Elegant B&B Steps Away from Colesseum
The Caeser House B&B is run by a few lovely sisters, all very hospitable and eager to assist with dinner recommendations/reservations, reviewing maps, etc. They take great pride in their property and it shows. Our room was kept immaculate throughout entire stay, we had plenty of towels and toiletteries. In the foyer and sitting room are bookshelves with travel guides, peridicals and misc. books to thumb through. Umi is the "house manager" and brought our breakfast to our room each morning (each evening you chose your selections and placed on the outside of your door). It gave you just the right start to your day - boiled egg and yogurt for protein, coffee for caffeine, hot chocolate or huge pastries for the sugary carbs. The location is great, a five minute walk to the Collesseum, two Metro stops. There were a number of restaraunts in the area, quick eateries, gelato stores as well as one or two "mini-marts", Roma-style. Termini Station is a 15 minute walk up Via Cavour. The property is private, is does not have great public space and therefore is best suited for couples, singles or other mature travelers - not the backpacker or family. One night Mom & I sat in the sitting room with two married couples and shared complimentary wine (provided by the propretiers). Both couples had been to Rome before and insisted on staying at the Caeser House again.
Unique Quality: My mother and I stayed at the Caeser House B&B for 8 nights November 2004. I can't remember the name (Maria?) of the room we had, but it was a stylishly-decorated twin room w/ ensuite bathroom. The pictures on the web are EXACTLY what you will find - no surprises or switch & bait. Outside of our window was a glorious view of Via Cavour and far, far off - the Forum. We had plenty of room for the two of us: a dresser, writing table and 2 chairs, small fridge (was stocked upon arrival), wardrobe w/ plenty of hangers and extra blankets, large shower with great water pressure. Beds were comfy with big bedside tables for your travel guides. We quickly learned to take our showers at night as the hot water wasn't as plentiful in the AM - typical in most small inns or B&Bs worldwide. We had our own AC/heat, no worries there. One or two nights we slept with the windows open. One night we listened to the bands playing at the Colesseum - MTV Europe Music Awards was on! We also had a Sat TV and caught the European version of BBC every night before turning in. I think we also watched a bit of Stuart Little dubbed in Italian one night!
I believe we paid E140 per night, this was offseason. I took care of all reservations through www.romeby.com and brought the confirmation printout with me.
You will be pleased with this spot, we were. If, and I hope I do, get to return to Rome, I'll certainly stay at the Caeser House B&B.