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The best Florence hotels near the Ponte Vecchio

Hotel Lungarno, Florence
There's nothing between Hotel Lungarno and that fantastic view of the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio

An insider's guide to the top hotels near Florence's Ponte Vecchio, including the best for River Arno views, roof terraces and boutique interiors, in locations including Via Tornubuoni, and near to the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and the Palazzo Pitti.

Hotel Lungarno, Florence, Italy

Hotel Lungarno

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

The hotel that launched Lungarno Hotels, the group owned by fashion heir Leonardo Ferragamo. It’s the cosiest of the bunch, with boiserie panelling, plump sofas and an American-style lounge bar. It’s also the best situated, with nothing between it and that fantastic view of the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio. There's a Hemingway hint in the cigar-room décor of the ground-floor lounge and bar; a French touch in the Picasso- and Cocteau-themed photos in the communal areas and some bedrooms. Read expert review
From £ 206 per night
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Continentale hotel, Florence, Italy

Continentale

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

The Continentale is perhaps the most playfully chic of the six Florentine properties in the Lungarno group. It occupies an enviable position overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, and is a stylish address, perfect for a romantic long weekend (complimentary perks are offered for honeymooners and couples celebrating their anniversary), with the bonus of a rooftop bar and a small, intimate spa. It raids late 1950s and early 1960s style books for its inspirations, making for a bright, light and airy space pitched somewhere between Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy. Read expert review
From £ 132 per night
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Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1, Florence

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

A ‘centralissima’ location, intimate atmosphere, terraces with views to die for and stylish, luxurious rooms make the Antica Torre a very attractive option. It’s even dog-friendly. From this spot at the head of pedestrianized Via Tornabuoni – steps from the Arno and Ponte Santa Trinità – you can walk to the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi and the Duomo within five to 10 minutes. Fine antiques, pictures, mirrors and ornaments from the owner’s collection are dotted throughout the hotel in just the right measure. Read expert review
From £ 181 per night
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Portrait Firenze hotel, Florence

Portrait Firenze

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

9 Telegraph expert rating

With a commanding position on the River Arno, right next to the Ponte Vecchio, the Portrait Firenze is possibly the best located hotel in Florence. This luxury boutique hotel is also part of the Lungarno Collection. The modern Italian designer interiors in greys, creams, whites and browns are elegant. Rugs cover wooden floors and large lamps abound. Clean white walls are adorned with black and white 1930s-60s photographs of international stars in Florence. Read expert review
From £ 420 per night
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Hotel degli Orafi, Florence

Hotel degli Orafi

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

There’s something warm and reassuring about this hotel’s slightly cluttered antique décor, and it has a couple of ace cards up its sleeve: a delightfully panoramic roof terrace, and an ornate, frescoed breakfast room with Arno views that runs the whole length of the building. Rooms vary a lot in aspect and size, though the décor is generally a notch more colour-coordinated and elegant than in the hotel’s lounges and communal spaces. Between Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery, the hotel could hardly be more central. Read expert review
From £ 83 per night
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Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci, Florence

Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

This Florentine classic enjoys an excellent location and offers a delightful atmosphere along with modern services and facilities. The restaurant is a plus, as is the panoramic roof terrace, and the entry-level rooms are really very good value. No wonder it has such a faithful following of repeat guests. Located among the designer boutiques of pedestrianised Via Tornabuoni, the hotel is five to 10 minutes’ walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi and the Duomo. Tornabuoni Beacci dates from 1900, when a certain Signora Beacci opened her pensione in grand 15th-century Palazzo Minerbetti Strozzi. Read expert review
From £ 67 per night
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1865 Residenza D'Epoca, Florence, Italy

1865 Residenza D'Epoca

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

8 Telegraph expert rating

Owned by an Italian opera singer and her Belgian husband is this gorgeous guesthouse, offering five modern and elegant bedrooms, and a taste of genteel townhouse living, in the quiet eastern reaches of the centro storico – or historic centre. Styled by Guidi Ciompi (best known for his work for Gucci), the opulent salon, which serves as reception area, breakfast room and lounge, harks back to the glory days of the mid-19th century, when Florence was the capital of Italy. Read expert review
From £ 95 per night
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Gallery Hotel Art, Florence, Italy

Gallery Hotel Art

Florence, Tuscany, Italy

7 Telegraph expert rating

The name of this central Florence hotel pinpoints its remit: to act as a hotel and art gallery at the same time. The buzzy aperitivo and late-night scene at the bar-restaurant may put off those who don’t feel like partying, but prices are lower than in its Lungarno sister hotels – whose facilities you can use. It was the city's first design hotel, and is literally around the corner from the Ponte Vecchio. Regular Lungarno Hotels interior designer Michele Bonan has gone for a largely successful fusion of Tuscan elegance (check out the library) and contemporary Asian minimalism in the downstairs communal rooms. Read expert review
From £ 163 per night
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