We had never been to Rome before so it was really useful to be greeted by Angelo who showed us the bus routes/ places to go etc. This B and B was just as I expected it to be from others' reviews- clean, stylish and with a wonderful roof terrace for our breakfast and coffee. It was surprising how it is so quiet - we didn't see other guests even though there were some booked in and it felt like having the place to ourselves, even in June half term. I really liked the fact that all the kitchen implements are stylish and nice to handle and everything impecably clean. The bed in Vitti is really comfortable, on the hard side, which I like, though I would recommend one of the back-facing rooms if possible as the road at the front is busy, though not a problem with the shutters closed at night (and the quiet A/C on ), and it is a huge advantage to have the bus stop right outside when coming back from the main part of Rome.
The area of Trastevere is fantastic- atmospheric, ancient and alive with amazing value restaurants and cafes, exactly how you imagine Rome to be. Turn left out of the B and B and then right down some very steep steps, which will wind you into the heart of Trastevere quicker and more interestingly than taking the main road to the right. You basically can't go wrong booking into Il Boom in Trastevere. Some people have mentioned the hill climb and the steps up in the building but unless you are elderly this would not be an issue, and worth it to have the rooftop terrace, which as you can see from the pictures is really big.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed & Breakfast IL BOOM is in a large apartment (where owners’ family lives) located on the attic floor and penthouse of an early 20th-century building, without lift/elevator, offering a breathtaking view over Rome. Up to 2005 this apartment has been just our home. We restored it with our taste and passion for the three decades (fifties, sixties, seventies) when Rome and Italy made progress and opened up to the world and culture. We tried to save what we could (vintage floors, ceilings, doors, full-length window), and maintain the Roman atmosphere of our place. One of the unique feature of our apartment are the two splendid terraces, equipped with deck-chairs and umbrellas, where guests can sunbathe and enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the Eternal City. On-site amenities furthermore include a comfortable lounge/kitchen, a PC with internet access, and wireless Internet access throughout the apartment. The Bed and Breakfast IL BOOM enjoys an excellent position in the heart of Rome, on the legendary Gianicolo Hill, along a beautiful tree-lined avenue in the charming Trastevere district, one of the city's most ancient and picturesque neighbourhoods. We are located in a quiet and secluded residential area, at a few minutes walking from the most important artistic, archeological, cultural sites of the city.Vatican City is just across Gianicolo Hill (half an hour walking through Fontanone - a monumental fountain - and Piazza Garibaldi - the most beautiful view of the city. Campo de Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Tiber Island, Campidoglio, all the historical center is just under our place. Restaurants, pizzerias, bars, pubs, any kind of shops are at five minutes walking. And we have also very efficient and close public transportation (daily and nightly): Bus 44, 75, 870, H; tram 8. The Bed and Breakfast Il Boom offers 3 spacious double guest rooms (Loren, Magnani and Vitti), each featuring an elegant private bathroom and ample wardrobes. Individually decorated in an attractive 50's, 60's and 70's style, the rooms are named after three famous Italian movie stars of that period: Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren and Monica Vitti. Each room is large and very light, with high plastered ceiling. Room Loren is the quietest one because it gives onto Villa Sciarra (a small public park) and nearby gardens. It features a small private en-suite bathroom with shower, and a flat screen TV. Room Magnani has a window with a wonderful view over Rome. It features an external (just in front of the room itself) very large private bathroom with large jacuzzi bathtub and shower. It has a flat screen TV. A single bed can be added. Room Vitti has a balcony and a window with a wonderful view over Rome. It features an external (just outside the room itself) private black & white bathroom with shower. It has a flat screen TV, and a double sofa bed. All accommodations are strictly non-smoking and equipped with independent air conditioning, centralized heating, hair dryer, and wireless Internet connection. A delicious self-service continental breakfast, with home-made cakes and biscuits, toasts, jam, yogurt, fruit juice, milk, tea and coffee, is at guests' disposal in the kitchen. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining area or on the outdoor terrace, whenever you prefer, at any time until 1 p.m. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Boom - Il Bed `n Breakfast Hotel Rome