Gallery Hotel Art
Gallery Hotel Art is extremely well situated just steps from the Ponte Vecchio. The location makes it really convenient to get around. The Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio are all just a few minutes walk away. There are some amazing shops and restaurants nearby. Everything else in the city is within ten-minute walk.
The walls of the hotel lobby are decorated with beautiful art. The front desk is a big plus. They all speak good English and will be able to help with any questions you might have. They can book restaurant reservations, museum reservations, etc. The rest of the hotel staff is also friendly and accommodating.
This 4 star hotel is part of the Salvatore Ferragamo Lungarno collection of hotels. You can choose where to have your breakfast each morning from Continentale, Lungarno Hotel or the Gallery Hotel Art. Breakfast is a buffet style consisting of fresh pastries, croissants, cold cuts, cheese, bread, cereals, eggs and fresh fruit. The helpful staff will greet you with smiles and enthusiasm.
Rooms come in all sizes. They are all beautiful and cozy. The rooms are exceptionally clean with a fresh smell. Bathrooms are good size, for European standards. And they provide all the toiletries you could possibly need.
The library lounge is a nice spot for morning breakfasts and meetings. The bookshelves are filled with many interesting things to read, including an array of books from Sandro Botticelli to Leonardo da Vinci. Wi-Fi can be a bit slow at time, but it’s free.
You can sit and enjoy the outdoor covered seating area with couches overlooking the beautiful courtyard.
The bar in the Gallery Hotel Art is one of the hip places of Florence. Make sure you visit after a day of sightseeing and enjoy one of their creative cocktails. The fusion restaurant is lovely and well priced. The food is delicious and beautiful to look at.
If you are driving into Florence, inform the hotel in advance. It’s located in an area with restricted traffic. There are parking garages located nearby.
It's better to have the rooms located further up. They are more spacious, and have better balcony and view.