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“Exactly What We Needed”
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Heart Of Rome
Ranked #280 of 3,621 Rome B&B and Inns
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Edmonton
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“Exactly What We Needed”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife and I recently traveled to Rome and like many things in life for a younger couple, budget really determines our decisions. We really needed a great affordable option while we stayed in Rome. The Heart of Rome is clean, pleasant and has great access to public transportation. The rates are fair and the staff work very hard to ensure you are well taken care of. If you're life us, you come to Rome because you want to experience the city, history and culture and you just need a safe place to hang your head. If you are that kind of person, The Heart of Rome is your best option.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Just returned from Rome and a 3 night stay at the Heart of Rome - 5 of us over for Scotland v Italy (2 couples & 1 single) and Scotland won :-) however less about that and more about THoR what a fantastic place, friendly owners/staff well run very helpful but not to in your face, absolutely spotlessly clean, good size rooms and in a residential area which enables you to experience real Rome. On the local bus route only 10 mins into the centre of Rome. Plenty of choice for a continental breakfast enough to set you up for the morning before stopping for a nice long lunch somewhere and a couple of aperol spritz. We all came away saying that we would recommend to our friends and family so I don't think you can get much better than that !

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

My wife and I just returned from three from three nights at the Heart of Rome, and can echo so many of the positive reports that helped us to decide to initially stay here. We were collected from the Airport by the taxi that was arranged for us at our request, and this worked so well to be dropped off at the Hotel and greeted by one of the owners. We were welcomed to the Hotel and provided with excellent information on the key sites of interest in Rome, together with loacl tips on how to beat the queues

The next morning we had our very nice breakfast, and set about exploring Rome. We asked one of the owners how best to get to the centre of Rome by bus, we were so surprised that he said follow him, and he took us to the Tabacchi closest to the hotel and ordered our bus tickets and then accompanied us to the bus stop and ensured we understood which of the buses was best to catch. This is just one of the many examples of the excellent service we experienced.

Fantastic place, ideal location, superb service, We will return

Edwin & Susan

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

I and my hubby spent the first week of 2013 in Rome. We had a pleasant stay here for 5 days. The place is in the city, at walking distance to the Vatican. The service is great. And the rooms are clean with good ambience and excellent breakfast. The staff is extremely helpful.Will suggest this accommodation for anyone planning to visit Rome.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just returned from a long weekend in Rome, 23rd - 26th November. Travelling as a couple in our twenties sightseeing.
This B&B is not the easiest to find and our taxi driver wasn't familiar with it so make sure you have the address from your confirmation to hand. It is based on the 4th floor (I think) of a tall building. I believe there are only 4 rooms which are all off of the main room containing the reception area and breakfast area.
Rooms were clean and tidy with all amenities. Bathroom facilities also good.
The staff here were very very helpful. They gave us a map and talked us through how to get places and where things were. They walked us down to the local bus stop and taxi rank and explained the best way to get to different places. They also lent us an umbrella as we had an entire day of heavy rain! They also booked some tickets for us so we wouldnt be caught in queues.
Breakfast was adequate, toast, cereals, eggs, pastries and cold meats and between 7:30am - 10:30am.
Location very good, a 10 minute bus ride to main attractions and St Peters Square is about a 20 minute walk if you fancied it. The restaurant at the very bottom of the hotel (accessed through another entrance) is definitely worth a visit. I believe it's called La Vela or something similar.
Overall a very nice stay. My only qualm was that all of the rooms are so close to the reception area and breakfast area that a lie in is definitely not guaranteed. Also, we found the connecting walls between rooms were so thin that you could often hear other guests, not what we really wanted at midnight before a day of sightseeing but also not the B&Bs fault or something that they could easily rectify.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

This review is late but better late than never...My husband and I visited the establishment in June and we were very satisfied with it.
Firstly, breakfast provided here was adequate with delicious cappuccino and wonderful pastries. The room we stayed in was clean and adequate and the bnb owners were very helpful to go the extra mile to make our stay comfy like telling us the buses to catch to town etc.
Location is not exactly central so it takes a while to get to the main attractions , bus waiting time can be quite a drag...
Also, our room was facing the road so it got a bit noisy at times.
Overall, for the price we paid during the peak season, we did not regret our choice. My husband was very impressed with the personable and friendly service offered by the BNB owners.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the heart of Rome. It was super clean we had a nice modern room with large balcony. Friendly owners who helped us pointing the best restaurants (risky point nearby; great pizzas!) arranged transport to the airport and gave always a smile and hello. Its a bit outside the city center but we actually liked to escape from the tourists for a while..

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Heart Of Rome
Address: Piazza Pio XI 78, Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #280 of 3,621 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Heart Of Rome 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heart of Rome Hotel is a bed and breakfast in the centre of Rome, close to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican and in front of the largest public park in Rome, Villa Doria Pamphili.Rome, with its great history and its wonderful monuments, is the ideal place for both business travelers and tourists.Heart of Rome B&B is located in a strategic central position, allowing you to move easily through the city and reach the main interest point. We're just a few minutes from the Vatican and St. Peter Cathedral. Our location is one of the main transportation hub of the city (13 bus lines stop near us). In front of our B&B there is a taxi station and we are within walking distance from subway Line A of Cipro Vatican Museums, Valle Aurelia and Baldo degli Ubaldi.Our rooms are designed to offer all the comforts and facilities you need to have a perfect tour of the city.In addition to a modern and functional furniture each room has: Air Conditioning, Electronic Safety Deposit Box Free, Minibar, 32 "LCD TV, Private Bathroom with Hairdryer.The entire B&B is covered by Wi-fi and in our Hall there is a PC connected to Internet h24 a day. Included in the price you also have: breakfast served in your room, large private terraces and daily cleaning conducted by qualified personnel. ... more   less 
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