La Finestra Sul Colosseo is a charming B&B well located 5 minutes from the Colosseum. We wanted to stay away from the big or chain hotels in Rome for a more casual experience, and La Finestra Sul Colosseo fit the bill. The proprietor, Aldo, is a great guy. Very charming and helpful, he took time to point out all sorts of attractions and restaurant recommendations on a helpful map of Rome which he provided for us. He even set up a car service for us for our return to the airport. We walked all over Rome and never felt that our B&B was too far away from anything. Our room was clean and inviting, the continental breakfast was perfect, and the experience as a whole was delightful. I highly recommend this B&B for people looking for a different kind of experience in Rome. We felt more like invited guests rather than tourists.
The B&B is just short ride from Roma Termini (11 Euro by cab), and then very convent to walk anywhere in Rome. Be sure to give the cabbie the address rather than the name. I didn't get the impression it was a well-known B&B, but it is literally 4 or 5 blocks from the main train station. We avoided the buses and struck out every morning, and returned at night. We were exhausted but got to see so much more by walking all over than we would being confined to a bus. Overall it was a charming Roman Holiday and we feel we got a much better impression of the trip by staying at La Finestra Sul Colosseo!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Via Labicana 72, "La finestra sul Colosseo" is a welcoming structure dipped in the wonders of Imperial Rome, a few steps from the Coliseum."La finestra sul Colosseo" is located in the heart of Rome near the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, is ideally situated in the immediate proximity of the Basilica of San Giovanni and Santa Maria Maggiore. The structure is also well connected thanks to the proximity of the Metro A (Manzoni stop to 700 meters) and Metro B (Colosseo stop 400 meters). The rooms are spacious and bright, elegantly furnished in order to combine the modern style of furniture with the most ancient of particular vaulted ceilings in ancient Roman style. ... more less