Nonna Amelia was an extraordinary woman, and this used to be her home; a spacious second-floor Roman apartment in the Prati neighbourhood, which was lovingly converted into a 3-rooms boutique guesthouse by Amelia's three granddaughters. Old photographs, and decorative items, are part of the ambience. But all necessary modern amenities are there too.
Staying at Il Mondo de Amelia, we felt just like guests to someone's Roman home, which was exactly what we wanted. It's a world away from regular big hotels, but we loved it.
The rooms are modern but with old-world feel, very clean, bright and airy. Two out of three have private bathrooms (and small balconies). The breakfast, served in Nonna's modest but elegant living room with the old piano, was wonderful, with homemade cakes and other goodies. There was also free tea and cakes all day.
The Ottaviano metro station is a 10-minutes walk away, and there are buses to nearby Trastevere day and night. The guesthouse is also a good base for Vatican, and walking distance to the Olympic Stadium. The owners, Valeria, Stella, and Claudia, are very polite and friendly, speak great English, and are willing to help with maps, info, and any questions or needs, without being uintrusive. They were also very quick answering our e-mails.
We felt very safe, and extremely welcome. We'll definitely stay there whenever in Rome. A real gem of a place.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Evoline ltd so you can book your Il Mondo Di Amelia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.