I, like most people on here had spent ages trying to find a nice accommodation within my budget. I had the added issue of finding somewhere with twin beds as I was travelling with my father. I came across the Annette B&B and from all the lovely reviews decided to book here for 4 nights.
The room was beautiful and had plenty of room for cases etc. There was a safe in the room which was free of charge and Gabriella placed 2 bottles of water in the room for us on arrival. The room had 2 single beds and a settee bed, spare pillows and blankets in the wardrobe, a TV, huge mirror and dressing table and air conditioning. The windows had curtains and shutters so kept the sunlight out early in the morning.
Breakfast is available in the kitchen which also has a large fridge where you can keep your own food or drink. Breakfast consists of tea/coffee, toast, yoghurt, fruit, fruit juice and cereal.
Our bathroom was across the hallway but it was just for our use and had its own key.
The Annette is really well located and you can walk to most of the sights.
Vatican City is at the end of the road and the metro station is a 7 minute walk away.
There are some lovely restaurants but beware of the one's close to the Vatican as they charge "Vatican tax" our first night cost us €60 for 2 pizza's, a beer and a sprite. After that we found some places in the back streets which did set 2/3 course meals including a drink for €10.
If you are making your own way to the Annette and coming from Ciampino airport, take a bus for €1.20 to Anagnina metro station (really easy to do as there are people at the airport bus station who speak perfect English and will tell you which bus to get) This takes 15 mins on the bus, then get the metro from Anagnina to Lepanto metro, from here it’s an easier walk to the Annette than going to ottaviano metro. The metro is €1 for 75 mins but you have to travel all in 1 go rather than get off and get back on again. The journey from Anagnina to Lepanto is all on the same metro line.
The Trevi fountain and Spanish steps are about 15-20 min walk away (depending on how fast you walk) all of the museums apart from the Vatican are closed on Mondays. The Pope does an audience on Sunday lunchtime and you can either go in and stand or you can get tickets for seats from the Swiss Guards. The Pope also does an audience on a Wednesday morning at 10.30.
Gabriella is amazingly beautiful and also very knowledgeable and will answer any questions you may have.
If you’re looking for somewhere very traditional, with reasonable prices and close to all the sights then this is the perfect place!
The 1 tip I would give anyone coming to stay here (and this also applies to most of the hotels in Rome) is to take earplugs as Rome is certainly a City that doesn't sleep :-)
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Annette Bed & Breakfast is situated in the centre of Rome, near Saint Angel's Castel, St. Peters, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, which are some of the most visited monuments in the world and is just a short distance from Navona Square and the Spanish Square.Shops, restaurants, grocery stores, cinemas, theatres and interesting spots nearby. You can reach us taking the bus NÂ° 492 and stop in Via Crescenzio. You can also take the subway "line A" (red line) from the station to "Lepanto" or "Ottaviano" stations. ... more less
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