Hotel Albion

Hotel Albion

Comfortable family-run inn offering affordable accommodation in the heart of Florence

  • Best For Families, Couples
  • Rooms 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Highlights Friendly, welcoming family who go out of their way to help, at the end of your stay you will leave as friends

    Perfect choice for a budget family break in Florence, everything is just a hop, skip, and a jump away
  • Holiday Offers A 4-night break starts from £ 460 per person sharing a double/twin room including breakfast and a 3-hour private guided walk of Florence

Hotel Albion

Owned for three generations by the supremely hospitable and knowledgeable Ballerini family, the Hotel Albion is the perfect choice for a relaxed stay in Florence.  

The Neo-Gothic style palazzo combines historic charm with modern amenities such as free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities in each room. There is an eclectic art collection on the walls, great books in the library and complimentary bikes for anyone who wants to take to Florence's streets on two wheels.
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi
  • buffet breakfast from 7.30 to 10 a.m.
  • luggage deposit
  • luggage porter
  • free bikes for guests
  • concierge


More like home than a hotel, the rooms are comfortable and large for Florence's standards. Some overlook the river and there is also a two-room suite for families.
Room Facilities
  • satellite tv
  • mini-bar
  • safe
  • free wifi internet connection
  • private bathroom with bathtub or shower
  • sky cinema and sky sports
  • air-conditioning and heating (individually controlled)
  • kettle with complimentary tea and coffee
  • hairdryer

Hotel Restaurant

The morning buffet breakfast consists of cereals, meats and cheese, boiled eggs, cakes, fruit and juices
Other Restaurant Nearby
Only a few minutes walk from the Hotel Albion, you'll find the Officina 68 serving great Florentine steaks and hearty pasta starters such homemade tagliatelle with wild boar ragu. Also close by, for when you fancy something tasty but fast and practical, the Al 58 Risto Pizza Self-Service with buffets for salads and desserts and cooking stations for grilled and pizza dishes.


The hotel is conveniently located a short walk from Florence's central station, right by the Arno River.

There are plenty of restaurants, bakeries, gelaterie and shops nearby and a brisk 15 minute walk takes you to the Cathedral.


In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio

Italy has produced a wide range of great artistic talents over the years, with the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo all hailing from this great country. But one of the most beloved and interesting painters Italy has produced has to be the one and only Caravaggio. Famed for his realistic yet dark, horrific and often gory depictions of biblical/mythical scenes, this Old Master travelled extensively across Italy, often not by choice, but due to being exiled from Rome, and seeking refuge in alternative locations.

As a result his masterpieces can be found in cities all over the country and catching a glimpse of one is a must-do for any art lover during their holiday in bella Italia. For this reason, we’ve put together a comprehensive (but by no means definitive) guide to where you can see some of Caravaggio’s most famous paintings in Italy.
How to feast like a Florentine

How to feast like a Florentine

When you think of Florence, you mind might immediately jump to its reputation as a glorious art city, with masterpieces by Michelangelo, stunning museums and iconic architecture. But, the Tuscan city is also a perfect location for a food lover to feast on local delicacies in unique venues.

We’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit and Tuscan treats to get your chops around so you can really feast like a Florentine.