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“A comfortable and quiet guest house”

Galilei Guest House
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Galilei Guest House
Ranked #2,429 of 3,692 Rome B&B and Inns
Steinbach, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
“A comfortable and quiet guest house”
Reviewed 21 July 2011

When traveling I don't often have a chance to check my email, which would have informed me that I needed to contact the owner with arrival details. Anyway, the 15 minute wait in front of the guest house on arrival was the only annoyance with this place. The owner was friendly and helpful. Overall it was comfortable, affordable, with decent access to the metro. The rooms could have used air conditioning, but fans were provided.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2011

The “rustically charming” B&B run by identical twins Yan & David Busby is just that- charming but a bit rustic. We enjoyed the “live like a local” feel of the 4 person room in the apartment (one queen bed & a couch/trundle- both comfortable & private bath), as well as the excellent location (close to Manzoni subway station & walkable to Colosseum), but had hoped for a more upscale room as appears in the website photos (www.galilei110.com). At one time it certainly was, but now, it's a bit too worn at the edges, as happens with Ikea furniture over time. The free wifi internet works great, though, the elevator was nice, and the use of the kitchen throughout the day with self-serve breakfast was a plus (although someone took our allotted breakfast pastry our first morning there). While the proprietors and Christina, the housekeeper, were very nice and gave us suggestions of local places of interest, there were a few things that will make us look elsewhere next time: lack of simple amenities such as shampoo & soap (although one twin did find some shampoo for us to use our 2nd night), a tempermental toilet (the housekeeper didn't even want toilet paper thrown down it which freaked me out but the owner said toilet paper was fine), a slow shower drain, a very loudly squeaking ceiling fan, no AC, a moldy, sulfur smell in the bathroom. Also, the website wasn't clear that they only take (or STRONGLY encourage) cash or a paypal (with 3% fee added) payment. All in all, the location was great, as was the wifi & local feel (why I gave it two stars), but the other issues will make us look elsewhere next time as the price (120E/nt) was a bit steep.

Room Tip: The quad room had an ensuite bath, but I think the other rooms shared a bath.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

we didn't book this guest house, our hotel sent us here to spent 1 night as they were over booked.

David was really nice, explain how everything worked. Photos represent the place accurate. The best of this place are the beds!!! Soooo nice! We think they are memory foam mattresses from IKEA, so no springs to hurt your back!!!

Fridge has milk, juice... breakfast is provided (Italian style). There is a computer available for use and free wi-fi.

Our only complain is that we couldn't spend more than one night here!!! Thank you David, you have a great place!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Galilei Guest House
Address: Via Merulana 110, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #2,429 of 3,692 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Galilei Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 3
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