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“Very nice rooms, and pleasent / helpfull owner”
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Althea Rooms
Ranked #266 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Copenhagen / Milano
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice rooms, and pleasent / helpfull owner”
Reviewed 13 October 2008

The rooms are really cosy and it feels just like visiting a friend! Nice nad clean, and with own bathroom, pc, fridge and A/C.

The host is very nice, and very helpfull! He has pre-coded the most important telephone numbers in the phone for reservations at restaurants etc.

Thank you very much for a good night and for helping with everything!

The 3 danes and one swede :o)

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank TheDaneAndTheSwede
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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2008

We stayed at Althea Rooms for 3 nights and loved our stay. It's on a quiet side street on the other side of the river from the Duomo so we really felt like part of the neighborhood. Our hotel was only a few blocks from the Pitti Palace and then another block or 2 to get across the river. Florence was very walkable and we loved being on the other side of the river, we felt we saw more strolling home than if we'd stayed right in the touristy part of the city and the restaurants were a little cheaper too. When we checked in the owner carried our luggage upstairs, gave us a few minutes to rest and then came back with a map and lots of helpful information. The room had a mini-fridge, air conditioning and a computer with free internet, great for keeping in touch with family back home. There was a good sized shower with a waterfall shower head but the bathroom overall wasn't something an overweight person could comfortably use. We received coupons for breakfast at a cafe down the street but it only included bread, butter, jam & juice, we only did that once & ate in our room other days.

  • Liked — Our room was really nice and we loved having a computer with internet to use.
  • Disliked — The bathroom was a little small.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank coolaunt52
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Chinook Country
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2008

We three stayed with Antonio in Althea rooms for 2 nights in early May. We found the room to be very clean, well kept and comfortable. It is located on the south side of the river in the Oltrarno district, very convenient to Pitti palace, Boboli gardens, and away from the hustle bustle of the old downtown core. 10 minutes walk to cross the Ponte Vecchio bridge, and 5 from the Santo Spirito piazza where Sunday markets are concerned. Many restaurants at a reasonable price are located nearby, as are numerous craftsman shops. We found Antonio to be a very courteous and knowledgeable host. There were tourist guides we could use, and a few surprises that we appreciated, including a computer in our room. Respectable place with reasonable rates for the cradle of the Renaissance. Thank you again Antonio!

Stayed May 2008
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3 Thank TheOlsenTriplets
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Baltimore, Maryland
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2008

I very much enjoyed my stay at Althea Rooms, excellent location across the river but not too far to walk into the city center, very clean, separate room with computer in my single room, plenty of space and Antonio is a pleasure to deal with and very very helpful, he gives numerous tips and advise to make sure that your stay is a very enjoyable one too, I will definitely go back again.

  • Liked — location, price, nice size and your own computer
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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1 Thank j3dnight
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 June 2008

Althea Rooms is a small B&B just outside of the bustling centre of Florence. The location is near Santo Spirito and amongst many students and locals and outside the "tourist" comings and goings which made this stay wonderful. Plus, we ate at 3 restaurants in the area which served wonderful food and slightly less than in the city centre. It's only about 10 minutes to walk to the major sights and there is so much to see along the way as you walk the narrow streets. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and quiet. Antonio was great...helping us with recommendations and ensuring our stay was well taken care of. A nice addition in our room was a computer with Internet access which allowed us to check on train times and book some additional items in the coming days. Breakfast was around the corner as a cute little cafe and our server was there all three mornings and ensured we were well looked after and super friendly. All in all, this type of stay allowed us the independence we wanted and almost made us feel like we were locals living in the city for a few days.

  • Liked — Location, Cleanliness, Service
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank T25
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Additional Information about Althea Rooms

Property: Althea Rooms
Address: Via delle Caldaie 25, 50125, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #266 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,325 - ₹ 6,559
Hotel Class:2 star — Althea Rooms 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Althea is located in the lively district named “ Santo Spirito “ in the historical area of Florence; Santo Spirito is part of the Oltrarno and is known for its high concentration of art galleries, artisan workshops and antique dealers.The rooms are equipped with: private bath, heater, air conditioning unit, telephone, refrigerator, color TV, safe box and free internet access.We provide our guests with keys to all entrances to allow for complete independence during their stay in Florence.American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners are welcome.To guarantee the booking of a room we require a credit card number and date of expiration. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the date of arrival without any penalty.The location of Althea in the heart of Florence will provide easy access to all museums and to convenient public transportation.The parking “ Oltrarno “ at Porta Romana, a 5-minute walk from Althea, is advised for visitors who arrive by car. ... more   less 
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