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Bamboo B&B
Ranked #737 of 3,758 Rome B&B and Inns
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“Great B&B, great people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Claudia, Sol and Tim were all great. The B&B is very quiet, clean and in a great area. The team is so helpful, the breakfast was great, they really care, give you tips and advise and very atenttive. the beads are perfect... nice and homey. pick up service is wonderful and worth the money. will definatly come again and recomend everyone coming into Rome!

Thank you Claudia, Sol and Tim. Take care and hope 2 c u soon!

Shira

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We were in Rome to celebrate a very special birthday- thanks to Claudia and her team we had the most amaxing time. The room and bathroom we had was so lovely -(it eally was amazingly clean and spacious) . The bed was so brilliant - they have the Tempur mattresses and we slept the sleep of the dead. There is no passing traffic tospeak of so nothing to disturb us. Breakfast on the open air terrace was gorgeous and it was just a lovely in the breakfast room - Soll looked after us so well. It was great being met at the airport by Mr Tim -it took the stress right out of finding our way in a very strange and new city.

We totally agree with Chris from Boston that this can only be recommended. Do not worry that it is not bang in the centre of the city- I am sure there is no way we would have liked to be in the noisy centre - it only took 12-15 minutes by bus staight into Veneza (just by the side of theCapitol Museum ( can you fall in love with a building - I did) -go up the sloped stpes at the side where the bus stops and around onto the terrace at the back overlooking the Forum and down towatds the Colliseum -it's awesome -and only 5-10 mins walk.

From Veneza you can walk to the Pantheon in about 10 minutes - how much more central could you be. Buy a Roma pass it is well worth it. We ould recommend you buy a guide to the bus and metro routes as these seem a bit difficult to find and unlike most Europeam cities the routes whilst named on the bus stops there is no map showing of the routing- we were told even the locals find the buses a bit of a mystery!

Try the local eateries and the Trattoria's - the food is amazing.

We hope to return next year and will definately retrun to Bamboo - x

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Claudia M, Proprietario at Bamboo B&B, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind review and words of appreciation. We're glad to know you had a nice stay in Bamboo, and welcome you to come and visit us in the near future
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I stayed at Bamboo for 5 days in Aug and I have to say my stay was wonderful. Ac works great in rooms. Very clean rooms and main areas, they take proud keeping the B&B up to date. This is not a hotel, you feel as if you have your own apartment in Rome. Yes it is a little outside the city but easy transportation is very close by. The 44 bus maybe a block or two away will take you to all major attraction (it drops you of in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), Also Quattro Venti train station is about a 5 min walk and that will take you to the Vatican/ St peters Square. Go all the way down the stairs (all the way down) I believe train 2 one stop will get you there. The staff at Bamboo were superb, every question we had or anything we needed bamboo staff was there to help. Remember this is a B&B in Italy so if you are checking in late afternoon let Claudia know ahead of time as there is sometimes no staff in the B&B. On the 5th floor no worries there is an elevator. Breakfast is typical for Italy but make sure you ask to have a cappuccino it will only make your day better. I will try and check back on this site if anyone has any question.

Claudia thanks again for a great stay and good Staff

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Claudia M, Proprietario at Bamboo B&B, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
We're really honored to read you felt welcomed and at home! This is exactly the type of compliment that motivates us in providing a better service, based on real and warm hospitality!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was our fist visit. The pick up at the airport from Tim was awesome. Loved seeing his face after a long flight. Upon arrival to Bamboo, details of the area were limited. We felt a little lost without any concept of train, buses, walking routes, etc as no details were given, and Claudia was nowhere to be found. Essentially we were dropped in the middle if Rome-huge city, overwhelming!

The next morning we were greeted by Tim's wife, who makes a great cappacino and is lovely and helpful! Day 2 was much better. Breakfast is simple. A fresh croissant and packaged foods, maybe some fruit? Depends on the day it seems.

It is about a 30 min walk to the Vatican, but make sure you have clear directions before stepping out the door, and there is also a grocery store near by.
I wouldn't say " don't stay there" but just know its not "over the top" in any way, and maybe not as close to the site as you may expect.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Claudia M, Proprietario at Bamboo B&B, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your review and for your opinions! I'm sure that we can always improve and I regret not having been present at your arrival but our beautiful and talented Sol replaces me very well. I hope I can host a next time and make you feel a bit 'in your home in Rome. See you soon!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Bamboo B&B was beautiful, with modern decorations and spacious rooms. Claudia and her staff are truly wonderful. We laughed with them and enjoyed their company immensely. Claudia was more than willing to let us use her laptop to send emails home, to buy train tickets or bus tickets and do whatever else we needed to do. She even assisted us in getting tickets. She is warm and caring, as is her staff. The B&B is quiet as it is in a neighborhood on a hill over looking the city. Within 1/2 mile of the B&B is a huge park with miles of trails to run, walk or bike on. It is about a 20 to 25 minute walk to Vatican City and the walk provides spectacular views of the city. We even walked to Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps from the B&B. It was a lovely walk. We were able to catch a city bus and take to the the coliseum and the ancient center. It is great location because you can experience the tourist side of the Rome and you can enjoy Rome like a resident.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Quiet, clean and home feel renovation is found in Bamboo B&B. We stayed for 4 nights last week (July 11-15) at the Elephant Room. If you don’t mind a bit away from the City Centre, it is highly recommend. Easy access to Trastevere & Vatican by walk, and have a look & see the Italian residential surrounding along the way. Like Janiculum Hill, wonderful view of the city. Or to see the traditional midday gunshot at Gianicolo. Especially like to have breakfast in the morning at the terrace with other B&B guests, sharing the fun and tourist tips. Or just have a cup of tea in the evening after the hot day tour. A mini supermarket is left down the corner of Via Basilio Road. Few shops are on the both sides for an ice-cream or snack with drink.
Restaurants are few steps away from Bamboo, wonderful food & wine with reasonable price, like Ristorante Lumie di Sicilia and Ristorante Eden. It is safe around, even walk back to Bamboo after 10:00pm.

We sincerely thank you Claudia for the arrangement and sorry not saying ‘Goodbye’ to you on Sunday morning before our departure.

Tips for those are going to book Bamboo B&B:-
1.Only cash is accepted for checkout
2.Breakfast is served with cake, croissant, coffee/tea, cereals, yoghurt, milk, fruit
3.Bus #75 from Terminal Station to Bamboo B&B, drop at Carini Road
4.Bus #44 to City Centre, if you don’t want to walk
5.Wifi service is free

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

This B&B is within an apartment complex and it's on the top floor. Don't worry - there's a lift.
The room is big and spacious. It is nicely decorated however the panda/bamboo theme didn't work for me.
Central Rome is a bus-ride away so the location is good. A taxi from Roma Termini should cost 15-20 Euros.
Breakfast is on the balcony and it's a good place to interact with the other lodgers.

Please note that the bathroom is not attached to the room. Each room has it's own private bathroom and it's across a small corridor. Payment is made either in cash or Paypal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Claudia M, Proprietario at Bamboo B&B, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Thank you for your stay, we're glad you enjoyed our hospitality and are at your disposal any time you'll decide to stay in Rome..and Panda loves you!!
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Property: Bamboo B&B
Address: Via Basilio Bricci 23, 00152 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monteverde , Gianicolense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #737 of 3,758 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Bamboo B&B 1*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamboo is not only a B&B, it is all a lifestyle. Bamboo means relaxation, cleanliness, hospitality and courtesy, luxury at affordable prices. Bamboo is a friend of nature as our mascot Puck. We are at the heart of the Eternal City without being in the chaos, in the heart of the old Monterverde district, near the Janiculum hill, Villa Pamphili, the baroque fountains and the marvels of the papal Rome. We are close to the city train station "Quattro Venti", 10 minutes from the Vatican, 5 minutes from Trastevere, the famous nightlife district of Rome and 15 minutes from the central train station where you can take any underground line to bring you to the Colosseum and other downtown destinations. Bamboo is convenient for those coming from the airport or those who must go to the hospitals of S. Camillo or Forlanini. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, all have a private bathroom and a terrace and are cleaned every day. The breakfast is served on the veranda or the terrace. We are happy to welcome you and provide you with all information to make your trip unforgettable. Private bathroom, Terrace/Balcony, Pay garage, Continental Breakfast included, LCD TV, Hairdryer, Internet fast free wi-fi, Water and soft drinks (payable), Free tea or herbal tea, Suite with terrace and kitchen, Car rental with driver, Laundry, Daily housekeeping. Languages spoken: Italian, English, Spanish, French. Agreements with restaurants, shopping, spa. Dogs allowed (max 10 kg). We practice on-request discounts for long stays. Children under 6 years stay free-of-charge if they sleep with their parents. ... more   less 
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