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Riva Lofts Florence
Via Baccio Bandinelli 98, 50142 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #63 of 498 Florence B&B and Inns
ibiza
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“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed in riva Lofts for a weekend trip and we will come back as soon as posible.
Riva Lofts is a walk from the center ,so you are away from the quirly italian street life and
able to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of this beautyful restored tuscan villa.
The staff is very helpful and multilingual ,the breakfast buffet is served in a beautyful salon,
our room was spacious and had also a minikitchen ,which could be helpful if you decide to
stay one night home and prepare a little snack...
All the property looks very well maintained and decorated with details,all in all a perl which we highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Amazing stay. Excellent customer service, beautiful complex, great pool and very peaceful. Very near city and jump on a bike. Easy access by car and lots of good tips on places to eat and visit. We loved it and will return again soon.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is a gem of a hotel if you are willing to walk a little. Unlike other Florence hotels, the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and a separate common living room with a fire place, sitting area and nice dining table - perfect for those nights when you would rather eat in. The service is also exceptional - Juliette, nice recommendations and travel plans! Cardova too. Rosa's breakfast also nice and hearty.

Alice has a beautiful well managed hotel with lot of thinking going into the design of the rooms. Be warned that like indicated on the hotel website, this an architect hotel and doesn't have the 24x7 services you would expect from a full service hotel but we feel that is the charm with this hotel. We definitely will return - SK

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

.... if your long lost friend was an architect and had a fabulous pad in Florence. We loved the accommodation, even though we only stayed in an entry level Studio, we loved the gardens and we particularly loved the very stylish lounge/breakfast room. But the real highlight for us was the amazing staff who seemed to make it their personal mission to make sure that we had a great time in Florence, giving us hints and tips for the best places to eat and drink. For more check out neilsonparc's hotel lust list.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I love staying at the Riva Lofts in Florence because it's such a understated luxury, chic, charming, serene, quiet lovely place. We've stayed two nights on September 29, 2012. Breakfast was wonderful and the breakfast lady makes wonderful cup of cappuccino. Staffs were all extremely wonderful helping us to make reservation for restaurants, suggesting cool neighborhood to check out. This place looked further out but it's just a a short ride on the tram/trade which takes you back to the ancient part of the city. Would love to go back there to stay in such retreat place again. Bikes are available for all guests to borrow too!!

Room Tip: great for honeymooon!! Their two floor suite is fantastic!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Recently spent 3 nights at Riva Lofts and was absolutely blown away by the hotel and the staff. It is absolutely amazing and I can't recommended it enough. The staff were incredible: welcoming, full of great recommendations and happy to help book tables and generally organise our fun! Nothing was too much trouble and within hours of arriving I felt at home. The hotel itself is beautiful. Our room was huge and had a seperate lounge and dining area. The decoration was classy and everything looked brand new. The soft drinks in the mini bar were included in the room price as was a jar of fresh biscotti (both refilled daily). The communal area was also very large and had a well stocked honesty bar. There is also a log fire which you can get going whenever you like. Breakfast of fresh pastries, cereal and coffee was also included. We were there in winter so didn't make use of the garden or the pool but looking forward to going back when its warmer.

The location isn't perfect, walking from the centre of town takes about 30 minutes and we did end up taking quite a few taxis when heading out for dinner. But its only a 3 minute walk from the hotel to Paulo Uccello tram stop, and then a 8 minute tram ride to the city centre. So this should definitely not put you off. The location also means you get luxury at a much better price than in the centre of town.

I was there as part of group of four friends and it worked brilliantly. Its also the perfect location for a couple on a romantic break (think candle lit drinks and wine in front of the fire...). I'll definitely be going back to Riva Lofts and encourage anyone going to Florence to seriously consider this as a place to stay.

Room Tip: Ask for the room opposite the reception. Huge!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Stayed here for three nights in September 2012 and didn't really want to leave. What a great place! Great staff! Great room! Perfect location!! If you want to go into the city to see the sights, you can walk to the train which takes you into the ancient city of Florence. Or you could just hang out at Riva, by the pool or walking along the river, you feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Florence. Had a awesome time here! Would stayed here again!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riva Lofts Florence Hotel
Address: Via Baccio Bandinelli 98, 50142 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 498 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautifully renovated 19th-century factory on the southern bank of the Arno River, the Riva Lofts provides a modern oasis in easy reach of the rich historical attractions of Florence. ... more   less 
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