Pensione Bencista - Fiesole

Via Benedetto Da Maiano 4, Fiesole, Italy, 50014  show map
 3 stars
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Pensione Bencista - Fiesole

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Overview

The charming Pensione Bencista entices guests to stay in one of the 40 comfortable rooms and make use of free parking, a gift shop and a news stand.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

Ponte Vecchio is 5 km from the hotel and Piazzale Michelangelo is 4.8 km away.

Pensione Bencista is placed within a 15-minute drive from Peretola airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Pensione Bencista are fitted with climate control, Wi-Fi, a safe, television and a work desk. Some rooms feature a panoramic view over the countryside. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

Serving both food and drinks, Perseus and Aurora are situated around 1000 meters from the property.

Services

Bicycles are available for rent on site.

Relax

On-site treatment facilities feature Turkish steam bath, facials and massage. Such sports activities as cycling and table tennis are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Cycling
  • Table tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Toilet

Bedroom

  • Down duvets

Media

  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 3 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Pensione Bencista - Fiesole Fiesole location
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Hotel Address:

Via Benedetto Da Maiano 4, Fiesole, Italy, 50014

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City Center
  • Fiesole
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    7.6 km
  • Galileo Galilei (PSA)
    73.9 km
Train Stations
  • Pian Del Mugnone
    2.4 km
  • Firenze Rovezzano
    3.5 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Perseus (cuisine: Italian)
    1.0 km
  • India (cuisine: Indian)
    920 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    40

Rooms and availability

Pensione Bencista photos Exterior Hotel information
Classic Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Antique furniture
  • Mosquito net
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This larger room with free WiFi is fitted with elegant antique furnishings and overlooks the surrounding countryside. It features a desk, a fan, and an en suite bathroom.

Classic Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This larger room with free WiFi is fitted with elegant antique furnishings and overlooks the surrounding countryside. It features a desk, a fan, and an en suite bathroom.

Pensione Bencista photos Room
Spacious Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Antique furniture
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Media:Wake up service
Room Description:

This spacious room with free WiFi is fitted with elegant antique furnishings and offers views of the surrounding countryside. It comes with a desk, a fan, and en suite bathroom.

Comfort Double Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Featuring free WiFi, this room has panoramic views, air conditioning and a bathroom with a bath or a shower.

Pensione Bencista Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center900 m

Train stations

  • Pian Del Mugnone2.3 km
  • Firenze Rovezzano3.4 km
  • Fiesole Caldine3.5 km

Local attractions

  • Vincigliata2.1 km
    Via di Vincigliata
  • Dona Malina - La Cioccolateria Artigianale2.6 km
    Via Pacinotti 30R
  • Mac & Idea 2.9 km
    Via Masaccio, 26r
  • Nencini Sport2.1 km
    Via Salvanti, 47
  • Villa La Pietra 2.9 km
    Via Bolognese 120

Near the hotel

  • Parco di Montececeri750 m
    Fiesole, via Cave Maiano
  • Piazza Mino980 m
    Piazza Mino
  • Cathedral San Romolo1.0 km
    Piazza Mino
  • Convento di San Francesco1.1 km
    Via San Francesco 13
  • San Domenico Fiesole880 m
    Via San Domenico
  • Bandini Museum 1.0 km
    Via Giovanni Dupre 1
  • Museo Civico Archeologico1.0 km
    Via Portigiani 1

Restaurants nearby

  • Perseus1.0 km

    Address: Viale Don Minzoni, 10
    Phone: 055588226

    60% likes this, based on 879 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: NZD 52 - NZD 204

  • Alcedo930 m

    Address: Via Gramsci, 39
    Phone: 05559349

    90% likes this, based on 39 reviews

  • Aurora1.0 km

    Address: 39 Piazza Mino

  • India920 m

    Address: Via Gramsci 43a
    Phone: 055599900

    57% likes this, based on 136 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: NZD 32 - NZD 62

  • Terrazza 451.0 km

    Address: Piazza Mino da Fiesole n 45

    77% likes this, based on 186 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    40
Cities nearby
  • Florence hotels - 5 km
  • Impruneta hotels - 14 km
  • Calenzano hotels - 12 km
  • Campi Bisenzio hotels - 13 km
  • Bivigliano hotels - 10 km
  • Lastra a Signa hotels - 15 km
  • Sesto Fiorentino hotels - 8 km
  • Scandicci hotels - 10 km
  • Bagno A Ripoli hotels - 6 km
  • Pontassieve hotels - 12 km

Pensione Bencista Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pensione Bencista

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Superb
Based on 71 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    In every aspect absolutely first class!

    , No, everything was wonderfull

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The location & view was fantastic! Friendly staff, helpful and attentive. The view from the room & the terrace was really amazing, watching the sunset over Florence. Or having a drink in the garden after a nice homecooked dinner (for a reasonable price).

  • Single
    10.0

    Location & view was fantastic! Staff was fluent in English, kind, helpful, attentive. Easy access to Florence (15-20" bus ride). The view from my room & the terrace was wonderful, watched the sun set over Florence with an evening beverage while journaling nightly. Be mindful that in order to walk to the bus stop or up to the town of Fiesole, it is a bit of a climb for someone deconditioned or elderly but it is easily accessible by car

    Narrow bathroom & bathtub might be a challenge for a larger or elderly person.

  • Single
    10.0

    Pensione Benciste is a hidden gem: a lovely family run place to stay where the family make you feel at home. The house and location are stunning and just a few minutes away from Florence. Or go in the other direction and you are in the small town of Fiesole. Go further on and you are soon in the mountains and rural villages.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We visited the Pensione based upon online reviews that recommended this location for atmosphere and the view of Florence. I am sorry we only stayed one night. The staff were kind and helpful. They were also very understanding in a mistake I had made during the online booking procedure. We stayed for dinner and this too was a good choice with the cheese course at the end of the meal being a welcomed surprise. Having a glass of wine and watching the sunset with Florence spread out before us - it was our favourite moment of a two week trip to Italy. The day spent in Fiesole was equally favourable with so much to see in a small town. We would go back and stay at the Pensione with easy day trips into Florence by public transit or taxi. We loved our time at the Pensione Bencista!

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Simply the best! Love the terrace, for after dinner drinks, the views are lovely, I will defiantly return!

  • Family with children
    9.6

    The pensione was very well located in a quiet position over-looking Florence. There was a very convenient bus stop a short walk up the road with a frequent service into Florence. The staff , mostly family members, were friendly and helpful. There was a lovely atmosphere. The food was homecooked and excellent with good, reasonably priced local wines.

  • Family with children
    9.2

    We loved the multi-generation family running the hotel, the great view and the sense of history - stones in the building are from the Etruscan era!

    No real shower in our room

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    A simply excellent place to stay. It is on the bus route into Florence but on the hill away from the crowds. The family running the hotel are welcoming, helpful and provide a wonderful service. The food is very good and the views to die for. A marvellous trip

    We loved everything

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We were recommended to the Bencista by friends and were delighted with it. Very friendly, family run hotel in a great location above Florence. A terrace to have breakfast on, watch the sunset and watch the lights of Florence come up. Good 'English' breakfast with cereals, fruit, cold meats, cheeses,eggs, toast etc. The evening meal is a set three course and excellent value at €13 pp. The room and bathroom were spacious,clean and a comfortable bed. There is a bit of an incline up the drive to the nearest bus stop and the buses are frequent and take 20 mins. Into Florence. Buy the tickets from the front desk as they are cheaper than paying on the bus. We would recommend it highly and will return.

    The only thing is that it would have been nice to have tea/coffee facilities in the room.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    The location was good because it allowed us to take a bus into Florence and leave the car on the property of the hotel. One does not want to drive into Florence !It was a 25 minute ride and the bus stopped a few minutes walk from the gate of the property. The view was divine !

    Old is a good thing but old and outdated is another. An update is long overdue. The staff is not too friendly and the owner on duty was not appealing either. She did not have a good vibe at all. Maybe a bad day ? Or days ? Breakfast on a scale of 1-5 was a 2.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    The situation is breathtaking with wonderful views over Florence from the terrace where breakfast is taken. The rooms are charmingly old- fashioned. Beautiful gardens and lots of home-produced vegetables and fruit. Evening meals are very reasonable and of a very good, plain standard with a good range of reasonably priced wines. Breakfast very good with lots of choice, particularly of fresh fruit.

    Finding the hotel is not easy with the supplied map references for gps. The downside to the rooms being old-fashioned is the lack of air- conditioning (a ceiling fan is provided) so best to be properly equipped for mosquitoes which love the open windows!

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The Bencista has been run by the same family for many years. They are all there, the mother and daughter on hand to help you; and they clearly care about their guests. These are lovely people and the service they provide is very special. The wonderful thing about this place is that it never changes. It's also the kind of place that is hard to leave. There is a wonderful terrace overlooking Florence and several rooms with antique furniture and comfortable chairs to relax and read. It's very quiet and the food is typical and good.

  • Couple
    8.8

    The family who runs the hotel is lovely and extremely helpful. The panoranafrom the terrace is great. The food served for breakfast and dinner is good value for money. The ancient atmosphere of the building allowed us to travel beck a bit into time.

    From early morning the hotel is a a bit noisy so it is not the best place to stay if you look for long and quiet mornings in bed, but does not really matter if you are up early anyway to see Florence. Air- conditioning would be great during the hot summer days.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    The facility was charming with so much character. It was very well maintained and very clean. The views and decor made it feel like I had stepped back in time and was really getting a taste of Tuscany. The staff and family that run the Pensione were so friendly and very helpful. We felt safe and very well cared for. One evening I was able to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the owner play the piano! What a treat! We enjoyed the dinners so much that we choose to eat at the Pensione all 4 nights of our stay. I would recommend to everyone going to the Florence area to stay, it is easy to get into town by bus or taxi and worth the retreat to stay there! Thank you again everyone at the Pensione Bencista!!

How to reach hotel

hotel Pensione Bencista - Fiesole Fiesole location
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Hotel Address:

Via Benedetto Da Maiano 4, Fiesole, Italy, 50014

Get directions
City Center
  • Fiesole
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Peretola (FLR)
    7.6 km
  • Galileo Galilei (PSA)
    73.9 km
Train Stations
  • Pian Del Mugnone
    2.4 km
  • Firenze Rovezzano
    3.5 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Perseus (cuisine: Italian)
    1.0 km
  • India (cuisine: Indian)
    920 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    40