My husband and I stayed here in end Sept'11 and totally loved it...!
We booked our accommodation rather late and the only room left was a room that (according to the host, Massimo) was comfortable as a single room but rather small for a double room. However, Massimo was nice and very reasonable to offer the room at the single room rate, rather than a double room rate even though there were two of us.
In reality, the "small" room was actually comfortable for the two of us, and it was very clean. There was a nice little desk, a wardrobe, a tv, and a safe that comes with a manual key (we prefer it to those that you key in a number code as those run the risk of locking you out should the wrong code be entered). The bathroom was not only big, it offered ample space for our toiletries as well (it was the only one out of the 6 B&Bs we stayed at during our trip). The bathroom was clean, and the shower was strong and hot. The room was cleaned everyday during our 4-day stay.
Massimo and his assistant Simon were great hosts and gave us very useful information! For example, he gave us useful advice on which part of Vatican City we should tackle first to minimize queuing time. We were also advised on bus routes and places to eat. In addition, we had to check-out early on our last day and Massimo was nice enough to come in earlier and prepare our breakfast.
The breakfast offered at this B&B was also the best out of the 6 B&Bs that we stayed during our trip. There was a good spread of sweet and savoury food, such as sandwiches with cold cut meats, pizza, buns with a selection of fruit jams or nutella/butter spreads. There were fruit juices as well as coffee and tea. We had a choice of espresso, cappuccino, and a range of teas. Massimo even remembered what type of tea I preferred! In fact, the breakfast was so filling that we skipped lunch and snacked on the pieces of cakes which we could not finish during breakfast and Massimo kindly packed for us.
In terms of location, this place was great too. It was walking distance to Vatican City. There is also a bus stop within a 5-minute walk of the B&B, where Bus 40 brought us to the Termini train station and Piazza Venezia (which was near Colosseum/Roman Forum). Given the rich historical architecture, the Metro is not the most convenient transport in Rome and more often than not, the stations are not really near the attractions. Thus easy access to Bus 40 proved to be essential to our trip! The B&B was also near good gelaterias such as Old Bridge and Blue Ice, which offered good quality gelato at reasonable prices (Old Bridge's gelato was cheap and good).
If I really had to split hairs and find fault with this B&B, it is that the water pressure in the bathroom was a bit inconsistent. It suddenly becomes stronger a few seconds after you turn the taps on. However, the only reason why I noticed this is because there is really nothing else I can complain about for this B&B! The supposed water pump problem that another reviewer complained about did not bother us at all. Yes, there was noise when water was turned on, but it was not loud or annoying, and it did not affect the comfort of our stay a single bit.
In terms of other amenities, there's free wifi and a PC if you don't have a laptop. There are travel books and novels for your reading pleasure. There's even a small selection of toys for kids. The kitchen is well-equipped with cups/plates and cutlery for our use. There's a fridge as well if you need it. (No cooking allowed of course, due to safety reasons) Oh yes, the building also has a quaint old lift that made the elevator rides fun :)
Overall, this B&B was my favourite out of the 6 B&Bs we stayed in Europe. The location, hosts, B&B itself were awesome. I will most definitely stay here again and will recommend it to others.
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