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Hotel Balestri

Booking.com$239*
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#77 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Swansea, MA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location within walking distance to almost everything. Arrived early in the am, way before check-in time. Staff was accommodating with holding luggage and reviewing a map of highlights in the area. 4th floor room was clean, and faced the back of hotel. There was a little road noise coming through the window. The breakfast was plentiful. The bar staff...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review of the Hotel Balestri. I am extremely happy to hear that you enjoyed our Hotel and especially our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back again to Florence and we wish you a fantastic day. Pierluigi Sassano Hotel Manager

Auckland, New Zealand
HOTEL’S FAVORITE REVIEW
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Down by the banks of the Arno, but really close to the main sights of Florence, including the Ponte Vecchio, The Uffizzi Gallery & the Palazzo Vecchio. Recently renovated with understated & classic decor. We booked a standard room but were given an Arno view room, with a small but delightful balcony off the bathroom. A large wardrobe in the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay at the Balestri. Everything is small in this hotel but it is clean and comfortable. The breakfast was the BEST and I ordered many "altro" cappuccinos before heading out for the day. We didn't have much of a view but that was ok. There was a little shop on the corner if you want to...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review. I am happy that you loved your stay at the Balestri and that you had a great and romantic time in Florence. Thank you also for taking the time to share a positive note about our Breakfast and Cappuccino!! We sincerely hope to welcome you back again in the future. Pierluigi Sassano...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel from 26th April to 29th April, 2017. While the room was good enough for the three of us (my husband, my 16 year old son and me), the highlight was the amazing view we had! We were in a room facing the Arno river and it was so beautiful gazing out the window in the...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! I'm glad that you chose to underline how you enjoyed your stay at the Balestri, especially the quality of service provided by our staff. Make sure I will forward your nice words to the team, as we want to maintain high the level of service offered to our guests. Thank...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very tough time to choose a hotel to stay for 4N while in Florence. This is a very well located hotel, along the river, 5mins walk to ponte vecchio, 20mins to walk all the surrounding tourists attractions. Front desk staff service was outstanding & provided excellent meals recommendations. Rooms are abit small, so do check the room sizes...

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Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balestri hotel is a hidden gem among the vast offer in Florence, the rooms are big enough, very clean, beds are very comfortable, the bathroom was spotless with top of the line furniture (sink, wc, shower, etc). Breakfast has a limited offer but very fresh ingridients and great service, the coffe and croissants were the best in our trip,...

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Wilmette, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well situated hotel. Very nice. Excellent staff. Concierge / front desk is truly outstanding. I was traveling alone and asked for the least expensive room. I got room 110. Very nice room, very well appointed. NO view. I was not there to hangout in the room. The location is perfect for exploring Florence and for renting...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you check in the staff are super helpful. The rooms are great - not overly huge but definitely big enough! Comfy bed. Breakfast was fantastic. Walking distance to everything. We would definitely stay here again!

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Florence working and had been booked into the hotel for a one night stay. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The room was lovely, very clean, large bed, plenty of space, and a large bathroom with one of those gorgeous, huge over head showers which come out like a waterfall and drench you. I had a...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a drop dead gorgeous hotel. Added to that, the rooms are quiet and very clean - with lovely additions to make you comfortable (slippers, robes etc). Our rooms had a view of the Arno which was, of course, perfect. Breakfast was delicious. The staff were delightful. Walking distance to everything. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Staying in Uffizi

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Balestri

Address: Piazza Mentana 7, 50122, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Price Range: $187 - $435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balestri 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balestri Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#51 Family Hotel in Florence
#128 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“Choose aroom with a view of the Arno river”
sandysurve77, 1 week ago | Read review
“get the rooms with balcony, book on the hotel website gives free internet.”
uniperr, 1 week ago | Read review
“Consider getting a river view. Might be worth the $. Room 110 was nice, but no view”
Cooper_Flyod, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“View over river Arno”
hgalbrea, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“River room facing West for daily sunsets!”
noela244, Mar 23, 2017 | Read review
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