When I told my son-in-law that my Lady and I were spending 6 nights in Rome, he recommended the Cavalieri … the best hotel in which he’d ever stayed. Since he always travels 5-star, that was good enough for me.
My Lady and I got the King Deluxe Premium with the Rome view. We were given a room on the 5th floor, a room with an adjoining door to the next room. We found it difficult to sleep the first night even though we were exhausted. The reason is because of the noise from people talking in the adjoining room. They weren’t talking loudly; the sounds were coming through the adjoining door. By the way, this first room had a bathtub that needed caulking, and utility racks in the tub that were loaded with grime and mildew. One of the dresser drawers was broken. When we asked to be moved to a quieter room the next morning, we were moved to the 6th floor and to a room without an adjoining door. The degree of quietness was acceptable. We noticed, however, that each of our rooms had a large gap between the entrance door and the floor. This allowed light and noise from the hallway to enter your room.
As it turns out, floors 7, 8 and 9 require a special key for the elevators to reach them. It is on these floors that luxury begins. Floors 6 and below are for the average folks like me. Neither of our rooms had bathroom ventilation or a Jacuzzi. My son-in-law told me that they had it all in their suite on the 9th floor. My Lady and I have travelled a lot over the past 10 months, and this is the only room we’ve had without bathroom ventilation. All but 2 hotels had Jacuzzis, but those hotels didn’t pretend to be elite.
The map of Rome that the hotel provides doesn’t include the Cavalieri because it is removed from Rome. The hotel shuttle takes 30 minutes to carry you to civilization. The best feature of the hotel is its view of Rome, and it’s the ONLY selling point for me. The 295 euro breakfast for 2 sets the tone for pretentiousness. Internet access is 20 euros per day. No coffee or tea is provided in your room … so if you want some at the hotel … empty your pockets.
No hotel without bathroom ventilation should be ever be considered a 5-star hotel. Maybe the Cavalieri should market itself as 2 separate hotels at this location; 5-star for floors 7,8 and 9 … and 3-star for floors 6 and below.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the panorama that has inspired visitors for centuries is Rome's most prestigious address – the Rome Cavalieri hotel. Though only minutes from the city's great monuments, the Rome Cavalieri has the tranquility of an oasis. Enclosed in fifteen acres of lush Mediterranean parklands, this luxury hotel is a calm retreat in the heart of the Eternal City, an elegant refuge where time slows and hearts quicken.The first hotel in Europe to be part of the exclusive Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the Rome Cavalieri hotel is more than just a 5–star property. It's the pre-eminent luxury hotel in Rome, with an art collection that outshines many museums, a Grand Spa that would be the envy of a prestige health resort, and standards of luxury that set it apart from other Rome hotels. The Rome Cavalieri brings new meaning to notions of Italian style, and new purpose to the fine art of exclusive hospitality. ... more less
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