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Best Western Hotel River - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 18 - Florence

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The Best Western Hotel River is located in a charming 19th-century building of Florence situated on the banks of the river Arno.

Recently completely renovated using the finest materials, the hotel offers quality and comfort and preserves the original charm of a traditional Florentine residence.

The pet-friendly property offers a terrace boasting fantastic city views, complimentary wireless internet access, an Internet Point, and a garden. An airport shuttle is available on request. Express check-out is also available.
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
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Breakfast at Best Western Hotel River

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Best Western Hotel River

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Valet service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


One child under 12 years stays free in an extra bed.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 15 per room
  • Pet deposit: EUR 15 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Best Western Hotel River is also known as

Hotel River
River Hotel Florence

9.3

Clean

8.7

Location

8.9

Quiet

7.9

Spacious

9.0

Service

Best Western Hotel River reviews

7.7 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Worst WiFi ever. Kept dropping signal. Nice terrace looking over the Arno, and they allow you to bring your own drinks and food up there. About a kilometre walk to the core area, which is okay going but after a day of walking it can seem a long ways away coming back. Good bang for the buck. No bath, shower only. Friendly staff, good English.

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

WE HAD NOT THE ROOM ON THE REIVER , WE EXPECTED A VIEW ON THE RIVER , NOT ON INSIDE COURT .

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

We chose this hotel for the price and the location and both were met. We were close enough to walk into the city center a couple of times a day. Some of the desk staff were not that freindly, but over all the experience was excellent. The outdoor patio overlooking the Arno was not a big as we thought. I have already recommended it to others.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This is a nice hotel,pity the parking next to hotel is possible to pay only with coins, and not with credit card or banknote.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The HOTEL RIVER was a great hotel to stay in. Just a short distance from attractions. Their breakfast was excellent - great variety. Just so happened that it was a Saint's day on our last day at the hotel. The HOTEL RIVER has a waterfront view with a terrace on the 4th floor (elevator). That evening we were treated to a 50-minute fireworks display!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The Hotel River is overlooking the River Arno and the view is magnifico! The rooms are the typically small but adequate variety and the bathroom has a shower only,no bath. Because there's no bath, there's only a shower curtain and water does find its way on the bath floor. The breakfast was very good and had a nice variety. There also was an upstairs (small) terrace on the top floor that we sat out at night. We could see the large replica statue of David lit up across @ the Michaelangelo Piazza! The desk staff was helpful with dinner suggestions & reservations, directions and arranging the taxi the morning of our departure.All in all it was a very good experience and I wouldn't hesitate a minute with making reservations again at the Hotel River.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Reception staff very friendly efficient and helpful. 10 minute walk to centre sites

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

The breakfast was good with regard to Italian standard. The staff of the hotel was friendly and helpful.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

my family had stayed at hotel river about four years ago and found it a very pleasant experience. This time not so much, mainly due to the the personnel attitude, which was rather cool and not very welcoming or helpful. Parking for our rental was rather a chore and expensive (25 Euros per day at a garage that would pick up your car and deliver it when needed) The shower stall in the bathroom was much smaller than i remembered. The view from the Hoet terrace as gorgeous as ever. Breakfast more than adeguate. Overall experience still favourable but a little less than our previous stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

A ROOM WITH A VIEW Our room had a river view with a terrace which overlooked the Arno River and Piazzale Michelangelo. The terrace was divided by planted shrubs giving us a semi-private space so others could sit on the terrace and enjoy the same expansive view as well. The staff is friendly, efficient and responsive, especially Gino at the desk. The hotel is clean, breakfasts are good (ask for one of their excellent cappucinos), and the hotel is within walking distance of Piazza San Croce, Ponte Vecchio, and several museums.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

Very nice hotel. Excellent price/quality. Only one drawback, the wifi connection was constantly on and off which makes business stay a little frustrating.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Un acceuil tres chaleureux et beaucoup de disponibilité de la part du personnel. Bien situé. Proche des monuments et (10-15 minutes a pied du centre historique).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I'm a business traveler. The stay in River LHP Hotel in Florence was delightful; there is no parking in the hotel, but the receptionist takes the keys of your car and call a parking not so far and they park for you! For turists: Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti are 10' walking far, and you walk on the lungarno. Employees are more than kind; they remember as they meet you your name and room number; and this for just 69 euro a night!

7.9 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Cyprus

Clean and tidy hotel with a real service culture. Nothing was too much trouble for the reception staff including booking tours and providing reliable information. If you are staying for more than one or two nights,ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the Arno. The room was well appointed although small. The bed was spacious and comfortable. It is preferable if visitors carry out some pre-planning of where they want to go and what they want to see before arriving in Florence including booking admission tickets to Galleries etc. There are 4 electric mini bus routes that buzz through the back streets. Use the the one that stops outside the hotel. You can use them for 70 minutes for E1.20 or buy a season ticket and hop on and off . It saves leg work for galleries! A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

High level Hotel, great quality/price ratio.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Costa Rica

Excelent hotel!!! Worth every penny. The bus stop is right in front of the hotel so it is very easy to get to it. The hotel is in front of the river, a 15 min walking distance from Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio and other main attractions. I strongly suggest to stay at this hotel, actually I wish we would have stayed longer.

6.8 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a lovely location on the river but much farther from the train station than we anticipated. Room was a triple and a nice size to make that work. It was in the basement and the window appeared to open onto an alley which was a little noisy with the window open. It was necessary to have it open because the room was too hot to stay in and the thermostat didn't seem to work. Couple that with very hard, lumpy beds and we didn't get much sleep. Shower was just a corner of the bathroom with a shower curtain creating a very small space. Breakfast buffet was fine. With all the rave reviews we read in advance, it was a real disappointment.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

It´s a perfect hotel for couples in a four days visit to Firenze and vicinities. Perhaps a short products offering in breakfast (no cocoa for milk or bread and oil)could be the only dissapointment in a otherwise confortable and nice hotel

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Fantastic location overlooking the river and very close to all the main attractions. Very nice rooms, spacious and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

incredibly welcoming and friendly staff, they went out of their way to make us feel at home.

7.3 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

A little far from the center but I knew that so I wasn't surprised. I had a very small "basement" room but as I was a single traveller there to see the city it didn't bother me too much.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

eccellente specialmente nel rapporto qualità-prezzo.qualità.pienamente soddisfatto del trattamento riservatomi e dell'accoglienza.posizione ottima

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

We thought we had the wrong place when we walked in the door - for the price paid, it was fair beyond our expectations!! Great location for seeing Florence (especially if, like us, you are only looking for somewhere to stay for a couple of nights. Front desk staff where friendly & helpful with recommendations for places to eat etc. Breakfast was better than average Italian hotels.

0.0
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

They had been with me and my wife really not fair. I will never return in this hotel. I suggest one hotel just 200 meter far from it (Hotel privilege).

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This hotel is incredibly charming. It is decorated beautifully, and is extremely comfortable. The breakfasts were fantastic and the staff was very helpful and spoke English. The hotel is located right on the river and is quite magnificent at night. The only thing that would have made this perfect was if it was located more in the center of the city. It is a very small point. Considering everyting, we found this to be an amazing value and we would certainly stay again.

7.7 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

the fridge bar wasn't in service and no bottled water available in the room. excellent plasma tv. the bed good size but there was no room to move and no window. the overall opinion - quiet and pleasant. could be better with a view.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Wonderful and quiet hotel, clean and simple and with very helpful staff. A place to return to.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

I had stayed in many hotels in Europe. But that time, i think it was better. The location is also very nice and thanks again to the staff for their kindness on everything

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a great place to stay, it is central, right near S. Croce,, and the price was a STEAL. Tthe staff was super friendly and bilingual. The rooms comfortaable and clean, and the breakfast very good. I would stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

wonderful, great hotel.Morover sometimes they make some incredible discount prices, and we had the luck of take one, so it has been the best experience ever in hotels! p.s.: Great bathroom and beds!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

During 10 days of travel in Italy, this was the best value for the money. The hotel was beautiful and clean. We booked all of our hotels online and this was the best value and happened to be the lowest price we payed for a 3 star.We loved it!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

A little outside the city center but the accomodations were fantastic. Clean comfortable rooms and attentive staff. If you don't mind a daily stroll down the Arno (I can certainly think of worse things!), this is a great place to stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

My overall assessment is that The River is a lovely small hotel, extremely clean, helpful and friendly reception staff, great location, a perfect choice for our first visit to Italy. There was some maintenance work being done during our stay of which we had not been notified and so this came as something of a surprise. This included re-painting the exterior, up-dating some of the rooms, re-fitting the public bathroom which was inaccessible throughout, and most significantly re-polishing the marble floors which was very noisy and off-putting on our arrival. However, as our visit was in November which is not exactly peak season, and I understand that hotels do have to schedule maintenance work out of season, the work was at worst a minor inconvenience, although sharing breakfast with the workmen was a novel experience. The hotel is in a lovely location, and even for me, a not very fit forty-something, only a 10 minute walk to the Uffizi and thus into the heart of tourist Florence. (A tip- the Number 13 bus from the railway/bus station stops virtually right outside the hotel. The bus stop is across the road from the station, almost outside McDonalds. Don't worry about missing your stop, keep a look-out for an ancient tower on the river front, as you near the hotel the bus will be heading straight towards the tower. As the bus turns right just in front of the tower, which was the Florentine mint, ring the bell and get off at the first stop on the riverfront, about 5 steps away from the entrance to The River). We loved Florence, just wandering around and marvelling can fill hours, without actually 'doing' the sights. Just remember to always look up, carry a map, don't worry about getting lost because it's small enough to find your bearings just around the next corner, and try the ice cream at Gelateria dei Neri (about 5 minutes walk from the hotel) as I can guarantee you will go back for more. I expected a lot from Florence and it never disappointed.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel River was a delight. we will stay there again on our next trip to Florence.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

Very nice hotel. Just a 15 minutes walk from Florence downtown. I think it's the ratio price/quality is the best you can get. Excellent welcoming by Salvatore. Just two remarks: 1) the luggage room should be slightly bigger 2) we got probably the smallest room (#204) in the hotel. can it be that venere's user get the smallest rooms? however it was big enough for 2 persons and next time I will go to Florence I will stay again in the Hotel River

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel River is in a great location opposite the River Arno and a pleasant walk to all of Florence. The hotal staff were excellent in their welcome and also booking a restaurant and generally being of assistance. We would definately go back to the Hotel River if I was again in Florence.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

L'hotel River offre una perfetta combinazione di prezzo, tranquillita' e posizione.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

molto belle, pulito e con personale molto gentile. l'unico problema è il parcheggio ma il servizio di garage è comunque efficiente.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

My daughter and I were very happy with our stay at Hotel River. The hotel was quiet, the beds were extremely comfortable and the staff couldn't have been more helpful/friendly. This applies in particular to reception. Nothing was too much trouble even my request for a cappuccino on arrival was met with a smile - and it was buonissimo.....

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Finding a reasonably priced hotel in Florence is definitely a challenge, but Hotel River is a good solution, if you are prepared to sacrifice centrality for value. It's a (pleasant) fifteen minute stroll into the city centre, and the riverfront location is very pretty. The hotel itself is exactly as described - a pleasant 3-star hotel; no more, no less. It is clean, nicely decorated and welcoming.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Philippines

Hotel River was my home for during my 6 day stay in Florence. From the warm welcome of Salvatore to the send-off by Guiseppe, everything was perfect. Thank you very much for such great service. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Florence.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Klein, fein, gut gelegen und ein hervorragendes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

An overall excellent choice: The room (obviously recently renovated) was spacious and clean, the employees were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ok, with a good variety of choices. The hotel is within walking distance of most of the major tourist attractions, about 10 minutes to the Ufizzi. For that price, it is difficult to imagine a better deal. One word of caution: The cab ride from the main train station is quite expensive (EUR 15-20). You may want to try the bus or walk, if your luggage allows.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Semplicemente perfetto, hotel molto bello, stanza accogliente, bagno ampio e pulito, pulizia camera precisa, prezzi bassi, colazione abbondante e varia, vicino al centro, sull'Arno, servizio garage 23,00 € a notte (alto ma sono i prezzi ed almeno la macchina è custodita), lo consiglio vivamente siamo stati benissimo. Unico neo: scarsa gentilezza degli impiegati, ma è una caratteristica dei fiorentini.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Excellent rapport qualite prix Hotel moderne tres confortable au calme à 10 min à pied du centre de florence parking devant hotel mais compter 23 euros/ jour

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Unbeatable location at unbeatable price! I paid 50 € a night, breakfast included, for a nicely-located , very well-kept and quiet hotel along the Arno, 10 minutes walk from the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, during the month of August : this was the best bargain of my whole trip in Italy (I stayed 8 days in Italy and all my hotels were booked through Venere) . The rooms and beds were comfortable and practical, as was the bathroom . Breakfast was OK by Italian standards . Only minor drawback, but this has nothing to do with the hotel itself, but rather with its close location to the city center : if you come with a car and want to avoid heavy fine, you have to put it in a public parking which costs almost half the price of the room !... However, all in all, this remained a terrific deal . I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Florence .

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

très bon hôtel bien situé. Excellent rapport qualité prix

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Pareja con dos hijos. Es un lugar muy acogedor, cercano a la zona histórica de Florencia. Trato muy amable en la recepción, y desayuno suficiente, aunque debería mejorar el café.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

For 3 night. Excellent ratio price/quality. Recommended. Excellent breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is excellent and the staff are very polite and verry helpful. the hotel was of a very high standard and verry clean indeed. The breakfast area was verry nice and the choice of food was excellent. nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. i reccommend this hotel to everyone, its a great price and its not much of a walk to the tourist attractions, the tourist bus stops very near the hotel. had a great stay there, i am sure you will too.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Total Hotel quality is very good. Room cleanliness,Quietness,Breakfast,Internet connection are good condition. And Hotel receptionist were very kindness. We would like to recommend this Hotel to my friend.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our stay of 4 days was great. The rooms were just fine. The staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good. The location was great.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent value. The front desk was very helpful with directions, recommendations, and with making reservations for us. The breakfast was above average compared to other hotels we've stayed at in Italy. We would definitely stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

Very near to the San Crocce Piazza. Nice nightlife and restaurants. Very nice Hotel with very friendly staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

hotel river was a great find. the room was great and a total bargain. it's only a really short walk to uffizi (about 5 mins). it's well worth staying here.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

A great value and nicely appointed hotel. A little farther from the center of town, but only a few minutes walk. The free internet was great and breakfast was always good. We would definitely stay again!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A clean, quiet, charming hotel off the beaten track. A 5 minute walk past Santa Croce, but this is why it's so quiet. Great river views, terrific room and good staff. I'd stay again! I had a single room although it had a king-sized bed that had a balcony with table and chairs overlooking the inner courtyard. (room 210). The bar was very nice and well stocked and breakfast was included. Older travellers who are not used to walking much would need to taxi from the station and to some places in the city. Anyone who is reasonably fit will find this hotel a great value for the price.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel, very large, modern rooms and bathrooms. The staff was very helpful and courteous. Very convenient location but away from the noise of the main tourist areas.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Very helpful staff. Nice rooms, great bathrooms. It is right on the river, which is pretty. But it is a longer walk to the sights.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

nice place, very quiet and with and excellent relationship price/quality. No doubt when I'll return to Florence, I'll choose Hotel River again

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Off-season this hotel was a bargain! Very nice accomodations, good breakfast, half-mile walk to everything, very convenient overall. Salvatore at the reception was one of the most friendly and helpful persons we have encountered in Italy in five weeks of travel. If you have a car and want to use it during the day, skip the garage and park across the street in the paid blue areas. The price is the same and you have the car available when needed, it just requires a little advance planning for the metered payment. If you don't need the car, have reception put it in the garage. I would highly recommend!

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Portugal

+room, competence of employees, srvices and facilities offered -15 minutes walking to city centre

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

ottimo hotel vicinissimo al centro e parcheggio pubblico a pagamento di fronte.tariffa scontatissima con venere 69 euro camera doppia e colazione

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Wir besuchten Florenze für 4 Tage. Hotel River ist ca. 10 Minuten zu Fuss von Ponte Veccio und gleich um die Ecke von St. Croce entfernt. Das Zimmer war im Erdgeschoss und zu einer Seitenstrassse, wordurch es etwas dunkel war. Das geschmackvoll Eingerichtete und sehr geräumige, saubere Zimmer und das Hotel allgemein machten das aber mehr als gut. Das Frühstuck war reichhaltig. Ein kostenloses Internetterminal mit Möglichkeit für Internettelefonie war sehr praktisch. Wir können das Hotel River jedem Florenz-Besucher empfehlen!

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel River is on the beautiful Arno River and across from Michaelangelo Pilazzo.The staff were cordial and professional and provided any requested information and suggested good restaurants. Their breakfasts offered a variety of choices, rooms were large and very clean and well decorated. The major sites to see were within walking distance but public bus points were just across the street.One suggestion, to consider clock radios in the rooms since many visitors may be Italian speaking challenged in watching television and music is a universal language.Prior to our visit, we had e-mailed them a couple times and they answered questions in a timely fashion. Their efficiency and desire to provide top service was constantly evident.They helped to make our trip to Italy a memorable,wonderful experience.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

looks better than in the photograph. great staff and nice ambience and tapestry. very clean too. big bathroom by european hotel standards. need to walk quite a bit to most tourists sites. but in Florence, the tourist sites are all over the place anyway. would consider staying there again for my next trip if its over a few days. However if it's just one day, maybe better to stay near train station as the cab ride is about 15 min and costs 15Euros. nevertheless a great hotel for its price.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Well located away from hectic tourist area but only a 10 minute walk away. The most helpful staff with excellent suggestions and a "can't do enough" attitude. Breakfast was more than ample and excellent. Definately would return there.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel River greatly exceeded our expectations and actually is prettier than the brochure shows. The service was extremely efficient; the rooms were very nice, and the whole hotel was beautifully decorated and a wonderful place to stay. It was our favorite hotel in Italy, out of the five we stayed in. I would highly recommend it.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We spent two nights at Hotel River at the end of July and would highly recommend Hotel River. We were very impressed with the services offered, the price, and the location - right along the Arno River. The hotel is located a short walk (a little over a 1/2 mile) to the Uffizi. The location is also good for those wishing to watch a beautiful sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo, as the hotel's location provides a fairly easy walk (although uphill). The hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was typical, but filling. For the price, this is a real find! We would definitely stay here again. The only word of caution is that we had a very difficult time getting to the hotel. We attempted to take the bus, but didn't know what stop to get off at and the bus driver was of no help. From S.M. Novella train station, take bus #13. Get off at the second Zecca Vecchia stop, which will be about a 15-20 minute bus ride winding through the city. If you know where you are going (i.e. have a good map and the address of the hotel) and don't have too much luggage, the walk from the train station is not that bad and is just slightly longer than taking the bus. Alternatively, you could always get a cab. Have a great stay!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

The extremely friendly, helpful staff made this a wonderful stay. Delicious breakfast, lots of selection and a beautiful, sunny room to eat in. Nicely decorated, clean room and bathroom. Fantastic location, within walking distance of all the sites and right along the river. Can easily walk across the bridge and up the hill to the best viewpoint in Florence. There were so many tourists in Florence that it was great to be able to mingle with everyone at the sites, then walk back towards the hotel, where it was much quieter. Free internet at the hotel was handy.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very good. The nearest main attraction is Santa Croce. It is about a ten minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio and main areas. The air conditioning was very good even though it was 37 to 38 Celsius outside. Breakfast was continental and adequate. The gentleman on reception recommended us two good restaurants (Baldovino and Osteria de' Benci) and we found Boccadama. All three were very good and good value. Overall the hotel was very good and good value and I would stay their again. We had a triple room.

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

It was not made clear while booking that the special rate of 72 euro was only for street level rooms at this hotel, and that no special rates was offered for rooms at upper levels through venere.com. However once you got used to the sound of people walking past your window, it was pretty good value for money and all other facilities were very good.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

delizioso hotel; molto tranquillo sull'Arno; personale competente e gentilissimo: Certamente lo consiglierò ai miei amici.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

I really can recomend this hotel. We lked it really and enjoed our time in Florenz. We´ll come back ; )

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

It has been an excellent experience, under all points of view. It's a short comment but it's really all there is to say. Such a sheer quantity of positive feedback really meant something!

7.0 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Room was too small for usand beds not the best comfort. Otherwise, no complaints, just not thrilled with experience.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very close to the historical centre, only a ten minute walk. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. A beautiful location, and quiet of an evening. The staff spoke perfect english, and were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. I will definately return.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We would not return this hotel. It was OK, but the walk to the main city area was a bit too long on a daily basis, especially in summer when it was really hot. The rooms were quite plain,not much atmosphere, the internet facility was a small booth,which was very hot and not air-conditioned. The breakfasts however were very nice, expecially in the garden setting. The friendliness of staff varied, some were again nice. However, after all the good reviews on this website, my husband and I were actually a bit disappointed.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Portugal

Hotel muito agradável situado junto ao rio e 10 min. a pé do centro da cidade. O acolhimento é muito simpáctico e prestável e o hotel muito agradável.

7.4 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Indonesia

The hotel is lovely and located in nice area. It makes you feel homey. The staffs are friendly and professional and they gave you advice on what places worth to visit and how to get there.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Friendly helpful staff, nicely renovated rooms and quality feel.Room in the Court Yard , whilst not huge was adequate and represented value for money. Breakfast was ok perhaps lacking in a little choice. Overall this was nevertheless a very nice little hotel and I would have no hesitation in recommending it and would definately stay there again

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We loved The River Hotel. Of all the hotels we stayed at in Italy, this was by far the best. The staff was exeptionally helpful and friendly and spoke very good English. They recommended great restaurants and were very accommodating with organizing excursions and calling taxis. The room was outstanding. Plenty of space in the main room, spacious bathroom, and a quiet view into the courtyard. (I'm sure we could have paid more for a noisier room with a view of the river.) The air conditioning worked very well, even in the heat of July in Florence, which made for great sleeping after a long day of stomping around Florence. Breakfast was very nice; simple, typical Italian, and fresh. The River Hotel is within 7-10 minutes walking to the Ufizzi Gallery and 25 minutes walking to the train station (or the desk can cheerfully call you a cab to arrive within 3 minutes of the call). We loved this hotel. We hope you do too.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel for a short stay in Florence. It was within a 20 minute walk along the river to the centre of Florence (Duomo). It was another 20 minutes to the Station area. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. If you are in a car then parking is not readily or cheaply available outside, however there is an arrangement with a valet parked garage at 21 euros (cash) per day. A couple of good restaraunts just around the corner in Santa Croce area and the hop on & hop off touist bus stops outside the hotel - which was very handy. The hotel did have a small bar and it looked closed until you realised that the reception staff would get you a drink. Breakfast was the usual continetal mixture you would find in Italian hotels. The air con in the rooms was neccessary! If we were to return to Florence we would use the Hotel again.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

After traveling for a month in Europe, this was by far our favorite hotel that we stayed in. The rooms and bathrooms are huge. Big bed with nice linens (not just two twin beds pushed together which is often the case in European hotels). Flat screen tv with cable, air conditioning, free internet access in the lobby, bar, and delicious breakfast in the morning. We had a great time and it was well worth the money. Also, it is a great location to walk into Rome to shop or see the sights. Not more than a 15 min walk into town. The staff were very helpful and knowledable about getting around town. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Hotel River.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The hotel staff were most helpful in reserving our tours and providing directions to the local attractions. The triple room was small, but the shower was a decent size. Bathroom was spacious. Also this hotel had a decent directory of services as compared to the others we stayed at during our vacation. Facing the Arno River makes the hotel picturesque. Overall, our stay in Firenze was very good.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Excellent hotel. Excellent service. Rooms were very nice and comfortable, and were much better in real life than what appears in the photos on the hotel website or on Venere. The staff were very polite and helpful. There is plenty of parking just outside of the hotel. The hotel's location is not exactly central, but the centre can be easily reached by a short and pleasant walk. One thing that potential guests should note is that the Ponte Vecchio cannot be seen from the roof top patio, despite what other reviewers have said. All in all, this hotel is highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wonderful place to stay. Easy walk to the heart of Florence but quiet and easy to find. Would definitely recommend this hotel highly.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely.If this hotel had larger rooms it would be 4 star. Good quality furnishings,thick towels, crisp clean sheets,decent breakfast and in 30C air conditioning that really worked and a was not that noisey.We could have even have sat on the balconey but it was too hot for us.If there was one thing negative the shower cubical was tiny but worked well.10 minutes walk from all the sites will stay again. All staff gave excellant service

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel River was a good value hotel for us. It had features that put it above a budget hotel yet the prices were very reasonable. The room was small but well appointed with a queen bed. The air conditioning worked well.French doors opened out onto a small courtyard. The bathroom was basic but functional and of adequate size. The breakfast was good. The hotel was located right at the edge of the historical district so the attractions were a bit of a walk. Over all we had a good stay here and would stay there again.

7.9 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

The hotel is ok, and the personel is wonderful. A good place to rest in a Florence full of tourists!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a very good place to stay despite the faintly odd odor from the bathroom. Good location, great breakfast, helpful and friendly staff.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We were overly impressed with the friendliness of the staff at the front desk and their willingness to provide service. There was never any doubt we could always find our hotel easily because of the location right on the River. We would return to the River again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great hotel---highly recommended for Florence. We had a river view and it was outstanding. The staff was friendly and helpful---rooms elegantly decorated. The breakfasts were very good and in a lovely room.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We thought this place was great! Right on the River Arno, great views, walking distance to everything we watnted to see! Day staff was very friendly and helpful. The overnight guy was grumpy and almost rude - or only complaint.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Overall, a very nice facility. Free internet in the lobby, very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable employees, varied and good breakfast with little sun room sitting area. Room was a bit small but was clean, had flat screen TV, comfortable beds, and A/C. Only drawback is lengthy walk to city center -- especially after a long day of sightseeing (about 20 minutes).

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Nice and convenient. Room small and quaint on a courtyard. Plumbing good by Euro standards. Breakfast good with a garden room. Parking a hassle. The local garage guy wanted more money for our mini van and we had no choice. It came out of his tip. The river across the street is very nice and quiet in the early, early morning hours. Maybe not so in the summer. Would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very nice Hotel within walking distance of all the great sights. Hotel staff were excellent in helping with anything asked for. Spoke very good English. Would reccommend this hotel.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

Overall, we had a very good experience. Rooms were nice, clean and very functional. Service was very nice. Breakfast was good. The hotel is less than a 10 min walk to Santa Croce and there are a lot of nice restaurants there. It's another 15-20 mins to the centre of the city and shopping. Although the hotel is not in the centre, the city is small enough to walk and the area around the hotel is nice. If necessary, calling taxis is easy and they are inexpensive in Florence (because everything is so close). It's a nice trade-off to be outside the city but in a very quiet room. Would recommend and would return.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

I'd definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. We had the most pleasant stay there, and although it's the only hotel I'm acquainted with in Florence, it pretty much filled in on all of our requirements. The breakfast was very nice, and with many choices available. The location on the site, it's not exactly correct, the hotel is a bit more to the west, almost next to Piazza Piave. Anyway, the distance on foot to Santa Croce is about 7 min if you take a leisurely walk, so no problem there. We had no problem communicating with the staff, but we do speak portuguese/Spanish, so Italian doesn't really impose any major worries.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Best Western Hotel River, offering 38 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers visiting the Santa Croce area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Best Western Hotel River

Piazzale Michelangelo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Buonarroti - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza Santa Croce - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Miniato al Monte - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museo Horne - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro Verdi - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Stefano Bardini Museum - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Sinagoga - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza Massimo D'Azeglio - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel River is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 6.7 km / 4.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Best Western Hotel River

  • Valet service