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Hotel Balestri

Piazza Mentana, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #145 of 460 Hotels in Florence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, BC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this hotel during our three nights in Florence. The hotel staff was very helpful and always greeted us with a smile! The rooms were beautiful and definitely a much newer hotel, which the rooms and common areas demonstrated. The location of the hotel was very convenient and everything was in walking distance. It was located right on the... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a disappointment. Was told it was just completely renovated and updated after being closed for almost three years. Who approved this. Apparently they like rooms with no storage-not one drawer, hangers in closet that can't be removed and no space in the bathroom except for a toothbrush-not even a hook to hang a bathrobe or towel. And I'm in... More 

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Hotel_Balestri, Hotel Manager at Hotel Balestri, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we thank you for your review in TA. We took good note of all our Guest suggestions and we tried to focus on your remarks that in this case quite surprised us. You are right all of our rooms have been totaly renovated but actually there is a lot of space (some rooms have two wardrobes, others a... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient, clean, new hotel. It is in a good location and nice staff. They need to get a good concierge that knows more about the city. Mainly the evening concierge. In general, I would come here again. The lady at the reception is very informed and would give tips like any good concierge.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was ideal in two ways: an ideal five minute walk to the shopping hub/Uffizi Gallery/Palazzo Vecchio and an ideal quiet escape at the end of a day of sight seeing. The reception staff were helpful in organising a Tuscany bus tour and rail tickets for us; the breakfast was ample; and the bar a relaxing venue to enjoy... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could go on and on on how good this place is, but to be short and concise, this hotel made our stay in Florence an unforgettable experience. From their amazingly designed rooms , to hi-tec appliances in the room to the attention to detail, smiles all around, mouth watering breakfasts whilst maintaining, a friendly, charismatic, attentive, courteous and yet... More 

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Murcia, Spain
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights while visiting Florence and could not get over all the pleasant surprises of this hotel! We thought it was a three star hotel when we booked it, but it turned out to be a very nice four star, perfectly located on the river just a couple of blocks from the Uffizi and Galileo Museums. From... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read some reviews recommending this hotel and was a bit hesitant as it seemed a little further away from the main area. It turned out to be perfect!! The hotel was in the city but away from the maddening crowd. The pace was clean, newly renovated, perfect service, beautiful room and we had a shared patio over the 5th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing location with a great view of the river from our room.The breakfast was delicious and the staff at the front desk were nice and very helpful with directions. Hotel Balestri was also within short walking distance from major attractions such as, the Uffizi Art Museum and the Ponte Vecchio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We loved here!! Perfect location. Very helpful front desk...speak English well...very accommodating. Heated towel rack is excellent. Comfy bed. Wonderful breakfast w. Prosecco and huices. Highly reccomend.

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South Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This hotel is in an excellent position on the Arno (many rooms have a view of the River) and is in easy walking distance to the Galileo Galilei Museum, the Uffizzi, and the historic center. Good breakfast buffet included. Recently renovated in ultra modern style, what it lacks in atmosphere it makes up in service and comfort.

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