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“Perfect Location for Rome Sights”
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ColosseoBB
Ranked #123 of 3,734 Rome B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Rather than a traditional B&B, Colosseo B&B is instead a group of separate apartments run by a man who is a leatherworker by trade (and operates as shop just a few doors down). So unless you're sharing an apartment with other people, it is a very private, independent experience.

The B&B doesn't offer an English/American-style cooked breakfast -- instead, each apartment has a kitchen that is stocked with an espresso machine, packaged bread, and juice boxes. However, there are several cafes nearby, so it's easy enough to visit one in the morning and get a cappuccino and cornetto before waking down to Rome's sights.

In terms of location, it a short walk from the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, and other central sights. Because central Rome is small, it's also easy to walk across the city to Trastevere, Piazza Navona, and even the Spanish Steps. To get to the Vatican, the quickest route is to take the metro from Termini Station (which is about a 10 minute walk from the B&B).

Restaurants in Rome don't start serving dinner until 7 or 7:30pm, so you'll probably want to freshen up, shower, and change clothes between a full day of sightseeing and having a nice meal. The B&B is in Rome's Monti area, and there are a good number of restaurants to the west of Via Cavour along Via Panisperna, Via Urbana, and the other small roads in this neighborhood.

In short, Colosseo B&B isn't luxury accommodations (and there aren't any amenities like room service, a pool, concierge, etc.), but it's a great value in a really convenient location. The apartment we stayed in was small (the bathroom was particularly tiny), but the bed was comfortable, and it was really easy to get to the airport with Termini Station so close by.

My only complaint would be that the neighbors listened to their TV really loudly... and then talked to each other even louder so that they could be heard over the TV. On top of that, they also seemed to have a baby that cried and a dog that barked. But they were quiet enough after about 10pm in the evening, and because our apartment was at the back of the building overlooking an interior courtyard, there was no street noise and no noise from the metro below (though you could feel a slight rumble when the train passed underneath).

Note that on Via Cavour, the odd and even numbers on opposite sides of the street don't match up, so if you're looking for the B&B, make sure you're looking at the side with the even numbers, not the west side with the odd numbers.

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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

ideal b and b right in the heart of the city. Very simple to get to from the train station. The room was air conditioned and very clean. They were very welcoming! Can definitely recommend, and will certainly visit again

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

At a short distance from the railway station and really close the Colosseum, this B&B is ideal for a family or two couples of friends. It is actually a two- bedroom flat pleasantly furnished, with a small kitchen and two bathrooms/toilets right across the kitchen. Fresh fruit, jam, chocolate and a superb espresso machine are always available.
The bedroom I stayed in was really cosy, perfumed and bright.
Highly recommended if you like to feel like at friend's house when travelling.


Stayed: March 2015, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

My son and I stayed in an apartment for 2 weeks. The apartment had all the essentials . Our host Domenico was very helpful. The location is the best in Rome. This is the real Rome not the overpriced areas near the Spanish Steps. The experience is true Roman. Nearby are plenty of restaurants especially on Via Urbana. Down the street is a great grocery store with a butcher. we would buy our bread and lunch meat there and eat lunch and breakfast in the room and then go out to dinner at night. The metro stop is very close as well as the coliseum. Much more fun than staying in a hotel.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

We spent four amazing nights in a cozy, clean, comfortable and well appointed apartment of ColosseoBB. During out stay cleaners came regularly to replace towels and maintain a spotless site. The place itself is perfectly positioned being close, but not too close, to the railway station and at the same time quite close to the basilica of St. Peter in chains (where Michelangelo's Moses is), to the Colosseum and to the metro stop. Given the amenities offered and the size and comforts of the accommodation we found the rate very affordable, especially in comparison with other offers in Rome.

Domenico, the owner, is an extremely organized, affable and knowledgeable host. He is also a second generation leathersmith that owns a fine leather store right next to his rooms and apartments and is also well known and respected in his neighborhood. He is always super available and reachable. You will always find him at his sewing machine crafting jackets, purses, belts, wallets etc.

We hope he will have availability the next time we visit Rome.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about ColosseoBB

Address: Via Cavour 172 Rione Monti | angolo via Santamariamaggiore 151, 00184 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 3,734 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: ₹ 6,626 - ₹ 16,174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The appartments are situated in the centre of Rome, in the most historic part of the city. Only minutes walk from the underground and with easy access to the airport.Location could not be more ideal. Its a great starting point to access the main historical, cultural and wonders of Rome. (the collosseum, the vatican, spanish steps, venetian square, trevi fountain)The rooms are very comfortable with air conditioning, private bathrooms, tv/internet and are very spacious. ... more   less 
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