What We Love
- Fantastic location on the Arno River, steps from the Ponte Vecchio
- Beautiful rooms, many with river views and glimpses of the Duomo
- The 400 artworks on display, including pieces by Picasso and Cocteau. In-room iPads feature a guide you can use to give yourself a tour
- Having an al fresco espresso in the breakfast area
What To Know
- Ask for one of the 40 rooms with river views
- There’s no gym or spa but you can borrow a bike
- Book in advance to snag a coveted terrace table at the Borgo San Jacopo restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Ferragamo means shoes, but in Italy it also means hotels—the family owns a handful of luxury spots that are as covetable as their stilettos. A refurbishment in 2017 means everything at the Lungarno is shiny and bright, but the navel theme designed by Michele Bonan sticks to blues and whites and dark wood paneling, which creates the impression that you’re sailing down the Arno on a (fabulously chic) boat. Its riverside perch means not only proximity to the top sightseeing spots and unbeatable views, but fresh air in a city that’s got more than its fair share of smog. Rooms are smart and kitted out with espresso makers and Bose speakers, but you might end up spending more time in the public areas, either checking out the museum-worthy art collection, having a “Venice mule” cocktail at the riverfront Picteau bar, or diving into the 900-strong wine collection and a plate of risotto or wild boar at the Michelin-starred Borgo San Jacopo restaurant.
In the Area
Practically on top of the River Arno, and just a minute from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Lungarno might be the best-located hotel in the entire city. Florence is easily walkable, so making this your base means you can stroll over to the Duomo in ten minutes and the Uffizi Gallery in two. The Boboli public gardens, with their manicured lawns, fountains, and sculpture collection, are a 15-minute walk. The concierge service at the hotel is second-to-none: ask for tips on where to go and what to eat—the hotel can usually get guests exclusive access and hard-to-get reservations.
How to Get There
Stayed in one of the cheaper rooms facing the annex. Good value for the money in Florence. Since we were out most of the day didn't need a room with a view. Had a good stay. Street was quiet, (dead end) so no cars going by. The bed is very comfortable and wifi was fast and reliable. Breakfast was healthy with a lot of options. Only downside is the walls and doors are thin. We were there during their off-season so not much noise but you could hear every door that opened and closed in the rooms next to you. Also, one night we had people in the room next to us and could hear their music, TV, laughing as well as their movements around the room. Just glad it was a quiet time in the hotel, otherwise review might not be as good. Also, bathroom was hard to navigate but expected that being in Europe.
Our fifth stay at your hotel, and as always it was a pleasure. The location and your recent renovation must be praised. A special thank you to Imran for being extremely helpful in solving a personal problem. Thank you!! We look forward to our next visit to your wonderful hotel.
The hotel overlooks the Ponte Vecchio so you can walk to all the sites in Florence with ease, the Uffizi is 500m one way and the Pitti Palace 500m the other way.
The downside is arriving by car they have a garage right next door but the one way system on Florence is crazy and both our sat nav and google maps were completely confused my advice would be arrive by taxi if you can. However the service started right in the garage they insisted we leave our bags for the porters and just go to reception.The welcome was great sit down offered a drink then escorted to your room and the bags appeared shortly after. The room was well decorated and comfortable with a remarkable 55inch flat screen TV right on the wall opposite the bed. Only issue we had is that there was no bath only a shower (but it was a very good shower). The Hotel facilities are great a michelin starred restaurant (Borgo s. Jacopo) and an elegant cocktail bar. They are part of Ferragamo group and there are two hotels just across the river where you can go to a bistro or (well worth a visit) the rooftop cocktail bar. All the staff were super helpful and had time for you. Would recommend anyone visiting Florence to stay here.