We stayed at the Hotel Rivoli for two nights. It is a beautiful hotel with clean, comfortable rooms, cozy seating arrangements and a nice courtyard, which unfortunately we were not able to take advantage of because it was raining. It is within walking distance to just about everything that you would want to see in Florence. The breakfast was good, which brings me to the point of the restaurant. We decided to eat at the restaurant the first night because we arrived pretty late at the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by the menu and how delicious the food was. It was so good, that we ate there again the second night!
My only complaint was that they don't turn on the air conditioning until May 1st and the room was warm and stuffy; however, that seems to be fairly common in Italy because none of the hotels that we stayed in had their A/C turned on.
- 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