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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Rome, Lazio

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EliseWilk...
Charlotte, NC
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Lovely bright apartment, great location and excellent value”
Reviewed April 13, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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I stayed at Vetusta B&B for 4 nights in early April and was very pleased with the quality of the apartment and value for money spent. The location is excellent and the apartment is spacious, clean and bright.

The owners Mauro and Lan couldn't be more helpful or nice. They met us at the apartment and gave us a thorough orientation and helpful tips for our stay. They were also available by phone to answer questions. Their primary language is Italian, but they speak enough English to be helpful to American tourists. They obviously take great pride int he apartment and like meeting visitors and introducing them to Rome. Mauro also arranged for a car service to take us to the airport on the final day (Euro 50).

This is really an apartment and not a B&B. There is no breakfast included. However, the owners have stocked the fridge with some basics (water, juice, beer, wine, etc) available for a very reasonable fee on the honor system. They also offer free pasta and spices. There is a nice cafe across the street that serves pastries, coffee and alcoholic beverages. Other restaurants and some small grocery stores are also located on the street.

The apartment is very spacious with two large bedrooms (one with a small step-out balcony), a living room, separate well-equipped kitchen and huge bathroom. Each of the bedrooms contains a queen-sized bed, wardrobe and TV. My only disappointment with this lovely apartment was that the mattresses are showing their age and sag in the middle. But, otherwise, the apartment exceeded my expectations. The kitchen features a washer (no dryer), dishwasher and plenty of cooking equipment. The bathroom has a double sinks, large soaking tub, separate shower (very small) and enough space to host a small party. The whole apartment has great light, air conditioning (in season) and fans. The photos on the website accurately depict the space.

The neighborhood was well-lit and safe and was within walking distance of the coliseum (and other tourist highlights) and a metro stop (which will take you to the Vatican). There are bus stops on the street in front of the apartment. The down side (and this is true of many areas of Rome) is the persistent street vendors and street urchins who will constantly try to sell you junk or beg for money (they even come inside the restaurants and approach you at the table).

Please be aware that this is a 4th floor walkup (4th floor to Americans, 3rd floor to Europeans), so if stairs are an issue, this apartment may not be for you.

Overall, I was charmed by the welcoming hosts and found the space to be bright, clean and very comfortable for our stay in Rome. It's an excellent value for the money and I would stay again if I return to Rome. Thanks Mauro and Lan for being such gracious hosts and helping us enjoy our stay in Rome!

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Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed March 24, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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Your age range 45-54
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14 reviews
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“wow- walking distance to colosseum, luxury app,friendly owners”
Reviewed December 1, 2010 for a stay in May 2010
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We stayed there for 3 nights- 2 adults and 1 child (five years)-and will definitly come back and recommand it. Nice interior, near city center, very friendly owners, WIFI for free.

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Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers
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ChristlFe...
Munich, Germany
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Traveling group: Freunden
Your age range 25-34
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