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“Comfortable B&B and great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Carra 1 Bed & Breakfast
Via dello Statuto 44, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)   |  
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Ranked #1,241 of 2,888 Rome B&B and Inns
Brazil
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39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Comfortable B&B and great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

The location is good and despite the old building, the hotel is all reformed and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff was very kind and helpfull. The only problem is that is 10 min walk from termini station, and if you have heavy luggage, it could be a problem.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Abbotsford, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

This is a very nice place to stay in Rome and I would recommend it, but travelers should be aware of some items:

1) This isn't a typical Bed & Breakfast. The owner has taken apartments in old buildings, gutted them out and put multiple bedrooms in each. The decor is very contemporary and the renovated apartments are completely automated (e.g., electronic sensors throughout to control the lights). On that note, the bedrooms in the units are very nice. My apartment had 9 bedrooms in it. There isn't a common area or place to socialize with other travelers or talk with the hosts. Not all the apartments are in the same building. I had to walk around the block to my apartment after checking in at the office located at the address featured on my Expedia reservation confirmation.

2) My bedroom did not have: a cup in the washroom, a telephone or an alarm clock.

3) You get a voucher to have a morning croissant and coffee at the neighborhood cafe / bar. For me it was one block away from my apartment, but it may be closer for some depending on which building you're staying in.

4) Finding the office to check in is challenging. I walked from the train station, which is about a 10 minute walk and not too difficult if you have a map. However, when you get to the street of the address you should note that there's no sign for the B&B as it's in an apartment building. You have to buzz the B&B on the intercom to gain access into the building and then proceed up one floor to the office to check-in. Once you arrive at the B&B's office, you'll have to buzz again or knock to get in.

5) There is no wireless internet as indicated on Expedia. However, this is free internet, but it's hard wired and you need a cable. If you don't have a cable there's a Mom and Pop computer shop a few doors down from the apartment building where the B&B's office is located. Cables are $5 Euros.

6) As mentioned in Point 1, the bedrooms are located in newly renovated apartments in old buildings. These apartments are very automated and contemporary. When entering the apartment be sure to note the exit. In the apartment where my bedroom was located the door exiting the apartment is hidden by one of the contemporary wall panels. There's also no doorknob or sign to indicate that the wall panel is an exit. Since there's no doorknob on the exit door panel, you have to pull the panel towards you by gripping a small lock on the panel. The hallway leading to the bedrooms is lined with similar panels, so determining the exit can be a challenge the first time if you entered the apartment quickly and didn't look behind you to see the door/panel close behind you.

Despite these odd problems, it is a nice place to stay. The rooms and apartments are exceptionally clean and modern. The prices are also very reasonable.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

If you want to stay near Termini in a clean, spacious room and pay a reasonable price, this is a very good place. It's cheaper than MaryElen which is nearby, you get a bigger and cleaner room, and the staff is friendly. The room did not have a clock radio for waking up, but the young woman at the counter was nice enough to lend us her cell phone to use as an alarm. We would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

We had a very pleasant stay at this b&b. Location is convenient, walking distance to Termini train station and right next to the metro station. The area looked safe and decent.

The lady at the reception speaks English and is very helpful and nice. Our room was good-sized, clean and modern. There's an internet connection in the common area.

For breakfast we were given coupons to the cafe downstairs; coffee, juice, croissants, regular stuff but everything fresh and enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2008

Casa Carra despite being a short walk from Termini was quite hard to spot. (Make sure you note down the address before trying to find it.)

We were pleasantly surprised with the room having initially been slightly concerned with the low key entrance to the address. The room was large, clean and well equipped though we did have to ask for a hair dryer.

The staff were polite and helpful when needed. The map they provided us with upon arrival was a real help.

Breakfast is served in the cafe next door and is adequate.

Casa Carra is located just a couple of minutes away from Vittorio Emanuele and walking distance from every main attraction in the city.

All in all, I would definitely recommend Casa Carra for anyone wanting to see Rome.

  • Liked — Location, size and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Limited breakfast
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Espoo, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

Excellent choice to stay couple of nights when discovering the city of Rome. Most of the places worth seeing are close enough to walk and metro station is very close, too. In the reception there is frendly staff and they speak at least english.
Neighbourhood is peaceful though its quite close to Termini station. But when you are close to Termini you have best connection to everywhere in the city.

The room is quite small but big enough for two persons. The room is in really good shape, just like renovated recently. There is also a refrigerator in the room where you can keep your drinks cool. Bathroom is very tidy and everything works.

Just one minus is small breakfast in the bar downstairs.

The price quality relation is very good. We had lovely days in Rome.
We would really recommend this B&B to everyone!

Stayed April 2008
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Address: Via dello Statuto 44, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
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Ranked #1,241 of 2,888 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Number of rooms: 3
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