Great Hotel in the center of it all. Short walk from the train station. Very friendly staff. Free Wi~Fi , just ask the front desk for a code. Decorated nicely. Rooms were huge. When booking ask for the room with the balcony. We were surprised to see that we were the only room with one. Many nice sitting areas to relax in. Hotel had a bar and breakfast was really great. The neighborhood had great little restaurants and some grocery stores to buy soft drinks, chocolate, wine etc. We were able to walk everywhere. Saved money on public transportation. Bathrooms were also awesome for Europe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the old town of Florence, the BEST WESTERN Hotel Rivoli offers class hospitality with charm, as well as spacious and elegantly decorated hotel rooms and suites. The BEST WESTERN Hotel Rivoli 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 Hotel Rivoli 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
- Florence Best Western