we stayed there for a week over thanksgiving 2013 and could not have been happier. we had a triple suite on the 5th floor for two adults and a teenager. very spacious, especially by european standards and clean. large bathroom as well. the rate over thanksgiving was 170 euro per night if paying in cash, 180 euro if paying by credit card. it was well worth doing the suite for the extra room as it didn't feel like we were on top of each other.
there was a king sized bed and a twin bed, a small table with two chairs, a desk with a mini-fridge and tv on top of it and a free standing wardrobe with a safe in it. the large bathroom had a toilet, bidet, sink and whirlpool tub/shower combo (the tub/shower came up high on the sides so getting in and out might be tricky if you have mobility issues) and hairdryer. there was also a tiny balcony off the room which was so small you could only stand on it and look out into the courtyard but it was nice if you needed a quick breath of fresh air.
the hotel is on the 3rd floor and 5th floor of the building. the 5th floor is the level with the lovely terrace. it was chilly much of the time we were there but one afternoon we were able to sit out there and have our complimentary bottle of prosecco which was heaven. the 3rd floor is where you checkin/leave your key each day when you leave and where breakfast is served. i imagine staying on the 3rd floor would be more convenient in some ways but possibly a bit noiser when breakfast is being served.
the lift is one of those old fashioned iron gated things that only holds a max of 3 people so be prepared for multiple trips if your party is larger or when you get your luggage in/out. we found it charming (however if someone forgets to close the door when they get out, the lift doesn't work until the door is closed all the way so keep that in mind as you get out).
staff were all great, Nestor at breakfast was very accommodating and helpful and Marguiry at the desk pleasant. breakfast consists of rolls, meats/cheeses, granola, cookies, pastries, yogurt, 2 kinds of juices, pizza like bread (no cheese, just bread and sauce), coffee/tea/capuccino. included in price so that's what we did each day.
Wifi was out for 2 days which wasn't great but there was an issue with the provider, not the hotel. they have two different wifi networks, one for each floor. when it was working, we had no issues with it.
the location is great. close to termini but far enough away (10 min?) to be quiet. a block of off Via Nazionale so since the weather was great, we walked most everywhere. maybe 35 minute walk to coloseum, 25 minute walk to trevi fountain, 35 minutes to pantheon/piazza navona.
would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
- Also Known As:
- Residenza Cellini Hotel Rome
- Residenza Cellini Rome
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