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“Convenient, Quiet and Comfortable”
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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #75 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Elkridge, MD
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43 reviews
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“Convenient, Quiet and Comfortable”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Hotel Alba Palace was a perfect choice for our stay in Florence. We arrived by train but were picking up our Avis rental car for a visit to Tuscany and the Alba was a short walk to both. We had a standard room on the third floor facing the street. Closing the windows kept out all street noise, giving us a very good sleep every night and the interior of the hotel was equally quiet. The breakfast room was bright with plenty of seating for hotel guests and the choices for breakfast were typical for Italy. The breads were fresh, the yogurt yummy and the cappuccino made on request. What's not to like!! I appreciated the cheerful greetings by the staff at the reception desk when returning each time to the hotel. Those greetings were a welcome sound after the noise of Florence.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for the rate! We are pleased knowing that yours was a nice stay!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

This hotel is just around the corner from the train station. It is also within walking distance of all the things you want to see in Florence. The rooms are a good size and comfortable. There is also free wifi. The lobby has pleasant sitting areas and is quite cozy. There are ample choices for breakfast and the staff is helpful. It's a great choice for Florence.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed 3 nights in this Florence hotel. Very convenient, close to train station and short walks to main attractions. Hotel lobby and dining areas were very spacious and tastefully decorated, also a nice space to enjoy an afternoon coffee or drink without having to retreat to the room. Our room was a little too small. Also our room located at the front of the building and was very noisy as it faced the main road, had to leave windows closed at all times due to noise. Otherwise our stay very enjoyable would stay again, good value for money.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you! We look forward to welcome you once again to our hotel!
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san clemente, ca
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

I went to this hotel nine years ago and liked it a lot, enough to return this year, The hotel has been renovated and it is even lovelier than before. The staff is helpful and friendly, the rooms are bright and comfortable. We arrived at the train station Sta. Maria Novella and walked to the hotel. The location is great, within walking distance of the duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Ufizzi. A great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your contribution! Thanks for your appreciative words!
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We recently had 2 nights in this hotel. We were given a large room which had to levels. Bottom level had the double bed, large bathroom with two showers and two sinks, spa bath and plenty of room for luggage. On the next level were two single beds. Flat screen TVs on both levels. This is a great hotel room for a family of 4 as we are. Also very clean, very pleasant staff both at front desk and breakfast room. I was dissappointed that we had only booked 2 nights. Great pizzeria nearby and a fabulous restaurant not far "13 Gobbi". Highly recommend this hotel. Thank you to all the staff!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your comment and we are very happy that your stay was as good as your expectations. See you soon!
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Ideal location central to all the tourist sights and only a short walk to the Firenze railway station, rooms clean n tidy, staff helpful but breakfast like in a lot of Italian places are different to what Aussies are used to. The breakfast is nice n fresh but very very limited. Would definitely stay here again.

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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for your rate! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence!
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We only spent one night here as we were en route to Venice, although I wished it had been longer. What a great hotel and so conveniently located 5 mins walk from the railway station and within easy walking distance of major tourist attractions. It was my 60th birthday the next day and I was surprised by a complimentary bottle of red wine within an hour of our arrival! Our stay included a tasty buffet style continental breakfast and free wifi which worked well. Our room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. Staff polite, spoke good English and very helpful. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for your comment and we are very happy that your stay was as good as your expectations. See you soon!
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Property: Hotel Alba Palace
Address: Via della Scala 22/38r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Location: 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
#43 Family Hotel in Florence
#71 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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