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My daughter and I were spending a week in Italy (Florence and Rome) and wanted a clean, safe, great location and inexpensive hotel. We really found all that and more in the Hotel Balcony.
The owner, Franceso, was so wonderful, from the moment you enter...More
I recently stayed at Hotel Balcony with my parents and sister. We had two rooms in the small hotel. We requested rooms towards the back off the main street and we got them. The owner was great, spoke wonderful English, gave us recommendations on places...More
We booked the Hotel Balcony after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and they are all spot on! The location is great. Just a couple blocks from the train station, but definitely in the heart of the city. We were three young college students traveling abroad...More
The Balcony offorded the most pleasant stay of my family's recent trip to Italy. It was the perfect match for our modest budget. The interior is reasonably spacious, relatively new and spotlessly clean. The Balcony's location is ideal. We arrived from and departed to Santa...More
Hotel Balcony was a great little place for us to stay while in Florence. The rooms were small, old, with very tiny bathrooms. We noticed mold on the ceiling, but other than that our room and bathroom were very clean. There is nothing fancy about...More
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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Florence is a very walkable city; I personally think you will enjoy it more by travelling on foot rather than by car. I never had to use public transport when I was exploring the city centre. The car may be useful when... More
Florence is a very walkable city; I personally think you will enjoy it more by travelling on foot rather than by car. I never had to use public transport when I was exploring the city centre. The car may be useful when visiting the more outskirts parts of the city, and perhaps when going on day trips. The streets are very narrow in the city centre, and I doubt that there is valet parking - better call them to inquire to be sure.