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Rome Downtown Accomodation
Ranked #69 of 3,734 Rome B&B and Inns
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Canberra, Australia
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76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Superb service and outstanding location so close to the colosseum, the monti district and TA top rated restaurants and gelati places. Enjoyed great coffee at the caffe a couple of doors down (though we never worked out how they charged for our 2 cappuccinos, E5, E8 and E10 on consecutive days) which was heavily frequented by locals. Cleaning service was superb and Lorenzo gave excellent service. We had one of back rooms that was nice and cool and quiet. Put this one on top of your b&b list if you are planning on staying in Roma.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you are looking for value for your money, this place will indeed give you the best bang for your buck.

Location - really easy to get to/from Termini (about 15 minutes walk or 4 minutes walk + one metro ride away). Very close to the main street leading to the Colosseum where a lot of the buses are to take you to the rest of the sights. The building is a bit discrete, but just walk along Via Cavour and look for number 275 on the west side of the street. There actually is a small plaque that reads Downtown Accommodation but it is not at eye level and kind of blends in with the building.

Room - The room itself is no frills. You will not find modern (or even matching) decor, but it is certainly very clean and a good size with high vaulted ceilings. The bed is more firm than soft and was two twins pushed together, as you will find in most of Europe for double rooms. Plenty of outlets scattered around the room. Hair dryer provided. The air conditioner worked perfectly (5 euros extra per night, as stated in the booking). The shower is a bit small like others have mentioned, but again, it's no frills, so as long as that is what you are looking for, then you will be okay. It is right on the main street, but I did not hear anything through the windows or walls at any point.

Service - I will echo other reviewers that Lorenzo provides top-notch service. We arrived late and was still greeted with a smile, a large cold bottle of water, and a map. The room was cleaned daily and our sheets / towels were changed after the second night, even though we only stayed three nights. Breakfast was delivered to your door every morning at your requested time, and included for each person a large pastry, yogurt, coffee, juice, a package of toast with butter and jam, and a hardboiled egg.

All in all, it's basic (and clean) accommodations. You really can't beat the price for the service and location. Would definitely recommend to fellow travelers!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

I'm a little getting around to this, but we stayed here in March of 2011 and it was amazing!! The pictures are exactly what it looks like and the owner is awesome!! He greeted us, gave us a map of everything to see and do and gave us breakfast in our rooms each day. Our alarm didn't go off one morning, so he woke us up, knowing we had an early tour time at the Vatican, got us a fresh breakfast, called us a cab while we got ready and stored our bags for us while we were there, even though we had checked out. Talk about great service!!! The location is amazing too!! Walking distance to most places or a short cab ride away if you don't want to walk. We enjoy walking, so we walked to the Travestre one night for dinner, which was 20-30 min walk, but the sites along the way made it all worth it!! The only thing we noticed that could be bothersome to people is that our room was over Via Cavour, which is a louder street. If you like quiet at night, then ask to be on the back side of the property, but really, it's not that loud and it's Rome....what's better than that!! We've recommended this place to friends and will stay here again in a heartbeat if we ever return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a very pleasant stay in this little accommodation. The room was very nice, cool, and quiet due to an added layer of soundproofing on the windows. (We were in a room facing Via Cavour, and at first I was apprehensive that it would be too noisy.) Lorenzo did charge an extra 5 Euros per day for air conditioning to be turned on in our room, but it was worth it to be able to cool down after spending hours each day walking around Rome in the extreme heat of August. Our breakfast was wonderful (very tasty and a complete breakfast, not just a pastry and coffee) each day, and served exactly at the time we ordered it. Lorenzo and his son were very helpful about tips for getting around in Rome, and also they arranged a private driver for us for a reasonable price to take us to our ship when we left. The bathroom was nice but the shower is very small, and an average size person could not bend over to wash feet and legs without turning off the shower and opening the doors first. Also we were told when we made the reservation that we could use a credit card, but Lorenzo really wanted cash (and offered not to charge us the extra A/C Euros if we paid in cash) when we checked out. However, we found out later that this seems to be the norm in Italy. We ate in restaurants that advertised credit card acceptance, but when we tried to pay, they suddenly had a problem with their credit card machine and could only take cash. So my advice is, be prepared to pay in cash in Rome. Fortunately there is an ATM just a few doors down from this accommodation. But it is in one of the best locations you'll find in Rome, and the price is very reasonable, and service is excellent in every way.

Room Tip: We had the room across from the check in desk, and it was very nice. We did not see any of the other...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

First of all, the location couldn't be better- a five minute walk to the coliseum, 15 minutes from the train station, and a metro station down the block.
Lorenzo, the owner/host/guy in charge was so friendly and helpful. He gave us a cold water bottle and a map (and explained where all the sights were, how to get there, and other tips) right when we got there.
The room was pretty nice. Very clean, spacious. Wifi and towels provided. The breakfast was really nice and delivered to our door every morning. Air conditioning was an extra 5 euros a night, but it was definitely worth it.
Stay here!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Lorenzo is a great host, he was very helpful and kind, he showed us all the best attractions in Rome. Room was very clean, bright and comfy. Our room was very quiet, thank to the new soundproofing windows. The best thing is probably the amazing location, you are just in the middle of Ancient Rome, few minutes from all the major spots.
We just loved our stay and would reccomend our friends & family.

Thank you Lorenzo, hope to see you again!

Melissa & John

Room Tip: Room was very quiet, thank to the new soundproofing windows.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

With such a reasonable rate I wasn't expecting a whole lot other than a clean room close to the major attractions of ancient Rome, but I got a lot more than expected, mostly due to the owner (?), Lorenzo, an extremely affable guy who speaks English, Italian, and Chinese and seems to run the place (we saw his son there behind the desk at one point, but other than that, Lorenzo seems to do it all). He greeted us at the door, put our bags in the elevator, brought us a huge, cold bottle of water upon our arrival from the train station (about a 15 minute walk with heavy bags, less if you're unencumbered), and showed us a map of the city, explaining how to get everywhere. He looked up something on the Internet for us at one point (the hotel has WiFi but we didn't have a computer or phone) and delivered a nice breakfast each morning (yogurt, pastries, hard boiled eggs, orange juice, coffee and milk). As other reviews state, the location is superb, and the room we had, despite opening onto the main street (which is quite busy, Via Cavour), was completely quiet. The air conditioning worked very well and we used it to cool down after hiking about the city in 100 degree heat. But Lorenzo is really what makes this such a perfect place to stay. We agreed we felt as if we were staying in a guest room in his home. Stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rome Downtown Accomodation
Address: Via Cavour 275 | 1st Floor With Lift, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 3,734 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Downtown Accomodation is a great value, comfortable, friendly and safe accommodation next to the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. From the place you can reach the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in less than a two-minute walk. Thanks to its enviable position Downtown Accomodation provides the ideal place in the heart of the eternal city. ... more   less 
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