Hotel Balestri

Florence, Italy, Europe

Fully renovated and restored for a March 2015 opening, the Hotel Balestri unites modern luxury with the unforgettable charm and history of the Italian city of Florence.

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Comprised of 50 fully restored rooms and suites, the Hotel Balestri is designed to provide optimal comfort and convenience. Spacious, comfortable guest rooms open to reveal stunning views along the Arno River and the famous Ponte Vecchio. This charming 4-star is a gay-friendly space in the heart of the Santa Croce district. Quaint, meandering streets lead up to a gorgeous hotel. Upon entering, guests are instantly enchanted by the hotel’s stunning entrance hall and large windows overlooking the neighbouring Renaissance palaces. The hotel provides the perfect escape for an unforgettable holiday.


  • 51 rooms
  • 5 floors




  • High Speed Internet
  • Bar
  • Pets Allowed
  • Elevator
  • Parking
  • Laundry and Valet Services
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Concierge Desk
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Business Center


Hotel Balestri is the perfect starting point for a culinary tour of Florence. Guests can easily explore the small restaurants and cafés, savouring local delights along the way. The hotel staff will also assist with coordinating a journey into nearby Tuscany, which is known for its impeccable food and wine.


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About the Location

Situated along the Arno, guests of the Hotel Balestri are immediately drawn to the gorgeous views over the river and the Ponte Vecchio. Within minutes, travellers can walk to reach the famous bridge of gold and shop in the fine jewellery stores who have occupied the bridge for generations. Just two blocks from the river gay travellers will be pleased to discover the Piazza della Signoria, famous for its architecture and collection of incredible statues, including a copy of Michelangelo’s David.

Street Address

Piazza Mentana 7,
Florence, Italy,
50122, Europe


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