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“Claudio Nardi's artist studio turned laid-back urban retreat, overlooking the Arno River. The chic lofts exude comfort and bold contemporary design. Vintage-style bicycles are available for whizzing into Florence city centre. Designer chic, a tranquil haven from the hustle bustle.”

“Claudio Nardi's artist studio turned laid-back urban retreat, overlooking the Arno River. The chic lofts exude comfort and bold contemporary design. Vintage-style bicycles are available for whizzing into Florence city centre. Designer chic, a tranquil haven from the hustle bustle.”

Hotel Review

Cool, contemporary Riva Lofts which is nudging the 'luxury' price band, occupies a small complex of 19th-century artisan workshops on the Arno. The heart of the place is the big, open plan living room with its huge stone fireplace where the furniture is an eclectic mix of modern classics and vintage pieces. All but one of the nine suites have kitchens; the best rooms are two enormous, light-infused lofts. There’s a garden with pool, walks along the river and bikes for trips into town. The pool is a huge plus: "amazing to find an outdoor pool, and a lovely one, right in the centre of Florence" one satisfied guest, Katya, told us.

 

Written by Nicky Swallow

Recommended For

  • Total relaxation
  • Chill by the pool, lounge in the gardens or throw a casual dinner party in your loft- a totally unique Florentine experience.
  • Value chic
  • Stunning lofts and suites by renowned desinger Claudio Nardi are the ultimate in cutting edge style, at an affordable price.
  • Riding
  • Horse riding can be organised, so do ask if you are interested to explore the Tuscan countryside on horse back.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a relaxed evening in the communal lounge watching DVDs and sipping on drinks from the honesty bar.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel is directly opposite the hisotric Parco delle Cascine, a 160 acre park along the River Arno.
  • Cycling
  • Vintage bicycles are avaliable for guests to use, the perfect way to explore Florence in style.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a rejuvenating day lounging by the pool surrounded by fragrant gardens and bird song.
  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting services available for all ages.
  • No restaurant
  • Group meals (10 or more) by arrangement.
  • Views
  • Views of the Arno River.
  • Free wifi
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Four poster beds
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Designer
  • Full of character
  • House party feel
  • Less £
  • Quiet
  • Owner managed
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Luxury
  • Exclusive use
  • Contemporary
  • Quirky
  • Self catering
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • Babysitting services available for all ages.
  • No restaurant
  • Group meals (10 or more) by arrangement.
  • Bicycles available
  • Collection of cycles for guests' use.
  • Views
  • Views of the Arno River.
  • Parking
  • Free parking on site.
  • Bar
  • Honesty bar.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor.
  • Cots available
  • Car not required
  • Free wifi
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • In room DVD
  • Safe
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Library
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Massage
  • Fireplace
  • Four poster beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Sitting Room
  • Suites
  • Hot Tub
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system
  • Wifi

Activities

  • Riding
  • Horse riding can be organised, so do ask if you are interested to explore the Tuscan countryside on horse back.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Spend a relaxed evening in the communal lounge watching DVDs and sipping on drinks from the honesty bar.
  • Great walks
  • The hotel is directly opposite the hisotric Parco delle Cascine, a 160 acre park along the River Arno.
  • Cycling
  • Vintage bicycles are avaliable for guests to use, the perfect way to explore Florence in style.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a rejuvenating day lounging by the pool surrounded by fragrant gardens and bird song.

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