Whether you are on a business trip or vacation, the best western hotel river 4-star florence will do its best to make you feel at home with useful services that will allow you to enjoy your stay even more...

Free buffet breakfast

Served in the breakfast room or on the bright hotel patio during good weather, every day from 7:00 to 10:00, a buffet breakfast will be served.  It includes croissants and pastries, various types of bread, cakes, fresh fruit, and fruit cocktail, mozzarella and tomatoes, yogurt, raw vegetables, salami and cheeses, cereals, jams, honey, butter, boiled eggs, whole wheat crackers, juices, hot drinks, milk, biscuits and crisp breads.  Tea, coffee and cappuccino will be served at your table by our staff.  Upon request we are prepared to also offer a breakfast without gluten.

 Gluten-free products for coeliacs are also available on demand.

Free wi-fi connection

You can navigate the Internet at whatever time you wish and for free. Connect to our wireless Internet connection available in your room or the common areas.


Our staff speaks fluent Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese and is available 24/7 to help you organize your vacation or your business trip. We know how to advise you and help you quickly reach the main monuments in Florence, book activities and acquire tickets.  We can also help you rent a car, motorcycle or bicycle with which you can discover better Florence.

Panoramic Terrace

At the top floor of the hotel, there is a splendid panoramic terrace open for all guests. It is furnished with tables and chairs, and from this post one can enjoy an incomparable view of Florence. Also from this delightful place, a glance will enable you to “hug” the Arno River, the neighborhood of the Oltrarno, Piazzale Michelangelo and the sweet hills around the city. Our terrace will present you with the most beautiful sunsets ever seen in Florence.

Bar - garden & patio

For a cocktail, a coffee, or an evening drink, our bar is open every day from 10:00-22:00.  Enjoy a nice glass of wine in the common space of the hotel, furnished with sofas in dark leathers, or in the winter garden—a green climatized area that faces the open patio, with plants and benches available for our guests.

Cooking School

With the Hotel River cooking classes you can learn the best original Italian recipes.

Wine Tastings

A gathering with the most excellent connoisseurs of the art of wine-making.  Personalize your tastes as you wish.

Jogging in Florence

Discover Florence while you jog in the company of a personal trainer and licensed tourist guide.  A totally different way to know the city.

Trips & Guided tours

We can organize for you whatever tour, guided tour and excursion around florence and its outskirts. if you want to move indepentently, we know how to advise you and give you all the best information concerning the most beautiful sights to visit.

Transfer service up to eight persons

For trips from/to the airports, the train stations and the outlet The Mall, the Hotel River offers an exclusive service in private auto with air conditioning up to eight persons.  The service must be reserved in advance at the hotel and will be paid upon arrival at the destination by cash, or VISA or MASTERCARD credit cards.

- 1 trip from/to the Amerigo Vespucci Airport  of Florence:  1/4 persons €45,00  5/8 persons €55,00

- 1 trip from/to the Galileo Galilei Airport of Pisa: 1/4 persons €150,00  5/8 persons €179,00

- 1 trip from/to the Santa Maria Novella train station:  1/4 persons €30,00  5/8 persons €40,00

- 1 trip from/to the Campo di Marte train station:  1/4 persons €25,00  5/8 persons €35,00

- Round trip outlet The Mall (9-13 or 13-17):  1/4 persons €180,00  5/8 persons €220,00

Special rates also for transfers from/to Bologna, Rome and Milan airports and excursions to Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti hills.


In front of the hotel there is a stopping zone available for unloading and loading of baggage, and there is public parking on payment (free from 20:00-08:00 and on holidays). l’hotel river offers a conventional garage service with pick-up and delivery of your auto at a cost of €25.00 per day. in the neighborhood there are many other parking zones and garages on payment.