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Hotel Balestri

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Mentana, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #189 of 461 hotels in Florence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this hotel four times and recommend without reservation. We stayed on the lower levels the first two times. The lower level rooms were sparse but clean. We moved up to the top floor facing the river and found paradise in Florence. The top floor rooms are spacious, have wonderful views, and outside patios with a table... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED our stay at Hotel Balestri! We were greeted by friendly staff. The lobby is very dated and the elevators were small. It's worth paying the extra for the deluxe room! They are on the top floor and have been completely redone with semi-private terraces. BEAUTIFUL! The other floors seemed very dark and old looking. We received a bottle... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

When I finally got around to post I saw that the hotel is going to be closed for renovation for a while, so this may be a little late! But it has more to do with the service and attitudes of the desk staff. The hotel has a great location, very nice breakfast room and in general a very nice... More

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Warren, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great location. Within walking distance to major attractions. Rooms are much larger at this hotel than what we experienced at other hotels in Italy. Staff is courteous and helpful. Rooms are clean. Large buffet breakfast.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This hotel needs the renovations it is about to undertake, but the location was fantastic. The housekeeping staff kept the room clean and it was very convenient to get to major attractions. One thing to consider on the makeover would be an English tv channel that is NOT news.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Balestri for 7 nights in early October. It is a great location for seeing most of Florence on foot. The room was quiet, with the windows closed, even though there was an active construction site next door. We had a partial view of the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and if one leaned out a little,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This hotel is in an ideal location -- right on the Arno River just a few minutes' walk from the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and other attractions. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the staff were very helpful. The room charge includes a great buffet breakfast in a lovely dining room. I hope to return to Florence soon... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed in Balestri in March and we checked in to a complete shocker of a room! It was nowhere near to what the marketing material was selling!!! We have booked through Trivago and at the point of booking were not advised this is a budget room, i.e. a box room. You literally could not move in it, just jump... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Hotel Balestri is located near the Arno river about 2 blocks for Ponte Vecchio and in walking distance to many iconic attractions, piazzas and restaurants. If you are lucky you can have a partial river view from your room or an amazing view of the city from one of the penthouse suites. The Wi-Fi cost 6 Euros – I was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Classic and classy hotel with river views and first-rate location a couple of short blocks from the Uffizi Gallery and Galileo Museum, and a short walk from the Duomo. Generous buffet breakfast in pleasant dining room. Other public rooms are well appointed for relaxing with travel companions, reading a paper, etc. WiFi available for 6 euros for entire stay.

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Additional Information about Hotel Balestri

Address: Piazza Mentana, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balestri 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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#148 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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The Balestri Hotel is located in the heart of Florence, on the right bank of the Arno river, few steps from the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Close to the Hotel is Via Tornabuoni, the world known shopping street with the greatest international high fashion brands. ... more   less 
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