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River Hotel

Florence, Italy

4 Star Hotel

Info

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

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

Local amenities

  • 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

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8.1 Great (81 reviews)
  • Near the beach
    Yes (2)
    No (71)
  • Near to restaurants / entertainment
    Yes (66)
    No (14)
  • Suitable for families
    Yes (48)
    No (21)
  • Suitable for older people
    Yes (76)
    No (2)
  • Suitable for younger people
    Yes (68)
    No (9)
8.0
Great
8.0 Great
  • Kerry from Brighton
  • United Kingdom
The River hotel is a small but very nice hotel on the river, most of sites to see is 10/15 min walk away. Breakfast was very nice at the hotel. The lady on the desk was very helpful with showing us directions on a map of the sites.

The only negative was lack of staff in the evening, we decided to get a drink from the bar on return from eating out but no one to serve due to the only guy busy on reception with other customers. We gave up waiting after 15 mins.

Would recommend this hotel for great value for money, nice and clean and great location.
Top Tip: Just over the bridge and to the right you can climb to the top of the hill and see all over Florence.. Definitely worth a visit.
8.5
Excellent
8.5 Excellent
  • Ishmail from Cambridge
  • United Kingdom
This is an excellent hotel in a great location. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
8.0
Great
8.0 Great
  • Danny from Blundeston
  • United Kingdom
Very helpful friendly knowledgeable staff, clean, trendy small boutique hotel. Fifteen minute walking distance from most top attractions.
Would benefit from tea and coffee in the rooms and upgrading the breakfast choice (you can get any type of coffee at breakfast free of charge).
Overall you will not be disappointed.
Top Tip: Let the hotel park your car (25 euro per 24 hours) and walk this beautiful city. Take the number seven bus to the village of Fiesole, 20 minutes later you are up in the hills looking down on the glory of Florence. Fantastic views, good food, tranquil quiet and peaceful. (October half term, can be busy in high season) Bus tickets available at tobacconists price 1.20 euro each way (pick up the bus at piazza Saint Marco).
8.5
Excellent
8.5 Excellent
  • Derek from Wakefield
  • United Kingdom
Clean, friendly and helpful, you could not ask for more.
Top Tip: Walking distance for everything you could possibly want to see in Florence.
8.9
Excellent
8.9 Excellent
  • Ronald from Leatherhead
  • United Kingdom
We enjoyed the service at breakfast as well as excellent food. The bar area for drinking /tv could be improved as seating not very moveable.