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Althea Rooms
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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.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank coolaunt52
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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
3  Thank TheOlsenTriplets
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled solo
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1  Thank j3dnight
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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.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank T25
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Reviewed 25 April 2008

The B&B is well situated and the rooms are perfect (clean, internet connection, tv, king size beds, etc.), so, taking into account the low price, you have one of the best quality/relation balances in Florence.

However, the best characteristic of the Althea Rooms are Antonio and Maura, who managed the B&B. They’re extremely kind and will help you whatever the problem you have. I was in Florence for working reasons, and I have to say that their help save my life (and I’m not exaggerating).

I’ll come back to Althea Rooms when I get back to Florence.

Muchas gracias Antonio y Maura.

David

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled on business
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