Daphne Inn Trevi
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Historical Traveler Reviews Daphne Inn Trevi Rome
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely fantastic stay at the Daphne B&B.
We only stayed for one night (Nov 27, 2003) and were completely overwhelmed by the attentive service and the property. We stayed in the older building and shared a bathroom. It was perhaps a bit inconvenient to share the bathroom with the other guests, but that is pretty typical for a bed and breakfast. We felt that the room and service more than made up for it. The room felt fresh and relaxing - the bed was large, crisp, and comfortable; the window opened wide to the cobblestone alley below. Even in the older building, everything had a newness to it - no rank, ancient bedspreads or drapes in faded, frumpy, floral patterns - accessories that seem to come standard in many b&bs or small hotels in this price category (budget - we paid 86 euros for the night). So we had a great time, Alessandro gave us the great Rome orientation, and I would recommend the place to anyone who is willing to accept the little inconveniences (shared bathroom, walk to breakfast) without a second thought. My only advice - BOOK EARLY! That would be a way to avoid getting shuffled from room to room. It's also the reason that we only stayed a night - they were booked solid for the next night. They did offer to move us to a property that they knew, but we declined and found a different place for ourself. Simple as that. So go there! It was truly a special place.
The best place we stayed while touring Europe
My three sisters, myself and my mother stayed at Daphne B&B in Rome for three night in September. I can honestly say that it was unanimously the best accomadation we stayed in during our trip to Europe. From the very minute we arrived we were spoiled by the wonderful personal service we got from Heather at Daphne B&B. She walked us to Spanish Steps stopping to take pictures of all of us on the steps and then proceeded to take us to the nearby American Express to exchange money and then left us at a wonderful pizzaria she recommended for lunch. Upon our return she then sat down with us and familiarized us with local maps and lots of advice on how to get around in Rome. We were supplied with cell phones to stay in contact with not only each other but also with Alessandro & Elyssa (owners) and Heather in case we had any problems, needed information, or reservations etc during our stay. We did on occasion contact them for tour information and Alassandro kindly made wonderful dinner reservations as well as walking us personally to the taxi, loading us in and giving directions to the driver as non of us spoke Italian. Daphne is located in a great section of Rome, close to Trevi Fountain, and easy access to subway and taxi services. Our bus tour of Rome picked us up right at Daphne and dropped us after. How much more convenient is that??? The B&B itself was extremely clean with comfortable beds, lovely white comforters and a beautiful sitting room where we relaxed comfortably after the long days of site seeing. I would highly recommend Daphne B&B to anyone traveling to Rome. On a scale of 1-10 it is definately a 10 for a B&B.
Fantastic stay in Rome
We stayed at the Hotel Daphne last weekend (9th-13th October 2003) & would recommend it to anyone. OK, it's not a five star hotel, but it doesn't claim to be. It's a small, family-run B&B, it's clean, has spacious bedrooms with air-conditioning (well ours was) & is all you could ask for, right in the centre of Rome. What sets it apart from other B&Bs is the service you receive. The staff willingly give up their time to advise you on what to see, how to avoid the crowds, where to find restaurants serving real Italian food & even where to buy the best grappa. They will gladly make reservations for restaurants & galleries & host a wine & cheese tasting session once a week. Hopefully we will return to Rome one day & would not consider staying anywhere else.
Loved it most of the time.
I have stayed at the Daphne 2 times this year and I am looking forward to returning to Rome soon and staying at the Daphne. The service was incredible and very friendly. The rooms at the main hotel building were quiet, clean and decorated beautifully. The location is wonderful with 1 euro pizza right next door that is gourmet quality. We did once stay for 2 nights at the alternative location which is a short walk away.
The rooms are clean and older than the main building and the bathrooms are shared. The rooms are very large but the walls are thin and it was easy to hear the people next door. The location is excellent, and for the price this is a good option. You get lots of advice, restaurant reservations and a cell phone with a lovely breakfast in a room that overlooks a garden. We knew in advance we had to change rooms and we packed our own bags and they moved it for us and stored our luggage when we took off for a few days. We were even upgraded to a 1st class penthouse suite in a hotel next door with killer air conditioning for our last night for free...I'm going back.
This place was amazing! We loved it!
I don't think some of the reviewers stayed at the same Daphne B&B where we stayed! The B&B was just lovely! The decor was modern, but simple.
There was a private bathroom and breakfast was served in the same building as our room - it was right upstairs, but the hotel has a lift - a plus in Europe! The room had a great air conditioning unit which was a must for our trip in June and they were in the process of getting internet access in all the rooms. The hosts were overwhelmingly gracious - he's from Italy, she's from Florida. They spent nearly an hour going over maps with us, answering questions and giving recommendations on everything from local gothic churches to tour suggestions for the Vatican to local restaurants. We used one of their tour affiliates for a tour of the Vatican (Andrew) - it was worth the bit of extra money we paid to spend almost five hours on a private tour of the Vatican! The hosts also gave us a cell phone to use which was great! We did have to change rooms, but it was not at all an unpleasant experience and we were told about it up front. If you are asked to change rooms between a partner property and the actual Daphne Hotel, I would DEFINITELY recommend staying at Daphne, but I would probably look for another place to stay rather than their partner hotel - the one where we stayed wasn't all that great. As stated in another review, however, I could not even begin to imagine that the owners of Daphne would have ever gone into our room to pack our things and we had our own key to our own room and it didn't unlock any other rooms - I accidently tried to go into the wrong room so I know! They were expanding the property when we were there, so they will probably not have the same need to ask people to change rooms now. And we paid for our entire stay up-front - they offered a discount if you paid cash - and we had no problems whatsoever. The location was also perfect! It seemed to be in a very safe part of Rome and everything was accessible on foot or by train, which was also close by. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Rome!
I liked it (Stayed 6-2003)
I found the Daphne B&B to be clean and safe, and the owners were extremely nice and easy to deal with. They really went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed Rome - he sat with us for 45 minutes to give us a Rome sight-seeing itinerary. They speak excellent English (One of the co-owners is American), and give excellent restaurant recommendations.
They even gave us a cell phone to use while we were in the city! This was very convenient - calls to the US were only $.40 a minute. I would definitely stay here again.
Daphne is OK and unlike the other reviews posted here we weren't moved to another room. My problem is with the breakfast.
Daphne is a bed & breakfast - but they don't tell you that you have to walk 3 blocks to their other location for breakfast. Plus, all of the rooms at the other location have a private bathroom. That means there is no bathroom for you to use.
Public bathrooms are not easy to find in Rome so we wanted to "go" before we left for the day. To do that we had to walk back to the other location and climb up the stairs to the third floor (italy counts the ground floor as zero, daphne is on the second floor which is the third floor to someone in the States) and wait for the shared bathroom to be available.
We landed up skipping the free breakfast and buying it somewhere else - a place with a bathroom!
No Security at Daphne
We stayed at Daphne last month for 4 nights. My initial impression was positive. After 2 nights we came back to find the owner telling us she moved us to another room. We weren't exactly thrilled at having our things moved by someone else, plus, the room they moved us to was significantly smaller and right next to the bathroom that all the rooms shared. Then she told us we didn't need new room keys because the keys were the same for the 2 rooms. NICE SECURITY!We didn't like the idea of the person in another room having access to my room. Plus, how did she know we wouldn't go in our original room?! If you want security Daphne is not the place to stay.
Avoid Daphne B&B
Im posting to let everyone know about my stay Daphne B&B in Rome. I stayed there with a friend of mine and the customer service was the worst thing I have ever experienced. We arrived at the train station in Rome & one of the men selling rooms offered his place, Daphne Bed & Breakfast private bath for $80 a night right in the center of the city. We arrived at Daphne & the place was very nice and clean. We paid for our three nights upfront, as they requested, and had a good nights sleep. The next morning we left the room to go sightseeing. We returned to find our bags packed and the owner waiting for us. He told us they had an overbooking & he had to find us another place. What I found amazing is that he didnt feel he did anything wrong. They packed our bags and we werent allowed back in the room. Since we were two men traveling, they couldnt tell what belonged to whom so we spent over an hour sorting out articles from our bags. Everything was just jammed in the bags, no folding, no care. Not to mention the fact we were worried that something might be lost. Plus, Daphne refused to give us our money back for the 2 nights we didnt stay. He told us he already gave the money to other bed & breakfast owner. We stood there arguing with the owner for over a half hour. The owner of Daphne felt that since he found us another place to stay we should not be bothered. Outrageous! We later realized Daphne had simply found someone else to pay more money than we did for the room. After leaving Daphne we called the owners and again we argued. They finally offered to give us $40 back. Can you imagine coming back to your hotel room & finding someone had gone through all of your things? Your bags were packed by you did not even know? Is it too much to assume that once you pay for a hotel room that you are entitled to use the room?! I have stayed in hostels and was never treated that way we were at Daphne. I will be returning to Rome but I will never stay at Daphne ever again. Be careful t take your money but if they can get more money from someone else you will be on the curb.
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... made it to the train station in the centre of the city we were dropped off and walked to our hotel which wasn't very far. That was lucky because my suitcase was damaged when it was lost and so I had to carry it the whole way (no handle or wheels).
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... on the square for dinner. I love the outdoor seating they have here. An opportune time to chill and people watch. Unfortunately it also means potentially smelling cigarette smoke while you eat but sometimes you can get lucky and have the smoke being blown away from you. Dinner is good – risotto and a simple rocket salad but the flavours all worked so well together.
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... we went back up to our room with a beer a piece and olives. We went back down for dinner at 730 where we found a pizzeria that was great. We had a calzone, pizza, wine and beer which were all great. After that we decided to find a gelato shop. We got a nice serving this headed back and found some more beer. We showered off and are doing some laundry now watching tv. We leave for bracchiano ...
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