Balestri - Florence

Piazza Mentana 7, Florence, Italy, 50122show map
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SuperbBased on  580 reviews
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Overview

Balestri Hotel is placed in the heart of Florence and offers a breathtaking view over the river. Offering accommodation in the 5-story building, the hotel combines art deco architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel is 1150 meters away from Michelangelo Square. The property is in a 10-minute walk to Florence city center.

A shopping street and boutiques are situated next to the hotel.

Balestri Hotel is located within a 15-minute drive from Peretola airport.

Rooms

This traditional property offers guestrooms complete with wireless internet, a personal safe, a private balcony, coffee/tea makers and a pantry. Some rooms feature views over the Arno River . Bathrooms are appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the café. The lounge restaurant provides light meals. A shopping area features All'Antico Vinaio and Il Fagioli within 150 meters of the venue.

Services

Guests are welcome to use a safety deposit box, a car park and a luggage storage for general purposes and a business center, a conference room and a copier for business needs.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs and babysitting.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Breakfast room

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • River view
  • Water view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Strozzi PalaceStrozzi Palace2000 ft
Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -Duomo - S.Maria del Fiore -2000 ft
Santa Maria NovellaSanta Maria Novella3000 ft
CHIESA SANTA CROCECHIESA SANTA CROCE1000 ft
Piazzale MiquelangeloPiazzale Miquelangelo2300 ft
Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria NovellaOfficina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella3300 ft
Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)Il Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)2000 ft
Galleria degli UffiziGalleria degli Uffizi700 ft
Accademia GalleryAccademia Gallery3300 ft
Piazza della SignoriaPiazza della Signoria1100 ftPiazza della Signoria, Florence
Palazzo Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio 1000 ftPiazza della Signoria
Ponte VecchioPonte Vecchio1300 ftVia Por Santa Maria Via Guicciardini
Via Maggio Via Maggio 1500 ft FlorenceItaly
Piazzale MichelangeloPiazzale Michelangelo2400 ftViale Michelangelo
Santa Maria Maggiore Santa Maria Maggiore 2600 ftPiazza Santa Maria Maggiore
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All'Antico VinaioAll'Antico Vinaio500 ftVia dei Neri 65
BracBrac200 ftvia dei Vagellai , 18/r
La ProsciutteriaLa Prosciutteria500 ftVia dei Neri 54/r
La Buchetta CafeLa Buchetta Cafe400 ftVia de Benci 3
Tripp & Zampa: Il Club del GustoTripp & Zampa: Il Club del Gusto400 ftVia De' Neri, 50/r
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Basilica of San LorenzoBasilica of San Lorenzo1.0 mi
Santa Maria Novella Train StationSanta Maria Novella Train Station4000 ft
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.1 mi
Campo di Marte StationCampo di Marte Station1.1 mi
Palazzo dei CongressiPalazzo dei Congressi5000 ft
Fortezza da BassoFortezza da Basso1.0 mi
Leopolda StationLeopolda Station1.2 mi
San Marco MuseumSan Marco Museum4000 ft
Salvatore Ferragamo MuseumSalvatore Ferragamo Museum1.7 mi
Boboli GardensBoboli Gardens3100 ftPiazza de' Pitti
Via FaenzaVia Faenza3800 ft FlorenceItaly
OgnissantiOgnissanti3800 ftPiazza Ognissanti
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)4.0 mi
Lucca (LCV)34.1 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  580  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The views from our windows and the location.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Is located near to many POIs

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    This hotel is well located a few steps away from the heart of Florence. It has parking (although has to be paid separately) and that is a must hbe if you got to Florence by car as it is impossible to park no where.

    Car park was charged separately and expensive. Hotel rooms are very poor an outdated. Staff not too friendly. Breakfast is poor.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location was great... The staff were very helpful & friendly

    The hallway leading to our rooms as well as our room looked very tired... We had a smell in our room which was an immediate turn off...we went out for dinner and walked for the evening,...Our main goal was to find another hotel to stay at. We bit the bullet for the first night, and even paid the 50% penalty for the second night cancellation...My wife & I could not spend another night there. If they could freshen up the rooms, carpeting and put add memory foam matress covers to the beds, it would be a great value for the money. We found a 4 Star hotel for the second night @ 83EU for the night compared to this hotel (3 star) for 130EU per night. The room and hotel pictures were not at all representative of the accommodations.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    A friend stayed at the Hotel Balestri last November, and I knew she enjoyed her stay there. I am so happy that I stayed there this year from 25 October to 7 November this year. I cannot praise the hotel enough for making my stay there memorable. I have wonderful memories of Florence from living there in the 1960s, and I intend to return as often as possible. I will always plan to stay at the Hotel Balestri. Harriet Little

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location is great Nice rooms very clean The crew is very nice and helpfully I wormy Reccomend

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff Price - we were pleasantly surprised that buffet breakfast came with the room rate. A rarity in 3-star hotels in Europe. Hotel Design - nice feeling you are staying in a finely-maintained ancestral building. Location - so close to the really busy tourist area which makes it convenient to explore the city, and yet, it maintains that quiet and charm when you need to rest and be alone.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Exellent location, a room was with entrance to big terrasa with amaising view.

    Once balcony door was open after cleaning, it could happend everything, everybody could come in....the stuff forgot to close it.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location of Hotel Balestri is ideal for easy walking to many of the "must do" musuems, cathedrals, churches and gardens of Florence.

    Our friends on the first floor were conscious of traffic noise.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    After arriving during the 5pm traffic, they relieved us of our car so that we did not have to deal with it. Of course that service is very expensive, but all our plans to deal with the car cheaply went away with the traffic! Given that, our stay was otherwise just fine

    Perhaps the carpets in the halls need more attention.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The day time staff were very firendly, the rooms were very large with good and silent air conditioning, and the breakfast was basic but good.

    The nighttime porter/staff were unhelpful.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Garage parking was expensive 35 EUR. per day. Parking places near the hotel were with a sign of evacuation. The description of the hotel didn"t contain this inform. There is a beautiful view of the river and good location.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Wi-fi was always problem

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Easy to find using navigation system. Close to centre of all the attractions firenze had to offer. The staff on reception were very helpful. Rooms were simple but comfortable and we had a lovely view of the river and ponte vecchio. We would definitely stay there again..

    No hotel parking. Valet parking was very expensive and we had fuel and cigarettes missing when our cars were brought back. Other than that it was ok

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Close to ponte vechio and museums.

    Parking was 48 euro for one night.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  580 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Peretola (FLR)4.0 mi
Lucca (LCV)34.1 mi
Train
Santa Maria Novella Train Station4300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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