Alloggio turistico al Colosseo, Rome
Nothing beats staying somewhere that’s close to all the hot spots in a town or city, but sometimes trying to find somewhere that also offers a friendly face too isn’t always easy! I was lucky enough to come across the bed and breakfast rooms at Alloggio turistico al Colosseo – located a stone’s throw away from the Colosseum. When you first see the main apartment building, don’t be fooled by its old-fashioned exterior similar to the traditional flats and buildings in Rome, or its entrance hall painted beige with iron railings and bottle green paintwork. The inner apartment is completely different and very modern.
I’d chosen a single room, the smallest of the three in the apartment. It had a double foldaway bunk bed which was pretty cool. I did wonder (for a few seconds) how I would’ve climbed up to the top bunk, but I slept on the already made up lower bed which suited me fine. One side of the room is actually the whole entrance – a large sliding lockable white door, which added that element of ‘ ‘quirk’, which I really liked. The slim line room featured a triangular shelf/wardrobe unit, a flat-screen TV, a cute en-suite bathroom, air con, and a chair.
It was very cosy, and the beautifully tiled bathroom matched the rest of the décor. Although smaller than the others, it didn’t seem so as natural light poured through the large window. The room provided enough space for me, but it could be a little snug for two people. It’s cosy and anyone staying, would adore it!
With a bright kitchen area and foldable breakfast bar, you’ll find that Alloggio turistico al Colosseo has everything you need for a stay in Rome.
You have all the main things you need from a cooker and oven to prepare your own meals, fridge, kettle cutlery and cupboard space – there’s nothing that you won’t need.
The price of your stay includes a free breakfast which Camilo, the owner, will provide a voucher for each day. The place for breakfast is a local café a few minutes’ walk away. You can grab a hot drink, fruit juice and pastry. Camilo gives you a warm welcome and will talk you through all the major historical and tourist sites to see in Rome, and where the nearest supermarkets, bus stop and metro stations are. He’ll also provide a map to help you get around. There’s a rooftop terrace area which has views out to the city. Guests can spend time up there in the evenings or during the day.
Staying at the apartment was the best choice – it wasn’t far from the Colosseum. A historical site right on the doorstep in under 10 minutes. I was able to walk pretty much anywhere which was handy. Aside from the Colosseum, nearby attractions included the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, Aventine Hill, Piazza Novana. You can even walk to the Trevi Fountain which is about 25-minutes – depending on your speed. There’s a bus stop not too far away and the metro stop Colosseo is no more than a 10-minute walk. Termini station is also close by.
If I had to visit Rome again for any reason, I’d definitely want to stay at Alloggio turistico al Colosseo. Camilo made my stay all the more enjoyable and I couldn’t ask for a better host! He even got me a bottle of wine as I arrived on my birthday – what a nice surprise! The layout of the apartment is perfect and having just two other rooms meant it would never be too crowded. The shared kitchen area allows you to make friends easily. Even though it’s not far from the Colosseum, it’s still well enough away from the busy tourist parts. Anything you need Camilo is only too happy to help. All you have to do is send a message or give him a call.
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