My husband and I stayed at Hotel Rivoli for 3 nights having fled from the Venice high tides. The public areas have character as it was originally a convent centuries ago. The rooms are smallish but well appointed - comfortable beds with lovely bedding. I particularly liked the bathroom. Again,it was small but had heated floors and heated towel rack with lots of nice towels. There was a tiny balcony, which,in better weather would have been lovely. There are courtyards and a whirlpool but again the weather precluded our use of these. The breakfast was generous with lots of choice. With the exception of one waitress, who seemed to think one cup of coffee should be enough, the service was good. The front desk staff were wonderful and spoke excellent English. There was a charge for WIFi but it worked well and it was not too expensive. The front entrance is very deceiving - a delightful experience awaits beyond. I lost an earring and the staff went out of their way to help me find it. (unfortunately we did not find it - probably lost it outside). Thanks again to the desk and housekeeping staff.
Catherine and Greg.
N. S. Canada.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the old town of Florence, the Hotel Rivoli offers class hospitality with charm, as well as spacious and elegantly decorated hotel rooms and suites. The 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