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Fabio Massimo Design Hotel
Ranked #143 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 February 2014

It's small boutique hotel at the 4th floor of a regular building. The location is not touristic, but it's still very convenient to get around. It's close to Vatican and St. Angel's Citadel.
The area itself is not very special, nor unpleasant. Just a regular neighborhood with a lot of business buildings. On the other hand, you can find here a lot of good restaurants and cafes for locals. This is so important in Rome, to eat at a place for locals. Via Cola di Rienzo, the local major shopping street is very close.
They really worked hard to be "Design" hotel. It looks very nice. BUT, it's over-designed as well. Some stuff just is not convenient to use. The room has no closet, for example. We had to keep our clothes in the trolleys.
The bed, however, is gorgeous. What a great sleep. It's very quiet.
The breakfast is overage for Italy, as far as I understand. However we expected for more. One who ate breakfast in Berlin, London, Prague or anywhere in Israel, should not expect the same level. On the other hand, I asked for an omelet (to cooked specially for me), instead of usually offered scrambled eggs with ham, and I got it in two minutes. Yes, it's common in every other place on the Earth, but not in Italy.
The staff is highly friendly. On our last day, we came back to the hotel afternoon to pick up the luggage (after we had checked out in the morning), and were offered cappuccino and desert. It was very nice.
Do not order black cab (transfer to the airport) in the hotel. Their prices are significantly high.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Roman,
we are glad to hear you liked your stay with us. Come back whenever you want.
Regards.

Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Great hotel with great location and friendly stuff. Everything was just perfect! All the things to see are really near - you can walk or take metro. Rooms were clean and nice. Stuff very friendly, always welcomed us with smile. Breakfast were ok. Nothing to complain about.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Ana,
receiving such a good feedback is very important and pleasant for the job we do everyday. Anytime you want to come back, we will wait for you.
Regards.
Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

A beautiful Hotel! Really quiet, cosy and a very nice and clean bathroom! The breakfast is simple but very good!
It's a safe place to stay, as it is not recognized as other "larger" hotels.
St. Peters Basilika and all the other places can be visited by feet. The concierge gave us a map with lots of helpful information and recommendations.
We will come back to this hotel - it's amazing!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Phil B
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Alex,
amazing hotel but also amazing guests such as you are !
Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Regards.

Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed at Fabio Massimo mid december.
The hotel is nice but we were disappointed when we arrived considering all the good reviews it has we were expecting more.
First, the hotel does not have a real entrance so our taxi didn't find it at first. It is inside a regular building.
The person at the front desk was nice, like all the other person working here.
We found the room rather small, once again we were expecting a much larger room. The room was comfy, very modern and very clean.
Some details: there isn't additional blanket in the room, nothing to write down something.
The breakfast was nice but one again, it could have been better (fresh bread, fresh orange juice, fresh pastries...). There was bread, and pastries but industrial type.

The location is not very nice, apart from being close to the Vatican, there's nothing to do in the neighborhood. If we were to come back in Rome, we would chose another location (but it's not related to the hotel itself which was still a good hotel).

In conclusion, I don't understand why people are so enthusiastic about this hotel, it is a nice hotel but lacking elements that could make it worth 5 points rating.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Elise-san
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Dear Elise,
we are sorry your stay was not the Top. Actually our being on the fourth floor, private, quite and comfortable has mecome a plus for the Hotel.
Actually Prati suburb is one of the best we have in touwn and nothing can be found as much as here. Residential, shopping, monuments, Vatican and just 15 minutes walking to Piazza del Popolo.....
All our pastries in the breakfast are not at all industrial and we are sorry you could not appreciate this.
Hoping next time to do much more for you to let being your stay absolutely unforgettable.
Promise !!!!!

Best regards.

Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Staff very helpful and very polite. Junior suite was amazing and well decorated..excellent bathroom suite as well. Even a complimentary mini bar!! On arrival a glass of prosseco was on hand!! Good location within easy walking distance to St Peters square.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Pilot5813
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2014

Dear Pilot5813,
thanks a lot for your words ! Hoping to see you very soon again in Rome.

Best regards.

Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Friends and I had a great stay at Fabio Massimo. Clean, comfortable and personable staff. Great breakfast and fun design, and super fast WiFi. I thought it might be noisy, but it was never a problem. it's in a good location... accessible by foot or subway.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
Thank scoresmore
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Dear Scoresmore,
great hotel but also great guests ! Thanks a lot for what you said.
Regards.

Raffaella Corsi

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Excellent service, very comfortable room. Television works fine in English for most of the big Fox/Discovery/BBC type channels. Shower water could be hotter. Very close to the Vatican, and very easy to access the Metro to other attractions around Rome.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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FabioMassimoDesign, Responsabile reception at Fabio Massimo Design Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

Dear BBC123,
thanks for your feedback. We will wait for you next time with great pleasure.
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Address: Viale Giulio Cesare 71, 00192 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #143 of 1,271 Hotels in Rome
Price Range: £54 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fabio Massimo Design Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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