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Hotel Balestri

4-star4 stars
Piazza Mentana 7, Florence, FI, 50122, Italy

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Uffizi Gallery
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Value for money could be better

Hotel Balestri

from A$171
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Single Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, River View
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View
  • Superior Triple Room
  • Family Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Balcony, River View
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Balcony
  • Junior Suite, Balcony, River View

What’s around Hotel Balestri


  • In Santa Croce
  • Uffizi Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 4 min walk
  • Basilica of Santa Croce - 5 min walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 5 min walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 5 min walk
  • Bargello - 6 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 12 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 19 min walk
  • Porta al Prato Station - 26 min walk
  • Florence Campo Di Marte Station - 26 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 51 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1888
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 15-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Balestri’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Balestri Florence
  • Hotel Balestri
  • Balestri Florence
  • Balestri
  • Balestri Hotel Florence
  • Hotel Balestri Hotel
  • Hotel Balestri Florence
  • Hotel Balestri Hotel Florence


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.80 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs EUR 45.00 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.2 From 287 reviews

Good 6.0
Not what the pictures or description show/say
Our room was nothing like what shows on the website. Neither the size of the so called Jr Suite nor the looks of the room nor the room amenities. Nothing! We ask management about it and they said that was a different hotel from their company. After being cramped in a tiny room they agreed to move us to larger room but still nothing like what we had expected to get based on The room was outdated. Our "river view" ended up being a view of the Duomo and house roofs. Also our sink was clogged the entire time, the shower seal did not close properly causing a lot of water to end up on the bathroom floor and the turn down service was a hit and miss. Last but not least, the front desk clerk demanded we pay the city tax with cash only. He would not accept a credit card. He said it was the city Florence requiring that, which is very strange because this is not our first time in Florence, with March being our last stay but at a different hotel, and we have always been able to pay with credit card. So something to be aware of.
Gracie, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel and Great Location
Fantastic hotel, close to all areas of interest and all walkable Arrived by bus from Pisa, coach stop is at the railway station and hotel is approx. 1.5km. Walkable with cases if you choose you route (avoid the centre as this is extremely busy), suggest taking the river path Florence is a fantastic place with lots to do Great eating places all within easy walking distance Suggest taking the bus to Fiesole and explore all the nooks and crannies. Have lunch and a drink and experience the views Eating places, you can eat for a little or as much as you like in terms of food and cost, but certainly go for the Tuscan choices - you will not be disappointed Must rate as one of the best city breaks in Italy - have been to all major cities in the past (Rome, Venice, Naples, Milan, Sicily and Sorrento in which I think is second best) Allow ample time if taking the bus from Pisa and return - a little hectic when catching the bus from Florence station returning to Pisa A lot of English speaking people, even though I can speak broken Italian The environment is safe and secure with lots of police on the streets in all the popular places Would highly recommend
D, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel in the center of Florence
We booked in at Hotel Balestri for my wife's birthday. The hotel is immaculate and beautifully decorated. The staff are very helpful and friendly, and our room got cleaned no less than twice a day! They did such a good job cleaning I almost forgot how to make a bed. The breakfast is scrumptious, with a good selection of fruits, pastries, cured meats, cheese, bread, yoghurt, eggs and bacon. The bar is very nice to sit and have a drink in after walking all over the city. I'd highly recommend a Negroni, the bartender makes them like no other. Our room was a bit small, however I'd be willing to be all the rooms are the same size. The shower was amazing; it was a waterfall style shower with tile floor and walls. Overall we loved our stay and would gladly come back again!
Rudolph, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fabulous Hotel in the Heart of the Action
The hotel staff was amazing - helpful and accommodating to the maximum. They truly went out of their way in every regard. The hotel itself is a pleasant blend of classic and modern, with rooms that are well-appointed and very modern and functional bathrooms. My only minor criticism would be that the room that we had was quite "compact" - even in comparison to others that we've stayed in while in Europe. The "desk" was only 10" in width (my 13-inch laptop hung off the edge) and was not very wide. Although there were 2.5 small "closets" - the availability of drawer space was minimal. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the room. The queen-sized bed was very comfortable, and the nightly turn-down service was much appreciated, making the stay quite "luxurious." Will definitely stay here again when we return.
Martin, us3 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel close to major attractions
Excellent location within walking distance of major attractions. The hotel was well maintained and the staff was cordial and responsive to all questions and requests. I would recommend this hotel to friends and would stay there again. The one day that it rained during our trip was not adversely impacted. The hotel had plenty of umbrellas available for our use. The breakfast each morning was of ample variety to accommodate most anyone's taste. There were numerous places to eat within walking distance of the hotel. There was, of course, an ample supply of Italian food to be found. When we had our fill of Italian food , we were able to grab a burger and fries. Apparently there is a certain number of characters required when posting this review which is beginning to bother me. I have said all that I wish to say! XxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx XxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Darryl, usOther trip

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