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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sleeping Beauty Guesthouse Hotel Rome