Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Hotel on a budget
Posted Jan 26, 2012
Pros: Location was unbeatable
Cons: Dog barking all night and horrible beds.
Location: Walking distance to many restaurants and the Trevi Fountain.
Small and quaint. The location is unbeatable. Parking, even with a scooter was difficult. walking distance from countless restaurants and the Trevi Fountain. Connected to residential section so we had a dog barking half the night, very annoying. The room was adequate in size for a place to rest our heads. We did visit Rome to stay in our room. But the beds were tiny and uncomfortable. We actually took them off the frames and laid them on the floor next to eaxh other for the night. The owner was very accomodating though and helpful with directions and sight recommendations.
by Leslie from Tappahannock, VA
Great value and nice place to stay
Posted Jan 9, 2012
A little hard to find, but beautifully located close to attractions, shopping and restaurants. Very quiet and nicely kept. The beds weren't the most comfortable - a little too firm. The price was right.
by A verified traveler
One Night In Rome
Posted Jan 24, 2012
Cons: Lack of upkeep of the property
The location is very close to Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. The hotel is one of 3 in the building. It appears the hotel was an apartment at one time. Sinks were added to the bedroom to make it a hotel. The bathroom and shower are shared down the hall. The building is very old and not kept up well. The hotel was clean but the lack of upkeep made it a little depressing to stay. I would suggest if you only need one night and you want to keep the cost down, you can give it a try but know it is a depressed property. I would like to stress again it is clean and the staff is very nice.
by Norm from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
Great hotel for couples and people on business
Posted Jan 19, 2012
Pros: How clean the hotel was, value for money
Cons: Nothing really but the lift is small for those who carry a lot if baggage
Location: Location is excellent, minutes away from the metro and Trevi Fountain
This hotel was great value, anyone worried about the shared bathroom shouldn't be, it was always available and clean. This hotel is in a great location and minutes away from the the underground metro line.
by A verified traveler from St Paul, MN, USA
Good value for the price
Posted Jan 3, 2012
Pros: Location and cleanliness.
Cons: The tiny shower! I am a small woman and I hit my elbow numerous times!
Location: Great location!
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Hotel Boccaccio. The location was great! We loved walking past the Trevi Fountain every day. The hotel is also close to the train station which made getting to the top attractions very easy. Our room was clean and quiet. We had a private bathroom which was very nice (especially because we booked a room without the private bath, but because this room was available she upgraded us at no charge); although, the bathroom is extremely small.
by See the World from Iowa
Get what you pay for
Posted Jan 18, 2012
I stayed here for three days, It was inexpensive, and that's the quality I received. My tiny room was extremely clean, but the bed was uncomfortable. Bring a blanket in case you easily get cold. What was there for linens didn't suffice. Be prepared for a shared bathroom, although, I took many showers while I was there, and didn't have any problems with access to the bathroom. There was a sink and mirror in each room, so you could at least brush your teeth, and apply make-up there. I was hardly in the room, so considering what I paid, it wasn't bad, but next time, I will definitely cough up additional money for accommodations that are a little nicer.
by JG from Florence, Italy
A little gem I feel compelled to share
Posted Jan 22, 2012
The only reason I hesitate to recommend this hotel is because I would very much like to keep it a secret. The hotel is Patty's private apartment; it occupies an entire floor, one end of which is the rooming house. A shared entrance, but the rooms are very separate from her private residence. Five rooms only, one double has its own bath, the other four rooms share a bath in the hall. However, the wc is separate from the shower, and the shower also has a wc, so there is little chance of a wait when you need to use the wc. Probably not recommended for families, but great for anyone else who is willing to go without a few amenities in exchange for savings. The place was very clean, the windows insulated therefore very quiet. No breakfast included but everything you need just around the corner. Of course the location is what makes this such a great find. Close to bus lines and subway as well as walking distance from some of the major sites. Patty told me that the rooming house has been in her family since her grandmother's time.
by Derek Ng
Your home in Italy
Posted Jan 21, 2012 on Hotels.com
For my 5 night stay in Rome I did a lot of research into the various hostels and hotels available around the Trevi Fountain/Spanish Steps area, and the Boccaccio consistently rated high on a lot of website reviews. So I bit the bullet and I'm glad I did. First off, it's extremely easy to find, just a block or so down from Station Barberini, which is only 2 stops from Termini. When you get there you go up one flight of stairs (a lift is available) and are greeted by a smiling Patty at the door. Patty is the 3rd generation owner of the Boccaccio and a lovely, maternal presence in the house. If nots really a hostel, nor pension or hotel. It really is an extension to Patty's home, and guests are encouraged to treat it that way. So no fancy locks, TVs, etc. I stayed in the single room overlooking the front door. I've heard other reviews mention the noise but I was fine. It's bright, sunny, big for a single, comfortable and sported a sink and cupboard. It was also very clean, and the cleaner does come around every day to tidy up. There's a separate bathroom and another shower/toilet room down the hall which is also maintained well. I suppose where one's expectations need to be adjusted is that this really is Patty's home, and if you're comfortable in that kinda space it's lovely. What separates it from hostels is the level of service, even if the amenities are similar to what you can get elsewhere. I'd definitely recommend it for travellers who want a personable experience in Rome.
by A verified traveler from TEXAS, U.S.A.
Posted Jan 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
Patty, the Owner/Manager of the hotel is very helpful. This hotel, though provides very basic amenities, is excellently located being within walking distance to several tourist sites.
by A verified traveler
Location is the best part
Posted Jan 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
Location is definitely the best part about this place. It's basically an apartment where the bedrooms have been converted into separate places for people two stay. There are two bathrooms that are shared for all of the guests (one shower). They were quite clean when I arrived but some people showed up my second day who must not have been quite as cleanly. I was a but confused about the key situation, in that all of the room keys were to be left where they were basically accessible to anyone staying in the hotel. Not that any problem arose, but my stuff wasn't locked. I probably wouldn't have stayed here were it not for the location, because I felt I could get much nicer places for the same price elsewhere, but location was great.