I've been traveling to Florence for over 20+ years and have stayed in many good hotels. That said, I have to say that the Best Western Rivoli was by far the best of them. The hotel staff is friendly and professional. The hotel itself is nearly restored and incredibly charming. There is a small garden and a terrace with a pool. And the breakfast is top notch. Note: Best Westerns in Europe are nothing like the Best Westerns in the USA and Canada. They are individually owned and operated and are of a much high quality. It's also centrally located and only a 5-10 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio and all major sites. If you are looking for charm, comfort and a bit of peace in crowded Florence I'd stay here. Matthew B.
- 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
- Florence Best Western