What else can we say except this hotel does not deserve any bad ratings, the staff were so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. From printing off train time tables, to the daily weather. You were always greeted with a smile. The rooms and bed were firm which was wonderful for someone with a bad back and other bad joint problems. There is a lift so you do not have to walk up the stairs etc, great for people with disabilities.
The room was large for a European country. Bathroom large, Everything is really clean.
*The Breakfast was really good with fresh coffee made to order and a good selection of cereals, eggs, bacon, juices, yoghurt, fruits etc
The price for the room was amazing considering what you get in London for triple the price, we got more here for so much less!
The hotel is close to everything, the train station, buses etc connecting you to other cities. It is a walk able distance from everything, the streets are cobbled so if you are disabled like myself where sensible shoes.
Florence is just a beautiful city, the people are so friendly, you are made to feel so welcome. There are police everywhere, you feel safe and welcome.
Recommendation re Food there is Pizzeria called Pizzeria Tirabaralia across the road- The menus in English, food is so nice and the staff great esp the waitress Sylvia, we went there every night for the four nights, pizza's, wild boar spaghetti, omelettes etc were great, wine is cheap and really nice to, free local Tuscan bread with your meal as well. Good price they also do £8.00 meal deals. Its opened early to late so you do not have to wait to 7pm for dinner.
I only wish we could of stayed longer!! Thanks BEST WESTERN Hotel Rivoli for giving us a great four days stay!
- 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