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Hotel Balcony

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Reviewed 4 December 2005

My boyfriend and I arrived to Florence and checked into Hotel Balcony, which was a terrible experience. First at check in, he told me it would be 5 euro more than when I booked it and I could speak with someone in the morning about it. Furthermore, the lighting was terrible, room was dull, bathroom was almost pitch dark, and...

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Scotland, UK
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Reviewed 19 September 2005

I booked this hotel for 3 nights in Florence with my Mother and was a bit anxious about how it would be despite the reviews I had read. We were very pleased. The location was perfect with lots of places to eat near by. The room was great and the shower room better than we expected. The staff were very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2005

Had a good experience with this hotel -- it was in a really safe area and I never felt in danger; 5 minute walk from the train station and 15 minute walk (or less) from all of the big tourist sites (Duomo, Uffizi, etc). Also features a rooftop terrace with some tables and chairs, which we used during the evening...

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21Thank Laiyee
derby england
Reviewed 4 July 2005

We stayed here (six of us) for 4 days. The terrace is great, epitomising the informality of the hotel. One of us became ill and the staff were brilliant, organising phone calls to the hospital, rearranging hotels in Rome etc. OK, it isn't the Ritz, but I'd definitely revisit - fabulous location, great people and excellent value

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Rochester, MN
Reviewed 2 July 2005

I really liked this hotel- great value for the money. Despite only being a couple blocks from the train station, my room was very quiet, and was comfortable. The hotel staff was genuinely friendly. The hotel has a balcony upon which they serve breakfast- it has a nice view of the Duomo. My room even had it's own little private...

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Stirling, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 May 2005

stayed here in april, great location, staff very helpful and pleasant, rooms fine, breakfast a bit basic, but all in all a great stay

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Balcony is located in the historical centre of Florence, very close to the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Loggia dei Lanzi. The hotel occupies the entire first floor of an elegant and typically Florentine building, furnished in simple and sophisticated style. The common spaces available to guests include a large terrace with a panoramic view, from which it is possible to enjoy views of the spectacular Brunelleschi Dome. Our staff is available to help guests book tickets for museums, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events, and to help guests organise tours through the Renaissance city and excursions to discover Tuscany and its surrounds. A rich sweet and savoury buffet breakfast, an internet point and a nearby garage with parking agreements, complete the broad range of services offered by Hotel Balcony in Florence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balcony

Address: Via Dei Banchi 3/29r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $102 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Balcony 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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Balcony Hotel Florence
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#1 Green Hotel in Florence
#23 Best Value Hotel in Florence
#83 Family Hotel in Florence
#94 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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“It's on a quieter street in Florence - still some city noise, but not bad!”
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