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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #71 of 410 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 February 2014

I have been staying at hotels owned by this family since 1987 and am never disappointed. Giona and staff are so lovely and welcoming and incredibly helpful. The rooms are clean and have just what you need. I feel safe and well taken care of and my kids love it, too. The hotel itself is in a convenient location near the train station and a short distance from most major sights in Florence. You can walk to just about anything and your hosts will give you great recommendations on what to see, where to eat, where to shop.
If you are not lucky enough to find a vacancy, Giona or his staff can usually point you to another great place to stay. They are a great Florentine family who will welcome you like one of their own.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Direttore generale at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel!!
We really hope to see you again in Florence!!

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

My Wife & I stayed at the Hotel Alba Palace for 4 nights & the accommodation, the staff & the breakfast were all very good. The staff could not have been more helpful & made us feel really welcome. The Hotel is ideally situated in the centre of town 5 min walk from the train station & airport shuttle bus station & close to the river & all the main city attractions. It is a small friendly hotel & even though it is on a fairly busy street we did not hear the traffic at all & there are numerous restaurants & Bistro's all close to hand.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank doug195_11
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

We are also happy that you have appreciated the room and all the amneities inside..
For your next stay do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to do not miss the special offers for your next stay with us!!

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

My room was spacious and clean, the hotel is located at a most convenient location near the train station in the center of Florence.Breakfast was buffet style and had a good choice of foods. The desk staff speaks fluent English and is kind and helpful. Free wifi use is also convenient.
The only negative would be isolation. The room was nice and quiet, no street or traffic noise. However you do hear when people walk in the hallway and enter their rooms. Otherwise a really great hotel and I would surely recommend it!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank flatcat2000
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about our services is very important for us.
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

The highlight of Hotel Alba is its proximity to both the Florence train station as well as the historic centre with the Duomo and Bell Tower. Less then a 5 minute walk to the train station which is fantastic as Florence offers many other delights such as Pisa and other Tuscan towns that can easily be reached by a regional train.

Room and beds were large and comfortable, but the bathroom was quite small and the toilet paper was not located next to the toilet, but on an opposite wall that is quite a stretch to reach? A minor irk. Great to open windows onto the main street and let in a welcome breeze.

Breakfast is very nice and I noticed some of the biscuits they had were from a local cafe. The ground floor also offers a great lounge area to relax. All staff are helpful and friendly. Tourist tax of 5euro per person per night for a standard room was a bit of a hit to the pocket though considering it was off season.

Would definitely return to Hotel Alba due to its incredible location and above average service.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor . I really thank you for your appreciation words
Thank you very much for your time and attention .

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Our stay at Hotel Alba Palace was wonderful! The staff was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was typical, but good. The room was the highlight. I was traveling with my two daughters and a friend of theirs (14, 13, 11), so we needed a room for four. The room was fabulous! Exposed brick, spiral staircase to loft with a queen bed, lots of room, nice double-sink double-showerhead bathroom and a separate room next to the bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. Only little downside for the girls was that in the morning because of all of the tile floors, people walking around woke them up before they wanted to get up. For me it was a fine time to get up.

Great restaurants nearby (Cento Poveri and La Sostanza). Around the corner from Santa Maria Novella, which is one of my favorite places in Florence. Walking distance to almost everything because Florence is fairly small. And two minutes from the train station to catch the train or buses. Do not be afraid to stay near the train station! In Florence it is absolutely fine. On our day of departure at 9:15 I realized that what I thought was our 10 a.m. train was really at 9:30. We flew out of the hotel at 9:25, ran to the end of the block, turned right and ran straight for the train station two blocks away and made it!

Would 100% stay at Hotel Alba Palace again!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 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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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had an pleasant stay in Alba palace, it is very clean, big room, friendly staff, nice environment and good breakfast provided. Hotel is near to Florence rly station and bus station. A good indian restaurant at 1 km distance.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor . I really thank you for your appreciation words!
Thank you very much for your time and attention

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

This is my favourite hotel throughout my stay in Europe! They pay attention to the finest details in the decoration and it feels warm and cozy. The breakfast is good too. Wifi signal is also very good in rooms. Its a 5-8min walk from the railway station and 10 min walk to the heart of Florence. Location is good for us as we need to be close to the bus terminal/railway station for shuttle bus to the mall and meetup point for day tour to tuscany countryside. No regrets choosing this hotel as my parents liked it too. A great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

Thank you so much for your review. Your comment and your feedback about our services is very important for us.
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Address: Via della Scala 22/38r, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: 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: £62 - £175 (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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