The Beehive was a little "granola" for my husband and I, but we still enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for a very cheap, but centrally located place with the bare ammenities, you will love the Beehive.
We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom. Everything was very clean in the bedroom. It literally was a bed, a standing armoire, one chair and a sink. We were fine with this because, really, when traveling in Europe, you're out of the room more than you're in it. The bed was hard as a rock, but we were so exhausted by the second night we didn't care. The one thing I would change was the ridiculously small form-over-function wall mirror (it was one of those "sunburst" mirrors). Since you get ready in your room, it would be helpful if they provided a larger mirror.
The shared bathrooms were fine. The water pressure was terrible, but that's fairly common in Rome. We never had to wait , which was a primary concern.
The cafe has excellent food for breakfast, but they have this weird commune system of negotiating the price of your meal with the chef. We didn't care for that. Just tell me the price and I'll pay it.
The people were not friendly. They were very perfuntory and were not interested in conversation and weren't terribly helpful. If that's important to you, buyer beware.
The best part is the location which is about a one minute walk to the Termini Train station. We could hop on and off the metro and zip around town so easily from The Beehive.
For the price and it's cleanliness, you can't beat it, which is why I give it an above-average score.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beehive is a cool, stylish, eco-friendly budget hostel/hotel owned by an American couple, Linda & Steve, who came to Rome to follow a dream. In 1999 we packed up our apartment in Los Angeles and, along with our 2 cats moved to Rome and opened The Beehive, a unique cross between a budget hotel and an upscale hostel - a place where you can feel at home. Everything about The Beehive reflects our own personal values and we genuinely want to be helpful and hospitable. We love to share the kind of information that helps you get the most out of your travels. Over the years The Beehive has evolved along with us and our many repeat guests. With our amazing onsite staff and manager, all of our guests receive our dedication and effort to helping you get the best out of your holiday. As always, we want you to know you have a safe haven and friends in Rome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Beehive Hotel Rome
- Beehive Rome