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Anne&Mary
Ranked #975 of 3,712 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 October 2007

My husband and me stayed at Anne & Mary B&B on the recommendation of a friend and we're very happy to have discovered it. It's very centrally located on Via Cavour, which is not far from Station Termini and very close to the Colosseum. The cab ride from the station cost us roughly 8 euros with luggage.

This is truly a B&B and is run by a mother and daughter. The mom is called Anne-Mary and the daughter is Sylvia. It has 6 rooms which are of a fairly decent size and has really good sized bathrooms with a bathtub!! The furnishings were a bit heavy for our taste and therefore made the room very dark. But apart from that fact, the room was very comfortable. It overlooked Via Cavour and that could get a little noisy sometimes.
The rooms come with a heavy bunch of keys - since there are many doors to get through!! I did a test run to ensure I knew which key went where and wasn't locked out at night

Although the room had a TV, the only channels it seemed to play were teleshopping networks!!! That was a bit of a downer - would rather not have had a TV at all!

What made this feel like you were literally staying in someone's home, was breakfast, which is served in the family dining room. The spread was the best we saw during our entire stay in Italy!

The mother-daughter pair are very sweet and polite and Slyvia was very helpful with the questions we had. This was truly a great find in Rome and we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 June 2007

We recently stayed at Anne & Mary's B&B in Rome and were fully satisfied. The location is great (really close to the coloseum and not too far from the train station and downtown core) despite being on a very busy boulevard. It is small, warm and inviting. Our room was spotless, nicely decorated and the air conditioner is very quiet (not extremely effective but did the job). Sylvia (we think Anne or Mary's daughter) was the only one who spoke English but the other two women tried their best and were very, very friendly.

The down side in our room was the shower. Both my husband and I had one cold shower during our five night stay. Seemed the temperature was...well, temperamental. Moreover, the size of the shower itself is TINY. If you're over 200lbs it might be pretty cramped or impossible to use altogether.

The other downside (which really wasn't that bad) was the breakfast table set-up. It was a little awkward sitting at a large breakfast table with multiple guests. Then again, we have little to no experience with B&B so maybe this is the norm.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this place. We didn't research many hotels in Rome so I cannot confirm if the price is reasonable but it seemed to be.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2007

A great location, and I couldn't find much cheaper for Rome. You get a nice breakfast with the room. Tasteful decoration and a welcoming environment. We stayed here twice on our way to and back to the states, and on the second time we got a much nicer shower and bath in our room.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2006

My fiance' and I stayed at the Anne&Mary for 2 nites in May 2005. The location was fairly central to most sites--15-20 minute walk to most places. We had a back room so noise was not an issue. But locating the b&b was difficult, as the only marking outside is a very small sign. The room we had was small but clean. Breakfast was very disappointing--yogurt, fruit, and pre-packaged bread--not what I expected for a B&B. Staff was cordial but not friendly and inviting. Overall it was okay but i'd try another place next time.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed 28 October 2004

My wife and I stayed at Anne & Mary Bed & Breakfast for 5 nights in October 2004. Except for a couple of positives, we were severely disappointed, overall. First off, anyone expecting an American type B&B experience should think again. 1) The staff was not particuarly friendly or hospitable. 2) The breakfast is pathetic (e.g. toast came out of a plastic wrapper). After the first morning, we stopped eating the B&B breakfast and started picking up fresh pasteries and croissants at a bakery up the street. I mention this criticism only because the place's name sets an expectation ("Bed & Breakfast") -- normally, I would not hold a small European hotel to American standards ("When in Rome..."). Also, for context, I am not a pampered, spoiled American tourist -- I prefer authentic, European style experiences when traveling in Europe. By contrast, the breakfast at our hotel in Sorrento was positively delicious, by American or European standards. We had a courtyard room at A&M; on the plus side, it was quiet at night (no street traffic noises from busy Via Cavour). On the minus side, it was very dark and kind of depressing to hang out in while resting between site seeing. The location is convenient if you are concerned with being close to the ruins (Collisseum and Forum), but it is located on a busy street with a ton of traffic (the street is not remotely charming, in terms of shops or ambience). 2 metro stops are nearby as well as bus lines, so it's easy to get to other parts of Rome. Now that I know the layout of Rome, I'd stay either near the Spanish steps, near the Pantheon or near Piazza Navona (great night life but not near metro) on a quiet street on a future visit. Finally, A&M accepts only cash and they prefer to be paid up-front, so it is difficult to switch hotels if you decide you are unhappy after a night or two. (To be fair, we didn't try to do this, so I'm not sure what A&M's policy would be.)

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Reviewed 22 June 2004

We stayed for 3 nights in June 04. The B&B is clean, comfortable, good location and friendly.

Anne & MAry arranged our transport to and from the airport - a car was waiting for us at arrivals and wisked us straight to the B&B without any problems or hitches.

They also recommended good places to eat.

The only critism would be that breakfast was dissapointing. Fresh Bread would have been much better than the pre-packed version and it would have been nice to have proper glasses rather than disposable plastic cups.

The B&B was above a row of shops and it could be difficult to find as the only sign was the small name plate above the bell.

I'd go back.

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Reviewed 28 April 2004

On the Via Cavour, about 300 metres from the Colosseum, this hotel was an easy walk to most of the major Roman sites, and an easy bus ride to Termini Station (Routes 75 or 84 - about 10 minutes).

Our room was on the inside (courtyard) of the hotel, so it was very quiet. The room was a good size, although not large by North American standards. The bathroom was big, and came complete with a bidet! Our bed was really two single beds pushed together, but it was adequate and comfortable.

The room was very clean. The breakfast was good -fruit, yogurt, croissants, and packaged toast, with coffee or tea, and OJ and jam.

The room came with a safe and key, which was also very helpful. The room was cleaned daily, and appeared to have fresh towels each day. There was a small fridge in our room, which was useful for storing water, etc. overnight.

Lots of touristy restaurants on the Via Cavour, but in the back streets, we found a couple of charming wine bars/restaurants. Beware of bread and cover charges at some of the more tourist-oriented restaurants. We had to pay 12 Euros extra for one meal near the Vatican, as we were charged 2 Euros each (3 people) for bread and an additional service charge, which is not usual at most European restaurants. This restaurant was NOT associated with the Anne & Mary.

All in all, a good hotel, with friendly staff. Note that they do not take credit card payments - only cash.

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Address: Via Cavour 325, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
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Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #975 of 3,712 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: £64 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Anne&Mary" bed&breakfast is located in an elegant 19th century building, just a few steps from the Colosseum, in the suggestive atmosphere of the Imperial Rome. To make your stay unforgettable, "Anne & Mary" b&b offers you confortable and elegant rooms. Each room is equipped with TV, mini-bar, air conditioning, private bathroom and safe. Rooms are furnished with taste and elegance, available in the shades of green and light blu, tought to assure you a relaxed stay in a charming atmosphere. They are all indipendent, daily cleaned, and are equipped with all the comforts, ideal for a stay respecting privacy and comfortness. ... more   less 
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