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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has to be seen to be believed. It is an old 14th century villa that later became a monastery. It is very very old and they have maintained the beauty of it. It is set on the hill in Fiesole overlooking florence. There is a bus nearly outside the front gate which takes you into florence and only... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pensione Bencista is a family-owned lovely and unpretentious little hotel in Fiesole. We came there for a light dinner and we had an excellent assortment of local specialities and wines. The owners and staff were very welcoming and attentive.The view is beautiful and to dine on the balcony was a delightful experience. We did not stay at the Pensione, but... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many other reviewers have talked about how they stayed at the Bencista 20 years ago and returned, and its timeless quality. We first stayed here 18 years ago during our honeymoon and we returned this year with our teenage daughter. This is a true family hotel that takes great pride. Parts of the building go to the Renaissance if not... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 July 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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 July 5, 2015 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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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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