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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alba Palace Hotel
- Alba Palace Florence