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Hotel Balestri

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Me and my girlfriend stayed here but just for one night. Unfortunately because we found an excellent hotel, with all the 4 star very deserved. Excellent position, excellent hospitality desk (very professional Kim!!) as the breakfast. So excellent report quality-price. We were very very well impressed and we will return for sure.

This hotel is elegant and chic the rooms are well presented with a modern Italian twist. The hotel staff was polite and attentive very knowledge able about local attractions and make excellent restaurant recommendations. The Staff made sure we had a good time whilst in the city! I look forward to staying here again when I return to the city! The hotel is in a great location central to all the attractions. A great place to come back to after a long day exploring the city!

The hotel has been recently rennovated and is a very short walk from most of the major sites. The other advantage is that it is far enough away so that you don't have the noise and crowds (at last not as much). Rooms overlooking the river are really nice. Breakfast was very good, but not the best that I've had in other hotels in Rome or Florence of comparable cost. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I'd go back. Wasn't sure why but I saw the sign for Cafe Balestri but it looks like the restaurant isn't open. LIkewise, the lounge seemed to be closed as well. No problem, there are hundreds of restaurants within walking distance.

Right on the banks of the river, the newly renovated Balestri is wonderfully located within a 5 minute walk of the Uffizi, or Florence's main square. Nice staff, nice breakfast and in our case a small balcony though it did not allow a view of the bridge as advertised (or perhaps heavily inferred). Smallish room with little storage place so not ideal for travelers with lots of luggage or planning a longish stay. But good for its purposes.

I spent 2 nights here and will return if i'm in Florence again (which I hope I will be!) Friendly efficient staff, a small but well designed and equipped room (with a huge shower!) A comfortable bed and an amazing location just 5 minutes walk from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. The buffet breakfast was good - but I didn't try the restaurant for dinner - there are dozens of places to eat within 5 minutes stroll. Highly recommended.

My husband and I stayed here during a recent trip to Florence and had a wonderful experience. Maurizio and all of the front desk staff were very helpful. The room was clean and beautiful and the bed was really comfortable with great linens. It was also conveniently located. I would definitely stay here again!

We were staying nearby this lovely hotel, and I went in to satisfy a hot chocolate craving. We were the only people in the bar, but the staff were very courteous and helpful. We ordered two hot chocolates which arrived in silver jugs, and were very well-prepared and flavourful. The waitress also brought us free croissants and was very welcoming and told us to stay as long as we wished. The atmosphere in the bar was very comfortable, and we really enjoyed the view of the Arno. I would definitely consider staying here if I were visiting Florence again because it's such a comfortable and friendly place in a great location.

We stayed here for 4 nights for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful stay. It's in a great location and is in easy walking distance to most of the main attractions. The hotel is very clean and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The Concierge / reception staff did a fabulous job of sorting out a trip around the Cathedral even though most of the tours were fully booked plus they were really good for recommending and booking restaurants for our evening meals. The only problem was 4 nights was not enough so we definitely need to go back and would definitely stay at this hotel again.

This is a wonderful hotel with a great breakfast buffet. It's location by the river was ideal, making it easy for us to get to everything we wanted to see. The hotel employees were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

Stayed here 22nd august until 26th August 2017. Great location to centre of florence all within walking distance. Rooms very clean and spacious? Good selection of foods for breakfast including gluten free. Staff very friendly, polite and professional.

Piazza Mentana 7 Florence FI

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Santa Croce, Hotel Balestri is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Croce. This 51-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Florence and also a short walk from Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower and Palazzo Vecchio.


Free buffet breakfast is 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.


Hotel Balestri's 51 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

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. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, River View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews