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Hotel Balcony

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Lebanon
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Perfect location, 5 min walking from both train station and the Duomo and other major attractions. Very easy to spot it. Big and clean room but small bathroom. The owner's son is very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast.

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Birzebbugia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Short walk from SantaMariaNovella station and to Duomo. Small hotel. Helpful receptionist. No elevator. We had booked a budget room with small double french bed. Room was practical but a little dark and confined. Bed comfy, we asked for a larger bed-sheet and slept great. Ensuite suited us fine: good shower. Small vanity with good illumination. Con; small water sprinkle...

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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very nice hotel for the price. Situated right downtown Florence which make it very convenient to travel within the city. Very close to train station. Room is quite small, like everywhere else in Italy!...not a big deal. Very nice terrace on the roof. AC worked well but the fact that we have to leave the card in the room to...

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The location of this hotel is brilliant. The room was basic, but clean and everything we needed. The breakfast had a reasonable amount of choice and was a typical standard for a low-cost hotel. Machine coffee...in Italy? Maybe up the game there. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Pros: Location is awesome Close to the main railway station yet in a quaint street. Basically best of both worlds. The staff is really sweet and friendly :) Cons: Not a big deal but the room was quite small, as mentioned on booking.com Definitely recommended

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed in Hotel Balcony for 3 nights during our stay in Florence. It is in a wonderful historic Florence building. The location can not be beat. Just a few blocks away from the Duomo, a 10 minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio and a 5 minute walk to the Galleria. We walked 5 minutes from the train station, and...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My family and I stayed at The Balcony in 2015. The hotel is located very close to the Duomo and gives a wonderful view of the Duomo from its balcony. Hence, the name. :) The room was very neat and clean. The hotel is managed very well by the owners. We had an early morning train to catch to visit...

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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel was a big disappointment and surprising as it has so many good reviews. Owner barely spoke English. He was rude and unhelpful. His son also worked there and was much friendlier. Air conditioning is shut off for four hours a day and worked ineffectively when on. It was so hot at night. Breakfast buffet was typical Italian sweets;...

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gaddu85, Proprietario at Hotel Balcony, responded to this review

I am sorry that your stay at our hotel was not positive. My father and I do everything possible to meet the guests. The AC is off 10: 00-02: 00 (when we have to clean the rooms and all the windows are open). For the rest of the day and at night is on, there is a supplied remote to...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Clean and close to attractions and plenty of restaurants/shops in the area. Simple but good breakfast. We had a nice room with two separate beds and a shared balcony. We had our own key to the front door. I will stay here again.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Clean and good location. Walked from train and around city. Walls were thin- could hear neighbors. Nice enough and the amenities were sufficient. Close to attractions and plenty of restaurants/shops in the area.

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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: ₹ 3,472 - ₹ 9,462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Do try next door rest. AllaGriglia. Had best food and service of our TuscanHoliday plus hotel guests get discount. What a fiorentina :)”
 of 5 bubbles KriBirzebbugia, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“It's on a quieter street in Florence - still some city noise, but not bad!”
 of 5 bubbles 400EmilyS400, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Consultants10, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“There is no elevator, so choose a lower level room if this is an issue for you.”
 of 5 bubbles sideshow2, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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