Staying at this B&B is more or less like being a paying guest in someoneýs home, as your elderly host and hostess, Claudio and Alma, lives in this 3 bedroom flat.
The plus side is that both host are very friendly and accommodating and I uses they are there simply due to the apparent lack of suitable gay accommodation for gay people. Cooked breakfast is provided and they do not mind if you have them rather late.
Another plus is the location ý close to 2 metro stations and some gay bars in the area. They were even kind enough to provide gay maps when you arrive.
On the minus side however one does feel too much like a house guest. Whilst Claudio and Alma may be ok with you bringing back guests ý you may not feel too comfortable doing so.
You do not also have the keys to the front door ý which means that you will have to ring them on the phone if you are back during the day and would have to wake them up if you return home late at night.
The beds are not terribly comfortable ý the ones we had were all folding guest bed with very thin mattress and hard lumpy pillows. The flat on the whole is rather small ý and the clutter of old magazines, guides and fliers did not help. There is also just one bathroom to be shared by guests and host ý which can be a bit tricky.
Please also note that they have a cat, as beautiful as the cat is, would not be great if you are allergic to one.
For 40 euros per person per night, the place was reasonably cheap and for its location in Rome I guess ý rather good value; but I have a feeling that we could have done better when it comes to comfort and facilities.
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