We stayed here for six nights in March. The price was approximately £125 a night for the room, which wasn't cheap, but compared fairly with similar hotels we looked at, Rome being quite an expensive place to stay generally.
The hotel is very modern, with a stylish lobby, with bright red chairs, very Italian. The staff were all friendly and efficient. The location was just to the west of the railway station, which proved to be handy for all sights, the colosseum, Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain all within a 15 minute walk. The Vatican is just within walking distance, around 45 minutes away, which is not a hardship as you see more of Rome that way.
The rooms are smart, reasonably sized, though not large. The bathrooms are good, with a powerful shower and nice toiletries.
The buffet breakfast was lovely, at 10 euros, with lots of choices, from various fresh meats and cheese, fruit, cereals, cooked breakfast, a toaster, juices, coffee, iced water, and a lovely selection of pastries and cakes - ideal to fill up on for a tiring day walking around Rome. There are also reasonably priced vending machines, with snacks and wine, Champagne, coffee, with a fridge in each room to store food or drink. There is a nice, spacious, rooftop terrace, with lots of chairs & sofas, available for guests to eat, drink and relax in.
I'd recommend Strega, a traditional, reasonably cheap Italian restaurant, a couple of minutes walk away, where we ate twice. If seafood is your thing, then F.I.S.H. on Via Serpenti, is a ten minute walk away, with gorgeous food.
I would highly recommend this if you want a fairly priced, centrally located, modern hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IQ is a 4-star hotel, with a twist! Located in downtown Rome, just a short 15 minute walk from the Trevi Fountain or the Colosseum and with Repubblica metro station just 200 metres away, hotels don't get much central than this. IQ guests enjoy free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel, a lovely terrace where to unwind overlooking the Opera House, and free access to our gym and sauna. We believe in tailor-made hospitality, so there are vending machines in virtually every floor, where you can buy yourself a bottle of wine, a pack of crisps, a tooth-brush or even an umbrella (not that you'll need it often!), All at very competitive prices. Now that you've found us... Welcome to a whole new hotel experience! IQ STAFF ... more less
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