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Hotel Balestri

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

My husband and I travelled to Florence for 4 days, staying at the Hotel Balestri. We arrived to be greeted at reception beautifully. We were provided with guide maps and the offers from them to phone to organise tickets for sightseeing or trips around Tuncany should we wish. They could not have been more welcoming. The hotel itself is as shown on the website. Chique and modern, but in perfect keeping with Florence. The place is spotlessly clean. Our room was just what I had asked for. Double windows open to reveal the spectacular river Arno. My room with a view!! The hotel is 5 mins walk from the Ponte Vecchio and within easy walking distance of all the main sights. We loved Florence and we loved the Balestri. Oh and they have a roof top seating area which gives you a view of the Duomo and the city. Perfect place for a glass of prosecco after a delicious evening meal. Can't recommend the hotel highly enough. Perfect hotel, perfect city, perfect trip!

The hotel is located on the south side of Florence across Lake Arno. It's close to Ponte Vecchio and Ponte alle Grazie. Walking distance to central Florence (10mins) and to the train terminal (20mins). The hotel was very nice and the staff was accommodating. This was a family vacation so we rented two rooms which they let us pick. Our room had direct access to the terrace and a beautiful view of the city and lake. The second room was also very nice and spacious. The hotel serves a great complimentary breakfast that you can also take to your room. Overall I had a good experience and would definitely come back.

Service, kindness of the people, location, cleaness, comfort ....all items are just excellent. A highly recommended place to stay in Florence. Rooms with a view on the river and the hill are an enchantment.

A great find - very central yet quiet with a lovely view of the river and just a few minutes walk from the Uffizi. Staff extremely welcoming and rooms spacious and well decorated. Our room looked directly across at the rather fun crocodile sculpture on the riverbank.

Loved everything about this hotel, from the welcoming staff, cool interior, beautiful decor and comfortable spacious room. Beds were extremely comfortable and the bathroom was large with good shower head. Each morning we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast with choice of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, fresh fruit, juices, cheese platters and fresh coffee. The hotel is well situated to work to all the major attractions and being right by the River Arno we always found our way back. The views early morning and evening from our window down to the Ponte Vecchio were spectacular. Only comment I would make would be that a iron and ironing board be made available in the room.

The hotel is fantastic. My room on the forth floor had a great city view. Furniture were up-to-date, the mattress firm and comfortable. The service was prompt and friendly. The location could hardly be better. The hotel is just a few minutes away from Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Museum and Palazzo Vecchio. Just across the street you find a mini-market for mineral water. Bigger shops and lots of great restaurants are nearby. Breakfast was good, but after a few days a bit more varieties would be nice. I found it a bit strange that the water temperature in the shower was not adjustable, but due to the prompt service this little issue was solved immediatelly. I think it is great, that the hotel is a non-smoking hotel.

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

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 294 reviews