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Hotel Balcony

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Paris
Reviewed 8 May 2007

We stayed at the Balcony Hotel from April 30th 2007 for 6 nights and had the pleasure to discover a very clean and practical bedroom. The hotel is very well located , in a quiet street, within a short walking distance from the station and the Duomo. We enjoyed the terrace during our stay, as we could relax there, drinking...

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1Thank froggy92
Ohio
Reviewed 25 October 2006

Good location, a couple of blocks from the Duomo. Room and bathroom small. Decent price. I think the facility could have been cleaner. I just wasn't comfortable. The restaurant right next door is superb.

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2Thank Dreamin'of$$
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 August 2006

My wife and I stayed in the Balcony for 4 nights in May 2006. We decided on this hotel after researching all the budget hotels near the train station (using travel books and websites). When we arrived we knew we made the right choice. Here is our experience and impression: Pros: Location is halfway between Train/Bus Stations and the Duomo,...

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8Thank baydreams
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 July 2006

Hotel Balcony was a great stop during a multi-week trip in Europe. The price was pretty good and the accomodations were great. The room was large and the air conditioning was amazing, especially after the very hot days out in the city. The bathroom was large and included a bidet and free shampoo. The location was also great - 8...

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7Thank FunTravelsLiz
Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2006

We stayed at the Hotel Balcony for 5 nights, from May 15 checking out on the 20th. It is in a great location in Florence that is a 10 min walk to train and 5 min walk to Duomo and 10-15 to everything else! They provided a good breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit and buns and an automatic expresso/ hot...

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5Thank Taiga
New Glasgow,Nova Scotia
Reviewed 30 May 2006

My wife and I stayed at this Hotel and loved it.Really when you think about it,how much time do you spend in a hotel room whenyou are in Florence.The location was excellent,the Balcony to eat lunch after going to the Market was wonderful,the breakfast at the Hotel was great,the staff are more than helpful.It isnt the Ritz,but it also doesnt...

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5Thank hrpurdy
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 26 December 2005

Hotel Balcony was a great little one star, ideal for a solo traveller on a budget who is looking for a nice private room. The room whole hotel was very clean, the staff was friendly and the location was great; 5 minutes from the train station, Duomo, Museo Academia etc. The washrooms were great excellent hot water supply and very...

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2005

Very helpful staff, decent room and bathroom, close to everything. Breakfast was fine, and included fresh fruit, which is always a bonus. The balcony was very nice, but unfortunately, it was too cold for me to enjoy it. Would recommend this hotel for the price. The only issue was the cigarette smoke that drifted from the downstairs up into the...

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California
Reviewed 5 December 2005

My boyfriend and I arrived to Florence and checked into Hotel Balcony, which was a terrible experience. First at check in, he told me it would be 5 euro more than when I booked it and I could speak with someone in the morning about it. Furthermore, the lighting was terrible, room was dull, bathroom was almost pitch dark, and...

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Scotland, UK
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Reviewed 20 September 2005

I booked this hotel for 3 nights in Florence with my Mother and was a bit anxious about how it would be despite the reviews I had read. We were very pleased. The location was perfect with lots of places to eat near by. The room was great and the shower room better than we expected. The staff were very...

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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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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Via Dei Banchi 3/29r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $78 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“It's on a quieter street in Florence - still some city noise, but not bad!”
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“top floor has windows out to the roof patio”
 of 5 bubbles 742JulieM742, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor are good and you need to go up lesser stairs since there is no elevator.”
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“There is no elevator, so choose a lower level room if this is an issue for you.”
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