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Ritz Hotel - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 24 - Florence

Price starting from 134.00
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Hotel Ritz enjoys an exceptional location in Florence, set along the Arno river and within walking distance of all of the city's major points of interest, such as the Santa Croce Church, the Bargello Museum, the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio.

This small property offers an intimate and romantic atmosphere. The walls are hung with reproductions of Italian art from the Renaissance to Modigliani, and a reading room as well as a convenient bar are at the guests' disposal for a relaxing break.

The front desk is staffed around the clock and will provide guests with useful tourist information, sightseeing tips and museum tickets reservation. Furthermore, a 24-hour free Internet point is available in the lobby.
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Guest Rating 7.0 Good
Based on 98 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The fourth time I stay here. The hotel needs renovation but still nice. No parking...

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Breakfast at Ritz Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Ritz Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Private parking

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.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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.

  • Self parking fee: EUR 25 per day

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.

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7.0

Clean

8.1

Location

6.7

Quiet

7.4

Spacious

7.2

Service

Ritz Hotel reviews

4.4 Ordinary
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Malta

Location and size of room is unbeatable. However most definitely over-rated as a 4 star hotel that is badly in need of total refurbishment. Staff in general helpful and pleasant. However weakest point must be the abysmally low level of cleanliness and a very poor breakfast.

7.6 Good
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

poor breakfast, like the italan breakfast allways is. very friendly staff.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location with view over the river Arno. Main road position means some early am traffic noise (did'nt bother us). 10-15 min walk to centre of Florence and all main attractions. Although, the Piazza St Croce is just 5 mins walk away. All staff really helpful with very good English. Some bits of our room 43 paintwork (door, wardrobe edges) needed paint work touching up and I guess the old brown bathroom tiles do not reflect a 4 star rating. However, for us location and view were the priorities, plus a lift for access to the third floor. Breakfast ok, with the standard Continental spread, juice, cereal, rolls,cheese, ham, jams and croissants ect. You can also request expresso and hot choc, but these were not on display. We would certainly return.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Second stay here, great location

6.8 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Georgia

hotel is old fashioned, near the river and the sewage smell is all around the hall of the hotel. Rooms are clean, normal size, linen is good. Bathroom leaves much to be desired. Breakfast is poor Location of the hotel is very good, you can walk to every sightseeing. Hotel is good for 2-3 nights stay

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The Ritz is an older hotel overlooking the Arno river on the west end of the city center. The view is spectacular; unfortunately the hotel is rather shabby and needs refurbishing. Rooms are large but the furnishings and fixtures are old and falling apart. It is situated on a busy road and the traffic noise is bothersome even on the top floor. It is located away from the city center and is a long walk away from the sites. The front desk staff was very helpful with booking tour reservations and calling taxis. Breakfast was decent.

1.3
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

This hotel is not 4*. Very old, small rooms, ugly spaces. Could be 1 or 2*. To avoid untill strong renovation

1.2
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

It is the second time I went to this hotel and I must say that this time it was horrible. the hotel was being reformed, rooms very clean, noisy ... if not for the location of the hotel sure that many customers would not stay sorry to be so hard but I work in hotels and this is painful

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Exceptional location. We got one of the view rooms and it was a phenomenal experience. Location was perfect for tourists who wanted to visit the prominent places. Night view was amazing. There are 2 top and affordable restaurants nearby and one was a recommendation by the hotel staff. The rooms seem a bit old and some rooms are small. But overall it was a wonderful experience. The only negative aspect is that the wireless internet is only available at the reception lobby. Ask for a river / canal facing room. The view is phenomenal.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Rooms were very large. Our room had a nice few of the river. Hotel and rooms were a little worn and dated. Hotel staff was accomodating.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was our first time staying here and we were very pleased mainly with the great location of this hotel and with the owner's smiling attitude! The rooms were a bit old but very clean and the breakfast was not too rich but adequate.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

An excellent hotel and excellent service.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel provided great service and a decent breakfast, and we appreciated the free internet access. Location is great for quick walking access to most of the major Florence attractions. While our room faced a busy street, the noise was greatly reduced at night with the wooden blind on the balcony doors. Hotel was right across the Arno River from the Piazza di Michelangelo and a few blocks from the Uffizi Gallery.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

The hotel is very nice located overlooking the river Arno. Close to Santa Croce where it is easy to find nice restaurants. The staff was very helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

It was a very nice holidays!

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Saudi Arabia

Good hotel assistance, big room, we had a great view from the room to the riverside, parking can be provided They had a 3* breakfast that could be better

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Nice hotel, friendly & helpful staff. The bathroom left a little to be desired, though -- had to pump the flush button for 30 seconds before the toilet would flush, and the shower didn't have great water pressure or consistent temperature. Otherwise, lovely.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We only spent one night here, but the room was great. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Would stay here again on return trip to Florence.

5.1 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

First and the last time at hotel ritz.

4.6 Ordinary
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

I missed the last train to Florence and I called the hotel. They were not willing to work with me AT ALL!! Still charged me for 2 nights instead of 1. During tourist seasons they can always re-rent the rooms if they know ahead they have a cancellation.But room was nice & clean & small.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

Two rooms and a baby. Lovely view from our rooms. The staff are friendly and speak English very good. They helped us with information needed to get to know the city. We are sorry for the inconvenience for the guests the one night when the baby cried loudly for two hours (period August 26th)

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Colombia

El hotel esta muy bien situado, el servicio del personal fue excelente, nos dieron dos habitaciones con vista al río Arno , espectacular. En general nos gusto el hotel solo un poco de ruido cuando estaban aseando la habitacion de arriba. Florencia !! Divina!!.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

superb value,we had a nice room clean and spacious,the reception staff and night porter were all friendly and helpful,our room had a nice view of the arno,excellent breakfast with a nice cappucino.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

I stayed at Hotel Ritz for 2 nights. The room was quite small for 4 people. The hotel was a bit tired looking but it was clean. It was more like a 3 star hotel than a 4 star hotel.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Hotel has a very good location: on the riverside, walking distance from all the major cultural attractions. Friendly, helpful staff. The room was just OK, window giving in the small almost dark courtyard, not nice view, but very quiet during the night time. For this price it is a good option.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

great location...great place...great price... 2 blocks away from david...and the entire walking area... very helpful staff... perfect for my needs...

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

While the location was great, the street noise was a bummer. Slept with ear plugs in. The room tempature was uncomfortably warm (in early Sept.)and we couldn't adjust the thermostat. Plus: unlimited access to internet at computer in lobby. Hotel staff very friendly. Breakfast was your typical yogurt, breads, cheeses, meats, fruits--nice.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room provided was very clean and spacious and overlooked the Arno river. It was a bit noisy at night, due to the volume of traffic using the nearby road. The only problem encountered was the ensuite shower. There was no cold water supply, making it impossible to use, due to the very warm temperature of the water. I reported the problem after each attempt for a shower, but in spite of assurances it would be repaired, nothing happened.

7.9 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

I stayed at the Ritz a year ago and had a wonderful experience. This time around we had the family suite and there was mold in the bathroom shower and sinks. Also, the shower door was hard to close. It seemed as though the room wasn't renovated as the other rooms we stayed in last year. Just a bit of attention is needed and it could be fixed. Breakfast was good. Staff was friendly. I would stay again if they cleaned it up.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The views from the room were gorgeous! The Ritz is across the street from the Arno River and a short walk to the Uffizi. It is a longer walk to the Duomo and to the train. My daughter and I were pleasantly surprised to see that we had a private patio with table and chairs attached to the room. The room had many modern conveniences; tv,small stocked refridgerator, hairdryer in the spacious bathroom. The personnel were courteous and helpful; patiently allowing me to struggle with my poor Italian, although they spoke perfect English. The breakfast was lovely and varied. They offered coffee, tea, pastries, ham, cheese, fruits, and yoghurt. I would definitely stay there again. It was a delight.

5.5 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The rooms are not insonorized, too much rumors enter from the windows, impossible to sleep. Breakfast food quality was not excellent for a four star hotel.

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

Me, my sister and friend had an excellent stay at The Hotel Ritz. It was close to everything-sites, shopping (we often visited Mario's Gift Shop down the street, very friendly) and EXCELLENT gelato-so very fresh!!! For our next Italian vacation (and there will be one as we missed some sites) we will definitely stay here again and ask for a referral to another hotel in Rome. Our trip to Florence was just leisure and we did relax.

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

Staff were very accomidating and it is very close to everything. I would personally recommend this hotel to everyone and would definatley stay there again.

7.4 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Relacion cualidad precio buena. Los desayunos mu poco variados. El punto de internet en el Hall no funcionó ningún dia de los tres que estuvimos allí.

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

albergo carino ma sembra "lasciato andare"; colazione e servizi decisamente non all'altezza.

2.5
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

Camera piccolissima sul retro, arredi scadenti, grandi macchie di umidità sulle pareti, rapporto prezzo qualità scadente

5.4 Ordinary
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

La colazione non è all'altezza, la sala colazione troppo piccola. Le camere sono pulite, ma da un albergo 4 stelle ci si aspetterebbe una maggiore cura dei particolari.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a lovely spacious room overlooking the river.The staff were lovely and extremely helpful. The decor was slightly dated, but with such beautiful views and friendly staff it was a pleasure to stay here.Very clean and comfortable.

7.9 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location and the staff are friendly & helpful.

6.1 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was by no means a four star hotel. It was clean and the staff very helpful however, the decor and facilities were more on the level of a two star hotel. Room was cramped and decor not uplifting. It needs a major upgrade to become four star hotel.

4.4 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We were provided with a plug in device to repel mosquitos. All of us - 4 of the 5 people in 3 rooms - received bites or developed rashes in the rooms. The one with no bites slept with the sheets over his head. Rooms were very, very small. Suitcase had to go under the bed.

6.2 Fair
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The room was pretty clean but quite worn. The floors were hardwood but definitely could use a refinishing. The hall carpets were in need of replacement with more modern product. Overall, the whole building could use a modernization. We had a front exposure with great view of the river.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We expected a 5 person room but got neighbouring rooms instead. Overall the place was OK, but not what we expected given the reputation of the Ritz.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

great hotel great veiw and excellent staff had a great time there and wished I could have stayed there for my entire vacation thank you

2.6
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We did not feel safe in this hotel because of phone calls in the night which had no one on other end. Man outside our door around 4:00a.m. then left. Hotel dingy, food terrible, employee attitudes poor. Was hot & noisy.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

more of a 3 star than a 4

4.5 Ordinary
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Whilst acknowledging that city hotels can be expensive, this hotel did not meet value for money expectations nor the description on the website. The room was small and poorly furnished and decorated. Service by the staff was very good however this did not make up for a disappointing stay.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

nice view of the river from our balcony, all the sights within easy walking distance,hotel staff very helpful,bathroom could have been a bit better, but hope to stay there again, all in all had a great time

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

A warm welcome on arrival makes a huge difference. The reception staff were excellent, particularly with our young children.

6.8 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

7.3 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Slovenia

6.6 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • AX

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Trinidad and Tobago

7.5 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

6.7 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

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

7.9 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

6.0 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

7.6 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

1.8
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

1.9
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

2.6
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

6.3 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Denmark

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Israel

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Chile

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Venezuela

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Mexico

4.5 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Germany

5.0 Ordinary
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

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7.2 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

7.8 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

4.0 Ordinary
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

4.6 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

7.8 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

6.7 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

2.9
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

5.0 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

4.2 Ordinary
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

6.0 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Ritz Hotel offers 30 guest rooms for your family-friendly holiday. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to desks, safes and phones during their Santa Croce visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV

How to reach Ritz Hotel

By car
From the A1 highway, exit at Firenze Sud and follow the indications to Centro for around 7 km. Take the Lungarno and after 1 km turn right onto Viale Amendola. Take the first left, and then turn left again. After a few metres, at the end of viale Giovine Italia, turn right into Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia. You will see the Hotel Ritz after 200 metres.

By train
From the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the best solution is to take a taxi directly to the hotel. The cost is around €8,00.

By airplane
From Firenze-Amerigo Vespucci airport, take a taxi directly to the hotel. The cost is around €17,00.

Distances from Ritz Hotel

Piazza Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Basilica of Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Casa Buonarroti - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piazzale Michelangelo - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Museo Horne - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro Verdi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Stefano Bardini Museum - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Miniato al Monte - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza San Firenze - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Badia Fiorentina - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Galileo Museum - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Sinagoga - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
The preferred airport for Ritz Hotel is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 6.5 km / 4 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Ritz Hotel

  • Private parking