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Hotel Albani Firenze - Florence

4 star Hotel Florence

Via Fiume 12 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 102.00
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Hotel Albani Firenze, housed in a prestigious and completely restored 20th century building, is ideally situated in the heart of Florence. Located in the city's historic center, the hotel is between Piazza San Lorenzo and the Santa Maria Novella railway station, and next to the convention center and the Fortezza da Basso exhibition center. The hotel is just a short walk away from the Duomo and other major tourist sights, making it an ideal desination for both business and leisure stays in Florence.Honoring the Florentine tradition, this business hotel offers guests a combination of style and elegance and the highest standards of hospitality. Hotel amenities include a gym and sauna.
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Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
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Easy access to train station, public transportation, restaurants, etc. Staff was g...

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Breakfast at Hotel Albani Firenze

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Albani Firenze

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service
  • Sauna
  • Internet/Email services

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per person (one way)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 25 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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9.4

Clean

8.4

Location

8.6

Quiet

8.7

Spacious

8.9

Service

Hotel Albani Firenze reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Wonderful hotel. Classy and yet unpretentious! Location is perfect for train travellers. Would definitely recommend others to stay.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

We appreciated the staff courtesy and competence, were courteous and willing to meet our needs.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is the second time we have stayed at the Hotel Albani Firenze and the experience was wonderful. The staff was always friendly and were wiling to help us with all of our needs. They even helped to translate an email we received. The staff in the restaurant made sure that we had what we desired and the menu as well as the wine was excellent. The rooms were spacious, well appointed and very clean. I plan to stay here again when I return to Florence.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Lovely hotel near the train station. We needed a room for four and the connecting rooms gave us 2 bathrooms and plenty of space! Fitness center is nice for those who need a workout before hitting the streets of Florence. Very good breakfast!

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Don't be put off by how close it is to the train station, this is a quality hotel. Clean, quiet, friendly and helpful staff. It's a pleasant stroll through the quiet(ish) backstreets to reach the Duomo - no more than 5-7 mins away. Definitely one to recommend.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

I strongly recommend this hotel. We stayed in a family room (218/219) which was great! Very spacious, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated room. The hotel is aprox. 8min walking distance from the Duomo. The breakfast was varied and of good quality. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Excellent hotel.

3.9
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

At the arrival our booked categorie suite was not available. First night we stayed in two single rooms (connected). Second day we moved in a suite. Directly in front of our side window was a construction area, from 6.30-19.00 it was horrible loud, even on sunday the work began at 7.30h. The room service we ordered (2 cuppucino + 2 cacao ) was not hot, the cuppucino tasted awfull. After taking a shower the bathroom was totally flooded.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel. Nice people. Nice room. Can't say exceptional, but nice. Very good location to the train station. We enjoyed our stay and would probably return. Breakfasts were very nice. They didn't have the AC on. Used open windows without screens, so a mosquito came in the room. Nice experience, overall.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Very conveniently located on a quiet street just 3-5 min walk from Firenze S.M.N. station. The room was clean and reasonably spacious (not always the case for hotels in Italy) and even had a balcony. Breakfast was more than adequate. Free WiFi connection worked very well. I had a double room for single use with a two-night stay special rate that averages to €85 per night (incl breakfast). Pretty decent value.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Location is nice and quiet but very accessible. I would caution against renting a car in Florence and trying to get it to the hotel, even with a GPS. Hotel was beauttiful in the rooms and in the building. I had a great stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Ireland

The rooms have fantastic character, the staff are very curtious efficient and discrete. The hotel has all the character of age with all the facilities required to stay in touch during your stay including free Wifi, great base to explore Florence from.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Venezuela

Breakfast variety should be improved.A little limited for the four star category.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Puerto Rico

This was our first time in Italy, and our first place to visit was Florence (4 nights). Albani Hotel is an excellent option for couples like us who just want a quiet place to rest every night, but close enough to the Train Station and at walking distance to almost every place of interest in Central Florence. We are very satisfied with the service and the breakfast was perfect! Thanks to Veronica, Chiara and Juan! They also speak english and spanish! We couldn't ask for more... just perfect! Great price/quality relationship! Highly recommended...

6.9 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Dinning room for breakfast is lacking with service and availablity. Courtyard cocktails where difficult to arrange but staff pulled through. thanks

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

The staff were most helpful and the location couldn't have been more central!!

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Travelling with wife and other friend couple, very nice hotel, had good rates on Venere.com

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This is the best hotel that my family and I had stayed during our vacation in Italy (September 2009). Hotel staff were very friendly and helped us with reservations to visit the Accademia and Uffizi museums which avoided the long queues. The daily breakfast and service were great. Location of hotel was very close to the train station and very convenient.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

First time I stayed in Firenze and of course my first time w/ this Hotel. I found the desk help very attentive and very cordial. beautiful Lobby. It was in a dimely lit part of town and not where I would go for a walk by myself. It was in aother part of town that I became a bit more impressed w/ the surroundings.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

El Hotel es muy hermoso y limpio. Las habitaciones son encantadoras, muy espaciosas y limpias. La ubicación también es excelente, queda a poca distancia de la estación de trenes y se puede ir caminando hacia las atracciones turísticas. Había una señorita en la recepción muy amable y dispuesta (Chiara). El desayuno es completo y se toma en un salón muy lindo. Nuestra recomendación es que aclaren, dentro de los servicios que ofrecen, que el garage no es en el Hotel y que tiene un costo adicional (25 Euros por noche), así como el servicio de aparcamiento y entrega de coches y el servicio de internet.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

Excellent location, best with train travel and hotel room are much better than the picture on the website. It is very spacious and tasteful deco,very beautiful bathroom. Breakfast room is a bit crowded at peak time and you are expected to queue for 20mins. Overall a great hotel, would come back again

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Very nice hotel, with an atmosphere. Close to downtown, walking distance 10 minutes. Very nice inner garden, with sofas and tables, ideal for relax, reading, smoking a cigar. Excellent price/quality ratio. Ways above the average accommodations in the area. More than suggestible hotel.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Talking about Room 410,Noise Air condition(in level 2,or 3),level 1 to hot,(Top floor)27°C... They could do ,with a POWER-SHOWER,and the front desk could give you the choice by the check in if you are agre with a room with Bath or a Shower..??Never askt us about it.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We travel extensively internationally and this is, perhaps, the best hotel we have ever experienced. Although it is not a "family" establishment (which we generally prefer), the quality of this hotel is extraordinary in relation to the price. I will return again soon and recommend it highly to others. The hotel is especially well suited for train travellers due to its close proximity to Santa Maria Novella stazione. The promximity does not interfere with the quietness and class of the property though. The hotel must be experienced to be believed.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The showers drained slowly but the room was amazing and the staff was great. Location centrally located. Wished we could have stayed here longer.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

In our trip to Italy (first time), we have stayed in hotels in Florance, Venice, and Rome at near this price range. Albani Firenze is the best ! The room was beautifully done, spic and span, and fresh sparkling white clean linens. We even got a view of the Duomo from our balcony. Even the local banks charged much more commission to cash our Euro travellers cheques compared to the hotel. Excellent breakfast - courteous English speaking front desk - What more does one need?

4.3 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Clearly this is a new venture experiencing teething problems. The biggest issue is that staff lack training in dealing with customers. The dining room could not accomodate the numbers for breakfast which resulted in a queue. At a potential 900 euros a night not what one would expect. The staff were abrupt, talked loudly throughout the meal and irritating music accompanied the experience. We were upset by roudy behaviour in an adjacent room and staff were very slow in dealing with this. We would have been most aggrieved had we been paying the 900 euro tariff suggested on the door!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Japan

we are 3persons.but hotel assigned us 2 rooms.so we had very pleasent stay.room is clean and quiet,we recomend to my friends.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Good central location although street difficult to find when driving into Florence. Reception staff very helpful. Room clean and nice decor.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We loved our stay at this hotel.It is in a great location and close to all the sights. The rooms were beautifully decorated, spacious and quiet. The staff were knowledgeable and very friendly. We were only sorry that we couldn't stay longer.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

We had two connected rooms, which was an excellent solution for us. The only negative comment would be an extremely hard matress in the room with a king-size bed, which made sleeoing difficult.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This hotel was fantastic ... from the rooms, to the breakfast, to the location ... it rated very high, if not the top, of all the places we visited in Italy (including Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre and Sorrento). The hotel is located one street over from the train station and is in walking distance of all the great things Florence has to offer. We were able to check in early and also were upgraded to a deluxe room. The rooms are far larger than one would expect for Europe and the bathrooms are AMAZING. The continental breakfast included hot as well as cold choices, and all the cappuccini you could drink. My only complaint ... we couldn't stay longer!!!

6.0 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Nice hotel a block from the train station. Rooms are normal size with very nice furnishings. Front desk staff was great. Dining room staff at breakfast was pretty bad. This is a convenient, helpful, safe and clean facility, just explore your culinary options elsewhere.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

It was perfect. Just what we were looking for. Spent four wonderful nights with them. It was our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

this hôtel is a very good adress in FIRENZE. his location near the touristic and historic center of town ( 5 min)is marvellous for the street is quiet. The problem of all the hôtels in Firenze, is parking. For this hôtel price for a night is 25 € + 5€ each time you must use a groom paid for go and back between hôtel and parking. When you know it, it's better to park your car outside center (along the circular road)at 15 min footing.(gratuit during the night)

7.4 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

My husband and I stayed here on a stopover from north to south italy. Located within walking distance to the Uffizi gallery and Academia. Does not have parking and had to pay 30 Eus extra to have the car parked elsewhere. I did not expect that. Car noises were heard all night, it is right on a main street. It is just like in the pictures. Do not expect a personal hotel experience, it is a large, luxury chain like a Hilton.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

great location approx one and a half blocks away from train station. Felt safe in this neighborhood while wheeling luggage to the hotel. Would recommend facility to friends and would stay there again. The bathroom was large and the closest space was generous.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Sorry I do not want my name displayed - but I would like to record that the hotel and the staff were excellent and that it was because I read the online comments which were so positive about this hotel that I chose it. It exceeded our expectations. We would go there again. It was wonderful.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

It was lovely--we were very pleased. The breakfast was great. Also the breakfast room was very pleasing. We lost our luggage. One of the gals at the desk went way out of her way to call the airport and help us out. Albani Firenze was great!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Excellently located on a quiet street, an easy walk from the train/bus terminus. Lavishly decorated interior, perhaps a little too many mirrors, but very bright and clean. My room was large and very well lit. The lovely big bathroom had a heated towel rail and a full sized bath tub, although I could have done without the mirror on the ceiling. Excellent breakfast buffet, including a delicious concoction that tasted like a marriage of creme caramel and apple pie, served in a comfortable dining room decorated like a Chinese bordello. Helpful and friendly staff were the icing on the cake.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Saudi Arabia

it is a great clean class hotel, but is is a little far from the action area..

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was a great hotel. It was within walking distance of the train station which was very helpful. The room was a nice size and it was very nice. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. What a great place to stay in Florence.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

nice and confortable

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Korea

very nice except for broken toilet's door.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Hotel eccellente in posizione eccellente, unica pecca la camera rumorosa e terribilmente calda!

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Everything was wonderful EXCEPT the lack of comfort of the beds!! We have never slept on harder beds in all of our travels. We had two rooms on the third floor on the street and the noise was atrocious!...all night long. The service from the staff was wonderful and always very helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Colombia

Beautiful place. Very nice personnel. Nice restaurant with kind people attending and delicious food served. Very close to the main touristic areas and to the Santa María Novella train station. The best price / quality ratio in our travel to Italy. I definetly recommend it.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Great location, especially if arriving in Florence by train, and in easy walking distant of all major places of interest. Friendly, competant staff and comfortable, well equipped bedrooms. Public areas rather quiet and lacking in atmosphere. Extremely pleased to get such high quality accomodation reasonably priced in central Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I only stayed one night at the Albani Firenze. I liked it and I'd stay there again should I have the opportunity to visit Florence again. The front desk was very helpful, the room was quiet, and it's clean except the staff should not have overlooked a tiny detail in the toilet bowl (I don't know how else to put it!).

4.4 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Korea

Nothing to mention. I stayed just 1 night but all i have is bad memories especially i never saw any smile of the staffs except bellman. Thank you for nothing...

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Elisbeta and the 2 Chiaras were great helps at the desk. Filipo and Francesco in the restaurant made our breakfasts and two dinners wonderful. We were very pleased with our stay at Hotel Albani Firenze. We have only one issue: Because it was already October, the air-conditioning was turned off; however, it was unseasonably warm and the room got uncomfortably warm unless the windows were left open. They should have recognized that the airconditioning was one of the reasons we and, we are sure, others selected this hotel. They should have turned it back on until the temperature moderated. On balance, we enthusiasticly recommend this hotel. We would stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was very luxurious, in the most traditional and stately way possible. We've never had such good value for money. The staff were attentive: the decor was beautiful, in a very fin-de-siecle way; the veiw was negligible, but the location was very convenient; the breakfast was excellent. We were very near some excellent shooping streets, and it was a very short walk to the Duomo. A real find.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

OTTIMO ALBERGO, STANZE DAVVERO ELEGANTI, BUONA LA POSIZIONE,LO CONSIGLIO VIVAMENTE, PER CHI ARRIVA IN MACCHINA DA TENERE PRESENTE CHE LA STESSA VA PARCHEGGIATA IN GARAGE A 24 EURO AL GIORNO

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is one of the nicest hotels I've ever stayed in, and I travel a lot. It's expensive, but the room we had was spacious--even had a couch and foyer! An all-marble bath--with a separate tub and shower--was great. The staff was helpful and welcoming, and the location can't be beat--just a block from the train station. They also have a very nice evening turn-down service where they come in (if you're away) and prepare the room for nighttime--closing shutters, drawing curtains, etc.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The stay was excellent except an accident at breakfast i had cracked glass in my meal. Staff was very helpful finding attractions, restaurants and booking tours.

7.4 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Good location next to the train station. Breakfast was good.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is ideally sitiated if your transfer is to/from the SMN train/coach station. Although the road that the hotel is on is far from attractive the hotel and its immediate environs are very good for such a central location. The service was very good all round.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

bonito hotel, silencioso y elegantemente decorado. El acceso no es muy comodo si se llega con equipaje porque no hay parada de vaporeto publico cerca y hay que ir en taxi

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

This hotel is a fabulous find in Florence. Excellent value for money. Its a 3 star hotel with 4 star facilities and service. We travelled with our 2 year old daughter and found it to be just right. All the perks of a swanky hotel without the exhorbitant price tag. The hotel is walking distance from train station, but tucked away on a side street in a gated property - so you'd never know it was so close to the station. The rooms are simply elegant and comfortable, with high quality linens and toiletries. We had one of 4 rooms in the hotel that have spacious private terraces (ours overlooked the Duomo) - request them if you can. The hotel has a small landscaped garden and a peaceful common terrace for drinks or dining. Services included a very substancial breakfast buffet, internet access and full room service. The hotel is extremely central - walking distance from anything you might want to see in Florence. We are delighted to have discovered Hotel Albani Firenze and will stay here again when we return to Florence.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Excellent location. Just a 2-min walk from/to the train station. Short walking distances to the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery and other hot spots.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Most of the employees spoke English and were very helpful. The room was beautiful and huge by european standards. Very easy to find and close to the train station. Breakfast had eggs and bacon along with fruit, yogurt, all the normal european breakfast items. Albani Firenze also has a beautiful little courtyard to sit and relax and talk or read a book for a quiet little rest from all the sites. I will stay again.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

L'hôtel Albani est un très bon choix pour un séjour à Florence. Les prix sont très raisonnables pour un 4 étoiles, surtout hors saison. Le personnel est adorable.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

El hotel está realmente bien, con habitaciones amplias y en una zona tranquila y céntrica. El servicio correcto, y el precio muy bien.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

What a find! This is an excellent hotel - brilliant helpful staff, beautiful rooms, first rate breakfast, service etc first class. Very quiet location but so convenient for sights, will definately be staying there if in Florence again.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had only planned on one night at the Hotel Albani Firenze but ended up adding on another night because it was such a nice place. If you are arriving at the main train station (SMN) the Albani is one street over, which is great if you are carrying any luggage. Our room was ready for an early check in, and the staff at the front desk were very welcoming and helpful. A person that went above and beyond for us was Laura (hopefully spelled correctly), when we asked about the Uffizi and the Acadamia reservation policies she picked up the phone and dialed. In a matter of minutes she had made our reservations for us gave us a map of the city and some hints on other things to see in Florence. Our room was pretty amazing, it was by far the largest one that we had for our trip. The in-room service was wonderful, a turn down service in the afternoon along with setting out complimentary slippers by the side of the bed was a nice touch. If you are going to the Uffizi and the Acadamia, I highly reccomend making a reservation. There is an additional 3 Euro charge but the time that you save not standing in line at the Uffizi is worth it. The Uffizi line alone was at least an hour wait at 9am. The walk down to the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio was about 20 minutes, but the Duomo was much closer maybe 5 to 10 minutes at the most. There is an open air market near San Lorenzo which is a great place to find some good shopping, all of the merchants speak English and be ready to make deals. As far as restaurants go, the hotel has one downstairs from the lobby, it looked very nice although we didn't eat there during our stay. We found a true gem about a five minute walk away(three blocks), near the Medici Chapel. The name is Trattoria Antellesi at #9(red) Via Faenza. It was a pleasure to dine there, the menu had such variety, and the wine list had some very well thought out choices from the region. We will try to stay here again when we return to Florence.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mexico

El Hotel Albani satisfizo nuestro alojamiento en Florencia porque teniamos que estar solo una noche y es ideal estar cerca de la estacion de trenes. La habitacion es bastante amplia y nos sorprendio pues los hoteles europeos ofrecen en su mayoria habitaciones pequeñas. Fue complicado llegar porque aunque el mapa señala la ubicacion del hotel, las indicaciones en el sitio web estan equivocadas, es justamente a la inversa: no hay que tomar la salida derecha de la estacion sino la izquierda y al salir no hay que caminar a la derecha sino a la izquierda. Afortunadamente era mi segunda visita a Florencia y eso ayudo a no perdernos.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

In terms of function everything was excellent but can an hotel be described as a little boring?

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

hotel was beautiful, staff was helpful, breakfast was great, location wonderful, walk to train station. Requested adjoining rooms and they were perfect. would definitely stay in this hotel again

7.8 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

everthing was fine. just no A/C working without any notice. That's hard to stay at night.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

hotel and staff were excellent. service was extraordinary and rooms were extremely comfortable. It was a great value in a wonderful hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We were exceptionally pleased both with the Venere.com service and our stay at the Hotel Albani - Firenze.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very luxiourous stay without having to pay an extortionate amount of money, which you would have to in Florence (not to say the room was cheap, though). I would have liked to see a change in the breakfast buffet offer each morning. Ideal for getting there from the station and everywhere you need to get to is easily walkable. I would recommend the hotel without hesitation.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very convenient to train station. Extrememly fresh and well decorated public and private rooms. Competent staff. Very nice dinner in beautiful dining room which was quite reasonable. Would definitely book a second time.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Albani is a modern and beautiful hotel. The accomodations and price are excellent and it is in an ideal location. The staff is adequate, beds were very comfortable, the room clean, and the shower hot. Our only complaint was not being able to control the thermostat (it was very warm in the room). We would be very glad to stay here again.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

My only small gripe would be that we were woken early in the morning by other guests slamming doors and dragging chairs (upstairs), but I guess the hotel can't be held responsible for the ignorance of other people.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

it'is very nice

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

nice hotel, not too expensive....close to important city spot......

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We were glad when we got to the hotel that it was not a bad choice. We would stay there again if we ever went to Florence again. It more than met our expectations. The problem in Europe is getting a decent hotel below the 5* level. Thank you.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent location. Hotel is tucked inside a gated property with beautiful courtyard. Safe and quiet at night. Rooms are well appointed, spacious, clean with a mega size bathroom in any international standard. Polite and professional employees. The best of the best. Will recommend to everyone.....I wish all hotels in Italy can have Hotel Abani's standard. Well worth $157.50 euro/night.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Nice Hotel just outside centre - but handy. What they don't say in blurb, hotel spread over 2 separate buildings with breakfast in other one. Massive conference facilities but it's downstairs for breakfast? There currently no bar? Don't be put off though, good rooms and ideal location. Book for the uzzifi before you go! Air conditioned rooms great for northern europeans. Enjoy!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

Very nice room and good location. I would like to stay there next time I visit Firenze !!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Albani. Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it for the value. The breakfast was terrific!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hong Kong

Best hotel out of our whole honeymoon trip. Excellent service by quality staff. Breakfast selection could be better but we enjoyed the breakfast room environment and service anyway.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This facility went beyond our expectations. When compared with other hotels we books while in Italy, it was far superior. The rooms were beautifully appointed. Beds were very comfortable. The breadfast room and service were excellent. It location in relation to the main railroad station is ideal for tourists. We highly recommend this hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We had a lovely meal in the hotel dining room and the desk was able to get us reservations in spite of a large tour group coming in later. Service was quite good, although they were not at all flexible regarding check-in and check-out times.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The staff at hotel were very friendly and helpful. Our stay was 5 nights from a Friday. We arrived before lunch and were able to check in - excellent. However owing to a technical difficulty with the plumbing (no water) whilst we were out, we had to change rooms on our return on Friday evening. This was a minor inconvenience as the second room we were allocated was bigger (if a little more noisy). The hotel brochure advertises a fitness room. This was not available in February 2005. The hotel satff explained that the fitness facility would be available soon.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

Hotel is very friendly and as we have two children, they were very nice with them too. I would recommend this hotel and if we have the opportunity to go to Florence again, we will choose Hotel Albani.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Everything except location was good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Excellent! The room was wonderful, the hotel is close to the railway station but quiet. I would definitely recommend it!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

We arrived at the hotel 3:20p.m.. But we had been waited for 30 minutes to clean our room. The airconditioning of our room was perfect.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great location ... lovely room, fabric on walls, basement breakfast was nice and the service was very good. King bed, nice bathroom although good size, a bit akward with toilet behind entry door, but otherwise fine. Double room had a little room for a very big closet, so felt a bit like a small suite. Would stay here again. staff very helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel! Location is ideal for travelers who is arriving/departing Florence by train. All staff members were really professional. Breakfast choices were good, however if you want freshly squeezed juice or eggs done in a certain way, you will have to pay extra so be aware.

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8.9 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Venezuela

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Venezuela

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Chile

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Mexico

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Albani Firenze, offering 102 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Santa Maria Novella area will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Albani Firenze

By car
From the south: take the Firenze Sud exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you arrive at the traffic light at the end of Lungarno del Tempio, you will have to turn right. Drive towards piazza Beccaria, then along viale Antonio Gramsci and viale Giacomo Matteotti, until you reach piazza della Libertà. Turn into via Lorenzo il Magnifico, and at the first traffic light turn left into via Poliziano. Go straight down via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, which then becomes via Nazionale, until you reach the railway station. Turn right on largo Alinari and drive until piazza Adua. Once in the square, make a right turn in via Fiume, where the hotel is situated.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Once you reach the end of viale Francesco Redi, turn right and then left into via Guido Monaco. Drive to the end of via Guido Monaco, and turn left into via Fratelli Rosselli. After the tunnel going under the railway, follow the viali di Circonvallazione ring-road going around the Fortezza da Basso. Continue down viale Lavagnini. When you come to the first traffic light, turn right into via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and via Nazionale, and continue driving until you reach the railway station. On largo Alinari, turn right and drive until piazza Adua. Once in the square, make a right turn in via Fiume, where the hotel is situated.

By train
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is about 300 metres away from the hotel. You can reach the property in 5 minutes either by taxi or on foot: exit the station on the right-hand side. Turn right and walk down the street until you reach piazza Adua. Once in the square, make a right turn into via Fiume.

By airplane
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. You can reach the hotel by taxi or by the Airport Shuttle bus which connects the airport with Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the station, follow the instructions above.

Distances from Hotel Albani Firenze

Palazzo degli Affari - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Medici Chapels - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Maria Novella Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fortezza da Basso - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
National Alinari Museum of Photography - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Casa Martelli Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museo Marino Marini - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Battistero di San Giovanni - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Albani Firenze is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 4.8 km / 3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Albani Firenze

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Valet service