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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.
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.
 

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.
  • House party feel
  • Luxury
  • Less £
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Designer
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Self catering
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Contemporary
  • Owner managed
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Intimate
  • Four poster beds
  • Exclusive use

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.
  • Family Suites
  • Car not required
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Towelling robes
  • Sitting Room
  • Pet friendly
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Suites
  • Hot Tub
  • Safe
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds
  • In room music system
  • Satellite / Cable TV

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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Claudio Nardi and his daughter Alice have decided to meld their variegated experiences, tastes, and life-styles to create a ‘place’ open to other influences as well; a home that is open to modern ‘travelers,’ made of a sensitive mixture of materials, settings, furnishings, of antique objects and contemporary architectural details: a cross-sectional landscape for curious minds.
RIVAlofts consists of 8 studios, each with independent entrance. The studios differ in size from 30 to 100 square meters (300 to 1000 square feet) as well as in form and layout, some with private terraces, others opening directly onto the garden. A few have panoramic views toward the Parco or toward the imposing and elegant Cupola of Brunelleschi.

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