Bed & Breakfast Carpe Diem Rome sets the stage for a fantastic Rome vacation with the added bonus of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro
Bed & Breakfast Carpe Diem Rome sets the stage for a fantastic Rome vacation with the added bonus of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli), as well as other city attractions just a few kilometres away. There is ample chance to have a look at art and culture with National Museum of Rome and Octagonal Hall (Aula Ottagona), both of which are close to the hotel.
Central heating is provided for added comfort and for your convenience. Each guestroom's en suite bathroom has Bathroom with bathtub or shower for convenience. Kick back and enjoy the room's Cable/satellite television with flat screen.
Rome has a public transport system and Vittorio Emanuele Station is the closest station to the hotel just 0.3 km away. Bed & Breakfast Carpe Diem Rome places guests 13.1 kilometres from Ciampino International Airport.
22 people say Bed & Breakfast Carpe Diem Rome brings in an honest 3 rating. Want to know why? Read the reviews for more info.
Facilities offered in Bed & Breakfast Carpe Diem Rome :
Check in/out Hotel Check-in Time is 2 PM, Check-out Time is 11 AM.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the Fare policy associated with your room.
Extra Bed The inclusion of extra bed with a booking is facilitated with a folding cot or a mattress as an extra bed.
Payment Mode You can pay now or you can pay at the hotel if your selected room type has this option.
User rating & reviews
Read about experiences of fellow travellers who have stayed at this hotel.
EXCELLENT 2 reviews
VERY GOOD 7 reviews
AVERAGE 4 reviews
POOR 6 reviews
TERRIBLE 6 reviews
14 Sep 2013
WORSE EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE!
It is unbelievable!! Was a terrible experience. One month before I tried to send an email to inform them about my late check in but they don't even have an email address.
Was easy to find the address but difficult to find the hotel because was not sign with its name or any other indication about it. I was very lucky I found a person going out from that building , I asked about the hotel and he said the hotel is not operating any more, the person make a phone call to the owner and he said someone will pick me up.
The member of the staff arrive after 15min guiding us to another building complete different from then pictures that I saw on the Internet. It was absolute discussing, dirty and in a bad condition.
At the end I didn't take the service and I started to discuss with the owner by phone because he wanted 45 euros for the reservation!!!! After that I have to look for another hotel at 11pm.
21 Aug 2013
Carpe Diem or Walter Rooms? Ca....
Okay, where to start.
Let's start at the beginning; we booked our room at Carpe Diem B&B since it provided a decent price with breakfast included as well as a favourable location. We were aware we still had to pay city tax, but opted for this place in any case.
However; upon arriving at the address stated on the website, we found nothing but confusion. There was no doorbell or sign indicating that this was, in fact, Carpe Diem B&B, but rather a list of Korean sounding names. Upon closer inspection, and entry, we found out that the building was largely occupied by Korean guest houses for the Korean tourists and students frequenting Rome. Desperate, tired and annoyed at this point, we phoned the number posted next to the front door. After calling this impossibly long number we finally got hold of an employee of the so-called Carpe Diem B&B. He then explained to us that, due to some 'electrical maintenance' or something like that, we had to be moved to another location around the corner. Baffled, but with no other options, we followed him to a building, which eventually led to our hotel 'Walter Rooms'.
The welcoming mat, displaying a message saying 'I Love Money' was a sour indication of what this place is really about.
The door opens to a very small common area; the table next to the mirror laden with a coffee machine and cutlery is going to be your breakfast area. There is a toilet opposite the door, but this is also used by the staff. Around the corner is a kitchen with a desk and computers, used by the staff to cook meals for themselves as well as sleep(!). The friendly Sri-Lankan man even tells us that he usually is asleep in the kitchen by twelve. Thank you.
He tells us that we can use the common bathroom for no charge, but can also use our own private bathroom for an extra 5 euros a night. Naturally, since the common bathroom is also used by the staff, we opt to use our own private bathroom. Total cost: 50 euros for ten nights. Then the aforementioned city tax is added, rounding up around 94 euros extra costs. 'I love money' indeed.
The cherry on the cake is about to be delivered, as we are transported to 'Walter' himself, who occupies and oversees all operations from a different building. Upon hearing that we want to pay with our credit-card, Walter vehemently objects. Walter is adamant that we pay in cash- he even offers us the option to pay the next day, in cash. Not impressed by this, we tell him we wish to pay by card anyway, adding 2% charge costs to our costs again. He reluctantly agrees.
Of course, Walter knows he has to pay 15% over these cost again in taxes, so we cheat him out of a nice chunk of money. We love money too.
Having paid, we enter the room (which means walking back again around the corner and into a different building). The room is fairly decent; it has a ceiling fan, a normal fan mounted on the wall, and an air-conditioning unit to fend off the Italian heat. So far so good. There is also a television mounted on the wall, which we never touch during our stay, as well as a wardrobe and some kind of desk. The bed is pretty decent, only the cushions are quite hard. The bathroom has a one-person shower and a poorly flushing toilet. Overall, it is okay, but not fantastic.
The breakfast is served between 8-10 am. The breakfast is also a laugh. It consists out of stale bread with only two condiments to choose from; Nutella or jam. The coffee machine is never working properly and the stale pastries are nauseatingly sweet. A fine way to start your day if you want type 2 diabetes. We opted to eat our breakfast out after three days of this.
We think the rooms are cleaned, how else could fresh toilet rolls appear in the bathroom, but the rest just seems to get a once-over look and is then not touched. Also, prepare to get friendly with your towels, because we saw only three changes of them in the course of ten days (and only after we asked for them).
We never felt that the room was safe enough to leave any valuables behind, so we took most of our belonging with us.
Then, after we heard an argument in the hallway with two other guests, we decided to investigate this more closely, and, boy, did we find some interesting reviews. Some of which, eerily, matched our own situation. Does Carpe Diem still exist, or is it a mere puppet used by this 'Walter', who seems to own more of these so-called hotels?
25 Jul 2013
Breakfast 2 streets away
When we arriwed we had phone the host so we could get in. After the first day the toilet was not working there was a very bad smell in the shower kabin the water from the toilet came op there dirt was floating around. The host told us it was our own fault We did not get another room. The host asked for payment the very first day he did not give a discount. The room was not cleaned every day
19 Jun 2013
It's very near from Termini, Santa Maria Maggiore, and a Metro station is very near also. Choose a room not facing the street, because is noisy. Also you have to share the bathroom. No air conditioner. I think there was a ceiling fan.
18 Jun 2013
Filthy showers NO AIRCON
Stayed here in en suite room for 3 nights & were extremely unhappy with the initial impressions. The building is a residential one on a little known side street which nobody seems to know the location of. The front of the building was heavily scaffolded & we felt as though we were knocking onto a small sordid offering, not a hotel.
The "reception" area is merely a very small landing with 3 adjoining rooms & 1 shared bathroom. We didnt receive a welcome & nobody spoke English.
Our room was very small with an added en suite. It looked clean at first glance that was until we used the shower. Good god it was FILTHY the adjustable screen had disgusting limescale all over it & bits of dirt on the floor.
The fans do not appease the stifling heat. Our bedding / towels were not changed all 3 days. The staff had certainly been in the room (we saw undeniable proof of this) but nothing was cleaned or replenished, even loo roll.
We have stayed in dozens of BB over Europe & smell touches like fresh towels / air con / clean bedding really affect your lasting opinions. These could have been attended to but weren't thus we had a fabulous stay in Rome with a decent (not perfect) location but had little to with this basic, dated, idol, hot & unhelpful establishment stay elsewhere.