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Hotel Balcony
Ranked #104 of 410 Hotels in Florence
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The rooms were immaculately clean and we were walking distance to all the main attractions. Everything at your door step, literally. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The location is very convenient. The terasse is nice and it really marks out the hotel comparing with others in the same category. Breakfast is ok for 2 stars.
The hotel is managed by a family of nice people. At my arrival there was some problem, but they did their best to solve it and make me feel comfortable.
The only big problem- is the total lack of soundproofing between rooms. I was lucky to have rather quite neighbours, but I could hear even the sound of incoming sms on their iphones!
My single room was very small, though clean, with good-quality linens and towels.
Also you must be aware that AC starts working at 3 pm till the morning, I didn't feel discomfort because of that, just FYI.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Hotel is in a great central location and I found the staff very helpful, even going out of their way to help me find an English speaking dentist in Florence!!. Room was very clean, breakfast a bit spartan but acceptable - would stay there again.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Very happy with our stay. The balcony itself is wonderful, the rooms are clean, quiet and in good overall condition. The location is excellent, close to the train station, the Duomo and the river. The staff are accommodating. Only downsides are that the free wifi is a little spotty but still usable and the included breakfast is nothing to write home about, but for the price I don't think you'll do much better in Florence.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
Thank Polari
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Extremely sympatic, friendly and helpful stuff. Perfect location: walking distance to the railway station, city center and river side. Lovely terrase with beautiful view. Fare price. The room was clean and quiet and when i found a fumigator at the bedside table my happiness became complete:) I must admit, "Balcony" accompanied our vacation in a perfect way!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Location is the key; close to the train station to check in and then within sight to the Duomo down the road.
Owner helped us with the luggage upstairs since there's no lift and suggested some places to visit/eat

Bathroom is a bit tight - there's a wall right in front of you if you sit on the toilet (otherwise, use the one on the L1 landing) but nothing that bad that would stop me booking again.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Based on former reviews I chose Hotel Balcony for 5 nights. And I'll do it again. All places of interest can be reached by foot or by bus (very close to the main station SMN). The personal is outstanding friendly and helpful. My room was very silent, comfortably and clean (daily cleaning). It was a pleasure for me.
Alla prossima volta. Stephanie da Germania.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Balcony

Address: Via Dei Banchi 3/29r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Florence
#34 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#83 Family Hotel in Florence
#94 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $42 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Balcony is located in the historical centre of Florence, very close to the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Loggia dei Lanzi. The hotel occupies the entire first floor of an elegant and typically Florentine building, furnished in simple and sophisticated style. The common spaces available to guests include a large terrace with a panoramic view, from which it is possible to enjoy views of the spectacular Brunelleschi Dome. Our staff is available to help guests book tickets for museums, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events, and to help guests organise tours through the Renaissance city and excursions to discover Tuscany and its surrounds. A rich sweet and savoury buffet breakfast, an internet point and a nearby garage with parking agreements, complete the broad range of services offered by Hotel Balcony in Florence. ... more   less 
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