Arrived late Sunday night. Tomasso on reception. Great bloke...friendly, helpful & informative. Drew on maps his tips for walking routes to see major sites including secret ones ie: obscure churches with famous paintings.. Speaks great English too. All the staff were great & friendly (lots of buon giornos). Reception gave us as many maps as we wanted and ideas for good food off the beaten track. There are 2 reataurants in the square the hotel is next to. Both lovely...but make sure you get the directions to Francesco's by Piazza Navona as well.
The Albergo is right in the centre of Old Rome so close to everything eg: Trevi Fountain 2 mins... Pantheon 4 mins.. Super location...Even Vatican City only 35 mins... Of course it takes longer because everywhere you look (up, down, around, inside & out), every corner you turn, every church you go into just includes more magnificence...
Great room over the street. Room was warm so with window open you get street noise (which I love) the road does not have cars but close window for total silence and shutters for darkness. Outside to the left is one of Rome's many drinking fountains...I just went down each morning to fill up plastic bottles (loved doing that). The room had tea making facilities & a fridge. Bathroom spacious...plenty of hot water. The building is 1500 years old and has been a family run hotel for over 200 years so it does feel dated but that adds to the charm. Breakfast on the roof terrace is fabulous...7 'til 10 am, so no pressure to dash. Cappucino inc...bread, ham, cheese, eggs, juice, croissants, cereal etc...loads of it too. We didn't need to eat again until the evenings. Room was cleaned/tidied every day. Fresh towels everyday if wanted.
On our last full day we took the train to Assisi. That day will stay with me forever.
The Albergo ask for checkout by 10am..we didn't leave ours until 11..no problem. Leaving luggage with reception to sight-see favourites as flight not until 4 was no trouble.
January: Weatherwise..not cold, 3 days of sun, one rainy = Vatican day. Siteswise: No queues. Sistine Chapel not packed. St. Peter's cupola only 7 people up there. Great time to go for us. No hassle from pickpockets etc...we used the Metro too. Just kept our wits about us. Driving is mental in Rome...I would never, ever do it. Took a couple of taxis..an experience for sure. Only use the official white taxis...the drivers don't expect a tip but we did. Within Rome it is tariff 1.
Amazing city...great break helped enormously by the location & staff of the Albergo Cesari.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Between Fontana di Trevi and the Pantheon. The 48rooms are elegantly furnished and provide a complete range of amenities and facilities. No smoking hotel. Buffet breakfast and trendy bar on the roof garden. Private garage nearby at extra cost. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Cesari Hotel Rome
- Albergo Cesari Rome
- Hotel Cesari Rome
- Cesari Hotel Rome