After reading all the good reviews on Tripadvisor, we booked a room for four nights here. The apartment is a 10 mins walk from the train station. The bus stop is 5 min away, which was good to hop to other destinations. The Vatican is a 10 mins walk which was really good!
Emilia was helpful about checking in and answering our questions. We got the rubino room which was tiny for a couple with 2 bags ( one suitcase, one duffel bag). The room is a dark red which makes it seem even smaller and dark. We had to stow the bags under the bed so that we could at least get out of the bed and reach the door. Dragging the bags out each day was inconvenient. There is no closet in this room, just a tiny area with 3 hangers. The mattress was hard so sleep quality wasn't great. The drawer by the bed side was not cleaned and had all sorts of stuff from previous guests.The bathroom is tiny and the toiletries were never replenished in the 4 days we stayed there. The good thing was the bathroom and room were cleaned each day. This room is better for a single person.
The walls of the room are thin and the last two nights we had noisy guests next to us. So we were woken up each morning to their loud chattering and noise in the kitchen! There is a small kitchen area with utensils so that one can cook. The baskets on the table are replenished with croissants,cakes and bread daily,which was good.
The lift wasn't working for most of our stay, so had to use the stairs most of the time. Climbing 4 flights of stairs after a long day on the feet in Rome is not what we looked fwd too. I guess it was bad luck that at the same time there was some kind of transport strike in Rome, so getting to the historical center etc in the heart of Rome was not easy!
All in all, after 2 beautiful weeks in Italy, where we got to stay in much better B&B's, this was a disappointing end to our journey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed and Breakfast Sotto la Cupola-Guest House, is located at only 250 mt from the Vatican City and 300 mt from the train station of Roma San Pietro. Close to most of the sites and museums of the eternal city, the nearest is San Peter,then Vatican Museums, Castel S. Angel, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and the Colosseum, which are reachable easily by foot walking through the most beautiful streets of Rome. Unique areas, interesting to leave and visit, as Campo di Fiori, Trastevere and Testaccio are nearby and are nice to walk through also by night also because of all the restaurants, pizzeria, trattorias and pubs of the roman night life. At the second and forth floor with elevators,of comfortable and quiet condominiums, we have rooms of high prestige, with italian antique furniture, antique paintings and private bathrooms for each bedroom. We have all modern comforts: WI-FI, AC ,TV led and hairdryer. To be as free as you wish you will be give all keys of the apartment, to feel like at home kitchen is at your disposal for breakfast and at any other time. For whoever wants to enjoy a stay in Rome with all modern facilities and familiar atmosphere, this is the right place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sotto La Cupola Hotel