I really don't get the reviews here complaining about how simple the quarters were and how there was no tv in the rooms! It's a CONVENT, not a hotel, and a LOVELY one at that. One just has to be prepared for no phone, no internet, no tv, & a curfew at 10:30pm. Most guests are French-speaking; the Sisters speak Italian or French or both, with some English. They welcomed us with a personal touch that you won't find in many other lodging places. One of them even set me up with a chair overlooking their beautiful garden and an icepack for my sprained ankle, and another lent me a cane to use. The rooms are clean and spare (ours was quite spacious - four single beds in a row for a family of four, with a table and chairs, and a couple of sinks), the breakfast simple. It's true the rolls are on the hard side, but they are not bad, and there's also yogurt, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. One has to come to such a place in a spirit of sharing and gratitude, not in a spirit of expecting one's own little private pot of marmalade at one's place setting. At ten minutes' walk from the Colosseum, in a pleasant neighborhood, at very reasonable prices, with warm hospitality, one cannot and should not complain but rather appreciate the simple gifts of a secure refuge in the middle of Rome.
- Also Known As:
- Istituto San Giuseppe Di Cluny Hotel Rome