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What We Love

  • Pre-arrival concierge service for reserving restaurants, museum visits, guides and more
  • Just steps from the Ponte Vecchio
  • Contemporary art shows in the lobby — David LaChapelle and Steven Klein exhibited here
  • Guestrooms feature oversize bathrooms, most with double sinks
  • Access to the rooftop bar at sister property, the Continentale
  • “Just Ladies” program with in-room amenities (manicures, hairstyling) especially for women

What To Know

  • A €5 city tax per room, per night, (except for children 10 and under) will be collected upon check-out at the property
  • The hotel is on a pedestrian only street — request driving instructions in advance
  • Parking at a nearby garage costs roughly $50 per day
  • There’s no gym, but guests can use the fitness center at the Continentale, across the street
  • The hotel can organize airport transfers (about $84, each way), though taxis are much cheaper (about $28, each way)

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Florence is one of the world’s great centers for art and design, and the Gallery Hotel Art pays homage to its home city in both name and style. Just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Gallery Art opened in 1999 as one of the first Lungarno Hotels — a boutique collection owned by famed Florentine tastemakers the Ferragamo family.

Their designer pedigree is evident throughout the hotel, which isn’t over-the-top modern but feels warm and welcoming in a subtle palette of browns and creams. In the guestrooms deep beige leather headboards, light brown armoires and desks play off the white of the linens and armchairs, while the white-paneled walls are punctured with black-and-white photographs of Florence, and colorful modern works.

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The hotel’s Fusion Bar and Restaurant serves a buffet business lunch, weekend brunch and innovative dinner that blends Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine. I liked the inventive take on miso soup, made with Tuscan cannellini beans and gorgonzola, and the Chianina sushi, which uses beef from the nearby Chianti region.

While the on-site Lounge Bar offers a relaxing place for a post-dinner grappa, guests are encouraged to visit the popular rooftop Bar and Sky Lounge Continentale — just across the street at Gallery Art’s sister hotel, the Continentale. Walk over the Ponte Vecchio, and another sister property, the Lungarno, has a beautiful lounge with views of the Arno River.

Service is a key part of the Gallery Art experience, and the hotel offers a pre-arrival concierge service to book museum tickets (a must, since lines at the most popular art museums, like the Uffizzi, can extend to four hours), reservations at hot restaurants and everything from daytrips to Tuscan vineyards to private shopping trips.

How to Get There

Gallery Hotel Art
Vicolo dell'Oro 5
Florence, 50123 Italy

Reviews

Excellent little hotel in perfect location
TonyB932

Everything about this hotel was great. The staff were friendly and attentive; the room was well appointed and comfortable with high quality toiletries. I loved the library and reading room and the location is second to none. I would absolutely stay here when I return to Florence.

Nice hotel in center Firenze
luxury-tour-operator

Very nice and contemporary hotel in central Firenze. Just located at ponte vecchio.
Nice rooms and very kind staff.
You can go for a walk from the hotel in all over the city. Good restaurant and bar.
Wonderful breakfast.

Nice and clean- Perfect Location
491travisf

Really bright and clean space, very nice and spacious rooms, excellent breakfast buffet. Staff was very helpful upon arrival and were always available. The hotel bar/restaurant was also really comfortable and attractive- very cool cocktails! Perfect location in the middle of everything, right by the Ponte Vecchio