B&B Bologna is really more like an apartment in a residential neighborhood, away from more "touristy" areas, but very convenient by bus or subway to anywhere in Rome. The owner, Daniella, and her daughter Micaela are every bit as wonderful as described in other reviews here, offering tips on how to get around Rome, recommendations for places in the local area to eat, and more.
We and our three teenage children stayed in a two room, two bath apartment that was on the same floor as the owner's apartment. It was spotlessly clean, and had a small kitchenette where breakfast was available. Other reviewers have complained about the breakfast, but we found it to be typical of what we've had in bed and breakfast places throughout Italy -- granola, packaged pastries, juices, milk, an assortment of teas, and brewed coffee -- and certainly adequate. There was also a fruitstand about 75 feet outside the front door of the building with a wide assortment of fresh fruit if you need more than that.
While we were there, the air conditioning in one of the rooms was not working properly -- it couldn't be repaired during the few days we were there. They apologized and without us even asking, brought in fans and reduced the room rate. Finally, the night before we left, Daniela brought in a note telling us that the local transit -- which we were planning to use to get to the train station the next morning -- was going to be on strike that day. Micaela volunteered to take all five of us, with our luggage, to the train station in her small car and wouldn't even accept any payment for doing so -- well above and beyond anything I would expect!
Bottom line: a clean, comfortable, reasonably-priced, friendly, convenient place to stay in Rome. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In one of the most prestigious squares of Downtown Rome, 20 yards from Metro stop "Stazione Bologna", which easily connects you to all major touristic, historic, commercial and business attractions of the Eternal City, is awaiting for you the BED & BREAKFAST BOLOGNA, comfortable inn for the tourist or businessman, where a custom reception goes hand on hand with a friendly atmosphere and where we welcome you speaking English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. ... more less