Staying at Rowan park was lovely. We were greeted with a traditional English tea and Gulia was always available to give us advice and directions. She even gave us rides to the train station a few times so we wouldn't have to wait for the bus. The rooms at Rowan Park are beautiful. They each have their own London locale theme. Everything was super clean and the bathroom was lovely. We got breakfast each morning (cereal, toast, croissants, muffins, tea and coffee). Thank you Gulia!
We weren't really sure what we'd gotten ourselves into upon our arrival at Godo's but within a few hours we fell in love with the cooky frenchman. Godo was hilarious and very helpful when it came to advice about Paris. He's a free spirited bohemian type so you just have to go with the flow when you're there. He made us some wonderful ratatouille as part of the meal exchange and kept us laughing into the wee hours of the night. We enjoyed his friends and his cat Olive and his humor
The lighting in the hallways makes it seem super creepy. We had to share a bathroom with basically the whole second floor but we had a sink in the room. The bedding was a bit old and shabby but the sheets seemed clean. we had a cute little balcony that looked down onto the street (at night time this wasn't so great since directly below us there were numerous bars complete with loud merrymaking into the wee hours BRING EAR PLUGS) Front desk makes you leave your keys with them when you step out.
Erasmus-Garcia is set up like a small hotel. it's in close proximity to most sight seeing venues. The staff was very helpful and happy to give us directions. The room was clean and had a nice shower. There were lots of wonderful bars and eateries nearby that were open late (which was useful since all the food stores close at 8pm) The neighborhood felt very safe and was fun to walk through
It was a joy to stay at the Amarcord! The set up of the rooms is very thoughtful and everything was super clean. We had a nice kitchen a big bathroom and a small balcony. The B&B is slightly out of the way (we were visiting rome) but it was well worth the price. We had a bit of trouble with the internet but the staff was very helpful in fixing it. take advantage of the ride they offer from the train station, it'll save you a long walk!
We stayed in La Sezia because it was close to Cinque Terre (about 15 minutes with the train) Bella Napoli was very clean, the staff was nice (mom and pop and daughter team). The daughter spoke perfect English which was a great help. It was a bit hard to find the hostel, you have to enter through the Bella Napoli Restaurant and be taken upstairs to the rooms, but besides that we didn't have any issues. Our room had a nice balcony and a large bathroom. The breakfast was delicious!
The owner tacked on a "service free" when we arrived. I'm still not sure what it was for. The hotel is overpriced as it is, which is to be expected since it's Venice. The bedding was rather shabby, but the sheets seemed clean at least. There was a giant hissing cockroach on our window curtain on the final night of our stay. Needless to say, we did not sleep.