After reading all the good reviews on Trip Advisor,I booked an hotel for Nov 28, 2010 for 1 night at Matisse B&B. We arrived at 7PM and Roberto came down and told me that the Matisse B&B was shut down by the government temporary for a few months and the website automatically booked us and he was moving me to a sister Hotel. Matisse Colosseum., He took us in a cab to the new hotel. It was not very nice. the front window handle was broken, the bed covers looked stained, no TV, No Wi Fi, No Refrigerator. The Breakfast stuff looks like things he got from a 99 cent store. Roberto told me that the normal price of the hotel room at 120 euros and that he would charge us the original rate we paid at B&B which was 80 Euros. he told me not to ask the other people how much they paid since they might get jealous so we had a great deal. Since it was already 8 PM, we were tired and we had a early flight the next day and didn't know any other hotels. I was a bit hesitant but in the end, we stayed but wished we stayed somewhere else nicer.
If you do book with him, please don't let him switch hotels on you. I read other reviews and he did the same switcharoo with them as well. At least he helped us book a taxi to the airport. We stayed at the La Piccola for the 3 nights and it was a very nice hotel, there are much nicer B&B to stay in Rome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matisse Colosseum is modern elegance at its best. Marble floors humbly illuminate the entry and charming breakfast room, allowing guests to greet the day in serenity. Luminous guestrooms and spacious private bathrooms enable guests to revel in true comfort. Located in the epicenter of ancient Rome, guests are just steps away from the grandeur of the Colosseum, and the ruins of the Imperial and Roman forums. ... more less