quiet, despite being located in the center.Surely the best location to visit the town...

7.9 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent and well located hotel. BUT, the hotel was selected as the facilities shown include a hotel garage, and a garage space was requested at time of booking. There is no garage and my car was parked by a valet service at a public car park at great expense, something I only became aware of at the end of my stay. I have separately emailed Venere and Degli Ofari for the entry to be corrected.

7.8 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

It is a very pleasant hotel in a nice location. The rooms are somewhat small in comparision to U.S. standards. The breakfast is outstanding. There was an unpleasant odor for a few days in the rooms which was probably caused by the air condition. The staff did their their best to neutralize it, but it still created problems. However, this was the only problem.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

the hotel was very good,excellent position. we had an apartment in the tower which was very good.apart from the soundproofing in the bedrooms. we were trying to spot our neighbour with the cough!!!!!etc. found it rather difficult to locate the hotel if driving into Florence but hotel staff very helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I can't imagine a better place in a better location ! The staff were excellent; the best breakfast buffet I've ever seen in Europe. The cafe/bar on the 5th floor is excellent... fine food, fine wine and excellent views of the Arno and the Duomo/city.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

One of the best hotels with respect to location, cleanliness, appeal, etc we have ever stayed in during our 20 years of travel to Europe. Great value in the off season. Highly recommeded.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Croatia

Hotel is fantastic, especially in the time out of tourist seasons.

7.4 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Arriving by car takes some walking to investigate proper street to take. Valet car parking outstanding, at a price.

7.4 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel and its location were quite nice, but room (209) was to noisy. Some sort of serious soundproofing needs to be put in place. There's a lot of traffic on the road below (lungarno) at evrey our of the night.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

We were 'upgraded' to a tower apartment, which was spacious with a lovely rooftop outlook, but lacked the elegance of the rest of the hotel, and had a small bathroom. As we did not see the 'double de luxe' room we had booked, we don't know if we scored or not! But we felt it was value in relation to the facilities and excellent central location. Lovely public areas esp the rooftop bar and the elegant breakfast room with excellent breakfast buffet. Reception staff very friendly and helpful. And we liked the t-shirts!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We spent 3 fabulous days in Florence on our 13-day trip through Italy. The Degli Orafi was the best hotel of the entire trip. The room was great (it had a view of the Duomo). They served a wonderful breakfast. Their common rooms were beautiful (the breakfast room has frescos on the ceiling, the terrace bar has views of the Duomo). Barbara, at the front desk, was very helpful with reservations, recommendations, etc. I would go back in a heartbeat.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Venezuela

The Degli Orafi is an excellent Hotel. I highly recommend it. They have EVERYTHING you need. Rooms are great, spacious, beautiful..ours and our friends's had a complete kitchen and a living room area!. The location is the best in Florence. The Hotel is in the HEART of the town, right in between Ponteveccio and the Ufizzi Galery. You cannot get better than that!

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great location. Very comfortable, clean, quiet, and cool (AC important in Florence in the summer!). Very helpful staff. Only minor complaint was no internet access from room -- however, could use my wireless laptop in the Library, which was usually empty and quiet. Excellent value.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wonderful place in a great, central location. This was an extension of a previous booking. We liked the hotel so much we stayed on and would certainly return again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is the only hotel that I would give a 10 rating in every category. Our stay was outstanding in every way. The setting on the Arno on one side and the historic center of Florence on the other is beautiful. The facilities and amenities are exquisite. Best of all, I have never before experienced such an attentive and accomodating staff. They even went way beyond the norm of outstanbing service.

7.5 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The site did not mention anythign about the additonal 30 euros night for parking. No othe roption were available because we woudl have had to registered our car with the city. We go to Florence at 10:00 PM so would hav emade it very difficlut to do so. Also, for the type of room I reserved, I thought it would be a little bigger.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

This hotel was fantastic; the location, the staff, the room, the sweets on the pillow and the T-shirt, the breakfast and not to forget the terrace bar with a view to the river and the wellknown bridge ,Ponte Vecchio. We have travelled a lot, but this hotel is the best; a quiet little pearl with lots of history on the doorstep. We will definately be back, soon I hope.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Best Location, Best view, Best access, porfessional staff! I will return.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Serbia and Montenegro

Beautiful hotel right in the heart of Florence. The rooms and public areas are beautiful and nicely fitted out. We will definitely stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

We haven't a room with views but they compensate us with a very comfortable quiet apartment. And we must say: the breakfast is excelent.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is a real treasure; 30 seconds from the Uffizzi and the Ponte Vecchio with great views of the Arno and the centre of this wonderful city. I found the staff unfailingly polite and helpful. I stayed in the Orafi Tower apartments, which are modern and spacious. I will definitely stay there again when I return to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was spic-and-span clean. But you would expect that of this quality of a room. Very good beds and bedding--the most important thing....refined furnishings....unbeatable location. From the room we could walk 1/2 block to the "Gold Bridge" (Ponte Vecchio) and walk around the corner to the Ufizzi. By booking via Venere at a lower-than-published price, we may have been given one of the less desirable locations: Our room looked over the river BUT the tall, covered walkway (built many hundreds of years ago by the authorities to escape from the Palazzo Vecchioto the other side of the river) blocked our view. We were not in the room enough to care, however. On our trip, this the very best hotel.

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic vacation, Hotel degli Orafi offers 42 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with premium satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Duomo visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Minibars, complimentary bottled water and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel degli Orafi

By car
From the Firenze Sud exit of the A1 Motorway:
Follow signs toward Viale Europa and Viale Giannotti. At Piazza Ravenna, go right onto Lungarno Ferrucci. Head past Piazza Ferrucci onto Lungarno Torrigiani then make a right, passing in front of Palazzo Pitti (Pitti Palace). Turn right at the end of the street into Via Maggio and continue to the Ponte Santa Trinita Bridge. Go right onto Lungarno Accaiuoli and past Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). The hotel is located on the left after several metres, on the corner of Via Dè Georgofili.

From Florence Airport/the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 Motorway:
Head towards Porta al Prato, then towards Lungarno Vespucci. Upon reaching the Arno River, cross Ponte alla Carraia Bridge, turn right then cross Ponte Santa Trinita Bridge. Go right on Lungarno Accaiuoli. The hotel is located on the left several metres after Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), on the corner of Via Dè Georgofili.

By train
The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Santa Maria Novella central station.

By airplane
Florence airport is a 15 minute car ride from the hotel.

Distances from Hotel degli Orafi

Vasari Corridor - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Ponte Vecchio - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Galileo Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Uffizi Gallery - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Vecchio - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Florence Fountain of Neptune - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Signoria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of Santa Felicita - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gucci Museum - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Davanzati Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Orsanmichele - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel degli Orafi is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.7 km / 3.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel degli Orafi

  • Valet service