The neighborhood was decent, but just a tad rundown and breakfast was provided in a little café across the street, rather than on the premises. The breakfast service was okay, but not what I'd call "welcoming." After the first morning, we never saw the proprietor again, which became a small problem when the toilet seat broke. And speaking of bathroom issues, a word to Americans: Italians, in general, don't seem to provide washcloths, so bring your own if you normally use one.
The proprietor at Gulliver's was very helpful when we first arrived. We were first-time visitors to Rome and she took the time to mark all the places we wanted to see on a city map, plus some restaurants in the area. She also provided a safe in the room, where we could lock up our valuables. The room itself was very quiet and clean. There was also an excellent gelato stand at the corner, a restaurant next door, and easy access to the Termini transportation center -- about a ten-minute walk or 5.5 euro cab ride away. We also could walk to the Forum and Colosseum pretty easily.