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“Wonderful hosts, a home away from home”
Review of B&B Gaius Roma

B&B Gaius Roma
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B&B Gaius Roma
Ranked #1,278 of 3,780 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 August 2013

The owners of Gaius are probably the friendliest and most welcoming people we have met in Rome. We were pleasantly surprised to find them waiting for us with open doors and immediately offering us coffee and juice. Their introduction of the rooms and facilities were also clear and thorough, to the point of teaching us how to handle the tricky door locks. They also suggested some wonderful yet affordable places to eat around the area.

In terms of the room conditions, it was -as the owner would say- perfecto! I wouldn't be exaggerating to say that the room had hotel standards, just without the air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom. The shared bathroom was also very clean and well equipped, same goes for the kitchen where one can feel free to use anything there as if it were your home. Only minor complaint was that the oven and stove wasn't working and we couldn't heat our leftover pizza for dinner. But that could be due to safety reasons as they're not around most of the time, in case a fire breaks out.

Overall stay was wonderful, we really would like to thank them for their great hosting and delicious breakfast every morning!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

What can I say about this bed and breakfast?! It is absolutely fantastic. Marco and Lina are so welcoming and you really do feel like you are at home. The rooms are clean and spacious with a great Italian feel. Although we never managed to have breakfast it smelt lovely and they bring it into your rooms for you when you are ready. The metro station is literally outside the front door which takes you all across the city and it is a stones throw from the Vatican. I can't fault our stay in Rome at all and I cannot recommend this bed and breakfast enough!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Joemakin22
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Gaius B&B was amazing!! Marco and Lina run this small and quaint B&B (4 rooms total) are are absolutely amazing!! They are so welcoming and helpful and really make you feel at home. My fiancee and I stayed for 4 nights and it couldn't have been more wonderful. The rooms are very nice, clean and have plenty of storage space for you to unpack. The location is incredible. About 10m from the Ottaviano metro station and 2 blocks from St.Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museum. It is the perfect location for a visit to Rome. Even though the location is so bustling, the rooms are very quiet because they open onto an inner courtyard so you don't hear any traffic. Marco and Lina serve you breakfast in your private room (there are dining tables and chairs in every room), yogurt, pastries, meat, cheese, bread, and the most incredible cappuccinos ever!! There is so much food that my fiancée and I would bring a lot of the pastries with us while we were touring so we didn't have to buy snacks around the city. Marco even taught us how to use the cappuccino maker so that we could make our own whenever we wanted. We never spent a cent on coffee during our time in Rome! We stayed in the room with the private ensuite which was lovely, but the B&B is so small, the shared bathroom is very private also. I cannot recommend Gaius enough, Marco and Lina are the most delightful hosts and really made our stay in Rome special.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Gaius is located 5 blocks from Vatican City, 20 meters from the metro station and near several restaurants, food stores and even an outdoor market that sets up tent every day of the week.
The rooms are clean, spacious and breakfast is served in the room by the very friendly hosts Lina and Marco, who were probably the best part of the experience.
Despite the central location, the rooms face an inner courtyard so they are very quiet and you don´t hear a peep.
The room and BR were spotless; simple but with everything we needed and lots of closet space to put your stuff in; a table for two for having breakfast (which included freshly made espresso, toasts, yoghurt, cold cuts, nutella and juice). There are also only 5 rooms so it´s very private and you don´t get woken up by late night parties or laughter (nothing against youth hostels). This is a different kind of place, more for having good quality sleep, solid breakfast and a nice chance to practice you Italian before taking on the city. Totally recommend and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gaston3001
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Very difficult to find, make sure you get exact directions to find exactly where this is!
A simple Roman home and nothing flashy or grand, but this is far made up for by the lovely hosts. More than accommodating, happy to provide us with maps, a friendly smile and made sure we were well catered for with breakfast. A fridge for our use was a highlight - especially after a long holiday of hostel stays and a hot Italian summer. Don't expect a modern apartment, you are simply staying in someones home - the bathroom is rather dilapidated - but because we were staying in summer, a quick shower was no issue for us. Also had use of the washing machine if needed, making it feel like you were staying at a friends house which was lovely.
A good location, walking distance to Vatican City and and enough shopping and food options to keep you satisfied.
If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and cheap and are looking to experience some true Italian hospitality, you will definitely find it at Marco and Lina's. If you desire quality and luxury, and are not willing to go without creature comforts (air conditioning, flat screen TV) this is probably not the place for you.
As we departed, we were told "Our home is your home, whenever you return to Rome!" which was a true sentiment to the lovely hosts.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Stace K
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Address: Viale Giulio Cesare 78, 00192 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
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Ranked #1,278 of 3,780 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: €73 - €117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — B&B Gaius Roma 1.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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