We stayed here for 4 nights and slept wonderfully. Nice quiet and dark rooms. Has all the amenities you would like for a stay. Elevator. Sweet little kitchen stocked with breakfast items, drinks, coffee, (even a wonderful little milk frother was there) yummy cookie jar and all the utensils and equipment for cooking. Stove top only. Location is super close to St. Peters Square and the Ottaviano metro stop. This place is not fancy but it is a great value! We were a family of 5 and they put an extra cot bed in one room (also comfortable). The two bathrooms were very nice to have when trying to get ready in the morning. After staying elsewhere in Italy I kept finding myself thinking of how well we slept at Antonella's. The beds were not hard as rocks, which is worth its weight in gold after a long day of sightseeing. (Try my best tours - golf cart day.) Weather in October was wonderful. There is a little restaurant right across the street that is very good. When you get tired of pasta try Tommi Burger around the corner...it was great.
From booking to check-out, everything went very well. The B&B owner Antonella went out of her way to patiently help us with our booking and all our questions and requests. In fact, when I made a mistake of booking the accommodation twice and only realized this after the cancellation period passed, Antonella found a way to resolve the issue so that I will not end up paying for the same accommodation twice. This was such a relief! She is very friendly and communication with her was fast and easy. She was easily reachable by email, telephone & Whatsapp. Her assistant Maritess was also very helpful and friendly.
The B&B was clean and very well-maintained and had everything that we needed during our 3-night stay. The bedroom was just the right size for three people. The shower area was a bit small but typical size for accommodations in Europe. The self-service kitchen was generously stocked with breakfast food (just as described in the website) that we could eat as much and as often as we want! It had all the necessary utensils and equipment we could use for preparing breakfast. We felt like we were in our own home.
The neighborhood itself is safe and there were many choices for very good Italian restaurants nearby. There is also a mini-grocery across the street. The location of the B&B was very convenient for going early to Vatican since it was just a short walk to the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica. Very close to the Metro too and buses were available so even if we were on the Vatican side, we could easily commute to the other side to go to the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, etc.
Overall, I would give this B&B and the owner and staff an excellent rating. I would not hesitate to recommend it to my friends and I would definitely choose to stay here again if I have the opportunity to come back to Rome.
This sweet B&B is my new home in Rome. I would not stay anywhere else. Antonella is one very big reason. She showed us around, provided a map, answered all my questions and provided a very warm welcome. She also arranged an airport pick up that took all the stress out of finding our way after our very long flight from California. She is the BEST! There are 3 rooms and a shared kitchen. The kitchen has everything we could need. Yogurt, juice, bread, cookies, eggs, ham, cheese and even ice cream. The rooms have everything we needed. We tend to toss our clothes around unless they are corralled so a small dresser would be useful but there was a hanging shelf unit that did the trick. We were 4 blocks from St. Peters Square, a block and a half from the entrance to the Vatican Museum and a block from the Metro. The door to the building has a locking door (2 locking doors at night), a lock to the unit and a lock to each room. We were safe in our room as well as the neighborhood. No problems walking any time of day. There is a restaurant just to the left of the door and gelato to the right. Perfect! I will recommend this to anyone traveling to Rome and I will be back!
What a brilliant little place. My fiancé and I stayed for 3 nights at Gli Scipioni B&B and it was everything we wanted.
The room was spacious, clean and had all sorts of little extras, there was a tv, fridge, hairdryer and even a pair of cosy dressing gowns.
The room was cleaned every morning and fresh towels are provided on request.
The location is a hop, skip and a little jump away from Ottaviano metro station which is ideal for exploring and you are a 5 minute walk from the Vatican. There are also some great restaurants nearby.
To top it all off, the host, Antonella is an absolute gem, nothing was too much trouble for her. She helped us arrange alternative routes and transport one day when there was a strike on the metro, she also arranged an airport drop off for us at 4am in the morning which was very reliable and turned up on time.
When we return to Rome we will definitely be staying at Gli scipioni and I advise that you do too.
My daughter and I stayed for three nights all together (2 nights at the start of our trip and one night at the end). It was perfect! Close to the Vatican and walking distance to everything else. The room was clean and quiet. First Mario greeted us and checked us in and the second time Antonella. They were very helpful with arranging for taxi and a driver to take us to the airport and the train station when the subway was on strike. We corresponded by email before we arrived and we were not disappointed. We would definitely stay there again.