Via dei Banchi 350123FlorenceItaly
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About Balcony

Offering panoramic terrace views and set within a traditionally elegant Florentine building, the Balcony is a budget-friendly accommodation choice located in the heart of Florence. The hotel is less than five minutes away on foot from the Piazza del Duomo.

Inviting and warm in style, the en-suite rooms at the Balcony all come equipped with a minibar, telephone and satellite television.

At the front desk, multilingual staff members can help with tasks such as booking museum tickets and organising tours. Comprehensive Wi-Fi coverage is supplied free of charge.

Each morning, a mixture of savoury and sweet items is served as part of the hotel’s continental breakfast offering. On warmer days, breakfast can be enjoyed in the terrace area of the accommodation.

The Piazza della Signoria is a ten-minute walk from the hotel. The Uffizi Gallery can be reached in less than 15 minutes on foot.


Via dei Banchi 3, 50123, Florence, Italy
Telephone: +39(055)281742 | Fax: +390(55)289590 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Fantastic central Florence location

When it comes to exploring all that Florence has to offer, few accommodation choices can match the ideal location of this hotel – based on the overall feedback of former guests. Along with plenty of restaurants, stores and transport links in close proximity, many popular attractions are within comfortable walking distance of the accommodation.

Polite, helpful and communicative staff

Past visitors were usually really happy about the quality of the service they received from the accommodation’s staff members. Along with a good command of English, the personnel representing the hotel were thought of as very helpful and friendly.

Rooftop terrace a welcome bonus

The communal rooftop terrace has proven popular with previous guests that stayed at the hotel. It was typically stated that the terrace provides scenic views, with it being an ideal spot to relax.

Negative Reviews

Noise filters through thin walls

According to the accounts of a sizeable amount of former visitors, the soundproofing of the accommodation’s rooms was substandard. It has been said that both internal and external noise can perforate through the thin walls of the rooms.

Simple rooms showing their age

The supposed simplicity of the hotel’s rooms was criticised on occasion by previous guests, while the size of select accommodations were also seen as small. In addition, and although they are styled with tradition in mind, the rooms have also been labelled as somewhat dated at times.

No lift or on-site parking

Whilst not a prevalent issue, the lack of certain standard facilities was problematic for numerous past visitors that stayed at the accommodation. In particular, the omission of both a lift and on-site parking were understandably seen in a negative light.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 518 reviews