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“Lovely hotel at great location”
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Hotel Alba Palace
Ranked #73 of 421 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Lovely hotel at great location”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

The hotel is very clean and comfortable, and the location is excellent. It is close to the SMN and within walking distance to the shopping street and historical sites. Breakfast buffet is free and it is served in a very nice courtyard.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
Google Translation
La ringraziamo per il Suo contributo! Siamo contenti che abbia passato un buon soggiorno!
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The breakfast room and the food are a real highlight, as well as the lovely staff and cute feel of the hotel. Loved it!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you and ..... hopefully .. see you soon!
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The hotel has been chosen because of good responses on tripadvisor and I haven't been disappointed. The hotel is very conveniently located from SMN, especially if you with luggage. The hotel personnel is very kind and benevolent. Our room TWN was the small size, but cozy and convenient. Windows left directly on street della Scala which is enough recovered for Florence, but windows with a double glass cover didn't pass noise. WiFi worked well. The breakfast was usual enough, but quite nourishing.
Perhaps, unique lacks for me was a narrow bed and a narrow shower cabin))
I with pleasure will return once again to this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
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 4 January 2012

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. This is very close to the main train station S.M. Novella. Our stay was good but what really disappointed me is that the breakfast is very poor, very limited amount and they re-fill the finished items not adequately even sometime they never re-fill. The waitress during the breakfast would never bother to ask you for any tea or coffee until you request them to serve. The staffs in the reception are not very polite or helpful. Overall this is an very average hotel to stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for your contribution! Regarding the breakfast we are sorry that You found it poor,
we have a buffet with milk, coffee, various types of juices, some types of cakees, fresh croissants, butter, jams, honey, chocolate, rusks, toasts, various types of cereals, yogurts, fruit salad, fresh fruit, eggs, various cuts of slices, cheese, fresh bread, one person is at disposal for cappuccino and caffe' espresso, and for replenish the buffet. Our breakfast time is from 07,30 to 09,30 but we serve from 07,00 to 10,00!
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Located close to the train and bus stations, so very easy to walk with your luggage. Walkable (if you like to walk a lot) to the sites of Florence. Located in safe neighborhood. Clean room, like a US Hampton Inn. Reasonable complimentary breakfast. Value ok (not great, not horrible) for the money. 24 hour concierge service.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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hotelalba, Responsabile reception at Hotel Alba Palace, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
Thank you for your contribution! !
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Property: Hotel Alba Palace
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 (per night): $136 - $307
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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