Gialel B&B0.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It's unusual hotel with often no staff at reception and you're given a set of keys for not only for your room but also for the main door. Breakfast is extra 2.50 Euro PP & they give a voucher which you take to a local Cafe, The 'hotel' is on 2nd floor, so you can't have a ground floor room.
The hotel is in a good location and is great value for money particularly during summer when prices spike heaps. The room was spacious and clean, however it is very warm and there is only a ceiling fan. Staff are friendly, although English isn't great but that isn't an issue! Overall, you can't really go wrong here and would recommend to anyone
Stayed here for four nights with my partner with the shared bathroom option. We were on the same floor as reception, but it seems like there were rooms on upper levels and connecting rooms. The rooms are basic, but clean. Would have been nice to have a/c but the fan and sleeping with the window (no screen) open suited us just fine. Location was great! Walking distance to basically everything as long you wear sneakers! We took the metro to Vatican City which was a 6 min train ride and 10 min walk from hotel. Although called a B&B, breakfast was not included in the room price nor available for a fee during our stay. There is a cafe two doors down on the corner (to the right if you are leaving) which was super tasty and reasonably priced! 2 euros for an espresso and brioche or 2.50 for an Americano and brioche. Went there every morning! My only compliants are with the bathroom and wifi. The shared washrooms were clean, but the showers did not drain properly so you had to stop your shower in order to prevent the water from flooding over. The wifi is free, but cut out frequently in our room (number 1). It was difficult to check in for flights, map out transit/walking, etc. We found that it had a stronger signal in the corner of the room towards the end of our stay so it could have just been that one room.
Stayed here for three nights at the beginning of may in room 5 with the private bathroom. The good: Before we arrived the hotel staff emailed us to ask when we were arriving to ensure they were there when we arrived which was a nice touch On arrival staff were really friendly and happy to help. The room was fairly clean and basic but that's all we wanted. The wifi was really reliable as well which was good and there was a fan in the room which was good for the hotter days! The location was fantastic for the price we paid, we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to visit. The bad: The noise! I know this is something the hotel probably cannot help but this really did affect my visit. Our room was right beside reception and the walls were very thin so we could hear everything in the hall way. One night a couple arrived who had not read the email previously sent to them by the hotel that the reception is only open until 10pm and to email them an arrival time so were having to hang around outside our room for hours (AND TRIED TO GET IN TO OUR ROOM!) However, I am aware this is not the hotels fault but if you are a light sleeper I would advise bringing ear plugs if in this room. There was also some building work outside (i presume, it was banging noises) which started at 5am on one of the days. Again, not to do with the hotel but did affect my sleep. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay however if you are a light sleeper I would advise bringing earplugs to prevent the noise.
Stayed here for our 25th wedding anniversary. The room was a good size, very clean with private bathroom and a fridge. We stayed 6 nights and the room was cleaned each day. Lovely very helpful family who gave us lots of local knowledge and discount of local restaurants. Great tips on how to find our way around the attractions. 10 min from main metro and everything within walking distance.
We stayed here from the 1st to 6th September. The reception is on the second floor and our room was on the fourth floor. Luckily there was a lift, however it was tiny and old fashioned and would not be ideal for anyone who is claustrophobic. On arrival we were asked to pay Rome City Tax, which we were not aware of before we arrived, so it's important to put some money aside before you arrive in order to cover this cost so you are not left short of funds. We were also given maps of the city before being shown to our room. The room was large with a double and single bed, a wardrobe, fridge and tv. Our bathroom was separate and at the other end of the corridor, however we did not have to share this with anyone so it wasn't a huge problem. Just around the corner from the B&B is a little wine bar which we visited quite a few times. It was nice to sit on the outside with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. In terms of location, this B&B was ideal. Ten minute walk to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps. It was only a five minute walk to the nearest metro station (which is how we travelled to get to the Vatican City). The room was basic, but it was clean and all that we really needed during out stay. The only downside was that as it was a guest house, there wasn't a lounge/bar or garden area to sit in, which the larger, more expensive hotels obviously have. If you are looking for something cheap, clean and in a good location, I would recommend this B&B. The hotel offer private airport pick up and drop off too, which can be arranged before you fly to Rome.
Giuseppe, the owner of the property, is a delightful person who's always ready to help - as is his whole family. What's more, he whips up the best cappuccino in Rome - and I'm not even exaggerating. We found the size & furnishings of our bedroom pretty ample - and the room was kept clean and neat at all times, as were all common areas. The location is also very convenient - not amidst the tourist masses, but within walking distance from pretty much any landmark. On the minus side, the bathrooms could definitely use an overhaul with hot water being just as elusive as the wi-fi signal. Also, the walls are pretty thin - which I guess is common for acommodation of this kind.
Gialel B&B is not the newest and/or most up to date place to stay but it was comfortable and located in a great location. The staff, and father and daughter duo, were extremely helpful and really nice. They arranged our transportation to and from the airport and helped us with questions about transportation and tours. My only issue was in the private bathroom that we reserved. Whenever we ran the water the toilet, sink, or shower, it seemed to cough at us... it made this really loud sound whenever the water was being used and scared the life out of me when I first heard it while using the toilet. Oh, and the refrigerator did not work. All-in-all, I would recommend Gialel B&B.
Spacious, clean and comfortable b&b in a quiet neighbourhood, at the same time within walking distance of major tourist attractions. The staff are helpful and unobtrusive, breakfast at a nearby café – an excellent start to a Roman day. Excellent value for your money. Smokers beware: the place is serious about no smoking policy.
The B&B is two flats situated on the 2nd and 4th floors of the building. Our room was in the 4th floor flat and had a private bathroom. The space was roomy with a clean bathroom and excellent shower. The TV in the room was tiny but this wasn't an issue for us as we didn't plan on using it. We arrived earlier than expected (10am) but despite that we were allowed to leave our bags there and take the keys with us which was greatly appreciated. The lady we spoke to was friendly and gave us a map of the city center that she annotated with bus routes and points of interest. That was the one and only time we spoke to or saw anyone during our two night stay. Overall, we had a relaxing stay and thought the B&B was great value for money for somewhere so close to the center of Rome.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 286 reviews