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La Finestra sul Colosseo B&B
Ranked #16 of 3,621 Rome B&B and Inns
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Bornem, Belgium
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“La bella vita a Roma”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Having a first taste at the whole B&B traveling, La Finestra sul Colosseo rased the bar high, very high! Aldo & Gioia received us with a warm welcome. With the right amount of flair and knowhow Aldo guided us true Rome on a map. The certainly to-visit list didn’t get any shorter! He recommended us nice little restaurants, the best Piadineria in Rome and was accessible to any question on how to get where and when.
There B&B is relay nearby the Coliseum, the rooms are really splendid! What you see is what you get, for real! As in the pictures; romantic, spacious and everything you need ad hand. The bathroom with shower is lovely as well and relay neat. You can feel that the rooms are decorated with passion and love for little French details.
The ‘little’ breakfast buffet is marvelous, delicious little pastries, toast, croissants, fruit, cappuccino, thee, too much to name it and eat it al.
We will come back to Rome and to Gioia and Aldo’s B&B!
Even if we would try to criticize, we wouldn’t find anything, because La Finestra is not only a window viewing on the Colloseo, its a little treasure hidden between the old bricks of Rome when you look inside. And we loved every brick of it!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Having just returned from Rome (4th-8th March) I must say I wasn't disappointed. Great location, a short distance from the metro and for those walkers out there accessible to all parts of Rome. The room was clean, comfortable and bed heavenly - Aldo and Gioia were impeccable, suggestions from the off for restaurants, bus routes and areas to explore and see. The place itself was great, everything you want from a city break with a huge breakfast to set you up for the day. I was given a number to call should I have had any difficulties and a place to leave my luggage before departing later in the day. Thank you for a great time and all the advice it certainly made for a better trip.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is an excellent place to stay. More like a serviced apartment than a conventional B&B, but spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable, and a super location 200m from the Colosseum. Aldo and Gioia are welcoming hosts who serve a breakfast of fresh croissants, pastries, coffee etc and give invaluable advice on where to eat locally away from the tourist traps. The complimentary bottle of Sicilian red more than compensated for the lack of toiletries. Highly recommended and an excellent alternative to overpriced hotels and cramped B&Bs.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

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!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Staying at this delightful B&B made our trip to Rome! We booked it after a recommendation from friends who raved about it - and it certainly exceeded our expectations.

Booking was simple and it was very handy having Aldo on hand to answer any questions before we arrived, such as how best to travel from the airport.

Upon arrival Aldo was waiting to greet us outside the apartment building and showed us to our room. He gave us lots of tips and recommendations of where to visit, which restaurants/cafes/gelaterias to go to, and how to get around the city. He even marked everything out on a city map that he gave us, which was really helpful throughout our stay - it was like having our own personal tourist information centre!

The room was very spacious, elegantly decorated, and spotlessly clean - and the best part was the hugely generous-sized breakfast trolley filled with pastries, fruit, yoghurts, coffee and juice that was delivered to our room each morning!

The location couldn't have been better either. It's just a 5-10 min walk to the Colsseum as well as several metro stations and bus routes.

Aldo was extremely helpful and welcoming, making our 3 day stay in the city fantastic - we really couldn't fault it at all. Perfect!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this beautiful b n b during a very rainy weekend in February

Aldo met us at the door and gave us some handy tips about local attractions and restaurants. The pizza at Li rioni which is near the hotel was well recommended. It cost only 30euros for a 3 course meal and wine.

The room was immaculate and luxurious and the orthopaedic bed was a lovely treat as well.

We did find we could hear conversation from the next room and footsteps from the floor above but that didn't bother us to much.

Breakfast wasn't too our taste as it was filled with sweet sticky pastries when I would have loved some fresh Italian bread and butter, but again only a minor negative. There was also way too much for us to eat.

We would definitely stay again but perhaps grab a more savory breakfast elsewhere.

We had free wine and fruit in our room but didn't actually eat or drink them but it was a lovely thought

I ideally would have given 4.5 out of 5 because of the breakfast and surrounding noise but have gone for 4 out of 5 as it wasnt quite perfect but I would still 100% recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This really is a fantastic place. Beautiful room, spacious, clean, luxurious bathroom, and great location (1 minute from Colosseum, right in the center of Rome). Aldo and Gioia who run the place are lovely, nice, welcoming and helpful people. The accommodation was great, and they gave us a lot of useful tips for our visit to Rome. We had a wonderful stay here. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Finestra sul Colosseo B&B
Address: Via Labicana 72, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 3,621 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
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Number of rooms: 3
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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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