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“A hidden gem in the heart of Rome”
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Le Rose di Bi B&B
Ranked #2,103 of 3,669 Rome B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“A hidden gem in the heart of Rome”
Reviewed February 1, 2008

We stayed at the Ricasoli Guesthouse for 6 nights around Christmas 2007. Close to the central train station (Termini) and walking distance to just about everything (I don’t think we used public transport in Rome at all) we loved it.

On first arriving, the owner showed us the room - private and clean. She speaks limited English, though you can understand most of what she says if you don’t speak Italian (like we didn’t).

She spent 10 minutes with us walking through a map of the local area (provided for us by the hotel) showing where we were, and where the main sights and attractions were/how to get there, where the local supermarket was and its opening hours etc. After the initial introduction though, we were left to our own devices – so no interference unless you wanted their assistance.

Breakfast was not what we expected – chocolate sponge cakes, orange flavoured tarts and cream-filled muffin-like things were provided, but we ended up using these for snacks during the day. Coffee and tea making facilities were there and alongside the fresh fruit she left behind daily, we used the local supermarket to buy ‘biscotti’ (toast basically) and jam for breakfast.

There is a free internet terminal available to all hotel guests, and was readily available for use; with only about 4 rooms, there aren’t many guests to share the internet terminal with.

The bathroom (private ensuite) was clean, albeit the toilet flush wasn’t very strong, so we were told that we either need to put the toilet paper in the rubbish bin, or use the communal toilet (which had a more powerful flush and could handle solid paper matter).

The water pump in the bathroom was loud, though it only ran when you were running the taps (and only for several seconds at a time). Apart from this, the double-glazed windows and the 4th floor room kept the room fairly quiet.

The elevator to get up to the hotel is very old; it fits one person across by about 3-4 deep, so if you’re claustrophobic (or worried about rickety old lifts you have to open and close the door manually for), I’d suggest you use the stairs. Note that the hotel itself is only one floor of the building – lots of other residents live in the same building and so the lift is shared (and frequently used).

All in all, we had a fantastic time; it was central, clean, cheap, and a great find.

  • Liked — Location, Free Internet, Friendly staff
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2007

We stayed in the Ricasoli Guesthouse in Rome for 4 nights in October.

The rooms are part of an apartment block on the third floor which felt very secure as there was a lock to get into the building, a lock to get into the apartment and a lock to get into the room.

Bin, the owner, although didn't speak much English was very helpful. She left breakfast in our rooms the night before which comprised fruit, cakes and tea/coffee sachets. The room was well sized with an en suite, fridge, television and kettle.

The location of the guesthouse was very handy for the station, only a couple of blocks away, there was a metro just round the corner and the rest of the attractions could be easily walked to in about 20 minutes.

We felt slightly uncomfortable walking alone at night as we are both female and there weren't as many tourista around as other places but overall our stay was enjoyable and it was good value for money.

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Property: Le Rose di Bi B&B
Address: Via Ricasoli 16, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2,103 of 3,669 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the centre of Rome, near the historic Piazza Vittorio and Termini Station, a few minutes from the Coloseum and splendid Roman Forum.Well connected by public transport, Bin's B&B "The Roses" is the ideal solution for those who want to visit Rome in comfort.Visit our site and book a room online!Payment is only accepted in cash, in euro. Room with ensuite bathroom Tv, mini bar, independent heating 3rd floor with elevator, independent entrance, double glazing Breakfast included kettle linen and towels provided.Wireless internet for your computer.Air conditioning. ... more   less 
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