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Hotel River

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2013

We stayed at the Hotel River, a Best Western Hotel in Florence at the end of April 2013. It was the nicest of our 3 hotels on our Italy trip. It's somewhat small with old world charm and facing the picturesque Arno river and the city on the other side. Our rooms were quiet at the back of the hotel...

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel River and for posting such a lovely comment. Please know that your satisfaction is a fantastic reward for everybody working at the Hotel; we do really appreciate it. We can't wait for your return to offer another wonderful Florentine holiday. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a 10 min walk from the centre of Florence and all the landmarks. It overlooks the river but don't expect a room with a river view, none face out that way. There is a terrace on the 4th floor with chairs and tables giving fabulous views but disappointingly there is no bar up there. The reception staff...

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel River and for posting such a lovely comment. Please know that your satisfaction is a fantastic reward for everybody working at the Hotel; we do really appreciate it. We can't wait for your return to offer another wonderful Florentine holiday. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Oudenaarde, Belgium
Reviewed 4 June 2013

I stayed in this hotel with a friend last summer (August 2012) during our citytrip to Florence. The hotel is at a rough 5 min walk from the Ponte Vecchio (which is basically the city centre) so an ideal spot to be staying, without the hustle-and-bustle of the city centre hotels I guess. The staff was always friendly and helpful...

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay at the Hotel River and for posting such a lovely comment. Please know that your satisfaction is a fantastic reward for everybody working at the Hotel; we do really appreciate it. We can't wait for your return to offer another wonderful Florentine holiday. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Reviewed 31 May 2013

Located across the street from the Arno and a short walk from Ufuzzi. It was nice to walk a bit out of city center and get away from the chaos of tour groups and guys selling umbrellas and random toys. The rooms were small as to be expected in most cities and the bathrooms were clean. Breakfast was your standard...

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Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting your comment. Please know that we have (03/2016) completely renovated the hotel, many facilities and services. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Reviewed 26 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived at Hotel River at 5.45 on May 9th as planned and we found out about the over booking mistake and were accordingly transferred to another Best Western outside of the city (2.2 miles away from Hotel River). We arrived there by 7.20 and were offered a superior twin room. The alternative accommodation was ok. However, we by no...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting your comment. Please know that we have (03/2016) completely renovated the hotel, many facilities and services. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2013

We stayed here recently for 7 days, in room 303 which has a small balcony. We found the room small, but it was nice to have some outside space. The hotel is a good walk to the major Florence attractions, but we enjoyed walking and it was in a relatively quiet area compared to other hotels around the city. The...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting such a nice comment. Please know that we have recently renovated the Hotel, its facilities and services and in case you return to visit us we will be able to make your stay even more pleasant. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Venice, Italy
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Stayed in this hotel only few days ago, April 12 till 15th. This hotel is for those who likes to walk as it is good 15 min walk to nearest places. Loved the location, right on the river, so peaceful and away from the crowds. Rooms are smaller then some might expect but nice and clean. We choose the 210,...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting such a nice comment. Please know that we have recently renovated the Hotel, its facilities and services and in case you return to visit us we will be able to make your stay even more pleasant. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Florence
Reviewed 23 March 2013

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 21 March 2013

To tell you the truth, I was a little put off by the fact that this is a "Best Western Hotel". I'm not a fan of chains. But... and this is good news ... you'd never know that it was. Historic, beautiful building, only a few dozen rooms, and great location in central Florence. The desk staff was always extremely...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting such a nice comment. Please know that we have recently renovated the Hotel, its facilities and services and in case you return to visit us we will be able to make your stay even more pleasant. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

Canada
Reviewed 14 March 2013

The Hotel is located close to Santa Croce and is a 15 minute walk to the Uffizi. The rooms are small, but are very very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was adequate, but not outstanding. It is the old story, you get what you pay for. Our room price was under 90 Euros for one night. We normally stay at a...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Hotel River and for posting your comment. Please know that we have (03/2016) completely renovated the hotel, many facilities and services. Sincerely LHP - Hotel River Florence

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel River

Address: Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia 18, 50122, Florence, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel River)
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Croce
Price Range: €86 - €202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel River 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
River Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#60 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#108 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#125 Family Hotel in Florence
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“higher floors appear to have the better rooms. You'd probably need to upgrade though”
 of 5 bubbles 2Rs-geos, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Fourth floor rooms overlooking the river have a balcony. Very nice”
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“we had 105, no view from the window but quiet”
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