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“Perfectly located hotel with great amenities and warm, friendly staff”
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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #71 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Hotel Alba Palace was great. At first, I didn't think much of it because it was in a street with many other hotels but I quickly changed my mind. The gentleman at reception when we arrived (late-ish at night) was incredibly friendly and spoke English and French perfectly. He gave us keys to our room and mentioned how it was the best one in the hotel. We quickly realised he wasn't kidding. The room was on the 4th floor (a floor in itself) and was a huge space with a view on the basilica (albeit just the top). Regardless, the large room was fantastically clean, well air conditioned, and incredibly quite as it faced the inner courtyard rather than the street. We slept like absolute angels. The location is also awesome. Its a really short walk to the train station (less than 10mins) and its also very close to the centre of Florence; getting you to the basilica in about 10 mins and 12 mins to the Uffizi gallery. Breakfast in the morning was very good, with great coffee and a good choice of meats/pastries/cakes/juices/cereals and anything else you could want really. Pro tip: there's a restaurant literally across the street called Osteria Pastella (its "hard" to find because the only sign says RISTORANTE) and it was the best meal of my life.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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We hope you will come again and visit our Hotel!!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The location is good . Not far away from train station . Just walk 5 mins , recommend incase u have much luggages . And room for solo traveller is good , nice and clean . Staffs there good service mind . They also have some snack , water at lobby . U can grab it free :) if i back to florence . I must back Hotel alba palace again :)

Stayed: September 2017, travelled solo
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank You, we are glad you had a good experience in our hotel.
We hope to have you back as our welcome guest.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Loved it here! Great location, lovely hotel. Would recommend it xx book things online in advance... like going to the top of the Dome...
the foyer have drinks and little snacks... lovely! Breakfast is nice too.... drinks to order

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience. We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Alba Palace! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest!.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. The location is great - 10 min walk to the Duomo and right around the corner from the train station. The street was very safe and well lit with many hotels (and laudromats) nearby.

Breakfast was also great! There were hot eggs and bacon, toast, cereal, yogurt, cold meats and cheeses, croissants, and even desserts every day. They also refilled the food constantly even as breakfast was ending. The breakfast room is also super cute and cozy and feels as if you are in Florence.

There is also coffee, tea, water, and cookies at all hours in the lobby which was a nice touch, especially at night.

Room is comfortable though nothing fancy, but for the price it is clean, modern, and has everything one needs.

Overall great value for the price! Loved our stay here and will definitely stay again next time we are in Florence.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!!
We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Good air con. First class breakfast. One English TV channel.

Free fridge and electronic safe and good free wifi. Very pleasant staff. Six minute walk to railway station. All tourist sites within easy walking distance. Lots of restaurants and small shops and self service laundrette nearby.

Although my small single room fronted the street there was little noise, enjoyed three good nights sleep. Strongly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality! Next time you can try to ask for a quieter room at the reception !! We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

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Additional Information about Hotel Alba Palace

Address: Via della Scala 22/38r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#32 Business Hotel in Florence
#71 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: €70 - €198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alba Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adjacent to the cloisters of Santa Maria Novella in the historical center of Florence, the three antique buildings surrounding the covered courtyard, now our breakfast room, offer you a welcoming corner in typical Florentine style. Florence Hotel Alba Palace has united comfort in an antique Florentine dwelling and the care for detail by its attentive staff with the aim of making this hotel an authentic angle of hospitality. ... more   less 
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