I recently spent a week in Rome with my lovely girlfriend. We searched on countless sites for the best deal possible, not just a cheap price -- but the best value for our money. I had never been to a B & B before and I initially wanted to stay at a major chain hotel because I thought it had the best value for us. This option was considerably much cheaper and we decided to take a chance.
Absolutely amazing!! Before we even got there, the gentleman who runs the B & B Calamatta was excellent with organizing a shuttle service to pick us up from FCO airport. We could not have asked for a better location and furthermore Valerio is extremelyyyy helpful and even suggests his own itineraries and locations to see. In fact Valerio is the absolute best thing this B & B has to offer. But let me qualify that for a moment ...
Price is absolutely amazing, a good amount cheaper than the chain hotels i was looking into.
Location is perfect, no more than 15 mins from Vatican City, and 1 short block away from one of the bridges that crosses the nearby river, so its really easy to make your way back. the service is impeccable -- great breakfasts everyday right to your door and they change it up daily a bit for variety. The rooms are cleaned wonderfully everyday so by the time you return from a long walking trip around Rome, you have a clean comfy place to return to. I informed them that my trip was a romantic one for me and my girlfriend and they decorated the room with flowers for me. Sleep quality was amazing, the area is not noisy at all, no late night pubs or restaurants within hearing distance, just peaceful and tranquil until the next morning. Also, great wifi service -- which was important to me because of work emails.
I can not say enough great things about this place ... and still ... stillllll after all of that Valerio is the best part of it all. He will take care of anything and everything that you may need, he stays down hall on the same floor where i stayed and he was available almost 24/7 for anything i needed help with. He helped me plan out a special dinner for me and my girlfriend and suggested amazing places that we probably wouldnt have seen without his input. And to top it all off, on the last day he suggested a bus shuttle that would take me to the airport for much cheaper than the shuttle service we came in on -- and he helped me take my luggage to the bus stop. All around amazing guy, extremely helpful and courteous. Definitely made the trip that much better and more enjoyable.
you would be doing yourself a disservice if you plan on going to Rome and staying anywhere else. 5/5
i know i am most assuredly going to stay there again when i get the chance to revisit Rome!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the exclusive Prati district between Trastevere, Vatican City and Castel Sant'Angelo, among the typical features of Rome, with craft shops, the quaint shops, bars and cafes.Located in a very quiet street, in the center of Rome, within walking distance of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican and of the most elegant and famous shopping streets(via Candotti, via Frattina, via Veneto, Via Cola di Rienzo) reached on foot in 5 min.Fontana di Trevi, p-ing of Spain (10 min.)P-za Navona, Campo dei Fiori (10/15 min.)Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon (20 min.)P-za Venice (15 min)Trastevere (15 min)located on the first floor of an elegant early twentieth century, boasts sleek and comfortable and the perfect accommodation for those wishing to live and visit Rome.It is ideal for anyone who wants to stay in the Eternal City ... more less
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