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Bed & Breakfast Maggiore
Ranked #2,820 of 3,762 Rome B&B and Inns
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

As usual, in Italy there is no breakfast with a bed and breakfast, but a very modern and clean suite! Orlando was very helpful as was the other fellow (I forgot his name). Kinda hard to find, but well worth it! They will also reserve a private car to the airport after your stay, only 60 euros, great deal considering we had 4 of us plus 7 bags of luggage. I will definitely stay there again on my next trip to Rome! Don't take a taxi from the termini unless your willing to part will 25 euros (or try to bargain), walk, it's only 3 blocks away! use google map and also take a virtual tour of the area, it will aid you to find this place. There is no sign, but a very small plaque on the row of buzzers on the front door. There is a great restaurant 3/4 of a block to your left as your leaving the hotel and a grocery mall directly across the church courtyard. Very close to the Colosseum (15 min) and Trevi fountain (20min), enjoy!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

A great budget B&B, only a five minute, five street walk from Rome Termini. Opposite an enormous church called Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Loads of cafes and restaurants nearby plus a very handy supermarket. The B&B was a little hard to find but it was through large wooden doors, next to a cafe. It was on the first floor up the staircase or lift to the right. The room was very comfortable and clean, with a small fridge and it's own bathroom. We had a key to come and go as we pleased. Breakfast (included) was a typical Italian breakfast served in a cafe at street level. At €55 a night it was a delightful bargain.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, B.C.
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2009

We stayed for three nights in April 2009. First the good things: It was very very cheap and it was very very clean. Now the bad:
the worst: It was advertised as a B&B but not only was there no breakfast but there wasn't actually anyone at the hotel - hardly ever! The hotel has a reception/office and a man and a woman were there in the afternoon when we checked in and then never re-appeared. Therefore, when problems arose, we were on our own. The phone number for the hotel was apparently the owner's cell phone. We left the phone number as our contact info with people back home and when we had an emergency (our cat got very sick, almost died, and the caregiver needed emergency medical instructions), the person who answered the phone first said: the rooms don't have a phone (true) and I'll give them a message (not true). We didn't get the message until a week later at a completely different hotel in Florence (for those animal lovers: the cat survived).

We had problems with our room. It had no plastic cups, it had no wastepaper basket. We had problems with information given to us by the owners on the first day. But we never saw the owners again in three days.

Second Problem: In april of 2009 the entire building was under renovation. The entire building was under tarps. Inside the plaster was being scraped off. The entire building was rendolent with plaster dust. Our luggage got dirty, it got up our nose.

Third Problem: We had an interior room which window opened onto a courtyard. It was extremely noisy with the construction workers, and people coming and going all through the night. We couldn't close the window because there was no air-con. Also, mosquitos ate us alive. Only at this hotel did this happen. We speculate that there was a pool of water somewhere because in all of Italy we only had a mosquito problem at another location - a well. If we had been provided with screens, the problem would have been more manageable.

Fourth: there were minor irritants. No garbage, no cups, the toilet seat was broken, the bathroom ran out of soap. And because there was no staff to talk to, these problems had to be suffered with for three days.

We also have a bad memory from this hotel that can't be attributed to the staff. The doors don't close properly and you have to hold then up and slam them. Then lock from the inside. We didn't do that one night and someone entered our room while we slept and stole my Palm Pilot from beside my bed. Our fault because we didn't lock the door. But be very careful here.

The neighbourhood is good, but so is any hotel near Terminus Station.

Best thing about this hotel: it was spotlessly clean! The cleanest we had in Italy. Cleaning staff should get a raise!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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ROME, ITALY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2009

My wife and I have stayed at the B&B Maggiore Bed and Breakfast every year for the past several years. We highly recommend this B&B if you are looking far a location that is a short walk to many of the sights you will want to see, such as the colliseum, roman forum, and the basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore which is right across the piazza. If you would prefer transportation to the sights instead of walking, the train bus, and metro station is a short two and a half blocks away. The proprietors and staff are very friendly and are eager to assist you with any help that you may need, such as directions, and good restaurants. There is a good continental breakfast and the rooms are just the right size for two people in a double room. The rooms are very clean, and are cleaned daily and at a very reasonable rate for the accommadations and location. This Bed and Breakfast is a very good value and sure to please, especially for those folks traveling on a budget. We have recommended this business to several friends, and this I would not do if I was displeased with.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2009

Stay away from this place! My wife and I stayed at B&B Maggiore in January 2009 for three nights. It was a nightmare! There was no heating at night. We complained after the first night, but nothing changed. And in the last night, there was even no hot water! It was so cold that both of us got a bad cold and cough. My vacation was completely ruined.

The room is spacious compared with other hotels, but it's a bit dusty as if no one has stayed in the room for a while. Like the other reviewer has said, there was some problem with the shower drain. The shower tub will start to overflow in minutes. You have to take your shower really quick. Our TV stopped working after the first night. We also complained but no one came to fix it.

  • Stayed January 2009
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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2008

We took a taxi from the airport for 60euros. Was very unsure what the airport signs meant by using white official taxis. We were approached by scam cab drivers wanting to charge us 80 euro. We could have saved quiet a few bucks by taking the metro that was only a short walk from the hotel, but since we were not sure of where it was, we felt comfortable with our decision. The hotel #12 was initially hard to find because there is no official entrance into the hotel. Just a door with the #12 on it that is occupied by other businesses along with the B & B. Location is perfect. Short was to the catch a tour bus that is also near the metro. Location is on a main square attraction and part of the tour bus route. Walking down some of the side streets next to the B & B in the opposite direction of the metro offers some great inexpensive restaurants and shopping. The B & B is a nice basic ,clean room and not bad for 85 euros and if you want to save money on accomodations. We did have a problem with the shower drain. In less than 3 minutes the shower tub would start to overflow so we had to take quick showers. Hard to do for a lady that needs to wash her hair and shave her legs. We stayed three nights and kept forgetting to mention the problem to the staff. But we did email them to notify them of the problem after leaving Rome. The breakfast was a simple prepackaged packaged soft roll with butter, jellies, coffee and juice which was fine. If you wanted something more, there is a pastry shop with a huge selection of Italian pastries right next to the B & B. We noticed they do not change the towels during our stay but I'm sure they would if requested. The trash can was emptied daily. Only a small stand in the bathroom to put toiletries, but that was ok, too. The employee on staff (I think he said his name was Stan) is a very friendly and helpful. The two owners of the B & B are very fortunate to have such a dedicated employee. We had a late check in upon arriving so he stayed until 9:00pm to receive us. He was there early the next morning and as it turned out he had slept there overnight. The last night of our stay my husband broke the key to our closet safe and we had our passport and other important things in the safe that we had to retrieve for an early flight out of the Rome airport the next moring. It was only 7:30pm when we got back to the hotel and the office was closed. We called the emergency number provided and the lady on the other end spoke no English and hung up on my husband twice. We had no choice to but hope that Stan would arrive early the next morning and have an extra key to the safe. We had to leave for the airport at 8:00am and he usually doesn't get to work until close to 8:00am to open the breakfast area. We were lucky that he decided to come to work at 7:00am instead of later. He said he usually goes to church first but something nudged him to stop by work first. He didn't have another key, but was able to get in touch with both owners to ask for the safe combination. Only one of the owners knew the combination to the safe. It worked, so we very relieved that we would not have to cancel our flight out of Rome that morning. After all the commotion we decided to have Stan call a cab for us so we would not be late for our flight. The cabby was very professional, obviously very busy as many other hotels use his service. Very honest man and one we would call to pick us up at the airport should we ever need him again. We highly recommend anyone needing a cab driver that is professional and will charge you a fair price to call Gianni Lucarino. His cell [--]

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — No valid after hours emergency number and no night time reception or open office hours.
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2008

Great location! There is a taxi stand about 50m from the hotel, and the open top tour buses come by often. You are a moderate walk or a short cab ride from Termini.

This is a basic B&B but the rooms we stayed in were fine, the shower was great (though the bathroom could do with more clothes hooks), Sunny and Orlando were very nice and helpful, and if you can't handle the cold packaged croissant at breakfast there are some great croissants, coffee et al down on the street to the left of the hotel door.

The building is old and decrepit but the interior of the B&B is modern of course, and there was some renovation work in progress on the structure of the building. The entrance doesn't look promising, but don't let that put you off. The lift sometimes deosn't stop at the B&B's floor - 1 flight up. It is essential to call ahead to inform your time of arrival to ensure someone is there to let you in.

I would return simply because of the convenience, now that I know the place. Beware though, if you have a late train or flight out of Rome and heavy baggage you can't hump around after checking out, they charge something like 13 Euros to keep them for you. Can't blame them, there isn't much space.

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  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Thank tigerfire
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Property: Bed & Breakfast Maggiore
Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 12, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
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Ranked #2,820 of 3,762 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Hotel Class:2 star — Bed & Breakfast Maggiore 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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