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Hotel Balestri

1,813 reviews
+39 055 214743

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Pets Allowed
Child Care

Great Hotel with River and City Views

Santa Croce Area

Hotel Balestri Piazza Mentana Firenze sits on the side of the Arno River in the heart of the downtown historic district. Within a few minutes’ walk of the Ponte Vecchio and many more historic sites, it is a perfect site for venturing through Florence. Inside, rooms that overlook either the river or city offer a view of your choice. The midsize hotel with just over 50 rooms provides a large enough establishment for standard amenities and prides itself on excellent service.

International Shopping

Not only are you close to the downtown historic sites but the Via Tournabuoni shopping district is also nearby, providing the best of both worlds. Via Tournabuoni enjoys a reputation as one of the world's greatest high-fashion shopping districts. Other nearby attractions include the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, the Galileo Museum, and the Basilica of Santa Croce.

Business or Pleasure

Hotel Balestri Piazza Mentana Firenze's business center and meeting rooms have helped it build a strong business following. However, couples also enjoy its modern amenities and renovated rooms. A number of amenities cater to couples, tourists, and business travelers alike such as complimentary breakfast, laundry service, tours and ticket help, and a rooftop terrace with beautiful views of the city or river that is a great setting for a meeting or date.

Spacious Modern Rooms

Unusual for downtown Florence is the spacious nature of most rooms at the Hotel Balestri. Large rooms, newly renovated and clean, are the hallmarks of this hotel. Marble bathrooms and the private balconies on the upper floors are great amenities especially when they overlook the river. Complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, flat screen TV, and luxury toiletries pamper you more. Room categories of Superior, Deluxe, and Junior Suites are available with either river or city views to give you plenty of options.

The Bottom Line

Except for the northern extremities of downtown, most of central Florence's attractions lie within walking distance of the Hotel Balestri Piazza Mentana Firenze. Elegantly decorated interiors with beautiful finishes of marble and stone coupled with recent renovations and upgrades offer a great choice for a romantic getaway or a business trip. With rooms that exceed your size expectation in this part of Florence you will also be pleased with a hot buffet breakfast and spectacular views from the rooftop terrace of not only downtown but of the Arno River and the hills of San Leonardo.

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Piazza Mentana 7
Florence, 50122
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Decor and cleanliness were exceptional" "Rooms are well appointed and clean"
92% said rooms were clean.
95% thought it was clean.
"Easy walking distance to many of the key sites in Florence" "Exellent location"
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 69%.
"Exceptional staff" "Staff were very knowledgable and helpful"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
92% thought the service was very professional.
"Fabulous ambience" "Modern hotel facilities"
91% thought, the hotel was modern.
98% said it was a stylish hotel.
"The breakfast buffet excellent" "Excellent continental breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 57%.
"Fantastic corner room" "Beautiful bed linens"
57% said rooms were small.
89% thought the view was good.
"No adjoining room noise" "Rather small window"
57% said rooms were small.
91% said the beds were comfortable.
Value for money
"Luxury hotel experience at a reasonable price" "Not worth the money"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 57%.
"Excellent restaurant" "Excellent dining"
Desserts were ok, said 56%.
68% did not like what was on the menu.
Bar and Beverages
"No bartender"
"No wi-fi in our room" "Slow Wi-fi"
76% said the wifi quality was bad.
Wellness Area
"No gym"

Good to know...

Friendly service
Great view
Comfortable beds
Rooms could be larger
Expert Reviews
DK Eyewitness
Open for business since 1888, this hotel is located in a little piazza on the riverfront halfway between the Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce.
The mid-range Hotel Balestri is a 50-room boutique located on Arno River within a five-minute walk to Ponte Vecchio and other prime attractions.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Local Tax: EUR 4.50 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Parking Fee: EUR 45.00 per day
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible