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Hotel Balestri

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.


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.

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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 Historic Center - Downtown, 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 included with your stay and awaits you 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