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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
686 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

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Explore the area

Popular LocationUffizi Gallery4 min walk
Popular LocationPalazzo Vecchio4 min walk
Popular LocationPiazza della Signoria5 min walk
AirportFlorence (FLR-Peretola)29 min drive

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  • Superior Double or Twin Room

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Single Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSuperior Single Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, River View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, River View
  • Junior Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, City View
  • Superior Triple Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSuperior Triple Room
  • Family Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Balcony, River View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, Balcony, River View
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Balcony

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuperior Double or Twin Room, Balcony
  • Junior Suite, Balcony, River View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite, Balcony, River View

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Florence

Located in Florence's Santa Croce neighborhood, Hotel Balestri is in the city center and on a river. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Nelson Mandela Forum or Stadio Artemio Franchi. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Uffizi Gallery - 4 min walk
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 4 min walk
  • Basilica of Santa Croce - 5 min walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 5 min walk
  • Bargello - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Florence-Cascine Station - 7 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 19 min walk
  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 29 min drive

Restaurants

  • Libreria Brac - 1 min walk
  • L'Areperia - 1 min walk
  • Trattoria da Benvenuto - 1 min walk
  • La Buchetta - 2 min walk
  • Cecilia - 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Balestri

Romantic Florence hotel in Santa Croce, walk to Uffizi Gallery
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has a coffee shop/café and a rooftop terrace. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, a business center, and concierge services are onsite. All 51 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and LED TVs with digital channels. Room service, premium bedding, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Hotel Balestri offers 51 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 15-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets, and complimentary toiletries.

This Florence hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Valet parking: EUR 45.00 per day

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
1 coffee shop/café
1 bar
Room service available

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

Elevator
Free newspapers in lobby
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter/bellhop
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English
French
Italian

Business services

Business center

Outdoors

Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Linens
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Bidet
Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination
Towels

Entertainment

15-inch LED TV
Digital channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water
Minibar

More

Desk
Phone
Safe
Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
1 per room (up to 22 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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.

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 45.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

We should mention

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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Balestri
Balestri Florence
Hotel Balestri
Hotel Balestri Florence
Balestri Hotel Florence
Hotel Balestri Hotel
Hotel Balestri Florence
Hotel Balestri Hotel Florence

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Balestri and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Balestri offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Balestri cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Balestri?
As of Jul 6, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Balestri on Jul 26, 2020 start from $137, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Hotel Balestri pet-friendly?
Yes, Hotel Balestri allows pets (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 22 lbs per pet.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Valet parking is available for EUR 45.00 per day.
What time is check-in at Hotel Balestri?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Hotel Balestri?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Located in Santa Croce, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Galileo Museum - Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Uffizi Gallery, and Palazzo Vecchio. Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria are also within 10 minutes. Florence Santa Maria Novella Station is 19 minutes by foot and Porta al Prato Station is 26 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Hotel Balestri

4.4
Excellent
5 - Excellent
393
4 - Good
223
3 - Okay
45
2 - Mediocre
13
1 - Poor
12
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

They gave us complementary champagne and clean the room every day. Truly friendly staff. Love the location of the hotel it was near many of the things I wanted to see.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

1/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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.

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Great hotel in a really nice location. All of the staff were lovely and nice to deal with. We were lucky enough to have a bottle of Prosecco waiting for us on ice as we got in to the room! Both nights we went out for dinner, we would come back to the room being made up (after already being made up earlier in the day) with little chocolates on the bed and slippers at the end of the bed. Would definitely recommend staying here!

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Beautiful hotel but spoilt slightly by the Goofy figurines everywhere. Room was lovely, clean with a great view of the river. Breakfast however was very poor. Surprised no toast maker??? Despite breakfast being included in our stay, we chose to not bother for the 2nd day.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020