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Hotel Alba Palace

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is very central and convenient, we stayed two nights. The station is two minutes walk away and all the major sights within half an hours walk. Wifi in the rooms and the breakfast was nice. The room was ok, but there was a deep droning noise coming from the air conditioner, really low and very disturbing, made us... More 

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

Thank you a lot of comment. We always try to make your stay as pleasant as possible for our customers! WE are sorry for the noise of the air conditioning, next time we suggest you to ask to change the room at reception !! More 

Washington, DC
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58 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've ever looked at photos of the renaissance era and envisioned coming to Italy and being taken back in time, Alba is your place! What you see online is exactly what you get in person. Clean and spacious rooms, convenient location (literally a 6 minute walk to the train station), excellent breakfast spread and a fantastic staff! They were... More 

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! More 

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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. Within walking distance from the train station, as well as other parts of the city. Very close to Santa Marie Novella Plaza, shops and restaurants. We had a room at the back overlooking the court yard and breakfast room which was quiet. We had a large room with three beds which was nice to have a spare one.... More 

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality! We really hope to see you again in Florence!! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice and I'll stay here again. It's a beautifully decorated hotel with a helpful and welcoming staff. Both times I've stayed in comfortable and large rooms (this past trip our room had a loft! We loved it!). It's a close walk to the city center of Florence and easy to get to from the train station.

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

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! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 of us stayed 3 nights. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Rooms excellent. Handy for main tourist sites and restaurants. Two small criticisms: My room safe was not working and needed a new battery. I was told it would be sorted and it wasn't. Another of us asked twice for shampoo but it wasn't delivered. However we would really recommend this... More 

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

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 and sorry for the shampoo !!!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location! Walking distance to the train station as well as other parts of the city. Rooms are simple but clean. Has all the basics you need especially if you are one to not spend much time in the room. Staff was friendly and helpful with any questions.

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review

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!. More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of us traveled to Florence and stayed at the Hotel Alba Palace and we are so glad we did! The hotel is centrally located with plenty of shops along the street and its approximately 5 mins. walking distance from Maria Novella station (exit by the tram stop if you can/underground shopping center). The pleasantries of our trip... More 

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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!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed 5 nights here, small room, very small shower (not for the claustrophobic) if you dropped something, it stayed dropped until shower finished. Bed was very firm, after 1st night you grew accustomed to it, pillows thin. Free WiFi, slow. Breakfast was the stand out, always 3 main hot choices & the variety changed daily. Usual fruit salad, yoghurt,... More 

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Thank you for your contribution and and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing. They've clearly taken several older buildings and put them together. However unless you pay attention you'd never notice. We had a loft family room. Lots of space for the 4 of us, kids upstairs in the loft and us on the main floor. There is a great little terrace overlooking the breakfast area for the loft... More 

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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! More 

Wateringbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights and thought it was a lovely hotel. Staff friendly, room clean with good facilities, nice breakfast but one of the nicest things was that in the bar area they had soft drinks, tea, coffee and cakes that you could help yourself too at the end of a hot day sight seeing which was a... More 

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We really thank you for your appreciation words and for your time and attention!. We’re so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest. More 

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Staying in Santa Maria Novella

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Alba Palace

Address: Via della Scala 22/38r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > Santa Maria Novella
Price Range: $90 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alba Palace 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Alba Palace Hotel
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Hotel Style:
#32 Business Hotel in Florence
#43 Family Hotel in Florence
#71 Romantic Hotel in Florence
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