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Hotel River

#96 of 422 Hotels in Florence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently refurbished - spotlessly clean, comfortable bed. Very friendly and helpful staff. Well located - Only a 10 minute walk to the galleries and shops. Perfect base to explore Florence. We left at 5am for our flight - but they were happy to make us coffee and offered to serve us breakfast. Everything you need in a hotel.

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all we thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for sharing your experience on the Tripadvisor community. Thanks for the excellent review which is our best word of mouth and it will turn useful to many other travellers. We look forward to welcoming again at the Hotel River, your home away form home. Sincerely... More 

Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and the wife stayed here for her 30th Birthday as she always wanted to go to Italy. We chose Florence and this nice little Hotel. Great location (10mins walk to the bars and restaurants), great view of the River from the terrace and the staff where helpful. Would recommend anyone staying for a short break in Florence to stay... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are really happy that you and your wife have enjoyed the stay on the occasion of her 30th birthday; we thank you for the lovely review you posted on Tripadvisor which is our best word of mouth and we hope that many other travellers will follow your recommendation. We look forward to greeting you again in the... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel very friendly staff just a little bit away from the centre so we did a lot of walking so not ideal if you are unable to walk any distance. The roof terrace was very small & no bar up there so if you wanted a drink on the terrace you had to take it up with you.

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Sue, we thank you for choosing our hotel for you recent stay in Florence and we also thank you for sharing your experience on the Tripadvisor community; we have really appreciated your nice review. Thank you for your kindness and I hope you come back soon. Simone Canessa Hotel Manager LHP Hotel River - Florence More 

Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel located within minutes walk to all the great attractions in Florence. The hotel has a balcony that overlooks the Arno river and we sat every evening with wine and antipasto. Great way to relax after a day of long walk. We arrived for check-in early so our rooms weren't ready. We were offered complimentary coffee & tea in... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks a lot for staying at the Hotel River and we also thank you a lot for the nice review you shared with the precious Tripadvisor community. We have really appreciated your lovely comment regarding the Hotel and its facilities which make your stay part of the good memories of your trip to Florence. We look forward to... More 

Newport Beach, California
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little hotel is staffed by accommodating and lovely people. It is located in close walking distance to the Storico (historical center of town) and the Ponte Vecchio. AND, it is adjacent to the River Arno so get the room with the private patio facing the Arno and enjoy sunrise and sunset on this sweet little patio. Our room was... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all thanks for choosing the Hotel River for your stay in Florence. We are beyond pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your generous compliments on our staff, on the comfortable rooms and the excellent breakfast. We are indeed grateful for your kind endorsement; my team and I certainly look forward... More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boutique hotel is perfectly located next to the Arno and within in a short walk to the Storico (Old Town) and Ponte Vecchio. The hotel staff is friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms are not lushly spacious but they are very nice, modern, clean and served all our needs. We enjoyed a room with a balcony facing the Arno;... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for posting on Tripadvisor your great experience at the Hotel River. It is brilliant to read such an excellent review and all the details you wrote will turn out to be useful to other travellers and at the same time your lovely words are the most appreciated reward to our dedication in best serving... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family group of 12 visited Florence in early July and stayed at the Hotel Rive. A classic exterior hides this modern hotel located about a 10 minute walk from the Piazza Signoria along the Arno River. Clean well-appointed rooms with walls of Venetian plaster in a predominantly white modern motif. Roomy and well-appointed baths. Well-stocked breakfasts were served downstairs... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks a lot for your excellent and well detailed review. It has been really a pleasure to greet you and your nice family; we are really happy that you enjoyed the stay at the Hotel River. We appreciate your generous compliments on our service, staff and on the comfortable rooms you had. We look forward to the opportunity... More 

Old, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself, my husband and our two friends stayed here this past weekend. The hotel was spotless and in a great location. The view from the roof terrace is beautiful, a great view of the river and statue of David. The room we had was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. The staff were lovely and friendly and we... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks a lot for your lovely comment on your recent stay at our Hotel River. We have really appreciated your excellent review; as people like to hear about the experiences of other guests before making a decision, your precious opinion will be our best "word of mouth". We do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back... More 

Leeds England
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73 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed four days at the Hotel River and were delighted with the comfort of the modern bedrooms situated in a traditional style Hotel. The essentials all worked well- air conditioning,a comfortable bed, a good shower, a substantial and varied breakfast and very good free wifi. Don't you hate it when hotels try to charge for a utility which has... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we really thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting on Tripadvisor such an excellent review. We truly appreciate your thoughts and we are glad to hear that you extremely enjoyed your stay. Thanks a lot for recommending the Hotel River to other travellers and we look forward to welcome you again very soon. Sincerely... More 

York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I had a seven night stay in the hotel in mid June. We found the staff to be unfailing friendly and helpful throughout. The room was lovely with very effective aircon which was much appreciated as outside it was in the mid 30's all week. The buffet breakfast had a nice selection and could be eaten on... More 

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for spending your week in Florence at our Hotel River and many thanks for the lovely review. We have really appreciated your excellent and well detailed comment which makes us proud. We do trust in welcome you again soon at our Hotel, Your Home in Florence. Sincerely Simone Canessa Hotel Manager LHP Hotel River - Florence More 

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Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel River

Address: Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 18, 50122, Florence, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel River)
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Price Range: $115 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel River 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#56 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#109 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#126 Family Hotel in Florence
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