Hotel with a balcony in Florence

Old Jun 26th, 2001, 11:33 AM
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barbara A
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Hotel with a balcony in Florence

I'll be in florence for two days in August with my husband and want to book a hotel that has nice size rooms, centrally located and has a view and a balcony. I cant spend more than $200 a day...
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 11:42 AM
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Try searching for the Lungarno, across the river near the Ponte Vecchio. It might be out of price range, but husband just returned from Italy and said exchange rate is great. Good luck.
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 01:27 PM
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Hi Barbara,
Sometimes my classmates' families came to visit in Florence & I compiled a small list of hotels that have a balcony with room. You may want to research prices, as there's probably a great deal of variability.

The Lungarno, already mentioned

The Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

The Hotel Ritz (which I don't think is necessarily connected with the Ritz hotel chain)

The Hotel Park Palace

The Astoria Hotel

The Hotel Raffaello

The Golden Tulip Kraft Hotel (some rooms, not all)

Hope this helps. For a wonderful view of the whole city, take the short bus ride up to Fiesole. This view is absolutely spectacular & is one of my most cherished memories of the time I spent studying there.
Buon Viaggio,
BC
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 01:51 PM
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We had a *wonderful* experience 3 weeks ago at Pensione Bencista in Fiesole, 15 minutes outside of Florence right on the busline. It was unbelievable. Try rooms 19 & 21 for exquisite views and I believe 21 along with others has a balcony. Right (below) your price range. You can view a picture of it at:

http://www.italiantuscany.com/de/loc...pensionede.htm
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 05:18 PM
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richard j vicek
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Good evening, Barbara check into the
Lungarno as do recall balconies overlooking the Arno and Florence.
as viewed from its sister hotel the
Continental which is across the river
and its sister hotel.
Richard of LaGrange Park, Ill.
see www.slb.com/pages/f/floluna.html.
www.lungarnohotels.it/
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 06:35 PM
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We stayed at the Lungarno as well, but might be a little bit out of the price range. Location is wonderful, view was great.Breakfast is included of that makes it any cheaper to compare to other hotels. Rooms are nice.
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 06:40 PM
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Barbara,

I haven't stayed there yet, but I have reservations for the Plaza Lucchesi. It overlooks the Arno & is a little away from the center of town, but 10 minutes walking to get there. Next to Santa Croce. In mid August it's about $250 / night for a "superior double" with balcony & river view. Also has free parking if that helps. Price includes tax & breakfast - maybe you can get a rate w/o bkfst. their website is www.plazalucchesi.it
Hope this helps
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 06:48 PM
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I stayed at the Grand Hotel (a Starwood property) and had a large room with balcony overlooking the Arno. I would definitely recommend the hotel, although it may be pricier than you want to spend. However, if you are a Starwood member, you may be able to take advantage of the 30% discount mentioned in their recent newsletter.
 
Old Jun 26th, 2001, 09:43 PM
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Sherryl, the Plaza Lucchese does overlook the Arno, but you will not be looking back at Florence. On the wrong side of the river (the city side), but still very pretty. Have stayed here, it's a good choice.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2001, 07:42 PM
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Kam,

Thanks for the info - am I going to be crossing the river for all the sightseeing or am I on the right side for that? Did you find the rooms to be nice size? Any other input would be much appreciated.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2001, 08:21 PM
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Sherryl, you will be on the same side of the Arno as the city of Florence. It's not a big walk to the city center, maybe 15 minutes. You might have a spetacularly pretty view, but you are not across the Arno and so can't look back at the city. Good hotel, though. Would stay with it.
 
Old Jun 27th, 2001, 09:05 PM
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Kam,

Thanks.

Sherryl
 

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