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Hotel Alba Palace
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via della Scala, 22/38r, 50123 Florence, Italy   |  
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Ranked #60 of 460 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“Great hotel at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Helpful and friendly staff who accommodated me arriving early and let me into a room mid morning. The room was comfortable and clean and a reasonable size for a single. The bathroom was clean and fairly spacious. The breakfast had a variety to choose from and you were left to yourself. The elevator was a bit cramped and hot, but it was easy to take the stairs when not with luggage. Free wifi and a paper were a plus.
Very centrally located and yet quiet.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The location was very near to the terminal and it was safe around.
The place for breakfast looks good. The room was clean, everything fine.

However, the hair dryer sometimes out of work and there is no slippers that I expected to have in a hotel.

In general it is good

Stayed August 2014
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thanks for the nice comment. We always try to give our best attention to let our clients have a memorable stay at our Hotel!! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great hotel, just around the corner from the station. Good wifi. Very friendly staff, gave us free tea,coffee etc for our room. Excellent breakfast, loads of choice, including fresh fruit, yoghurt, bacon, scrambled egg as well as the usual things, all fresh and delicious! Perfect location could walk to all main highlights easily. Very comfortable room, flat screen telly, even a play station, great bathroom. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind feedback,
It is a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We were a family of four -with two children ages 10 and 7. Hotel was very spacious. We had the bedroom with the loft. The bathroom is very nice. Wifi was great. Located near the train station. Everything was walkable. Only change would be breakfast. Limited items for breakfast. Was the only place in Italy we did not get fresh cappuccinos for breakfast. But this is very minor downside in a great place.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us!
We hope to have you back as our welcome guest.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Lovely hotel. Great location. Hotel staff are lovely, especially the lady who worked the afternoon shift, she was lovely. Room was clean and maintained however the walls are quite thin. Great location for the Vatican.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for the rate! We are pleased knowing that yours was a nice stay! We really hope to see you again in Florence!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at this amazing hotel in early July. Our room was for 4. It had a large loft that had a terrace. The room had large marble bathroom. It had nice flat screen TV for each room. It had great Wi fi that actually always worked. (not that common in Europe). In the evening the hotel had wine/soda and snack for its guests. This the best hotel I ever stayed at in Europe.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thanks for the nice comment. We always try to give our best attention to let our clients have a memorable stay at our Hotel!! We hope to welcome you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Alba was a great surprise once we passed through the front door of the hotel. The hotel is on the street behind the rail station and about two blocks from Santa Maria maggorio church . Ooo and let's not forget the great gelotto on the corner . Easy walking to all attractions . Breakfast was good with an assortment not usually found in European hotel . I would stAy here again if I return to Florence .

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelalba, Direttore generale at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
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Thank you very much for your time and attention!.
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Address: Via della Scala, 22/38r, 50123 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Florence
#39 Family Hotel in Florence
#55 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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