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“Alessandro the perfect host” 5 of 5 stars
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Via dei Conciatori 9, 00154 Rome, Italy (Testaccio)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 3,081 Rome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Perth, Australia
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“Alessandro the perfect host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the Althea Inn in September for 5 nights. Sorry for the late review, but I was traveling for over 9 weeks. Alessandro thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one. From the welcoming bottle of wine, to recommending great places to eat, transport and sightseeing destinations. The room was beautifully decorated with every convenience. Lovely large balcony where we ate our breakfast each morning. The meals were very well presented and yummy! The balcony was also a great place to relax after a long day of exploring Rome. Some wine, cheese and olives and we knew this was the perfect place. Alessandro would leave us tea and biscuits in the afternoon so we could have a nice evening drink and chat before going to bed. The area was quiet and within easy access to great local restaurants and cafes. Metro and buses only a 10 minute walk away. Away from the main tourist areas where we felt part of the local neighborhood. We had a wonderful time and can't thank Alessandro enough for his warmth and hospitality. We hope to see him again someday!

Room Tip: Loved our twin room on the top floor with large balcony, plants, candle and fairy lights.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed here in November last year, and I cannot praise the place highly enough, not in the city centre, but the metro in 2 minutes walk away.
The place looks like a normal housing block from the outside so its not that easy to find if you don’t know what to look for, but once you find it you have found the best little B& B in Rome. The staff are great and can’t do enough for you, the rooms was great, and the balcony was wonderful.
If you are going to Rome do yourself a favour and check out this little gem

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This place really was a dream place to stay! The service, room, & all-round care factor was impeccable - my hats off to the owner Alessandro & his innkeeper Maricar! My wife & I arrived after a taxing 18hr journey & we were treated to delicious breakfasts (legendary!), great local tips for places to visit & local restaurants, help to do wash our clothes & even coffees & chocolates whilst we worked in our rooms on a rainy Rome day. The neighbourhood is very local & you feel like a regular Roman as you roam around. Couldnt recommend this place more & we cant wait to come back again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The Althea Inn was such a great base to explore both the tourist and the local scenes of Rome. Positioned in a suburb with buses, trams and trains at our door and also within walking distance of many attractions, we found it a great retreat. Alexandro and his team could not have been more welcoming or helpful with breakfast in bed each day and a complimentary bottle of wine on our last night. The suite was excellent too, we had everything we needed, umbrellas, drying rack, free wifi, cappuccinos, lovely terrace, comfy bed etc etc.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our family stayed at Althea Inn for 3 nights in December and we couldn't have wished for anything more perfect. Alessandro was a consummate host, we loved staying in an authentic neighborhood, the breakfasts were sublime and we were 100 percent comfortable. Thank you Alessandro for a stay of perfection!! We will definitely be back

Room Tip: All rooms were great
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The Althea Inn is an outstanding B&B in Rome. The location is perfect in Testaccio with its array of restaurants, markets and excellent transport links. It is still very close to all the tourist attractions but you also experience the daily life of normal Romans.
The B&B is very comfortable and the owners will do anything to help you. We had a late flight out of Rome and they stored our luggage and then let us use one of the rooms that wasn't rented out that night.
The breakfast is great and there is not much more to say than when we are in Rome again, hopefully we can stay here again.
Mark & Mary, Australia.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The host, Alessandro, was welcoming & helpful. He was more than responsive, he anticipated our needs. Since we stayed for 10 days, he suggested different menu items before we even asked. The satisfying b-fast kept us energized during all-day walks until dinner. Our room was stylishly appointed, & supplied with small fridge, hair dryer, & hot pot which we used for evening tea. The balcony is a lovely feature & we breakfasted there when it wasn't raining. We had several chilly, rainy days & appreciated borrowing the umbrellas. Also available were Rome travel books, computer & cell phone. Alessandro graciously offered good travel trips.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via dei Conciatori 9, 00154 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Testaccio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 3,081 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Eternal City, a delightful penthouse, an oasis of comfort and hospitality, set within walking distance from the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and many other tourist attractions.A cosy place, with elegantly furnished rooms with a large terrace where to take the breakfast or just sip a drink after getting back from town. ... more   less 
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Althea Hotel Rome

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