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Ape Latina
Ranked #689 of 1,089 Specialty Lodging in Rome
Woodhall Spa, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Charming B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Ape Latina and could not fault it. Francessca and Andrea's hospitality and recommendations were fantastic. The rooms were clean and comfortable and in a great location. If anyone is heading to Rome I would not hesitate in booking a room at Ape Latina.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

When we arrived we were in the big room as it was vacant, we checked in late but Francesca waited for us and gave us a lot of information about Rome. The room was decorated very beautifully, it felt very comfortable and cosy. The shower and hairdryer were to die for, probably the cleanest i felt the whole trip so far haha. Second night we moved to the smaller room as a big group was checking in to the other room. This room was just as beautiful and not even that small, she also left breakfast by the check in desk you just help yourself which was nice. We loved Rome so much we wanted to stay another night unfortunatly due to there only being 4 rooms we couldnt stay at Ape Latina but Francesca got us a room at her friends b&b which was just as nice. She was truely lovely and made out trip so much easier, thanks Francesca!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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The Woodlands, Texas
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Very small hostel/hotel. Only about 4 rooms, but this added to its charm. A very small breakfast was provided. The owner gave us good recommendations. The bed was a bit uncomfortable and the walls very thin, but we enjoyed our stay and loved the location close to the coliseum.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Wow. I absolutely loved this place, Francesca was quite honestly one of the kindest people I have meet. From the map with super recommendations, the help with our case and of course an added treat!! Would I stay here again... Yes! The hotel has just 4 rooms, and a small kitchenette where you can make something if you wish (for me it provide tea and biscuits every morning, perfect!) it's just over a 5min walk to the colosseum and the same to the metro line. Termini station is also walkable (10 mins). All in all this place is great, rooms are basic but clean, spacious and well equipped. I challenge anyone to find better value in Rome. A city known for being notoriously overpriced, ape Latina provides an excellent base from which to explore the city at an excellent price.

Thank you Francesca.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Centereach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

I highly recommend Ape Latina. OK-here is what you really need to know: Ape Latina is like renting an apartment. It is not the hostel experience where you can really meet people, and not the hotel experience either. It is great for having a comfortable room and using it as home base to see Rome. The location is excellent. It is in a safe, quiet neighborhood quite close to the Colosseum. The Metro is close, & there are several restaurants, bars (Fiddlers Elbow is good Irish Bar) and supermarkets close by. One restaurant at the corner (literally 20 meters away) had a basic 3 course meal for 9 Euros. If you buy food, there is a fridge behind the reception desk you can use (along with a microwave, plates, cups and utensils). There was fresh fruit, coffee and tea provided throughout the day.

To see the sites - no problem. For those of you who are walkers-you can be in San Lorenzo in 15-20min, & central tourist area (Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps) in about 20-30min, but the walk is through nice areas & well worth it. There is also a bike rental place 5 minutes away that offers bike tours (which are a great way to see the city).

I was with a friend, so our room was with 2 twin beds, cold AC (which is much needed in the summer), & a small bathroom. Everything was clean and it is hard to complain about anything. OK - one thing - for our bathroom, if you are tall it is not easy to sit on the toilet. Francesca runs the show, and she is open, has a warm smile and ready to answer your questions.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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York, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

I had origianally booked into another B&B (Sam Rooms) but was contacted before we set off to say they were over booked and they had booked us in to Ape Latina instead. Checked on Tripadvisor and it all looked fine although I did think the room photos showed the place to be very basic. When we arrived at the address it didn't look promising there were multiple dwellings in the large apartment block, but we rang the marked bell and within a few minutes Francesca arrived with the keys. She was amazingly friendly, booked us in quickly and gave us loads of really helpful advice about local restaurants, events in the city etc.
Our Room was lovely, a double en-suite, freshly decorated and spotlessly clean - I have stayed in many decent hotels which were no better. From what we could see there are only 4 rooms, so it is pretty quiet from the other guests and there was no road noise whatsoever. (our room was well set back looking into a small inner courtyard). The Kitchen is basic but quite adequate, microwave, kettle, fridge and sink, but there are biscuits, cake, fresh fruit as well as a selection of teas and coffee. 5 minute walk to the train station, 5 minutes through the park to the Coliseum. I don't think it would be possible to do better for the price. One piece of advice is that they do need to update their photos because they do not do justice to the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

This is a clean and friendly place to stay - a couple of minutes walk to 'the Colloseum and possible to walk to all the major sites from the apartment. The hosts are very friendly and helpful with travel tips...they put out fruit, coffee, cookies etc, very nice! Not much to the room (for example, our room didn't have a view), but its clean and central and you don't need anything more.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ape Latina
Address: Via Angelo Poliziano 27, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
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Ranked #689 of 1,089 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 27
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