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4.5
Very Good 1220 Reviews
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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

4.5 Very Good 1220 Reviews
Fantastic location, wonderful hotel and service.
Reviewed 6 hours ago

Loved this location, first of all!!! Would come back and stay here 100%. Walking distance to everything in center of city. Quiet at night. Very friendly staff. Breakfast each morning very pleasant. Wonderful bar which we went to often for a glass of wine late afternoon. We were very happy to be able to watch the final round of the Master's tournament Sunday night in the "living room"...big screen was on and the room was full!!! It felt like we were watching from our own cozy couch with 30 of our closest friends! Florence is a dream city, our favorite in Italy!!!

Lovely place! Grazie!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Beautiful hotel, lovely rooms, delicious bed linens and bath products, perfectly situated by the Ponte Vechhio, great staff, lavish breakfast......and access to the rooftop bar at the Hotel Continental across the street. What more could you ask for? Can’t wait to return.

Unforgettable Best in Class
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I visited Florence to celebrate a milestone birthday, and I had read how absolutely nice the Gallery Art is, but it truly exceeded my expectations in every possible way. The value is incredible, it's a finer hotel than the Rome Waldorf Cavalieri in every way, due to every detail: the room size, comfort decor, and finishes, the 5 star hospitality, the property location, the lovely fusion bar, and not to forget the attention to the customer experience. The Gallery Art breakfast is easily the best presentation and taste, in Italy. Please be sure to ask for the 7th floor Deluxe room with the private outdoor terrace, with views of the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio, it should not be missed. Thank you to the kind people of The Gallery Art Hotel, you run the best hotel in Florence, but more likely in all of Italy.

My stay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, perfect hospitality and most importantly is the welcoming and the care of the team, and mainly Daniela Bruni who is incredibly helpful at all levels.
Very nice interior, clean and having the flair of the city.
A must stay in Florence

Good hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second stay here, friendly staff at reception and nice rooms. There were hairs around sink and a few stains on the rug but other than that felt quite clean. Bed was very comfy though.

I Would still stay again.