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“Probably the best run hotel in the world - the owner should give lessons”
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Hotel Lord Byron
Ranked #51 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Had the priviledge of spending 5 nights with my family at this property. We took 3 rooms all of which were unique and well appointed.
While it is a beautiful building in a great location (adjacent to Borghese Park in a very upscale quiet residential neighborhood of Rome) - the most memorable aspect was the impecable service. Under the ever watchful eye of the owners , the entire staff from the bellman , the front desk staff , waiters , housekeeping , etc - were probably the best and most accommodating I've ever experienced. The owner should give lessons to the luxury hotel chains on how to properly run a hotel ! Free breakfast , minibar and wifi were all greatly appreciated amenities.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

I stayed here way back in January 2008. It was my first time trying out a boutique hotel of this sort, and although it was very charming, it put me off the whole boutique hotel experience. The rooms were TINY, the television was from the days of my grandfather, the walls were paper thin, room service was a joke, and the bathroom door wasn't even a door- it was some sliding thing that didn't close properly (did I mention the bathroom was also tiny?) But as I said, the hotel is charming. I liked its location, I enjoyed just going for a stroll with my husband (then boyfriend) and exploring the areas around. The restaurant in the hotel was very nice, and we enjoyed a romantic meal there. The staff were all very nice and helpful. Other travelers may like it here, but this was certainly not the place for me.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ssn12
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Reviewed 10 August 2011

The hotel is beautiful. The amenities were superb. Service wasexcellent.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank saribyocean
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

After 3 nonstop days in Paris with our children, it was nice to slow down and enjoy a bit that Rome has to offer. My wife researched our accommodations, and we all agreed the Hotel Lord Byron far exceeded our expectations. The friendliness of the staff upon our arrival, the actual room accommodations, and it's location within the city made our stay that much more relaxing. One point worth mentioning, is to not miss enjoying one evening dining within the hotel, as the atmosphere, food, and service were second to none.

Overall, a very nice hotel quietly located in a very nice location.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank chipsargent
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We stayed here during the first week of July for 4 nights. The hotel is nice but somewhat dated. The location is a bit tough if you like walking to any place in Rome-- we tried walking the first day but then took taxis for the rest of the trip. We really expected the service to be better considering this was a 5 star hotel. There was only one person working at the desk upon check in and several guests were waiting to either check in or check out, which took up to 30 minutes. The front desk was not too familiar with the area and thus did not give any good recommendations for restaurants. The hotel restaurant felt very tired. The morning breakfast the worst of our entire trip (we stayed at 5 different hotels). There was only one person working in the breakfast area and he did not seem to care about cleaning the tables, thus plates were stacked on top of one another if you went back for other food from the buffet. Overall we did not have a good experience despite staying 4 nights and we would not recommend this hotel for anyone under the age of 40 years old.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank cvn219
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

This hotel must be one of the most luxurious small hotels in the world, never mind Rome, surpassing the Savoy in London and the Waldorf in New York where we have previously stayed. The location is a quiet with gardens nearby, yet a short taxi ride from the tourist and shopping areas. Both the public areas and the bedroom we had were impeccably furnished and prepared, and every member of staff we encountered made us feel personally welcome, and wanted to help make our stay memorable, which it was. Royalty would feel at home here.....................EXCEPT......................
for the food.
Breakfast was the standard help yourself buffet.
Our one dinner was the worst hotel meal we've had in 50 years of travelling. As our main course we selected baked lamb described as a traditional dish prepared with potatoes, herbs and vegetables. What came were 4 tough as boots chops obviously grilled on a griddle (you could see the stripes) with a dollop of spinach and a few asparagus shoots, swimming in the water the spinach had been boiled in but not properly drained. Our complaint regarding the absence of potatoes resulted in the arrival of 2 small spuds which had been hastily sliced and fried!
Flamboyantly described desert turned out to be ice cream with pieces of croissant.
Wine by the glass was charged @ 9 Euros for a 120 ml measure, an indication of how outrageously expensive the meal was for what was provided.
So. We recommend you stay here, but eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank kfandeaw
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Great Service...clean and accomodating. We stayed here for 3 nights. About 20 minutes walk away from central sites but in a nice boutique part of Rome near National theatre. A little pricey but if you want piece of mind especially with kids it is fantastic. Knowlegable staff and great restuarant.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Traveller007_11
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Address: Via Giuseppe de Notaris 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#74 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#118 Family Hotel in Rome
#161 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range: £143 - £441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Lord Byron 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the luxurious Villa Borghese and the chic shopping of Via Veneto, the exclusive Hotel Lord Byron, once a patrician villa, provides the best of both worlds: vicinity to the bustling Eternal City's main attractions and the opportunity to relax in a secluded environment surrounded by the staff's attentive and discrete attention. The property is a proud member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World". ... more   less 
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