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Hotel Rivoli - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Via Della Scala 33 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 172.00
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The hotel Rivoli, is excellently located in the historic centre of Florence, 250 metres from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and the exhibition and congress centre of the city. All the main monuments walking distance: the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi gallery, the church of Santa Maria Novella and the academy of fine arts with its renowned statue of David by Michelangelo.

The hotel is a Franciscan convent dating back from the 15th century which has been restored to its unique splendour. Throughout the hotel, the classic ceilings, cross vaults, stone arches and pillars all add to its character.

The style and charm of the public area combine perfectly with the elegant and modern rooms, most overlooking the patio and internal garden, where guests can enjoy the large whirlpool jacuzzi heated to a temperature of 35°c all year round.

Just 100 metres from the hotel Rivoli guests have the free use of a fully equipped gym. 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 93 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Rivoli

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Best Western Hotel Rivoli

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Limousine service
  • Valet service
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi

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.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2 PM and 2 AM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 23 per day

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


You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 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.

Hotel Rivoli is also known as

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9.0

Clean

8.4

Location

8.3

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

8.7

Service

Best Western Hotel Rivoli reviews

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in excellent position with staff who are very helpful and the hotel has lovely gardens and an excellent restaurant.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel - would definitely stay again and definitely highly recommend!!

6.9 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

nice hotel but there were some renovation and work started early in the morning and lack of privacy in the bedroom. Breakfast was nice but fruits not ripe and not enough of choice of different bread.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Zimbabwe

Excellent throughout, really nice courtyard and splash pool to cool off in . Staff were very friendly, close to centre and room was very nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

After reading numerous previous reviews from American tourists we decided to book this hotel for our 4.5 days stay in December 2009. We were coming from Rome to Florence by a train, so an easy and short (7 min!!) walk to the hotel from train station after 10 pm was one of the main factors that we chose this hotel. The hotel is simply beautiful. Especially its courtyard,although the whole first floor with old beans, old main doors, paintings, rugs, etc was beautiful as well. Our room was simple, but really big comparing with "standard" (1 meter by 1 meter) size of the most of Italian hotels. The bathroom was great!!!!! Special was breakfast--our waiter was amazing guy, very friendly, always had a few nice words for each tourist to welcome. Breakfast was served of an excellent quality in the very modern with tough of history beautiful room!!!!! Plenty of snack to take with you for a long day. We walked everywhere, after midnight, and always safely were back. This hotel has everything what you need that enjoy Florence!!!! The front desk guy provided us with plenty of maps of restaurants, told us his favorite, made calls, etc. The only thing you have to be prepared is expensive Internet connection, but don't worry--just across from the hotel, there is small Internet cafe, where 1 euro for 2 hrs!!!! and plenty of avaialable computers (this cafe was open even after midnight on X-mas day!!!)

6.5 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

good location, near railway station and rental cars, with enough distance from the major attractions but be careful of the rooms that open onto the courtyard. the restaurant is supposed to close at 11 PM but one night guests and the staff were still talking loudly after 12.30 am. Breakfast good and of course Florence is a wonderful place especially for eating and shopping.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Easy access from SMN train station, walking distance to all important sights in Florence, lovely breakfast, very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

Very nice hotel. We got the double room with small private terrace. We enjoyed the room very much. Technical problems in the room were fixed very professionally and quickly. The terrace was just next to the garden bar seating area, so it was a little noisy.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Lithuania

Excellent hotel! Everything was wonderfull! Place, room, breakfast and service - all at high level. We were especially pleased with a pool-jacuzzi. I recommend this hotel for pleasant pastime in Florence!

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Thailand

good location, and service. The room is very very small. Only allows a queen size bed plus a make- up desk. It is a standard Best Western hotel, you get what you pay. Somehow, I dont think it reach the 4 stars ranking in terms of quality but definitely is a good deal if it only cost you around 85 euro per night. Only one point for future improvement. We purchased the room with good daily rate of 83.3 Euro without knowing it is under renovation which did cause noise and inconvenience in taking the stair up to our room in 3rd floor.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

convenient location (5 minites from the train station),quiet street, beautiful garden, very friendly and helpful staff. We like this hotel very much, it was the best hotel we stayed this trip in Italy, would definitely stay there next time to Florence.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great hot tub! Breakfast was beyond our expectations!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Rivoli is well located, about 7 minutes walk from the main railway station and less than 10 minutes from the center of the old town. It was the best hotel we have stayed at in Italy or Spain, truly deserving of its 4 stars.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

chose this hotel from previous feedbacks and wasn't disappointed. As they say .. 'it did what it said on the tin.' I would definately recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • France

We really enjoyed our nice room with terrace at Hotel Rivoli. It was perfect for our purpose (close to Pisa airport bus terminal and very convenient for local public transport) and shall be glad to return there on any future occasion. Staff extremely kind and helpfull.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Great value for money. Friendly hotel staff that have plenty of information to offer about the city. Rooms are clean and spacious. Jacuzzi offers a nice way to relax after sight seeing. Hotel also has a nice garden terrace. Would definatley recommend this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Very nice room and facilities, close to train station, relatively quiet street and helpful staff, I'd stay there again.

6.6 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our stay at the Rivoli was a pleasant one while visiting our daughter at the University. Service staff was friendly and helpful. The location for the price was very good. If you need to connect to trains or buses this hotel is a good option. Easy 10-15 min. walk to the heart of the city. Air quality in the room was a bit poor at times. This was are only negative.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Rivoli was excellent for our 4 night stay in Florence, only 5 minutes from the railway/bus station and just a short walk away from all the sights, staff were friendly, comfy bed and excellent breakfast, take a swimming costume to use the beautiful outdoor jacuzzi, even in october it looked inviting, I didn't and regretted it Our room overlooked the enclosed garden and jacuzzi and was lovely Make sure you visit the Branacci Chapel and Santa Croce and take a walk to San Miniato and Piazza Michelangelo for spectacular views We used the Terravision bus from Pisa airport to Florence which was straight forward and good value and travelled by train back to Pisa which also was easy and cheap, had one night in Pisa to see the sights and be close to the airport for the flight back, worked out very well, recommend the Bologna in Pisa for a short stay

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is close enough to the station (less than 5 minutes' walk) to mean that you can use the Rivoli as a centre for seeing Tuscany. Yet five minutes or so in the opposite direction takes you to all the sites of Florence. The added bonus of an outdoor jacuzzi, and two quiet gardens made the hotel ideal for our stay. We were upgraded to a room with a very large terrace overlooking the central courtyard / jacuzzi / garde, at no extra cost. Breakfast was undoubtedly the best that we have had in Italy, both in terms of the variety of food on offer and the facility to enjoy it outside if we felt like it. Plenty of good restaurants within 10 minutes walk. A wonderful stay, we would certainly return to the Rivoli in future.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

this is a very cosy hotel with a nice inner garden and a very good breakfast for Italy. The hotel is well situated - almost everything can be done by foot. We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed it very much.

7.4 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Hotel very well located to city center, walking distance. Nice quiet relaxing stay. I stayed at a peak period and found the city center shops/restraunts can be very expensive. €3.50 for 0.5litre still water not unusual.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Rivoli is an easy walk from the train station. It is a great location for touring Florence. The staff was helpful and the facilities were great. There is a nice public area for drinks in the evening. Breakfast was poor. But most breakfasts in Italian hotels are poor in our opinion. We would stay at this hotel again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A superb hotel: florence is a beautiful city: evrything about the hotel was first class

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Excellent location. Rooms were as indicated. Very good 3 star hotel. Staff was very helpful.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

Thought that the hotel was overpriced for the facilities offered

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We were at the Rivoli for 10 days. It's a lovely place, pleasant garden spaces with comfortable seating. Breakfast was fine. The first room offered was cramped and dark, but when we refused it, we were offered a perfectly lovely one overlooking the atrium. That sort of thing happens in hotels often, so I wouldn't hold it against the Rivoli, but if you don't like the room, do ask to see another. The jacuzzi provided a soothing midday break and revived us to go back out and search for our dinner. There's enough activity on the street to make coming and going even at late hours feel comfortable. We were very happy with the Rivoli.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff at the Rivoli was friendly and fun. The commons areas need some updating, they have become quite run-down. The rooms were a bit noisy, we could hear every person on the stairs/elevator. The biggest problem, was the FLIGHT (not a few) of stairs you nedd to drag your luggage up to get to the lobby! The breakfast on the roof was lovely, the location is excellant.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was a first-rate hotel, well-located (5 min. walk from the Duomo), and staffed by knowledgeable, competent people. We enjoyed our stay there and would gladly return on future visits.

7.0 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Access to a gym and the whirlpool are free, and were excellent, but I missed them in the advertising! A welcome bonus! Air conditioning very intrusive. When it came on it was "reach for your hat time"!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

i didn't realize that the hotel was a best western chain and was pleasntly surprised. the rooms were wonderful and very cold at night! it was in a great location too!

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Noisy cooling system in the room did not cool us. There was continuous noise outside in the mid night, probably related to famous jagzee.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The Rivoli offered a quiet courtyard room which had a balcony overlooking garden and pool. Excellent choice of breakfast items. It was in a wonderful location, but because of one way streets, it was difficult to reach, since we did not know the city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Room and garden spaces were good enough and comfortable.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is situated very close to all the local attractions, along the street where the hotel is situated is a fantastic restaurant which us run by the brother of one of the bar staff in the hotel. Cant recall the name exactly but it's something like Crocodillo? The hotel overall was clean and friendly and in my opinion offered very good value for money. The only downside would be the noise levels as it is situated on a busy street, but they have tried to rectify this with double windows which keeps out the noise, it worked on our room, but not in our friends room, so guess it's luck of the drawer.

5.4 Ordinary
  • April 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

the wellcome was really not that what is useful at a four star hotel; I had request for a nonsmoking room and the receipt persons was not willingness to follow the mentioned request

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

We usually stayed at Hotel Aprile a tre stelle near Hotel Rivoli a quattro stelle. This is our first stay and we feel it not-expensive for a four-star hotel. We booked three double rooms which seemed a little smaller than we considered. Thank you.

7.5 Good
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.8 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Georgia

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

7.5 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

6.8 Fair
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

7.9 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Switzerland

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

7.0 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Latvia

7.8 Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

6.4 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Portugal

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Japan

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Norway

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Mexico

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Argentina

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

3.1
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

5.8 Ordinary
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

5.4 Ordinary
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Rivoli, offering 80 guest rooms with climate control and free local calls. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Rivoli

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by the motorway A1, exit Firenze Nord. Follow the signs for the city centre, continue towards the bridge Ponte alla Vittoria, cross the river following signs for the railway station. Once in front of the railway station, leaving the station on the left continue to the right into Via Santa Caterina da Siena, at the traffic lights turn left into Via della Scala, the hotel is situated at 100 metres on the right hand side of the road.

By train
The hotel is 200 metres from the santa Maria Novella railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 4 km from the Florence airport.

Distances from Best Western Hotel Rivoli

Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Chiesa di Ognissanti - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Rucellai - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo degli Affari - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Strozzi Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Rivoli is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.8 km / 3 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 km and mile.

Transportation services Hotel Rivoli

  • Limousine service
  • Valet service