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Hotel Balestri

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

The hotel was in an excellent spot near very important places of interest The view of Arno river from the balcony , the atmosphere inside and outside the hotel The service provided by the stuff , the wonderful and tasteful breakfast choices made our stay a memorable one Definitely recommended and worth every penny you ll spend

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The location: perfect! It is close to the major sites, yet it remains accessible by car. Only negative point: when we visited on December 28th, the major road was closed and the only access was through a small path unknown by the GPS. The venue & room: very nice, renovated, modern and confortable. Make sure to chose a room with...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I write this review due to very poor customer service from this hotel and the manager didn't even bother to respond to an e mail. I booked a very expensive room for 4 nights directly with the hotel to stay in September 2016. Unfortunately when we got to Pisa my boyfriend had a medical emergency and we had to get...

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London
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Can't really fault this hotel. It's comfortable and stylish, the location is quiet and very convenient for sightseeing, service is attentive, and there is a generous spread for breakfast. It's particularly nice that customised coffee orders in the morning are included with the breakfast, rather than just filter coffee as in most hotels. Only one warning: do not be tempted...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. The location was incredibly close to the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and the Ponte Vecchio. The staff was quite helpful and the breakfast buffet was a welcome sight for this American couple who wanted more than a croissant for breakfast. We opted for a cheaper room but given its location on the Arno, you...

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Lagoa, Portugal
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Wish I had read all the reviews first , four star this is not! We stayed to celebrate a special wedding anniversary for five nights and it ruined our trip to Florence stayinga here take my advice and do not book here .....The room is so hot and cannot be controlled inside the room despite advertising airconditioning , it is...

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife stayed in this hotel for the two days of our wedding anniversary trip to Italy (Florence > Rome > Milano). We received a warm welcome with a complimentary fruit plate and a bottle of champagne in our room. Clean-up of the room is perfect. Wi-Fi connection in our room (top floor) was fair enough. Location of...

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Salt Lake City
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We didn't stay very long here but the Hotel was very nice. Close to all of the sights, we able to walk to all of them. The hotel's staff was very friendly and helpful. Very nice accommodations. The only regret we have is that we didn't have enough time to stay longer. I would stay here again in the future...

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London
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend and it was excellent. Location is superb for visiting all of the local attractions by foot. We travelled here from Pisa via train and then got a taxi from the station to the hotel which cost about 12€. On arrival and throughout our trip the staff on the main desk were friendly,...

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This hotel was decorated so nicely, very modern which is exactly what we were looking forward to. The staff was very helpful and the check in process was easy! Just needed to show a passport. The hotel was in an amazing spot on the river, walking distance to all the major historic sites in Florence. The rooms were also very...

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Staying in Uffizi

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Uffizi
Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can reach the city center, the Florence that everybody dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can experience the rare beauty of the capital of the Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the Loggia of the Uffizi where it is possible to fully taste the talent of the best artists who animated Florence over the centuries. When the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a walk along the river Arno up to the ancient bridge, Ponte Vecchio. It is full of jewels and decorated by the colors captured in postcards.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balestri Hotel is located in the heart of Florence, on the right bank of the Arno river, few steps from the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Close to the Hotel is Via Tornabuoni, the world known shopping street with the greatest international high fashion brands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balestri

Address: Piazza Mentana 7, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Uffizi
Price Range: ₹ 11,935 - ₹ 27,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Balestri 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Balestri Hotel Florence
Hotel Style:
#51 Family Hotel in Florence
#54 Luxury Hotel in Florence
#128 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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