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Bed & Breakfast Association of Rome

Phone: 06.553.02248

Reviewed by: Ron S from USA, review #2153

When: September 2007

Highly recommended. The quality of our accommodation, the hospitality of our hostess and the service of the B & B Association of Rome made our visit very enjoyable.

[Balduina Alta-Loyola University, Via Giancarlo Bitossi] We had an exceptional stay in this lovely B & B and felt extremely welcome in this beautiful home located in a quiet, gated complex among gardens and trees.

The apartment was cool and airy with a terrace where we could sit and relax. Our bedroom was large with a comfortable double bed, good closet space and a private bath outside the room. It was wonderful to return to this pleasant home in a quiet neighborhood and experience the life of "real" Romans away from the tourist sights and hotels. It was a haven of calm after the hustle and bustle of a day in the city.

There is a pretty view of the gardens from the terrace. We really enjoyed being served a good breakfast overlooking the gardens compared to often having a casual selection of bread, jelly and coffee left in the kitchen of many B & Bs in which we have stayed.

The hostess keeps a very clean and tidy accommodation. The house was spotlessly clean and homey with very attractive furnishings. She was most gracious and even gave us an early breakfast on our last day because we had to leave to catch a plane. She went out of her way to help us with directions and provided maps with very clear instructions and even made reservations for museums, arranged taxi service to and from the airport and gave us much needed info on buses, subways, and other interesting sights.

Staying in this B & B was much more personal than staying in a hotel and the hostess made us feel like we were almost living like true Romans for the time we were there.

Public transportation is conveniently available. There is a bus stop just 5 minutes away offering buses into central Rome that took us within walking distance to many of the famous tourist attractions. There is also a subway and local railway station within a 10 minute walk from the house.

Many local shops are within walking distance from the apartment as are several excellent restaurants (the names of which I do not remember) and a good gelato shop. Overall, this is a residential area and the best thing it provided was the ambiance of a "typical Roman” life during our visit.

I must admit that I was a little apprehensive about booking accommodations over the Internet but the Bed & Breakfast Association of Rome was both efficient & courteous as well as very professional. They have an extensive selection of B & Bs and apartments. Their web site moves from link-to-link very well. The on-line agent at the B & B Association was helpful, responsive and cooperative all the way through to billing. We received outstanding service from them.

Reviewed by: Antony and Jennifer from The Netherlands, review #2077

When: October 2007

B&B in modernised apartment 15 minutes walk from historic centre.

Quiet, spacious, "affordable" with very helpful owner who gives lots of local advice.

Ensuite bathroom.

Simple and tasteful decor.

Breakfast was Roman minimalist ... "do-it-yourself" but all ingredients supplied.

Reviewed by: laracroft106 from Australia, review #1546

When: June 2006

B&B was perfect walking distance to everything. Rooms and host were beautiful. Will certainly use them next trip to Italy.

The location: perfect walking distance to everything. The host: lovely and very helpful.

We had the two bedroom apartment. One bedroom had its own ensuite. We could see the Vatican from the dining room. It was a top floor apartment and had beautiful views of the city. We had asked Lori to pick a B&B that would suit our family needs, which were to be in the heart of rome walking distance to all the sites. We were not disappointed. We will use this site again, as they advised and gave us the best stay in Rome.

If there was a down side to our stay it would be to recommend that if you are a light sleeper don't stay in the heart of Rome. They don't sleep early and you will hear the people from the street at restaurants talking, and others driving past. We were on the top floor (5th floor) -- it didn't bother us but it may others.

Reviewed by: Anne from PA, review #442

When: November 2003

We stayed in one of their B&B offerings, in the Trastevere area. Wonderful location, quiet room, and pleasant host. We could not have been more pleased.

This B & B booking agency lists both "Bed and Breakfasts," as well as apartments.

We opted for the former since we did not plan to cook meals. We indicated the type of room and location we were seeking, and Mrs. Andersson then suggested several listings, including the one we selected on the Viale Trastevere. This listing included one double bedroom with adjoining bathroom. There is also a generous sized single bedroom that is booked only with the larger bedroom. We loved staying in the Trastevere area as it was very easy to get there from the airport.

We also found it very easy to get to other parts of the City since the B & B is on two tram lines. It is a charming area with wonderful restaurants and shops, and a welcome change from the more populated tourist areas.

Our host did not speak English, but we had no trouble communicating.

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