- Location. In Florence's Santa Croce neighborhood, this property is close to Science Museum, Uffizi Gallery, and Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori. Also nearby are Old Palace and Piazza della Signoria. Features.Hotel Balestri has a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The property offers meeting rooms for small groups. The staff can arrange concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry services, express check in, and express check out. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a porter/bellhop. Guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels. Guestrooms provide direct dial phones and in room safes. Bathrooms offer bidets and hair dryers. Additional amenities include minibars, air conditioning, and desks. In addition, amenities available on request include wake up calls.