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Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro - Rome

Viale Giulio Cesare 171 - Rome

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 89.00
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Situated in Rome's Prati district--an elegant area full of restaurants and bars--Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro is an excellent accommodation choice close to the Vatican City. The property features a panoramic terrace overlooking St. Peter's Basilica.

Thanks to its location, this B&B is the ideal starting point for visits in Rome, either on foot or by underground and bus. The property offers air-conditioned guestrooms, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a friendly staff always on hand to provide guests with tourist information and sightseeing tips. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available on request, for a fee. Parking is available nearby (surcharge).

 
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Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
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Breakfast at Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro

A free continental breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro

  • Lift/elevator
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Front desk - 24 hour

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 airport (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 3 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 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 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 10 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.

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Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro reviews

7.4 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great location, easy walk to Vatican City, and right at the Ottavianao metro stop. If new to Rome downtown accommodations,there is little outside signage, find the name on the doorbell button listing.The breakfast and location were the best parts of this location. They loaned us a wine opener which was very handy.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Il Tesoro was a great stay (clean, easy to find, comfortable, friendly staff, great breakfast) at a GREAT location! It's right next to the Ottaviano metro stop and within walking distance of the Vatican. The shared bathroom was never a problem, we did not see the other guests at all. All of the service were offered at a great price for our two night stay. I love this area because despite it's congestion during the day with tourist going to the Vatican, it is quiet and serene at night. Definitely the best B&B that I have stayed in in the area. The staff were excellent! Kind and flexible, they made sure we got in from the station all right and even let us keep our luggage at the property for a few hours after we checked out which was a big help. I would highly recommend this property to some staying in Rome.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

As our first port of call in Rome we were a little overcome with the reception and welcome of the staff,location was perfect for our needs with good restaurants opposite and nearby ,the subway station being almost underneath the building was an added bonus.

5.4 Ordinary
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Pictures on the web do not correspond. The shower door and tube are in bad condition. The terrase need an urgent refurbishment. The breakfast is the minimum with low cost products. Coffe is good. Decoration old fashion.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We have been to Rome six times in recent years and have settled on the Prati section of the city as "our neighborhood." Staying at Il Tesoro is more like having (briefly) your own apartment in Rome rather than staying at a more traditional B&B. You get a set of keys -- front door, interior door, elevator door, B&B door on the fifth floor and your room key. Giordano is a terrific host, who was waiting outside the building when we arrived from the airport in the evening. You MUST make arrival arrangements with Giordano to make sure you can get into the building and to the fifth floor. There is no external marking of the B&B on the street. You need to know the address. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace is a visual treat, but the food is rather basic: orange juice, toast, croissant and coffee -- the latter to your specifications, however. The best trattoria in Rome (IMHO) is just around the corner (L'Isola della Pizza) and one of the best gelaterias (Old Bridge Gelato) is a few blocks away across from the walls of the Vatican. There are just three rooms at the B&B. We had the one with its own bathroom. Compared with the cramped physical space of most rooms in small hotels in Rome, our room was huge with a table and chairs plus bed and lots of closet space. Be prepared to pay in cash, as Giordano does not take credit cards. The WiFi signal in the room was terrific.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

We stayed with Giordano for 2 nights mid Ausgust 2013 (during the Ferragusto national holiday). The B&B is perfectly located only 10 yards from the Ottaviano metro station at the top of a residential apartment block. We enjoyed the lift, the air conditioned double room with high ceilings, ample storage space, digital tv, free wifi, basic italian continental breakfast - cappuccinos - (wholly appreciated) served on the roof terrace each morning; amazing views of the Vatican. The Vatican itself is only 10 minutes walk at maximum. There are lots of food places in the immediate area open til late and we felt safe throughout too as well as McDonalds, Burger King, Subway within 5 minutes, Supermarket Carrefour Express is on 14 Via Sebastiano 5 minutes away (its similar to a Tesco Express) too. We came across some cool wine bars in the streets off of the Piaza Giuseppe Mazzini down the road too which were off the tourist trail. This place is great value for money and ticked all the right boxes for a young couple.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Il Tesoro is a super beautiful place to stay. Excellent room with air condition wich is importante in summer. The beakfast is served on the terrace. From the terrace you have a fantastic view at the vatican. It is a perfect place to stay in Roma. On our next trip to Roma we will be definately stay again at Il Tesoro. Tesoro means Treasure an that's what ist is.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Location of B&B Il Tesoro, service provided and staff are very fine. Web site of venere.com is very simple et secure to use. So, I'll already give your reference to my friends. Alot of thanks

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

A bit expensive for a student budget. However, we were delighted by both our host and the room. It was very appreciable that the cleaning was daily. We highly recommend Il Tesoro, and if we were to come back to Rome, we will first give a call to Il Tesoro.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

It was great to stay in Il Tesoro, everything was excellent, especially breakfasts and Giordano's hospitality. He is a very friendly person to ask about everything you're interested in Rome.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Excellent accommodation with friendly and helpful staff. The room was really big with aircon (at 37 degrees it was vital!) and there was a lovely roof terrace with a view of St Peter's. Breakfast was lovely with really good coffee and the apartment is right next to the metro station and two roads away from the Vatican - so a great location for exploring Rome. We would definitely return.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

Very nice B&B, good location, clean, big rooms, nice terrasse for breakfast, Giordano is the best host... Highly recommended!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mauritania

Giordano, is a wonderful host, and everything about Il Tesoro B&B reflects his nature. The bed was comfortable, spotlessly clean as was the entire facility. The bathroom was charming, clean and well equipped. The location was amazing, ten minutes form Vatican city, a minute from the subway and buses. Aside from that the neighborhood felt secure, it was filled with shops, cafés, restuarants and people. If you love urban life, the bustling charm of a historic city whose people have as much character as its buildings, Il Tesoro puts you spont on centre. This was our first stay, but we would definately visit again and again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

We had a double room with shared bathroom. Room was very nice and clean. When weather is good enough it's possible to use the roof terrace, with a nice view at the Vatican.We stayed for 3 nights and we will definately go back to il Tesoro when we visit Rome again. Only deficiency; the thermostatic crane from the shower doesn't work well, either you get very cold or very hot water, nothing in between, but it's just a minor point during our stay. We would recommend this B&B to anyone.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

Great location! 1min from metro and 10 from Vatican!

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Great welcome, superb location, room clean and tidy, friendly and helpful owner. Shame it was too cold to use the roof terrace for breakfast.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Nice B&B in the Vatican area. Nice to have WiFi in the room. Nice view of the Vatican from the rooftop terrace. Laundry nearby. Very friendly host. Watch out for the Metro A line closing by 9pm. Buses are not easy to understand to get back and it can be a long walk from the Spanish Steps, etc.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Amazing location. Directions from the Metro were so easy to follow. Rooftop terrace had fantastic view of St. Peter's. Loved the location. Staff not quite as friendly as we might have hoped but competent and cordial. Very clean. Very, very convenient.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

Great stay in Rome for the 5th time. I warmly can recommend Il tresoro, espacially the great view to St. Peters cathedral from the roof top. Many thanks to Giordano!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

We stayed 3 nights. Purpose: turism. Good location, good relationship between price and quality, other visitors were nice people, good welcoming and attention. Smoking allowed on the terrace at any time. Nice bathroom but not designed for tall people.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great stay, only problem was a broken shower door and slow draining shower. Roof top breakfast was great!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great location. Nice place. For the price and area it's an amazing find. Would stay here again.

7.3 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The location is the biggest reason to stay here because the neighborhood is quiet at night. Giordano is a gracious host but he is only around for breakfast, which was good and included in the price. The room we stayed in was spacious and clean but the bathroom was somewhat awkward to move around in and needed basic repairs. The walls are thin, so you'll get to know your fellow travelers but the roof deck is a lovely place for breakfast. In all, a few ups and downs here.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

My sister and I stayed at this B&B for 3 nights. It was in a perfect location for visiting Roma. Very pleasant stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Very clean rooms. People were very nice and we felt very welcome. Everything could be arranged. We also asked for a taxi to pick us up at the airport and although we were late the taxi was there. Very good to stay in this B&B

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Russia

This is a beautiful place to stay. I would recommend it to everybody. Location, room, breakfast - everything is perfect. Giordano is an ideal host.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We enjoyed our time in Rome and felt safe and comfortable at Il Tesoro. Giordano was a great and helpful host. The Metro/Subway was just outside this bed and bed breakfast. The Vatican is about a 10-15 minute walk away. Would definitely return to this Bed & Breakfast when we come back to Rome. Cheers!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Netherlands

The BB was very clean and the service was perfect. We were lucky enough to have mid-october breakfast on the terrace every morning.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

Great place to stay! Close to Vatican, located in great area with a lot of trattorias, caffes and shops. 5 meters from metro station, great connection to Termini station. 20 minutes walking to Piazza Navona, direct bus to Trastevere. decent breakfest served on the small roof (at season) with the view of St. Peters. Great value for the price.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

it was really good..... the guy who manages it is very nice and helpful would defiantly recommend it ...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Giordano was a great host. We stayed for 4 nights. Within walking distance to the Vatican - a nice little rooftop terrace for breakfast each morning. Room was clean with AC and right across the street from the metro station for easy access. Would recommend and return in the future.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

I loved our stay at Il Tesoro and Giordano was an excellent host. I recommend it for the budget traveler -- the B&B was clean, convenient, and well-located.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very good location, i.e. you can reach the Vatican in 5-10 minutes by foot, Metro is right in front of the B&B`s main entrance, from there your in the centre e.g. Piazza di Spagna in about 10 minutes, busses also go from near the B&B, there is a normal supermarket (ca. 5 minutes by feet). The B&B is clean, breakfast is simple but fully ok (one should be aware of the really good price and what kind of breakfast is usual in Italy (coffee and cornetto/biscuits)! We sometimes bought some fresh bread in the supermarket). Though the B&B lies centrally there are many restaurants and shopping opportunities which are not/not too touristic, but frequented by locals (otherwise those around Fontana di Trevi etc.). We would definitely come again!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United States

B & B Il Tesoro is the best kept secret in Rome. Great location (10 min walk to Vatican and right next to metro station), good value, and friendly staff. 5th floor gets no street noise. Breakfast is sufficient and will get you going. Rooms are clean, spacious. Bathroom a bit tight, but all amenities there. Giordano speaks good English and is very helpful on anything you need. He even arranged a shuttle from the airport to the B & B for 45 euros. We will definitely look for this place again next time we're in Rome.

7.1 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Nice charming B&B near the Vatican and directly at the Metro station. Room No.1 is really quiet and with ensuite bathroom. Window to the backside. the other two rooms are at the front of the building on the streetside. So try to get room No.1 - this is really worth it. Beautyful roof terrace with a view to St. Peter.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Poland

One thing I didn't like (and only one): we had a room with a separate bathroom. Generally - perfect (the other two rooms had to share the bathroom). But our room was just next to the other bathroom and in the evening (and all night long) we could hear EVERYTHING happening in the other bathroom. Other guests took shower (or washed their clothes or their hair etc) for an hours, two hours, three hours... and we could hear LITERALLY all sounds like there was someone in our room. It was difficult to sleep and a little bit embarassing. Except for this - PERFECT

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

only problem was that there was no one there when i arrived which made it a little confusing

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

very friendly and helpful owner and employee,tidy rooms and bathroom, very good breakfast; B&B is nicely located 10m from the metro station Ottaviano; the website does not clearly show that only one of the 3 rooms has a bathroom of its own (you should ask the owner about it in advance); in general the relation between price and services offered is very good and Il Tesoro is highly recommendable.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

great location if you like being in a busy and lively area, right next to metro and a few minutes walk to the vatican.the host giordano was fantastic. always available and ready to accommodate. grazie giordano

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Il Tesoro was friendly, clean, convenient to metro and Vatican. The room was spacious with a very comfortable bed and breakfast was good quality and served punctually. Only one thing the lighting was a little dim for reading. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend Il Tesoro without reservation

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Poland

Definitely reccommend. Giordano welcomed us late in the night and provided with comprehensive information upon what to see, how to get there and where to dine. He is your man in Rome. Always available, answers to any questions. You can feel secure with him, especially if you visit Rome for the first time. The B&B is located excellently next to metro station Ottaviano, 10 mins walk to Vatican. Very safe area, we walked there in the late night and no sign of any thugs or youngsters. Plenty of shops and cafes around open until late. Very convinient place to start any journey. The room we stayed in was on the street side so it was noisy when opened the window but when closed, it was very quiet. It was clean and pretty spacious for a couple without kids but we could stay there with our 3 kids, too as apart from the double bed the room comprised of a sofabed. (wouldn't be too comfortable but may say 2+2 would fit perfectly providing the childred are up to 10-12 years old). We did not see other rooms, so can't tell anything about them. The only suggestion to Giordano would be to provide the rooms with a kettle and some cups so that tired guests could treat themself with a coffee or tea after a long day in Rome. Definitely reccommend to those who visit Rome with a particular desire to see Vatican

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

It was our first time travelling to Rome and staying at a Bed & Breakfast Il Tesoro with my husband. The room was very spacious including a table, couch and two beds and television. The beds were super comfortable. The room was very clean. It was okay to share the bathroom. Had so many keys to use to get into the apartment was the only downfall. The patio for the breakfast was very good. The breakfast was ordinary with bread, toast, coffee and juice. No fruit. Thought it would be better than that for bed and breakfast but overall it was great location and great facilities. I would stay there again.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

The B&B is very well located and can easely be reached by metro.

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Location, lodging, price, cleanliness very good. However, we were unaware that this is an apartment rented out by owner. No reception, and had difficulty contacting the owner when we arrived to have him come and open up.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

What a truly lovely place and we couldn't have wished for more on our 'Roman-tic' break. Fantastic hospitality too! Hope to go back one day soon.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Turkey

As a first time visitor in Rome I chose this property because of its location, its nearness to the subway, its reasonable price ( when you compare overall prices in Rome) and good comments in this website. This was also my first stay in a B&B but I never faced any problem during three days. Giardone welcomes you friendly and tells some basic instructions about the property.He can speak English well and you can reach him by phone anytime. You can go to Vatican in 15 minutes by foot and Colosseum in the same time by subway. The area is safe and busy day and night. You have your own keys so you can enter the property anytime. The shared bathroom was always clean. The room was also cleaned everyday. The breakfast is served in the terrace which has a beatiful view of St Peter's dome and is good enough. The price quality relation was perfect. I highly recommend Il Tesoro if you are someone who doesn't seek any luxury and wants only a clean and quiet room after visiting this beatiful city all day.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Finland

pros: good location, good traffic connections (tram and tube), nice clean room, clean&spacious common bathroom, helpful staff, ok breakfast with a piece of cake for breakfast on a sunday - a nice touch. cons: only one keyset/room

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My sister and I stayed at the Il Tesoro October 19-21st, 2008. We booked thru Venure. It was a great experience all around! I told Giordano that we would arrive around 12:30pm, and he patiently waited for us even tho we were an hour or more late! (We got lost, our fault, not the hotels) He was very kind and helpful in getting us a tour the next day for the Vatican/Sistene Chapel/St. Peter's. Barbara served breakfast upstairs on the outside patio. She was also very friendly. Ours was a shared bath, which was no big deal. The beds were very comfortable and the metro was within steps! We recommend highly. Loved the elevator-very cool!!Thank you Giordano! D. Halpern

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Singapore

Great location -- right next to the metro station and a short walk away from Vatican City. The room was HUGE, and comfortable. The owners were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

This was my first time to Rome and I was not disappointed. My daughter & I arrived in the morning by train from Sorrento. We took the Metro to Ottaviano stop next to Il Tesoro which is on a busy corner but very central and nice location. There is an ATM machine right next to the entrance and vendor stands on the street selling clothing and fresh food. Il Tesoro is only 10 minute walk from St. Peter's & the Vatican. The owner, Giordano, is a lovely young man and quite amusing and speaks English well. Our room was one of three on the 5th floor, however there is a lift; we had the one with the twin beds and had to share the bathroom with one other room. The bathroom was quite large and very nice. The rooms are large, beds extremely comfortable, good working air conditioning. The weather was nice so we were able to have breakfast on the roof with a view of St. Peter's dome; good and plentiful breakfast. There is a good pizza shop next to Il Tesoro and we bought pizza twice which we ate in our room as there is a table and chairs. Would also recommend Hostaria dei Bastioni restaurant on Via Leone and Ristorante Perilli in Prati (a bit more expensive)which is across the street and around the corner. If touring Vatican Museum, wait until 12:30 when there is virtually no lineup. Be aware of pickpockets and people posing as police asking to see your credit card and passport. If you are careful like we were you will have an amazing time in Rome!

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Absolutely fantastic. The hosts were lovely and helpful. The room was quiet, large and modern. The bathroom was clean and modern. Breakfasts were simple but good. The location, right near the metro, was convenient. Stay here!!!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Giordano & Barbara are fantastic, so helpful & friendly. Breakfast on the terrace is lovely, and with a good view of the Dome of St.Peter's at the Vatican (10 mins walk). Very handy location to the best shopping streets in Rome, and a few steps from the Ottaviano Metro stop. Couldn't ask for more. Will be back next time.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Giordano was a very welcoming host and very helpful, making email contact with us before our arrival and organising a driver to pick us up from FCO airport. Rooms were clean, relatively quiet, bed was fairly comfortable. Excellent location - ATM, Tabacci and Metro literally outside the front door. Breakfast was substantial enough by Italian standards - nad having it on the rooftop terrace was real nice. A perfect base for exploring Rome. Don't worry that its not right in the middle of the historical Centre - its only a 10min ride on the metro which come every 3 minutes - too easy! :)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

I stayed at B&B Il Tesoro with a friend, but we were meeting up in Rome. We were only planning to stay there one night but she ended up in Rome a day earlier and turned up at Il Tesoro hoping to be able to stay an extra night. Giordano (the owner) was amazing! He was able to provide her with the extra night and even waited up late to welcome me to the B&B when I arrived. He was very helpful. The B&B is in an excellent location - very close to the Vatican. While we were staying here Giordano also helped another traveller from Sth America who lost his wife at the Vatican. Giordano liaised with the POlice to locate her and ensure she arrived back at the B&B safely. Would definitely stay here again - great service, very good sized rooms, and although we shared a bathroom it was very clean and we didn't end up having to wait for long for others to use it. An enjoyable stay!!

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Did not get the venere discount to start off with. Room was at best just ok. We had a private bath which was nice. One wall in the room has 1/4 inch plywood on it which I thought was to cover a hole. Well I had to peel it back to take a look and needless to say it was the shared bathroom that I could look into. Not what I expected to see.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Rooms were very spacious. Location excellent with with metro at the doorstep. Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Would recommend to anybody for a short stay in Rome.

7.8 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

bon accueil et belle chambre terrasse agréable pour le petit déjeuner, par contre chambre sur la rue très bruyante toute la nuit, et surprenant que le logeur n'habite pas sur place une employée qui ne parle que l'italien s'occupe du petit déjeuner et du ménage.

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Our room was nice and clean. The breakfast was better than other B & B in Europe. One thing to remember is that you share a bathroom with another room. In the morning we were trying to get ready at the same time and felt this pressure to hurry. I had to ask my husband to cut his shower short b/c another guest had to use the bathroom. That is the only reason I would not return to this property. But if that is not a problem for you than it was good deal for the money.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Three blocks from Vatican. Great value and Giordano was extremely helpful. Will always stay there when in Rome!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Il Tesoro is located very close to the Vatican and on the same block as the underground stop. Our room was very clean, breakfast in the morning was filling, and both the room and the building felt secure. I would recommend Il Tesoro as very good place to stay while visiting Rome.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Was several hours late and the owner stayed until late to welcome us in. Rooms were clean, enormous and roof terrace granted a fantastic view of Rome at night. A few minutes walk from Vatican city. Had no cash, owners trusted us to leave payment in our room when we left, a lovely couple.

7.9 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

This is a small and clean bed and breakfast with very friendly staff. It is very close to the Vatican and lots of shops which was one of the reasons we stayed there.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Il Tesoro is in a 7 story residential building. Yes, there is an elevator. It makes you feel like you are in an apartment instead of a hotel. It's very secure and in a great neighborhood. We stayed in a DBL room with a Private Bath. The room was spacious and we were served breakfast ensuite daily. The bathroom was small, but functional. Pino and Giordan were extremely welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This was fantastic, could not have been better. Walking distance to Vatican, lots of security for 2 older ladies. Evening felt safe and we had fun eating at the local restaurants. Great Stuff!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Enjoyed 4 nights in clean and comfortable surroundings. Having breakfast on the roof terrace with views of St. Peter's is about the best start to the day as you're going to get! Found the staff very friendly and helpful, and with the metro right at the door, getting around to all the main sights couldn't be any easier, Will definately be back.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

wir hatten ein großes, schönes und sauberes Zimmer mit eigenem bad.die lage des bb ist auch sehr gut, da die meisten sehenswürdigkeiten zu fuß zu erreichen sind. das personal ist sehr hilfsbereit. würden jederzeit wieder kommen!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Sweden

Grate place from many aspects. Good location, very kind personal, nice rooms and relatively cheap! I can definitely recommend the B&B Il Tesoro!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our stay was very enjoyable. The room was clean, quiet and comfortable and the location was convenient. Breakfast was good and the service was superior.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • France

Welcome was excellent, despite our arrival in Rome being later than expected. Our twin room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. Amenities were clean and spacious too. Breakfast on the rooftop was a great start to the day. B&B is ideally situated close to public transport and the Vatican. Highly recommended.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We stayed at B&B IL TESORO for two day each on both side of our European cruise. We could not have picked a better location nor met better people than Giordano, Vino, and Patricia. They were very helpful and spoke English. We were in contact with them before we arrived and they set up an English speaking Vatican tour for us. The rooms were very spacious and beds very comfortable. There was nothing quite as nice a breakfast on the rooftop with the looking at the dome of St Peter’s. When we came back 12 days later after the cruise, Giordano was there. It was just like being with old friends again. He arraigned our motor coach to the airport and they even had breakfast for us early on the day we departed. Not only will I stay there again, I can’t wait.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This place is an ideal B&B!! The rooms were very spacious, great / friendly staff, and the views of St. Peter's and the Vatican were great in the morning. If you are fit enough, you can walk all the way to the colosseum (we did 2x). It's literally 5min from the Vatican / Castel St. Angelos, which is great as well. The only negative on the location is its not really in the optimal area for nightlife for young individuals or couples - that said it is a short $10 euro cab ride away. If possible, I'd spring for the room with its own bathroom, then the stay would be perfect!!

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very nice room, large in comparison to other places we had stayed. Giordino was very nice and welcoming. We were only there for one night as we passed back through Rome. Nice location to the Vatican and Metro. Made it nice to get back out to the airport in the morning. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very nice rooms and terrace on the roof! If you visit Rome surely a very good place to stay at.Subway 20m, 7min walking to the Vatican.Towels,hair dryer,bottle opener everything you might have forgotten they have it.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The place was very convenient, close walk to the Vatican & across the river to Piazza Navona, etc. It was very clean & quiet with good amenities. Breakfast was, as others had described, a cold breakfast & was ok. Patrizia served us breakfast in the morning & was not extremely friendly. She turned out to be the only person there at the B&B to help us usually. (Hiromi & her husband stayed at the other B&B that they own nearby). She didn't go out of her way to be helpful, but she did answer questions if we asked, including advising us to visit the Vatican Museums at the lunch hour or afternoon, rather than the morning when line would be longer. This turned out to be good advice; we hardly waited at all. We would recommend this place to people who would like staying in a quieter place. (the area is also less busy).

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Il Tesoro was a great place to stay, a few blocks from the Vatican in a busy, safe commercial area. Despite being on a main street, the B&B was quiet because of nice, sound proof windows. The staff was friendly, welcoming, very helpful. Continental breakfast (without fruit or cereal) was very good and served in the room because there isn't any communal dining area, unless weather permits using the roof top. Certainly, Il Tesoro is in a great, convenient location: Metropolitana at the front door, bank nearby, outdoor sidewalk clothing market, pizza and sandwich shops, laundrymat around the corner and a cheap Internet center next to the laundrymat. Also, Triomfale market, terrific for fresh produce, is very close by. We found two good, inexpensive family restaurants in the neighborhood: L'Angolo ai Musei, on Via Leone, and Il Bersagliere, 2 blocks down from the B&B. The only inconvenience was that the B&B does not accept credit cards, but Giordano will accept travelers checks. We'll be back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

perfect: nice people. Nice welcoming. near the subway. I will come back in this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We had the double twin room. Nearly everything was very good. The location is perfect. The b&b is close to the metro station, it is very easy to find. The woman who served us breakfast spoke perfect english. We stayed there in february and outside it was cold, but the room has a heating and it worked very well. The beds were very comfortable. Our room was without bath. But we were the only ones who used the bathroom on the floor and it was cleaned eyery day. The street was loud, but the window was very good. They have a moskito-net at the wondow. The brakfast was enough but not very tasty: tea / coffee, yoghurt, rusk, biskuits in cellophane. We would have prefered to get less but good and fresh. Go outside to one of the small bars and enjoy your coffee there!

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Consigliamo sicuramente questo b&b per l'ottima posizione, l'estrema cortesia dei proprietari e la pulizia della struttura. Comodissimo per chi gira Roma con i mezzi pubblici.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

What a gold mine in Rome, two blocks from Vatican, Metro at your doorstep, wireless internet,(rarity in Italy) and most important the hosts, Giordano and Hiroki. Ask for the room with the balcony. We only stayed for two nights, next time in Rome it will be more....

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

this was our all-round favourite and we travelled for 5 weeks. the location was great for everything.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The young couple that runs this B&B were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure that our stay is great. A few things to keep in mind if choosing this B&B for a stay. The bathroom is shared between three rooms, which for the most part is not a problem but you may find yourself waiting once or twice. It is a very small place with only three rooms so you get a very nice, homey feel. The balcony on the roof when breakfast is served is awesome with breathtaking views of the Vatican dome. We really enjoyed our stay at this B&B and would recommend it. Only five minute walk from the Vatican and right outside a metro stop for easy access to the old city.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

super Lage, Metrozugang direkt vor der Haustür, es gibt 3 Zimmer, 1 Zimmer mit Bad, 2 Zimmer müssen sich Bad teilen, hat bei uns wunderbar funktioniert, Dachterrasse ist traumhaft. Wir kommen gerne wieder !

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

It was exactly as you would expect from the website. Giordano and his wife were really helpful,even when I dropped my keys down the liftshaft! (not something you'll find in the phrasebook)The view from the terrace is every bit as good as the photos. It is on a busy street with market stalls cafes and a metro station right outside your door, but because of the rooms being on the 5th floor with double glazed doors to the balcony the room is not too noisy. All in all an excellent stay,we were only there 2 days but I wish we had stayed the whole week, unfortunatley that was all the availability they had. Thanks for a great stay Giordano, we'll be back!

7.8 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very nice place to stay in rome, a bit noisy with windows opened, near to St. Peter and the central of rome, excellent to reach with public transportation, very nice place for breakfast on the roof. conclusions: we do recommend this b&b!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Fine for the person using this as a base to see Rome. The room was fine for a bedroom but, if you intend to spend more time in your room, then you should be aware that there are only dining chairs. Very handy for the Metro. There are plenty of places to eat nearby but you should be aware that many of these are tourist establishments (as the Vatican is very near at hand).

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

My wife and myself liked the stay at Il Tesoro very much. Specially to have breakfast at the roofterrace, with the view to the cupola of Sanct Peter we have enjoyed very much. If we will go to rome again we will stay at Il Tesoro again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

We have had a very pleasant stay at Il Tesoro. It is a short walking distance from the Vatican. We were able to walk everywhere. The owner Giordano is very helpful. They served breakfast on the little terrase on top of the apartment which was very pleasant and they really serve great coffee. B&B is very clean and quiet. Great quality for price. We would definitely stay there again.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Giordano and Hiroko are delightful, helpful hosts. The rooms are spacious and newly furnished, with marble floors, good lighting, and the roomy shared bath has a deep tub. The location is awesome: the Metro stop is right outside, St. Peter's only 5 minutes walk, yet the Prati neighborhood is not touristy: you can shop and eat well for less money than in the more popular old city center. Coffee shop on the corner, gelato and internet across the tree-shaded street, a produce/flea market (Trionfale) a few blocks away, as well as bakeries, apparel shops (shoes!)restaurants, and a large bookstore. What more is needed? Only one suggestion: the breakfast is very basic. Fresh fruit and freshly baked rolls would have been nice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Fantastic! Excellent location (right in front of the metro and 3 blocks from the Vatican) and wonderful hosts! Very helpful and gracious people. Breakfast may have lacked quality (Giordano, more liquid than foam in the cappuccino's would be great!) but taking it on the roof terrace was a great way to start your morning.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We cannot recommend Il Tesoro highly enough. Our room was spacious, quiet, well air-conditioned and clean. Giordano and Hirumi were so helpful and so gracious. They pointed out excellent restaurants and Giordano even helped me to straighten out an airline reservation. Il Tesoro has a metro station right outside the door and the Vatican is a few blocks away...if you forget something you could easily run back and forth. Some nice restaurants in the area, plenty of banks, cafes and gelaterie. Also plenty of discount shopping right outside the door at the adjacent stores or the outdoor market, but the quality of the items in these stores/markets is low. The elevator (lift) is a retrofit in an older building so its rickety but it works well. Giordano and Hirumi served us a decent breakfast of assorted cookies, cakes and croissants with cappucino each morning which was more than enough to get us going and always offered advice to help us through our daily itinerary as we chatted with them. Also, we appreciate them setting up for a very reasonable charge, a nice comfortable bed for our 9 year old--the Venere website didn't forward on the fact that we were 2 adults and one 9 year old child--this was NOT Il Tesoro's fault. Giordano was extremely accomodating and quickly set up the bed. Despite the busy street below, our room was absolutely silent since Il Tesoro is on the 5th floor (again, there is a lift). We can't wait to visit them again. Go there!!!!

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our one night stay in Il Tesoro. Our room was air conditioned and the service was excellent. Giordano even provided us with hot water in our room to make coffee when we got back from dinner. Grazie mille...we would love to stay here again!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Excellent room and airconditioning. Good eateries all along Ottaviano and Guilio Caesare, and good clothes shopping. Owners very generous and helpful when fellow traveller had difficulties on a return trip.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Il Tesoro was a delightful place to stay. The room was air conditioned, clean and spacious. The bathroom is narrow, but functional and clean. The B&B is very close to the Vatican - about 5 minute walk and is directly above the metro station Ottaviano, so it is possible to get to anywhere in Rome very quickly. There are great cafès and restaurants nearby. The breakfast was served on the terrace overlooking the rooftops towards St Peter's - a great start to the day. Only bit of advice, is to skip breakfast if you are wanting to visit the Vatican museum - the queues are very very long. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Romania

Wonderful. Thank you!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Giordano and his partner were really helpful to us. We really liked the fact that we had an elevator and a nice, quiet, clean room to return to after some really hectic sightseeing - it was an oasis of calm and sanity for us. What's more, I wasn't expecting a concierge service but Giordano was happy to go the extra mile. Grazi mille!

6.8 Fair
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Real bed and breakfast (not hotel) with shared bathroom, very clean and comfortable. Excellent position, at walking distance fron San Pietro, in front of the underground station. Nice terrace, with wonderful sight, where you can have a disappointing breakfast, very poor and absolutely below the standards. Better you go out, walk 200 m and have an excellent cappuccino with brioche at Castroni's.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

I couldn't recommend Il Tesoro highly enough. The owners were so helpful and obliging and the accommodation itself was great - no complaints at all!

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

I cannot recommend this B&B high enough. We were met at the airport at midnight by the owner and his wife, who turned out to be the most delightful couple. Our room was much better than we could have imagined. It was close to the underground and to St. Peter's and so many of Rome's attractions. Whenever we were unsure of ourselves, our host was eager to help. Giordano, the owner of this B&B also returned us to the airport at 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. I would rate this B&B very highly. John and Roberta North Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

This questuonnaire should not force you to give irrelevent answers - it is sloppy and does you no credit. How about not applicable? There were no public spaces - I cannot assess them. I am not prepared to be forced into giving a view - I am very unhappy that the only way I can communicate with you is by completeing the questionnaire. The questionnaire should also be self evident - I do not wish to read extra material

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Room Details

Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro has 3 guest rooms. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers visiting the Vatican - Prati area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV

How to reach Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro

By car
From the Grande Raccordo Anulare ring road, take exit n. 1 Aurelia and follow the indications to centro and Vaticano.

By train
From the Termini railway station, take underground line A, direction Battistini, and get off at Ottaviano.

By airplane
From the Fiumicino international airport, take the Leonardo Express local train to Termini, then switch onto underground line A, direction Battistini, and get off at Ottaviano.
From the Ciampino international airport, take the bus to Anagnina, then take underground line A and get off at Ottaviano.

Distances from Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro

Vatican Museums - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Vatican Library - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Apostolic Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Casina Pio IV - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Sistine Chapel - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Tribunale Ordinario di Roma - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
St. Peter's Basilica - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazza San Pietro - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Piazzale Clodio - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Auditorium Conciliazione - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Paul VI Audience Hall - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palace of the Governorate of Vatican City State - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palace of Justice - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Vatican Gardens - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The closest major airports to Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 16.5 km / 10.2 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 21.3 km / 13.2 mi

The preferred airport for Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro 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 kilometer.

Transportation services Bed&Breakfast Il Tesoro

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport