This hotel was excellent overall. It is located in a quiet neighborhood off the Via Veneto. Great restaurants in the area. Easy walk to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Service was good. The room was very large and the bathroom was large as well. The breakfast was super with a large selection provided. The outdoor terrace was quiet and an a great place to have an after dinner drink or breakfast in the morning. Having said that I must qualify the but.
Prior to going to Rome I was warned of all the scams...the baby, the ring, the gypsies, pickpockets etc. But there were 2 scams that I was not aware of. On our first day in Rome, while walking down the street by our hotel we were stopped by a man in a car asking directions to Milan. We explained that we were from NY and unaware of directions. He proceeded to tell us that he worked for Versace and forgot how to get out of Rome. There was some friendly chitchat about NYC and then he told us that he was going to give us 2 sample leather jackets from Versace. Well, we were taken aback and questioned his motives. He assured us he was on the level and handed the jackets to my husband in a shopping bag. Then he proceeded to tell us that he needed gas money. With this my husband throws the jackets back into the car and tells him to get lost. Who knows what that was all about?
The other qualifier was a bit more serious. On my last night in Rome I got a call from a friend in the states at 1am saying that she had just received an email from me asking for $1550 dollars because my bag was stolen in UK and I was stranded. Earlier that day I had used the hotel's computer to send an email to my son about phone trouble I was having. The hotel provided me with a user name and password so I didn't think twice about the security of the computer. When I went back later to check my emails my account was not recognizing my password. I thought it odd but passed it off as a problem with the hotel's computer. Little did I know that sometime between the 2 computer logins someone had stolen my email account. I was frantic and really worried about identity fraud. I spent the next 2 hours calling my banks and credit card companies.
Fortunately the damage was limited to people on my contact list being bombarded with this crazy email. Luckily from the way it was written they knew it couldn't have possibly come from me. But it was very upsetting. The hotel staff was not very receptive to what had happened and tried to blow it off. Not the response I wanted. Meanwhile I saw people were still using the computer. At the very least I think they should have it checked or security changed. It was my only complaint but it was a major one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa Pinciana is set in a 20th-century building, close to Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese park. It offers a garden and stylish accommodation with a TV and free internet access. The staff is available 24 hours a day and will be happy to offer you a personalized service during your stay in Rome, suggesting the city's best tours and restaurants. Our continental breakfast is served in the garden or on the terrace with beautiful panoramic views. During your stay at the Hotel Villa Pinciana, you can enjoy free use of a small spa that you have to book in advance. Pinciana Hotel is at 10-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and the Spanish subway stop which offers direct connections to Termini Station and the Vatican City. Via Veneto is a great choice for travelers interested in food, city walks, tours and dolce vita lifestyle. ... more less
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