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“Friendly base for sight-seeing in Rome”
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Casa a Roma B&B
Ranked #2,183 of 3,644 Rome B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Friendly base for sight-seeing in Rome”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

We have just returned from a week of sight-seeing in Rome. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the B&B. Patrizia, the host, was very welcoming and is very knowledgeable about the area and how to use the public transport. Here are some points that you may want to consider before choosing this B&B...
- We found the B&B quite difficult to find. We had printed off a Google map which had the b&b location on which was incorrect. It is located in an apartment block next to a Pharmacy to the left and cafe on the corner to the right. The flat is number 23. There is a sign at the entrance to the building but the colours of it blend in very well with the wall so it's not very prominent!
- The apartment is on floor 8 (there is a lift!) of the building and is therefore quite high up - if you're scared of heights this may not be for you...
- We stayed in a large lavender coloured room. The bed was comfortable, king-size and made up every day. Bins were emptied every day and our sheets and towels were changed after the 4th day. Generally the room was clean. There was a tv but we didn't use it as all the chanels were in italian (obviously!).
- The room does not have air-conditioning - which wasn't too much of a problem when we were there as it wasn't too hot but i can imagine it would be stifling in the hotter months. There were 2 desk fans in the room which you can use though.
- The bathroom was large with a bath and a shower over the bath. Like someone has said before, the water pressure is very low and so don't expect to have particularly satisfying showers (in this room anyway). It does the job though. A small bottle of shower gel, shampoo and a bar of soap were provided.
- There were shared tea and coffee (also selection of fruit teas and biscuits) making facilities in the hallway. There was also a fridge for communal use.
- Breakfast every morning was a selection of biscuits and toast with jam, average tea and very good coffee. You could also have cornflakes. It was nice but very light. I get the impression this is the norm for Rome though?
- We found the hotel to be very noisy. This is to be expected when in a city. However, the b&b is next to a hospital so the sound of ambulances is pretty much constant day and night. There is also a lot of vehicle noise from the busy road. It didn't bother us too much as we were so tired from sight-seeing we could have slept through anything but you may want to take earplugs just in case!
- The area is definitely more of a suburb and not very touristy, which is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle but there is a more limited supply of restaurants (especially ones that speak english) than in the more touristy areas near the main attractions. There is a nice cafe next door for sandwiches, pastries, coffee open during the day. We enjoyed a restaurant called Limonaia in a nearby park.
- If you are planning on sight-seeing while you're there, public transport is a must - the nearest metro (Policlinico) is about 5-10 mins walk from the b&b and we used this every day, often in combination with the bus to get to the main sights. Public transport is not expensive.
Overall a good stay!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

The good things about this place are that the owners are the nicest we met in Italy. Their hospitality was very warm and welcoming and also helped us a lot with transportation issues. Furthermore, the room was very nicely designed. However the whole experience was a bit disapoing because: The house and rooms were very very hot without an AC, breakfast was basic (tea/coffee and toasts/coockies), the water pressure in the shower was very very low, and it wasn't the cleanest place wev'e been to (although it was cleaned every day) and because the hosts don't live there it can sometimes cause difficulties (althogh again the hosts did everything they can to help us). In short, the entire experience was bellow our expectations and didn't match the price we paid for.

Room Tip: Room no. 1 is more spacious but it stifling. Room no. 2 was more airy and had a balcony!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

We loved the location and the energy of the area with great shops and restaurants just below. We were on a big motorcycle and found free, safe parking near the door. Car parking would be a little harder. It's ~15 minute walk to the train station and much closer to the Metro.

The B&B is 2 or 3 units of a converted (nice) apartment on the top floor. The only clue to finding it is the #17 over a doorway and "Casa a Roma" next to one of the buzzer buttons. Buzzing may not get a response since Patrizia, the owner, lives nearby. Plan to phone. She is extemely helpful and a great host.

This is a great retreat from the crush of tourists and tourist businesses you'll find in Rome.

Room Tip: We had the corner room, but I think they are nice
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

We spent three nights in this lovely, quaint little B&B. It was conveniently located for easy access by metro to all the sites and very reasonably priced. Staying at Casa A Roma was like being an invited guest to a friend's home. The owner, Patrizia, was simply lovely. We had a delicious light breakfast prepared each morning, and she provided us with helpful directions and great suggestions for restaurants. The room was very comfortable, impeccably clean and quite spacious. I recommend this B&B highly. I will stay there again if I return to Rome.

Room Tip: Ours was the lavender room. Very large bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Woodstock, ON, Canada
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

My husband and I spent here 6 nights attending a conference in nearby istituto superiore di sanita'. We really liked this B&B. It is clean, the rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. The host Patrizia is an extremely pleasant person and speaks fluent English. The location is excellent for attending evens at the university and the policlinico hospital. It is a bit noisy, but not any worse than many other locations in noisy Rome. With ear plugs, which I normally use when traveling, the noise was not an issue. At the end of the conference we visited the classic Rome's touristic sites which were easy to reach via the subway. The station is about 10 min walk from the B&B. In summary, we recommend this B&B. If we go back to Rome we will definitely consider staying here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

We're used to staying in four and five star hotels, but there was something quite charming about the ads for this B&B, and we decided to take a chance. I'm so glad we did. In a bustling metropolis like Rome, it was so great to have this family style apartment/B&B to come home to in the evening. It was like having our own apartment in Rome. The owner/caretaker couldn't be kinder with hotel recommendations, a lovely breakfast in the morning, and a great deal of city advice. You should note that this B&B is on the eighth floor of a residential apartment building near the university, but you're still central to all the sights you need to see in Rome. The room was very comfortable, and very well maintained. Also, the B&B is gay friendly, which made our stay even more relaxing. Highly recommended to all travellers.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa a Roma B&B
Address: Via Alfonso Borelli 17, 00161 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > San Lorenzo
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2,183 of 3,644 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Hotel Class:3 star — Casa a Roma B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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