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Hotel Balcony

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Reviewed 4 November 2008

Been meaning to write this review for some time. Selected the Balcony after much research on Trip Advisor (booked directly) and my wife & I spent 5 nights here in mid September 08. Even before our arrival, Francesco had been more than helpful in booking times for us at the Uffizi & Accadamia and from the time we checked in...

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Reviewed 18 October 2008

I've been meaning to write this review for a few months now. I attended a conference in Florence last April and needed a reasonably priced hotel in the centre of the city. I found Hotel Balcony on Tripadvisor; the reviews looked good so I decided to stay there. I wasn't disappointed. The hotel is in a great location, near the...

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Reviewed 12 October 2008

I'm a regular visitor to Firenze and have stayed in some pretty mediocre and overpriced hotels. So I've been looking for a place like this for a long time. A truly great little place to stay -- excellent location, clean and comfortable, and cheap as chips. The balcony is a terrific place to unwind and rest your feet and eat...

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Reviewed 19 August 2008

My mother and I stayed at the hotel Balcony for five nights and have had a great time there. The rooms are perfectly okay and clean, big enough for two persons and the beds and pillows were excellent. Although the stairwells smelled a bit smokey sometimes, the rooms didn't. The owner of the hotel is very, very kind (and in...

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Reviewed 19 August 2008

This is a tough review to post--generally, Francesco is an amazing person and tries his best to run a great hotel. He was great about helping in any way that he could, so I hate to give a bad review. However, we had several problems during our stay. Some of the things were simply flukes (toilets not working, etc.), so...

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Reviewed 31 July 2008

If you are looking for a moderately priced, clean, conveniently located hotel in the center of Florence, look no further. The Hotel Balcony fulfills all those requirements and many more. After a long day of sight-seeing the shower felt great and the bed was clean and comfortable. We asked for and received a room off the street, so our stay...

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Reviewed 25 May 2008

Our stay at the Hotel Balcony was just what we needed; a reasonably priced room within walking distance of all the sites. It afforded us much more. The common balcony was a great place to relax for lunch with a bottle of wine and bread/cheese we bought from the nearby market to discuss our day and our plans for the...

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Reviewed 19 May 2008

Four of us traveled Italy for 2 weeks. We stayed at Hotel Balcony on a whim and we now feel so lucky to have found it! The hotel is clean, safe and centrally located. The rooms are simple, but cute and clean. The common balcony is a fun place to drink a bottle of wine and socialize. The owner, Francesco,...

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Reviewed 7 May 2008

My daughter and I were spending a week in Italy (Florence and Rome) and wanted a clean, safe, great location and inexpensive hotel. We really found all that and more in the Hotel Balcony. The owner, Franceso, was so wonderful, from the moment you enter to photos with him when you leave, you feel like you made a friend. Breakfasts...

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Reviewed 29 March 2008

I recently stayed at Hotel Balcony with my parents and sister. We had two rooms in the small hotel. We requested rooms towards the back off the main street and we got them. The owner was great, spoke wonderful English, gave us recommendations on places to eat, he was just very helpful in general. My parents stayed in a double...

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Balcony is located in the historical centre of Florence, very close to the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Loggia dei Lanzi. The hotel occupies the entire first floor of an elegant and typically Florentine building, furnished in simple and sophisticated style. The common spaces available to guests include a large terrace with a panoramic view, from which it is possible to enjoy views of the spectacular Brunelleschi Dome. Our staff is available to help guests book tickets for museums, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events, and to help guests organise tours through the Renaissance city and excursions to discover Tuscany and its surrounds. A rich sweet and savoury buffet breakfast, an internet point and a nearby garage with parking agreements, complete the broad range of services offered by Hotel Balcony in Florence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balcony

Address: Via Dei Banchi 3/29r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $122 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Balcony Hotel Florence
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#1 Green Hotel in Florence
#16 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#83 Family Hotel in Florence
#94 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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