My husband and I stayed for a week in Rome after having a few days in London and then a week after Rome in Israel for a family event. This was BY FAR our favorite place. We left on Christmas morning and the hosts could not have been kinder. They were punctual, friendly, respectful, patient with us, spoke excellent English, and went out of their way to make us comfortable and assist us in booking cabs, finding a laundromat, etc. The building has an elevator, which is rare. The room had an excellent heater so we were never cold. The shower was always hot and had good pressure. The bed was super comfortable and the blanket was plenty warm. I figure this place it what spas are trying to be! The breakfast pastries were delicious, more than we could eat, and they even brought us in a wine cooler to use as a fridge for leftovers (tip: in Rome, restaurants really don't do leftovers, so get used to leaving food on your plate or bring your own containers to dinner and prepare to be laughed at by locals when you carry it away =) There was always fresh fruit and bottles of water were also provided. I cannot begin to describe how amazing the room was. Just like the pictures, but even more spacious and beautiful. The bathroom was bigger than my bedroom at home! I'm very finicky, but the room was spotless everyday and we had plenty of towels, too. The whole experience with this B&B was way above anything I expected to find, especially at such a reasonable price - and we didn't even reserve the largest room! I think this just might be the best B&B in the world, and should I ever return to Rome, I would make sure I could stay here before booking any other travel details. Li Rioni was recommended to us by Aldo and Gioia and we enjoyed eating there - good pizza, some English speaking staff (the friendliest we found in Rome), and a pretty street theme complete with balconies and strings of lights. The closest thing to a complaint (which is really more a case of we should have asked for more details) was that one of the restaurants recommended, Il Danilo, I think it was called was, well, we're not the class of people they cater to. I'm surprised they let us in with our backpacks and dusty shoes! If you like expensive French style cuisine and service with an Italian flair (dishes such as beef tartare (raw hamburger) and intestines, and things like the person taking your entree order will not take your dessert order), this is probably THE place to go in Rome =) We had a good laugh, though, at our obviously being outclassed, and the carbonara was good. In any case, La finestra sul Colosseo was a wonderful place. We got to walk past the Colosseum and Forum everyday and looked forward to going 'home' every evening. I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy this place. Thank you for a wonderful stay - your B&B was as beautiful as you are!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Via Labicana 72, "La finestra sul Colosseo" is a welcoming structure dipped in the wonders of Imperial Rome, a few steps from the Coliseum."La finestra sul Colosseo" is located in the heart of Rome near the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, is ideally situated in the immediate proximity of the Basilica of San Giovanni and Santa Maria Maggiore. The structure is also well connected thanks to the proximity of the Metro A (Manzoni stop to 700 meters) and Metro B (Colosseo stop 400 meters). The rooms are spacious and bright, elegantly furnished in order to combine the modern style of furniture with the most ancient of particular vaulted ceilings in ancient Roman style. ... more less
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