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Hotel Balestri

2,021 reviews
+39 055 214743

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Bar or Lounge

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
"Fabulous location" "Fantastic location"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 53%.
"Exceptional staff" "Terrific staff"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
75% said the reception staff was great.
"Fabulous ambience" "Modern hotel facilities"
91% thought, the hotel was modern.
97% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Excellent buffet breakfast" "The breakfast buffet excellent"
"Rather small window" "A/C didn't work"
61% said rooms were small.
92% thought the view was good.
"Excellent dining" "Dry biscuits"
Yummy desserts, said 74%.
Only 53% were satisfied with the menu.
"A/C didn't work" "Very tiny closet"
61% said rooms were small.
90% said the beds were comfortable.
"Expensive car park" "NOT worth the money"
"Internet/wifi rarely worked" "Slow wi-fi"
74% said the wifi quality was bad.

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Friendly service
Great view
Rooms could be larger
Comfortable beds
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Bold on the banks of the Arno, this historic hotel dating to 1888 remains the only riverside place to stay in downtown Florence.
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
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
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