Balestri Hotel - Florence

Piazza Mentana 7 Florence 50122, Florence, Italy, 50122  show map
 4 stars
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Balestri Hotel - Florence

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Average service - Parking available at 35euros - New elevator - Price was right
  • Right in the santa croce district - Clean room - Good bathroom - Highly recommended
  • Good location to sites - Staff is friendly - Large bed - 5 euro charge for wifi
  • Right on the arno river - Great view of the ponte vecchio - Good value
  • Family run hotel - Close to the uffizi - Breakfast was great - Room was large

Overview

The superior Balestri Hotel offers accommodation in a shopping area of Florence. Featuring Renaissance architecture, the hotel is opened since 1888.

The hotel has excellent location in the historical center of Florence next to Palazzo Vecchio, Oltrarno and Santa Croce. The property is 600 meters away from Michelangelo Square, Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace.

Enclosed by the basilica, galleries and the palace, the hotel offers a wonderful view over the river.

Guests can reach Balestri Hotel by car from Peretola airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

There are 46 comfortable rooms fitted with satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, heating, a personal safe and a minibar. Many guestrooms offer views of the Arno River . They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a bidet and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The hotel invites guests to the café to start their day with a rich buffet breakfast. Guests can try tea and coffee served in the lobby bar.

Services

Along with currency exchange, an elevator and a baggage storage there are conference facilities, a business center and a photocopier available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Bidet
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay at the price of EUR 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Piazza Mentana 7 Florence 50122, Florence, Italy, 50122

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City Center
  • Florence
    200 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    1.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • All'Antico Vinaio
    130 m
  • La Prosciutteria (cuisine: Italian)
    150 m
Parks
  • Giardino Bardini
    400 m
  • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
    610 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    46

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Rooms and availability

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Superior Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 21 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Superior With View
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 21 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious and light room has luxurious furnishings. It has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

    Room facilities
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      Deluxe
      Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 21 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Spacious room has comfortable work desk and a contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Balestri Hotel - Florence Florence location
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        Hotel Address:

        Piazza Mentana 7 Florence 50122, Florence, Italy, 50122

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Florence
          200 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
          1.3 km
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • All'Antico Vinaio
          130 m
        • La Prosciutteria (cuisine: Italian)
          150 m
        Parks
        • Giardino Bardini
          400 m
        • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
          610 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          46

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        Places of interest

        • Palazzo Vecchio - 200 m
        • CHIESA SANTA CROCE - 300 m
        • Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore - 300 m
        • Ponte Alle Grazie - 300 m
        • Dante's House - 400 m
        • I Mosaici di Lastrucci - 500 m

        Shopping areas

        • Uffizi Gallery - 200 m
        • Bargello Museum - 300 m
        • Casa Buonarroti - 500 m

        Amusement

        • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall - 500 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Centro Storico - 200 m
        • Basilica of Santa Croce - 300 m
        • Ponte Vecchio - 300 m
        • Piazza della Signoria - 300 m

        Historical sites

        • Piazza della Signoria - 300 m
        • Il Ponte Vecchio - 400 m

        Museums

        • Die Geburt der Venus Uffizien - 200 m
        • Uffizi - 200 m
        • Bargello - 300 m
        • National Museum of the Bargello - 300 m
        • Dante's House - 400 m
        • Casa Buonarroti - 500 m

        Parks

        • Bobboli Gärten - 400 m

        Local attractions

        • Church of Santa Felicita - 1.7 km
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        • Alessandro Cammilli Private Tours - 1.9 km
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        • Le Cascine - 2.0 km
          Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Florence
        • Teatro Comunale - 1.7 km
          Corso Italia 16, Florence
        • Museo Geopaleontologico - 1.9 km
          Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1, Scandicci

        Near the hotel

        • Uffizi Gallery - 170 m
          Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence
        • Horne Museum - 120 m
          6 Via dei Benci, Florence
        • Art Gallery Studio iguarnieri - 190 m
          39, Lungarno Cellini Firenze, Florence
        • Basilica di Santa Croce - 350 m
          Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence
        • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science - 150 m
          Piazza dei Giudici 1, Florence
        • Palazzo Vecchio - 300 m
          Piazza della Signoria, Florence
        • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 580 m
          via della Canonica, 1, Florence

        Restaurants nearby

        • All'Antico Vinaio - 130 m

          Address: Via dei Neri 65
          Phone: 0552382723

          73% likes this, based on 2589 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 19

        • Brac - 60 m

          Address: via dei Vagellai , 18/r
          Phone: 00390550944877

          86% likes this, based on 296 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

        • La Buchetta Cafe - 110 m

          Address: Via de Benci 3
          Phone: 055217833

          84% likes this, based on 272 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
          Price Range: CAD 37 - CAD 81

        • La Prosciutteria - 150 m

          Address: Via dei Neri 54/r
          Phone: +39 055 265 4472

          76% likes this, based on 1052 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: CAD 9 - CAD 34

        • Tripp & Zampa: Il Club del Gusto - 100 m

          Address: Via De' Neri, 50/r
          Phone: 348 0903142

          62% likes this, based on 197 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          46

        Hotel Awards

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        Balestri Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balestri

        Average guest rating

        8.2out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 664 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Hotel Balestri has a good breakfast, localization and conortable rooms.

        • Single
          8.2

          The location, the size of the room and the view. The staff was specially kind and helpful.

        • Single
          10.0

          I loved this hotel, everything about it. It was very close to all the museums and churches, the staff was great, the room perfect. When in Florence I will always stay here.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Assistance from Reception was excellent from start to finish. Great ambiance and wonderful location. The view from the bedroom was beautiful on the 'river side.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          staff was courteous and efficient, hotel was ideally located, loved the breakfast

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Helpful staff, appliances functioning ok, change towels everyday, hot water throughout the day, close to the historical center of Florence.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Front Desk Manager, Albert was extremely friendly and helpful. He always went out of his way to help us and others who were waiting (or calling) at the front desk. We would return to this hotel because of him. Also, the breakfast was good.

          That the roof terrace did not face the Arno River.

        • Single
          8.8

          Staff were excellent - helpful, and charming. Location was superb, right next to the Uffizi gallery, and on the banks of the river. I liked the charm of the foyer area and the no-nonsense but well appointed facilites. I would definitely use the hotel again.

          A little more attention to lighting in the room (bulb not replaced, for example), plus non-slip shower flooring would reassure.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Great location, good friendly staff and comfortable rooms.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          lovely location right next to the river and easy walking distance to the main center restaurants and entertainment

        • Couple
          9.2

          The hotel was beautifully designed, in a perfect location, clean, and the best value for our budget we have found in all of Europe so far.

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          location

          poor choice of breakfast with several items I would expect to be standard were extra! For travellers breakfast is important. Also there was no free wifi asthere is in my present,much cheaper hotel in Rome.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          Coffee Espresso during the breakfast is excellent ! Perfect location. The reception's staff is very helpful.

          Breakfast is a little poor. One of the hotel's staff during the breakfast was very rough ( the old one ). The price for parking - The offer written price was 25 euros for 24 hours, but when we arrived the price that staff announced for one of the two cars was 35 euros ( The cars are the same size - Honda Accord 2008 and Audi Q5 )

        • Couple
          9.0

          the view from the window to the sity was exellent, the location is exllent, near the centre of the sity, near there are a lot of shops, first of all shop, where is sold the finest italian ice cream! Out room was #501under the roof with balcony, room was very warm!

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          great location and nice view from our large room

          no parking on site

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Balestri Hotel - Florence Florence location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Piazza Mentana 7 Florence 50122, Florence, Italy, 50122

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Florence
          200 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
          1.3 km
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • All'Antico Vinaio
          130 m
        • La Prosciutteria (cuisine: Italian)
          150 m
        Parks
        • Giardino Bardini
          400 m
        • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
          610 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          46

        Hotel Awards

        ItalianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedFlorenceBalestri

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in Italy

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