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Palazzo Alfani al David - Florence

Via Ricasoli 49 - Florence

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Price starting from 199 .00
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If you are looking to book a central Florence residence in the Santissima Annunziata area, Palazzo Alfani al David could be the right choice for you!

Palazzo Alfani al David offers a grocery/convenience store and tour/ticket assistance.

Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available.

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Guest Rating 9.3 Wonderful!
Based on 33 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Facilities at Palazzo Alfani al David

  • Baby sitter
  • City tour
  • Minimarket
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking

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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: between 4 PM and 8 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


Guests should notify this property 24 hours in advance of their anticipated arrival time. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

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 40 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 25 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 12 per pet, per day plus EUR 20 one-time cleaning fee
  • Late check-in fee: EUR 20 for check-in after 8 PM

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.

Palazzo Alfani al David is also known as

Palazzo Alfani Al David Hotel Florence
Palazzo Alfani Al David Hotel

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Clean

9.4

Location

8.3

Quiet

10

Spacious

9.4

Service

Palazzo Alfani al David reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Lovely place and in a very good location (accademia across the road and easy walking distance to all sights). Accommodation is excellent and good value with all mod cons. The owners are fantastically helpful in terms of sorting out all logistics and even helped us to identify and book onward accomdation in the dolomites. Judging by the comments in their guest book ours wasn't a one off experience. Highly recommended.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Very spacious rooms and nicely located near main Florence attractions (just in front of "The Gallery of the Accademia" housing the original David by Michelangelo). The host Francesca is very friendly and helpful and will recommend you good restaurants in the city.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Palazzo Alfani David FAR exceeded our expectations. It was an absolutely beautiful apartment and the price was excellent. In addition, Francesca was the perfect hostess. We will not hesitate for one minute to stay here on our next trip to Florence! Thank you again, Francesca!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Just returned from a family vacation with my wife and teenage son to Italy. We stayed for two days at the (self service apartment) Palazzo Alfani in Florence. We were originally booked for three days but had to change our reservations at the last moment. The proprietor, Francesca Alfani was a dream. She could not be more helpful in making our short stay more enjoyable or in making us feel more at home. The apartment is LARGE and comfortably appointed with a large, equipped kitchen. Most importantly, Francesca was not concerned with keeping the air conditioning on (it was a heat wave). The beds and linens were several cuts above the hotel brand for this very reasonably priced accommodation. We drove into Florence and needed parking. Francesca was helpful directing us to public parking (half a mile) for 18 euro/day. The one drawback was that the Alfani has no lift. The apartment is on the second and third floors of a large building ( in Francesca family for generations she told us) directly across from the Accademia Galleria and the statue of David. Those who are disabled or carrying way too much luggage as my family is unfortunately prone to do should be advised. An added plus was free Internet. I would definitely stay at the Alfani again

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Philippines

Excellent Hotel!! Will stay there again the next time I go to Florence!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Large (even by American standards) very comfortable, beautifully decorated apartment. Great location, kind, friendly welcome. Couldn't have been better; can't wait to come back. Thanks so much, Teresa.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first stay at Palazzo Alfani. Francesca, our host, was wonderful and welcoming. The apartment was great and the location perfect. Our stay couldn't have been better!

6.9 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

First time in Palazzo but not in florence. Nice situation, Nice appartement but no service (linnen and cleaning) even if the owner was very friendly

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

tres bon standing.prestations de qualite. bonne situation.belle sdb (il manque juste les porte serviettes). à conseiller

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We would not have chosen to visit Florence in July/August as we find Italy too hot at this time of year but our visit was to attend a family wedding. The apartment that we stayed in at the Palazzo Alfani al David had air conditioning in the bedroom, lounge-dining area and kitchen - without it the heat in the rooms would have been unbearable. The kitchen is adequate for preparing simple meals and there is a mini-market in the street outside. We used public transport and most destinations in the city can be reached from the Piazza San Marco at the end of the street. There are many places to eat close at hand. Our apartment at the rear of the building overlooked a small shared garden (not accessible) and was very quiet. We would definitely stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A fantastic apartment right in the centre of things. If you are travelling with children you can't beat this place. There is enough space for everyone at rates that are comparable to a mid-range hotel. The apartments are centrally located directly across the street from Academia. Our kids particularly enjoyed hanging out the window watching the street scenes. There is also a large market on the same street so it is very easy to stock the apartment with whatever you need for your stay. Immaculately clean and your host both owns and lives in the building. She is incredibly welcoming and helfpul in every respect. Thanks for a great trip to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Staying in an apartment with 2 young children was ideal. It was beautifully decorated and spacious, very central, across the road from the David and close to restaurants. The owner, Francesca couldn't have been more helpful, she even got us tickets to see the David so that we didn't have to queue. I would stay here again!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our first visit to Florence (and in fact to Italy), and we would certainly stay again at the Palazzo Alfani if we came back. Francesca was very welcoming and friendly, and conveniently she speaks good English! The apartment was excellent value for money - far larger than if we'd paid the same amount for a hotel room. Our room was on the garden side, and with the windows closed the city noise was inaudible. It does get a bit mental out front, so I imagine the street-facing rooms would not be quite so peaceful. Tastefully decorated, with some nice pieces of antique furniture; decent aircon; widescreen TV, if you really want to watch Italian TV; kitchen has basic equipment, fine for preparing some pasta or something. The apartment is within easy reach of all of the city centre attractions - the Duomo is about 5 minutes' walk. There is an excellent ice cream & granita shop - Gelaterie Carabe - 2 minutes down the road. Don't be taken in by the flashier, double-the-price places closer to the Duomo! Also recommended - the Mercato Centrale for your food shopping, and Frescobaldi (just off Piazza Signoria) for dinner. An excellent alternative to the touristy crap just around the corner. So all in all, we'd highly recommend Palazzo Alfani!

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Franceseca, the owner, was most welcoming and helpful and we were grateful that our late arrival was not a problem and that she allowed us access to the flat on our exit day because no immediate arrival of guests. The low grade for competence of employees is given because we found a pair of used ladies pants on the sitting room floor! I imagine a slip-up as the appartment was otherwise very clean and beatifully decorated and furnished and wouldn't want to put anyone off by having mentioned it. Our general experience was very comfortable, though a kettle or small pan for making tea would have been helpful for us English guests. I would also have liked an iron and ironing board though I'm sure if we'd asked it would not have been a problem. Going out of the front door in the morning was quirky with people crowding the exit and the street - the Academia entrance is opposite. Front rooms may be noisy during the day but by evening and night the street returns to a quiet backwater in the heart of a very busy city. A short walk to the bottom of the street and you are at the duomo. Owners recommendations of restaurants were good for us too. I didn't see a book for comments and tips by guests in the appartment but have found such very helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending this appartment and would choose to book it again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Wondeful time here. Queues at the museum are noisy but you can request a room facing the courtyard plus you shouldn't be sleeping in late as there are so many things to see in Florence!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I have been to Florence many times and Palazzo Alfani al David was by far my best experience. The apartment was immaculate, roomy, nicely decorated and very home-like. The high-speed internet access was incredibly fast and hooked up so easily. My room looked out on a beautiful courtyard. They thought of all the little things to make a stay fabulous. There was even water and soda in the refrigerator! Francesca was wonderful and couldn't have been more helpful. I would definitely return.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • New Zealand

Very nicely appointed place to stay in Florence. It is not a cheap place Florence. The apartment was recently fitted out and was in a good location. The hostess Francesca was very friendly and helpful. The only glitch we had was trying to find the place as Italy has two sets of street numbers, one in red for businesses and the same numbers in red for residential. It was totally confusing trying to find the place. The grocery store two doors along on the same side of the street is extremely handy in helping to keep costs down in this pricey city. Also I thought the 30 Euros a day valet parking was very steep. We had no other option but to use it as we wanted our car parked safely. Would definitely ask for a courtyard side room as it is very quiet and good for sleeping. Overall we would stay again if we go to Florence.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great location but also very quiet.Extremely comfortable.Everything in apartment of the highest quality-I had one of the best showers in months!and it was so nice to sleep between luxurious white sheets.The free internet was great.The apartment was spotlessly clean.Francesa was very helpful and friendly however respected our privacy.20 steps to our apartment but Francesca helped with bags.Thoroughly recommend staying here.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

if you are lucky enough to discover + experience the incomparable palazzo alfani as we did, you will then understand my awe at what the alfani's have contributed to in creating one of the most beautiful accomodations i have had the pleasure of luxuriating + residing in during our stay in firenze...it is just that lovely and then some! francesca (the gracious proprietress) was ever accomodating (excellent suggestions/making dinner ressies + taxi's + overall helpful info)...it is as good as it gets! i was almost hesitant to let people in on this treasure we (and the many lucky guest that have had the pleasure!) of discovering in fear of not being able to get in the next time we venture to florence...but check it out for yourself...(without exageration) it is a most splendidly wonderful place to stay!

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very nicely decorated rooms on first floor. Large living room, bedroom and bathroom. Right opposite the Academia so easy to check when queues are low from your window. Only 5 mins walk from the Duomo and 2 mins from taxi rank and buses at Piazza St. Marco. Helpful and friendly owner who goes out of her way to make you welcome and offers advice if needed.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Francesca and her husband were very welcoming, and went out of their way to help us when we arrived earlier than check-in. The "room" is an entire apartment that is magnificent - directly across the street from David! ') Absolutely fantastic people, room, location and experience!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Beautifully restored apartment, nicely decorated bedroom and bathroom, very good location across the academy and close to all places. Ms Alfani welcomed us like friends, her advice was perfect, she booked restaurant for us and helped us getting around. When we forgot clothes in the closet she even sent it to Germany in no time.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We loved our stay. Francesca is a delightful host. The rooms (apartments, really) are huge and she has put a great deal of effort into furnishing and decorating them. Linens are high quality. Rooms along the street can get a bit noisy (you're right across the street from the entrance to the Accademia). The rooms over the garden are very quiet. The price was excellent in relation to the quality. Highly recommended.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

I would (and will)recommend Palazzo Alfani to anyone who is happy to climb a few stairs to their room. Great location within Florence - near enough to the sights to pop for a lunchtime doze but quiet (certainly at the rear). Supermarket, shops and restaurants 50- 100 metres. Rooms spotless and well modernised. Good bathroom and kitchen. Francesca couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Holiday

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We love the apartment. Beautiful and right in front of the Academia, but once you are inside the apt you can't hear anything going on outside, so quiet. Francesca Alfani is very nice, helpful and friendly. Location is great, you can walk pretty much anywhere. We will stay there again. Wonderful Place. Love it !!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Only noisy because our room overlooked the queues for the Accademie Museum. Started around 8.00 am. But as it was double glazed, so didn't disturb our sleep at all. Highly recommended.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Charming, luxurious acomomodation, with the features of a 5* hotel. Location is fantastic in the same street that The Academia but facing a rear quiet patio.Kitchen quite complete and great bathroom (with bathrobes!) The owner was helpful and very friendly. All together a marvellous place to stay in Florence.

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Palazzo Alfani al David, offering 5 guest rooms with espresso makers and climate control. Well appointed kitchens offer a range of facilities, including full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops and microwaves, allowing you to save on dining expenses while you travel.

Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Santissima Annunziata area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers and free bottled water.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Kitchen

How to reach Palazzo Alfani al David

By car
Arriving from Rome, from the A1 motorway exit at Firenze Sud.
Follow indications to Piazza della Libertà. Enter into the centre through via Cavour (traffic restricted area, therefore, if stopped by police, please communicate that you are going to Palazzo Alfani al David).
Arrived in Piazza San Marco square, turn left at the traffic light and proceed along the square. Then turn right into Via Ricasoli.
Palazzo Alfani al David is located at n.49, opposite the Accademia Gallery.

Arriving from Milano, from the A1 motorway, take the Firenze Nord exit. Then proceed towards Fortezza da Basso and follow the indications for Piazza della Libertà square. Enter into the centre through via Cavour (traffic restricted area, therefore, if stopped by police, please communicate that you are going to Palazzo Alfani al David). Arrived in Piazza San Marco square, turn left at the traffic light and proceed along the square. Then turn right into Via Ricasoli. Palazzo Alfani al David is located at n.49, opposite the Accademia Gallery. Guests are requested to arrive before 7 p.m. If you plan to arrive at other times, please communicate, in advance your arrival time, by phone.

By train
From Santa Maria Novella central train station, you can reach Palazzo Alfani al David by taxi in less than 10 minutes or by bus line 1,7,10,17,25,33, getting off in Piazza San Marco.
A private transfer is also available on request.
Guests are requested to arrive before 7 p.m. If you plan to arrive at other times, please communicate, in advance your arrival time, by phone.

By airplane
From Amerigo Vespucci airport you can reach Palazzo Alfani al David by taxi in about 15 minutes. Alternatively take the shuttle bus to Santa Maria Novella train station and then follow the aforementioned indications.
Guests are requested to arrive before 7 p.m. If you plan to arrive at other times, please communicate, in advance your arrival time, by phone.

Distances from Palazzo Alfani al David

Academy Gallery - 0 km / 0 mi
Academy of Fine Arts - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Opificio delle Pietre Dure - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
San Marco Convent and Museum - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Santissima Annunziata Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
University of Florence - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Hospital of Innocents - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Saint Apollonia Last Supper - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Medici Riccardi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Archaeological Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Laurentian Library - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Florence Botanical Gardens - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
San Lorenzo Market - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Palazzo Alfani al David is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.4 km / 3.4 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 Palazzo Alfani al David

  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking