Loved this b&b! Location Location Location spotlessly clean and fantastic hosting in wonderfull Prati suburb. We'll be coming back for our third time hopefully again in spring! Close to some very Iconic tourist sites like VATICAN CITY, CASTLE SANT'ANGELO, GIANICOLO GARDENS where an amazing view of Rome can be admired..the many wonderful bridges overlooking the Tiber River which truely comes alive with free activities concerts & the like throughout summer & it's ancient roman saint peters cobble stones that lay the streets which I'd advice wearing comfy shoes to explore the city, all took our breath away.
We were here in Spring for the begining of our trip around Italy & we quickly made up our mind that we would rebook to stay in Summer at Gli Scipioni for our return trip home to Australia, by then our room aircon was of great use.
That quaint little old elevator which fitted both of our 2 large luggage & 2 carry on luggage snuggly took us to our accom floor.
The b&b has a refreshing clean feel to it, smartly modern bathrooms & tastefully ikea decked out bedrooms..the entrance looks further on to the kitchen with an L shaped corridor which leads to all 3 rooms we stayed both in the orange and middle room.
Everything is truely a skip & a jump to all you could possibly want & need, restaurants & cafes just downstairs, although if u are a foodie like us & want to try some authentic Roman dishes go for a little more expensive & upmarket restaurants with specialities like "carciofi/jewish artichokes" or "Orata in acqua Pazza/Rainbow Trout steamed in seawater with thin poatatoes" & antipasto "olive ascolana" ask ur host she'll know a 5min. walk away as the name of the place where we went near there escapes me, there's a chemist downstairs, supermarket not far if u want something different from the 24/7 fully stocked fridge of cold meats eggs jams fresh fruit bread juices milk sweets real italian coffe that we made every morning was just like home away from home & more, you could bruch lunch and breakfast on all day if u really wanted..never stayed anywhere where breakfast wasn't someone elses schedule if you know what i mean, which is very relaxing to eat when suits you instead.
Public transport is another big plus Ottaviano metro station walking distance, but a lot is on offer by just walking.
However what was truly exceptional about this b&b was the people that work there which go above & behond like I've never quiet experienced staying at a b&b before, made our stay just AWESOMELY FANTASTIC TRUELY RELAXING EXPERIENCE. They met with us at check in, to which we were 4 hrs late, and considering we weren't sure if we still had the room due to our late arrival from the airport we were stressing out a bit, but once we got there & sorted our mobile we were able to contact them, they'd been trying to reach us too, they came back out to meet us at the b&b as they don't stay on premises, they were so very understanding and unbelievably nice about it all just like our friend who'd stayed there had told us.
We were shown the apartment, keys, our room & access to free wifi free local calls included in the price which was a bonus we didn't know when booked it just fantastic & great local knowledge like the Vatican Museums are free entry first Sunday of the month worth the visit but line up early, or where the closest nicest "Bar" is, italian style coffe out at what they call standing up leaning at the Bar sipping the espresso not before drinking a glass of mineral or tap water, something most italians do all day, which my partner not been italian background did & loved, or a reliable taxi company which we used for our airport transfer, the list goes on. We asked in advance if we could have the latest check out possible which understandably, also a 5 star hotel practise, were only able to confirm on the day of our check out, it worked out well for us with enough time to organise pick up of our car & have even a little rest before starting our big road adventure across Italy. The only caprice if u can call it that, would be not having a small dishwasher only because my partner is lazy with the dishes even at home, but having said that the cleaner was excellent and I made sure our dishes were always done which made me feel more at home & by the end of our stay we didn't want to leave the place, we were so relaxed & enjoying our stay that we wished we could've delayed our departure a few more days, but even so they were booked up. What more can one say about it accept that nothing is 100% perfect but Gli Scipioni came pretty close to it! Try it out for its cleanliness, fantastic above & behond hospitality, location to everything & really great value for money!
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