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St. Regis or Lungarno?

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St. Regis or Lungarno?

Would like a hotel with a view of the river and are trying to decide on the St. Regis or Hotel Lungarno and would appreciate any input for those who are familiar with both hotels? Thanks!

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1. Re: St. Regis or Lungarno?

Both far too posh for the likes of me, but I don't think you can go wrong with either. Depends which side of the river you prefer to be on :)

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2. Re: St. Regis or Lungarno?

Bit too posh for me, too.

If the view will be the deciding factor, then I would choose the Lungarno, but that is just a personal choice. The reason is that, as far as I know, it is the only central hotel that doesn't have a road between it and the river, so not only would the river view rooms be quieter, but you would have an uninterrupted view of the Arno.

However, as Pericoloso says, you probably wouldn't go wrong either way.

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4. Re: St. Regis or Lungarno?

You can't go wrong either way ... it just depends upon how much more you feel like walking, as the St. Regis is one bridge down from the Lungarno's bridge.

They're both lovely properties (we know them both, well). Both offer splendid views of the Arno, and Lady B's advice re: road/river holds true for the Lungarno, as there ain't one. There is one between the St. Regis but, with their triple-glazed windows, we've never, ever heard a complaint from anyone who's ever stayed there.

Both have great ristos: just down the street from the Lungarno is their Borgo San Jacopo, helmed by Beatrice Segoni, who has a penchant for fish (a woman heading the kitchen is a true oddity in high-end restaurants in this part of the world, alas). The restaurant at the St. Regis has twinned for inspiration with Valeria Piccini (do please see previous aside; she's the genius in the kitchen at da Caino in the Maremma) ... hm ... sisters are doing it for themselves.

So: you have two great hotels equally placed for great sights, two great hotel restaurants (with other great ristos in the vicinity).

Our advice? Flip a coin, and let us know, please, who comes out on top.

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6. Re: St. Regis or Lungarno?

Lungarno Hotels and St Regis are both traditional beautiful high end accommodations with great views of the Arno. Hotel Lungarno has the iconic view of the famous Ponte Vecchio and being located on the Oltra-arno is minutes away from fantastic local wine bars, restaurants and artisanal workshops.

Lungarno Suites - situated on the opposite side of Lungarno Hotels is very modern although located in a fabulous small square where you can enjoy another perfect hotel from the Ferragamo group Gallery Art Hotels aperitif bar!

St Regis has that typical Starwood feel excellent service. The district is fantastic to wonder around and experience antiquity, home ware and vintage style on the Via Dei Fossi, just minutes away you can eat at typical rustic restaurants in the San Frediano District situated just minutes away over the Vespucci Bridge, Borgo Ognissanti offers local cafe's and interesting artisanal stores. You basically can not go wrong!!

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