What We Love
- A boutique city-center escape, including breakfast, a welcome drink and a dining discountThe unbeatable location in Florence’s Santa Maria Novella district
- Bubbling away in the hotel’s heated Jacuzzi in the courtyard
- Sampling the gourmet delights in Ristorante Benedicta, holder of three Michelin forks
- Enjoying your perks, like breakfast, a welcome drink and a dining discount
What To Know
- The hotel's courtyard has a Jacuzzi and small pool
- You're within walking distance of the Duomo and Santa Maria Novella Station, so you can easily make your way to other Florence hotspots
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Florence is teeming with world-famous artworks, architectural wonders, gourmet restaurants, to-die-for gelatos and wonderful wines. Perfectly placed to help you relish all of these is boutique gem Hotel Rivoli. Celebrating over 50 years of hospitality, this former 14th-century convent still offers a calm ambience, with beautifully restored walls, complete with stone columns, cross-vaulting and coffered ceilings. Wander the city’s historic streets, marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpieces at the legendary Uffizi and Accademia, then meditate on the sights you’ve seen, as you soak in the hotel’s heated Jacuzzi pool, in the courtyard.
The attractions don’t end there. Kick back with a cocktail on the flower-filled inner patio; in the warm environs of the Garden Bar, with full-length sliding glass doors; or one of the traditional sitting rooms, packed with original antiques. The hotel’s Ristorante Benedicta proudly possesses three Michelin forks, and dining here will prove to be a revelatory experience. Retreat to your spacious room which, with vaulted ceiling and marble bathroom, invites a restful night’s sleep. Add to this the worldly temptations that abound on legendary shopping street Via de Tornabuoni nearby and you’ll find that this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner has everything you need for a perfect stay in the Tuscan capital.
Designed in elegant Florentine style, Superior rooms have an airy and spacious feel, with vaulted ceilings and grand marble bathrooms. Soundproofing ensures a quiet and restful night’s sleep.
With three Michelin forks, Ristorante Benedicta is headed up by Executive Chef Luciano. Expect modern updates on traditional Italian cuisine, in an elegant, refined setting.
Hotel Rivoli sits in Florence’s Santa Maria Novella district, with the train station of the same name close by. Within walking distance are a host of museums, galleries and churches, such as the Duomo cathedral, Dante’s house and Santa Maria Novella. Climb up to Fortezza de Basso for great city views, or visit the Uffizi Gallery, 10 minutes away. Enjoy a splendid shopping spree along Via de Tornabuoni, with its upscale fashion boutiques, or soak up some local flavor at lively Lorenzo market.
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My wife and I just returned from a tour of italy with Perillo tours. We stayed in three very different but very nice hotels on our 8 day tour. Rivoli Boutique hotel was our absolute favorite of the three. Old world charm with very modern amenities, a comfortable bed, a bathroom which was very modern and spotless and even a pressing machine for people who need to iron while on the road. The breakfasts were excellent and tried to accomodate all guests and their cultural tastes.
We found the staff to be attentive and very pleasant. The only 'glitch' was that the hair dryer did not work. We notified the desk and a brand new unit was installed while we were out. Problem solved by the cheerful and attentive staff.
The hotel is close to many if not most of the major attractions and just steps from the Train station. Of all the places we visited in Italy, we will be sure to visit Florence and will stay at the Rivoli Boutique Hotel again!
This is a great place! Our travel agency selected this hotel and we were very pleased. Very clean and the staff here is so nice! It is one block over from the train station and literally a 5-8 min walk. Easy access to the Ponte Vecchio and Duomo. Breakfast here is included and it is very elaborate spread with fresh fruits, pastries, breads, and hot and cold foods. Mostly Americans here if it makes any difference to anyone. Mini fridge in the room. Cozy bar with fun bartender. We'd stay here again.
Staff is competent; rooms are fine; location by bus station not ideal; food is good; WiFi and tv reception are awful. Would rate at 3 and 1/2 if that were available. Breakfast was fine. Tends to host tour groups.