Very friendly. It was one of my first B&B experiences and overall it was quite positive.
We stayed in the Magnolia room; we were charged quite a reasonable rate considering the time of year and the location. It was not completely central -- closer to the Villa Borghese in the northern end of the centre -- but all the same, convenient for a couple of young walkers. There's a closeby bus that goes straight downtown, and the transit is cheap -- 1 euro each way, cash fare.
There was a small problem when we checked in -- Augusto had miscounted the days we needed to stay, and for a while, he tried to make sure he could accommodate us in another room for its lower rate or find a friend's establishment to put us up. But it was fine in the end, and he was kind about it the entire time. He was not pushy about payment, and gave us a receipt without prompting.
The room overall is very clean and neat. The furniture is not the most modern, but they're all solid and it's nice to have all the surfaces for dumping change and trinkets. A wardrobe with hangers let you hang up wet clothes too.
There's housekeeping every two days -- Augusto told us he'd take any towels left on the floor, but he just takes them all and gives you fresh towels anyway! His business partner, Antonio, we met a couple of times during our week-long stay and he was equally kind.
B&B Savoia has lots of key amenities -- a stocked kitchen (with stove and microwave, and a fridge shelf for each room), a washing machine and drying lines, and television for long nights (although we couldn't figure out how to work the satellite).
The bathroom is cosy, but not inconveniently so. It was clean and modern. My one beef with it is that the water does not drain very quickly in the shower, so you often spill water on the floor. Otherwise, everything works perfectly, like new.
My only complaint about the B&B overall is that it can be a little noisy -- even with the windows and shutters closed, you still hear traffic. To be fair, living in dense buildings in big cities are always like that (I'm used to living in thick windows in Toronto). I'd suggest low-key ear plugs for sensitive sleepers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our bed and breakfast is in a prestigious property built in the 1920's with most of its original features preserved and set in a pretty garden. Renovated to a high standard, each room has first class en-suite facilities and all are decorated in keeping with the age of elegance.Historical B&B in the center of the City, 5 minutes away from the Archaeological Area. Children super-welcome ... more less