Lungarno Suites

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Address: Lungarno Acciaiouli 4, Florence, 50123, Italy

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.7

Stylish, riverside aparthotel near the Ponte Vecchio.

I would recommend a stay here for anyone who doesn’t want to be tied to the routines and constraints of hotel living, but still feels they want to benefit from four-star comfort and service. These up-market, oh-so-stylish apartments are part of the Ferragamo group and were designed by hotel-interiors guru Michele Bonan. It’s a good choice for longer stays too.

Suites range in size from the studios, sleeping two, to the two-room deluxe suites that sleep four, making the latter an ideal choice for families. Living spaces and bedrooms are done out in Bonan’s typical cool yet comfortable classic-meets-modern style and kitchenettes are cleverly concealed behind slatted wooden doors.

Location
4.9
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.9
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

Fabulous; the building is set on the north bank of the Arno, very close to the Ponte Vecchio. Walk out the door and you are practically anywhere you want to be within ten minutes.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms run seamlessly into the living areas. The studios are all-in-one spaces comprising bed, sitting area, eating table and kitchenette, while the larger suites are made up of bedroom plus living room with double sofa beds. It goes without saying that the best rooms have river views and some have terraces. I was surprised to see that the compact kitchenettes are all supplied with small fridge, microwave, dishwasher, espresso/cappuccino machine and basic breakfast supplies. All rooms have CD and DVD players and free internet access.

Eating and drinking

Self-catering here doesn’t mean you have to get involved in any of the bore of shopping or washing up; your shopping will be done for you and a maid will clean up. Breakfast and meals from the Fusion restaurant of the Gallery Hotel Art can be brought to your suite on request.

Service

Just what you would expect from Ferragamo hotel: discreet, efficient and respectful.

Who stays there

Business people and visitors on longer-term stays plus other guests who want the independence of apartment-living but don’t want to clean up.

Price advice

For families or people on long-term stays, the aparthotel formula represents value for money and means that you can cut down on restaurant costs. 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • The combination of privacy and top-notch services
  • Free internet access
  • River views
  • No gym or spa
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