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Pensione Bencista

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Benedetto da Maiano, 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 11 hotels in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to stay after the heat and noise of Florence. This was picked ahead of a 4*hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews and it was thoroughly justified. The setting is stunning, the buildings fascinating and the family most hospitable. Views from the dining terrace are outstanding. The food too is very good, although to maximise what they do... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful hotel, with lovely terrace which actually has much better views over Florence than another more famous and five star hotel along the road. Elegant and stylish house, family run hotel. Really good staff, caring and thoughtful. Excellent food, and a delightful atmosphere. Rooms basic and unpretentious, but have great character. I love the place.Excellent value.

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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine opening your bedroom window to see a wonderful view of Florence; an Italian breakfast and, after a long day, a good homely evening meal with an excellent and decently price wine list. Look no further than the Bencista. This family-run pensione is a real gem. They have a very high return rate. The rooms are simple but perfectly adequate.... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying overnight here twice, both before and after a Beach's Motorcycle Adventures tour. Our first stay found us in a room with a fabulous view of Florence, with a large, comfortable bed and a compact bathroom. Two weeks later our room faced up the mountain with a garden view. This room was larger in all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pension Bencista is a well run family owned hotel nestled in the hills above Florence minutes from the city center. Beautiful old villa with outstanding views over Florence and surrounding countryside. Charming and welcoming clean rooms, excellent service , Bencista is the perfect base from which to discover Tuscany. Highly recommended !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were here with three generations of family celebrating an anniversary. Lovely Staff , ok food , fantastic location , view and nice rooms and salons to spend time in. Quite far from Firenze if thats where you want to spend the days but orherwise exellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful ancient villa with most helpful staff, incredible view of Florence from terrace, excellent dinner. Perfect to be out of Florence crowds, cooler. Staff will make advance reservations for Florence museums etc. and personal tour of area, with Elio who has encyclopedic knowledge of area. Only negative, not easy walk to bus to Florence or town center. Cabs can be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was our second stay here - 16 years apart - and we came back because it was such a wonderful place to stay. They now have an elevator, and a spa, neither of which we used. Every room has personality, is spotlessly clean and now ceiling fans, which is nice since it gets hot and to my knowledge there... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a unique hotel, the best possible introduction to Tuscan life. One can get to Florence easily by bus, without parking problems. And just staying put is lovely: excellent food and dining room plus terrace dining, trained and helpful staff, and a beautiful building and a setting to take your breath away.

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have been to this amazing pensione several times over the past ten years and love it more each time we return. Can not imagine staying anywhere else in the area. Since we came last they have added a spa and also added to and upgraded the seating areas to enjoy meals and the stunning views of Firenze. Another major... More

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Address: Via Benedetto da Maiano, 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensione Bencista 3*
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Pensione Bencista is a 14th-century villa set in the hills above Florence and surrounded by Tuscan olive groves. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city. You have a free internet point with Wi-Fi in the lounge at Pensione Bencista. There is also a game and TV room, plus a children's play area on the grounds. Breakfast includes sweet and savory Tuscan products. Free parking is provided. The pretty town of Fiesole is just a 5 minute drive from Pensione Bencista. ... more   less 
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