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“Very good location for touring”
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Colosseum B
Ranked #409 of 3,762 Rome B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

This was our first location we stayed during our 16 day tour of Italy.
We flew into Fiuimenco airport at about 4:30 pm and were met by a taxi driver after picking up our luggage . This had been helpfully arranged by the B and B owners a few days before we left Canada when they emailed us out of the blue to present the offer. The $50 euro cost was well worth it as we had flown all night ( left Canada at 1:00 am ) and were likely in no mood to try to navigated the rail and subway system.

The B and B itself contains a total of 3 rooms . We were placed in one room for the first night and then switched to a second room for the last 3 nights of our stay due to a repair required in the first room.
Both could be described as adequate. The beds were large enough and comfortable. The storage was acceptable ( we generally lived out of our suitcases anyway ) with smallish bathrooms especially in the 1st room. A safe is also included in the armoir and comes in handy for excess cash and passport storage. Generally the rooms were clean.

The biggest advantage this B and B has over other places we looked at , is location. Many of the most frequently visited sites in Rome are within an easy walk from the front door of this place including the Colosseum itself which is almost visible from the street outside this hotel. And access to the "M" metro or subway is a 10 minute walk on the opposite side of the ancient Colosseum .

Breakfast is supplied via a card given by hotel staff that requires you to walk down the street and just around the corner to a local cafe . Upon presentation of this card , they supply you with a pastry and toast with jam and butter / juice and cappichino. By comparison , this was perhaps the poorest of the breakfast we were supplied in the five hotels we stayed in while in Italy. Having said that , it was still adequate to get us going in the morning....it just took some getting used to the typical Italing breakfast of sugary pastries first thing in the morning. But "when in Rome , do as the Romans do "

Some other reviewers have described the location around this hotel as sketchy but we were not in the least bit worried about our safetty either in the day or the night when walking the surrounding streets. The neighbourhood didn't seem any better or worse than others we saw.

Overall : If location is more important to you than 5 star accomodations , then this place is for you. Generally we would recommend it as it easily fit our budget and our needs.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

I think we must have stayed in a different place to John H (review below), as our experience couldn't have been more different.
However, you must not come here expecting it to be something it isn't. This is a very small B&B, (only 3 rooms) in part of a larger, old building. It gives good, basic accomodation. Our en-suite triple room had adequate space, (you are in a capital city don't forget), a reasonable amount of storage space, a flat screen TV, modern bathroom with good shower, a safe, and a small fridge. The rooms are all non-smoking, so you don't get that horrid smell lingering around. The beds are firm, and we had more than enough towels provided, which were changed two days into our stay.The owner doesn't live here, but there are telephone numbers to contact her if an emergancy crops up at night. This didn't bother us at all, but it might to some people, or perhaps if you were travelling alone.
Breakfast is not served at the B&B. You get a voucher to take just around the corner to a local little coffee shop. A coffee, juice, choice of croissant and toast is the standard.We found this more than enough, and interestingly is more than some local restuarants were offering as a breakfast at around €6 or €7. - This is Italy don't forget, where an expresso is what most of the locals have for breakfast!!
The location couldn't be better ;- The Colosseum is literally at the bottom of the road, and we managed to walk to all the other major sites, including the Vatican. (With frequant stops for coffees and gelato on the way of course!)

If you are looking for good, clean and basic accomodation; somewhere to sleep and shower in as a base to explore Rome, and safe and pretty quiet at night, then this is the place for you.
If you want 4 star luxury, with full english, american or full continental breakfasts, then perhaps the Hotel Capo D'Africa opposite the Colosseum B&B, (and about 3 times the price) is the place to go....

Room Tip: I think the quad and triple room probably has more space than the single.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

this b&b is in a great location! 2 blocks from the Colosseum, hop on bus stop and metro! Hostess was very nice! Breakfast voucher was for a nearby cafe! Very reasonably priced for rome!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

This small bed and breakfast, just around the corner from the Colosseum was perfectly located for our short family break in Rome. We were within walking distance of many major attractions and were able to dine each night within sight of the Colosseum itself. Our family room was small, but contained everything we needed, and the extremely effective air conditioning was much appreciated with temperatures in the mid 30s. The manager was extremely helpful, and an excellent breakfast was provided, with the opportunity to meet and chat to other guests. The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean, and a useful map was provided along with restaurant recommendations. As a base for a very busy couple of days it couldn't have been better.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

Can't speak highly enough of this place. Friendly very helpful staff, great location, beautiful little room.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank driver x
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

We where meant to stay here for 3 days but when we arrived they pretty much told us that the person that was meant to check out never did and we had to move to another place around the corner. I was a little upset by this as the other place was not up to the same standards and cost less.
Anyway, lucky we did because the first place gave us the best information out, restaurants and all.
The B&B had a great room with great amenities. Would defiantly go back again.
Breakfast is a little disappointing as a piece of toast and orange juice is not a proper b&b breakfast.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Before leaving Canada, we spent a lot of time on the internet looking for a reasonably-priced place to stay close to the attractions of central Rome where the staff could speak English and whom reviewers rated helpful and friendly since we intended to spend five nights there. As it turns out, we made an excellent choice.
The Colosseum B & B is within walking distance of the Colosseum, the Forum, the Palatine Hill, Navona Square, the Spanish Steps and the metro. There were surprising not-to-be-missed attractions within walking distance just around the corner such as San Clemente Church.
The hotel is on a quiet street, the rooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean, and the air conditioning was much appreciated during the heat of July, It was great having access to the kitchen. We could fill our water bottles with excellent drinking water from the tap and we could wash the fresh fruit we bought every day at the nearby outdoor food market.
Daniela, her husband Valter and their employee Beza, two of whom speak English, went out of their way to help us plan our stay in Rome. They certainly made us feel at home.
If we return to Rome on another holiday, this is definitely the place we will choose.
The Rogers

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank threeinthefamily
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Address: Via Capo d'Africa 59, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #409 of 3,762 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: £58 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Colosseum B 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colosseum Bed & breakfast is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Rome, Colloseum is only a five minute walk away.We welcome you to enjoy a relaxing stay in our place, that's ideally situated near Basilica of SANTISSIMI QUATTRO and SAN CLEMENTE (1 minute), Imperial Forum, (10 minutes) Vatican Museums, Navona Square, Spanish Steps, Veneto Street, Trevi Fountain, and the most beautiful churches and museums are located all around.So your holiday begins upon your arrival and not a minute later!The Colosseum b&b is located in a quiet but central location on the ground floor of an ancient building with an independent entrance. Colosseum b&b has been offering guests comfortable beds and excellent accommodation for over 10 years.Sleeping in a Bed and Breakfast in this Historical city is a must to travelers wishing to stay overnight in a traditional Roman Guest House and in the morning enjoy a continental breakfast. Upon arrivalCheck in time is from 09:00 AM to 05.00PM. You are welcome to check in any time before 01.00PM, but if your room is not ready before 01:00PM then we can at least store your luggage for you. Check out time is 10:00AM and late check outs are €30 plus charge per room and you can stay until 03:00PM.During your check-in we will answer any questions you may have. We are always ready and willing to help you with your dining requirements, to arrange taxis, book theatre tickets ect...List of Facilities In your Room:Flat screen TVCable TVFree Wi-Fi InternetHair dryersNearest Underground• Line B, line A, a 5-minute walk.Overground stationCOLOSSEO (linea B); MANZONI (lineaA) ... more   less 
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