We went for a long weekend in October, booked through Expedia with a flight from our local airport. We arrived by taxi from Fiumicino airport (about half an hour at a fixed rate) and were greeted and offered prosecco and canapés while we were checked in.
Check-in staff were very helpful and gave us a map of the city and explained where the main sights were. All the key sights of Rome are within walking distance of the hotel (15-20 mins) which makes the location ideal.
We were shown up to our room (a Richard Meier room ) overlooking the back streets. It had self setting air conditioning plus windows that actually open, a large shower cubicle and large bath, his & hers basins and lovely Bulgari toiletries.
A complimentary bowl of fruit and bottle of wine were delivered to our room later while we were out to lunch. Each day small treats were delivered - canapés, cakes.
Breakfast was a buffet with plenty of choice. The breakfast staff were lovely, remembering our drinks order each morning and speaking French, English, German to the cosmopolitan mix of guests.
We had Sunday lunch at the rooftop terrace (we checked beforehand that it would be open as it is weather dependent). It serves mostly vegetarian food with some fish dishes -ideal for me! The portions were very generous and I could only manage 2 courses despite the food being absolutely delicious.
All the staff were very courteous and welcoming and we felt really at home. We will definitely be back.
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