Balestri Hotel - Florence

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

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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

Set in the heart of Florence within a 5-minute walk of Piazza della Signoria, this traditional-style hotel features 46 rooms and quick access to Michelangelo Square, which is about 1150 meters from. Balestri Hotel opened its doors in 1888.

The hotel boasts an ideal setting within a 10-minute walk of the city center. A theater, a museum and a church lie a short distance away.

Balestri Hotel offers a breathtaking view to its guests.

15 minutes' walk to Santa Maria Novella train station. It will take 15 minutes to get to Peretola airport by car.

Rooms

Balestri is a deluxe hotel offering luxurious rooms including family flat, twin room for single use and premium triple room. The property boasts views of the Arno River from its rooms. They come with a dishwasher and a fridge as well as bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is offered at the café. The lounge restaurant provides light meals. All'Antico Vinaio treats guests with Italian meals and is about 150 meters away.

Services

Guests can rent cars to explore the local area.

Relax

The hotel provides cribs and babysitting for families with children.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Coffee shop
  • Gay friendly
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Water view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Extra bed EUR 25
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Piazza Mentana 7, Florence, Italy, 50122

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City Center
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    4300 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • All'Antico Vinaio
    500 ft
  • Brac (cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Giardino Bardini
    1400 ft
  • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    46

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Rooms and availability

Premium Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Balestri photos Room Superior Room
Double Room
City view
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double room sole use

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Balestri photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Non Refundable Junior Suite + Breakfast Flex

Balestri photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Family room

Balestri photos Room
Family Flat
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This family room is composed of 2 connecting rooms and offers views of the city. It features parquet floors, a satellite flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Balestri photos Room Superior Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Superior|Non Refundable Superior + Breakfast Flex

Balestri photos Room Superior Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Balestri photos Room Deluxe
Deluxe Twin Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning, minibar and soundproofing.

Balestri photos Room Deluxe
Deluxe Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Luxury Double Room
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Balestri Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • 500 Touring Club400 ft
  • Santa Croce1000 ft
  • Uffizi/Ponte Vecchio1400 ft

Places of interest

  • Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore1000 ft
  • CHIESA SANTA CROCE1000 ft
  • Ponte Alle Grazie1000 ft
  • Dante's House1400 ft
  • I Mosaici di Lastrucci1700 ft

Amusement

  • Cinema Gambrinus CineHall1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Centro Storico700 ft
  • Palazzo Vecchio700 ft
  • Basilica of Santa Croce1000 ft
  • Piazza della Signoria1000 ft
  • Ponte Vecchio1000 ft

Historical sites

  • Piazza della Signoria1000 ft
  • Il Ponte Vecchio1400 ft

Museums

  • Die Geburt der Venus Uffizien700 ft
  • Uffizi700 ft
  • Uffizi Gallery700 ft
  • Bargello Museum1000 ft
  • Bargello1000 ft
  • National Museum of the Bargello1000 ft
  • Dante's House1400 ft
  • Casa Buonarroti1700 ft
  • Casa Buonarroti1700 ft

Parks

  • Bobboli Gärten1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Church of Santa Felicita1.1 mi
    FlorenceItaly
  • Alessandro Cammilli Private Tours1.2 mi
    Florence, Italy 50100 FlorenceItaly
  • Le Cascine1.2 mi
    Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Florence
  • Teatro Comunale1.1 mi
    Corso Italia 16, Florence
  • Museo Geopaleontologico1.2 mi
    Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1, Scandicci

Near the hotel

  • Uffizi Gallery600 ft
    Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, Florence
  • Museo Galileo - Institute and Museum of the History of Science600 ft
    Piazza dei Giudici 1, Florence
  • Palazzo Vecchio1100 ft
    Piazza della Signoria, Florence
  • Duomo - Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore2000 ft
    via della Canonica, 1, Florence
  • Horne Museum400 ft
    6 Via dei Benci, Florence
  • Art Gallery Studio iguarnieri700 ft
    39, Lungarno Cellini Firenze, Florence
  • Basilica di Santa Croce1200 ft
    Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence

Restaurants nearby

  • All'Antico Vinaio500 ft

    Address: Via dei Neri 65
    Phone: 0552382723

    73% likes this, based on 2589 reviews
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 15

  • La Prosciutteria500 ft

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

    75% likes this, based on 1064 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 27

  • Tripp & Zampa: Il Club del Gusto400 ft

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

    60% likes this, based on 171 reviews

  • Brac200 ft

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

    76% likes this, based on 286 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian

  • La Buchetta Cafe400 ft

    Address: Via de Benci 3
    Phone: 055217833

    72% likes this, based on 270 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
    Price Range: USD 29 - USD 62

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 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 661 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, Italy, 50122

Get directions
City Center
  • Florence
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Santa Maria Novella Train Station
    4300 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • All'Antico Vinaio
    500 ft
  • Brac (cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian)
    200 ft
Parks
  • Giardino Bardini
    1400 ft
  • Folon e il Giardino delle Rose
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 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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