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“Small Luxury Hotel that delivers quiet excellence” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lungarno
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Borgo San Jacopo 14, 50125 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 459 hotels in Florence
New York, New York, United States
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“Small Luxury Hotel that delivers quiet excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We spent 3 nights there last month and had a wonderful room, on the 7th floor, which looked over the Arno River and gave us wonderful views. The bed, extra couch and sitting area are all facing the big windows which open to hear and see the sights of Florence. Well balanced and Ferragamo touches were everywhere, which when combined with the service and concierge that know how to please, are elements we love to have at our disposal. The sitting area and lounge are reminders of how small and thoughtful hotels keep their colors simple, people available, and service that always says yes. A must for a few days perfectly placed by the Ponte Vecchio bridge but without the noise and chaos.

Room Tip: Above the first floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Lungarno is a charming bootique hotel. Its location is perfect, just a few feet from the Ponte Vechio and directly on the Arno River. The rooms are comfortable. Ask for one with a river view. The service is excellent. 5 Stars+

Room Tip: Chose a river view room. Its worth the price differential.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We drove from Castelnouva Berandanga to Firenze...what a nice drive. I'm glad we did it..stopped along the way in a view villages such as Panzano and Greve..had lunch at a roadside restaurant with a fireplace. Driving into Florence was a bit nutty. In order to drop off our luggage, we had to pull to the side of the very narrow Via..the downfall to this hotel was there was no bellman to grab our bags. I stayed with the car while my husband made 3 trips to unload the car. If we were older ( I always think of my mother and father in these situations) it would have been a real problem! We thought right away "oh no, wrong hotel" Once we figured out how to drive across the bridge, drop off the car and walk back to the hotel, we were very happy. This is not as easy as it sounds because sometimes the one way streets randomly change direction in Firenze...depending on the day! The hotel staff was friendly. The bartenders were attentive. The hotel bar offers comfortable chairs, couches and beautiful view of the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio. Breakfast was included and the service and selection was very good. I was charged $80 Euro cash for the front desk to purchase 2 tix for Ufizzi museum. I was caught by surprise and paid. I wasn't informed of the increased rate for this service; felt a bit ripped off. Our room was called "sight and sound" right on the river with a balcony...really awesome! No fitness center.

Room Tip: "sight and sound"
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights while visiting our daughter. Lovely hotel! At check-in we got up-graded to a beautiful 2-level room with balcony. The decor, service and ammenities were all first class. When my hair dryer didn't work they promptly delivered a working one.

We did some last minute museum tours and the front desk were very helpful in coordinating them. We got charged double the price for the tickets but the convenience was worth it. Front desk personnel so very nice!

Breakfast buffet was nice. Even eggs which is sometime difficult to find! They gave us a discount of 21 euros/person instead of the regular 28 euros.

Only drawback fitness center was located at another property (5 minutes walk). Didn't bother going.

Would stay here in a heart-beat!

Room Tip: * A river view room is a must! If you book it ahead of time it is an extra 110 euros/night! We took...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Lungarno last year immensely, and a return trip was equally delightful. This Ferragamo property has all the subtle elements of a a great, small luxury hotel without any glitz. Lorenzo the wonderful concierge, remembered us, and all the front desk staff could not have been more helpful. The public rooms are stylish, comfortable and understated, a home away from home with wifi, lovely views, delicious coffee and well made cocktails. The peaceful guest rooms are not large, but are well appointed, with views of the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Arno. Heading to the right out of the hotel are neighborhood restaurants and a bit further down is the Santa Spiritu church and square, with relaxed outdoor dining. The location can't be beat. You can stroll easily to the Piazza Michaelangelo and the Boboli Gardens, and yet be at all the major sights on the other side of the river within a few minutes. It is quieter and more charming than its hip cousin, the Hotel Art, across river.

Room Tip: The river view rooms are a must.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

We were immediately upgraded upon arrival. The staff went above and beyond to make us happy. After dinner we went to the hotel bar. We were met by Daniele and Samuel who made us feel like family. Each night we looked forward to coming "home" and finding our friends at the bar. Sam and Daniele welcomed us every night. We cannot wait to return and see our friends. We will surely return to hotel lungarno, recommend to all of our friends and reunite with Sam and Daniele again soon. Exceptional customer service! A must!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

If location is your top priority, Lungarno is the place for you. A room with a view of the Ponte Vecchio is the perfect start to a stay in Florence, and the view comes without a lot of noise. However, the rooms are a little tired, the maid service can be unpredictable, and the climate control is a minor nightmare for a hotel of this calibre (and price). During the coldest spring in 100 years, we still had to sleep with our window open because the room was sweltering and the front desk told us that the air conditioning would not be switched on for another couple of months. And the bell staff are inattentive -- we had to get all of our bags from the taxi to the front door before anyone offered assistance. I'm very glad to have spent a few nights here, and the memories are special, but I would be unlikely to stay here again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Also Known As:
Lungarno Hotel Florence
Address: Borgo San Jacopo 14, 50125 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Florence
#10 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#20 Family Hotel in Florence
#39 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Lungarno 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your charming home away from home, a stone throw away from Ponte Vecchio. Florence and Tuscan hospitality are experienced at its finest in this splendid setting offering stunning views on the master works of the Renaissance.The exclusive and stylish Hotel Lungarno was designed by the Florentine architect Michele Bönan and invites you to spend magical days surrounded by luxury, glamorous art and culture. ... more   less 
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