After reading all the excellent reviews, my boyfriend and I determined this was the best place to stay during our recent 5 day trip to Rome. The rates were comparable to other nice hotels in the area. Upon arriving, we were early and the staff was very friendly, offering us water and a place to sit and rest. The room was not as nice as I had expected. Based on pictures from their website and information regarding their recent renovations, I was expecting something different. We were put in room 15 which was definitely not a renovated room. The headboard of the bed even had an old in-headboard radio/intercom system that looked like something from the 1970's. The main wall of the room was outfitted with dark wooden cabinets, desk, and wardrobes which also did not give it the "contemporary" feel that I had envisioned based on their website pictures....overall the room had a dark and drab feeling. The size of the room was small but comparable for the area. The bathroom was nice and that did look like it had been updated more than the main room. We had no view to speak of from the windows (just a view of alley's between buildings). For what was basically a $300 a night room for us (in USD), it was dissapointing compared to rooms we could get for the same price in other large US cities. The location of our room was also near the flight of steps that gets used a lot and also right next to the breakfast room, so it was noisey, luckily I had earplugs with me. It is unfortunate that guests coming in late in the evening are not more respectful of the people in the rooms they are walking by... and we had one particularly noisy family during our stay that found no problem yelling back and forth to each other up the stairs early in the morning or late at night, but of course that is just their rudness and not a fault of the hotel staff. The staff was friendly and spoke very good english and were always willing to accomodate us or answer questions. They also arranged our transportation to and from the airport which went smoothly. The complimentary breakfast was also very well done and a good way to start a busy day of sightseeing. Overall the stay was fine but nothing overly impressive as I thought it would be based on reviews. The location is very good though, right up the street from the Metro and within walking distance to many of the top sites of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Bernini's Triton Fountain, the Barocco is a boutique hotel with just 37 rooms (and a staff of 22!) Located in an old aristocratic building in the heart of Baroque Rome. Carefully refurbished in 2010 and 2012 to offer guests superior standards of comfort and style, the Barocco has followed the example of leading international hotels, becoming 100% smoke-free.Attention to detail, absolute cleanliness, unique and highly sought-after rooms, an atmosphere from times past, and 21st-century technology, make guests' stay at the Barocco a warm Italian experience full of magic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barocco Hotel Rome
- Hotel Barocco