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Piazza Mentana 7, 50122, Florence Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#68 of 430 hotels in Florence
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian

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Grade: 100 out of 100
401Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
265Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Jackiemkelly wrote a review Aug 2022
West Lothian, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Great location, fantastic staff. Waking up to the wonderful view and watching the world go by at night, unforgettable. Can’t praise the staff highly enough. Everyone so friendly and ready to help. When we return to Florence we will definitely be booking Hotel Balestri
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharif A wrote a review Jul 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates11 contributions6 helpful votes
ELENA ( or Alina ) was our reason to love the hotel and make us love Florence as well, she is the best, always smiling ready to help, she suggested three restaurants for each day and they were perfect, hotel is very very nice (outside is normal building) room was big with huge bathroom (there is water hose in the bathroom), breakfast was good, LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, very close to everything while quite in front of the river, i can give 11 out of 10 because of Elena. thank you again
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don't keep the windows open because there is alot of mosquitos
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716squd wrote a review Jun 2022
Columbus, Nebraska42 contributions44 helpful votes
Conveniently located next to the Arno River. The staff couldn’t be more helpful. The breakfast was delicious. The recommended restaurants were wonderful and the staff made the reservations. Within easy walking distance of the main attractions of Florence.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lovetospend wrote a review Jun 2022
Pasadena, California145 contributions161 helpful votes
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We had a very nice stay in this beautiful hotel. It is in an amazing location, I think the best location in Florence, right next to the Arno and in walking distance to everything. I gave it only four stars because I booked a Superior Triple room and I think it was pretty small for 3 people, i should have booked a jr. suite, I wish we had a view of the Arno. Also being an Expedia VIP was hoping for an upgrade but they were full and was not possible. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Loved the breakfast room and the cappuccinos and espressos (I still miss them). All the breakfast ladies were very nice and attentive. Breakfast was very good! Will definitely stay here again next time in Florence!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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luckme0 wrote a review May 2022
California107 contributions116 helpful votes
Hotel Balestri is a lovely hotel on the banks of the Arno river. Lovely view. Convenient location near many, many wonderful restaurants and local attractions. Hotel staff was as helpful as could be. The hotel has an elevator and the rooms come equipped with air conditioning, an in room safe, minibar, yea kettle and blow dryer. The furnishings are of a more modern aesthetic design. The beds were very comfortable although small in the European tradition. Breakfast was delightful with many options and wonderful cappuccino. The only real complaint is the bathroom. Although the shower is large with good water pressure, the remainder of the bathroom is not convenient. Very little space to put your “stuff“. No outlet for an American curling iron. Relatively small issues. However, a larger concern was the fact that the window in the bathroom which faced not only the river, but a public square, was covered with only sheer curtains. Any nighttime activities put you on full display! Our workaround was to shower only in daylight hours. Otherwise, a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Phil2681 wrote a review May 2022
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom29 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stayed in room 407, a junior suite which was just wow. Large room with two balconies, we had slippers and robes. It was my wife's birthday treat so the hotel left a chilled bottle of Prosecco and fresh strawberries on arrival in the room, how thoughtful and thankyou. The room was very well equipped, just perfect with stunning views across the river both day and night. The staff were so friendly and accommodating, from reception to breakfast and house keeping they were all lovely. Breakfast was continental style with lots of choice, everything was fresh and they even had small sealed packs of biscuits and croissants that you could take out. The lady at breakfast was lovely and after a day she remembered our room number so didn't ask for that again. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PatP wrote a review May 2022
Kelowna, Canada14 contributions7 helpful votes
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We stayed at this hotel very conveniently located in Florence by the Arno River. Everything is within walking distance. The room was very stylish and comfortable. Breakfast was great and the staff very efficient. We had a bit of a leak in our room and we’re promptly moved to an upgraded room with river view for the last night which was very much appreciated
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location for walking to many sights nearby.
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Curowealth wrote a review May 2022
Northampton, United Kingdom53 contributions30 helpful votes
Great staff and facilities. Breakfast delicious and nothing too much trouble for the team. Room 501 is truly breathtaking…what a view …many thanks and see you next time…what you spend on the room you will save in time visiting all that Florence has to offer
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nilda S wrote a review May 2022
Bayonne, New Jersey5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with a central location. We were within walking distance to museums and shopping areas, and many restaurants. The breakfast was very nice! Overall, we had a great experience at Hotel Balestri.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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LeanderdeNooijer wrote a review May 2022
Heusden, The Netherlands5 contributions6 helpful votes
First time Florence and we booked this amazing hotel, very close to all of Florences highlights and musea. The wheelchair adapted room had a great bathroom and the staff was really supportive and friendly. Warm recommendations to hotel Balestri.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$145 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
balestri hotel florence
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceFlorenceUffizi / Florence Historic Center / San Giovanni
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Balestri
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Balestri?
Nearby attractions include Piazza della Signoria (0.3 km), Gallerie Degli Uffizi (0.2 km), and Ponte Vecchio (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Balestri?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Balestri?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Balestri?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Balestri?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Balestri?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gustarium, I' Girone De' Ghiotti, and Trattoria il Bargello.
Is Hotel Balestri located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Florence.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Balestri?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Balestri?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Balestri?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (0.6 km), Florence American Cemetery (7.5 km), and Basilica San Miniato al Monte (1.0 km).
Does Hotel Balestri have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.