Via Principe Amedeo, 85/a, Rome, Lazio, 185, Italy
Bed and Breakfast Giovy
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Wonderful stay at B&B Giovy

by TripAdvisor Member eebtraveler

Has Elevator
Has air conditioning
TV with cable (one English news channel)
Serves Breakfast
Refrigerator in room
Room we stayed in: 4

Contact Info: Phone: +39-329-1071602 Email: Book online at

The Good
The host Giovy (she pronounces her name Joanna) is simply the sweetest woman. She goes out of her way to make your visit extremely comfortable. When we arrived she brought us orange juice and water for our room and walked us through a map of the city to let us know how to get to all of the major sites. She has an elevator in the building but as the hotel is only on the first floor she and her sister insisted on carrying our bags to our room. The room was simple but immaculately clean (she and her husband clean the rooms themselves), and the refrigerator in the room was a very nice bonus. The location is wonderful. It’s not a super pretty part of town but it’s just a block or two from the main Termini train station where you can catch the bus and the metro. It’s also walking distance from the Colosseum.

The Bad
Nothing. The breakfast is prepackaged but she makes fresh cappuccino and espresso and gives you more than you could ever think about eating. We will definitely try to come back to this hotel!

I’ve included a list of other hotels/B&Bs I stayed in during our vacation below to hopefully help someone else quickly identify decent accommodations for their upcoming vacation. I’ve listed them by our personal preference and level of recommendation (I’ve also independently reviewed each of these hotels within Tripadvisor).

In each hotel we had a double room with an ensuite full bath. We stayed in all hotels in May 2007. I would recommend any of the hotels although some were nicer than others for various reasons.

1. Florence – De’ Benci Bed and Breakfast, paid 110 Euros/night – Lovely rooms and breakfast each morning, good location
2. Rome – Town House Suite Giovy, paid 120 Euros/night – The most fantastic, sweet host you can imagine, great location
3. Rome – Hotel SanPietrino, paid 100 Euros/night – Really nicely remodeled rooms in a nice area in Rome
4. Venice – Locanda Ca’ Foscari, paid 98 Euros/night – Clean, bright rooms in a very nice part of Venice
5. Cairo, Egypt – Nile Hilton Hotel, paid $125/night – Modern hotel with lots of amenities, very central location
6. Paris – Hotel de la Porte Doree, paid 78 Euros/night – Not in the heart of Paris but a spacious room in a very charming part of town, right next to the metro
7. Giza, Egypt – Le Meridien Pyramids, paid $85/night (including tax) – Nice hotel but way too touristy. Makes more sense to stay in Cairo and take a driver to the pyramids
8. Barcelona – Cuatro Naciones Hotel, paid 107 Euros/night – Great location right on La Rambla
9. London – Fairway Hotel, paid 65 British pounds/night – Rooms just decent but location is good
10. Milan – Hotel Ca Grande, paid 100 Euro/night - Nice little hotel although not the greatest location
11. Amsterdam – LuckyTravellers Fantasia Hotel, paid 90 Euro/night – Decent, clean hotel in decent location, but some rooms are TINY and most guests smoke (smell comes into your room easily)

Nice Rooms, Reasonable Price and Unparalelled Hospitality

by TripAdvisor Member JAGJOSH77

If you are looking for a comfortable room on a budget, look no further.

Giovy's place is situated in the heart of Roma, just a 3 minute walk to/from Stazione Termini -- Rome's main Metro and Trenitalia hub. The B&B is nestled off of a courtyard, away from the street, providing a quiet respite from the bustling neighborhood noise. The rooms are spacious by Italian standards and are very clean and well appointed. Breakfast is ample and Giovy's husband Claudio is deserving of his reputation for making a great espresso or hot chocolate.

Despite the above-average amenities, the true reason to stay here is the hostess. GIovy is energetic and charismatic; always willing to help in any way she can. She speaks a good bit of English and even assisted us by calling in reservations at hotels we stayed at in other Italian Cities. On our last night in Italy, in order to ensure that we did not miss our flight, Giovy gave us two alarm clocks from her own apartment and a personal knock on our door at 6 a.m. She knows Rome and is a bastion of helpful information. I can not say enough about how wonderful Giovy is.

In the interest of full disclosure I will mention a few caveats. First, the exterior of the B&B is not remarkable -- don't expect the Hotel Danielle in Venice as far as appearances go. However, once you get inside the rooms are warm, welcoming and tastefully decorated. Second, breakfast--although plentiful and served with a smile--isn't much more than an assortment of pre-packaged breads and pasteries. Travelers should keep in mind, however, that Italians are not big on breakfast. Locals generally have a cappucino or espresso, and maybe a roll, and are on their way. Giovy provides plenty of food to get you energized for walking the streets of Roma. Third, I mentioned the neighborhood. The area around termini is not the most romantic or scenic in Roma. That said, we never felt unsafe and the area has plenty of serviceable trattorias (to include Giovy's sister's place across the street), stores, internet points and laundromats. Finally, the keys. Upon arrival, you will receive no less than 4 keys (i.e., one for the building, one to enter the couryard, one for the B&B, and one for the room). Giovy carefully explains how, and where, to use each one, but if you come home after a night out it can be slightly frustrating.

The price is hard to beat. We paid 65-70 Euro in the offseason which beat many similarly situated hotels by as much as 50 Euro. Be prepared, however, to provide payment in cash.

I would not hesitate to visit B&B Giovy any time I visit Rome. Sure, there are plenty of rooms for rent in Roma--some far more posh--but Giovanna makes her place seem like home.

A little gem in the heart of Rome.

by TripAdvisor Member shirgles

This was our first visit to Italy and we stayed at the B&B Giovy for 3 nights. The B&B is run by lovely Giovanna, who made us feel very welcome. We had a beautiful room which was spotlessly clean and quiet. A large breakfast was served each morning consisting of sweet pastries, yogurt, fruit, toast, fruit juice, tea and coffee. We felt very safe and Giovanna was always on hand if we needed anything. B&B Giovy is just a few minutes walk from Termini Station and within walking distance of most of Rome’s historical sites. We would recommend B&B Giovy to anyone planning a visit to Rome and it will be our first choice of accommodation on our next visit. Shirley & Jim Webster, England

Great place to stay in Roma.

by TripAdvisor Member ayjaycee

Stayed at B&B Giovy for 4 nights last month and had a great time. The owners, Giovanna and Claudio, were very friendly and the source of loads of useful advice on Rome (not to mention fantastic coffee!). Giovanna met us at the front door on arrival and escorted us to our immaculately clean room in a 19th century building overlooking a quite courtyard which also had the advantage of being very secure. All in all, a great place to use as a base for exploring Rome. It is very close to the main rail station and Metro but located in a quiet street and the restaurants that we used nearby were very good.

Loved Rome

by TripAdvisor Member hockey27

My husband and I were recently in Rome and stayed at Giovy. The rooms are very simple and very clean, the bathroom was very clean also. The location was near the train station and proved to be a great location. We were able to walk to many of the sights but when I tired, we took a taxi. It was very convient to reach the train station (1 block away). Giovanna was very helpful and sweet. She tries very hard to make you feel welcome and make sure you have everything you need. For the price, this was a great find! Go to the restaurant across the street that Giovanna was wonderful and very reasonable!

A perfect place to stay

by TripAdvisor Member Legohair

I cannot recommend B & B Giovy highly enough. This was our first trip to Rome and we would definately stay there again.

We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived and Giovanna the owner could not do more for us. She gave us lots of great tips on where to visit, eat etc and how to get there. Because the B & B is so close to the main bus and train station getting around was really easy. It is therefore very handy if you want to stay a few days in Rome and then travel by train to another part of the country which we now plan to do next year.

The rooms are very spacious and clean, and there is also a little fridge which is very handy.

I booked this place beacuse of all the brilliant reviews i read and they were not wrong.

Giovanna is Superb!

by TripAdvisor Member BobMarcel

My partner and I stayed at B&B Giovy in May for 4 nights and had an unbelievably fabulous stay! Upon our arrival, Giovanna, the proprietor of the B&B, greated us at the front door with a warm, welcoming smile. She insisted on carrying our bags to our second floor guest room. We found the room very spacious, very clean and very quiet. Giovanna immediately offered us a cold drink as it was warm outside and we had just arrived from Montreal without sleep for almost a day. Giovanna then tooked the time to show us the local map of Rome, highlighting all of the attractions along with information on public transportation. B&B Giovy is wonderfully situated just 2 streets from Termini Train Station making it a quick and easy walk to the station for connecting trains to the airport or other destinations. All of the attractions are within walking distance of the B&B. On 2 of the mornings, we had to head out early in the morning before breakfast hours but Giovanna made up a wonderful breakfast the night before for us to take with us in the morning! Giovanna and her husband Claude are truly two wonderfully, sincere people who not only open their home to travelers, but open their hearts as well! Giovanne, we miss you already and hope to return to your beautiful city and your warm, hospitable home! We send you a big hug & kiss! Bob & Marcel xoxo

Definitely stay here!

by TripAdvisor Member ilikecookies

We stayed here in April for 3 days and it was great. It was 2 minutes walk from the train/metro station and very handy for everything. We walked to the colosseum in ten minutes. The rooms are absolutely spotless and very comfortable. The lady who runs it is hilarious and had lots of funny stories. She is friendly without being imposing and would do anything for you. We were reticent about staying in a B and B after a disasterous encounter in San Francisco last year, but I could not recomment Giovanna and her B and B highly enough.

a wonderfull b&b in rome

by TripAdvisor Member itamars2

great b&b giovanna was charming and very helpfull,
the rooms comfertable claean and roomy..
the b&b is 5 minutes walk from the trimini so you have an easy ecsses to all parts of rome.
above all givanna and her husband worm welcome and hospitality made our trip and her an unforgetable experiance.

Excellent B & B

by TripAdvisor Member young1980

We stayed here twice last year in July and October and the service on both occassions was first class. Giovanna goes out of her way to make your stay as enjoyable as she can and is extremely helpful in terms of sightseeing, transport links etc.
The B & B is within a few minutes walk from Termini and most sights are easily accessible on foot. The rooms are small, but very clean and comfortable and Giovanna will provide anything else you may need.
We hope to book into the B &B again this year and we would definitely recommend it to anybody visiting Rome.

Forum Posts

A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by andymano

Traveling with my teenage daughter for four days. Looking to see if anyone can recommend a nice place to stay near the metro. Looking to spend 100 euros or less/night.

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by worldinabag


In 2002 we stayed at the B&B Tourist House - Housed in a beautiful old building. Metro stop "Cavour" across the road. Short walk to the Termini. Breakfast wasn't much though - serve yourself sweet croissant and coffee. I found the location fine - safe and convenient. My next door neighbour stayed at Hotel Panda - Great location for sightseeing. Air conditioning costs an extra 6 euro and check that breakfast is included. Closest metro stop is "Spagna" I think.

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by leics is by far the best site for finding acommodation (hotels, b&bs etc) in Italy: it has good mapping, honest guest reviews and is used by many VT-ers. Itis my first port of call (not just for Italy) but I also use

I last stayed at the Domus Hotel, which was very pleasant with extremely friendly and helpful staff, and uber-convenient (5 minutes from Termini station).

You might find something suitable on Hostels often have separate rooms nowadays, and some are really more like guesthouses than traditional 'hostels'.

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by henry14

Last year I shared a twin room with my mum at the Hotel Selene. Few minutes from Termini and also Repubblic metro. It was a decent standard, especially for the price and location.

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by itravelitalia


You might consider Hotel Panda. It is near the Spanish Steps (there is a metro stop there). The rooms are small...but clean and the location is great. Good luck!

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by picchio42


my cousin and her husband stayed at a really reasonable pensione in Rome, near the Termini station last summer. The price was euro 60 per night including Breakfast. They said it was really clean spacious good breakfast and they had a small balcony. Also that the owners were so helpful. My cousin has since sent friends there who left pleased.
I've lost the telephone number but the still have the e-mail:
B&B Giovy Via Principe Amedeo 85/a Rome. .

There are loads of good reviews also on trip advisor about this B&B.
Hope this is of some help to you.

Re: A few days in early may Penzione or Hotel in Rome

by roda09

hi there,
try with they have a list of hotels and hostels


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Address: Via Principe Amedeo, 85/a, Rome, Lazio, 185, Italy