We had looked at various hotels before deciding on this one but after reading all the positive reviews felt we would not be disappointed with this as our base for our city break so went ahead and booked and were more than happy with our choice.
We checked in around 2pm and were shown to our room which was no 32, I had previously requested a quiet room away from any noise and preferably at the end of the corridor (this request was done through booking.com but I don't think it was passed on to the hotel) what we were given was the room closest to the main exit door of the corridor, the room was basic, clean and comfortable. There was a tv but as it had no British channels was of no real use to us when we were resting between sightseeeing, just thought it was worth mentioning.
We arrived on a Sunday and thought we would rest a bit before going out, there was a lot of noise from the upstairs floor, don't know if it was a family with a young child but lots of running around, banging, and what sounded like jumping on a bed!
On checking in we were given breakfast cards to fill in and were told we could have as many of each item as we liked, just to tick the box and put the required quantity next to it.
Breakfast was available from 7.30am to 10.00am (or may have been 10.30am) delivered to your room. Everything was locally sourced and we were more than happy with the quality of the products, we felt that the hot drinks were not hot enough for us but that was taken care of efficiently when we asked for them to be made hotter, breakfast for us consisted of yogurt, apple mash, jam, toast, crossiants, granny's biscuits, cheese, ham and fresh orange juice (blood oranges) and a selection off lattes/cappucino/hot chocolate, like I said, more than sufficient to start your day.
The bathroom was a good size, though not much room for a guy to turn around in the shower, shampoo and soap supplied, good fast hairdryer. Towels not always changed even though left in the shower were just hung up to dry.
The location of the hotel was great, we arrived at Termini station after getting the Terravision bus from Fiumicino airport which was great value at 8 euros each return, certainly much cheaper than a taxi. The hotel was about a 10 minute walk and we had no difficulty finding it as we had googled it beforehand as so many people seemed to have had difficulty finding it, we took our Tom Tom with us and it was a great way to navigate around the city.
We done all the usual things to do when in Rome, but we also like a bit more unusual things thing to do and see, we would recommend the Cappucinin crypt, which was macabre but interesting, the museum of criminology, out the way a bit but worth seeing and great value at 2 euros each, again it was a bit gruesome but very interesting, would have been better if the explanations were duplicated in English, some were but not all of them, you could pretty much interpret what they meant though!
We also visited the cat sanctuary out there, it is on the site where Julius Caesar was murdered, as animal lovers we wanted to visit this wonderful place which is a charitable organisation which looks after more than 250 cats, it was both a happy and a sad sight to behold, we went inside for a visit and to find out more about their work, we left a donation of 20 euros and wished it could have been more, it is such a worthy cause and I would urge all animal lovers to visit as it is such a worthwhile cause and these people should be commeded for their committment to these poor abandoned cats, you can google for more information.
Overall, we had a very interesting visit to Rome, the welcome and service at the hotel was fabulous, if it sound like I have been critical them apologies, I only say as we have experienced and by marking this as a 5 is the best rating we could give.
There is so much to do and see in Rome apart from all the usual attractions, just be more receptive to new experiences, enjoy.
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