This B&B run by Giuseppe is in a more residential area of Rome, though not far at all from the center of the city, so you feel like you are living like a real Roman. There were lots of fantastic cafes at which to eat nearby and a wonderful market just down the street. We walked everywhere and we were a group ranging from 7 years old to 76 years old. The center of town was maybe a 15 to 20 minute walk, and a very pleasant walk at that. Giuseppe is incredibly helpful, honest, and kind, as was his wife Carol. His English is excellent and he was a valuable source of knowledge. This is a flat which is very typical of Rome where you enter downstairs, walk up one flight of stairs, have a locked entry door to a hallway from which 3 lockable rooms and a kitchen come off of. One room sleeps 4 persons with 2 double beds, one room sleeps 2 persons with a double bed, and one room sleeps 3 persons with a double and a single bed. The rooms are brightly decorated and fairly newly renovated. The bathrooms are particularly modern. The kitchen is bright with a lovely view of the courtyard in back. The double room has a lovely view of the courtyard as well, whereas the other two rooms look out onto the street (a fairly quiet street-- never heard noise at night) which was also a fun view. There are only a couple of reasons I would give this accommodation very good vs. excellent: 1. I never really had a very hot shower. 2. I was a bit chilly at times (Rome is strict with their energy conservation, so this is encountered at most anywhere one stays). 3. There were a few things that needed fixing, but nothing major, and most of them Giuseppe got to right away. Bottom line: I would HIGHLY recommend this affordable and pleasant accommodation, especially with groups of 8 or 9, as it fits that a group that size perfectly, and it feels as though you have your own apartment in Rome. If you have 10 persons, there is a room he rents, but it is one floor up from this flat. But if it's just 2 or 3 or 4 of you, then that's fine, too-- the space is certainly sharable with others. NOTE: There is no laundry facility within the flat, but Giuseppe will do it for you (not too cheap, but not too pricey).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located and well-connected, Alice's B&B is your ideal home-base from which to discover the magical and fascinating sites of ancient Rome, as well as its newer districts and shopping areas. Alice's friendly and relaxing atmosphere will be your home in Rome: the perfect place to retire after a long day of exciting tours and exploration of the Eternal City. Comfortable and clean, Alice's offers you all the amenities you may require: en-suite/private bathrooms, toiletries, luxury linens, air conditioning, satellite tv, wireless internet, kitchenette, washer/dryer facilities, and parking garage. Peaceful and quiet, its rooms overlook a lovely inner courtyard, typical of historical buildings of the city. You will be able to come and go at your own leisure and you will be invited to breakfast at the café/gelateria below, where you will find fragrant pastries and freshly-brewed espresso/cappuccino or drink of your choice. ... more less