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Althea Rooms
Ranked #285 of 675 Florence B&B and Inns
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Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

I've been in this hostel just for one night but thanks to Mr Antonio I Really enjoyed my stay. He waited my arrival even if I was late in the night,explaining me every useful detail about florence. My room was very clean,with ensuite bathroom,a frigobar and a computer with wifi.
As far as the location it is well located nearby palazzo pitti.
Thank you for the good experience!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

totally friendly owner who gives great advices for florence! very low prices in a very good location, Rooms are basic ut have everything we needed. i would definitely visit again. Try to avoid visit florence in high season because it s can become so crowded that you cant enjoy anything

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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washington, dc
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

great locatioon on south bank of arno away from tourist mobs in real florence neighborhood. this is SO important. nice neighborhood with many conveniences and a feeling of really being in a real european city not just a crowded stage set.
friendly and VERY helpful english speaking staff.
super clean, nice bath, comfortable beds, only one foor up. phone and a computer, free IN YOUR ROOM, for the internet.
this is not some chichi little dream hideaway out of some chick flick, but a place that is for the traveler who cares about what is imprtant instead of a lot of expensive frippries. i will stay here every tiime i come to florence.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Traditional Santo Spiritu neighbourhood south of the river, near Pitti Palace, in a quieter, residential area. Host Antonio most accommodating. Reasonably priced (for Florence), close to cafes, restaurants, grocery stores. 25-30 steps up inner staircase and tight squeeze into apartment, but a comfortable space with in-room internet & frig. Not B&B... would have appreciated a kettle for tea. Good location for walkers, 5 - 10 min to Ponte Vecchio, & just a few min more to historic centre: Duomo, Palazzo,Uffizi etc. Easy to navigate the area. No need for taxi when arriving/leaving... close to bus route for SMN train station. I'd definitely stay again either solo or with companion.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Paris
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We slept 2 nights in this hotel with my wife and my 2 little children. Unfortunately, there had been a misunderstanding about the nights I had booked, but there was still a room available.

I cannot speak about other rooms of these 2 former flats, but our room was not conveniently arranged : a big cupbord and an AC in the middle of the room are wasting much space. The toilets and the sink are in a private corridor, but the shower is in the opposite of the room in a former cupboard... There is a computer in the room, but we were not able to use internet, even with the help of the owner.
In fact, this pension deserves its name "Althea Rooms", as the welcome desk is just a little closed room in the flat ; there are also no kitchen or breakfast room and even no boiler in the rooms.
At last, everything is old fashion, which gives a durty impression. But the 2 owners are nice and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Althea Rooms is a 20 minute walk from the train station. Antonio is a great host. He provided us great dinner recommendations and gave us a bottle of wine upon arrival. The AC does not work well. The room was clean but average. The closet had been converted into a shower. Given the chance to return to Florence, we would probably stay a little more closer to attractions in something that resembles more of a hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kozani, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2011

We stayed here only for 1 night. The location is excellent, it is the best part of the city and still a short walk to the historic center. The pension is in a typical palazzo building, which can make space arrangement a little bit tight, yet our room was spacious enough. Bathroom was ok, shower though was separate in a space that looked like a closet. The room overlooked the inside area of the building so it was quiet but it also felt stuffy and dark, it was good we only had to be there for sleep.

The staff were friendly, booking was easy and also got offered a bottle of wine upon arrival. We also got some suggestions on where to eat but having stayed in this area before I would say they were a bit random, far better places were just around the corner, just walk around a bit. We did ask for some transport directions but again better get a bus route on your own beforehand.

Overall, it is an ok, average, tourist place to stay, nothing really special, nothing really bad, book if you need something basic.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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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 #285 of 675 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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