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Hotel Balestri

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

Riverfront hotel with bar/lounge, near Uffizi Gallery
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Great hotel in a really nice location. All of the staff were lovely and nice to deal with…Feb. 7, 2020
  • Hotel well appointed & comfortable. An easy walk to the main tourist sites. The reception…Jul. 9, 2019

Hotel Balestri

from A$221
  • 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
  • Ponte Vecchio - 5 min walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 5 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 10 min walk
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 11 min walk
  • Pitti Palace - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 31 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


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)

  • Food and water bowls available


  • 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 continental 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
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 15-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
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 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

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 4.90 per person, per night, up to 8 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.

FAQs for Hotel Balestri

  • Does Hotel Balestri offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Balestri does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Balestri?
    Yes. Valet parking costs EUR 45.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Balestri?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Balestri?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Balestri?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Libreria Brac (1-min walk), La Prosciutteria (2-min walk), and La Buchetta (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 262 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Will stay here again.
Fantastic accommodation in a central location beside the River. Walk everywhere. Friendly, helpful staff. Buffet breakfast in lovely dining area. This was our second time staying here. Bus from Florence to Siena was faster and cheaper than train.
susanne, au2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Central location, wonderful staff
Loved our stay at Hotel Balestri, just booked to return again! Central location and is easy walking distance to everything. Room and service perfect. Staff helpful and speak English well. Breakfast adequate.
susanne, au2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
With the virus situation, the hotel insisted not to refund cancellation. Some may disagree they were merely following their rule and agreement made before payment was made. Some may argue in case of virus, an exception must have been made. You would know by now what I think. This review is merely the reflection of the virus situation. Nothing more, nothing less.
as3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Pablo, us1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great. But ditch Goofy.
Fabulous location by the Arno, a couple of minutes walk from the Uffizi and Ponte de Vecchio. Staff were very helpful and pleasant, especially at breakfast. Breakfast included bacon and eggs and many different cold options (including Prosecco!). Room was a decent size with incredibly comfy bed. Large walk in shower was very luxurious. Only 2 niggles for us- the wardrobe could only take 5 items of clothing and there was no drawer space, and for some very odd reason, there are dozens of Disney Goofy models all over the ground floor which make it look like a cheap theme hotel and ruin the ambience.
mrs p j, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Florence stay
Lovely hotel near the river. Small room but appointed well. Easy to walk to all the main sites. Enjoyed our stay.
Grant, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Hotel in Florence!
My wife and I spent 5 nights at this wonderful hotel as part of our 20th anniversary trip. Everything about this hotel, particularly the staff, was awesome. It started the minute we walked into the hotel. We were greeted with a warm welcome and showing us to our room to walk us thru everything. We then noticed fresh strawberries, Prosecco on ice, and a wonderful anniversary note from the hotel. They got us reserved tickets to the Uffizi and Galleria saving us hours in line. They made dinner reservations for us every night. The breakfast staff were always smiling and ready to bring you another cappuccino. The room itself looked over the Arno with windows that opened to let in even more ambiance. It was clean, comfortable, and spacious. Turn down service each night was great. We just can’t say enough about how the staff makes you feel like the most important guest in the hotel. We highly recommend to anyone looking for an awesome place to stay in Florence!
David, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Totally Amazing
This hotel is absolutely amazing! The staff was wonderful and the cleanliness of the hotel was superb. I definitely would stay again and totally recommend others to stay here as well.
Asia, us2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Central hotel, spotless, modern.
Really comfortable stay, clean, modern rooms and great location. I would have rated better, but unfortunately we had someone entering our room at 5am, which was a bit scary, and when checking out the receptionist didn’t even mention this even though she was aware of the situation. Still I would recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway or a family weekend in Florence.
Nicolas, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel with the perfect spot to enjoy the nightlife. Walking distance to all attractions. Staff extremely accommodating.
G David, us2 night romance trip

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