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Historical Traveler Reviews 58 Le Real B&B Rome
Okay stay but watch out...
Although it is in a great location, we consider our stay here average. The rooms are clean, nice bathroom, however, it should not be called a B&B since the only items for breakfast are wrapped pastries (much like Little Debbie snacks). The owner was friendly, however, because of the language barrier, what he told over the phone and email regarding room price was not what he said in when we got there. We went back and forth over the cost. I even had email to prove it, but got stuck paying the more expensive 130 euro for a triple. We have stayed at many European hotels and rate this a 5 out of 10. Simply because of the cost for what you get and the pityful breakfast. Other than that if it's location you want, this is the place.***Watch out for the hidden costs at the restaurant downstairs***
Charming Bed & Breakfast
Charming B&B. SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. Friendly and helpful staff, although they speak very little english. You must be a independent traveler, meaning, you can not depend on a front desk for directions or recommendations. The hot water went out for a whole day and part of the night and we were not able to get ahold of the owner, even with the phone number they gave us. We just relit the pilot ourselves. If you are adventurous and dont need a lot of travel support this is a great place. Like I said, extremely clean and charming. You also have unlimited access to juice fridge and a coffee/cappucino/snack machine - free.
Great room, great price!
My husband I recently stayed at this hotel in Rome. It was in a great location. We walked just about everywhere...to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the train terminal to get to the airport. We also took a bus on occasion which stopped right outside the hotel. The owner was very friendly and helpful. He recommended a couple of good restaurants and interesting local sites to visit. The room was extremely clean, quiet, and comfortable. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a reasonably priced room in a central location.
Family stay Via cavour
We just stayed at this bed and breakfast for 3 nights as a family of 5. It's a bit misleading that the place advertises as a hotel because it's really a B&B. As such, it is quite good with nice clean bedrooms, comfortable beds, lovely modern bathroom. The owner Gianlucca is also very friendly and helpful. However, we consider the stay was on the expensive side (€110/night for a double) considering the B&B type of service. Breakfast is the minimum acceptable, with no butter available, some pre-packed pastries and cookies. The kids are not the least picky but they hated the hot chocolate provided in the machine. The expresso and capuccino were nicely Italian.
58 Via Cavour was a wonderful way to start our trip
Just returned from a trip to Rome in late March, 2004. This B&B was clean, nicely furnished and the bathrooms were spotless. Cappuccino, beverages and snacks are available 24 hours/day. The breakfast was nothing special, but the location (3 blocks from the train station & walking distance to the Colosseum) more than made up for this. Although we were able to reserve our reservation with a credit card, they only accept cash upon arrival. Would highly recommend 58 Via Cavour to any travelers.
Good value for money
We Booked 50 Via Cavour, through internet, because the choice of cheap lodging in Rome from finalnd was very limited.We find the premises very clean and the service up to the 3 star hotel. The people is friendly, and they are ready to give you suggestions on whatever you need.The area is not the poshest in rome but it si very safe even if it is close to central station and in walkable distance 500m from the spanish steps
Good, private, cozy b&b close to Termini. It seems the owner bought an apartment and transformed it into a b&b. The administrator was extremely helpful and was always available. My only complain was that since our room was in the front of the hotel, it was also very close to a coffee machine. This meant that we could hear very clearly every time someone used the machine. There are more rooms further back, which I guess are more quiet. Nonetheless, I'd still recommend this b&b and I think it's adequate for families and travelers who want to wake up early.
Do Not Trust This Owner
My wife and I stayed in this hotel in mid-September, and I had made my reservations six months earlier.
Everything was going well, the location was great, and the room was fine. We spent two nights there, then we were going out of Rome for five nights and returning the final night before leaving for the airport.
As we were leaving after the two nights, the owner, Lucca, told us we could not stay there that final night. He did not have room. He had made a reservation at a nearby hotel, Hotel Select, run by his uncle.
As this was a three-star hotel, he would still charge us the agreed upon 110 euros.
I walked over to the Hotel Select, and it did look all right, with a nice garden and a nicer lobby and dining area that 58 via Cavour. Lucca was there with the owner, his uncle, and I asked to see a room. He said they were all booked. I said all right.
When we returned to Rome, we checked into the Hotel Select. The man is not his uncle. The room we were given was about the size of a closet, and for 110 euros, it was way overpriced. When I paid the next day, I saw that we should have been charged only about 70 euros for that room.
I didn't have the time for a discussion, so I just paid and left.
The owner of 58 via Cavour took advantage of us in this situation. Up to that time, I would have given it a four-star review, but this underhanded trick was too much.
Please Stay Away
Please stay away from this bed and breakfast. My traveling companion (J) and I reserved a two night stay at 58 Via Cavour. I planned to stay one night and return to the U.S. the next day. My traveling companion would stay one more night. After arriving, the hotel owner asked us if J would move to a "sister" hotel for the next night which had singles.
J said he would think about it but that he probably would not want to move. That evening J decided he did not want to move because the train station was within walking distance of 58 Via Cavour and the other hotel was near the Spanish Steps. The next day J took me to the train station and went sightseeing. When he returned to the hotel at approximately 3 p.m., someone else was in his room. The hotel owner had packed up all J's belongings and moved everything across town to the other hotel. This was done without his authorization. When he tried to argue with the hotel owner, nothing was done. In fact, the owner was openly hostile.
I later complained to the hotel owner via email about the incident. I pointed out that we had a confirmed reservation and never agreed to move to another hotel. This was in addition to the fact that the owner packed J's belongings when he was not present. The owner never apologized and insisted we had agreed to this arrangement. He also accused us of stealing two towels. I assure you that we never agreed to the hotel change and did not steal any towels. I requested a refund for the night we reserved. Instead, without authorization, the hotel owner charged $13.40 to my credit card for the "stolen" towels.
I have traveled for many years and have never had such a negative experience. This hotel owner was rude, unprofessional and hostile.
After we had had such a wonderful time in southern Italy, it was disappointing to have our vacation end on such a sour note.
Please do not stay here. Do not support people who treat their customers this way. There are so many other places to stay in Rome. As a traveler who has been taken advantage of, you feel angry and helpless. The only thing I can do is to warn other travelers to stay away from 58 Via Cavour.
58 Via Cavour is a nice, air conditioned B&B in Rome, very near the train terminal. We were able to walk to many things from here. My only comlaint is that when I arrived (after confirming via email my arrival date) there was no one there. I had to find another hotel to stay my first night. Otherwise, it was a nice stay and I would recommend it.