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River Hotel

Florence, Italy
Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 18 50122
 4 Star Hotel

Rooms
from
£35
Pppn based on 2 adults sharing
  • The River Hotel was very nice and staff were friendly and helpful. Tea & coffee could be ordered from the reception and this was complimentary. The bar was a little disappointing as it was tiny, so you could not spend time in there.

    8.0 Great

    Annette from Tunbridge Wells

  • Really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel River. The hotel is just out of the biz of the town and the traffic making it nice and quiet. The hotel is comfortable and modern with free wifi which was good.

    8.8 Excellent

    David from Glasgow

The building that houses the BEST WESTERN Hotel River dates back to 1870 and is a typical example of a detached residential mansion of the period, characterised by a perfect balance between decorative elements and a large terrace that crowns the building. It has belonged to the current owners since 2008.

The recent refurbishment has left all the decorative elements of the late nineteenth century structure untouched, with its coffered and frescoed ceilings, refreshing it with modern and elegant furnishings and objects to create a warm and unique style.

The reception is available 24 hours a day, with attentive and friendly multilingual staff always ready to welcome and fulfil every request.

Terrace with a view of Florence on the top floor. Air-conditioned patio to enjoy a drink or a good book. Internal courtyard garden for smokers to relax. Bar and TV Lounge.

The Hall welcomes guests with the warmth of our hotel staff and a classic and elegant environment, enhanced by a frescoed ceiling and a wooden coffered ceiling in the lounge area.

Breakfast at the BEST WESTERN Hotel River is served in the Breakfast Room on the ground floor between 07.30 and 09.30. The buffet provides fresh bread, croissants and pastries, cakes, fresh and tinned fruit, yoghurt, cold meats and cheeses, boiled eggs, cereals, all accompanied by hot drinks and fresh juices. For festivities, the buffet is enriched with Easter and Christmas specialities. Gluten-free products can be requested when booking.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Balcony terrace with view available on top floor
  • Bar
  • Check in/Check out
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Laundry service to be charged
  • Luggage luggage store
  • Parking charge
  • Pets only small dogs are allowed with charge
  • Room Service charge
  • Safe
  • Smoking Policy
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wake Up
  • WiFi free of charge

Room Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Bath
  • Clock
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • Minibar
  • Room Service
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Smoking Policy
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wake Up
  • WiFi free of charge

Property characteristics of River Hotel

  • Constructed at the end of 1800, last renovation 2014, 4 floors 38 rooms

Local amenities & attractions close to River Hotel

  • city center 300 mts
  • florence airport 7 km
  • santa maria novella railway station 2,5 km
  • campo di marte railway station 1 km
  • golf course Ugolino 9 km
  • fair ground Fortezza da Basso 2 km

Our customer reviews

5.3
Average
Cynthia from Wolverhampton

United Kingdom

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Its an ideal base for exploring Florence but it is quite a walk to the City Centre. Rooms are basic but kept very clean with sheets changed every other day. Fresh towels each day. Breakfast was basic. The staff were very friendly and help full always a friendly welcome and gave us loads of information which was good.

Top Tip: Keep out of the main area in Florence go towards Santa Crotcher where there are some good restaurants that are a lot cheaper and good value for money. Look where the Itailian's eat and you will not go wrong.

8.0
Great
Annette from Tunbridge Wells

United Kingdom

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The River Hotel was very nice and staff were friendly and helpful. Tea & coffee could be ordered from the reception and this was complimentary. The bar was a little disappointing as it was tiny, so you could not spend time in there. We did not see many other guests, so if you are hoping to socialize, this may not be the hotel for you. The breakfast was good and you could eat in the breakfast room or in a bright and airy conservatory. You could order cappuccino or pots of tea from the waitress if you did not want the filter coffee or fruity teas provided on the counter. The room we had was clean and had a refridgerated mini bar, so useful to keep your water cool.

It took about 10 minutes to walk to restaurants in the Piazza Santa Croce and about 20 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio from the hotel. The railway station was approximately 30 minutes walk away. If you plan to walk with your pull along suitcase, be aware there are many old cobbled streets. The train journey was 15 euro for 2 adults from Pisa Airport to Firenze Centrale. The self service ticket machines had the option for English and were easy to use.

We took a train to Pisa Centrale to visit the leaning tower on one of the days and this was very easy to do, as the tower was straight down the central road from the station and you were there in 10 minutes. It cost 18 euro each to climb to the top of leaning tower and you were allocated a time slot, so you could have to wait over an hour for the privilage. The train journey from Pisa to Florence ('Firenze') was 60 minutes and the trains were clean and comfortable.

Top Tip: Although the roof terrace was nice, it was rather small, just a balcony with four small round tables. It was not the serene atmosphere I was expecting, as the weir was quite noisy. The view was very nice and you could even see the Barletti and Boboli Gardens on the other side of the river and if you really looked carefully, you could see the 'green' statue of David on the Piazzale Michelangiolo, peering out from within the trees!

8.8
Excellent
David from Glasgow

United Kingdom

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Really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel River. The hotel is just out of the biz of the town and the traffic making it nice and quiet.

The hotel is comfortable and modern with free wifi which was good. Stayed B&B which had a good choice and variety. All the staff were very welcoming and helpful, even finding a needle and thread for me.

Enjoyed staying here and would certainly stay again. I have already recommended the hotel to friends.

Top Tip: Don't always turn right when you come out this hotel and walk along the river, turn left and left again and enter the center from a different way. We found a whole vibrant area of young people drinking wine around all the wine bars, all very cultured.

8.4
Great
Eloise from Nottingham

United Kingdom

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8.7
Excellent
Colin W from Chelmsford

United Kingdom

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Good location, good staff, nice and clean. Fine for a visit to this lovely city

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