The IQ Hotel in Rome is new and spacious. The staff is very friendly and helpful. With only one exception, this is a great place to stay while in Rome.
From Termini Station, it is a eight block walk or a short taxi ride. Just four blocks East and Four blocks North, directly across from the Rome Opera. ( If you walk, you will see many others dragging luggage and clutching maps in the same area.)
The lobby is very large and spacious and 100% modern. Furniture is new and comfortable. They have a lobby micro-bar with top shelf beverages at reasonable prices (see photo).
The rooms are large with a very firm, but comfortable bed. A room refrigerator is provided. Ice is available on every floor with 16 ounce sized ice buckets. Vending includes coffee, sandwiches, soda and water.
The fifth floor vending also includes a wine and beer vendor (see photo). Multiple varieties of both red sand white wines as well as beer are available. Our favorite was a Chardonnay at 7 Euros.
This hotel has an inordinate amount of space provided for customer enjoyment. A relatively large gym is on the 1st floor above the ground level. It contains a sauna (hot). The center courtyard is large. Smoking areas are provided overlooking the courtyard on each level. The fifth floor Breakfast Room (10 Euro) can hold more than 50 people and has a fantastic selection of American and European breakfast selections. Two self-service espresso machines are here. Also, on the fifth floor is an outdoor patio covering around one half of the roof area. Tables and comfortable lounges are there for guests to enjoy the drinks from the close nearby wine/beer vendor. A very popular place for guests.
Many restaurants with street seating are just a half block away. A McDonalds is only one block North near a bus stop. A subway stop id just two blocks away.
The only distraction I could find was a tuba player practicing scales at the Rome Opera that is directly across the street. It is amazing how many hours and days a person can play the same thing to achieve excellence. If possible, ask for a room away from the Opera entrance area.
- 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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