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Rivoli Boutique Hotel
Ranked #72 of 411 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed in the hotel for 3 nights in february. The location is excellent, close to the train station and within walking distance of the main sights. The staff were friendly and helpful, we had a minor problem in the bathroom and they sent someone up immediately to fix it and offered to move us to a different room, but we were happy to stay. The breakfast was really good. The only negative comment i would mention is that the bed was uncomfortable, it was actually two single beds pushed together, which often seperated, apart from that evertything was perfect and i would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

We have just arrived back from a three night stay at Hotel Rivoli. From the time we arrived it was absolutely stress free. The hotel is only 5 minutes from the station - having got the shuttle bus from the airport for 5 euros which drops you off here. Really nice warm welcome from the staff and really lovely room given with a small terrace overlooking the internal courtyard. There was adequate heating too, as our trip coincided with the extreme cold weather across Europe. As has been said in previous reviews, the hotel is 5-10 minutes from all the main attractions and shops. It makes it so much easier especially when you are not staying for that long. Breakfast in the hotel was really good, all nice and fresh and the welcome from breakfast staff was very cheerful without being over the top. Check out was easy too and they looked after our bags for the day as our return flight wasn't until the evening. I would definitely recommend the hotel to friends and anyone else.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Minty81
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Our stay in Hotel Rivoli BW was a very pleasant one!If I could quickly summarize the strong points of the Hotel:
-Friendly staff
-Very good position, just 5 minutes from the train station (SMN) and 5-10 minutes from the main attractions of the centre (i.e. Duomo).
-Fantastic restaurant! If you're staying here - give it a try.
The decoration/style/furniture looks a bit old but it doesn't make a bad impression, it is...romantic in a way.
I have to say that I didn't like the pillows (bit hard for me) but that's a minor.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

The hotel is consistent with the level of 4 *. Great location, huge by Italian standards, number (303). Windows closed street noise almost inaudible, but the internal soundproofing is poor. Breakfast is even anything other than the usual continental delights there are eggs, scrambled eggs, sausage, fried bacon. Black coffee so-so, but if you order a cappuccino, then we can drink. Staff at the reception is not very friendly, but his work does well. Maybe this is a plus - do not shake hands 20 times a day. Plumbing normal, with no surprises. Cleaning quality. Change of linen daily.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrey L
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

OCT 2011 , Three senior couples had great visit to Italy. The tour director Annik and bus driver Luciano took excellent care of our Family of Six. The hotels were very good in Venice, Florence and in Rome. All centrally located with super buffet breakfasts. The tour guides in Venice , and Florence and Rome, were very very good. The dinners provided and the suggestions by Annik , top notch. The Vatican however should be ashamed of the lack of crowd control in the Sistine Chapel. All of the couples agreed that this trip was a great value, and highly recommend Central Holidays, Thank You , George A.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank pharmacist110
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

My sister and I spent three nights at the Hotel Rivoli in Florence during our December trip to Italy. We had researched hotels online through Trip Advisor and so apart from the photos available, we weren't sure what we would get. But this hotel is a true gem. It is less then a five minute walk from the main train station and within walking distance of many of Florence's historical locations such as The Duomo, Pont Vecchio and the "real" statue of David, as well as great markets and other shopping. Also nearby is an array of traditional Italian restaurants to choose from. The hotel staff are so welcoming and willing to help in any way then can. Ermalinda and Alessa on the front desk are wonderful and helped us to organise a local tour of the city on our first morning, and the other hotel staff always acknowledged us wherever we were around the hotel. The rooms are very spacious by European standards and very comfortable. Our linen and towels were changed daily and room service was prompt. The hotel also has an amazing history as a monastery so make sure you ask the staff about this. The only negative was the street noise at night, but that can't be controlled by the hotel. I'm a light sleeper anyway and had ear plugs. We definitely won't be staying anywhere else if we return to Florence, so put this hotel at the top of your list. You won't be disappointed, in fact you'll be pleasantly surprised as we were.
Lilian and Dani, Brisbane, Australia

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank Lilian707
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

Family vacation (kids ages 23-28 And 2 older parents). Stayed in 1 rm of 4 young adults- got a two room suite type with 2 flip beds and 1 queen. Big for a European hotel room.
Breakfast is decent w several buffet items. Cappuccinos and coffee are served quick. Leave coins for a tip if pleased.
Courtyard was cool and the open room on the side was a place to hang w a bottle of wine at 5/6pm after a long day of sightseeing and to recoup before a big Tuscan dinner.
Location is 3 blocks from the train so not bad rolling the suitcases from there (careful at the corner). There is a nice courtyard with a decent gelateria at the end of the block. The duermo is very very close!!!! Shopping the streets is like 1/4 mile.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Additional Information about Rivoli Boutique Hotel

Address: Via della Scala 33, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#59 Family Hotel in Florence
#60 Business Hotel in Florence
#66 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $127 - $479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rivoli Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the old town of Florence, the Rivoli Boutique Hotel offers class hospitality with charm, as well as spacious and elegantly decorated hotel rooms and suites. The Rivoli Boutique Hotel is a 4-star superior hotel that is set inside a restored 14th-century Franciscan convent, where guests can breath the charming and unique atmosphere of this ancient historic building in the city of Florence. The restoration has highlighted the architectural details dating back to 1500 such as arches and vaults, coffered ceilings and stone columns. Guests are welcomed in an enchanting setting full of cozy atmosphere, embellished by refined common areas, which are conceived as an oasis of tranquility away from the hectic pace of the city. The Internal Patio, which was obtained from a complete renovation of the Franciscan cloister, is now dedicated to relaxation and wellbeing, featuring an unforgettable 20 sqm-whirlpool that is also open during the winter with a constant water temperature of 36° C. The location could not be better, a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, opposite the ancient and famous Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella, and the most important museums. In addition to the interior elegant and spacious patio, the Rivoli Boutique Hotel guests can enjoy the quiteness of the small "garden of medlar", an exceptional lounge where to spend moments of real relax; in summer time the garden is available for breakfast and dinners prepared and served by Benedicta Restaurant , 3 Michelin forks. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Rivoli
Best Western Florence
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