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Hotel River

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Right facing the river, Hotel River offered a nice stay in Florence minutes from the crowded center of town. Room is very clean, well decorated and modern. Our room was upgraded! Win win for us. Staff are very kind, friendly and looking to help. Gave us great recommendations for dining out. Will be back to Florence and Hotel River will be top on my list of places to stay!

Florence is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in Europe. Only the dome and the museum in the uffizi could entertain you for at least a week. Beside the culture you´ll find breathtaking architecture and last but not least very convenient bars and restaurants with extraordinary food and vine.

Warm welcome from staff. Room was bright with an interesting ceiling. The bathroom, small and compact but very functional. Wish the room had coffee making facilities like most hotels in the U.K. A really good breakfast experience included.

The rooms are great, with view over the river and quite large. The stuff is very helpfull, they helped us with directions, restaurants, taxis, delivery, anything you can imagine. Location is good, there are direct buses to the center and the train station right in front of the hotel. And finally, breakfast is more that you would expect, only healthy stuff, even no gluten is available! In all, I recommend it fully, everything was great!

Fantastic room, view, staff and location. Great view of the river. Guess room was recently renovated. Super clean and cozy. Bathroom large, similar to Marriott hotels- beautiful. Very nice and will return soon.

Hotel river was amaizing! The hotel stuff was so nice and helpfull! The room was warm and cozy.. the location is fantastic, with a river view. We stayed in florance for 4 nights, hotel river was an amazing choice, we would defently come back! The breakfast was great, everything is clean and neat! Great! Fantastic! Highly recommended!!!

Our room was really nice with modern furnitures and great bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location nice & quiet area with reasonable price. Will surely recommend to friends visiting Florence.

Room didn't have a great view. However the hotel and the hotel terrace overlooked the river. One out of the hotel you are by the river. Amazing view ! The hotel is about 10-15 min by taxi from the train station. And within walking to distance to many great sites. The hotel staff actually gave us a map on arrival with recommendations to see. Room is remodeled. Very contemporary and comfortable. The room temperature has a range of about 4 degrees to change but the reception desk can change it for u at anytime with just a simple call from your room. The staff are very friendly and helpful. P.s. If you are a tea drinker like me, ask for an electric kettle at the desk. They will provide you with a kettle/cups. Whatever you need. Will definitely go back to this hotel if back in Florence

Although frequent independent travellers we used an agent as this was a birthday treat. We certainly will not use them again (Barrhead travel) the booking was all wrong when we arrived but the hotel went the extra mile and sorted everything. Rooms are small and the aircon has a mind of its own. We travelled in winter so it was needed for heat rather than cooling but we simply opened the veranda doors. Staff were friendly, and all very helpful. Location spot on to get all the main sites. Breakfast continental style but good range.

We stayed on the second floor where the rooms were older. We would have booked one of the newer rooms, but they were no longer available. Other than being outdated, the room had a strange musty smell, random light switches that didn't work, A/C that couldn't be adjusted, and mold in the shower. As others had mentioned, some staff is friendlier and more helpful than others. The breakfast was mediocre. Flatware and china appeared old and dirty. Despite everything else, we liked the location. The hotel is about 30 min walking distance to museums and attractions, but we enjoy walking. We also appreciated the fact that the hotel is in an area where it is not as congested.

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 18 Florence FI

Hotel River places you in Historic Center - Downtown, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Croce. This 38-room, 4-star hotel has a bar/lounge along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Florence, the hotel is also a short walk from Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 38 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.

Property features

At Hotel River, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. Valet parking is available for EUR 25 per night. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room, Terrace, River View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 734 reviews