This is the third time I have stayed at this hotel over the last few years and it is as good as ever. The location is great - just a couple of minutes from the bus/train stations, very handy if you're coming down from Pisa. It's only a five minute walk to the Duomo and virtually next door to Santa Maria Novello. The hotel itself is pretty unique. It has a glass covered atrium where breakfast is served and a glass elevator going up the side. All of the rooms I've stayed in have been spotless and well appointed for this class of hotel the rooms might be considered a little bijou by some but they are cleverly put together and who wants to spend time in a hotel room when there's Florence outside? The staff are very welcoming and treated us to snacks and a drink in the evening which was most welcome. I would recommend this hotel as it gives really good value for money in a city which has some real dives at the same price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Alba Palace Hotel
- Alba Palace Florence