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Great location to most major sites of Florence, shopping and restaurants. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is great!

We enjoyed our stay at Balestri. It's a nice hotel but the rooms are a bit dated and run down. A new coat of paint is definitely in order for the room we stayed in. Overall I'd give it a 3.5 - Good location, nice staff, a fine breakfast but no hot items. Internet access is available in your room for only 5 Euros for the entire stay.

great location close to ponte vechio and all the best of florence. but the rooms are to basic (no carpets and steal furniture..), you dont see ponte vechio from your room!! only one window in the room. room was very clean. the breakfast was good. its close to the best locations in florence. most of the staff really nice and helpful.

Enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Staff were helpful and fluent in English. Good breakfast spread. Great Location. Older hotel but well maintained.

This was my second trip to Florence. I am a female and was traveling with my mother. We loved this hotel because it was close to everything and in a well-travelled area. As such, we felt safe going and coming at night. The hotel was lovely. Our room was the largest we had during our 9 night trip in Italy. The staff was helpful, but didn't pry. There was a problem with our reservation, but they took care of it immediately and without fuss. Our room looked out on the Arno River. We could see the Pitti Palace as well as the beautiful church and monastery up in the hills. If I am lucky enough to go to Florence again, I will stay at this hotel.

Excelent location, by the river, two blocks away from Ponte Vechio, one from Ufizzi. Out of turist crowds. Quiet and comfortable. We had a beautiful view. The only problem we had, we reserved a non smooking room, we had to stay in a smooking room as they argued the reservation did not mention that.

Execptional

The location of this hotel was absolutely perfect. We reserved a room overlooking the Arno and the hillside beyond. The room was large by American standards, and perhaps a bit modern for some tastes, but the downstairs reception rooms retain much of the early 20th century elegance that we enjoy. We could hang out the window, and only with the open window is noise an issue, and watch the sun set on Ponte Vecchio every night. A short walk takes a person to the Uffici. The narrow alleys behind the hotel lead to small markets and restaurants.

Gran hotel que cuenta con una excelente ubicación.

Piazza Mentana 7 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Santa Croce, Hotel Balestri is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio. This 4-star hotel has 51 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Hotel Balestri's 51 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 15-inch LED TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Phones and desks are also standard.


Property features

At Hotel Balestri, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. Valet parking is available for EUR 45.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and tours or tickets. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, River View

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Balcony, River View

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hotel Balestri

Everyone (4) Couples (5) Family (2)
5
Everyone

Great location to most major sites of Florence, shopping and restaurants. Staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Breakfast is great!

By on Dec 5, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Nov 30, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Oct 16, 2018

3

a nice place to stay in florence

Couples

We enjoyed our stay at Balestri. It's a nice hotel but the rooms are a bit dated and run down. A new coat of paint is definitely in order for the room we stayed in. Overall I'd give it a 3.5 - Good location, nice staff, a fine breakfast but no hot items. Internet access is available in your room for only 5 Euros for the entire stay.

By on Apr 24, 2012

4

great location/good breakfast

Family

great location close to ponte vechio and all the best of florence. but the rooms are to basic (no carpets and steal furniture..), you dont see ponte vechio from your room!! only one window in the room. room was very clean. the breakfast was good. its close to the best locations in florence. most of the staff really nice and helpful.

By on Jan 12, 2012

4

pleasant place to stay

Couples

Enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Staff were helpful and fluent in English. Good breakfast spread. Great Location. Older hotel but well maintained.

By on Nov 10, 2010

5

favorite hotel stay of my trip!

Family

This was my second trip to Florence. I am a female and was traveling with my mother. We loved this hotel because it was close to everything and in a well-travelled area. As such, we felt safe going and coming at night. The hotel was lovely. Our room was the largest we had during our 9 night trip in Italy. The staff was helpful, but didn't pry. There was a problem with our reservation, but they took care of it immediately and without fuss. Our room looked out on the Arno River. We could see the Pitti Palace as well as the beautiful church and monastery up in the hills. If I am lucky enough to go to Florence again, I will stay at this hotel.

By on Jul 11, 2010

4

great location

Couples

Excelent location, by the river, two blocks away from Ponte Vechio, one from Ufizzi. Out of turist crowds. Quiet and comfortable. We had a beautiful view. The only problem we had, we reserved a non smooking room, we had to stay in a smooking room as they argued the reservation did not mention that.

By on Jun 29, 2010

5

exceptional hotel!

Couples

Execptional

By on Dec 9, 2009

4

ask for a river view

Couples

The location of this hotel was absolutely perfect. We reserved a room overlooking the Arno and the hillside beyond. The room was large by American standards, and perhaps a bit modern for some tastes, but the downstairs reception rooms retain much of the early 20th century elegance that we enjoy. We could hang out the window, and only with the open window is noise an issue, and watch the sun set on Ponte Vecchio every night. A short walk takes a person to the Uffici. The narrow alleys behind the hotel lead to small markets and restaurants.

By on Oct 14, 2009

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