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Il Castelletto
1.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Via Dei Carraresi 27-29, 00164 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2,657 of 3,092 Rome B&B and Inns
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

I stayed in Il Castelletto during Easter (photo 2), It was rainy,(photo 3) but that went for all the hotels in Rome in that period. The hotel is in Bravetta, but once I knew how simple it was to reach Trastevere and the centre of Rome with public transport, I was happy with this choice. The rooms are cleaned daily, the beds are good and so is the buffet-breakfast. The staff is very friendly, helpfull and provided a sunny atmosphere (photo 1). It is an excellent price-quality-balance. I'll be back in summer to enjoy the locals and the sheltered terrace.

Stayed March 2008
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

Having read other reviews of the Hotel I was slightly worried, however I was pleasantly surprised that the Hotel was clean, the bed comfortable, Hotel Receptionist Georga was very helpful and spoken excellent English. Breakfast was continental help your self, Bed comfortable, room cleaned everyday. free soap and shampoo in room and towels each day. only 15 Mins on Number 98 bus to Vatican. found the locals very helpful the hotel is in the middle of a residential street at the back of the main road. would stay there again no hesitation. There are no Tea or Coffee making facility in the room so it makes you get up to go down for breakfast if you want a cuppa in the morning. We stayed out all day and then had a meal before we went back to the hotel at night, we were able to sit out side in the hotel with our own bottle of wine and watch the world go by. If we wanted to there was a bar at the end of the street which served small bar snacks as well. For the price of the hotel and the location it was excellent.

  • Liked — Clean and comfortable
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2007

We were in this hotel in February 2007.

Ok, just a few points about the hotel:

1) Location: the website stated that it is located close to the city centre and Vatican. Well, if you call a 45 minute trip by bus (because this is how long it takes to get to any attractions) a short distance, than they are right...

2) Staff: the staff consists of 1 person. He is always there - which is good. He does not speak any language apart from Italian. He is not helpful at all. The only person there who speaks English is the cleaning lady.

3) The room. Well... rather depressive and small, with uncomfortable double bed and terrible shower (which was stuck, so you had to stand in a lot of water).

4) Breakfast: hmm... a special Il-castelletto style with old toast bread, a very limited choice of additions, old butter and cold tea.

5) Bar / kitchen: we searched for it. We did not find it. All you can get is a soft drink or a beer coming out from a machine.

So... don't go to THAT hotel if you have a choice.

If you have any comments please send them to ankha6@gmail.com

Stayed February 2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2007

The grand disappointment about this hotel is the information provided in their site: It gives you a fake impression that the hotel is near to the city, and easy to find. In fact, the hotel is far away from city centre (40 min, metro+bus) and difficult to find.
If you want to find the hotel, use the information provided in the site only as a hint, nothing more.

The hotel is reasonable.
- Is located in a quiet neighborhood, and close to a market. Useful to buy food with cheap prices.
- The room is clean, not so comfortable, but safe for those who have valuables.
- The staff is average, i think. Not rude, but not so helpful.
- About the breakfast, i agree with other tripadvisor review: "...and a breakfast that is served in the cheapest way possible".

Stay in this hotel only if you don´t find something better.
But, if you want a quiet place, far away from city, this hotel is a good choice.

  • Liked — quiet location
  • Disliked — far away from city
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2006

The opening lines of "do yourself a favour and drive past the Hotel Il Castelletto" should give you some idea of my thoughts on the place.

The hotel looks very little like those photos shown on most websites, the rooms are way way overpriced for what is offered to guests, our room generally unclean, bedsheet like material used for so called towels, and a breakfast that is served in the cheapest way possible, stale bread and toast, cold hard boiled eggs cooked possible hours in advance (no other eggs available), some instant mixed drink for what I think was meant to be fruit juice, no bowls, spoons etc for cereal..... and so on.

To see the faces of guests sitting at breakfast looking at each other in amazement at what was supposed to be breakfast was unbelievable!

Extremely dissapointed!

Stayed June 2006
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2005

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful time in Paris and Rome. Of the two, Rome was the best. We encountered only friendly, helpful people everywhere. As we tried to speak their language they smiled and were only to happy to assist us in whatever we needed.
Hotel Il Castelletto As I was reading about this place here and on RoomsAccomodation, Rome Hotel Reservation System ,I thought it just couldn't be as great as reviews said it was. I was skeptical but took a chance after reading about the owner offering to go to the hospital to help a guest. Fabiano helped me arrange things for my husband's birthday, including a clarification regarding our reservation for the Roman Forum tour.For me It is really a 5 star place...with TONS of Italian charm! We loved it and will return! In my opinion, the location and the rooms are superb but the charm, extra touches and the personal service puts The Best B&B way over the top!!

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Address: Via Dei Carraresi 27-29, 00164 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2,657 of 3,092 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Il Castelletto 1*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel "Il Castelletto" is situated in a quaint villa, which dates back to the early 1900s. The hotel is located close to the famous Aurelia Antica to the south-west of the Vatican and St. Peter's. ... more   less 
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