We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Hotels were changed from Matisse B&B to Matrisse Colosseum - Old Switch and Bait Tactics”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Matisse Colosseum

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Rome
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Matisse Colosseum
Ranked #2,684 of 3,752 Rome B&B and Inns
new york
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hotels were changed from Matisse B&B to Matrisse Colosseum - Old Switch and Bait Tactics”
Reviewed November 14, 2010

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!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Yankees1225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    21
    11
    3
    4
    1
See reviews for
9
17
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Groningen
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2010

Matisse Coloseum is a really great place if you're looking for an hotel or bed & breakfast in the middle of Rome. It's not to luxurious but who needs that anyway when you're all day walking in the city. For instance: the Coloseum and the Forum are just around the corner. Roberto was really nice to us, we could even pick our own room. There's a free buffet/breakfast and drinks in the frigidaire all day. So we would really recommend it for people who want to explore Rome.

Greetings Danny & Sjors Klaassen

  • Stayed August 2010
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank smurfuhrer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
England
2 reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2010

This was my 5th stay at Matisse. Why it plunges you into the atmosphere and flavour of Rome. The accommodation adds to the atmosphere clean, safe, and spacious, within walking distance to Rome’s great monuments like the Colosseum. You will find your self surrounded by Rome’s ancient history. You’re located in the centre of Rome and just a stones throw from great Cafes and restaurants. Just step out the door and live and feel Rome as the Romans did, walk through the Forum, taking in the Roman market and let the mind experience life as it once was. Yes Matisse is located in a great position and gives you easy access to explore Rome. I really enjoyed my stay at Matisse and will again soon.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank england005
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wetzlar, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2010

Best location imaginable! We walked everywhere except TO the Vatican (it was raining and we walked home) and Roberto called us a taxi, and even ran out and bought us umbrellas! When we first arrived I had read about a few restaurants and Roberto called and made us reservations, as well as suggested some good pizza and gelati in the area. A few of the rooms are on the street side, so a little noisy, which was manageable with a lot of walking in the day (we were exhausted by night). When we booked we had wanted to stay at the other Matisse B&B, but we were traveling with someone in a wheelchair and after hearing this Roberto made arrangements for us to switch to the more accessible location.... it still wasn't very accessible, but not much is in Rome and we made it work.
I strongly recommend this place as Roberto's assistance was invaluable and really made our trip fantastic.
PS if you stay here eat at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali but make reservations! The food was incredible, reasonable priced and great service....and we watched 22 people get turned down because they didn't have reservations!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Photographerbyday
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bristol
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2009

really good value for money accomadation (E90for 2 night for 2 of us. They lik cash on arrival). More like a 6 bedroomed appartment than hotel, was on 1st floor of large old building and near too all the sights around the Roman forum and colosseum . Room was plain ,clean and comfortable with ensuite (room 22). It had full lengh window which opened fully and overlooked via Cavour(used ear pluggs so didnt get woken too early). Had 2 single beds which were compact but comfy. It had a help your self 24hr. breakfast bar in a comunal area which was great when you got back from sight seeing hungry. Didn't see any staff during our 2 night stay but they gave us their tel. no. on arrival and told us to ring or leave a note in the message book if we needed anything - we didn't. 2 good resteraunts near by Osteraria da Nerone, via Delle Terme Di Ditto, the other at top of Via Serpenti.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank deano09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Las Vegas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2009

DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL!!! We arrived the evening of October 31, 2009 to Matisse Colosseum B&B. When we rang the doorbell, no one answered for thirty minutes. When someone finally answered the door they told us that they had no room available. We showed them our reservations (we already paid the deposit which we are presently trying to get back) but they said one of the properties was shut down and the other one did not have room. We had to find another hotel, carrying our luggage around, and obviously we had to pay much higher price for another hotel without a reservation. We were traveling with our extended family so we needed to find a hotel with 4 rooms, so they had a place to stay when they arrived the next day. It was a nightmare. On November 1st, when we walked by Matisse Colosseum, it was shut down by the authorities (there were police cars everywhere and the entrance was closed off). I was a horrible experience and nearly ruined our vacation. Avoid the headache and don’t book here.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AgBH24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NN
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2009

My husband and I, along with my in-laws, stayed at Matisse for 3 nights.
I've never stayed at a B&B before, but the good reveiws and reasonable prices is what attracted us to Matisse. Roberto is very nice and so's the lady that cleans the rooms.
The rooms are clean and spacious. They have breakfast all day. Its nothing special but was fine. A/C worked great which was a big plus. There were no phones/tv's in the rooms, which I guess is typical with B&B's. Overall we had good experience at Matisse.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank lana81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Rome hotels
Monti
Hotel de Rome
Hotel de Rome
#596 of 1,291 in Rome
248 reviews
Monti
Hotel Rosetta
Hotel Rosetta
#417 of 1,291 in Rome
195 reviews
Monti
Chroma Octho
Chroma Octho
#1,521 of 3,752 in Rome
52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Monti
Hotel Ferraro
Hotel Ferraro
#1,030 of 3,752 in Rome
101 reviews
Monti
Colosseo Studio Suites
Colosseo Studio Suites
#943 of 1,291 in Rome
19 reviews
Monti
San Daniele Bundi House
San Daniele Bundi House
#646 of 3,752 in Rome
168 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Matisse Colosseum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Matisse Colosseum

Property: Matisse Colosseum
Address: Via Cavour 266, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,684 of 3,752 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing