If we visit Florence again we would stay here. We so enjoyed returning to our room with it's pretty balcony overlooking the garden, after a busy day sightseeing. It was very relaxing. Although I have to agree with previous traveller who would prefer that the tiny bathroom was not overpowered by a bidet. There just was not room for it & it made using the bathroom an ordeal instead of a pleasure. I wonder if the management would consider removing them from smaller bathrooms. It was also not pleasant using a toilet that was just 2 feet away from the top end of the bed! Another small gripe was that coffee making facilities were not available for our superior room when we arrived at 8pm as housekeeping had finished for the day. And I often wonder why hotels rarely provide hooks for coats as there is usually plenty of space near the door. We were pleased to find the air conditioning was working well during our stay. Breakfast was good but not outstanding, & I wish it had been warm enough to eat it in the lovely garden. We did enjoy one evening meal there & though expensive, the setting is truly beautiful & the service excellent. The staff members were courteous & efficient & I'd like to say a special thank you to Paola who gave such cheerful service at breakfast time. All public areas were very attractive & spotlessly clean. We hope to return to Florence one day & would definitely stay here again.
- 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