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Casa Di Santa Francesca Romana
Ranked #177 of 1,094 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Sedona, Arizona
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“Less than good”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights in June. It is not worth the price. I booked 6months in advance, and got a rate of 129. Their rate for two weeks in advance was 90! And they would not honor the revised rate. The wifi, advertised but not working. The shower, so small you cannot touch your feet. And no public transportation nearby.

I will not return, nor recommend

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

The Casa di Francesca Romana was the final stay for my students and me after an intensive academic trip. It was a very good place to stay for location, quiet, safety and the staff. I would stay here again in the future. A few things could have been better, though. We expected WiFi, which was broken indefinitely; they were out of maps; and the breakfast buffet was pretty good, but the cereal (coco puffs and corn flakes) were the only choices. No muesli or granola or good fruit. With some attention to these things, it would have been all good

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed April 26, 2012

Casa Santa Francesca Romana was a most enjoyable experience. It is located in a delightful neighbourhood of Rome. We could walk along the river to the Vatican in 20 min. It is safe, clean and quiet. It is basic with a good breakfast.
Very clean with a very good location, within walking distance to all main attractions

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Also known as Casa Santa Francesca Romana al Ponte Rotto, this guest house is located in Trastevere, which has to be my favorite neighborhood in Rome. The guest house is surrounded by excellent restaurants (places actual Romans eat, not watered down places that cater to tourist palates) and lively streets. The rooms themselves are very basic, but that is not why you stay here. They are quiet and I slept well. Just down the street there is the beautiful Santa Maria di Trastevere Church and the Santa Cecilia, which has an awesome crypt. There is also an awesome pizza place on the square of Santa Cecilia. The place is close to a lot of public transport. There is a light breakfast included--amazing coffee, rolls and Nutella.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

Also known as Casa Santa Francesca Romana, this guest house specializes in catering to pilgrimage groups. It's in a former 16th century palazzo, converted to a convent, and now converted to guest housing & run by a secular institution. Don't worry - everyone is welcome. You don't have to be religious or on a pilgrimage, just a traveler looking for reasonable accommodation in a great area. It is a quiet place, so party hearty backpackers probably won't be tolerated.

Facilities: beautiful common rooms, a small chapel and a charming courtyard. Free wifi, though it only works on the ground floor (you may be lucky though. My room 226 got a signal, my friends next door didn't). There is aircon and a coffin sized lift.

Rooms: basic and very clean. Rooms will vary in size and all are unique. Mine had twin beds, a desk & chair and good sized armoire. My bathroom was large and spotless. The room was refreshed daily and I never lacked for fresh towels or soap.

Sleep: beds are firm. Windows are good quality and blocked almost all street noise. The hallway noise can be an issue though if you have noisy neighbors.

Breakfast: a good European style spread of coronettos, yogurt, whole fruit, cold cuts and juice/coffee. It's included in your room rate so eat up!

Staff: ranged from merely pleasant to downright wonderful. Most staffers recognized us after a day or so and were really nice + helpful with recommends.

Locale: two minutes from the Tiber, in a nice area of Trastevre, with toms of restaurants within a few blocks. You can walk to almost any major tourist site in less than 30 minutes. The Forum is a 7-10 min walk. There's a cab stand on Viale Trastevre as well.

I wouldn't stay here on a romantic trip with my husband. But, for a group of girlfriends looking for clean, quiet, safe place to stay it was perfect!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Madison, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

When I lived in Rome, this is where my Mother would stay sometimes when she wanted to get away from the madness of our young kids. It's in Trastevere, my old neighborhood, and it's a great, great find. It's safe, clean, well managed and has a nice garden.

I want to make clear that it is very basic. Small rooms, no frills, no big TVs etc. But if you're in Rome, you are not going to be spending much time in a hotel room. You just want something that is clean and quiet at the end of the day. I highly recommend this place. It's a nice little island in the midst of Roman madness.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

This place is located on the other side of the Tiber River, in Trastevere. It is far away from the busy city of Rome which has its advantages. The food in this area is decent, authentic (not tourist-like) and less expensive. There are many bars where you can enjoy some great coffee. It is walkable to the main sights and close to different forms of transport - buses and trams. The rooms are spacious and clean. They have hair dryers in the bathrooms (room 237 and 236). I spent about 3 weeks in this place have no real complaints. The staff are nice and friendly. The only downside is that the wi-fi is only available in the lobby.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Casa Di Santa Francesca Romana
Address: Via Dei Vascellari 61, 00153 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Trastevere
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Ranked #177 of 1,094 Specialty Lodging in Rome
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Number of rooms: 35
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