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“Strategic location with awesome service.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #67 of 421 Hotels in Florence
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Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Strategic location with awesome service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hotel is just a stone throw away from the train station. It has many great eateries within walking distance.
The front desk were friendly and helpful. Delicious snacks and drinks were served in the evening. Our room was simply cosy with a little balcony.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank CarolineCHee
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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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed in a single room on the third floor, and though the room was small (no smaller than usual for a single) the bathroom and shower were larger than average. I could actually enjoy taking a shower without bumping into the walls. So all in all, it was a very nice room. The breakfast offered quite a lot – scrambled eggs, meats, fruit and juices, cheeses, cold cuts, breads, sweets. I had plenty to choose from. Since I like starting the day with a good breakfast, I was very pleased with what they offered.

The staff were always helpful and accommodating when I needed them. I would stay here again, and recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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3 Thank Randy N
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thank you for your contribution! Thanks for your appreciative words! We hope to have you back as our welcome guest!.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The hotel is conveniently situated near to the train station and only minutes away from the centre of Florence. The staff are friendly, the continental style breakfast is really nice and there is plenty of it. The rooms are clean and a nice size with a good sized tv and a DVD player too. There is a kettle and free tea and coffee. There is also a happy hour every day with a free drink and snacks. Really nice for meeting the other guests and sharing their experiences. Can't fault it,

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Bibbmeister
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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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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed in a very cool quad room on the ground floor. It had one queen bed downstairs and 2 single beds in a loft above. The wooden floors in the loft were a bit creaky, and the spiral staircase a bit tricky, especially with bags or at night, but I'm sure kids would love it. Each level has a TV (unfortunately, with only Italian channels). The bathroom had two sinks and a double shower with a rain shower head that worked very nicely. There was also a jacuzzi in a little echoing alcove of the room, but we couldn't get it to work properly. Air conditioning worked well.

Service was very good and efficient. At check-in, we were give a very detailed guidebook of Florence to use during our visit, and umbrellas were available to loan on the one rainy morning we had during our stay. The breakfast buffet was above average with a wide variety of pastries, rolls, cheese, cold cuts, fruit, yoghurt, as well as good scrambled eggs and bacon.

The hotel is very well located, a five minute walk from Sta. Maria Novella station, and another 5-15 minutes to most any sight in the historic center of Florence. In the vicinity, I'd highly recommend Trattoria Da Giorgio on Via Palazzuolo for a delicious meal, especially its fixed-price meals (a great value, especially since you can choose from any of the items on its regular menu to create your meal, rather than a few pre-selected, cheaper or toursity items).

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank pjsparma
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Very close to train station and easy walk to local attractions. Offered a free happy hour drink and snack at hotel bar. Breakfast was good. Room was larger and comfortable. Staff was very friendly and stored are baggage when we arrived too early to check in.

  • Stayed May 2014
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2 Thank Ragaydosh
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor .We really thank you for your appreciation words
Thank you very much for your time and attention!.
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Whether you are just seeing the sights of Florence or taking bus or trains to other Tuscan cities Hotel Alba Palace is just right. It is a short walk to most of Florence's best attractions and only 5 minutes to the train. Alba Palace is clean and bright with the best sound proof windows I have seen anywhere. They offer a good filling breakfast and while we were visiting a happy hour with tasty snacks and a beverage of your choice. Should you be staying for 3 or more days you will find a complementary bottle of wine in your room. The front desk was very helpful with all requests and provided great recommendations for dinner every night of our 5 night stay. Alba Palace is a good choice for Florence and beyond.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Jean_Valjean
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
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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dallas, tx
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Definitely would stay here again. Great value, excellent location and rooms were excellent. Florence is a great city and the staff of Hotel Alba are very helpful in making sure you get what you want !!!

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2 Thank jlh41
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, October 2, 2014
Thank you for your contribution and for appreciating our hospitality! We really hope to see you again in Florence!!
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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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