My partner and I stayed here just this weekend (17th to 21st July). The hotel is set a little way out of the centre of Rome and is easily reached by train from the airport to Tusculona station. The hotel is then a 5 minute walk from there. On getting off the train we weren't terribly impressed with the area, it's covered in graffiti and looks quite dirty, so if you are first time visitors to Rome don't let this scare you, I am told it is normal for Rome and now having spent 4/5 days walking and getting the metro can confirm it is safe. The hotel itself is quite quirky a bit like the Hotel Indigo group (which we like), very modern with a cinema and music theme (does what it says on the tin). We had a deluxe room and got a good rate through Expedia for our visit that included buffet breakfast.
The room had a round bed, wardrobe, desk, mini bar (not overly expensive), a small patio area with bistro table and chairs, and an in room shower room. The shower and sink are semi partitioned within the room and the toilet and bidet have coloured glass doors, luckily my partner and I aren't prudes, but I can imagine some couples might be embarrassed by the proximity to the rest of the room. For those travelling with only carry on, they supply toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shower gel, so you only need to pick up shampoo/conditioner after security and any other items you might want. We took everything not knowing, so I hope this helps.
The bed although round, was firm, large and comfortable and we managed quite well with not falling out at all (something we joked might happen if we rolled over in the night and there was no edge).
The breakfast was continental, breads, cheese, ham, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereal, tinned peaches and prunes, croissants, and a choice of either scrambled or boiled eggs; Also fruit juices and choice of coffees or hot chocolate. All very nice and enough variety for us to have something different every day.
To get into Rome, the hotel give you a map of local shops and restaurants, the nearest Metro station is Re Di Roma and this line takes you to all the main monuments and Vatican city. It also has details of a local Ristorante that I would recommend for your first night if you are arriving late and don't have time to go all the way into Rome, this is called Vintage Bistrot and I cannot recommend it highly enough for a romantic evening and great food (I'll review in detail separately).
The hotel also has a cinema room/bar and two sun decks, the upper one has a large Jacuzzi as well as sun loungers for you to use. Personally we didn't spend much time at the hotel as we spent it walking around Rome from early morning until we got back around 11.30pm; NOTE: The Metro runs until 11.30pm most days and until 1.30am on Friday and Saturday nights)
If I was going back to Rome I would happily stay here again. The hotel was clean and fresh, and the room comfortable and the staff happy, friendly and helpful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Cinemusic Hotel, located in the district of San Giovanni, one of the oldest in Rome, not far from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in the Colosseum and Piazza Re di Roma, is a charming building of the early '900 environments characterized by sophisticated and design in the heart of Rome. Due to the proximity of the metro "King of Rome" and Tuscolana Station by BEST WESTERN Hotel Cinemusic you can easily reach all the most famous of Rome, the airports and the Fiera di Roma. The contemporary style, the atmosphere elegant, functional spaces and efficient, knowledgeable and helpful staff, Roof - garden, solarium and jacuzzi, internet point, a corner office and free Wifi make this 4 star hotel in Rome innovative and comfortable. ... more less
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