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Obelus B&B

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Reviewed 18 March 2008

We began our tour of Italy at Obelus b&b and returned to end our stay at the Obelus b&b as well. We did thoroughly enjoyed our time here. From the beautiful clean rooms with high sealings, to the delicious breakfast with pastries and cappuccino to the little touches like the self service cookie jar and coffe at the end of... More 

Thank ericasmith
Glasgow, UK
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2007

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 3 nights, and we couldn't have received a better service from Therese and Carola. It is spotlessly clean, a great location with easy access to the main sites, metro and buses, and a really helpful concierge service from the legendary Therese & Carola! It's important to note a couple of things. Firstly, a... More 

4 Thank DHogg
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Reviewed 4 November 2007

[If booking with Obelus, make sure you are booking through the correct website! This B&B has become so popular that a rival located 2-3 blocks over is listing its website under the Obelus B&B name on Google maps. Make sure the website you hit is as follows: [--] and that either Therese or Carola are corresponding with you] We stayed... More 

4 Thank Scree
Hinesburg, Vermont
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Reviewed 8 October 2007

The Obelus was the perfect place for us. It is close to the San Giovanni metro stop, the Colliseum and Forum, good restaurants, markets, etc. The room was spacious, clean and modern. Terese and Carola were wonderfully welcoming and helpful. Breakfast consisted of a croissant, cereal, yogurt and plenty of coffee and juice. My husband and I stayed there for... More 

1 Thank leehem
Gloucester, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Obelus B & B during our honeymoon in Italy from the 17th to 19th September 2007. Before we even arrived we were impressed - on arrival at the Tiburtina bus station in Rome we were not sure how to find the place so telephoned the proprietors, who were incredibly friendly and gave us... More 

4 Thank MrandMrsT_7
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

My husband and I spent 3 nights at this lovely b& b. The location was very quiet and close to the metro and San Giovani Church (be sure to see) and the Holy Stairs. Also, a very nice 15 minute walk to the Coluseum where there were also a number of outside dining restaurants nearby. We enjoyed Gelato here more... More 

3 Thank stucolleenfan
SF Bay Area
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Reviewed 4 June 2007

We were a little skeptical when booking at the Obelus, but it couldn't have been nicer. They are extremely friendly, and try to do everything to make sure you have a good stay. After leaving Rome we were spoiled for the rest of our trip! I would highly recommend it to any friend travelling to Rome!

1 Thank laradar
Kent, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2007

Myself and a friend stayed for 4 nights at the Obelus B&B. We searched endless sites to find a B&B with good recommendations, availability and a sensible price. Obelus fitted all of the criteria. The B&B is situated on a quiet street in the pretty San Giovani area of the city. It's 5 minutes from the stunning San Giovani in... More 

4 Thank Katy_from_Kent
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Reviewed 26 February 2007

This place is wonderful! The proprietors are relatively new to the business, but have the energy, friendliness, and work ethic to excel. It was like staying at a friend's home, very welcoming and comfortable. The managment is available 24/7 by cell phone, you have your own key to come and go, and breakfast is prepared on site fresh every morning... More 

3 Thank MilanExpat
London, England
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Reviewed 9 October 2006

I stayed in Obelus B & B with my girlfriend over a long weekend in September. The property is situated close to San Giovanni and the Colliseum which was very convenient and Therese and Carola went out of their way to make us feel very welcome. The room we stayed in was moderate to small in size and impeccably clean.... More 

4 Thank DanielHeenan

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Staying in Esquilino

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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
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It truly will feel as though you are staying at your best friend’s home when you are a guest at Obelus B&B located near His Majesty, The Colosseum. The three charming guest rooms have high ceiling and are clean and spacious and neatly furnished. All rooms have private bath rooms with shower, air conditioning, TV and safe box.You will wake up to the aroma of freshly baked croissants which are served every morning in the breakfast area located in the center of the apartment. The continental breakfast includes eggs, cheese, nutella, bread, toast, yogurt, american coffee, cappuccino, juice. So Monika and Pierdavide (the managers) make sure that Guests are given the proper startup for another dream-day in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.This B&B's located within walking distance of the Colosseum and it is the heart of the city. Consider that the Vatican is the farthest of all tourist attractions and it is only 3 kilometers away from Obelus, yet it can be reached with the underground train (the stop is around the block) and it is only 7 stops away (less than 8 minutes!!!) .People visit Rome for a multitude of reasons: the art, culture, food and wines. Relax and feel the magic in the air while walking the wonderful streets of The Eternal City. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Obelus B&B

Address: Via Tasso 150, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Price Range: $64 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Obelus B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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“double room”
 of 5 bubbles andreamI54RM, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The shower water supplier needs to be fixed or changed to allow water inflow in the best way, and the bathroom window needs a cover as it is facing houses who can see through it if they are outside, also the sofa is not comfortable it needs to be changed”
 of 5 bubbles Sarahcamilia, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for lower floors if you have heavy luggages.”
 of 5 bubbles F_Blythe, 15 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room one has one double and two single beds.”
 of 5 bubbles EvMcD47, 20 Oct 2013 | Read review
“if you are a light sleeper and was given an appartment on the first floor, bring ear plugs. the garbage collector starts his day very early in the morning! or, ask for one in a higher floor. it did not bother us though.”
 of 5 bubbles almacedillo, 20 Jul 2013 | Read review
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