I will try to make this a very fair review because honestly there were some things that were good and some things that really weren't.
Davide and team were very helpful from even before we booked. They helped us find another good place to stay while in Rome and during the stay, sorted out our airport pickup and drop and were very friendly, considerate and helpful. Even though they do not remain at the location the whole day they are always available on email and phone.
I got a good deal from Davide which was nice.
The beds are hard and old as are the pillows. They really need to spend a little money to upgrade their bedding. You do not get comfortable sleep at all.
The room was clean as was the common area and bathroom but all showed signs of general wear and tear which could again do with a little money spent to deal with the wear especially the bathrooms. One thing to point out here is that we asked for the room/bathroom to be cleaned but it was not cleaned and all the old towels were folded and put back to appear like it was cleaned.
This was an amazing location. Its literally 15 mins walking from the Colosseum, about 20 mins from Termini (main train station). There are some really nice restaurants and coffee shops in the area. It's right down the street from the subway (Manzoni), bus and tram which is super convenient.
The room we had was probably the worst one at Obelus. It was a double room but was literally only big enough to fit the bed with about 2 feet on all sides to walk around it. The bathroom was clean but small and the shower was tiny. There was a little balcony but it opened up into the central part of the building and it was obviously used for cleaning and storage of dirty laundry.
The thing that was probably the most alarming was that we discovered bed bugs in our room around the 3rd day of our stay.
We stayed in another B&B down the street during our time in Rome and so realized that Obelus does not merit the excellent ratings its getting at all. The owners are very nice but need to sort out these issues to make Obelus reflect their charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It truly will feel as though you are staying at your best friend’s home when you are a guest at Obelus B&B located near His Majesty, The Colosseum. The three charming guest rooms have high ceiling and are clean and spacious and neatly furnished. All rooms have private bath rooms with shower, air conditioning, TV and safe box.You will wake up to the aroma of freshly baked croissants which are served every morning in the breakfast area located in the center of the apartment. The continental breakfast includes eggs, cheese, nutella, bread, toast, yogurt, american coffee, cappuccino, juice. So Monika and Pierdavide (the managers) make sure that Guests are given the proper startup for another dream-day in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.This B&B's located within walking distance of the Colosseum and it is the heart of the city. Consider that the Vatican is the farthest of all tourist attractions and it is only 3 kilometers away from Obelus, yet it can be reached with the underground train (the stop is around the block) and it is only 7 stops away (less than 8 minutes!!!) .People visit Rome for a multitude of reasons: the art, culture, food and wines. Relax and feel the magic in the air while walking the wonderful streets of The Eternal City. ... more less
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