5 on April 22, 2013
my husband and i stayed here back in january. out time spent there was simply perfect. roger was a great host and made us feel very welcome. we were lucky and had the whole place to ourselves which was an added bonus. breakfast was made for us each day and was very tasty. his suggestions of places to go were spot on. many things are within walking distance which we always appreciate. we are looking forward to staying here in the future.
5 on March 09, 2013
This wonderful guesthouse is a fresh breathe from the cookie cutter hotels. Superb location, spotless and with Roger being an amazing host. Breakfast was at Pistacia Vera, a local boutique bakery where I tasted the best macaroons I have ever had in my life. Don't miss on this gem; and the price was unbeatable.
4.2 on January 09, 2013
We spent five nights in Roger's Guest House over Christmas. We rented the entire space which worked well for two couples. Roger was great to work with during the reservation process and after we arrived. I would definitely stay there again. Although we did not do any cooking, the kitchen is very well equipped. The house is close to a park, grocery store and restaurants and would be quite walkable during a warmer season. I recommend this rental. I cannot really give a dining score, but I believe Roger is a chef and saw wonderful cookbooks in his house. I am sure if he cooked for you the food would be great.
4.6 on December 17, 2012
My friend and I had the most wonderful stay at the Vivas guest house. Like other reviews have mentioned, we too had the whole place to ourselves. The home is beautifully decorated and Roger is so accommodating and welcoming. The description of the location and local restaurants scene is accurate and we so enjoyed ourselves, having arrived on the day of the local neighborhood holiday evening celebration. It is a very walkable and lovely neighborhood and we easily were able to get to downtown in minutes to catch a concert at the Palace theater. Will plan to stay here again!!
4.8 on December 16, 2012
Clean, comfortable and well located. This is a finely appointed, eclectic inn. The space is only topped by the friendliness and accomodating manner of the innkeeper - Roger Vivas.
5 on December 15, 2012
We came for a weekend and felt right at home. Roger was extremely attentive and very knowledgable of the city. For breakfast, he made the best coffee I have ever tried from Brioso, a local roaster and made delicious "arepas" (a Venezuelan type of bread....) This will certainly be my destination whenever i town!!!!
3.8 on November 22, 2012
The amenities at Vivas Guest House delightfully exceeded my expectations! We had use of an entire house - dining room, living room with entertainment system, fully supplied kitchen, and 1.5 bathrooms - for a very affordable rate. (Also free wireless.) It is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood - felt safe the whole time - and downtown Columbus was very accessible - just 1.5 miles away. Roger was a great host - very nice and accommodating! Not a true "bed and breakfast" as there was not a set breakfast component, but still very pleased with the overall experience. I look forward to returning to Columbus and staying here again.
4.8 on October 03, 2012
Very quaint neighborhood and very walkable. Roger, the innkeeper was kind and accommodating at best. We arrived at 1:30 am and he still had a smile in his face. Gave us recommendations about where to go and even drove us to a couple of places! The Guest House is very quiet and charming, nicely decorated with a cute backyard. Very clean and neat. Looking forward to staying again!!
5 on September 24, 2012
We stayed for a weekend in August in the Vivas's guest house in the historic neighborhood, German village. The house is absolutely clean and beautiful; Roger is a fabulous hostes; we spent quite a bit of time chatting with him while he was making a wonderful dinner for my husband and I. We stayed at a beautiful decorated room with a canopy overhead. If you have to be in Columbus and want to feel like you're at home, stay at the Vivas guest house. You won't regret it!
5 on September 24, 2012
I went to Columbus for a couple of days and decide to stay at Vivas's guest house because it was a very convenient location from a Corporate meeting that I was attending to. The house is beautiful, impeccable, and very close to local bars and restaurants. Great value for the service. Roger was incredibly friendly and always available. Thank you Roger again, we definitely will come back soon!