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Reviewed 1 week ago

Singularly, one of the best experiences I have ever had. I travel often and have stayed in many places throughout the world. This is by far one of the most beautiful places I have been. I have good friends in Florence and never want to impose but to find this absolute gem in Fiesole was a godsend. It it what...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pensione surpassed our expectations. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful. The setting was beautiful and the rooms, although small, were perfectly appointed and very comfortable. We had a room with a view of the countryside. The breakfast was delicious and for those who wanted to eat dinner, the family style meals were as good as most restaurants we...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for a few nights. The views over Florence are stunning, especially from the terraces. The grounds are lovely, the staff likewise and the food very good. But you do really need a car to stay here, there is a very long driveway which is fairly steep from the road. The bedroom was the least good aspect for...

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beatricesimoni, Owner at Pensione Bencista, responded to this review

Dear GB (?), thank you for your words and feedbacks. We are glad you enjoied our house. Please consider that we are, year after year, renouvating bathrooms during our winter closure-time. We would really appreciate if you could share with us (if you remeber!) the room n° you stayied in. We would be happy to consider giving to that room...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We recently stayed at Pensione Bencista for 6 nights as a base to explore Florence and other parts of Tuscany. It is located less than 10kms outside Florence with a beautiful view over Florence and surrounding areas. The Pensione is a family run business and very welcoming. The service is excellent. The rooms are modest but comfortable. One of the...

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Province of Pisa, Italy
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have visited Florence on many occasions, but this is the first time we stayed in the area. We chose Pensione Bencista on the recommendation of an Italian friend and could not have been more delighted. The pensione is in an ex-convent, and overlooks Florence, giving incredible views from the terraces which just called out for relaxing under the beautiful...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Clearly, this is a popular place with most of the guests we spoke to regular visitors. The views are wonderful with Florence set out below and the sun setting over it every evening as you sip your aperitivo. The place is run by a large family spanning at least 3 generations. Our room was quaint and simple but had all...

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 October 2016

When traveling, my wife and I love to return from touring in the late afternoon to a relaxing drink with a great view, and this pensione fit the bill perfectly. We heard about it from relatives who had stayed there. The staff is very helpful and makes you feel like family. After touring Florence, what a delight it is to...

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Mo i Rana, Nordland, Norway
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This family-run small historic hotel is located in the hills of Fiesole, with a great view of Florence. As one could expect, the building itself is old, but in good condition. The rooms are spaceous with good beds and genrous and modern bathrooms. There are numerous places where one can sit down and read, talk or simply be. Bot in-...

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My husband and I arrived at the Pensione via the local bus- we'd been travelling around Italy with much success using the public transport, so were confident, based on the owners input, that we could make it there. What we didn't realize is that we would encounter a 1.5 km driveway, very steep and uneven, to finally make it to...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Cute, old house. But deliberatly does not have the comfort of a hotel (e.g. lacking shampoo in the shower or a minibar). Its a bit far off, but the view is divine. So its nice if one wants to go for some bucolic old world charme. However, considering the steep price tag, I am not sure I would stay here...

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beatricesimoni, Owner at Pensione Bencista, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gnuffgnuff, perhaps you haven't noticed the big sign , 2 mt x1mt on the Street and the other one at our gate 3mt x 1mt. It is written in capital letter PENSIONE BENCISTA’. In our web site you can find the photos. Best regards Beatrice Simoni

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pensione Bencista is a 14th-century villa set in the hills above Florence and surrounded by Tuscan olive groves. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city. You have a free internet point with Wi-Fi in the lounge at Pensione Bencista. There is also a game and TV room, plus a children's play area on the grounds. Breakfast includes sweet and savory Tuscan products. Free parking is provided. The pretty town of Fiesole is just a 5 minute drive from Pensione Bencista. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pensione Bencista

Address: Via Benedetto da Maiano 4, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Fiesole
Price Range: $184 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensione Bencista 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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Pensione Bencista Fiesole, Province Of Florence, Italy
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“Room 11 - awesome view from our window!”
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