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Good location close to train station and walking distance to everything else. Nice breakfast

This hotel is in great location! Very close to the train station and an arms reach from popular sites. The staff is amazing and friendly

I loved the entire stay and cleanest place that I’ve been.

It is a very old building. It was very close to everything and the staff was great

The property itself is aging. They are doing some renovations. I did not like that they initially put us in a corner room that smelled like paint. I had to request to be moved. They should not offer that room if it is not suitable to stay in. The second room was good. Bathroom and room overall was renovated. The bidet in the bathroom was positioned oddly and made it difficult to get in and out of the shower. The location was good as we needed to go back and forth from the train/bus station everyday. I will likely look for other places to stay in the future if I return to Florence.

I don't write too many reviews, but I wanted to take the time for this one because this hotel is absolutely fantastic: a welcome discovery during a recent December trip! Unprepossessing from the outside, inside it is well-appointed and luxurious, including a bar, a cozy sitting room, a sculpture garden, and even a courtyard hot tub! They offer free access to an excellent health club a block away (Florence Fitness) and the restaurant (at which I had the best gnocchi I've ever tasted) has a Michelin 3-fork recommendation. The breakfast is tasty and well-presented, the staff are super helpful, and they even let you choose your checkout time (I.e. for a small fee you can stay till 3pm or 5pm, instead of checking out at noon). If you visit around Christmas time you will also find the stunning display of intricate, animated, miniature advent scenes curated by two of the staff members. It must take them weeks of work! The rooms are also great - comfortable, clean, with beautiful bathroom (I was in a "comfort double" which had a good courtyard view). This place is the very definition of a hidden gem!

Never had a single problem. room was big enough for 2 or even 3 person. will stay again if ever we come back to florence

Close to train station and walking distant to all the site seeing locations. Loved the breakfast too!

This is a wonderful hotel to experience Florence. The location to the train station, (which was my reason for booking) is good. I enjoyed the hot tub although could not get the water jets to work. The courtyard is very nice. Our room was near an elevator which made it noisy, but was near the hot tub and we could slip in without dressing up. (The changing rooms had a stale odor no towels available). I asked for extra towels for the hot tub, but they weren't there upon our return. I asked for the towel warmer to be turned on, but that did not happen. Breakfast was excellent. The common rooms are wonderful and very interesting as is the whole hotel. A tour group was booked there at the time, but we never saw them. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a wonderful, and convenient short stay in Florence.

I really loved this hotel in Florence. I would rate it above average. From the moment I walked into this hotel I was impressed with the super fast service provided and the features of the room. The room had been upgraded with a new bed, a rain shower and very beautiful light features in the bathroom and bedroom. The bed was super comfortable enough to make me want to come back from sightseeing and takes naps in the afternoon. The room smelled very fresh and all the furnishings were new and very modern looking. I was very happy with the free buffet breakfast and the free water and apples that the hotel provided to all guests. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay there again if I am in Florence every again!

One of the men at the front desk was off putting. During check in he was distracted and answering phone and helping others. There where other people working with him. Wait staff were attentive and pleasant. Overall good experience.

Cool little spot near the train station and close to the action. Neat bar and some quant sitting rooms tucked in the back. Rooms are small but this is Europe after all. Staff was great...very accommodating. I'll stay here if I go back and you should too. Reasonably priced too.

I chose this hotel because it was very close (about 2.5 blocks) from the Santa Maria Novella train station, offered a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. It was also only about a 15 min. walk to the Duomo and just a bit farther to the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Many restaurants nearby. Room and bath were a good size for European standards and very clean. In the evening, Wi-Fi was not always available. Otherwise, pretty good.

Florence is small enough to get around on foot, very European, and charming. The people we met were lovely, we had fun shopping and talKing with the vendors. You can get around without speaking Italian. The Duomo and the bell tower, the walk along the Arno are beautiful. The David is breathtaking. Took a side trip by bus (station is around the corner from the hotel) to San Giamignano, which was amazing. Lots of laughs, much beauty, some adventure. Watch out for the scammers; where there are tourists, there are predators.

We visited Florence in May. Our experience was very good. I would stay here again.

We had stayed at this hotel before, and made a special effort to book there again, but this time we were not as happy. Our first room was small and lacked even enough chairs. We moved to a larger room, but there the bed was small. You had to ask for everything, including an electric kettle, slippers and such. We were quite disappointed.

The staff was courteous and always most helpful, the hotel was clean, nicely decorated, with a great restaurant. Each day a perfect breakfast was available as part of the amenities, the room was clean, quiet and comfortable. You could buy a card to hook to the wifi. Unlike info we saw they do not have a "media center" or a shuttle from the airport. They will print out a document for you if you e-mail it to them.

great hotel, great location nice interiors and well maintained hotel. staff at reception are good but they can be more courteous and friendly

Via Della Scala 33 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Rivoli Boutique Hotel is adjacent to Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Medici Chapels. This 4-star hotel has 87 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 87 rooms feature minibars, electric kettles, and free local calls. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Free bottled water, safes, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Rivoli Boutique Hotel enjoy a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is available for EUR 23 per night (EUR 23 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Double Room, Balcony

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Family Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 4

Prestige Room

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Family Room

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Sofa Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rivoli Boutique Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (5) Family (2)
5
Everyone

By on Feb 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 6, 2020

Thanks ! Hope to welcome you again, best regards. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

4
Everyone

Good location close to train station and walking distance to everything else. Nice breakfast

By on Dec 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2019

Dear Guest, thanks for the nice review, hope to welcome you again in the next future, best regards. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

4
Partner Couples

This hotel is in great location! Very close to the train station and an arms reach from popular sites. The staff is amazing and friendly

By on Dec 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 2, 2019

dear Guest, thanks for the nice review! I will share your comment with the staff : From all of us best regrads and hope top welcome you soon. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

5
Friends

I loved the entire stay and cleanest place that I’ve been.

By on Oct 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2019

Dear Guest, your satisfaction is a great pleasure for all of us! We try every day to offer the best to our guests and I'm glad you appreciated. Hoping to welcome you again by the Rivoli Boutique Hotel, best regards Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

5
Family

It is a very old building. It was very close to everything and the staff was great

By , from San Diego, Ca on Jun 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 27, 2019

Dear Kathy, thanks for your great review, I'm glad you had such a positive experience by the Rivoli Boutique Hotel. We always offer the best of our attentions to our guest and it's a great pleasure to read that our effrts have been appreciated! I hope to welcome you again in Florence, best regards. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

3
Partner Couples

The property itself is aging. They are doing some renovations. I did not like that they initially put us in a corner room that smelled like paint. I had to request to be moved. They should not offer that room if it is not suitable to stay in. The second room was good. Bathroom and room overall was renovated. The bidet in the bathroom was positioned oddly and made it difficult to get in and out of the shower. The location was good as we needed to go back and forth from the train/bus station everyday. I will likely look for other places to stay in the future if I return to Florence.

By , from New York on Apr 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 27, 2019

Dear Irene, I'm sorry you did not completely appreciated your stay with us. Please come back in order to offer you a 5/5 satisfaction. Best regards, Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

5
Everyone

I don't write too many reviews, but I wanted to take the time for this one because this hotel is absolutely fantastic: a welcome discovery during a recent December trip! Unprepossessing from the outside, inside it is well-appointed and luxurious, including a bar, a cozy sitting room, a sculpture garden, and even a courtyard hot tub! They offer free access to an excellent health club a block away (Florence Fitness) and the restaurant (at which I had the best gnocchi I've ever tasted) has a Michelin 3-fork recommendation. The breakfast is tasty and well-presented, the staff are super helpful, and they even let you choose your checkout time (I.e. for a small fee you can stay till 3pm or 5pm, instead of checking out at noon). If you visit around Christmas time you will also find the stunning display of intricate, animated, miniature advent scenes curated by two of the staff members. It must take them weeks of work! The rooms are also great - comfortable, clean, with beautiful bathroom (I was in a "comfort double" which had a good courtyard view). This place is the very definition of a hidden gem!

By , from Ithaca NY on Dec 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 21, 2018

Dear Andrew, thanks so much for your nice comment and evaluation. We are really happy you had a nice stay in our Rivoli Boutique Hotel, and appreciated ou Benedicta Restaurant and Hot Jacuzzy Tub ! Waiting to welcome you again I send our best regards and a sincere Arrivederci. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

5
Everyone

Never had a single problem. room was big enough for 2 or even 3 person. will stay again if ever we come back to florence

By on Dec 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2018

Dear Guest, I'm really glad you have been totally satisfyed from your stay at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel. Hoping to welcome you again, best regards. Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

5
Everyone

Close to train station and walking distant to all the site seeing locations. Loved the breakfast too!

By on Sep 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 5, 2018

Dear Guest, I'm really glad you had such a great stay! Hope to welcome you again at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel, best regards Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

4

close to the train station

Couples

This is a wonderful hotel to experience Florence. The location to the train station, (which was my reason for booking) is good. I enjoyed the hot tub although could not get the water jets to work. The courtyard is very nice. Our room was near an elevator which made it noisy, but was near the hot tub and we could slip in without dressing up. (The changing rooms had a stale odor no towels available). I asked for extra towels for the hot tub, but they weren't there upon our return. I asked for the towel warmer to be turned on, but that did not happen. Breakfast was excellent. The common rooms are wonderful and very interesting as is the whole hotel. A tour group was booked there at the time, but we never saw them. Overall I would recommend this hotel for a wonderful, and convenient short stay in Florence.

By , from New York City on Apr 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2018

Dear Pamela, thanks for the nice comment,. I'm really glad you appreciated your experience at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel. I'm investigating with housekeeping concerning the delay in delivering the pool towels, for the moment I sincerely apologise and hope to welcome you again in order to offer you the very best of our services. Best Regards, Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

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