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“Funky, clean, family-run B&B in the heart of the city”

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Bed & Breakfast Tropical
Ranked #2,552 of 3,781 Rome B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This was our first B&B experience on our trip, that was not only family-run, but inside a huge flat on the second floor of an older building. It turned out to be really nice with a cozy local-style decor. Loved just looking out the shuttered window at the stone street below and enjoyed the smells of cooking.

The family was great to us: we were checked in and oriented by a son; 'mom' arrived first thing every morning to make us breakfast and clean our room and give helpful concierge information, even allowing us access to her computer; 'pop' provides a handy airport taxi service too. Breakfast was standard modest, Italian style: primarily croissants and espresso.

The location's proximity to Roma Termini station -- the hub of all local and regional transit as well as Eurail -- simply can't be beat. A couple notes for arrival: we found this out the hard way. There are streets of the same name preceeded by "Via" and "Viale". If you find yourself on the "Viale", you've walked too far from the station.

Simple directions from Roma Termini station:

Walk out the back entrance, turn immediately right, walk to the end of the station on that block. Turn immediately left -- this is Via di Castro Pretorio. Walk 1 1/2 blocks to the B&B entrance directly on the left side of the street. The numbers are confusing and there is no large awning or signage for the B&B; read the flat numbers carefully to find it. Travel books caution about walking behind the station, but we found no problem at all, even at night. It is a sleeping spot for the homeless, but they seemed more concerned about us bothering them.

Another note about location. It's at Roma Termini where you catch the express train to the airport. Buy your ticket the day before and allow lots of time to get from the B&B to the actual train because, even though the station is not more than ten minutes fromt the B&B, the actual train platform is a full 15 minute walk once inside the station.

Would definitely recommend staying at Tropical as a really pleasant, local, find.

Room Tip: Not sure what other bathrooms are available in the B&B. Our room had a nice ensuite but just on...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

It was a really nice vacation in Emily's B&B! We stayed 3 nights. We appreciated the information about discovering Rome of Emily. It was easy to travel from the airport to the Emily's crib. The breakfast was nice, but it was always the same. The room was very clean! When we had a problem, we could count on Emily.
The B&B was next to a street with a lot of noise, so my girlfriend coudn't sleep well. There was also no airconditioning in our room but there was a ventilator, so this was a good solution.

Tip: Do not take the bus but do everything by foot! Then you smell the real Rome!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We have been to Rome this November and spent nice few days. Emily and Marco are really nice hosts. Bedrooms were nice with real blankets (necessary in November), equipment of shared bathroom was sufficient, no problem with hot water. Everything very clean. Breakfasts are served in hosts' apartment by themselves.
Rooms are without fridge, glasses or any other dishes, but with furniture. Located two blocks away from Termini station, and B&B is well marked, so it was really easy to find it:).
In case of any other trip to rome we would like to stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

When we arrived at Tropical B&B seemed to us that this is a great place for 4 nights in Rome. Unfortunately, for various reasons, there was no vacancy which was reserved. At the beginning we were a little nervous. We planned to explore the city from the Termini station. But Emily began to apologize to us and she proposed for the same price comfortable apartment which exceeded our expectations. Right next to the Vatican at Via Ottaviano street, with balcony, fully equipped kitchen, two-storey, newly renovated, just wonder. And all for the same price with delivery of their private car. On the way back we were also taken their private car to Termini Station from where we had a bus to Ciampino Airport. Unprecedented kindness, understanding and compensation, which exceeded what we purchased. Many thanks to Emily and Marc for the wonderful accommodation and care. Thank you, we recommend you to all! Fotocast from Rome on www.jezabel.pl

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

The place is definately clean and the service and hospitality was excellent. Marco found my partner and I sitting at the terminal looking lost, no reservations, so he took us to the B&B which is <3 blocks from the terminal, less than a 5 minute walk (luggage included). We stayed 2 nights had to leave the 3rd due to prior reservations, so we found another place about 1.5 blks away for our 3rd night but went running back for the 4th and 5th nights. Emily and Marco are such great people. Emily is one of the kindest people you'd ever want to know, she has the biggest heart and if I ever find myself in Rome again I will try to and hope that I stay at Tropical B&B. I already MISS EMILY...

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via del Castro Pretorio 42, 00185 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #2,552 of 3,781 B&Bs / Inns in Rome
Price Range: AU$70 - AU$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bed & Breakfast Tropical 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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