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Hotel Balestri

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the front desk people are very attentive and helpful, the room is clean and nice, wide bed.adjustible room temperature. love the breakfast and the place is a walking distance to the popular areas...very much recommended..

Thank Ben A
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Down by the banks of the Arno, but really close to the main sights of Florence, including the Ponte Vecchio, The Uffizzi Gallery & the Palazzo Vecchio. Recently renovated with understated & classic decor. We booked a standard room but were given an Arno view room, with a small but delightful balcony off the bathroom. A large wardrobe in the...

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Dulverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel Balestri is situated about 5 minutes from Ponte Vecchi and the Uffizi Museum, approximately 10 minute walk from the Duomo. Our room had lovely views across the River Arno and was clean and comfortable with a nice ensuite. The staff were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was good.

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great 6 night stay at the Hotel Balestri. It is within walking distance of many popular spots in Florence, and if it's not the staff is very helpful and will call you a cab (one that accepts credit cards if requested). The daily breakfast buffet had a great selection and the cappuccinos were some of the best I...

Thank Maureen C
Northern Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us stayed last week in two rooms. They were very clean and had lovely views across the river. The location was perfect. The breakfast was good although the selection was small. What made this hotel really good was the staff. They were fabulous. Friendly and helpful. Special thanks goes to Maurizio who went over and above to help...

Thank littleoldwinedrinker
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a three night break in Florence staying at the Hotel Balestri. The location of the hotel is perfect - just a few steps away from the Uffizzi Gallery. All the other major sights in Florence are all within walking distance. The hotel offers a fine breakfast selection including great coffee, as you would expect in...

1Thank wayne744
Hotel_Balestri, Hotel Manager at Hotel Balestri, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. I am happy that you loved it here with us, and that you were happy with our great location, accommodation and the service received. Our staff is truly passionate about delivering a memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Florence soon, Sincerely Pierluigi Sassano

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in February and the hotel is ideally placed for waking around florence. It is right next to the river, our room overlooked it. From the window we could see the Ponte Vechio. Breakfast was very nice with a good selection. Staff were very helpful providing a choice of non dairy yoghurt and milk. Every...

1Thank Roger B
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We selected Hotel Balestri for it's central location and availability of parking. Parking was a little pricey, but professional valet service. The hotel staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The bed and bedding was excellent, slept very well. Breakfast was also very good, with friendly waiters. Kind of pricey stay for us, but would stay here again.

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Hotel_Balestri, Hotel Manager at Hotel Balestri, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing this review! I am thrilled that you loved your room and the service our staff provided. I am glad that you appreciated also the external valet service. I am happy if we managed to leave you some good memories. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon, Sincerely Pierluigi Sassano

Malibu, California, United States
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Hotel staff was friendly, good breakfast included with the room cost and a fantastic location with easy walking distance to the major sites, museums and very comfortable. This is my first time at the hotel and I found it to be a nice choice for a week in Florence.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The hotel was in an excellent spot near very important places of interest The view of Arno river from the balcony , the atmosphere inside and outside the hotel The service provided by the stuff , the wonderful and tasteful breakfast choices made our stay a memorable one Definitely recommended and worth every penny you ll spend

1Thank AlexaD17

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Staying in Uffizi

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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balestri Hotel is located in the heart of Florence, on the right bank of the Arno river, few steps from the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Close to the Hotel is Via Tornabuoni, the world known shopping street with the greatest international high fashion brands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balestri

Address: Piazza Mentana 7, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Price Range: £144 - £337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balestri 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balestri Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Florence
#58 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#128 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“River view”
 of 5 bubbles littleoldwinedrinker, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Reserve a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles wayne744, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a corner room or river view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 724ThomasS, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Arno river view”
 of 5 bubbles AlexaD17, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“No rooms can be good here Aircon does not work doors slam shut everywhere . No replacement of tea and milk .Outside noise non stop .”
 of 5 bubbles fun1232016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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