I booked Tomas off venere.com. The single room rate for the week was 48 EUROS so I wasn't expecting much. I have stayed in all sorts of hotels all over and this place is actually my favorite hotel of them all!!
The hotel is located right off the vatican metro stop and is about 15 feet past an ATM machine. There is a door man during the day on weekdays! The B&B is actually inside a little complex of apartments with courtyards inside of them. It is at the back of this complex and on the 5th floor!
When you arrive the young man that manages the place will show you to your room and hand you three keys. One for the main door, one for the B&B and one for your room. I was shown my room right away (8am) and got ready for my day. I was in a single room and it was small!! I had to place my luggage under the bed, but there is a closet to hang your clothes with plenty of hangers and drawers.
The bed is very comfortable and there are extra blankets if needed. There is also a window and you look out onto the courtyard inside the complex. There is an ensuite bathroom with a shower that is a bit small as well. I didn't have a problem with that. Also, the water temperature was always very warm. There is a tv in the room but it only has Italian stations on it, so if you can not speak Italian I would bring a book.
The B&B provides you with towels daily and a hairdryer if you request one.
Breakfast was delicious. There was usually a few croissants, yogart, and some misc other things served with your choice of drink.
There is an internet cafe around the corner complete with phones for international calls. It was really reasonable. To call Canada was 5 cents per minute. There was also a grocery store where you could pick up water/wine/pop which was again very reasonably priced. There is also a pharmacy about 20 feet from the B&B. There is lots of shopping in the area and lots of restaurants as well as takeout next door.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to the Vatican and St. Peters Square. The convenience of the Metro can get you to the center of Rome in about 5 minutes as well. It costs 1EURO to ride the metro one way or 4EURO to be able to use all transport all day.
The manager is very helpful and friendly, he was very professional and provided great information and assistance whenever it was needed. The next time I am in Rome I will definately stay at Tomas again...and will reccommend it highly to friends and family!!
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