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Sleeping Beauty Guesthouse
Ranked #519 of 3,620 Rome B&B and Inns
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Staff. Great Location. Great Guest House”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My mum, sister and I stayed at Sleeping Beauty guest house for our trip to Rome. We stayed for 4 nights and loved it. As soon as we booked through booking.com we received a lovely email from Sleeping Beauty with info about how to reach the guest house from both airports, by taxi, bus, train.

Someone is usually on the reception from 9am-1.30 pm, we were arriving around 2pm, so we notified the staff at the hotel and they assured us someone would be there to check us in. And they were! We were greeted so warmly by a lovely Italian man (we didn't catch his name). He went through the map of Rome with us circling all the places of interest, and explaining what to do and what not to do which was very helpful. He also recommended restaurants nearby, which were better quality and cheaper than the restaurants right in the centre.

Our room was perfect for us, we had a double and a single with an en suite.The room was spotless, cleaned daily, with AC, a TV, DVD player, fridge, kettle, coffee, tea, towels, toiletries. Everything you need.

We felt very secure here, as there are 3 locked doors to get through to go outside. The guest house is located on the first floor of a large building, so only guests staying at sleeping beauty can enter the guest house with a key.

There is also a very modern and clean kitchen, which has a kettle, toaster, microwave, cutlery and crockery so you can make breakfast or lunch or anything else. We bought a loaf of bread from a supermarket nearby and made toast for breakfast as we didn't see that many places around that offered breakfast.

The location was great, there was a metro stop about 5 minutes walk away, tram stops right outside the hotel. However we only used the metro twice, once to get to the hotel from the airport (which was very simple and cheaper), and another time to get to the Vatican City. It was beautiful weather so we walked to everything else. It really wasn't far, to the Colosseum (about 15 mins walk) then once you're there you can walk to all the other places nearby.

Rome is full of cobbled streets, so for elderly or disabled people I would advise getting a Roma Pass which allows you to use all public transport unlimited for three days. As we didn't use public transport we were walking for around 8 hours every day which was very tiring, but we didn't mind as we got to see more of beautiful Rome.

I cannot stress how helpful the staff are at Sleeping Beauty, they really make the guest house!
We would definitely return!

Room Tip: We had a room on the main road, although it could be noisy at times we didn't find this a proble...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Oftringen, Switzerland
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

I would like to recommend this guest house to anyone who loves to stay at a familiar, clean, friendly and just beautiful place! It is located a few minutes from the main metro line so you can easily reach all the important spots of Rome. You can also take a walk directly to the Colosseum and the ancient city centre in less than 20 minutes - it's a beautiful walk! Although you are very close to the centre, the area where the Sleeping Beauty is located, is not touristic, which offers you a variety of cheap but delicious restaurants, bars etc. The stuff of Sleeping Beauty will give you a lot of tips where to eat, helps you to get the tickets for the important museums in advance and even checks the weather for you every morning :) The rooms are spacious, very clean and designed with a lot of love, you just feel at home!
We absolutely loved our stay here and we will hopefully have the opportunity to come back as many times as possible :)
Thank you so much for everything!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at Sleeping Beauty Rome. This hotel was fantastic!! The bed was great, the staff member who greeted us was helpful and friendly. The hotel also provided a variety of DVDs to watch not only in italian but in english too which was a nice change from the usual 100 channels of only Italian shows, there were also books and a kitchen with cutlery and a microwave. We had a great experience staying here would highly recommend it to others!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

Fantastic location...
Metro Station(7 min walk), Bus (5 min) and even Tram (5 min). Colossuem was about 10 mins in Tram, Vatican about 20 mins by Metro. Very friendly staff; Luka and his brother gave us valuable tips, booked cab for us and answered patiently to all our typical tourists queries. Lots of eating options around and shopping places near Giovanni station. Felt very safe while coming back late, no problem at all. We will surely stay here when we revisit Rome!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

The staff is friendly and helpful but they're not there all the time, just so you know. The shared toilet is clean. Kitchen has microwave, fridge, toaster, plates and cutlery. The room is spacious and nicely decorated. The TV in our room is small and DVD player does not work. Bus 85 goes to most of the main attraction. Overall it's a nice experience.

Room Tip: Room No5 is a bit noisy because of the traffice on the street.
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Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Although my friends and I stayed for just one night, the staff made us feel very welcomed right in the very beginning and made a great recommendation on a restaurant nearby (authentic Italian food!). It is well situated within a 10 minute walking distance to the Colosseum, with the metro a 5 min walk away, allowing easy transportation to the Vatican City.

The room itself was quite big, air-conditioned, with a TV and DVD player (you can borrow DVDs in the common area). It also has a rather strong wifi signal for all the people who can't live without the internet.

Perhaps on the slightly downside was the shared bathroom, but it wasn't a problem at all for me, since we felt at home the moment we walked in the guesthouse! Would highly recommend Sleeping Beauty to all the travellers out there!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I and my friend stayed 2 nights in Sleeping Beauty, and I will definitely recommend this place for visitors of Rome. It was really well located - we walked to Colosseum and other famous monuments in 10 minutes. We even came back from Vatican City by walking, and we could pass through many famous sites in Rome. It is also quite close to the non-touristic area of Rome!
As two girls traveling alone, we felt very safe and comfortable in Sleeping Beauty, with a super friendly staff. The room was spacious, clean and beautiful, but also antique and classy. If I go back to Rome, I will definitely stay again in this place!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Sleeping Beauty Guesthouse
Address: Viale Carlo Felice 89, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #519 of 3,620 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sleeping Beauty Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleeping Beauty is situated in front of the St. John's in Lateran church, place of worship and oldest catholic church of the western world. Since our two star superior accommodation is in the heart of the eternal city, you can easily find refuge during the lazy roman afternoons and start your conquest of Rome from here. Sleeping Beauty is inside the historical centre of Rome, within the old city walls, and at a 15 minute walk to the Colosseum and Roman Forum area. Excellent connections with all means to transport just around the corner (underground, tram, buses) take you to the rest of the centre of Rome in few minutes. Free Internet access for all guests. Amenities are: TV Hairdryer Electronic Safe Free Internet Free tea and coffeemaking facilities Multilingual staff speaks French and English ... more   less 
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