My friend and I stayed at Casa Linnea in October, 2010. Both of us have stayed in several B/Bs in Europe and the United States.
The good news: Location, location, location! This bed and breakfast is situated quite well and within walking distance of major historical sites and museums. Restaurants and shopping are very near. The proprietor provided very helpful maps and area advice, as well as calling her private driver for our transfer to the airport.
The bad news: Awful beds and NOISE!!!! Not street noise, but noise within the building and within the B/B itself. The room windows opened to a 6-floor atrium that was a virtual echo chamber, and we could hear every dish being washed, television show being watched, and every child’s cry or dog's bark (and one dog barked constantly). There was a bathtub above our room, and we could hear every time someone got in to or out of the tub. To make matters worse, even after 10-12 hours of walking daily, I was never quite exhausted enough to sleep well in the bed. I began calling it “The Evil Bed.” My friend used a sleep aid. There was simply no way to recover from the day in a bed so awful; not only was it uncomfortable, it was sized for a 12-year old.
Although the proprietor indicated free WiFi, she could not name the network and was baffled when it (whatever its name) was not available. Reiterating other reviewers' comments, breakfast was a choice of sweet roll or cereal. No single-use soaps or shampoos were offered. In this day of liquid restrictions on flights, these little conveniences would have been appreciated.
I've stayed in other B/B's in Italy where much more is offered for much less, to the point of feeling spoiled. I would not recommend even a brief stay at Casa Linnea in Rome.
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