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Pensione Bencista

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Via Benedetto da Maiano, 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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1 room 1 adult
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Pensione Bencista's view to Florence with it's Duomo nestled amongst the terracotta rooftops, is spectacular. The hills roll down past olive groves and the sunsets and city lights create a magical setting. The service, accommodation, meals and the welcome ensure an unforgettable stay. The generosity and professional expertise of this hard working family guarantee that you will return. This is... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This hotel has everything you could ask for. The view is spectacular. The staff are friendly and speak multiple languages, including excellent English. The food is delicious. The rooms are delightful, each one different. The common areas are welcoming with a piano room, library room, and game room. A short walk up the road and you arrive at the bus... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went there for a lunch and to get an idea of the place Ate in one of the terrace with a view to take your breath away They brought us a cold dish with salad leafs, goat cheese , fig, melon, prosciutto Every single ingredient was top quality and freshness Classy and courteous waiters gave a treatment of another world... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Our family members visit Florence every fall and one of their favorite places to visit is Pensione Bencista. We were fortunate to meet up with them there and we will never forget our delightful stay. The hospitality, friendliness, and warmth of the staff was unsurpassed. The meals were FABULOUS! Maria and Julio particularly went out of their way to ensure... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We had chosen this hotel on the recommendation of friends, asking for a room with view of Florence. Having requested this, we were shown by non-English speaking maid (receptionist "too busy") to room with a limited view. We asked for a change regardless of additional cost, if any, but were only able to get a room with view of side... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Can't figure out why someone would complain..this is old world Italy at its finest. The pensione is filled with history everywhere you turn. Our room was comfortable and very nice with stunning views of Florence from our three windows. The bus was easy to Florence but having been to Florence many times, we found fiesole and the pensione a wonderful... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Florence gets ever more manic with crowds and tour groups swamping the place, so you need to visit early mornings and evenings to miss the mid day tour groups. For a peaceful retreat steeped in antiquity and scattered with incidental treasures, stay at Pensione Bencista overlooking Florence. Great views, charming gardens and terraces, a short bus ride into Florence (or... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a family-run pension with traditional furnishings - full of character. Our room was small, but comfortable, with a great view. Breakfast was lacking in imagination, though the terrace is lovely. The staff were friendly. The location is convenient for buses into Florence (20 minutes-half hour) and Fiesole (very close).

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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed here back in 2000, during the Jubileo. As we rode in the taxi away from the train station, looking at the hill with the olives and villas, I said, "maybe we are up there!" Sure enough, we drove right up there. I loved the villa so much that I skipped a day in Florence to instead relax at... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This was a wonderful experience, we felt as though we were staying in someone's home. The food was very fresh, home cooking. We had 2 delicious meals out on the terrace, a set menu, the vegetables were a highlight. It was so pleasant having drinks out in the garden after a busy day in the heat of Florence. The staff... More 

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