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“Outstanding owner, cheap, spotlessly clean, private bathroom, walk to Colosseum” 5 of 5 stars
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Vecchia Roma Resort
Via della Fonte di Fauno, 4, 00153 Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)   |  
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“Outstanding owner, cheap, spotlessly clean, private bathroom, walk to Colosseum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Marco is incredibly nice and accommodating. When I arrived, he gave me water, fruit, maps, current city guide, and lots of site-seeing and transportation advice. Breakfast is included. He asked me what I liked. I just said I wanted whatever was typical for Romans. Each morning I had fruit, juice, (I don't drink coffee or tea, but both were available), and a pastry like a chocolate croissant (a good one, not cheap, plastic-wrapped).

I was in the single room with a twin bed and private bathroom. Everything seems newly refurbished. There was an air conditioning unit, but I didn't use it. There's a small flat-screen TV on the wall that I also did not use. The desk was useful though. The internet is fast and reliable.

The location is pretty good. From the Circo Massima stop, it's a 5 minute walk, and easy to find once you get directions. It is also only about 3 stops from Roma Termini. The Colosseum is an easy 10-15 minute walk.

Unfortunately the nearby area is not all that happening. There's surprisingly not that many places to eat nearby. But on the other hand, it makes it very quiet at night.

Before arriving, we communicated by email, and he was very responsive.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

very good location, close to metro station, very convenient for almost all sight spot visiting... Room is new and clean, very high cost effective,most of all, have a very generous, considerate and kind landlord.

  • Stayed June 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We were lucky to be one of the first guests of this recently opened Bed & Breakfast which is located in the historic district of Aventino, a very quiet and charming area of Rome.
This famous area of Rome is very unique because it is situated in the historic center of the city, at only five minute’s walk from Colosseum, yet maintains a calm atmosphere.
Near to Circo Massimo, Palatine Hills, Baths of Caracalla and the well known “Bocca della Verità”.
And don’t forget even the famous lock hole of Rome and probably in the world, but that you will have to discover yourself. I promise you, one of the most spectacular views on the Vatican Cupola.
I thought I really knew well Rome, living there for a certain period, but I was impressed by the information of some hidden treasures that the owner Marco gave us.
It was great discovering the area Testaccio, right next to Vecchia Roma Resort. Testaccio is also known for being the setting of movies like “Le Fate Ignoranti” by famous film director Ferzan Ozpetek (easy to recognize by the Gazometer).
Unfortunately we didn’t had time to visit the interesting Macro Museum (Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma), but certainly I will come back for this and hopefully Marco has room for us to stay in his beautiful Vecchia Roma Resort.
We really want to recommend this place.

All this in combination with the great care of our host Marco, this is how the real “Dolce Vita” in Rome should be!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

5 minutes walk from the Colosseum quiet and cosy in a private alley . The service excellent the
room beautiful and clean.I recommend this place very strongly because it is a very good address
without any doubt and the value for money is also excellent.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a B&B that has just been opened for a month; it is perfected located in a quiet neighborhood walking distance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hills, as well as the Metro Station and many sites you must see in Rome. It is charming and clean, the rooms and bathrooms are also really big taking into account European standards.

We were impressed right from the start that Marco supplied us information on places to visit, how to get there and where to eat. He always had a smile on his face and made sure we felt comfortable.

It was a long flight to Rome and we arrived really tired, that day to our surprise he took us by car to a wonderful Trattoria to have lunch. He offered so many little things that made a huge difference, for example one day we had to go to Termini Station for a one day trip to Florence and he offered to take us! It was our 8th wedding anniversary trip and when we came back from Florence there was a small bottle of champagne in our little fridge! In the following days there was always a glass of warm milk at night (which I love to drink before going to bed).

On our last day in Rome, he invited us to a typical Roman dinner that his wife cooked. I really have to say that it was one of the best dinner’s we had in Italy plus it was with all his beautiful family (wife, twins and mother-in-law) a real Italian dinner! As if this was not enough already, he helped us print our boarding passes and helped with the train reservation to the airport. The next day he took us to Termini Station to go to the airport for our flight home.

Marco really knows what great service is about. When we return to Rome we are going to stay here again without any doubt in our minds.

Great value for the money, we cannot recommend this place highly enough!

  • Stayed May 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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Address: Via della Fonte di Fauno, 4, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ripa / Aventino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 629 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Vecchia Roma Resort" is found in the Aventino district. This antique area of Rome is very unique because it is situated in the historic center of the city, while maintaining a relaxed yet evocative atmosphere. Just behind "Vecchia Roma Resort" begins the road, Viale Aventino, which joins both the Cestia Pyramid and the Circus Maximus. We are found in a historic oasis of greenery perched on the antique Roman hill. The characteristic of this district is precisely: to be in the center of the Roman history without suffering from today's chaotic city traffic. Those who have never been to Rome will have the possibility to know the oldest part of the city; with just a five minute walk you can find yourself in front of the Circus Maximus, between the Palatine Hill and the Baths of Caracalla. Those who have already had the good fortune of visiting our city can deepen their knowledge while acquiring a new, fascinating point of view, living for a few days in a district situated on one of the seven hills of Rome. From "Vecchia Roma Resort" Testaccio, the Colosseum, Trastevere, Appia Antica, the Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia are all easily accessible on foot. As well, one can admire the beauty of the Aventino district with its famous Basilicas and the Parco degli Aranci (Park of the Oranges). And don't forget: In only 10 minutes you can reach the Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita) and discover its secrets. With its welcoming atmosphere, "Vecchia Roma Resort" is able to satisfy the most diverse needs, from a relaxing vacation to a business or school trip. ... more   less 
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