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Rivoli Boutique Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

The hotel was great. There are so many beautiful sitting areas to relax in on the first floor. The restaurant was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner there. There were many options and they offerred to make menu selection adjustments on the price fix menu. The room itself was large; the bed was comfortable enough and it was the largest bathroom we had in Europe. Only complaint was the stall in the bathroom itself was small and could have benefited with a shelf and grab bar. My husband and I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. Also note it is only a 5 min walk or less from the train station.

Rooms were just average but location was great. Short walk to the main train station.

The staff was English speaking, cordial, and very helpful. The included breakfast had variety and was very good. The room was average in size, but clean and comfortable. The hotel has a good location within a short walk of the train station, restaurants, shopping, and museums.

The hotel is fine for the price. I wish the beds were more comfortable

We initially weren't sure about the location but loved it in the end. It was a quiet place, not far from the train station and river. It is also very close to car rental places so it was convenient for us since we rented a car on our way out of Florence through Tuscany. We loved the Hotel courtyard at night, where you can sit and have some wine before going to sleep. And most importantly, the bathrooms and room were clean and a good size. They also had a good buffet breakfast with good cappuccinos. We also ate at this little place, called Trattoria "da Giorgio" which was very close to hotel for our first lunch and it was a great deal for great food. We got good deals at the little markets across the street for wine and water. Great all around for the price.

Hotel was pretty good; could use a coffee maker and an iron. Fitness center privileges are available around the corner at a small local gym. The restaurant in the hotel was a great place to have dinner; nice garden ambiance and the head chef was very attentive.

Via Della Scala 33 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Santa Maria Novella, Rivoli Boutique Hotel is adjacent to Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Florence Baptistery. This 87-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Ponte Vecchio are also within a short walk.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 87 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include safes, ironing boards, and desks.


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 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room Single Use

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Rivoli Boutique Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (8)
5

very nice hotel with great amenities!

Everyone

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!

By , from Los Angeles, CA on Aug 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Dear Mariyetta, thanks for the comment !! This will be your home in Florence for the future ! hope to welcome you again here ! best regards, Daniele Torrini Resident Manager

4

good location. easy access to attractions.

Everyone

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.

By , from Rochester NY on May 11, 2017

4

neat spot

Everyone

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.

By on Mar 4, 2017

4

very close to smn train station

Everyone

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.

By on Jul 9, 2016

5

location, location

Everyone

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.

By , from New York on Jun 8, 2016

4

very nice hotel, close to train station

Everyone

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

By , from Dallas,Texas on May 29, 2016

3

not as good as it used to be.

Couples

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.

By on Dec 9, 2014

4

lovely hotel in perfect location

Couples

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.

By on Oct 7, 2014

5

firenze

Couples

The hotel was great. There are so many beautiful sitting areas to relax in on the first floor. The restaurant was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner there. There were many options and they offerred to make menu selection adjustments on the price fix menu. The room itself was large; the bed was comfortable enough and it was the largest bathroom we had in Europe. Only complaint was the stall in the bathroom itself was small and could have benefited with a shelf and grab bar. My husband and I would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. Also note it is only a 5 min walk or less from the train station.

By on Apr 4, 2012

3

your average best western

Couples

Rooms were just average but location was great. Short walk to the main train station.

By on Jan 31, 2012