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“A great find in a great city”
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Hotel Lungarno
Ranked #6 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I was fortunate to be invited to visit with friends in Florence, one of my favourite European cities...It was suggested that I try this charming hotel, right on the river Arno in central Florence. What a find, and what service. Beautiful hotel, fantastic setting overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Every morning sat on a terrace watching the river and Florence life flow past, absolutely stunning. Quirky hotel too, great staff, very comfortable, quiet, anything that I needed just had to be asked for...great job, I will be back when again in Florence, which bearing in mind what is around the area wont be long I am sure...

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We spent one night here recently while on a Tuscan vacation. Firstly, we had some trouble getting to the hotel, as we had our own vehicle. The one way system in Florence is not the most easy to navigate and thankfully we had found out prior to leaving on our trip that we had to pre book a spot in the adjoining multi story car park at an additional cost for our car as the hotel doesn't have a parking lot. Our room although small was perfectly equipped and very clean with amazing views over the Arno river and the Ponte Vecchio. We had booked a room with balcony which was fun. Very central for walking around Florence and directly across from the Uffizzi. Not sure we would go back...some of the staff were somewhat snooty...not at all like the other places we stayed at in Italy....which soured the experience a little.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

First trip to Florence and I found this hotel on the Internet. I live in Asia and am therefore spoilt for nice hotels. For European hotel standard this is excellent, both in terms of quality and size. Perhaps not the newest hotel you can find but the location is superb, view from lobby bar is sublime and the concierge service is one of the best I have come across - and I am a regular business traveller round the world. As my wife says, we will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

After an awful experience at one of its other Lungarno Hotels, the GM (Francesco Roccato) behaved as a true hotelier and moved us to this wonderful property. The hotel is perfect, outdated yet that's what it is all about, true and candid to Firenze, and impeccable service... The only downside is... internet. Wi-Fi coverage and bandwidth are poor at its best, and while most people keep saying disconnect! I keep saying that internet is a commodity nowadays, as basic as phone and TV and light in the hotel... For the rest, just go, try it, you will enjoy it, don't make my mistake by going trendy and cosmpolitan in Firenze, go classic chic... This is the place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Great hotel in a great position, but for us the best thing has been the service all the concierge staff have made a great job with Professional and fun. My first choice hotel in europe.rooms are big enough. Breakfast super

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Our five day stay in Florence was made even more enjoyable and relaxing by the excellent accommodations and wonderful staff at the Hotel Lungarno. The staff at the desk made recommendations and reservations for every dinner and all were just as we requested and within walking distance of the hotel. Daniele deserves special recognition for his friendly interaction with all guests, his willingness to make an "American" martini and overall great service in the bar/patio along with Samuel. This is not our first stay at the Lungarno and it certainly won't be our last!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Beautiful hotel and amazing location, certainly the most beautiful part of Florence.

When we entered we were greeted by a friendly staff who immediately put us at ease and were at our complete disposal. The rooms were amazing, overlooking the Arno and were perfect in every detail as was the rest of the hotel.

Breakfast was from 7:00 am and it was full of so many good things to eat and let us start our day with smiles on our faces thanks to the helpful and friendly people who know how to do their jobs.

The concierge was able to suggest anything that we needed: museums, tours, itineraries, restaurants, etc. and was at our service any time, day or night.

We had a very pleasant lunch while sitting on the terrace overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Amazing view!! The service was great and the food delicious. We didn't have the opportunity to have dinner, but did have a chance to see the menu and it looked very intriguing.

And finally the bar, AWESOME! Our visit was during a slower time of year, which added to the luxury of the hotel because we were afforded even more attention from the dedicated staff. Definitely worth staying in this hotel just for the bar itself! From 6:00 pm on you can enjoy cocktails that are works of arts, glasses of fine wine or any liquor you'd want to try. All this thanks to an excellent staff, especially the bartender Samuel, who had a fantastic sense of humor. He prepared fantastic drinks in a smiling, helpful, and professional manner. We would recommended the Moscow Mule and Long Island Ice Tea! Thanks Sam! There isn't anything you can't ask them, the entire staff is there to help.

Will be back for sure, an unforgettable holiday! 5 Stars

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Lungarno

Address: Borgo San Jacopo 14, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#10 Business Hotel in Florence
#13 Family Hotel in Florence
#17 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: £299 - £718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Lungarno 5*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your charming home away from home, a stone throw away from Ponte Vecchio. Florence and Tuscan hospitality are experienced at its finest in this splendid setting offering stunning views on the master works of the Renaissance. The exclusive and stylish Hotel Lungarno was designed by the Florentine architect Michele Bonan and invites you to spend magical days surrounded by luxury, glamorous art and culture. The hotels spans an extensive modern art collection of over 400 artworks including Picasso, Bueno and Cocteau. Guests will be tempted by the thousands of delicacies of the Arno view restaurant Borgo San Jacopo (1 Michelin Star). ... more   less 
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