Hotel Balestri - WTB Hotels

Rated 9.2 in 666 reviews. 34 rooms.


This delightful hotel, situated in the heart of the Santa Croce district, is re-opening on January, 5th, 2015 following a complete renovation programme lasting more than a year and is now a boutique 4 star hotel with great charm and atmosphere. Its privileged position directly overlooking the Arno, a few minutes’ walk from the Ponte Vecchio, means that rooms have unique views of many different aspects of Florence: in one direction they overlook the stunning Renaissance palaces in the square or the rooftops of the city, including the campanile and Palazzo della Signoria, to the other side the Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo and as far as the hills of San Leonardo and San Miniato. The 50 rooms have undergone careful redecoration and are spacious and elegantly furnished. They are ideally suited to travellers in search of high quality service, comfort and stylish surroundings and offer a modern and comfortable environment for the whole family. The entrance hall has large windows and high ceilings and a timeless elegance. The wonderful location of the hotel makes it ideal for visiting the city and the ideal starting point for exploring Florence and the Oltrarno area.

Hotel Balestri faces the Arno River in Florence city centre. Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery are 400 metres away. It features a roof terrace with lovely city views.

Rooms are elegantly furnished, air-conditioned and offer satellite TV. They include a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some have a balcony, and some boast views of the Arno River.

The hotel’s public spaces are decorated in a classic style with antique furniture. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar, where light snacks are available.

The reception is open 24 hours a day and can provide information about tourist and cultural activities in and around Florence.

The Balestri Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Florence Cathedral, and 1.5 km from Santa Maria Novella Train Station.

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A guide to great places near Hotel Balestri - WTB Hotels

  1. Ditta Artigianale

    Lunch at @dittartigianale - new favourite place in Florence. Fresh salad with a tasty pesto and croque Madame. Filter coffee which makes me feel in New York. I'll be back! #florence

    112 m from hotel
    via dei Neri 32

  2. Gelateria dei Neri

    The best icecream I've had in Italy (and I have gelato several times a day ha). Fragoline di bosco, ricotta fig, banana and rice are all fantastic. I miss this place already.

    115 m from hotel
    Via dei Neri 9

  3. All'Antico Vinaio

    The key is to trust the man making your sandwich, he knows what to do.

    154 m from hotel
    Via de' Neri, 65r

  4. Sala Botticelli

    Beware, no pictures are allowed!

    222 m from hotel
    Piazza degli Uffizi

  5. Galleria degli Uffizi

    The famous Uffizi gallery, where masterpieces by Botticelli, Caravaggio, Rubens, and more will keep you occupied for hours. Expert tip: Pre-book online to beat the queue:

    255 m from hotel
    Via della Ninna, 5

  6. Piazza Santa Croce

    Piazza Santa Croce is one of the main squares of Florence, located near piazza della Signoria. It takes its name by the Basilica of Santa Croce that overlook the square.

    256 m from hotel
    Piazza Santa Croce

  7. Palazzo Vecchio

    Step inside this place of government! The frescoed courtyard's free; the museum upstairs is worth a visit (open late, too). Check out paintings by Vasari & the luscious Chapel of Eleonora by Bronzino.

    267 m from hotel
    Piazza della Signoria

  8. Piazza di San Firenze

    There are many musitions

    290 m from hotel
    Piazza di San Firenze

  9. Piazza della Signoria

    Those statues, the PERSEUS, DAVID.... fake or not, these told the story of art and its appreciations. THE REAL ITALIANO. Viva!

    323 m from hotel
    Piazza della Signoria

  10. Ponte Vecchio

    The “old bridge” once housed butchers, but the Medici, who had Vasari build his famous corridor above it, complained of the smell and installed goldsmiths here.

    388 m from hotel
    Ponte Vecchio

  11. Basilica di Santa Croce

    The second largest Franciscan church in the world. Look for a dark mark on the columns; that’s the water level from the Flood of 1966.

    415 m from hotel
    Piazza Santa Croce

  12. Ditta Artigianale

    Espresso is fantastic, the place is big but calm, cool (air conditioning) and soft music. Very nice experience.

    0.6 km from hotel
    via dello Sprone 5/r