A View Of Rome is truly a great place to stay. All of the personal touches, the fantastic room, and a great view make this a truly amazing place. The proximity to all of the attractions is great. You are 5mins away from the Vatican, shopping is right down the street, and great restaurants are everywhere.
Arrival: I recommend utilizing the transfer service they offer you especially if you are not a seasoned traveler. We took a Taxi there which was fine for us due to the fact we booked this 2 days before we arrived. We were in touch with Daniele, Livio, and Simona for a month before we came but due to my work schedule I had to book last minute. That being said flight crews: they will work with you on accommodation. They understood that we fly standby! Of course this was due to the slow season of the year and you cannot always book like this but it worked great for us! This is not like a hotel!! You can ask them many questions or concerns by email before you come! They also send you information on how to obtain tickets to different attractions and tours.
Filipo greeted us when we arrived (great guy!) gave us something to drink and sat down and mapped out our day. He also gave us recommendations to a restaurant to try our first night (Da Vito e Dina) which was awesome so awesome that we went there again on our last night! The house wine is great! Not anything like the house wine we get in the states!
Room: Our room was spacious and clean!!! Loved how clean it was!! I stay in hotels all the time and really appreciate a place that you feel comfortable in. Loved the wood flooring and the view was amazing! I could lie in bed at night and look at the top of the Vatican. The rooms do have Sky T.V so you can watch something in English! I like to watch T.V before bed so this was a plus for me. My bed was made every day when we came back from sightseeing which is truly a personal touch. There is a safe in your room and plenty of electrical outlets. Don’t forget to make sure your electronics are compatible with their high voltage electricity! The rooms are a great size and we had plenty of room for everything we brought and then some.
Breakfast: I loved the croissants (traditional Roman breakfast). So much different than the ones we get in the states. I mean, these are truly delicious! If you want they can make you eggs and toast which my husband and I both enjoyed very much. The coffee or espresso whichever you prefer is great! My husband and I both enjoy our conversations in the morning learning about Roman life and planning our day.
Location: The B&B is close to the Vatican and major shopping. A lot of places we went to were cash only. There is a bank about a block away so you can use your ATM card there. Using the ATM is the best way to get the exact exchange rate. Do not be fooled by going to Travelex or an ATM across from the Vatican wall. They charge a huge fee! Only go to a bank!
We walked everywhere but the bus and metro are close. The metro is a few blocks but the city is making a stop right outside the B&B. The bus is right across the street and seemed very easy to use. But if you walk you see so much more! We stopped into small shops and had wine along the way. You couldn’t do this on a bus. Go off to the side streets that look like alleys but cars do go on them. This is where you can get a cheap lunch. Almost everyday on our strolls we would go to one of these places and get a piece of pizza for 2euro each and it was always fantastic! I would suggest taking them to go that way you can eat cheaply for lunch and splurge on dinner!
I felt extremely safe in Rome. We walked home every night in the dark and never felt unsafe once.
Departure: We used the car service to get back to the airport (FCO) and he arrived on time if not early which is extremely important! Daniele and Livio met us for our departure at 7am even though they normally do not come in until 7:30am. They made sure we had a good breakfast and gave us some more of those amazing croissants to take on our 10hour flight back home.
This is the personalized service that a hotel would never do for you! You would never get constant attention, knowledge of places to go, or people that actually care about you and your stay! I would recommend A View of Rome over and over again. Please go and you will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the sixth floor of a splendid 18th century palace,located very close to St. Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel The B&B A View Of Rome is also within easy walking distance to Castel Sant' Angelo, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna and the Pantheon. Perfect for people who want to enjoy the beauties of the Eternal City from a central Rome location. From the enviable position of the B&B A View Of Rome you can admire the unforgettable views over one of the most evocative cities in the world. ... more less
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