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“Great value, service and location. No A/C”

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Tomas Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2,959 of 3,643 Rome B&B and Inns
USA
1 review
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“Great value, service and location. No A/C”
Reviewed 8 July 2009

This was a great experience.

Cheap, in a nearly unbeatable location, and among the friendliest service I have ever had. It's in a fantastic neighborhood steps from the Metro and a quick walk from the Vatican. The city center is a pleasurable 15-20 minute walk from the B+B or a cheap 6-8 Euro taxi ride if you'd prefer.

The operator was fantastic, always attentive, and very friendly. Breakfast was simple, but good. Room (single w/ private toiler and shower) was super small but perfect for a solo traveller.

The only real downside is the lack of A/C. It got very hot, as it was on the top floor of a building facing evening sun. There was not much circulation in the room. However, you should be out most of the day and it was sleepable in the evening.

This was well worth the approximately $75 a night stay and helped make my Rome experience enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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hyetraveler
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2009

This hotel was great - the staff was great and the location superb. Just steps from the Ottaviano metro stop and short walk to the vatican. Area felt safe at night as well which is always a plus. The only real problem i can see with this hotel is that there is no air conditioning so beware if you visit during a hot summer. We were fine during our visit. Also, make sure to get a room with a shower as we saw some guests had to use a bathroom near the main breakfast area to shower so could be a bit awkward.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Arlington,VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2008

Great location, easy to get to from Termini train station. Inexpensive, clean, the staff was very friendly, and breakfast was very good. My wife said it was the best coffee she has ever had. We stayed here tonights and would not hesitate to stay here again.

The only two downsides is that the rooms are a little small and it can be a little noisy in the morning. But we were ok with that since we were up early and we did not need much space, just a place to rest our head at the end of the day.

  • Liked — Location and service
  • Disliked — Noise and size of room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank corp4ever
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2008

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!!

  • Liked — The Staff, location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
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New York
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2007

Tomas B&B is conveniently located near the Vatican, and is easily accessible to the Ottaviano metro. I stayed in a single room, which was quite small and cramped, and the shower was a bit small too. For the price (about $70 euros) a night, its a good deal, though. The young guy who runs the place was nice, the breakfast was hearty although I was only able to eat 1 breakfast there. I know there are other cheaper bed and breakfasts around Rome, especially the convents/B&B, but Tomas's close proximity to the Vatican and metro was one factor I considered in staying there. I just wish the rooms were bigger. Also, some guests were a bit noisy.

  • Liked — proximity to metro, vatican
  • Disliked — small rooms, noisy guests
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Tomas Bed & Breakfast
Address: Viale Giulio Cesare 183, 00192 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
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Ranked #2,959 of 3,643 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Number of rooms: 22
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