So I have had to go back and write this review for the third time. That's how badly I wanted to write a review for Aldo and La Finestra. My girl friend and I stayed here for five night in February over Valentine's Day. Rome is awesome. But Rome is friendly thanks to Aldo. We met us outside when we arrived and took care of us entirely since. (I originally thought Aldo was going to be 60 but he's this awesome 30 year old guy!) He gave us a good map and great recommendations, set me up for a Valentine's day dinner and always has a great breakfast. He's so generous, fun, knowledgeable but also a great host; he knows exactly when to talk and be friendly and also when to let us be alone.
The room was spectacular. The pictures don't do it justice. You really DO have a view of the Colosseum. It was so clean and, honestly, simple. But it's charm comes from this. Aldo and his girl friend and friend cleaned up the place when they bought it, and it's the nicest place I've ever stayed in that wasn't something corporate. The bed was soooo comfy and big, everything worked wonderfully. It was almost a bummer to be in Rome and not get to stay in this wonderful hidden gem often. But it's the world's best nap room. And it's huge for Rome. My studio apartment is the same size. And the bathroom is awesome! Towel warmers, great tile work, a spacious shower. Everything about the place is great.
But again, go for Aldo. He's the best host I've ever stayed with. He answered all my email questions, helped all our needs and just flat out amazed me with his hospitality. You have to stay here. It's all of Rome in one room, not over the top accommodations but a rustic home stay that is a secret well kept.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Via Labicana 72, "La finestra sul Colosseo" is a welcoming structure dipped in the wonders of Imperial Rome, a few steps from the Coliseum."La finestra sul Colosseo" is located in the heart of Rome near the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, is ideally situated in the immediate proximity of the Basilica of San Giovanni and Santa Maria Maggiore. The structure is also well connected thanks to the proximity of the Metro A (Manzoni stop to 700 meters) and Metro B (Colosseo stop 400 meters). The rooms are spacious and bright, elegantly furnished in order to combine the modern style of furniture with the most ancient of particular vaulted ceilings in ancient Roman style. ... more less