Not B&B, just someone's apartment rented out
Posted Dec 1, 2014 on Hotels
I would advise all to steer clear of Casa Flavia. Upon arrival, there’s a note on the door with a phone number to call to get keys to what I learned was actually a person's apt. If you don’t have an int’l cell, this could be a showstopper. After waiting 10-15 minutes for the owner to arrive, we were escorted upstairs to the apt through a stairwell that reeked of cigarettes and urine. The owner requested upfront payment – cash only, no credit card! The owner told us check-out was at 10am, and she showed up the next morning at 9:55am to escort us out of her apt. Very unhospitable! Moreover, there were no toiletries (shampoos, soaps, etc.), and there was only one “clean” towel available for our party of three. There were two additional damp, moldy-smelling towels hung up behind the door which seemed previously used. There was only one HALF roll of toilet paper available; we had to go buy additional tissue. The hot water in the shower was intermittent, floors were dirty, and there was a crumpled up tissue under one of the pillows on the bed. The B’fast part of this B&B was a joke! The owner asked us the night before if we wanted coffee, tea, or juice, and told us we’d get one croissant each. B’fast was served across the street at a neighboring café, where we learned there were other options, but if we wanted them, we had to pay extra. Even water cost extra! When bare essentials for an overnight stay are not provided, and breakfast is sparse, one can hardly call themselves a B&B.