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Highly recommend Navona Suites
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on our first visit to Rome, and our only regret was having to leave so soon. We loved everything about Navona Suites, from the gorgeous Bernini Suite, the generously stocked kitchen, the superb location (we were within walking distance of most of the major sights, and the neighborhood was charming) and of course, the proprietors. Giampiero was very friendly and helpful in booking our transfer from the airport upon arrival and our train to Naples upon departure. Dennis, his brother-in-law, who is American, was very helpful with excellent restaurant recommendations. The fact that my husband was able to watch the 2nd game of the White Sox/Red Sox series right down the strreet at the Abbey Theatre Pub (with a White Sox victory no less) was just the cherry on the sundae. On our last night in Rome we stayed at a different hotel which was about twice as expensive and with half the room size and ambience of the Navona. We will definitely book the Navona Suites for our next stay in Rome.
Just returned from a weekend in Rome at the Navona Suites, we stayed in the larger Bernini Suite, the room is fantastic full of antique furniture and so big with three full length windows looking over an inner courtyard. The location could not have been better, near all the sights for daytime walks and a good selection of cafes and bars for evening strolls.
It was my first time in Rome and I will definitely be back.
Giampiero was very welcoming and looked after us so well, arranging transfers from and back to the airport.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend the Navona Suites.
Really, Really Happy with the Navona Suites
cannot say enough good things about this place and the location both of which are absolutely top drawer. if you don't have a good time in Rome by staying at the Navona Suites then you may as well shoot yourself. This bed and breakfast is far and away the best one I have stayed in so far. Giampiero the owner does not speak English very well but bends over backwards to ensure you have a good time. the Bernini is the larger of the suites and is on a par with most 4 star hotels. One word of advice though... try and book as early as possible as this place is very popular.
A memorable experience
Before I wrote this, I read the rest of the reviews just to make sure everything that was said was up to par. I have to admit, words can not give justice to the elegance and renaissance feel of the Navona Suites. You might as well say that you have been transported into a painting of the 15th century along with the feel, touch and gentleness. This is exactly what Rome should feel and look like to visitors. The owner and his family were attentive. He has a taxi service pick you up and is not expensive at all. Then again if you are coming in at 0200 like one of the e-mails said, than I can truly see how that would be a bit pricy since even here in New York City, Manhattan where I am from, after hours from the airport to the City at a later time is quite pricey. We paid only $25 Euros upon our arrival to Rome, which is better than paying by the meter which costs at least $40 euros or more at that ungodly hour and on normal hours during the day. So now, you can make your deductions. The bottom line is that you will not be disappointed at all with the service, food, people, attentiveness, cleanliness and above all the convenience in walking to all the places you want to visit since it is in the center of everything. I highly recommend it. Take it from a New Yorker who as we all know, New Yorkers are very hard to please at times. This is the best in Rome! Once you book your trip, call or e-mail Navona Suites. You will not be at all disappointed. :)
Your own private palazzo
Stayed 2 nights in Navona Suites on our way to extended stay in Capri. Stayed in the larger of the two rooms, which is well worth the extra $$. The location of this "apartment" is ideal, right off of piazza navona and next to a great cafe, steps from some very good restaurants. You have a key which lets you into the courtyard of the building, off of Governo Vecchio street...very quiet. Giampiero and family are terrific. He booked our train to Naples online so all I had to do was show up at the train station.
As opposed to the previous reviewer who was disappointed with the breakfast, I actually was quite pleased. There was a refrigerator full of fruit, juice, milk, meats and cheeses, plus cereals, etc. We had use of the kitchen at all times, so it was great for an early evening snack during the interminable wait for dinner (around 9-10pm in Rome). I would highly recommend this.
Have just come back from a long weekend at the Navona Suites.
Possibly the best located place I have stayed in, in Rome - we were able to walk to the Vatican, Spanish Steps and Colisseum (furthest points) with no fuss, and each within about 25 mins.
We stayed in the larger suite, the Bernini, and it was absolutely excellent - very spacious, comfy bed and furnished with antiques from Giampiero's(the owner) shop next door. 3 sets of ferench windows open onto the balcony with a view over the courtyard. We looked into the smaller, Borromini, suite, and would have been very disappointed if we had booked it - small, sparsely furnished and pretty airless.
Giampiero is extremely helpful (but only has smatterings of English) - arranged a taxi to pick us up (we arrived at 0200h, after 3 hour delay), came with the taxi to meet us, and booked us a taxi for our return to the airport. [One note on taxis - the return journey was on the meter, and cost 25Euros. The preset fee we paid for our arrival was 50Euros. Make your own deductions, but I would recommend taking a metered cab on arrival at the airport, with the caveat that the taxi rank is pretty small and you may have to wait for one to arrive.]
The only slight let down for us was the breakfast. This is no longer the delicious looking croissant and espresso at the Bar Mimi et Coco, as the website portrays. This is now set up for you in the kitchen of the suite itself. This was a selection of fresh fruit (nice touch), along with coco-pops and packet crispreads. There is a filter coffeemaker for your use. If you don't like coco-pops or crispbreads, plan on eating breakfast out each morning.
All in all we had a great trip, and not only would I stay there again, but I would recommend it to friends and family (but only the larger room). The location cannot be beaten, smack bang in the centre of the old town, and a stone's throw from Piazza Navona and the Campo de Fiori for going out in the evening. If you plan to eat breakfast at a cafe each day, you will be very satisfied with your stay.
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Luxury Suites at a Great Price
We are three single travellers who just returned from a one week stay at Guest House Navona Suites. We booked the whole suite (two separate bedrooms with two separate bathrooms and a shared kitchen)--in essence a whole apartment--for 1344 Euros for the week (in season). The suite was spacious, filled with beautiful antiques, clean, brand new, had great beds, daily housekeeping, and was stocked with food every day, including fresh fruit, breakfast meats, cheeses, cookies, coffee and even wine. The owner Giampero was kind, attentive and helpful, as was his family. The accommodations, perfectly located just minutes from Piazza Navona and major historic Roman sites, surpassed our expectations in every way!! We are still amazed by our luck at discovering this place. We had searched long--and depressingly!--to find a hotel/B&B and were discouraged by both the prices and appearance of what we found. Clearly Navona Suites provides Luxury accommodations and service at reasonable rates. A+
Location, Location, Location - Sweet Navona Suites
wow, i cannot say enough good things about this place. The Guest House Navona Suites is aptly named being just a few steps from Piazza Navona which was by far my favourite attraction in Rome! All the attractions are just steps away and round the corner you have some fabulous eateries including the pizzeria montecarlo and franceso's (great steaks house red not so hot). In the same street as the Navona Suites you have a lovely shop selling old Italian Film Posters (i bought 5 including La Dolce Vita and Roman Holiday - ok its a cliche but so what). THe Suites themselves are privately run and you are given your own keys on check in which means you just saunter in and out like you have lived here all your life. There is a shared kitchen if you need to store your snacks/drinks and the owner is very pleasant. This Guest House Navona Suites is brand new and as a consequence everything is brand new... plus prices are low - we paid about 180 euro a night for a 2 person suite. See the navonasuitesrome website for more information
Wonderful Room, Great Location, Perfect Price..
Navona Suites was a wonderful choice for the experienced Rome visitor, or the adventurous first timer. Located on the Piazza Pasquino, steps from the Pizza Navona, the apartments are spacious, very clean and charming. The owner, Giampero, was helpful, generous with his time, and very kind.
Myself, my husband and our 6 year old daughter stayed in the Bernini Suite, even with the extra bed there was room for all of our luggage and her to spread out on the floor to color. We did get a look at the second apartment, and it was just as nice, though a bit smaller, enough space for a single traveler or a couple.
Including the extra bed, access to a full kitchen, with a stocked refrigerator and daily cleaning service, we paid 160,000 Euro a night, for a room this lovely, in what I consider to be the heart of Rome, Navona Suites can't be beat.
Style and Sophistication at a Superb Rate
a friend of mine who stays in Rome suggested I stay at the Navona Suites, a collection of luxury suites in the fashionable Piazza Navona district of Rome. Having never been to Rome before I decided to take his advice but nothing he said could have prepared me for what lay ahead... basically the location is fantastic, probably the best place to stay in Rome - you are minutes walk from the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Saint Peters. The Suites themselves are located inside a 15th century building with arched ceilings, parquet wooden flooring and wrought iron beds! There is an immaculate en-suite bathroom plus a shared kitchen. We paid around 130 euro per day for the larger of the two suites the Bernini and had a ball. We are going to recommend this place to all our friends as we simply cannot stop raving about it!