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Few cities can rival Florence...
Few cities can rival Florence as the cultural capital of the world; it is the intellectual centre of literature, art, architecture, and learning; a magnificent monument to the Renaissance. Astride the Arno that runs through the heart of the city, is the world-famous Ponte Vecchio. Standing on the south bank nearby and overlooking The Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo and the Florentine campaniles, is the Hotel Lungarno where your own ‘Room with a view’ surpasses all others in the city.
In the recently inaugurated ‘Ristorante Lungarno’ the enchantment continues as you dine on fresh seafood and local cuisine whilst gazing at the city’s reflected glories in the Arno’s waters. The hotel has been famous for many years for its great character and tremendous hospitality.
A palace in miniature awaits your pleasure.
10 km from the international airport in the centre of Florence
Lungarno degli archibuseri, 4 (between Pontevecchio & Uffizi Gallery). FLORENCE, 50122.
Te.: 055 485314. Fax: 055 485326
Besides its wonderful location, this hotel is filled with character and history. Originally, the building was a stable for the Medici horses. More recently it was the scenery for one of the most famous movies located in Florence: A room with a view. The wooden floors and original furniture make it unforgettabble. Ask for the penthouse rooms: they have a wonderful terrace where you can have breakfast looking at Pontevecchio!!
Double room: ITL 280 ,000
Family run, center of Florence
My wife and I stayed for four nights at the Alessandra Hotel in a river view room with a refrigerator. The lack of some modern facilities such as coffee maker in the room are compensated by service-oriented staff (they brewed us a cup of coffee). The staff of this family-run hotel were concierge-explainers who were eager to help us enjoy our stay in Florence and who followed up to see if we were satisfied. Andrea, the manager, corresponded with us by e-mail to help arrange activities. We joined an evening cooking class on the other side of the Arno that was arranged by the hotel, and the staff made sure we went to the right place at the right time.Each room is individual. The buffet breakfast, included in the price of the room, includes standard continental breakfast fare. We would recommend the hotel to anyone who is looking for a reasonable price for a very central location and excellent service. In addition to a reasonable Internet price, it has two outstanding characteristics: friendliness and location. Location: The Alessandra really is in the middle of historical Florence. Yes, there is the Uffizi, but as I left the front door of the Alessandra, I thought often of the lines from the aria, “O Mio Babbino Caro,” from Gianni Schicchi that was supposed to have taken place in the high/late Middle Ages, Lauretta begs her father for permission to marry, “I plan to go to Porta Rossa (leave the Alessandra, turn right and take the second alley to your left to the Mercato Nuovo market on Via Porta Rossa) to buy the ring. And if you refuse, I would go to the Ponte Vecchio (Leave the Alessandra, turn right, and right again at the first large street) and throw myself in the Arno (if you are staying in room 21, open the shuttered window and see the Arno, pristine and empty except for an occasional rower).” Directly across the river is the expensive Lungarno Hotel on Via San Jacopo, built up against one of the small-windowed house-towers that survived after 85 Florentine house-towers were demolished in 1260. Before all towers were reduced to 29 meters in height, Medieval Florence must have resembled a miniature Manhattan, as did San Gimignano which once had about 72 tower-houses, and now is a major attraction and UNESCO Heritage site because all of 16 tall towers still stand. Most surviving Florentine house-towers (no higher than nearby buildings) are around the Alessandra on Via Porta Rossa, SS Apostoli, and Via San Jacopo. For shoppers, the hotel is also close to stores such as Zara and H&M, and a 10 minute walk to the famous San Lorenzo market.
lungarno,. stay. enjoy
this hotel is fantastic in every sense. super beds and linens, great baths and showers in a terrific location and a great place to meet friends, also internet access in the lounge if you bring your lap top. meal suggestions always good and pleasant staff at any hour. how anyone could not enjoy this hotel for any reason is a total mystery. spend the money and get an arno view room.
My husband and i stayed at Hotel Lungarno for 3 nights and we found this hotel to be a great find.
It is located a short walk from the shops and restaurants.
We booked a suite room and were pleasantly surprised by the size and the decor was lovely throughout the hotel not just our room. We had a huge balcony (although we did not use it due to it being too cold) which would have been perfect for breakfast with views over the river.
The staff were freindly and efficient, the bar excellent and i can say the restaurant was one of the best meals we have had and we travel frequently and have sampled food all over the world.
I would recommend this hotel as a great place to stay in Florence.
Great Service and Location
Enjoyed a fabulous 4 day stay at the Hotel Lungarno in December, 2005. Very romantic, best views in Florence, several cozy, non-touristy top restaurants a block or two away. The staff was always available and went out of their way to arrange private tours, museum tickets, and to recommend restaurants. Room was immaculate and well-decorated. Lobby bar was excellent. Breakfast was overpriced, and is about the only aspect I wouldn't reccomend. Would happily stay here agaim.
The Hotel Lungarno has a great location near the Ponte Vechio. The Hotel, and Rooms are clean and decorated nicely. The building is getting a little worn down, and could use some work. The rooms were small, but nice, and clean. The staff was excellent, always willing to help with tours, car, taxi, anything we needed. I would say this is what sets this hotel apart, is the service. It really was great. Now, if they can just fix up the Hotel a little more. Definitely worth a stay.
Great place, great location
We stayed at the Hotel Lungarno for the second time in December. It is in a great location - away from the tourist area but everything you want to see is usually not further than a twenty minute walk away. Via San Jacopo and the surrounding area is filled with stores and restaurants frequented by locals and tourists alike.
The rooms are average sized (for Italy) and are kept immaculately clean - there is maid service twice a day. The Lungarno toiletries are great too.
We did not eat in the restaurant but did have a drink in the lounge one night. There are complimentary hors-d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour.
elegant small hotel
Stayed 4 nights at Hotel Lungarno. Got online rate of 150 euro per night. Lovely small hotel South of Arno in stylish Oltrarno district, very near Ponte Vecchio. Convenient for walking to sights and good for avoiding the tourist mobs in the city center. Very good restaurants, trattoria, and cafes on same street. Helpful, professional, English-speaking staff. Everything very tasteful and elegant. Lovely artwork throughout hotel. My room had plenty of closet and drawer space and writing desk and chair, windows w/street view. There are river view rooms available and a great view from the top of the hotel. Beautiful marble bathroom w/bidet, shower, tub. Excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water and fluffy towels, nice touches like towel warmers. Nice bar and eating area on ground level floor w/great views of Arno river. They offered a variety of hors d'ouevres, gratis, every evening.
Breakfast was not included in our rate, there are three differently priced options the most expensive running 25 euro per person which included a very good buffet spread of fresh fruit, fresh juices, eggs, bacon, meats, cheeses, croissants, pastries etc.
I definitely recommend this hotel.
Can be slightly tricky to locate first time as the hotel entrance is in a courtyard area, not directly facing street.
on the Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia
The Lungarno (Day) like you cant tell!
Has anyone stayed recently at Hotel Lungarno? I would appreciate any feedback.
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One of my friends stayed there last August and they loved it! She suggested it for us, but it isc very expensive for this time of year. We are staying at Hotel Bernini Palace. It got good reviews on tripadvisor. Any feedback on this hotel?
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Thanks for the reply podomom, I appreciate it. I'm also checking an Air France Holiday package that has Hotel Baglioni as one of their choices. I'm thinking a package is more practical seeing that I live in San Francisco where airfare to Italy is super expensive by itself. The package allows me to add on extra days plus it is combined with my other fave city, Paris.
The Hotel Bernini I found lots of excellent comments on tripadvisor.com (see below for the link) and you sure made a nice choice!
Hope you have a very nice visit!