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  • Borgo Santi Apostoli 17 Map It
  • Santa Maria Novella
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  • Several rooms have views of the Arno
  • The spacious suite is a bargain
  • Tiny terrace allows for solitude while sipping a glass of wine


  • Stairs to elevator
  • Two rooms do not have en suite baths

Updated 04/03/2015

Fodor's Review

An aura of grandeur pervades these clean, ample rooms a block from the Ponte Vecchio. The building, known as the Palazzo Roselli del Turco, was designed in 1507 by Baccio d'Agnolo, a contemporary of Michelangelo's. Though it's in the dead-center of the centro storico, the street is quiet. Friendly hosts mother and son Anna and Andrea Gennarini speak fluent English.

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Borgo Santi Apostoli 17, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Dec. 10–26
  • 26 rooms, 1 suite, 1 apartment
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 04/03/2015

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Jul 28, 2013

Right in the heart of Firenze

Monte greeted us with a smile and cheer. He immediately took care of us and showed us to our room. Made us so comfortable that we felt we were old friends. A/C already on and ready for us to refresh ourselves from our trip to Firenze. We asked about a place to eat (recommended by Fodor's) and found it was a favorite of his also. He immediately made reservations for us and told them it was a celebration. We stayed only three nights but we were

very comfortable. The included breakfast was fabulous. Even had "American" coffee as well as espresso prepared for you. When we return to Firenze (must rub the snout of the brass boar and put a coin in its mouth) we will be returning to Hotel Alessandra.

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May 20, 2008

Service good, bug bites bad

The service was excellent; all of the staff were friendly. The location was also ideal, as others have mentioned. We were a bit disappointed in the room. We were also plagued by mosquitos in our room. The stairs were not so bad after you got there, but climbing them with our suitcases after a hot walk from the train station was stressful. A lift will take you up the last two stories after you climb the first.

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Feb 1, 2008

Great 5 Night Stay in January

We spent 5 nights at the Alessandra arriving on December 30th. The staff was wonderful, making restaurant reservations and helping us with plans. The room was very comfortable and had a nice bathroom. The bed was comfy too! The location cannot be beat - we had no problem walking to all the sites in Florence. At breakfast just ask one of the attendants for a cappucino and you'll get one with a chocolate happy face on it - what a great way

to wake up!!

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