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“Very good hotel! highly recommended!”
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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #67 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2013

I had stayed for 3 nights in this hotel from 18 August to 20 August. The hotel location is just 5 minutes away from Florence SMN station, very convenient, and there are restaurants nearby too. The staff is friendly and helpful and I would like to thank the young lady who helped me to book transport to prada outlet (the space) at the very last minute but in the end I cancelled it because I had another tour on the same date. I felt bad for troubling her.

The breakfast is good too, fresh and they offered fruits too not all hotels do that. price is reasonable and the rooms are nice so are the interior of the hotel, it gave a very calm feel. I will stay in this hotel again if I do return to Florence next time :)

Keep it up!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for the rate! We are pleased knowing that yours was a nice stay!

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We spent 5 nights in Florence and had an amazing time. All the better for having a place to stay where we could relax and feel comfortable. The rooms were spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The information provided in the rooms was comprehensive and the staff could not have been more helpful. We were so pleased that the receptionists spoke English as our very short Italian language lessons would not have sufficed!
Breakfasts catered for everyone tastes and the wonderful lady organising it all was very friendly and smiley. Just what we needed to start the day.
The hotel is well situated to walk to all the places we wanted to visit. It is close to the railway station and bus terminal, which was handy as we used this service to and from Pisa airport. Although centrally located, we heard no noise and had a very quiet stay.
Thank you to all the staff at the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you a lot of comment. We always try to make your stay as pleasant as possible for our customers!
We expect you back at our hotel!

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very pleasant staff. Very nice decor and cleaniness. Very good buffet breakfast with good choices.
And very kind for the hotel to remember my husband's birthday! What a pleasant surprise, especially as we were new to the country, and still getting use to the Italian way!
We requested 2 rooms close together and that's exactly what they gave us. Very considerate indeed.
Thank you so much. Our stay in Florence has been excellent!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

When my wife and I arrived at the Hotel Alba Palace we were greater by their friendly staff. The foyer is inviting and luxurious and there is plenty of travel information made available to guests. Our room was incredibly clean and was a great size as well. The breakfast area is superb! The glass ceilings and art in the room add to its warmth and charm. There is a wide selection of buffet style food (including gluten free options). We were very pleased with our stay here and hope to visit again in the future!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for your contribution! We are at your disposal the next time you decide to stay in Florence!
Thank you for your contribution! Thanks for your appreciative words!

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have stayed here before and thankfully it has not changed, other than it now has free wifi which was a great bonus for checking out train time etc. It is very close to SMN station so for day trips to Pisa, Lucca, Siena it was perfect, and it is also just 5 minutes walk to the Duomo. Breakfast is a very simple one but all that you need to get you going and it is served until 10 which is very good for lazy teenagers! Staff speak good english and tourist info is less than two minutes away to exchange Firenze Card. Clean, simple, great aircon which we needed in August as it was 40 degrees!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

thank you for sharing your experience. We will be very happy to see you again at Hotel Alba Palace!
A warm greetings and thanks from our staff

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My mother and I have just returned from spending 7 nights at this hotel. We were both very pleased with our choice. The room was very clean, the shower had good pressure. The staff were helpful. We both love our cups of tea and staff provided us with a kettle and cups to use in our room. The breakfasts were excellent, a large selection of fruit. cheeses, bread, cereal and juice. We came down for breakfast at different times and there was always a wide choice. Items were quickly replenished. Gussi the lady supervising breakfast was very friendly, efficient and greeted us with a smile each morning. We had a large TV in our room but could not get any English channels, but we were in Florence to see the sights so it didn't matter.The hotel is in a slightly scruffy side street but don't let this put you off. The hotel is in a great central position and we were able to walk to all the sights. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind feedback,
It is a pleasure for us to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us!!

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this hotel and were very pleased with our choice of hotel in Florence. We were in #400 and there was a good sized elevator to accommodate us and our luggage and then we had additional stairs to climb. We were happy with the size of room and bathroom with shower and small tub. The shower had great water pressure and large bath towels.The air conditioning worked well and was much appreciated after being out in the hot sun. The hotel is conveniently located just a 5 minute walk from the train station. There are restaurants and a small store just down the street from the hotel. It is an easy walk to all the main tourist sites in Florence. Breakfast was included and there was a choice of cold cereals, rolls, meat and cheese, cakes and other sweets, fresh fruit and yogurt and lots of choices for juice, tea and coffee. The breakfast room is nicely decorated and not crowded. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed: August 2013
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

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

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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
#71 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range: $86 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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