Gallery Hotel Art
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The nearest co-op supermarket was in the next town of Impruneta, 4 kms away from the Villa (in San Gersole). It was here that we went grocery shopping this morning. Chris had an urge to cook as there was a kitchen in our apartment and he was tired of the Italian continental breakfast. Bring on the scrambled eggs!
Today was the Feast of San Giovanni (patron saint of Florence) and we were warned ...
... in the world, but I'm assured by everyone that Rome is worse :). YAY! My Mom wanted me to tell you that she climbed to the very top of the Bell Tower!!!!! YAY Mom!!!! We saw the Duomo too. It is BIG!!! We went under the Duomo's ground floor and saw some more old stuff like crypts and pottery that was buried with people. I don't have much more to say about the Duomo except that it's BIG! We ...
... with hundreds of vineyards and olive groves surrounding us was great, it got me away from the crazy city life that is Rome and I really got to relax and enjoy the weekend away.
Because Pisa is just an hour from Florence, we decided to make a quick trip West on Sunday morning. The weather was pretty bad, and Pisa is a pretty small town, so after seeing the leaning tower of Pisa (and ...
... time booking for the Accademia and Uffizi for the next day, which involved a walk to the Accademia's book shop to purchase the reserved tickets to skip the queues. We then had a rest at our hotel before heading out to dinner at the Lorenzo de Medici restaurant, and although touristy it had awesome wood fired pizzas. We then went or a night time walk to the Duomo and beyond, around the Medici chapel, where we stumbled across ...
... hope for a resurrection of the dead. At the top of the dome is "The Last Judgment" with the giant figure of Christ in the center with the dead rising from their graves under Christ's feet. The Risen Lord will summon living and dead alike to account for their actions.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gallery Hotel Art Florence
One of our favorites!
My husband and I stayed at the Gallery Art Hotel for three days in April '04. The location was amazing, within five minute walking distance to all the major sites. The service was excellent and we got a room with a view of the Duomo. At night we went around to several bars in the city but felt that the bar in the hotel (Fusion Bar) had the best local chic crowd. We loved this place!!!
The best staff!!
I enjoy my stay veru much, the staff was very helpful, expecially Jakomo, Jan Simon.... Very good location, and dinner suggestions. I'll be back as soon as possible....
Great Location with poor service
The hotel itself was very well appointed and you could't ask for a better location. The buffet breakfast was lovely though high priced and I enjoyed the room itself very much. However, while the front desk was very helpful and polite I can't say the same for the bar and restaurant. We were treated VERY rudely by several different members of the bar staff on more than one occasion. I am a very seasoned traveler and have often defended the Parisians against the steriotypical comments regarding rude waiters, but the staff at this hotel made the cafe waiters in Paris look like good will abassadors. Just drink and eat elsewhere and you'll love the place.
reading at comments I feel like I have been in another hotel!! From my experience service was really great and people made each single day special to us.It was a great experience! I would defenatelly suggest it!..I still remember some names that made my holiday special, ciao Emma, Jean, Segio and all the others!
Great location, horrible service
Although the location is practically perfect, the service is dreadful.
Considering what we were paying, we were very disappointed.
Too bad the service was awful for the dollar. I would recommend the location but the personnel all thought they were doing us a favor for paying our bill. Would never recommend, and by hearing what the other guest were saying at breakfast I dont think they would either.
Don't miss the point! Too cool for skool?
We arrived after the thrill of a drive through the streets of Florence that would rival the Italian Job! Fantastic location and slick boutique style decor.
However, the hotel staff should be reminded that they are not staff in the Georgio Armani shop and there to ensure all guests are made to feel comfortable (lose the attitude!)
Would thoroughly recommend the sister hotel opposite - "Hotel Continentale" - the rooftop bar provides the most amazing views of Florence and provides genuinly cool yet friendly service. A fun hotel that hasn't lost its sense of humour. That's the point!
Gallery Hotel Art is stylish & comfortable
Just returned from Italy. Stay at Hotel Gallery Art was very pleasant. Reserved a Jr. Suite and thought they gave us the wrong room because it was so large and more like a full suite. Good location right by the Ponte Vecchio but on a very quiet street. We drove there from Umbria and had no trouble finding or getting to the hotel. Excellent service and air conditioning. Would definately stay there again.
Luxury & Location
The Gallery Hotel Art was pure luxury - from the heated towels to the bounteous breakfast buffet or breakfast in our room - champagne for breakfast on our last day! Step out the lobby door, which is being held open by a distant relative of Lorenzo the Magnificent and you're in the most magnificent city in the entire world. Wonderful.
My husband and I visited Florence in May of 2002, and we picked Gallery Hotel Art for its location (a stone-throw from Ponte Vecchio) and modern decor. The Ferragamo family has done an excellent job creating such a modern sanctuary amidst the renaissance capital. Across the river, the Lungarno Hotel, under the same Ferragamo ownership, is equally impressive, albeit with a very different atmosphere.