While wife and I stayed only for a night in Althea, we have to say, it was probably one of the fastest hotel that we got comfortable in.
Located just off Via Archimedes (Via Ozieri is a private street, so plan your route first before heading down), Althea B&B is a 5-7min walk to nearby Metro Dateo so heading to the major tourist sites via Metro is easy.
Entrance to the B&B is relatively tight and has stairs, so it is advisable to stay with back packs. some lifting of wheeled luggages might be needed. Once inside, room is very clean and cosy, and attached toilet and shower is very clean as well with quality fittings. Bed is the cleanest and most comfortable I have slept in Italy, surpassing that of some business hotels. Found out later that this used to be owner Beatrice's son's room, which she converted to welcome travellers.
Most importantly, owner of the B&B, Beatrice is the key reason why we wished we stayed longer (we were only there for a day before our flight back home). Ever a kind lady who made sure your needs are attended to, Beatrice is very considerate and is a great conversationist, someone we would have loved to chat over a cup of tea with in her beautiful balcony/ garden. Not to mention her cute cat Sophia. :)
Beatrice, thank you for opening a part of your home for travellers like us. We hope to welcome you with the same kind hospitality if you should ever visit us!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Althea is a friendly and family run Bed and Breakfast located on the third floor of an early 1900's building in a quiet residential street just outside the city centre. A lift and a private entrance will lead you to a comfortable, light and air-conditioned room with a double bed (or two single beds) and a private bathroom with shower. TV and wireless Internet access are included, and the room is cleaned every day. We offer a full continental breakfast which is served on the terrace or in the lounge. We speak English, French and Swedish. ... more less