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“Wonderful hotel in a great location!”
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Albergo del Senato
Ranked #9 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2009

We stayed for two nights in July and had a great stay in the centrally located well run hotel.

The hotel staff was very accommodating to get our room ready early since we had some jet lag to get over. The front desk staff was always friendly and helpful. The breakfast room staff was also very good.

The room (a triple) was very well appointed. The bathroom was very good. There was a small fridge and flat panel TV with some English language channels.

The morning breakfast was quite good with a good selection of items. The rooftop lounge is definitely a place you should visit.

Like many Italian hotels, you leave the key at the desk when you head out and they give it back to you when you return.

The hotel has internet service available but we didn't use it. There is a small elevator and easily accessible stairs.

It's not a low-cost hotel but worth it looking at if you want a great centrally-located hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

We've stayed in this hotel three times and will definitely go back.

The location is excellent - next to the Pantheon, in the middle of Rome's historic center. You step out of the hotel and you are in the middle of the action. Piazza della Rotonda where the hotel and Pantheon are situated, is always full of people, buzzing with tourist and full of restaurants and cafes where you can sit outside and people-watch. If you get bored with this Piazza, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and other touristy places are just few blocks away. We only took a cab to the Vatican, otherwise we walked everywhere.

Each time we stayed at Albergo del Senato, we asked for a room with a view of Pantheon and were fortunate to receive it. Despite of all the crowds at the Piazza, the rooms are quiet when you close the windows.

The rooms are cozy, not very large, but spacious enough. Nicely furnished, clean, with flat screen TV (I think with satellite – I’m not sure, I don’t watch TV when I go to Italy). Walls are covered with fabric – made me feel like we were in some sort of castle. There is a turn down service at night – they put a little towel and slippers (nice touch) on the floor by the bed for you, and candy on the nightstand. AC is working and you have a thermostat in the room, but we couldn’t get the temperature in the colder than 23 Celsius (about 73-74F).

The bathrooms are on the small side (although quite standard for hotels I guess), but very pretty and clean, marble I believe (or something that looks very much like marble); they even have towel warmers. And the water pressure is FANTASTIC! I wish we had that water pressure at home.

The breakfast room is beautiful with the usual for Italian hotels breakfast – bread rolls, cold cuts, cheese, frittata, quiche, tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, cereals, pastries (fresh, still warm and yummy), etc.

The people working in this hotel are wonderful. Everybody is very polite, smiling, helpful and cheerful. At the front desk we dealt mostly with Alessandra and Mauro – both professional, but also very approachable and with a great sense of humor.

If you have any questions – ask away and I’ll do my best to respond.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2009

The Albergo del Senato has so much going for it -- the location is spectacular, but in our experience both the rooms and the beds are sub-par. At the price point of this hotel, which was the most expensive of our whole trip, I expect a spectacular experience not one in which I needed to change rooms once, and would have a second time had I had the energy to pack up again. Let me say that the people in this hotel are unfailingly lovely and the atmosphere is luxurious and pleasant, but our rooms? Not so much.
Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a junior suite with a fabulous view over the Pantheon. However, the beds were lumpy and tiny and in making room for a small anteroom, the designer stole space from both the bathroom, which was miniscule and the bedroom, which was also small. The final problem though was the sub-standard air-conditioning, which in Rome's August heat, just didn't cut it. Since our second room also had the air-conditioning problem, I finally figured out what the issue was -- both the vents and the thermostat are in the hallway, which is pleasantly cool, but that cool air doesn't make its way into the room itself. The lovely hotel manager got us a fan, for our second room, which helped alleviate the problem somewhat. Though our second room was quite large, as was the bathroom, the tiles on the wall of the shower had pulled away, and what was left was a poor attempt to repair the area as well as what looked to be a good crop of mildew. It was a real turn off. The wall facing the shower in the bedroom also had signs of water damage. The manager assured us that these rooms were going to be renovated this year, but that didn't help us or make our stay any more pleasant. Also, the beds in this room were very boingy, and desperately in need of replacement, as they had been in the first room. I understand that the top floors have been renovated, so I would assume that this is where you want to be if you stay at this hotel. Also, though the hotel had free internet, the signal was frequently non-existent and really only worked well from the lobby since our room was in the back of the hotel. Free, but not easy to use.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2009

Albergo del Senato is a fantastic hotel. I searched high and low for the best spot for our 4 day stay in Rome after a 12 night cruise, and consulted the reviews here on TripAdvisor. The reviews are spot-on. We had a fantastic room on the third floor in the front of the hotel overlooking Piazza della Rotonda and the Pantheon. What an amazing sight to awaken to and fall asleep to each evening! The location is perfect for exploring Rome - easily within walking distance to just about anything. Great restaurants nearby too (although some seemed very touristy). We ate lunches and dinners around that neighboorhood our whole trip and never had a bad meal. I would definitely recommend Enoteca Caprianica and Casale di Giglio - both are two or three blocks north east of the hotel and a little less tourist trampled. Food was terrific at both.
Not only would I recommend this hotel to a friend, but I would stay here again next time we are in Rome. Yes, the elevators are tiny (as they are everywhere in Rome). But the rooms are a nice (average) size, with beautifully upholstered walls, comfy beds, and shiny marble bathrooms. The only complaint I have is about the air conditioning - aside from really being controlled by the front desk, it doesn't work well at all. Understandably, our room overlooking the Piazza was in direct sunlight all day and into the evening which made the room hot. The air conditioning was no match for the hot July sunshine! We dealt with it (and occasionally closed the outside shutters - a sin given our amazing view!). But that's the only thing that kept this experience from being perfect. Keep this in mind if you request a front room (as I did) when booking.

Final note - definitely have the hotel arrange a hotel transfer for you - we did at the spur of the moment, and a nicely dressed gentleman with a black mercedes was at the door in 10 minutes waiting for us! 50 Euros for the two of us and our luggage, which was comparable to a cab but much nicer!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2009

Hotel Albergo del Senato is a must if your looking for a central location to all the sites in Rome with an old world historic feel w/ modern appointments. . When your hotel is right across from the Pantheon and located on the Piazza della rotonda its hard not to fall in love with this hotel. Check out the roof bar after 5:30. We loved every thing about our stay. We tried the higher end Hotel Intercontinental earlier visit but found the charm and location of Albergo del Senato to be superior and reasonably priced......

Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2009

Albergo del Senato was just as every other reviewer described. The location was perfect, overlooking the Pantheon, and walking distance to Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, etc. It would be difficult to find a more centrally located spot in Rome. The staff was helpful and friendly, the breakfast was good with an assortment of cold items as well as warm scrambled eggs, the roof terrace gave great views of the city, and the price was right. When in Rome again, we will definitely return to Albergo de Senato.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

Stayed 4 nights in mid-June. Cannot find a more central location in Rome. Front desk staff (specifically Luigi and Alessandra) are very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast selection and attendant. Terrific views from rooftop terrace. Can't wait to get back.

Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Piazza della Rotonda 73, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#7 Business Hotel in Rome
#7 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £143 - £284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo del Senato 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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