Ratings based on 343 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London, England

The panoramic city view makes it worth the stay

Posted Sep 28, 2016
The hotel is polished and well located, walking distance to the center of town and yet just out of the way to be quiet. Our room, as promised, was a city view on the fourth floor. Without that extraordinary room, I would have been very disappointed. This is a high end hotel and very well appointed. But the recent renovation appeared to be more about style and less about function. The bath tub/shower was very tight with the shower doors encasing the tub to the point where it is difficult and unpleasant to move; looks great but is not pleasant to use. The walk in closet was also too dark and when I pulled out the drawer, the front end fell forward. The kettle was set on a tray on a shelf within the closet but there was no outlet so we had to move it to the desk. Half the hangers were on the far end of the closet so hard to reach and secured so they couldn't be moved. The hotel is about appearances and the desk staff, although helpful, seemed to take their cue from the cliche that being officious is a virtue. That said, the wait staff at breakfast were very nice and went out of their way to assist. All this was made up for by the panoramic view of the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio tower and even a glimpse of the cross on top of Santa Croce. When the church bells ring across the city, it is a magnificent thing to experience. I expect the rooms overlooking the river would also be lovely. But without a view, it offers little more than the pretense of wealth.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Australia


Posted Sep 21, 2016
We loved our stay at Hotel Balestri. Location was great, walking distance to everywhere. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.Our room was great, spacious, modern and clean. The buffet breakfast was delicious! We will definitely be going back!!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 8, 2016
It is a great hotel, very well connected to all places of interest.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Sehr hübsches Hotel in sehr guter Lage

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Sehr schöne Architektur und Ausstattung, sehr gut gelegen. Alle wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten gut zu Fuß zu erreichen. Auch gut mit dem Auto erreichbar. Absolut empfehlenswert.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from W


Posted Jul 30, 2016
Clean, comfortable, immaculate, great bed and shower not to mention the view .
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Excellent Hotel on the banks of the Arno River.

Posted Jul 15, 2016
We loved the Balestri. The staff were very knowledgable and helpful. The room, facilities and breakfast were excellent.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Jun 29, 2016 on Hotels
Die Parkmöglichkeiten in der Nähe ca. 15 Gehminuten, sind relativ gut, vor dem Hotel gibt es keine Parkmöglichkeit und das Angebot des Hotels für 35 Euros / pro Tag in einer Garage extern einstellen zu lassen und dies mit 45 Min. Voranmeldung ist eher schwierig und kein gutes Angebot. Ansonsten finden wir es ein super Stadthotel!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great value, great everything!

Posted Jun 23, 2016 on Hotels
We stayed here for two nights on a tour of Tuscany. This was our one luxury stay, while the others were cozy B&Bs. It was definitely worth the splurge, staff was helpful, we had a lovely view of the Arno and walking distance to everything we wanted to see!
5 out of 5
by Jamie

Beautiful hotel in great location

Posted Jun 22, 2016 on Hotels
Awesome hotel. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. Room was awesome, so was the staff. Great selection for breakfast! We loved the location, we were able to get up early and walk a very short distance to the Uffizi and we were first in line! Would definitely stay here again!
4 out of 5
by Rafael from São Paulo

Posted Jun 3, 2016 on Hotels
ótimo hotel, boa localização. café da manhã bom. estacionamento muito caro - E$35.00 quarto pequeno, sem muito espaço para malas banheiro incrivel