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Hotel Balestri

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Balestri is literally a two minute walk from the Uffizi, and very close to the Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio and the Sante Maria del Fiore, so the location is spot on. We stayed on the third floor with a river view. The room was very clean, well lit, and the bed very comfortable. The bathroom contains a shower... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely rooms! we were on the first floor and had a small balcony. Great service and staff. The location was superb next to the river and all the major attractions. 5-7 mins walk to the main squares where all the shopping and eating places are located.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located on the river. Easy to walk everywhere.Clean, stylish and spacious rooms. Great breakfast . Bathroom was exceptional, large, sleek and modern. Had a little difficulty finding it with our map quest program .

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel in a great view at the river and very near to the museums, points of attractions like ponte Vecchio and city centre. Fast check in and we get the rooms early. The reception staff very friendly but the staff at the breakfast area they don't speak english so we face a little misunderstanding in our order. Modern and... More 

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Torun, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying one night in Florence only, therefore were looking for hotel which would be conveninetly located. And this was PERFECT choice. Extraordinary hotel, located practically in the heart of Florence. All the most important attractions of the city within walking distance. Perfect one also for late evening walk - we have checked it by ourselves. Parking issue perfectly... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so Florence is a must! The Balestri was great. Newly renovated spacious modern rooms/bathrooms. The reception staff are super and arranged for us to go on a private car castle and wine tour! Was really fabulous. The hotel is in a great spot with river views.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We got a really good deal on this hotel. The location was perfect - literally two minutes away from Ufizzi gallery. Rooms are very modern and the breakfast had a nice selection of cold cuts, cheese, bread. You have to pay for the valley parking, but it saves you a lot of time on driving around looking for public parking... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hotel. I got a rooftop room with wonderful views of the river and ponte vechio. The design and attention to details was amazing. The room was spotless and the bathroom was very spacious and all marble. The breakfast was also really good. Normally Italian hotels have very basic breakfasts but this was something else. I've attached... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is ideally located for the main attractions of Florence and it means you can nip back for a siesta if needed. A particular pleasure was being able to listen to classical buskers late at night just up the street at the Uffizi and then stroll down to bed. The breakfast is very good. Some of the rooms seem... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

The room was beautiful, the bathroom was nice and spacious for Europe, the staff were so helpful and kind, and the location of this hotel was incredible! We were so close to everything! We definitely recommend staying at this hotel! If we can return one day we will be back!

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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: $160 - $481 (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
#55 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#128 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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