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Hotel Lungarno
A unique view on Florence and the Arno River


Best season:   April - June and September - October
Address:   14 Borgo San Jacopo
City:   Florence
Country / Region:   Italy - Florence
     
Rooms:   73 rooms including suites
Price Level:   Luxury


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Inspired by ‘Nuova Classicita’, the interior design of Hotel Lungarno blends ivory fabrics with sea-blue carpets and an impressive selection of antiques and 20th century paintings including a Picasso. This refined and understated elegance pervades throughout the 73 luxurious rooms and suites. The glass windows in the living room frame the Ponte Vecchio Bridge as if it were an artwork itself.

LUNGARNO HOTELS

Hotel Lungarno is part of the 'Lungarno Hotels', which comprises four luxury properties set along a picturesque stretch of the River Arno in Florence. Part of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, 'Lungarno Hotels' is a logical extension of the luxury brand that has influenced Italian fashion for nearly 80 years. The four properties are within walking distance of each other, and you immediately feel as if you are a guest of all of them. Their central location, with breathtaking views of the spectacular Ponte Vecchio bridge, mean that you are just moments away from the city’s major attractions, including the Vasarian Corridor, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Piazza della Signoria. Lungarno Hotels owns the Gallery Hotel Art, The Contientale and Lungarno Suites in Florence.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Lungarno sports 73 rooms, divided into 5 types, each offering a varying degree of comfort and luxury. The Junior Suites have a distinctive feel - from the romantic views of the river to the luxury of having two floors. The suites are all spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people while giving each resident ample private space. Junior Suites rooms come with double, two queen or twin beds.

The Executive Rooms have been designed and furnished with wellbeing and pleasure in mind. All feature amazing balconies that are outdoor living rooms in their own rights; with breathtaking views of the city and at night the stars above, making these rooms great for social occasions or relaxing with a loved one. Executive rooms come with double or two queen beds.

De Luxe Rooms are situated on the upper floors of the property allowing for truly unique panoramic views of Florence, its timeless cityscape and the enchanting river Arno. Amongst the De Luxe rooms is one without views of the river but located inside the medieval tower with bare stone walls, a canopied double bed and exuding the atmosphere of a time gone past coupled with the comforts of modern life. De Luxe rooms come with double beds.

Many of the Superior Rooms boast views of the river, Ponte Vecchio and Florence combined with spacious living areas and balconies, terraces or floor to ceiling sliding windows, on request. Superior rooms come with double or twin beds. The Classic Rooms are the hotel's distinctive accommodation, with walls painted in warm yellow tones and views of Florence's ancient streets and rooftops. Classic rooms come with double or twin beds.

Room amenities include direct dial phone, facilities for disabled people, hairdryer, heating, individually controlled air conditioning, internet plug, mini bar, non-smoking rooms available upon request, pay TV, radio, rooms with view available upon request, safe box.

FOOD AND DINING

Borgo San Jacopo Restaurant is decorated and furnished in a contemporary style and set over two levels overlooking the Arno River. It is drawn upon traditional ‘cucina Italiana’ influences, the Borgo San Jacopo serves the finest local and seasonal produce re-invented into classic dishes such as ‘fritto all’italiana’, homemade pasta and specialty breads.

The gathering place for a smart, international clientele, the Lungarno bar is a uniquely charming salon overlooking the river. Here you will breathe an atmosphere of enchantment, the fruit of a magic alchemy. The great windows flooding the room with light and bright and the sparkling reflections from the Arno confer a sensation of sailing gently over the water. As you sip a drink in front of the fireplace or on the terrace, your gaze will be caught by precious furnishings and paintings by Picasso, Rosai and Cocteau. Meet with friends in the evening to enjoy an aperitif or a cordial after-dinner drink in this magic spot, to experience the enchantment of Florence at its finest.

FACILITIES

Include access for disabled, entire property is air conditioned, laundry service, lift/elevator, pets accepted, room service limited hours, concierge, 24 hour front desk, luggage room, fax service, multilingual staff, tourist information, congress facilities, garage, limousine service, reading room, lounge bar, email service, secretarial services, photocopying machine, a computer is also available at the front desk for customer use.

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

With Florence's rich history and high concentration of art and touristy attractions, there are many activities in and around Florence. These include Florentine museums, transfers to the outlets of the main Italian and foreign fashion brands, private guided tours of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe museum, wine tasting excursions, cooking lessons, fitness centre at Continentale can be used by guests of the Lungarno Hotel, private shopping consultants available, daily excursions to Siena and San Gimignano, there are golf courses nearby

The exclusive designer shops of Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna are also just moments away. Guest can head to Piazzale Michelangelo for magnificent views of the city. Every year Florence is host to many events such as the Maggio Musicale music festival. Italy is renowned for its rich culinary traditions and Florence offers a wealth of restaurants, bars, food shops and typical Tuscan trattorias where you can enjoy good food and drinks to your heart's content.

Explore Fiesole, with its historical buildings, or head to the coast, about one hour away by car. Wine tours in the Chianti region are recommended, and cooking courses can be organized in traditional Tuscan villas.

GETTING THERE

Lungarno Hotel is 15 to 20 minutes drive from Florence's Amerigo Vespucci Intl Airport.

TRAVEL TIPS

Climate: Florence's position in a river basin, walled in by hills to the south and the foothills of the Apennines to the north, largely determines its climate. In summer the city is a like a pressure cooker as heat and humidity soar. July is the worst month (closely followed by August) and there are days when there is not a whisper of air. The average highs hover around 31C (88F). Occasionally you can enjoy the temporary relief of a cracking good thunderstorm. Winter, on the other hand, is cool and often wet, although mercifully it doesn't last too long. Average temperatures in January range between 1C (33F) and 10C (50F) and snow is rare.

Language: Italian.

Currency: Euro (€).

Electricity: 220V 50Hz.

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +1 (Central European Time).

Country Dialing Code: +39

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