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Hotel Balcony

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Reviewed 24 May 2008

Our stay at the Hotel Balcony was just what we needed; a reasonably priced room within walking distance of all the sites. It afforded us much more. The common balcony was a great place to relax for lunch with a bottle of wine and bread/cheese we bought from the nearby market to discuss our day and our plans for the...

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California
Reviewed 19 May 2008

Four of us traveled Italy for 2 weeks. We stayed at Hotel Balcony on a whim and we now feel so lucky to have found it! The hotel is clean, safe and centrally located. The rooms are simple, but cute and clean. The common balcony is a fun place to drink a bottle of wine and socialize. The owner, Francesco,...

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florida
Reviewed 7 May 2008

My daughter and I were spending a week in Italy (Florence and Rome) and wanted a clean, safe, great location and inexpensive hotel. We really found all that and more in the Hotel Balcony. The owner, Franceso, was so wonderful, from the moment you enter to photos with him when you leave, you feel like you made a friend. Breakfasts...

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MD
Reviewed 29 March 2008

I recently stayed at Hotel Balcony with my parents and sister. We had two rooms in the small hotel. We requested rooms towards the back off the main street and we got them. The owner was great, spoke wonderful English, gave us recommendations on places to eat, he was just very helpful in general. My parents stayed in a double...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 28 March 2008

We booked the Hotel Balcony after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and they are all spot on! The location is great. Just a couple blocks from the train station, but definitely in the heart of the city. We were three young college students traveling abroad with no knowledge of the city and the owner definitely helped us navigate our way...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 27 March 2008

The Balcony offorded the most pleasant stay of my family's recent trip to Italy. It was the perfect match for our modest budget. The interior is reasonably spacious, relatively new and spotlessly clean. The Balcony's location is ideal. We arrived from and departed to Santa Maria Novella Station on foot, with all our luggage, and walked conveniently to every destination...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 3 February 2008

Hotel Balcony was a great little place for us to stay while in Florence. The rooms were small, old, with very tiny bathrooms. We noticed mold on the ceiling, but other than that our room and bathroom were very clean. There is nothing fancy about this little hotel, but the location is great - just a few blocks walk from...

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KC
Reviewed 2 February 2008

The hotel was located close to the train station, so it's a great location when arriving from other cities within Italy. It was easy to find and it was a short enough walk that it was no problem carrying my luggage along. The biggest plus of this hotel has to be the location--it was right in the middle of the...

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philadelphia, pa
Reviewed 24 November 2007

We stayed four nights and found the hotel to be centrally located, clean, with a good breakfast and helpful staff. Our only problem was with some pesky mosquitoes in our room at night. There is no elevator but Francesco is very helpful with the bags.

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Fort Knox, KY
Reviewed 28 October 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Balcony recently. This was my first visit to Italy and we stayed 7 days. I used Trip Advisor to find an economical hotel but was worried about what we would find. Francesco and Hotel Balcony went way beyond my expectation. The service was superb! Francesco, who speaks impeccable English, booked reservations to...

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Balcony

Address: Via Dei Banchi 3/29r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: ₹ 5,765 - ₹ 9,652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Balcony Hotel Florence
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#1 Green Hotel in Florence
#10 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#83 Family Hotel in Florence
#94 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“Rooms on first floor are good and you need to go up lesser stairs since there is no elevator.”
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“There is no elevator, so choose a lower level room if this is an issue for you.”
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