Hotel Degli Orafi
Hotel Degli Orafi is located next to the Uffizi Gallery, facing the famous Ponte Vecchio. This four star hotel is within short walking distance of everything. Including the whole historic area, shopping, restaurants and the Santa Maria Novella train station. This historic building is a former Augustine convent of the 13th century. Part of the hotel includes the ruins of an ancient medieval tower
Hotel degli Orafi features several different room sizes. They are elegant rooms with exposed wood-beam ceilings and carpeted floors. Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi connection. It also has air conditioning, telephone, mini bar and a safe. Beds are firm, yet comfortable and have crisp cotton sheets. The private bathrooms are clean and have marble counter tops. They provide you with a hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
The entire staff is extremely courteous and go out of their way to make you feel at home. They are very pleasant and speak English. They can provide you with some great restaurant recommendations and even call to make you a reservation. Upon request they will book museums or opera tickets. They can be very helpful with ticket and travel arrangements.
Breakfast is an American-style buffet served in a former ballroom. This beautiful room has some wonderful 19th-century frescoes and chandeliers. While sitting you can look out the expansive windows and enjoy the view of Arno River. The buffet has fresh cut fruit, eggs, bacon and smoked salmon. It also includes Italian meats and cheese, fresh breads and pastries and yogurt. There are also gluten free options if requested. The catering staff is attentive and willing to help.
The roof top bar is a hidden gem. The staff at the bar is very friendly. This charming bar offers some terrific views of the Duomo and Campanille. It’s a great place to wind down after a day of touring Florence. If you can try to be up there as the sunsets, it is breathtaking.
Do not miss the opportunity to treat yourself and stay at Hotel Degli Orafi. It would be an excellent experience to complement the beautiful city of Florence.
Tips: Front rooms have a magnificent view. The fourth floor offers a fabulous view of the Ponte Vecchio, the rolling hills and the Arno River. Getting there with a car is impossible. Call the front desk so they can assist you.