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Inn Althea Rooms - Florence

Via Delle Caldaie 25 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 34 .00
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The Althea is a lovely hotel in downtown Florence, situated in the ancient district of Santo Spirito, near the major Florence sites such as the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito Square and Church or the Boboli Gardens just to name a few. Furthermore this charming area is also renowned for its traditional artisan and antique shops as well as typical daily markets.

Althea Rooms Town House Suite is so the ideal base to explore Florence, experience the Florentine life and enjoy a complete independence in its spacious and comfortable rooms.

The friendly staff will be at your complete disposal in order to spend a truly pleasant and memorable holiday in Florence
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Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 31 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Wonderful position, very clean and well priced. My only negative comment is that t...

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Inn Facilities at Althea Rooms

  • Pets accepted
  • Air conditioning
  • Dogs allowed
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Luggage room

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 8:30 AM and 8:00 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

9.1

Clean

8.4

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.1

Spacious

9.0

Service

Althea Rooms Inn reviews

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

well situated welcoming very helpfull looks like at home !

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Good location, excellent orientation and follow-up by a welcoming staff, room smallish but adequate, bathroom superior. Lots of good choices for eating and drinking in that section of Oltrarno. I would recommend it to value-oriented travelers.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

it was our first visit to firenze but thanks to the excellent tipps (especially where to have a delicous dinner) from the owner we were well equipped to see the city. you can reach the main sites north of the arno in 10-15 minutes and and your way home you can have a drink in one of the bars around pizza santo spirito. our room was clean and comfortable, we enjoyed our stay at althea rooms very much and would definetly return

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

First time staying at Althea Rooms and we will definitely stay again.Maura was very welcoming, friendly and had excellent recommendations for dining options in the Santo Spirito area. Room was very clean and quiet. AC worked very well. Very comfortable bed

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Althea rooms were a great value. Very clean and comfortable. The owner, Antonio, gave us a very helpful 5-10 minute orientation to the city when we arrived and checked in. There is a desktop computer in each room which was useful- I wish every hotel would do this. Antonio also has useful phone numbers set up as speed dials (taxi, museum reservations, etc). It was an excellent value with many more services provided than even a 4-star hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very welcoming staff members upon arrival! They were great in providing directions, suggestions, and feedback on our stay. The location was only a ten minute walk (if that) to the Ponte Vecchio. My only complaint was our air conditioner was not very strong and was pretty loud. It got to be pretty warm at times. The windows do not open to the street so it was a tad stuffy, with that being said, it is totally possible that was just our room. Overall, would recommend!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The room was fine. There was a laptop and free internet in the room.The owner was very nice. We got maps of the city and a list of things to see. The owner helped us with registering the car in the city(apperently you can't drive in the city without a sticker?!?).The location wes perfect. Nice restaurents,quite area,not so many tourist,close to evrything(Florence is not that big).We got breakfast in a near by coffe shop(coffee, pastry and orange juice).I would recomend this place if you want to stay away from the crouds but enjoy the beauty of Florence.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

My favorite aspect of this property was that the room included a PC with internet access. It made it very easy to keep in touch with friends and family back home. I was in the single room. The room was clean but I was a little unsure. It was a little cramped. It seemed like the room was designed with whatever leftover space was available. The bathroom didn't really have a shower stall...it was really just separated with plastic shower curtains. The property was a good walk from the popular parts of Florence. Overall, it was a decent value and the owner was very nice and helped get me orientated with Florence upon arrival.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Very spacious room and bathroom for European standards. Located slightly away from the busiest touristy areas, which we liked very much. The host, Antonio, brought breakfast to our rooms - also a nice touch.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Althea Rooms was an excellent value. We stayed in the triple room - nothing fancy but it was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Exactly as advertised. The owner, Antonio, speaks fluent English and was extremely helpful with advice. Breakfast was included and is at a nice restaurant in the neighborhood. Air conditioner works great. We loved the quiet location in less expensive part of Florence, yet only 10 minute walk from main tourist areas. Plenty of hot water in shower, but water goes everywhere because shower is just a corner of the bathroom with a drain in floor and shower curtain. Overall highly recommended as long as you're looking for a clean bed at a reasonable price and don't expect a modern American-style hotel room. Staff couldn't have been better.

7.9 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Location is ideal - convenient to Palazzo Pitti, Ponte Vecchio and all major sites, but removed from the largest throngs of tourists. Rooms are very clean and spacious for such a central location. Bathrooms are generally tiny - frequently feels like aboard a ship. No breakfast room exists, and eating in room is somewhat awkward.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was very spacious and had a computer with internet connection in the room, which we found useful. We received breakfast each morning to our room, which was nice, and we were only a short walk from all of the main sights. On the down side, the room was really noisy as our window was onto a busy street. i would recommend going to Siena for the day on the train, and to pisa for the day also.

4.1 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Rooms where small and bathroom was even smaller and stinking! Staff was good knowledgeable, helping and very co-operative. Break fast was a minimal. Over all quite low on value for money.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

great place to stay in florence! Antonio was very helpful! go there!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was my first trip to Florence and the Althea rooms helped make my stay perfect. The staff was very helpful and available to answer questions whenever I needed. The room was better than I expected and I had internet access in my room.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Germany

I enjoyed my stay because the room was clean, spacious and the people in charge were helpful and friendly.

6.4 Fair
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Good location, adequate room, reasonable price...great room except that the neighbors were very noisy until late into the night and as there is no hotel management on location, there was nothing to be done about it. If you stay here, do not get room #5.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Japan

I stayed Hotel Bretagna instead of Althea Rooms because Althea Rooms was fully booked at that time. The front was very kind and friendly. The location of the hotel was suitable for my purpose of business. Also covenient for sightseeing. It may be more comfortable if there are small refrigerator and tea set in the room. One can enjoy breakfast with a beautiful scenery of Fiume Arno. Grazie.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We found Althea rooms to be above all expecataions, making for an exceptional stay (so good we came back and stayed another night)

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Very good : clean , quiet and in nice area - very good budget option in Florence.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Would recommend the Althea Rooms to friends who want a cheap and cheerful stay in Florence. Location superb, very clean and tidy. Couldn't ask for anything more.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

An excellent way to stay in Florence: Close to the center AND affordable price. Very good personal support, family-type atmosphere. We felt very welcome and taken care of.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

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10 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Althea Rooms, offering 6 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Oltrarno visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Extra beds
  • Direct dial phone
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Althea Rooms Inn

By car
From the A1 motorway take the exit Certosa, follow the signs to Centro and reach Porta Romana. Take Via Romana, turn left on the third street and then right on the 1st street in Via Delle Caldaie, where the Town House Suite is located.

By train
From Santa Maria Novella train station take the bus n.11, 36 or 37, get off at the second stop of Via dei Serragli then walk in the same direction as the bus for a few meters until you find the intersection with Via del Campuccio. Turn left onto Via del Campuccio, walk to the next intersection and turn rightonto Via delle Caldaie, where the Town House Suite is located.

By airplane
From Florence Amerigo Vespucci airport (7 km/4.3 miles) take a taxi or the bus n. 62 to Santa Maria Novella train station. Alternatively take a ATAF or a SITA bus to Florence in Via Santa Caterina da Siena close to Santa Maria Novella train station.
From Pisa Airport take a train, departing from a platform in front of the airport's exit, to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station.

Distances from Inn Althea Rooms

Museo Zoologico La Specola - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza Santo Spirito - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Santo Spirito - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Pitti Vintage - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Galleria d'Arte Moderna - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Accademia Italiana - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Pitti Palace - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Gallery of Modern Art - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palatine Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Saint Mark's English Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Brancacci Chapel - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museo degli Argenti - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza del Carmine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria della Carmine - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Porta Romana - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Althea Rooms is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.5 km / 3.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.