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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #76 of 422 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews
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“Great Spot”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Had a great stay at Hotel Alba. Can walk everywhere from here. Also, very close to train station. The price is right. Room was clean and spacious and well kept. Could control the heat within the heat within the room. Big restroom. Very good breakfast - plenty of choice. Friendly staff. Overall, I would highly recommend and when I revisit this city, I'll plan to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel and we really hope to see you again !!
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The Alba is a quiet, pleasant and convenient hotel for the wonderful city sights of Florence.
We arrived after midnight by train and a very helpful night porter made our arrival a very pleasant
experience, just what you require after a 3 hour flight and 1+ train journey.
Our room on the second floor inward facing the courtyard was very nice and quiet.
A very nice lady at breakfast will make you a coffee to your taste nothing was to much trouble
including a 'doppio expresso merciato' lovely.
Just around the corner is the fantastic 'Cantinetta Antinori' a 'mecca for Foodies'.

Room Tip: "Go for a courtyard facing room"
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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, December 18, 2012
thank you for sharing your experience. We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Alba Palace!
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

My single room was small but perfectly adequate for my needs, attractively furnished and containing all I could possibly want. It was very convenient for the main tourist sites. The double windows meant it was completely shielded from the street noise, but I needed to use the air conditioning to keep it cool enough. Breakfast was excellent, very fresh and with plenty of choice – no hot food but I didn't expect that for the reasonable price I paid in a flight + hotel deal. The staff were very pleasant, helpful and friendly, and there was free internet access. I was a bit surprised to be able to watch English, American, German & Spanish TV but not Italian!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your contribution and and for choosing our hotel for your stay in Florence!
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Elkridge, MD
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Ask for room athe back of the hotel as front rooms very noisy facing main road.
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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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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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