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Palazzo Alfani al David

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2010

Francesca rescued us on Christmas Eve. A family of 2 teenage boys and 2 adults. We had had a bad experience on arrival in Florence with our accommodation booked over the internet back in Australia and had to leave immediately. Even though out of town and over the phone, Francesca was so kind and generous. She organised a beautiful appartment... More 

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switzerland
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Reviewed 3 February 2010

We stayed at Palazzo Alfani for our anniversary. We have been traveling to Florence over the past 20 years and always stayed in hotels. For this occasion we wanted to have a new experience and chose an apartment. What a great experience. We were in the center of town, Francesca had numerous wonderful recommendations for us food lovers. It was... More 

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São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2010

Palazzo Alfani is a very nice and charming experience in Firenze. The room and bathroom are large and you can feel as were living there. Palazzo doesn't have breakfast but you can buy everything you want at the market, a few meters (20 meters) from the door; the other option is to go to a restaurant close to the hotel... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

We had been staying at a small hotel in Rome for 5 days & upon arriving to Florence the Palazzo Alfani was just heaven. We arrived a little late due to the train but Francesca was very friendly & helpful upon our arrival, even providing a delicious cake for a Christmas treat. The location was wonderful, we easily walked to... More 

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California, USA
2 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

Three large rooms - Kitchen with breakfast table, King Bedroom, and large living room with dining table. Cable internet (free) was an added bonus. Evening pre-dinner Chianti and cheese helped hold down dinner appetites (saved us $) while we decided on the restaurant. Location of the Palazzo Alfani is fantastic. In early December, we watched Florence dress up with lights... More 

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Maastricht
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2010

After a three-day stay at the Palazzo Alfani, I have only positive things to say about this wonderful apartment hotel: - The owner Francesca is very charming and extremely helpful. Communication with her was easy and she made every effort to accommodate our early arrival time. - The apartment (we booked the San Marco suite overlooking the Accademia and Via... More 

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Oakland, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

The Pallazzo Alfani was a Wonderful Experience!!! We were 6 girls traveling and we used this great pallazzo as our home base. And it was just that... A home away from home. We rented 2 apartments. Francesca was lovely, informative and very helpful. Her English was great! We also spoke Italian to her and she could actually understand us! She... More 

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yellowknife, NT
1 review
Reviewed 21 December 2009

My husband & I travelled all over Italy for our honeymoon this past October. Staying at Palazzo Alfani truly made our experience in Florence that much more remarkable! We were within walking distance of many amazing sights and restaurants and had the convenience of a grocery store and laundry mat nearby. Francesca was beyond amazing - from helping us with... More 

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

I highly recommend this place. Really hard to find but the location is awesome!! You are on a street that is across from the Academia. Grocery store a couple of stores away. Public transporation on the next block. All historical places walkable. It is very safe and secured since alot of tourists travel this street. The room and especially the... More 

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los angeles, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2009

All of the other reviewers have said it so well, that I'm not going to repeat all their compliments other than to say they are all true. Its very, very comfortable, its very, very well located, everything is close by (David, market, restaurants, gelato place that Francesca recommends) and Francesca is great, a wonderful hostess and owner. Definitely five stars... More 

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A historic building in the centre of Florence, Palazzo Alfani al David offers elegant and refined accomodation directly in front of the Galleria dell'Accademia, the site of the famous David by Michelangelo. At Palazzo Alfani, you'll reside in an elegant vacation apartment in Florence, in an elegantly restored in the 17th century palace. The ideal choice for a couple or family stay. Stylish, well-lit and restored respecting historical tradition, the apartments of Palazzo Alfani al David are ideal for living and experiencing Florence in full freedom without giving up the comforts of a 4 star hotel. The Alfani family manages the residence directly like good neighbours and is at your disposal to provide suggestions for restaurants, food and wine tasting tours, and interesting places to see so you can discover the most authentic side of Florence. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palazzo Alfani al David

Address: Via Ricasoli 49, 50122, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Marco
Price Range: $132 - $513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palazzo Alfani al David 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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