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“good value for a short stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Lucky House
Via Varese 5, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)   |  
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Ranked #1,758 of 2,888 Rome B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“good value for a short stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

handy location right near the train station, the room was spacious and clean, with a tv and table and chairs. the bathroom was shared with one other room, and there was a kitchen available to us also. what let this hostel down was the bathroom, which though clean had useless shower pressure, making it practically impossible to wash - on one occasion the tap fell off the wall onto my foot and cut it. also the man in charge though very welcoming at first made us increasingly uncomfortable by hovering around outside our room and on the morning of our check out, made a point of blocking off the bathroom and kitchen so that we would leave early. all in all though, this is a handy, clean and safe place to stay in rome - have stayed in much worse in the city!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

Stayed at this B&B with my husband and we thought we couldn´t get more value at all. The room was big, clean, with a private bathroom, no noise and in a great location, just two blocks from the train / metro station and surrounded by other hotels and good restaurants. If you are looking for fun, internet conection or want to pay with credit card, so this place is not for you!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

Good things - comfy bed with lots of room, clean - very central and easy to get everywhere. Good restaurants too - Florians in particular.

Negative - there is a deserted reception area, one of the other hotel owners came down and tried to make us wait for our hotel owner at his room - became very angry when we refused and told him we would wait at the entrance. Indian hotel owner barely spoke english, and was very slow with putting us into our room. First shower we had - a woman from downstairs came screaming into our room saying her room was flooded because of us - this is because we were not informed that the shower can only be used at night.

Probably wouldn't go to this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Great place to stay it is within 15 - 20 min walking to everything, 5 min walking to termini station. Alessandra, the owner, is lovely, she was there to greet us when we arrived. The room was exceptionally clean and spacious. The room was cleaned everyday and towels changed. Breakfast is included however it is a traditional italian breakfast, biscuits and coffee, there is a supermarket at the termini on the lower ground level i would rec. to go there and get some ceral and mil and put it in the kitchen at the B & B.

I would most definately stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

I am unable to rate this place as owner did not show! Booked B&B through hostel bookers, had e-mail correspondence with Alessandra the owner up to a few days before, arranging to meet at 11, she did indicate to ring the Casi Di Penelope buzzer which was odd as the lucky house buzzer was there...

We were greeted by a man who told us Lucky House was under construction and we were unable to stay there and he exclaimed, I thought you were aware? He then offered us a room in his apartment for more money, we had no choice, we were only in Rome for a few days and did not want to spend the first day hunting for somewhere to stay! He only had a single bed available for the first night, not fun for me and my partner, but we were moved the next night...and to be fair if it was not for him, we would have had nowhere to stay...the rooms were very clean and we had our own bathroom, so worked out better...even if we did pay more and did not get a breakfast...

We had a wonderful time in Rome, amazing city, just wish it had started off better...

DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE, OR YOU MAY BE SLEEPING ON THE STREETS!

Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

Lucky House was a pleasant surprise. the rooms are spacious and comfortable.
The place was very clean with good security. the location could not be beat with buses and subways 5 minutes away. We would definitely stay at Lucky House again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Lovely rooms with ample numbers of superb shared bathrooms. The location is great, despite the warnings you see about the area around Termini.
Breakfast is very simple. You make your own expresso with the supplies and eat this biscuit type of thing with some jam.
For this price its good value.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Varese 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,758 of 2,888 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lucky house B&B, situated in the heart of Rome, it is distant 50 meters from the station Terms, the metropolitan and the capolinea of the buses: it is possible to catch up all easy more the notes tourist goals of the understood one them as Saint Peter, Colosseo, Public square of Spain, Fontana of Trevi and, giving an pleasant walk to you, you will be able to visit the places more ambles you of the world-wide tourism like Venice Public square. ... more   less 
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