Very Good 1885 Reviews
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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
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A boutique stay in a former 14th-century convent, including breakfast, a welcome drink and more

The Lowdown

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.

How to Get There

Hotel Rivoli
Via della Scala 33
Florence, 50123 Italy


4.5 Very Good 1885 Reviews
Second Visit and still great!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed for three nights and once again very please. The bedroom and bathroom were quite small. But very well organized and beautifully appointed. Very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast buffet is excellent and the staff there very helpful. Love the bar, and the living area to relax. Very close to train station, and fairly easy walk to all the sights. Our only problem: We love the dining room and waited too late one night to make reservations and no tables available!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Staff not helpful, carpets severely worn, mattresses very hollow.
Room was very noisy. The interior of the room has not been updated for years.
The quality of the breakfast was good. Overall not good value for money.

Hotel Rivoli has become my base in Florence.
Reviewed 7 days ago

This spring I returned to the Hotel Rivoli for the 4th time. The hotel consistently offers superb service, a delightful restaurant for al fresco dining, and very comfortable accommodations, including good wifi and several amenities. The staff is excellent, and they communicate well with one another to follow up on a guest's request. For example, this time Air France seemingly lost my luggage, and Hotel Rivoli made calls on my behalf to the lost luggage department in the Florence airport; made excellent suggestions for shopping to pull together an emergency wardrobe; and, when my luggage finally arrived, tracked me down in the breakfast room to let me know it was there. On several trips I have taken an early morning flight out, and the hotel provided me with a boxed breakfast. This is a great boutique hotel, well worth a return stay.

Lovely Location + great service. Clean Rooms & close to Train Station and Duomo!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location -- next to train station and just steps to the Duomo. Great service, great breakfast, clean rooms! Check in and out was a breeze.
Pool area was so pretty, and an amazing plus for being directly in the City... Had a great experience!

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Early June 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel, great location for walking to the main sights. Excellent service, we had a very early flight out and the staff took care of everything we needed. Really nice little garden with a couple of lemon trees where we sat and relaxed meeting family. I cannot say anything negative about anything.