We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hotel River

Show Prices
#94 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel River
Hotel River
Panoramas (13)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

736 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 461: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel River
 Click to rate
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Right facing the river, Hotel River offered a nice stay in Florence minutes from the crowded center of town. Room is very clean, well decorated and modern. Our room was upgraded! Win win for us. Staff are very kind, friendly and looking to help. Gave us great recommendations for dining out. Will be back to Florence and Hotel River will...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank araba2000
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Florence is one of the most beautiful and spectacular cities in Europe. Only the dome and the museum in the uffizi could entertain you for at least a week. Beside the culture you´ll find breathtaking architecture and last but not least very convenient bars and restaurants with extraordinary food and vine.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank florian_herrmann
Bagnone, Italy
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Warm welcome from staff. Room was bright with an interesting ceiling. The bathroom, small and compact but very functional. Wish the room had coffee making facilities like most hotels in the U.K. A really good breakfast experience included.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ian C
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The rooms are great, with view over the river and quite large. The stuff is very helpfull, they helped us with directions, restaurants, taxis, delivery, anything you can imagine. Location is good, there are direct buses to the center and the train station right in front of the hotel. And finally, breakfast is more that you would expect, only healthy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Miruna P
Fullerton, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic room, view, staff and location. Great view of the river. Guess room was recently renovated. Super clean and cozy. Bathroom large, similar to Marriott hotels- beautiful. Very nice and will return soon.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Havazeke
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice review and above all for loving the new style of our rooms. All the staff of the Hotel River aims to make our guests’ stay comfortable and pleasant. Hoping to receive you back soon, best regards, Marilena – Lhp – Hotel River

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel river was amaizing! The hotel stuff was so nice and helpfull! The room was warm and cozy.. the location is fantastic, with a river view. We stayed in florance for 4 nights, hotel river was an amazing choice, we would defently come back! The breakfast was great, everything is clean and neat! Great! Fantastic! Highly recommended!!!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank zoeartzi
Management response:

Dear Guest, We are so glad for the beautiful words dedicated to our Hotel River. Happy that you enjoyed your stay in Florence, we look forward to welcome once again for another pleasant occasion. Best regards, Marilena Hotel River – LHP – Firenze

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our room was really nice with modern furnitures and great bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good location nice & quiet area with reasonable price. Will surely recommend to friends visiting Florence.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Rhodalyn d
Management response:

Dear Guest, We are so thankful for the nice words you spent for the Hotel River and, above all, for appreciating our wonderful new rooms and our staff. Hoping to welcome you back very soon, best regards, Marilena Hotel River – LHP – Firenze

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room didn't have a great view. However the hotel and the hotel terrace overlooked the river. One out of the hotel you are by the river. Amazing view ! The hotel is about 10-15 min by taxi from the train station. And within walking to distance to many great sites. The hotel staff actually gave us a map on arrival...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank bushum
Management response:

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at the Hotel River and, above all, thank you for the wonderful words you spent for us. We are happy you enjoyed the new and modern style of our rooms and the breathless view of our terrace. Our purpose is to make our guests’ stay nice and comfortable and every...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Although frequent independent travellers we used an agent as this was a birthday treat. We certainly will not use them again (Barrhead travel) the booking was all wrong when we arrived but the hotel went the extra mile and sorted everything. Rooms are small and the aircon has a mind of its own. We travelled in winter so it was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pinkfluffyworld
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed on the second floor where the rooms were older. We would have booked one of the newer rooms, but they were no longer available. Other than being outdated, the room had a strange musty smell, random light switches that didn't work, A/C that couldn't be adjusted, and mold in the shower. As others had mentioned, some staff is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Henry T
Simone C, Direttore at Hotel River, responded to this review

Dear Guest, first of all thanks for staying at the Hotel River on the occasion of your trip to Florence. We do apologize for not meeting and satisfying your expectations. A guest not satisfied is a failure for all of us and we hope to have the chanche to regain the consideration we would like to deserve. Best regards from...

529 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (238)
Viewed
Room/Suite (45)
Viewed
View from Room (24)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (47)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (99)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (269)
Viewed
Classic Room (29)
Viewed
Classic Triple Room (34)
Viewed
Junior Suite (39)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Superior Room with a View (34)
Viewed
Superior Room (Yard Entrance) (31)
Viewed
Superior Triple Room (33)
Viewed
The Hotel (62)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Florence hotels
Santa Croce
Hotel Home Florence
Hotel Home Florence
#83 of 422 in Florence
605 reviews
Santa Croce
Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
Plaza Lucchesi Hotel
#54 of 422 in Florence
1,390 reviews
Cosmopolitan Concept Hotel
#106 of 422 in Florence
533 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Santa Croce
J & J Historic House Hotel
J & J Historic House Hotel
#166 of 422 in Florence
413 reviews
San Marco
Hotel San Gallo Palace
Hotel San Gallo Palace
#52 of 422 in Florence
1,823 reviews
Uffizi
Hotel Balestri
Hotel Balestri
#96 of 422 in Florence
229 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Santa Croce

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM437 - RM1,075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel River 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, ACCOR, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Hotel River reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
River Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#56 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#108 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#125 Family Hotel in Florence
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel River staff and other travellers.
17 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (17)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel River staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • 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?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Great ceiling & bathroom ”
 of 5 bubbles U4242XZianc, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The River view is amazing make use of the small balcony - the views are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkfluffyworld, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on 3rd floor and up are newer/renovated”
 of 5 bubbles 924henryt, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for rooms on the 4th floor”
 of 5 bubbles 437miriamk, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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
5 of 5