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1 room, 2 adults


2-star2 stars
Via Dei Banchi 3, Florence, FI, 50123, Italy

Hotel with restaurant, near Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • It is what it is - inexpensive, excellent location, friendly staff. The room is small and…Sep 8, 2020
  • The location was very good but the cleanliness left much to be desired. I also left there…Nov 16, 2019


from ZAR 734
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What’s around Balcony


  • In Duomo
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - 5 min walk
  • Piazza del Duomo - 6 min walk
  • Piazza della Signoria - 9 min walk
  • Palazzo Vecchio - 10 min walk
  • Ponte Vecchio - 10 min walk
  • Uffizi Gallery - 11 min walk
  • Pitti Palace - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Peretola Airport (FLR) - 21 min drive
  • Florence Santa Maria Novella Station - 6 min walk
  • Florence (ZMS-Santa Maria Novella Train Station) - 7 min walk
  • Porta al Prato Station - 17 min walk
  • Cascine Station - 23 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (fees apply)

  • Onsite valet parking (EUR 30 per day; includes in/out privileges)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Water dispenser
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1972
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 22-inch LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Alla Griglia - Onsite restaurant.

Balcony’s small print

Also known as

  • Balcony Florence
  • Balcony Hotel
  • Balcony Hotel Florence
  • Balcony Florence
  • Balcony Hotel Florence


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 1 June to 1 October.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per person, per night, up to 8 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Valet parking costs EUR 30 per day with in/out privileges

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Balcony

  • Does Balcony offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Balcony does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Balcony?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Balcony?
    Yes. Valet parking costs EUR 30 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Balcony?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Balcony?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Balcony?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Alla Griglia. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Osteria dell'Olio (3-min walk), Ristorante Buca Mario (3-min walk), and Gargani (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8,2 From 78 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Front desk was extremely efficient and helpful. The location is perfect. Would stay here again.
Lucinda, au1 night trip with friends
Fair 4,0
It's one big asset is its location a few steps from the Duomo. The room was just big enough to fit the bed. There was a strong smell of damp/must in the bathroom. Apart from Daniella was was only on the desk for check in the other two desk attendants did not make any effort to interact with customers, to offer advice or show any interest.
ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Balcony stay
Best 2 star you will ever stay at. Very central, 4 mins walk from the Duomo and no more than 10mins walk from all the major tourist spots. Helpful staff, easy to find and all in all very good value.
jonathan, gb3 night trip
Good 6,0
Hotel Balcony as advertised on had a separate living ares, this was not the case and when we queried this with the owners we were to rooms had never had a separate living area. The room we had was quite small.
Peter, gb2 night trip
Good 6,0
Typical hotel in Italy
This is a typical family run hotel in Italy...Not really designed as a hotel but repurposed as one with resulting shortcomings. A very small room with very thin walls, old but serviceable furniture, not much in the way of amenities but good for a short stay of one to two days. The TV is the size of my tablet and the bath fixtures are in need of updating. If you are given the rooms on the third level then hauling luggage might be a problem as well.
Luis F, us1 night trip
Good 6,0
Great location & host. However property was tired, walls were thin & you could guests next door snoring & using the lavatory
gb4 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The property is in an excellent location for walking (no bus or taxis needed and the hosts were very kind and pleasant. Very clean. The beds and pillows were very comfortable for this weary traveler. The A/C could use an upgrade, skip the coffee.
Yoli, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Good breakfast. Very close to the Duomo. Restaurants. Walking distance to the station.Clean.Staff is ok
ca3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Very close to Duomo and very nice receptionist, super friendly!
sg3 night trip
Very good 8,0
As soon as you walked in , the host made you feel welcomed, gave a map and listed all the things to see, left our bags in a safe area, so close to the Duomo, and for the price this is an excellent place to stay with the train station about 5 minutes away
au1 night trip