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“Home sweet home” 5 of 5 stars
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Eco B&B Marela
Orso Mario Corbino 31, 00146 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #559 of 2,888 Rome B&B and Inns
Roma
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“Home sweet home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

If you want to feel at home, that's the place you are gonna choose. Michela, the owner, is a really friendly person and she's really helpful giving a lot of suggestions. The place is really clean, and the breakfast is really good as well. The area around the b&b is full of stores where you can buy anything you want. The neighborhood is really well connected to downtown Rome, then what else do I need to say.
If you want to enjoy your time in Rome, stay at Marela!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

At last count, my husband and I have spent over a year of our lives (approaching 400 nights!) in bed and breakfasts, pensiones, or small boutique or family run hotels in over 60 countries; we have visited all seven continents. We are travelers, not tourists, which is why we so much appreciated our stay at Eco B&B Marela. We loved being in a typical residential area and eating with the locals in restaurants Michela recommended. Our hostess was so gracious, giving us all the information we needed to navigate Rome, even showing infinite patience when we called her from the metro lost! We felt safe leaving our car in the street and strolling the neighborhood. Our room was large and well-appointed, the bed divine, the breakfast fresh and filling. We enjoyed our initial two-night stay so much that we booked our last night there two weeks later. No, it was not like home, but why would you bother to travel if it were? Michela does an excellent job as hostess, and I would happily return and recommend her B&B to others!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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EcobbMarela, Proprietario at Eco B&B Marela, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Hello dear guests,
was for me a really pleasure meet you. To Read that you travelled a lot and however you liked our B&B make me so happy and gives to me the energy to do always better.
Take care
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Great, comfortable rooms (memory foam and even a tv!). This b&b is very close to everything, and was a really nice change from the big hostels we had stayed in previously in terms of privacy - even with a shared bathroom. Michela is great and extremely helpful, giving everyone many details about Rome and its activities. I really recommend b&b Marela, and will return myself if I ever go back to Rome!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We recently stayed at Eco B&B Marela and unfortunately won't ever return. We booked this B&B as it had some great reviews & is supposed to be located in the trendy area of Trastevere. Well it is a long walk to that area as we are nowhere near it!!

*We paid the extra tariff which included an ensuite - hardly worth the extra €40 per night as the shared bathroom for the rest of the guests was right outside our bedroom door. This meant we heard "everything" - also we were woken by the loud door each time someone exited/entered & locked the door.

* The apartment above us was fine until around midnight each night when the occupants returned home to stomp their feet, yell and play piano.

* The breakfast was dismal - our first morning consisted of cereal, a banana to share, stale muffins and tea. The subsequent mornings weren't much better - the food was very poor and the dining area tiny.

* The area around the accomodation is extremely noisy with constant vehicle noise, yelling, sirens and many undesirable people loitering. It is difficult to sleep through the night without being woken constantly by noise. Other guests advised us against wandering around the area at night time.

* The B&B itself is just someone's converted apartment in a typical outer suburb apartment block.

The only positives were that the host was friendly and very knowledgable about Rome, the wifi speeds were good & the room was a decent size.

If you like to sleep at night & enjoy a decent breakfast - dont stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EcobbMarela, Proprietario at Eco B&B Marela, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear guest,
we have been very sad of to read these words. As you said we always have very positive reviews and nobody stayed bad, but it is your opinion and we respect it.
Unfortunately, you did not say anything whenever we asked about your stay, we had not the opportunity to improve your holiday.

We are sorry that the breakfast you did not liked it, we serve everyday a sweet different, coffee, teas, milk, soya milk, juice, toasts, biscuits, cereals, jams, nutella, sometimes fruits and yogurt, always we choose good products and organic, where possible.
There aren't salami and cheese but this is a big italian breakfast.
Our B&B is a tiny structure of only three rooms, probably you hear some noise but you feel like to be at home(as many guests say to us).
Our neighborhood is Marconi, down Trastevere (as you read on our website), by tram you'll be in the heart of Trastevere in less than 10 minutes, and in 15 minutes into all important sights, here you live the local life and also the zone is really safe (I walk around alone in the night and never happened something to me9.

However for us the opinions of the guests are the most important things, and we are trying to make better.
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Venice, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Fantastic place to stay. Room was big with an exceptionally comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, and Marela is quite simply the best host we have met on our 5 months of travelling. She is lovely, and it felt like we were staying in our own home away from home, yet with all the privacy we wanted. But the best aspect was the breakfast. It was delicious, and huge!

The location is in the suburbs about a 10 minute bus ride from the centre. This means that we were staying around locals with tourists few and far between. A great place to see the real Rome and eat in local restaurants.

I would recommend this place to anyone.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple

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Christchurch
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The B&B was fantastic... Not to far from the sites by subway but not right in the middle of the very busy centre. Perfect location.
Michela was a lovely host, so friendly. She was very knowledgable and helped us plan our day in Rome, letting us know the easiest way to get to the sights etc.
Would recommend Eco B&B Marela to everyone. If we are ever back in Rome I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Micheala was awesome!! We stayed in Rome for four days at this B&B and it was lovely. The Bed was amazing (memory foam) and breakfast was plentiful. We really enjoyed Micaela's company as she was always helpful and always full of advice and anecdotes. We planned our day accordingly and she found out which places were open and closed for us. My advice to you is email her before hand if you have certain places you would like to see and she will make the advanced bookings for you. She will save you lots of time and heartache. Trastevere, where this B&B is located,is an awesome area. Give it a chance and make a round of this neighborhood.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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EcobbMarela, Proprietario at Eco B&B Marela, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
I'm very glad that you appreciated the mattress and pillow in memory foam. The confort of our guests is most important for us, we belive that a good sleep is the best thing for start a good day around our beautiful city. Specially thank you for taking the time to write this nice review
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Address: Orso Mario Corbino 31, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #559 of 2,888 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the new b&b in Rome it has just been renovated using "only natural paints", there are available only allergy-Free Rooms equipped with TV HD, safe box, linen in pure cotton, hypoallergenic pillows and bed, soundproof windows and free internet wifi. We respect your health so in the morning we serve the breakfast buffet with products from organic farming and pay attention to environmental protection in fact we use products for the energy saving of electricity and water. From B&B you can reach all places of interest easily and quickly. ... more   less 
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