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Casa Linnea
Ranked #708 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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“Great Stay at Casa Linnea”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Casa Linnea February 12, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at Casa Linnea Bed and Breakfast for 3 days. We were met by Anna, a wonderful host. We found the accommodation very warm and welcoming. The overall cleanliness was very good. It is a self serve breakfast and Anna left fresh croissants out every morning along with milk, cereal, coffee, tea, bread and anything else you might need.

We especially liked having access to the kitchen as we were able to cook and prepare our meals for the day and for dinner. It was so wonderful meeting the other guests from around the world.

It is a great location and we walked everywhere. Anna was so helpful as far as suggestions on where to go and what to see, she also help us with printing some documents we needed and ordered us a cab for the morning we were leaving. It was off season (February) and we found the rate per night very reasonable at 60.00 euros a night.

You can contact Anna at www.casalinnea.comn

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Helensvale, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We had a little trouble finding it, as street numbering not great, but once we did Anna gave us a very warm welcome. The room was compact as we expected, but very functional as was the bathroom. The shared kitchen works well and was set up with all you need for a basic breakfast or small meal. Anna provided fresh croissants each morning, while other provisions included juice, cereals, milk bread and jams. Everything very clean and our room well away from any traffic noise. The elevator is a classic "art nouveau" vintage, that is, very small, but all part of the Roman experience. We also met Tony, Anna's husband, also very personable and welcoming. Location Central to many of the sights of Rome, and just a stroll to the Vatican and St. Peter's. The tariff is very reasonable, and would recommend to anyone looking for clean, comfortable and well located value accommodation in Central Rome

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Anna was extremely helpful and welcoming. The apartment was very clean and was a nice change from a standard hotel to end our 2 week trip. It was nice to have a kitchen and a fridge. I definitely recommend, especially if you need 2 rooms as you can rent the entire apartment. The location was great, close to restaurants, shopping, Vatican and the train. The only thing keeping me from the Excellent rating was the absence of Wi-Fi. Will stay there on my next trip to Rome.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This is the perfect place if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, quiet stay within walking distance of most sites. Room and bathroom (shower) a good size. Shared a kitchen with another guest - not an issue. Owner brought fresh, hot croissants every morning at 7 - also bread, cereal available. It is located in a residential area so you get the sense of real life in Rome. Lots of restaurants and some shopping nearby. Easy walks to Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Pantheon. Even the Forum and Colosseum are walkable. Right next door to Vatican. Best jazz nearby at Alexander Platz.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you are looking for a place that is more of a hotel with a lot of services, then look at a different place to stay. If you want simple accommodations at a reasonable price in Rome, a very desirable location, then keep reading. Casa Linnea is in Prati, just east of the Vatican. It is a simple walk to St. Peter's. Many, many wonderful restaurants, Gelateria's and grocery stores in the neighborhood. The location alone is worth staying here in our opinion. We stayed here for six nights. We arrived in Rome early in the day from our cruise and we had already alerted Anna of our early arrival and were allowed to leave our bags at the B&B until our room was ready.
The apartment had two bedrooms that have a door separating the living areas. The bedroom was located next to the interior courtyard. The bed was not huge, but we both slept comfortably. The area had a separate toilet with a sink and then a bathroom with sink and shower. The room was cleaned daily, but the towels are only replaced every few days, so hang your towels up to dry and you will be fine. Lot's of electrical outlets, so bring your converters if you are coming from the States. The apartment was on what we would call the second floor. It has that typical small European elevator which fits two people at most. This one worked well and was pretty quiet. I love the look of these elevators, you know you are in Europe.
We didn't eat any of the food supplied for breakfast.That is just not something we do. Coffee and juice were available all day, as well as cereal and milk. We did put some Cokes in the fridge and some of them disappeared. I guess our apartment mates didn't realize that they didn't come as part of the package. I believe you are supposed to wash your own dishes, but I believe the housekeeper will do that if you don't, as we saw dishes left in the sink several times.
I think the courtyard and it's local residents throw some people off. We found it just fine, like having an apartment in Rome. Was it noisy? I guess at some points, but it was Italian life. I found it entertaining, especially the time that some of neighbors were "enjoying each others company" No mistaking the sound. Maybe not PG rated, but real life. You can always close the windows and seal the shutters and keep the world out. For us English speakers, please know I could not find any English language stations on the TV. Extensive cable, but no English. Star Trek in Italian is interesting.
We never saw the owner for the rest of the week, but that was fine. We don't need hand holding. We came and went as we pleased and never actually saw any of the tenants of the other room.
We had to catch an early morning flight home, so we had a car service pick us up at 3:30AM. We locked up our room and left the keys, as instructed, on the kitchen area counter.
Really nice stay in simple surroundings in a great neighborhood.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Down South
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

I don't have a single complaint to make about this absolutely wonderful B&B, in spite of some of the other reviews. It was the perfect beginning to an amazing holiday, and we had a far more pleasant, enjoyable and much better serviced experience in this 3* B&B than we did in the 4* Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Casa Linnea is a B&B owned by Anna Eriksson and her husband, both of whom were absolutely lovely. The communication with Anna via email when booking etc was fantastic - she always replied quickly, in perfect English, and was very helpful.We were also told in our emails that we would need to pay upon arrival for our stay, so not a problem.

Upon arrival, we were let into the building after buzzing as instructed, and were met by Anna's husband who was absolutely lovely. The payment was without problems - he did not have the change to give us but we were assured his wife would give it to us the next day, which she did instantly. When we told him it was our first time in Italy, he was quick to provide us with a large map and mark us a safe and easy route to follow that would enable us to see all the sights we wanted to see. We were also told they lived in their own flat above and were available if we needed any help with anything.

The location of the B&B is amazing. We were ten minutes from the Castel Saint Angelo and ten minutes from the Vatican. It was then only short and very easy walks to get to the Trevi Fountain, Altar of the Fatherland and Coliseum. It's also close to the Spanish Steps but we managed to go the wrong way and missed it!

We asked for a twin room because we weren't sure how they would be with same-sex couples, so we ended up with the triple room. Needn't have worried about the bed situation - the two singles were pushed together like a double anyway! We were astonished by how beautiful the room was - very vintage and rustic looking. It was massive, with a beautiful, large bathroom too, with a hot, powerful shower. As someone else pointed out, the rooms have windows that open onto a six floor atrium. We, however, had no problem with noise. Yes, we could hear people talking below us but it wasn't too loud at all, and it was nice to feel like you were in the heart of Rome living amongst the locals. It was also a lovely addition to the stay hearing someone playing their saxophone during the middle of the day.

Breakfast - I don't get why so many people complain about this. Yes, it's basic but it is a B&B, not a 5* hotel. It's run by Anna and her husband, but they do have to maintain the B&B and their own apartment, and for what was at the time (don't know if they've extended it) only a three bedroom B&B, why spend so much money on hams, cheeses, cereals, fruits, yogurts etc that might have been wasted? Unless you're living the high life, I don't really think everyone sits at home on a Monday morning and cracks out the speck and parma ham, the three cheeses and the bacon, before their croissaint and jam anyway! The breakfast was ample, and freshly bought by Anna every day. My partner needs a good, and reasonably large breakfast to make it through until lunch time, and I thought this would never be enough, but it kept her going until tea time! There was milk, tea, coffee and orange juice whenever you wanted, and yes you served yourself in the mornings but you do that at the Hotel Carlton breakfast buffet in Venice too. No big deal. And yes, you wash your own plate, but you've only used the one! I really liked the self-service thing - felt like I was at home in Italy.

There's a fantastic little restuarant just opposite Casa Linnea too called Raf's. Amazingly friendly staff and stunning food. Went there every night.

Anna was also extremely helpful when it came to sorting a taxi to the station. She was away the morning we wanted it, but was more than happy to book it for us from where she was. We didn't want to bother her with it so she left us instructions when she dropped off the breakfast that morning.

In all, the best stay I've had in any hotel, B&B, motel etc...anywhere. And we've stayed in some pretty damn nice places. You felt like part of a family, like they cared about you, and we were well and truly looked after and kept safe. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Rome. Thank you, Anna, for being so hospitable and caring.

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  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

Casa Linnea is a small place, relaxing after long walks in central Rome (true walking distance to many sights). The rooms where nice and clean, comfortable beds, normal size. We received maps and information at arrival, and could leave luggage after check-out. Simple continental breakfast, but much more than in other places where you only get a croissant.. We had a great time!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Casa Linnea
Address: Via Plinio 22, 193 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
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