My wife and I are early retirees so we tend to favour a bit of comfort these days! What we found at this B & B was an absolute pleasure.
Aldo was waiting for us outside the building and came straight over and introduced himself with a huge smile and handshake, a good start. When we walked into the apartment suite we were blown away by the beautiful modern and stylish finish. The whole place is incredibly clean and quite sparkling in every aspect. The beds and pillows were perfect which was a relief to me as I'm not generally a good sleeper and breakfast time was great friendly fun with Aldo and the other guests.
On our final day, Aldo wasn't available but had asked his brother Lorenzo to attend to us. Lorenzo was just as much fun as Aldo. Throughout our stay Aldo and Lorenzo couldn't have been more helpful, polite and friendly and their sense of humour went a long way to making a a very enjoyable holiday. We were there on my birthday (2 May). I hadn't told Aldo but he spotted it on my passport. A huge "Happy Birthday" came my way with handshakes and laughs all round with a lovely German couple we were eating with. What I didn't expect was a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us in our room when we returned in the afternoon. Deeds like this leave very special memories, thank you again Aldo.
We found that the Colosseo Metro station on the blue line and the Manzoni station on the red line were actually about the same distance. If I went again, I would favour the Manzoni station as it's quieter than Colosseo because it doesn't have hundreds of visitors hanging around the station frontage. Manzoni was a 6 minutes stroll with full luggage.
A visit to Rome was always going to be special but Aldo and Lorenzo at the La Finestra sul Colosseo really know how to look after their guests, well done to them.
Book this B & B as soon as you can.
- 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