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“Close to Vatican” 4 of 5 stars
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Tomas Bed & Breakfast
Viale Giulio Cesare 183, 00192 Rome, Italy (Prati)   |  
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Ranked #1,869 of 2,893 Rome B&B and Inns
Perth WA
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9 hotel reviews
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“Close to Vatican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Nice clean B&B in great location. Round the corner from The Vatican, subway just outside. Good restaurants in walking distance and easy walk to most of Rome tourist attractions. There was a problem with the plumbing in our room so our 1st night was in a very small room not much bigger than a cupboard. Tomas was most apologetic and we were able to move into our room the next day. Rooms and ensuite are clean although a bit on the small size but you dont spend much time in the room so great place to stay. Breakfast is good. Secure & quiet apartment block. Would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
La Ciotat, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

We chose B&B Tomas after reviewing tons of hostels and hotels. Actually it was by mistake that we clicked on them. After reading the reviews, we chose it. The best thing: the location, just 5 min from the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's Square; plus, just 20 steps from the building entrance to the metro...you dont even have to cross the street! No problem after making the reservation, we received an e-mail from Antonio (the owner) asking about time arrival, very flexible if it changes for any emergency. He provided his mobile and we gave him ours. The building is fine, some pizza business around and you can find a Carrefour very close, just one block. There's an elevator and the B&B is located in the 5th floor. The place is small, the room is enough for two persons, a little bit small, but it has a bathroom, so considering that not every B&B in Rome has it, its ok. They give you small shampoo and soaps. Also towels and they clean the room/shower/wc and make the bed everyday. There is also toilette paper and heating. It's a very calm place, no noise, and you can use the fridge to store some things. Very good use of small spaces..there are some hooks to hang your stuff...and a small closet to arrange everything. There is a guy call John...really nice...he is most of the time there in case you need anything. The breakfast is enough: tea, coffee, croissants, bread, juice, butter, jam and yogurt. They serve you everything...no need to clean and give you great directions to and places to visit Rome. They also give you maps of the city. Its a good neighborhood, not fill with tourists, so its better. All the attractions are less than 10 minutes by metro. A great place to stay if you are in a tight budget and you are looking something more than a hostel. Plus, you dont pay the new tax for staying in hotels. I think its 3 eur a night per person..not sure. I will definetely recommend this place.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Tampa, Florida
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

Perfect location for sightseeing as it's only a few blocks to the Vatican and it's right at a metro station. Interesting street but very safe, even late at night. Antonio is a gracious host and very helpful. I had a room with private bath which was really nice. It was incredibly small with a bed smaller than a US twin but I wasn't planning on doing any entertaining. I needed a place to rest my head with clean sheets and a clean bathroom. This room had both. Would definitely stay again!!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

What can I say? Our flight home was cancelled and we found ourselves inadventantly stuck in Rome for 3 more days when Tomas was reccommended to us - perfect little place. The owner is the nicest man, speaks a fair few languages excellently, very helpful and accomodating to our sudden appearance. The place was lovely, quiet and clean and down the road from the Vatican city (10 minute walk, if that, down one road so newcomers will not get lost.)

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

We are a young couple and stayed at Tomas B&B for 7 nights. This B&B was a very pleasant surprise. The location is amazing, a few minutes walk from St. Peter's Square, a metro station on the doorstep, and plenty of shops (including a lovely bakery down the street!). The area felt very safe to walk around in at night. The maanger was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good quality, usually a croissant/brioche, biscuits, coffee and orange juice. Our double room was spacious and clean, with an adjoining private bathroom, tv, and more than enough storage space for our luggage. The only downside was the lack of air conditioning and so in summer the room was very hot, however there is a fan provided and we had no problems sleeping whatsoever.

This was well worth the price, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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USA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

This was a great experience.

Cheap, in a nearly unbeatable location, and among the friendliest service I have ever had. It's in a fantastic neighborhood steps from the Metro and a quick walk from the Vatican. The city center is a pleasurable 15-20 minute walk from the B+B or a cheap 6-8 Euro taxi ride if you'd prefer.

The operator was fantastic, always attentive, and very friendly. Breakfast was simple, but good. Room (single w/ private toiler and shower) was super small but perfect for a solo traveller.

The only real downside is the lack of A/C. It got very hot, as it was on the top floor of a building facing evening sun. There was not much circulation in the room. However, you should be out most of the day and it was sleepable in the evening.

This was well worth the approximately $75 a night stay and helped make my Rome experience enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

This hotel was great - the staff was great and the location superb. Just steps from the Ottaviano metro stop and short walk to the vatican. Area felt safe at night as well which is always a plus. The only real problem i can see with this hotel is that there is no air conditioning so beware if you visit during a hot summer. We were fine during our visit. Also, make sure to get a room with a shower as we saw some guests had to use a bathroom near the main breakfast area to shower so could be a bit awkward.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Giulio Cesare 183, 00192 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
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Ranked #1,869 of 2,893 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Number of rooms: 22
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