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“What is all the fuss about?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Obelus B&B

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Obelus B&B
Ranked #791 of 3,736 Rome B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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239 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“What is all the fuss about?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

The apartment is fine but nothing exceptional. Can get bus from airport to main termini for 4 euro one way. Then short metro ride `(2 stops) and a very short walk to apartment. Three "apartments" shared by small communal eating area. Can fit 5 people in one room which is difficult to find in Rome. Breakfast is adequate but gets boring with the same food day after day. Did try to accommodate children's "selective appetites" though...which was nice. Room had air coniditioning but no toiletries at all. Air coniditioning broke last day there. Soap dispenser broken. Email owners (with free wifi) during your stay with questions and they respond quickly. All communication before stay is done via email with quick responses. Small fridge in room. Television in room and all shows in Italian. Collosseum 15-20 minute walk and bus stops/metro close to hotel. Small food shops close by and a larger supermarket 15 minutes away. The place is fine, safe and clean but reviewers made it sound so exceptional so I guess we were expecting more.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Sojourn3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Obelus was a 7€ cab ride from the main rail station. It had small rooms wih wifi, private bathroom, and most importantly air conditioning. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was filling. It is only a ten to fifteen minute walk to the Colosseum and a five minute walk to the tram line.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

We spend 3 days in Obleus big apartment for 6 people. Two big bedrooms and one salon, very good and nice large kitchen and good bathroom. The best was, that it was just like home. The apartment have everything and we were missing nothing, soap in the kitchen for dishes, sweet biscuits, coffee and tea, towel etc. Nice cold apartment in the hot summer.
Location was great, 10 min. walk to colosseum and 10 min. walk til nice shopping streeet. Very friendly staff, always ready to help.
Thanks for a nice holiday in Obelus.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susanne S
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

very friendly staff, always ready to help out and give some tips on what to see and where to go. location is not far from the colosseum (around 10 min by foot). internet is for free. there is a lift in the building. air-conditioning. the street is very quiet. the value for money was excellent and the stay absolutely paid off for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aleksei U
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Our family (husband/wife and 2 teenage boys) stayed in the separate apartment, which was charming and very well equipped. It was the last stop on our trip, after Paris and Tuscany, and we appreciated the space and comfort. And in a blazing hot Roman summer, we also appreciated being able to return for cool afternoon siestas. The apartment is well situated, within walking distance of many sites and a metro stop, and both the owners and the staff were most helpful. We even had breakfast made for us each morning in the apartment! We had everything we needed. It was a great value, and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mary C
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

We read the Trip Advisor reviews and booked '2 rooms with use of a sitting room and kitchen'. But when we arrived, we found we had the whole apartment - adults in one bedroom, two kids in the other bedroom and third kid on the sofa bed in the sitting room. Fantastic! With shuttered windows overlooking the street, a rear balcony overlooking the internal courtyard, breakfast and WiFi included, use of a washing machine - we thought it was excellent value. Pierdavide and Monica were lovely and very welcoming. We thought the location was great - quiet but very handy for everything with the metro close by and just a short walk to the Colosseum and other great archeological sites. The local restaurant Dome along the street was good too. Friendly service, good food and very affordable. We highly recommend Obelus in Rome! Apologies for not uploading photos - I didn't think to take any until after my children had made a big mess and I didn't think it was fair to the Obelus to post photos of the place looking messy!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hannah D
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Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Clean, decent rooms, good value for the money. Very nice and helpful staff!
The B&B is located just a short walk from the colosseum, a metro station and the central city, in a quiet street virtually without any traffic. Perfect if you want to explore Rome for a couple of days.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Knoken
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Property: Obelus B&B
Address: Via Tasso 150, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #791 of 3,736 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Obelus B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It truly will feel as though you are staying at your best friend’s home when you are a guest at Obelus B&B located near His Majesty, The Colosseum. The three charming guest rooms have high ceiling and are clean and spacious and neatly furnished. All rooms have private bath rooms with shower, air conditioning, TV and safe box.You will wake up to the aroma of freshly baked croissants which are served every morning in the breakfast area located in the center of the apartment. The continental breakfast includes eggs, cheese, nutella, bread, toast, yogurt, american coffee, cappuccino, juice. So Monika and Pierdavide (the managers) make sure that Guests are given the proper startup for another dream-day in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.This B&B's located within walking distance of the Colosseum and it is the heart of the city. Consider that the Vatican is the farthest of all tourist attractions and it is only 3 kilometers away from Obelus, yet it can be reached with the underground train (the stop is around the block) and it is only 7 stops away (less than 8 minutes!!!) .People visit Rome for a multitude of reasons: the art, culture, food and wines. Relax and feel the magic in the air while walking the wonderful streets of The Eternal City. ... more   less 
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