My husband and I spent our last night in Rome at A Casa di Lia. We booked on Venere.com at 110 Euros for a double with our own bathroom. The room and bathroom were very clean except the shower curtain had mildew all over it. I think it's time to change it. Also our television didn't work. We didn't ask about it because we were only there one night so maybe there was a trick we didn't know about with the remote.
Also, we had to leave before 6am and I just assumed we would miss the breakfast--but I read another review saying it's a help yourself breakfast which Lia didn't even mention to us. She did however, offer us espresso when we arrived and wine and limoncello in the evening.
PROS: In beautiful apartment complex with many trees, the area is nice and quiet, there are cute cats all over the complex outside, great restaurant nearby (Pizzeria Vignola - www.ristorantevignola.it), Lia is very friendly and helpful with directions from her place, fun espresso machine, elevator building.
CONS: There are no numbers or names on most of the doors of the building, so I had no idea what floor she was on (5th floor, I think #21), mildewy shower curtain, need to take tram or walk 15-20 minutes to city center or the first metro stop, Flamino-Piazza del Popolo (can also be a pro), slightly overpriced given the location and no service breakfast
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia - Home in Rome is in the centre of Rome by the river Tiber 10 minutes on foot from the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the Olympic Stadium, Foro Italico, MAXXI, Teatro Olimpico, Stadio Flaminio and Ponte Milvio, and 15 minutes on foot from historic central Rome, Piazza del Popolo, via del Corso, Villa Borghese, Pincio, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia -Home in Rome is a cosy bed and breakfast exquisitely appointed, quiet and clean. It is situated in a penthouse with view at the 5th floor, with elevator, in a restored Roman house of years 20s - inside a safe and peaceful gorgeous residential complex, with a private park and no noise from the traffic: Villa Riccio, an oasis in the centre of Rome. The bathroom is en-suite and hair-drier, shampoo, foam bath and towels are provided. The king size bed has a comfortable fireproof orthopaedic mattress and wooden bed base. On request, twin beds or, if necessary, an extra bed, considering however that there is not much room. Air conditioning, High-speed WiFi, LCD flat-screen TV. The view is over the trees, the roofs and the terraces of Rome. Italian continental self service breakfast buffet - Lavazza expresso capsules, coffee, cappuccino, milk, tea, juice, croissants, toasted bread with butter and jam - is at guests' disposal in the morning in the breakfast corner, set-up with refrigerator, toaster, kettle, hotplate and a computer with high-speed internet connection. The bed and breakfast is separated from the rest of the penthouse where Lia lives with her family, the dog and the cats, so that you can keep your own privacy and feel like at home in a friendly and safe environment. There is no problem of allergy as Gordon, the German shepherd, and the cats live outside in the terrace. Lia speaks English and some Spanish and French. Guests are provided with full information needed to enjoy their Roman Holidays. Excellent restaurants round the corner. The Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia -Home in Rome is a strategic home base for attending sport and art events as well as sightseeing the eternal city avoiding the Roman traffic. From Termini Railways Station there is bus 910 that drives you directly right under the bed and breakfast entering from gate 75 Viale del Vignola. From Bed and Breakfast A Casa di Lia,the shuttle-tram No. 2 Gets in 5 minutes to underground line A Flaminio-Piazza del Popolo, from where in 2 stops you can reach St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums, and in 4 stops Termini Railways Station. By the electric bus from via del Corso you can quickly get to the "Wedding Cake", Fori Imperiali and the Colosseum. Crossing Ponte della Musica by bus No. 32 You can go to viale di Tor di Quinto in 15 minutes to Caserma dei Carabinieri Salvo d'Acquisto. Bus 280 from piazza Mancini to Trastevere and Porta Portese. Train Roma - Viterbo from piazzale Flaminio to Centro di Preparazione Olimpica Giulio Onesti, Centro RAI Saxa Rubra, Gran Teatro and Sant'Andrea Hospital. ... more less
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