4.5
Very Good 1751 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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Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1751 Reviews
Quaint, historic hotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third hotel((3 nights) on a 2 week Perillo tour. It's located in the heart of town & the bus wasn't able to drop us off in front. It was a couple minute walk & our luggage followed with the bellhops. This hotel used to be a monastery so the rooms were not too spacious. The charm & architecture are lovely. We were greeted by the hotel manager with a champagne & ice cream welcome--just wonderful. After checking in, one of my bags was delivered to another room, causing me some consternation. But it was quickly recovered & delivered to me. The room was nicely appointed & clean. It did overlook an alley- no view. However, the bathroom was an obstacle course!! It was literally a closet!! You had to snake around the bidet & then the toilet to get into the phone booth sized shower. A heavy person would be doomed!! If you took a header off the toilet you would face-plant in the bidet. However, the pink & blue towels were soft & lovely. Also, the little welcome toiletry goody bag was a nice touch. The buffet breakfast was okay. Dinner at the Michelin restaurant on site was average. The hotel has a nice bar area & the bartender was very nice and accommodating!! Overall, the staff was very friendly & efficient. I would recommend this hotel.

Definitely now a 4 Star rating
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is just OK. It feels a little neglected. We had a balcony room that overlooks the inner courtyard. The room was small and if you opened the bathroom door and the entrance they banged together. There was not enough to room to unpack a second suitcase. Lots of little things were also annoying. The bathroom door wouldn’t stay closed. The hairdryer fell to pieces in my hand, if you sat in the little bucket chair and leaned forward you fell over. The closed doors wouldn’t slide on the tracks. The bathroom floor got flooded when you had a shower as the screen wasn’t adequate to stop the wate going on the floof. For the price we paid it wasn’t value for money. Breakfast was only OK. Coffee was always cold, bread stale and the worse croissantsI have ever eaten. Location is good and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Small, noisy room, otherwise very nice.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading so many good reviews, I was a bit disappointed. Certainly it’s close to the station, and easy to walk to the river and historic area. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the public areas on the main floor were very nice.

I had e-mailed to ask for a quiet room. No reply, and my room was very noisy. It was facing the street with people talking loudly at 3am. Also, quite noisy inside with guests returning late, and the people in the next room had a loud conference call singing Happy Birthday just as I had fallen asleep! My room was tiny, a single bed against the wall with just enough room on one side. The price was no cheaper (as far as I know) from a double room, but after traveling was too tired to go back down and ask. Having booked in advance, it was also more expensive than the rates showing up a few days earlier.

If the room had been larger and not constantly noisy, then it would have been very nice!

Rivoli Boutique
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent hotel with thoughtful gestures [eg pink and blue towels in the bathrooms]. Hot pool was welcome after a day of walking round this amazing city.

Close to station and the centre, yet calm and peaceful.

Would certainly return.

An easy stroll to all the sights of Florence
Reviewed 1 month ago

Conveniently located around the corner from Florence’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella, it’s just a short stroll to some of Florence’s main attractions such as the Duomo, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Staff were friendly and attentive and our rooms were spacious and had high ceilings and double windows so there wasn’t much street noise. There is a small pool but it’s more of a big jacuzzi which didn’t seem to be switched on while we were there in April. I would stay in this hotel again.