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Hotel Balestri

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, excellent location, helpful and friendly staff. Room was modern, clean and seemed newly renovated, big breakfast - a lot to choose from, 2 min walking distance from the uffici gallery, good restaurants nearby, beautiful view of the river and the hillside gardens (boboli gardens across the river). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a splurge, but it is everything you want in a hotel in Florence. The location is perfect - not right in the center, but so close to everything. It is on the Arno, so get a room with a view if possible - stunning. The balcony rooms are romantic and you can have breakfast served on the balcony... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent, with view on the river and close to Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi. There are many very good restaurants nearby, for example Caffe’ dell’ Oro (expensive) or Osteria de’ Peccatori (excellent pizzeria). The rooms are spacious with very well-equipped bathrooms (rain shower). The staff is friendly and helpful; they remember your favorite hot drink form the second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first visit to Florence and this hotel did not disappoint. The rooms were snug but well appointed. The lobby has plenty of marble and it feels very Italian. Breakfast was a good continental with a small choice of hot food, and the service was excellent. It was fabulously positioned for exploring Florence on foot and only a... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary in Italy. The hotel Balestri staff surprised us with a beautiful room with a stunning view of the Arno and the hills beyond. The Ponte Vecchio was in our vista from the room! The view was very romantic; and a gift from the staff, a bottle of Prosecco accompanied by a bowl of cherries... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was very nice - bright and spacious from the lobby to the rooms. The room overlooked the river and had quite a bit of space including two large closets and a nice modern bathroom. The staff was very courteous and helpful and the breakfast was great. Location was very near the Uffizi Gallery, the Piazza Signoria and not... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just off the river, the Balestri is a good choice of stay at Florence. The main squares and streets are all within walking distance and the hotel is right by the river. Staff is helpful, especially the reception staff. Breakfast was basic and rooms are small but comfortable. All the restaurants are within walking distance so the location is perfect.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a 10 minute walk or less from most top sights. We were in a very comfortable room on 5th floor with wonderful view of towers and dome. Air conditioned! Great breakfast. Staff was very friendly but a little short staffed.

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Thank Eric F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel 3 nights. The hotel is very clean, we had a very pretty view of the river from our balcony. We really enjoyed their breakfast. The bed was very comfortable and the staff was always friendly

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Balestri is right on the Arno river and great walking distance from everything! We stayed in room 503 and it was perfect for our family. The room came with a queen bed and a single twin. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We loved the area and will return!

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Staying in Uffizi

Neighborhood Profile
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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $172 - $345 (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:
#51 Family Hotel in Florence
#58 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#129 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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