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 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.
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.
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.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Seasoned travellers
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- The combination of privacy and top-notch services
- Free internet access
- River views
- No gym or spa