We stayed for three nights at Best Western Canada in Rome, which overall was a nice hotel with comfortable rooms. Great assortment for breakfast, which others have mentioned. Location is convenient - only a few blocks away from the train station and metro station. A longer walk to the Coliseum and Forum. Good price located through TripAdvisor search. I had seen on TA that rooms facing the courtyard on higher floors were quieter and they honored that request. Although we didn't use the bar, it looks like a nice place to unwind.
There were a few drawbacks - 1. On the last day, there was some noise by inebriated folks passing in the hallway and in the room upstairs, although otherwise was quiet. I also woke up when the room started to smell a lot like second-hand smoke coming from the adjacent rooms and ventilation system. Maybe I'm just sensitive to that, but this was pretty gross and something I didn't need the night before I was to leave early the next morning. The next day I asked about this, and the person at the desk said that we had been put into a smoking room. He said we are supposed to ask for non-smoking in comments when we request a room. In this day and age, that seemed a bit anachronistic, especially for an otherwise nice hotel - non-smoking should be the default and usually is unless someone requests otherwise. 2. There is free wifi, so that's a perk, but the default system where you have to register and have a username and password sent to you for one day's use is a bit of a pain. The front desk will give you a 4-day username and password if you ask, and I'm not sure why they don't do that automatically. 3. The staff were friendly and helped with suggestions, directions, etc. However, on the first night, I asked for a suggestion for restaurant within walking distance preferably. He suggested a restaurant, Three Arches, around the corner, and gave me their card. This place was our worst meal in Italy over two weeks - don't go there. On the second night, I located a nice restaurant on TA site, which was about a half hour walk away - Il Fellini - which was superb and our best meal of the vacation. I highly recommend it instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In an elegant historic building in the centre of Rome, the Hotel Canada represents the outcome of Hoteliers' generations experience. It shows the ancient tradition of hospitality that renews itself every day. A recent refurbishment has rediscovered the original architecture of the building. It was constructed in 1870 in order to provide accommodation for officers from the nearby barracks of Castro Pretorio. The Hotel Canada is easily reachable from "Termini Station" (500 m), the most important station of the Eternal City and the main rail yard of Italy. This Station is well connected with both airports of Rome: Roma Leonardo da Vinci/ Fiumicino and Roma Ciampino. The Hotel Canada is located in an ideal spot to visit the very historic centre of Rome. It is close to the subway (Line B, Castro Pretorio's stop) that allows every guest to reach the downtown in just a few minutes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hotel Rome
- Hotel Canada Rome
- Best Western Rome
- Canada Hotel Rome
- Rome Best Western