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Pensione Bencista

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Via Benedetto da Maiano, 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To have read the reviews that term this hotel 'terrible' or 'poor' is an entertainment in itself. They are written by people who clearly don't 'get' the uniqueness of the place ... what this marvellous hotel represents, and frankly are probably people this hotel don't need staying with them. I used to come here years ago and after a spell... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This review is on the restaurant only. Recommended by the Michelin Guide (no Michelin stars) and with rave reviews on TripAdvisor (this will be the first review on Yelp), we were eagerly anticipating our 11th Anniversary dinner at Pensione Bencista's restaurant. Arriving by bus (€1.20/person each way) from our apartment in Florence, it is a short walk down the road... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exactly 20 years ago, my husband and I came here with our two and a half month old baby daughter, to take a well-deserved rest from the war in the Former Yugoslavia, where we were based. We've just been back, and enjoyed the experience enormously. Then, Italian guests and the charming owners complimented us on a screaming baby (one reason... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in may with friends . Beautiful setting over looking Florence with the most stunning views from the terrace ... A very stunning villa with lots of character and antiques but this place is not cheap... There are no little touches of bottled water in the rooms , which is pretty standard now in most hotels... More 

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed one night here during a walking holiday and loved it. An old villa with lots of public rooms to explore, antiques, some of them a little battered, all over the place and bedrooms with views over Florence. Service from the many family members is a little haphazard (too many cooks?) but well-meaning and friendly. The terrace, covered by an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stayed at Pensione Bencista while attending a wedding in Fiesole. We had been spoilt by accommodation we adored prior to getting there so were naturally a little underwhelmed on arrival. From the outside this is a beautiful old Italian house. Inside it is quite dated - some would say this is what's to love about Pensione Bencista - its... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Having completed a 2 weeks walk in Italy (Walkabout Tours) I wanted a quiet place to finish my trip but close to Florence. This little family run hotel is just delightful. Lovely staff (3 generations helping out); meals great; atmosphere wonderful; delightful gardens and terraces to eat and relax. A short bus trip into the heart of Florence. This lovely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I visited this property 20 years ago and always remembered the beautiful sunsets over Florence. My return visit did not disappoint me. The property is charming and the view over Florence is spectacular. The family that runs this property is so nice and it is like staying in someone's home. The dinner in the dinning room very good and so... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Perched in the hills overlooking Florence, this Pensione has been run by the same family for more than 80 years. The Villa is in excellent condition and exceptional views. The rooms with en suite baths are simple and well appointed. Terraces with comfortable seating, well tended gardens and a new spa complete the ambience. Food service on the property is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had a wonderful stay here, worth it for the view of Florence spread out below alone. Quirky rooms and living areas, an authentic old Italian villa shared with the public by the family. The climb to the bus stop is steep, so take it slowly and walk of some of that God food

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