Villa Azaleeis the result of happy combination of modern and ancient Italian tradition and refined hospitality. The hotel is beautifully situated in a shady garden and features the most modern equipment: air-conditioned rooms with private bath and/or shower, air dryer, heated towel rail, telephone, Sat TV, minibar.
On the ground floor: hall, lounge, bar and private garden. Centraly located within 400 meters from the railway station, air terminal, congress palace, and Opera House.
Car parking near the Hotel.
History: Formerly a private residence, and built in 1860 by the banker Palanca on the grounds of the convent of the Oblate sisters, the hotel is tied to a popular legend. It is said, in fact, that within its walls, or who knows in what recesses of its meandering basement, was once hidden a pot full of gold. Needless to say, no one has to this day discovered such riches.
From a Guest letter: .... we shall make a point of specifying that the Villa Azalee hotel, its fascination notwithstanding, features absolutely accessible rates. Its prices should cleary be higher for its 17 rooms, situated in the ancient villa, with their high ceilings, beds with wrought-iron or precious woodenheadboards decorated with 18th century engravings; many of the rooms face the internal garden, isolating them from any noise, and rendering them fresher and more appreciable. The shutters on the windows creak a little, and the banister along the wide staircase totters a wee bit; however, herein lies its fascination charm, for we don't feel that we are staying at a hotel, but in an old distinguished house. And, indeede, it is so. We need only mention that every evening in the salon, tea is served accompained by little home-made biscuits, and that bicycle is made available to every guest during the day to reach the city's historic centre in less than three minutes.