My husband and I stayed at La Finestra Sul Colosseo for three nights. We chose the place because of its proximity to the historical sights of Colosseum, Forum Romanum and the Palatine Hills and would stay there again because the owners, Aldo and Gioia, have created the perfect B&B.
We had booked the regular double room but were upgraded to a suite by Aldo and Gioia. The two new suites have large bathrooms but ours (room 4) didn't have a view. However, we didn't come to Rome to see the view from our room so this was perfect to us. The building where the B&B is situated may seem a bit austere but the B&B is lovely and airy, partly thanks to architecture of the beginning of 1900s but mostly thanks to Aldo and Gioia's eye for beauty.
The rooms are very stylish and minimalistic (which I like) and kept impeccably clean. There is air con in the rooms so it is easy to keep the temperature in any level one desires. The beds are firm and ergonomic and the bedding feels luxurious. BTW, no carpets on the floor which is a relief for allergy sufferers. Hearty breakfast (coffee/tea, juice, yoghurts, pastries, toast, fruit) is served from 8.30 to 10.30 (if you have special requests about the timing or your diet, Aldo and Gioia can accommodate you) to your room. But the best thing about this little place are Aldo and Gioia. It is very obvious that they are passionate about and dedicated to their B&B. They give a lot of helpful hints about Rome, they are extremely friendly and hospitable and everything they do, they do because they really care about their customers.
We have already booked another stay at La Finestra Sul Colosseo as we would not want to stay anywhere else in Rome. If you're looking for a comfortable stay at Rome in a place where you will feel welcome, look no further. La Finestra Sul Colosseo is the real deal.
- 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