Our room was excellent, very clean, spacious and the bed large and comfortable, in fact a real pleasure to come back to after a day in Rome. Fixtures and fittings were all high quality although sometimes trying a little too hard to be stylish, e.g. the dark brown opaque shades on the bedside lamps made it more difficult to read with the lamps on - we unscrewed them! As others have commented, the room thermostat didn't appear to have any actual connection to the air-conditioning but the temperature was OK most of the time and you could open the window to let some cool air in (in January anyway).
The hotel seems to have been converted from something else, probably theological student accommodation. Whatever happened, they obviously realised at the last minute they'd forgotten to add a restaurant, so they built a framed tent like affair on the roof with tarpaulin walls and 2 space heaters, accessed only by one small lift, no stairs, must be a nightmare if the hotel is full. A good breakfast would have made up for it but they forgot that part as well! Probably the worst breakfast I've been served (sorry, toasted it myself and boiled the egg myself and operated the lukewarm coffee vending machine myself) in a hotel that I can remember. Seems a bit churlish to complain as we were on a very good deal (as were all the other Brits we spoke to) but it is supposed to be 4 star...
It's an easy busride from the centre, metro 10 minutes walk (or bus to it) so being out in the suburbs is not a problem at all.
Would we go again? - Yes but not at full price.
ps Just looked at the hotel's website. There are pictures of a smart looking dining room there but it's definitely not the one we were in!
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