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Domus Valeria
Ranked #487 of 3,617 Rome B&B and Inns
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
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“Great Place”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Wonderful host, great place, and perfect location. You know it's a great location when across the street is Tiffany & Co. and next door in Chanel. Marco was wonderful and full of great dining recommendations. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your nice review, it was really a pleasure being your host!

Let's stay in touch, I hope to see you in the next near future!

Hugs from Rome

Marco V.
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

As a first time visitor, I couldn't have wished for a better place to stay in Rome.
Very close to the famous Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and Piazza De Popolo with other other "major" sights within 20-30 minutes walk.
I was made to feel very welcome in Marco and Erick's home.The room I had was not only very comfortable (with a lovely view over the neighbouring rooftops), it was also huge!
Marco is the consummate host.
Nothing was too much trouble or bother and he was a hive of information of places to go,where to dine and local services.
Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was delightful (in the crisp morning air), with a wide selection available.
Rome is a wonderful city to visit and experience and being able to stay at Domus Valeria made my time in Rome all the more memorable.
Grazie Marco

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Marco Valerio A, Owner at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for this nice review, we will be waiting for your next trip in Rome!

It was a pleasure being your host!

A big hug

Marco V.
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

A friend and I were lucky enough to share a room at Domus Valeria in the famous Via del Babuino in Rome during November 2013. The atmosphere at Domus Valeria is homely and welcoming yet always professional. Our room was tastefully decorated and spacious enough (baring in mind that it's in the heart of Rome) and every day started with a lavish breakfast on the rooftop garden with some lovely views of Rome.

Marco is a superb host and went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Whenever we had any travel-related queries he managed to assist us promptly. I would most certainly want to stay at Domus Valeria again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
thanks for your lovely review,

it is always a pleasure to be your host!

Stay in touch, with my best regards

Marco V.
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

As mentioned previously by other reviewers, Marco is the consummate host. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he is very generous with his time and patience. I travelled alone to Rome this year and couldn't have felt more safe, secure and at home in Marco's apartment. In a busy area like the Spanish steps it can be quite noisy out in the street but the rooms and even the terrace are quiet havens from the throng of the city's traffic.
There was a coffee machine in the sitting room where you could get a cuppa at any time of the day; fresh fruit on the table and water in the fridge. Breakfast was what ever you wanted ( within reason) if Marco could get it on one of his shopping excursions.
I am definitely contemplating a return trip.

Many thanks again Marco for your marvellous hospitality - and I hope that Eric is feeling much better

Lillian Spurway
xx

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
thanks for your lovely review,

I hope to see you once again during the next near future

Stay in touch, with my best regards

Marco V.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

First time in Roma and staying at Domus Valeria made the visit perfect. B&B is a few steps away to Piazza di Spagna - 2 minutes walk to the subway station. Historical center is less than 20 min walk and Vatican about 30 min walk. You just have to climb the hill for visiting the Villa Borghèse.
The host Marco is great. Always helpful and make you feel like home. Clean, cosy bedroom and tasty breakfast on the terrace . Quiet place. Clean bathroom to share. Free wifi which works well.
Plenty of restaurants in the area. I recommend Babette's.
Next time I come back, I will stay again there. Everything was perfect !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
thanks for your lovely review,

it is always a pleasure to be your host!

Stay in touch, with my best regards

Marco V.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

A charming bed and breakfast tucked into the heart of Rome. Very atmospheric and comfortable. Spacious and remarkably quiet rooms. Immaculate shared baths. And a romantic rooftop terrace that's like a movie set! Manuela is a marvel and Marco is a delightful master of hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
thank you very much for your lovely review,

it was a pleasure to be your host!

Stay in touch, with my best regards

Marco V.
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Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Manuela went above & beyond to make sure our stay was pleasant. The location was great because we were near the metro and taxi rank and all the major attractions as well as shops. The beds were a bit rickety but nothing to be too upset about. Breakfast on the terrace made us feel like locals.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Marco Valerio A, Proprietario at Domus Valeria, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
thank you very much for your lovely review,

it was a pleasure to be your host!

Stay in touch, with my best regards

Marco V.
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Property: Domus Valeria
Address: Via del Babuino 96 | 4th Floor, Apartment 14, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #487 of 3,617 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Domus Valeria is my cozy Attic-Floor Apartment (with lift) for gays, lesbians and hetero friends, located in central Rome.The apartment, with two doubles and one single room, is on the attic floor of Palazzo Saulini, one of the most prestigious historical buildings of Via del Babuino, built in the eighteenth century. The roof garden of about 100 square meters, overlooking the Spanish Steps and the Academy of France, is completely available to all guests.The period decor and the comfortable lounge area make Domus Valeria the perfect place to stay for a visit in the Eternal City, for business or leisure. Wi-Fi Internet access, the collection of films and books and a large terrace overlooking Rome will make your stay a unique experience, whether it is for a few days or several weeks. ... more   less 
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