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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 1187 Reviews
Best Location
Reviewed 13 hours ago

It’s a very nice hotel in an excellent location. The rooms are very nice and clean. One staff members stands out is Raj very helpful. For breakfast on the first day the breakfast was very nice but the second day the breakfast was half the quantity.

The best hotel to stay in a wonderful area
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whenever I stay there I feel like I am at home. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room are very clean and it smells nice. The breakfast is the best. Not only the quality but also the variety is more than expected. The location is very nice, it is close to all the historical area and also to the shopping area. And Ponte Vecchio is around the corner. This is why I try to book my room in advance before the hotel be fully booked. So this is why they deserve five stars.

Lovely
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely hotel, part of a small group, I’d like to try them all! Friendly staff, nice library area for breakfast which offered good coffee and a reasonable selection of breakfast items. Our room was perfect for a short say with plenty of wardrobe space, a comfortable bed and a good bathroom, The location is marvellous - close to every where you want to see. We went to a sister hotel The Lungarno for an aperitif - this is the next one on our list to stay at. Thank you everyone at the Gallery Hotel Art for a lovely weekend.

Friendly Staff and Clean Rooms!
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this hotel! Friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, and a great location! I shall elaborate; within a short walk (less than 5 minutes) away from Ponte Vecchio (famous bridge), Uffizi (famous museum), and the Duomo (famous cathedral). Also within that same distance to great shopping and food. Happily suggested by a great staff!

Wonderful Stay - I Will Return!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not just the superb location - in a quiet cul-de-sac, away from the main road, and with an adjacent Farmacia - but everything about this charming, well-run and well-kept hotel was PERFETTO!!

My room (#611) which I had upgraded to Gallery Deluxe was spacious, well thought-out and absolutely comfortable in every sense. The bed was firm and the linen was of very high quality. The bathroom - though it did not come with a walk-in shower - was very spacious and worked very well, and since I was a solo traveller - I had my toiletries conveniently spread out across the two wash basins.

But what really makes the hotel SHINE were the people. At the front desk - shout-outs to Michele, Leo (whose dear wife also works in the hotel, and who was responsible for packing my breakfast on my last morning there for me to catch an early train to Malpensa), and a couple other chaps (whose names I cannot recall) but who were EQUALLY helpful, as well as the bellman, Salvatore, and of course, the young Indian chap.

Leo - special thanks to you too, for recommending me Ristorante Parione for lunch - it was great. But I do think I will continue getting LOST in Florence with all its small roads, and reading off Google Map isn't my strong point. Haha.

Breakfast was more than adequate - and I enjoyed the delicious scrambled eggs, cold meats, sausages, and the bread - superb too!! The fresh honeycomb was a lovely touch. The breakfast was served in the library - which provided a lovely and sophisticated backdrop to this important first meal of the day.

Requests from Housekeeping for various items like ice, additional small table, small plates, additional toiletries were ALWAYS promptly responded to.

Wonderful hotel - and it made my stay in Florence (first time in 36 years) very very pleasant. I will return!