From the first step into the hotel we felt very comfortable. Thanks to Antonio who greeted us warmly, made us cappuccinos and explained in detail how to get around Rome. We felt a big load had lifted off our shoulders as we were concerned as to safety in Rome. Although the surrounding area looks rough at first, we felt totally safe walking through it at all hours and found many friendly and helpful people, who we asked for directions. The restaurants around the hotel serve authentic Italian food and are not a tourist trap. We spent three nights and went away on a cruise for 9 days and booked again on our way back for one night. That really felt like we were coming home.