Review written by Family of 4, San Clemente, CA
from United States
who wrote this post on 07/25/2015
This guest spent his holiday in bed and breakfast in Rome at Quodlibet on: 7/2015
We recently spent three weeks in Europe where we stayed in private apartments instead of the usual hotels. Staying in private apartments worked out well for our family with two teenagers as there was more space than a hotel room would provide, and the kids got a better feel for how the locals lived. In Rome we spent four nights at QUODLIBET's Trevi Fountain location, literally at the Trevi Fountain - we stepped outside and it was right in front of us! The best location ever! We arrived by taxi and the taxi stop was about 200 steps away. Secondly, we were so centrally located that we were able to easily walk everywhere - Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona were within 10-15 minutes walking distance and the Colossuem, Forum, Palatine Hill and Vatican 25-30 minutes. Saved us money and time on transportation - taxi fares probably would have been 10-12 Euro each time and I'm sure public transportation was near by, but we never had the need to look into it. Best to walk in Rome anyhow, so much to experience.
The accommodation itself was great too! We liked our host Agostino who was friendly and greeted us with a bottle of Italian Chianti upon arrival. Agostino was very helpful in showing us around the apartment and making recommendations for activities, tours, and restaurants and how to get around in general while providing us with a map which was nice. Agostino was also available to answer questions throughout our stay and was quick to respond to our needs. The apartment itself was very clean and nicely decorated in a neutral, white, airy pallet. The kitchen, even though we didn't really use it for more than breakfast and snacks, was adequately equipped with pots and pans, dishes, refrigerator, stove, oven, as well as tea bags and an expresso maker with pods. There was a grocery store within 5 minutes walking distance where we could pick up fruits, the best Italian cheeses, bread and bottled water, wine/beer. If you're concerned about the noise of people walking around the Trevi late into the night, don't be. With the windows closed you could not hear the street noise as once you enter the building where the apartment is located you're slightly set back off the Trevi Fountain. Highly recommend QUODLIBET's Trevi Fountain location, and I'm sure their Bed & Breakfast is great too!
PS. If you are interested in tours, I would highly recommend the Ancient Rome Tour through City Lights Tours (www.citylightstours.com)... I have been to Europe many times, and this is my fourth time in Rome and the tour guides that City Lights Tours have are more than excellent. Our tour guide for the Colosseum was earning is PhD in arch. Our travel agent had recommended Viator Tours (www.viator.com) but they were booked for the Collosuem so we booked our own tour. We did use Viator Tours for the Vatican / Sistine Chapel and they were also excellent. We used Viator for the Vatican VIP Experience: Exclusive Breakfast at the Vatican with Early Entry tour... also excellent with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Book a tour with a good company, that's all I can say because these two companies were very knowledgeable. I overheard other tour guides talking without much to say, so it varies.