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Bed and Breakfast Ancient Romance - Rome

Via Ottaviano 9 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 130 .00
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The Ancient Romance Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Rome, just 54 yards (50 meters) from Saint Peter's square and the Vatican Museums. The B&B, housed in a splendid late 19th-century building, combines luxury elegance and modern comfort.

The B&B's central location is extremely convenient to reach the most popular attractions in Rome on foot or by underground, such as Castel Sant'Angelo, Navona square, the Spanish steps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, or Villa Borghese. Furthermore, the area is full of restaurants, shops, and bars.

Amenities offered at this B&B include free wired and wireless Internet access and laundry facilities.

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Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
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Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Ancient Romance

  • Lift/elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage room
  • Massages
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between noon and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.


The front desk is open Monday - Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM and from 6 PM to 10 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 9 AM - 10 PM.

Guests planning to arrive outside front desk hours must contact the property prior to arrival in order to arrange check-in. Contact information is provided in the reservation confirmation email.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 21
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

B&B Ancient Romance is also known as

Ancient Romance B&B
Ancient Romance Hotel
Ancient Romance Hotel Rome
Ancient Romance Bed And Breakfast

9.1

Clean

9.1

Location

7.9

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

8.7

Service

Ancient Romance B&B reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved Ancient Romance! We would stay again. They are next door to the Vatican. They fed us a large breakfast and had coffee/tea any time. A refrigerator to use, plus the computer in the lobby and free wifi for our use. Very convenient to stores, food, laundry, metro, etc.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belarus

We really enjoyed our stay at Ancient Romance (Rome Suite, actually, that is located in the same building). The staff was very welcoming and always ready to answer our questions. Everything in the room was quite new, towels were changed every day. The breakfast was served in the room, it was quite simple (croissant, sandwich, yogurt, cookies, tea/coffee, jam, butter), but but more than enough. The location was just perfect (Vatican and metro station is just few blocks away). Though I want to mention, that Wi-Fi connection was weak in some parts of the room. One more thing that bothered us that the floor in the room was quite cold. In my opinion, Ancient Romance offers really good service for its price. You just have to understand that B&B differs from 5 star hotels and just enjoy your stay in Rome :)

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location near Vatican and resteraunts.

2.0
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We couldn't wait to leave! My two children and I were miserable. The first night, the "A/C" was broken and of course there was no one around, so we had to open the window. It was almost 90 degrees in the room. No sleep with the heat, and since the window was open, music and noise from below was terrible. When I got up the next morning, I realized I had about 15 bites on my right arm alone. A/C got switched out the 3rd day, but no better. Awful place.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Ancient Romance had offered a transport service from the airport to the accommodation. This was a good value and friendly service. Our arrival at Ancient Romance was very friendly and helpful and this courtesy continued throughout our stay. We are a mature aged couple and found the room and facilities comfortable and convenient but there is no facility for sitting and relaxing in the room. Breakfast was substantial. The opportunity to use kitchen area for occasional tea and coffee making was appreciated.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Very nice place in the center of Rome!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Convenient place to stay. Great accommodations for the price. A few blocks from the entrance of the Vatican and about 2 blocks away from the subway. Take advantage of the location.

3.8
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Wonderful location. The walk from the train station was further than indicated in the map. Bus/tram stop accessibility is wonderful. The common area was dark and had a stuffy smell. The curtains in the bedroom looked like they needed a good wash... and so with the curtains in the hallway room. The staff was very helpful. Breakfast breads were stale.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

GREAT location, terrifice staff. Amazingly quiet rooms considering the busy location. Breakfast was there, ready for us at our convenience and served as lunch on one day as well. They even provided fruit! Bed comfortable and linens new. Thanks so much for a great place to stay!

7.9 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

A pretty good location near the Vatican city and a metro station. Lots of restaurants nearby. Overall a reasonably nice stay with minor annoyances such as pick up service being late, unavailability on payment for room by credit card and noisiness of plumbing. Breakfast was mostly dry goods, so not so great. Final thought was that the stay was ok, but I wouldn't stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The room is excellent value for money and the location half way between the Vatican Museum and St. Peter's basilica is unbeatable. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful about things like where to catch a bus (#81 goes from the Piazza del Risorgimento a half-block away to the Vittoriano monument at the edge of the Forum) and where to find the best pizza. There are limitations. The office is the breakfast room and there is no place to sit and eat. The offerings are also very slim. Furnishings are spartan but the bed and wood parquet flooring are comfortable. Those who are sensitive to noise may be bothered. There is no external sign for Ancient Romance, which is on the 5th floor of a condominium at 9, via Ottaviano, and it is easy to walk past it without spotting it. The ancient cage elevator accomodates one person and their bags.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

2 large and nice rooms in the 5 people appartment,1 big bathroom but the shower is small! the kitchen has just a microwave,cupboards,table and chairs and contains what you need for the breakfast except the coffe machine, which is shared with the other rooms.All is very clean!Quiet surroundings. We enjoyed it. We were 2 couples and a single(his bed was tiny compared to the doubles!)

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

liitlebit sober breakfast

7.7 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

We stayed at "Sleeping Romance" the new venue of Acient Romance. New, clean, perfect location next to metrostation. Our room was on the innerside of the building. The breakfast was o.k. you can make your own juice and espresso and toast with jam with fresh yoghurt and prepacked bread. If the bread and maybe some proscuitto or chease would we be fresh i would give the accomodation a 10.

3.9
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

breakfast 0 If you see the price you can have a better hotel with a continental breakfast for the same price, for example the hotel Julius Cesar, where we went the first time to Rome, four months ago, was 100% better for the same price.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

The place was really nice and I loved the location near San Pietro's Plaza. We have some problems with the air condition in the biggest room and Rome was so hot. Additionally, the shower is smaller even the bath room is bigger. The staff is so helpful and definitely it's a good option to stay at Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Main acomodation a few hundred meters down from reception building. We had two spacious very clean rooms in a common floor with others. Shared kitchen facilities. Welcoming staff, Massimo was wonderful and warmly welcoming. It felt like a home away from home. Bonus was the free wi-fi and pc available in the entrance hall. Around the corner from the Vatican and Metro station at the door. Excellent location away from crowds and very quite at night, highly recommend this establishment. Thank you all at Ancient Romance you were great !

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Perfect accommodation, 200 meters from St. Peter's Square and all the city public transports, metro and bus. Rooms spacious and comfortable, staff very kind and friendly. The only drawback is the breakfast "poor and scarce"; it should be much improved, even though the method allows drinks and snacks available for 24 h.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Close to Vatican city and Museums. Excellent.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We had a most enjoyable stay. Stayed in a courtyard room which was very quiet. Continuous supply of coffee/tea/juice & biscuits/cakes/yoghurts/fruit at our disposal any time of day/night in a separate kitchen for guests use. Very close to metro. Easy walking distance of the Vatican & St Peters. In fact we visited St Peters a number of times in the early evening before dinner, it was a wonderful way to end a hectic day.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

The 2 rooms we rented were very clean and spacious. Although the building is located at a very busy street, the rooms are well sound-proofed so they are quiet. The location is very close to the Vatican and the Metro. We were very pleased staying there - great value for the money. We would recommend it to anyone. We will stay there again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Ancient romance is a great little B&B. Situated really close to St Peter's and Vatican museum. When we checked in at no 9 Otovianno right next to the geletaria blue ice? we were taken 2 small blocks away to our room which is in the new building(sleeping romance). This was no a problem as the very helpful Georgio took my bags. The new rooms are modern, air-conditioned and have true hi speed wifi plus a computer in the common area. I only scored size and noise 7 because you can hear conversations through the doors very easily. Our room was small but others looked bigger. These two issues weren't a problem for us as everyone was respectful. Breakfast simple ut kitchen available to eat and drink anything all day. Great to go back to during the heat of the day. The common areas aren't air conditioned but not too much of a problem. Recommendations. Walk to St Peters by 8.30 am and don't line up, just walk straight in before the crowds. Also wait till after midday or after 2.30 to avoid the massive line at Vatican museum. Don't be fooled by people telling you the wait will be hours. If using the metro get back to Ottoviano by 9 pm because the busses running as replacements after 9 pm are really confusing and aren't easy to tell where they will pick up or drop off. Wouldn't hesitate to use ancient romance again. The staff couldn't be more helpful. Get gelato from the old bridge gelataria opposite the Vatican walls as you walk towards the Vatican museum.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great accomodation. Staff is very friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and common kitchen offers snacks, coffee, tea, juice, fruit etc 24/7. They have rooms in multiple locations. If you get there and the main lobby at via Ottaviano, 9 is closed, call the phone number and they'll come to get you within minutes.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were transferred to another apartment, not the one that was advertised on the web. Room didn’t have a view, but was extremely quiet! Be aware that you have to use the same towels, staid for 4 days and it was a challenge to keep them clean and dry. No breakfast, only some prepackaged sweets and bread, if you don’t care about what you eat at the morning it’s ok. Location is fabulous.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • GB

This is a great place, very close of main attractions...by foot, just 5-10 min to the Vatican City and museums. The staff members are very committed to help and give advice about Rome and the best places to visit...the breakfast is very good. In the afternoon or evening, if you are thirsty or hungry, you can get snacks and juice with no limits and no charge.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Charming place, kindly hospitality - just wonderful! Warmly recommended!!

7.3 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed at Ancient Romance for two nights in May 2011. Positives: We loved the elevator, the free Wi-fi, the breakfast and the room size, the view, the safe, the fridge, the bed and the bidet. Negatives: We had difficulty finding this B&B which is located on the fifth floor. No English speaking TV station. The shower head needed maintenance. Our room faced the road so was very noisy and the toilet made loud noises which also disturbed our sleep. The location for attractions, shopping and restaurants made Ancient Romance worth the price. We would stay again but only in a room that didn't face the road.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Nice rooms, good welcoming, young receptionists who can make you feel really at home. Very close to the subway stop "ottaviano", 5 mins walking to Saint Peter Square, 20 mins walking to Trastevere, Navona Square and Campo Dei Fiori (cool zones for nightlife). Sure one of the best b&b where I've been!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

we would like to make an exception to the manager named giorgio marzano. he made sure that we were oriented with the apartment and facilities. giorgio made sure that we were oriented with the city and its must visit places, he went out of his way to point out very good restaurants we could indulge in without the prohibitive cost. in short, giorgio is the man who made our visit to rome most enjoyable and totally unforgettable. giorgio was awesome! the rooms were big and clean, the beds were a bit sagging though and the shower enclosement was very small considering d big area of the bathroom. the location is great, with the vatican and st peter's basilica a few steps away, the bus station a stone's throw away and d metro station was about 5 min walk. i didn't expect the "italian bfast buffet" mentioned in d webpage as self serve though.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I stayed at the Ancient Romance hotel for about 4 nights and had a great time. If they added an English channel or two on the TV or had a few English DVDs available and a washing machine, it would've been absolutely perfect! Nonetheless, the staff there was very hospitable. They helped direct us to the sights, recommended great restaurants, and even helped us find entertainment and theaters! We also loved the free WI-FI and the computer that was set up in the communal hallway. The kitchen was also a great addition for storing beverages and was always fully stocked with everything from toast to yogurts, fruits, great snacks and pies!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Poland

The Rome is great, everybody know. The Vatican is great, but maybe not everybody like. But if you like architecture, fine arts, culture, restaurants and maybe you are religious, this is VERY PLACE TO STAY FOR YOU - "Ancient Romance B&B". Very close to St. Peter's Basilica. Very good conditions, rooms like in many stars hotel. They have very symbolic reception, but staff is very nice and helpful. Opened kitchen gives you home comfort. Very good price if you think about the room and location. I will be back ! I will not try to find some other place to stay in Rome.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The location is excellent, very close to the metro and 100 metres from the vatican. the reception staff were very helpful on arrival with a city map, general advice, bus numbers, recommended a value for money typical local restaurant quite close, etc, etc, excellent. we stayed in a double apartment room which was comfortable. the drawbacks were, bathroom fittings were loose and the shower door was ill fitting. the breakfast which you prepared yourself, which was no problem, was missing cheese, perhaps a selection of cooked meat and eggs.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Argentina

No need to say anything else...BEST HOTEL for the BEST PRICE!!!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

At first glance my review probably seems like a sham, but it is no mistake that I have given this place straight 10's. After using the transfer service offered by Ancient Romance (slightly cheaper than a taxi from FCO), we arrived to this nice apartment building just one block from the wall of Vatican city. I was greeted AT THE LIFT by one of the young guys that runs the place. He was extremely nice and energetic. We had been unknowingly upgraded to the full apartment (we had reserved a triple) at no extra charge. The common area is filled with food that they restock often. The apartment had a separate supply of food on the kitchen table. The bathroom was HUGE, as were the rooms themselves. I could go on forever about this place but I will simply say that I am a fairly seasoned traveler and this was one of the best lodging experiences I've ever had. Excellent staff, excellent location, excellent rooms, and free wifi. You can't ask for more.

7.8 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

The location was good, very close to Vatican City, lots of eating places and shops around. The cleanliness could have been better, they didn't wipe the floor at all or change the towels during our staying. One of the rooms and the kitchen did not have windows so the light was kind of low. The owner and the staff were very nice, they provided us maps and kept our luggages until departure.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The location was great. The people were very accomoditing. The only thing that I think would help, would be for them to increase the price of the rooms to accomodate the payment by credit card. The rate of exchange is very bad in Italy, especially, when you have to pay 15% just to exchange your money at a Change Location. Other than that I would and have recommended them to my friends and family. Hope to be back within the next year or two. Speaking Italian I hope. Thanks for a great stay and looking forward to seeing you again in the future.

7.9 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Handy location to St Peters and the Vatican. Tube station two blocks away from a metro station to cross over the river.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

My wife and I were on vacation for the first time in Rome, and staying in Ancient Romance was very pleasant. Starting from the very friendly and cooperative staff and owner (thanks Massimo & Michele), to the free internet, spacious rooms, and free coffee and snacks throughout the day, made our trip a very comfortable one. The B&B is very nicely located just outside the Vatican, a 5 minute walk from the Metro Station, and a 1 minute walk from the bus and tram station.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

LOVED IT!!! 50 meters from the Vatican Wall and St Peter's square. Staff went out of their way to meet our needs. Room was spacious and comfortable. Availability of food was great with busy schedule...always something to munch on. Will stay again if we ever hit Rome again and couldnt have asked for more!!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

We were delighted with our apartment at Ancient Romance. Mr. Bono was kind and gracious and very accomodating to our needs. It was the perfect place to stay because of its closeness to the Vatican and the charm of the Bed and Breakfast. I will recommend Ancient Romance to family and friends. We loved it. Thanks for your hospitality.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Ideal location. Helpful and friendly staff. Nice, clean rooms. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to our friends.

4.7 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Very happy with localisations, with rooms but it is amazing to pay that price for such noisy place ! Impossible to sleep all the first night due to too much street noice. Need hear taps . I advice the owner to put double windows otherwise reducing drastically the price. This is unnacceptable. Le bruit de la rue est innacceptable. Il n'y a pas de double vitrage et il est impossible de dormir la nuit sans boules kies !!! On a pas dormis de la premiere nuit. Génial comme accueil a Rome !! dommage c'est un endroit super bien placé et super sympa.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

I went to Rome for work-related reasons and I chose this B&B for its location: next to St Peter's Basilica and close to the city centre; metro and buses within 100 mt... Considering the sorroundings, the cleanliness of rooms and the quality of services, it was a great stay. Given the traffic in the area, some noise was the only negative aspect.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

fabulous b&b close to vatican and easy to link with metro.romantic ,clean and friendly b&b.really impressed with standard and easy going feel of ancient romance. really loved our few days stay in rome and at this b&b. would definately go back there again ! thank you.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Taiwan

Great choice to stay in Roma. The location is good, the room is cosy, and the breakfast is wonderful. If there's enough hot water for us to take a shower, it would be perfect! Overall, I think it's a nice place and would like to recommend it to people who want to visit Roma and vatican city.

7.2 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The best, the room, quiet, big and cleaned every day. The bathroom also quite fine. Commons aeras are a not as amazing as the room. Small hall with a big table for breakfeast (available all the day) with some pies, kellogs, bread and toast bread, jam, expresso machine, etc. A small kitchen also available with a fridge were you will finde juices and water (not mineral). Location next to the vatican and metro and several bus lines. A bit expensive for being a B&B (90 euros per nigh in my case)

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Great Hotel, very helpful and professional staff. Super location and home like comfort - we came back with the feeling we had stayed at our home. Great and very very much recomended. Will be back any time I am in Rome.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

The rooms were very nice and the location was excellent. Breakfast was so so.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

a very charming b&b !!! Ideal position !Beautiful rooms and excellent service!! We'll come back again!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

It's a wonderful place only a five minute's walk away from piazza San Pietro and Ottaviano Tube Station. Highly recommendable for young couples in search for romance in the Eternal City.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Wir haben uns superwohl gefühlt im Ancient Romance. Die einzige kleine Kritik wäre, dass wir eine mobile Klimaanlage im Zimmer hatten die mitten in der Nacht ausging weil der Wasserbehälter voll war. Da ich mit dem Gerät nicht vertraut war, konnte ich dies aber Nachts nicht beheben, weshalb es im Zimmer dann sehr warm wurde. Ansonsten war aber alles wunderbar.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

We were completely satisfied with Ancient Romance B&B. We enjoyed our stay there and we have already recommended it to friends. I would return and stay there any time. It is a fantastic location, the rooms were spotless, the service was friendly and great. Kepp up what you are doing!!!

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Although this accomodation was good value for Rome I was a little disappointed with the breakfast which consisted of a bench with some cakes and cereals to which you helped yourself (ie: no service).

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Ancient Romance was perfect! It was really easy to access from the metro (just 6 stops from Termini Station) and then a 5 minute walk straight up the road. The area around was great - you could see the Vatican walls out the window. There were also lots of shops and places to eat and drink. The neighbourhood also fealt very safe. The beds were very comfy. The only complaint we have is the water system in the bathrooms. (I'm assuming it's the same for all 3 rooms - but if not, we stayed in the red room that is pictured on the website). Anyway, the water system is very loud in the bathroom. Everytime water goes down the drain or you flush the toilet, a loud sound is made. Also, the hot water tank in the bathroom is very small - so the two of us had to spread out our showers by an hour so that the 2nd person wouldn't run out of hot water. Other than that, it was great. We would definately stay there again if we go back to Rome.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Brille position just 50m from Vatican wall, very close to bus, trains, shops, bars and eateries, all rooms on 5th floor (has lift and stairs}Michele is an great host, rooms are great.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

A nice B&B; not far from the vatican and the metro; only italien breakfast

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Hong Kong

Excellent location (5-minute walk to Vatican) and yet quiet and safe. Food and drinks made available 24 hours daily. Elevator accessed. Very clean and newly renovated. Michael was very welcoming and gave good suggestions for sight-seeing places and restaurants. Only complaints (if any) would be the strange noise from the water pump for the toilet that would sound after use of the shower or sink, and that the movable A/C unit's water tank had to be emptied during the night. Overall a very lovely B&B and we enjoyed it. We would recommend it to friends.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The staff was very helpful in every way possible. They went out of their way to assist in our visit. We would recommend their business services. When we plan another trip to Rome, Italy, we will certainly use their services. Thankyou

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

My wife and I recently stayed at Ancient Romance and it was wonderful. Everything was as advertised and we had a beautiful room. I can't say enough good things about our host Michele. He was so helpful and gracious. He went out of his way to help us and to take care of everything. We would definately stay here again. The B & B is located very close to the Vatican and to transporation. A wonderful stay! Bravo Michele!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

Great location!!! 5 min to to Vatican and 5 min to the metro. We are family of four, the room was like in the picture, clean, modern and cosy. The staff was very friendly and always ready to halp. We enjoy our staying in this B&B. Highly recommend!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

Altamente recomendable. La atención es muy buena, solucionaron en todo momento lo que necesitabamos. La localización al lado del Vaticano y las habitaciones limpias y espaciosas. El desayuno correcto si es que no tienes costumbre de desayunar abudantemente y con platos salados. Lo único que la zona es muy transitada y ruidosa pero el aislamiento del B&B es bueno. Si llegas en coche propio el aparcamiento es complicado, hay garajes a unos 700m pero carísimos. Nosotros volveremos en Julio al mismo sitio sin duda.

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10 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
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9.7 Outstanding!
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8.2 Very Good
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9.9 Outstanding!
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8.8 Excellent
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9.1 Wonderful!
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7.7 Good
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9.4 Outstanding!
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8.0 Very Good
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8.4 Very Good
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9.0 Wonderful!
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10 Outstanding!
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9.8 Outstanding!
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8.9 Excellent
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8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
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9.9 Outstanding!
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9.9 Outstanding!
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6.9 Fair
  • May 2011
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  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
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  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
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8.4 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • February 2011
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  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2011
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6.5 Fair
  • January 2011
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8.9 Excellent
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8.7 Excellent
  • August 2010
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9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
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  • Young couple
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7.0 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
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9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • April 2010
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9.2 Wonderful!
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Room Details

Ancient Romance has 6 guest rooms, all with climate control and free local calls. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy 18-inch TVs with digital channels. Business travelers visiting the Vatican - Prati area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and hair dryers. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Ancient Romance Bed and Breakfast

By car
From Tangenziale Est, follow the San Pietro direction. Take viale Angelico until the junction with viale Giulio Cesare, then turn left, then take the first street on the right until the junction with via Crescenzio. Turn right until piazza Risorgimento. Via Ottaviano is the first street on the right.

By train
From Termini railway station, take the underground line A, direction Battistini, and get off at Ottaviano/ San Pietro station.
Alternatively from Termini, take the bus n. 64 and get off at 'Risorgimento' square. Via Ottaviano is the street opposite the Vatican walls.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Ancient Romance

Apostolic Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Vatican Museums - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Vatican Library - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Casina Pio IV - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Peter's Basilica - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza San Pietro - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sistine Chapel - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Auditorium Conciliazione - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Palace of Justice - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Santo Spirito Hospital - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Castel Sant'Angelo - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Vatican Gardens - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Ancient Romance are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 16.3 km / 10.1 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 21.1 km / 13.1 mi

The preferred airport for Ancient Romance is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Bed & Breakfast Ancient Romance

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station