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I'm not sure how to describe our experience with HB. We were given a room with a "view" but the room was so loud from the street noise we asked for another. The old man behind the counter and the old cleaning lady ensued to...More
Stayed here for two nights. While the location is pretty good and close to the sights, we found the hotel to be just ok. The rooms were a little dark and dingy, and the front desk wasn't the most friendly. And, the computer was out...More
Stayed at Hotel Balcony for 3 nights. Francesco & wife (i think) were very friendly & helpful. Breakfast was good. Room & bathroom were spacious & clean. Walking distance to main train station & major sights. Convenient & quiet location. Just wished there were tea...More
I found Hotel Balcony to be exactly as it is described by past tripadvisor reviewers. It is more than adequate, more clean than dingy, and Dominico the manager was friendly. They have a computer for guests but it seemed permanently out of service. The location...More
The hotel is a short walk from the main (Santa Maria Novella) train station. We were warmly greeted by Francesco who proved to be the perfect host. He was attentive to our needs, knowledgeable about his native Florence and very humorous. His dining recommendations were...More
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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Florence is a very walkable city; I personally think you will enjoy it more by travelling on foot rather than by car. I never had to use public transport when I was exploring the city centre. The car may be useful when... More
Florence is a very walkable city; I personally think you will enjoy it more by travelling on foot rather than by car. I never had to use public transport when I was exploring the city centre. The car may be useful when visiting the more outskirts parts of the city, and perhaps when going on day trips. The streets are very narrow in the city centre, and I doubt that there is valet parking - better call them to inquire to be sure.