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Hotel Balestri

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Mentana, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #186 of 459 hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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NJ
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Boulder, CO
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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new york
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The hotel is a good value for the money. I loved the location right on the Arno river. Didn't even know there was a rooftop. Concierge was working many hours and seemed to be bothered by lots of questions. Breakfast was good!

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Georgetown, Ontario
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel. After reading some of the comments here, I was not sure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised. It is a very quaint older hotel, which is what I expect when travelling to an old city with lots of history. Our room was very nice with a view of the river... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Although 10 euro taxi ride from train station, it is a block or 2 from Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and overlooks the river. We walked everywhere except to the train. Restaurants closeby. Great View. Huge room and immaculate bathroom. Price was very competitive. Check out the rooftop terrace on 5th floor. Lovely. We had 2 balconies in our room, a spare... More

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Also Known As:
Balestri Hotel Florence
Address: Piazza Mentana, 7, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balestri 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#85 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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