Upon arriving at the so called B&b we were told by a woman with an extremely indifferent attitiude that the rooms are scattered all over the neighbourhood. OK, fair enough, we thought, "when in Rome"...We were then led for about 4-5 city blocks !!!, over bumpy, often broken cobblestone streets having to carry all of our luggage with no assistance, arriving finally to a non descript door and then having to haul the said luggage 4 FLIGHTS of stairs as elevators "exist in very few bulidings" apparently (not so as we found out after we switched accomodations after 3 nights) The room was one of 3 in a small apartment with paper thin walls and echo of the tiled hallways which made for great sound effects as our party neighbours had a habit of loudly returning at early morning hours. The room had dirty tile floors, dirty walls and the absolutely worse lumpy & hard mattress we have ever slept on (and we travelled extensively through Asia). The said mattress was on top of a rusty cot style spring platform. We were barely able to sleep on an angle, promising ourselves never to trust Italian hotel websites. Please feel free to see the photos we took of our experience. We switched hotels after 3 nights to an amazing little place in the same price range called Hotel Versailles.
The only positives about our nightmare at the Il Covo is the fact that it was very centrally located in the historic district and the breakfast at the little outdoor caffe overlooking a small piazza with an ancient fountain was quite pleasant. We were informed later by someone in the area that this place (Il Covo) is run illegally as the regulations in Rome for BnB stipulate no more than 4 rooms in the same property only. Live and learn. I`m not sure where the other positive reviewers were staying but we would strongly advise you to STAY AWAY.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Covo Bed And Breakfast
- Il Covo Hotel Rome