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“Hotel Barocco, an oasis in the middle of the city”
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Barocco Hotel
Ranked #16 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Port Charlotte, Florida
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“Hotel Barocco, an oasis in the middle of the city”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

This was our best selection out of 4 for hotels in Italy. The hotel is within walking distance of everything there is to do in historic Rome. When we weren't touring, the hotel was a great place to relax. Every morning we got a good start with their fantastic breakfast consisting of tasty, wholesome and varied food choices. In the late afternoon, a cold beverage in the lounge followed by a nice bath with lovely bathroom amenities and lighting in the tub made me ready to go back out for evenings in the city. The service was especially pleasant and accommodating making us feel very comfortable and welcomed. The hotel offered everything we needed right down to the bowl of fruit in the room. The bedding was especially comfortable making for a restful sleep. We particularly liked having our room in the annex where we had extra privacy and security. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a superior room in the annex. It was superb. We especially liked having the room a little...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oxnard, California
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Location is everything at this hotel. You can walk to so many things and many great restaurants. From walking in the door I guess I was expecting a more upscale hotel. The lobby is pretty non-discript and the hallways are up and down a few steps to the right, then left..... just cut up. Our room, a superior double was very small and dark. Little to no room for luggage to speak of so with that and the light issue I felt somewhat unorganized during our stay trying to find what clothes I wanted to wear. The bathroom was roomier and brighter. We arrived on Saturday and all night long we heard music (boom-boom) coming from somewhere 'til like 6:30 a.m. I told the receptionist and he wasn't aware of any disco or club close by. The last 2 nights were quieter. The staff was helpfull with dinner reservations and with a problem we had leaving a CC at a restaurant. Also, very clean (although our carpet was dirty) and nicely appointed room/bath. They also have a very nice breakfast buffet.

Room Tip: Tough call- very expensive for what you get but the location can't be beat.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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francocaruso, Direttore generale at Barocco Hotel, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear Guest,
thank you for having taken the time to describe your experience at the Hotel Barocco. By reading the title of your review I had the feeling that you had difficulty in describing your stay, since you perceived certain elements which didn't quite meet your requirements. The underlying problem seems to be the fact that you had a different expectation of the hotel and we offer something quite different to what you were seeking. I came to this conclusion by reading your travel profile which shows a person who was not quite able to capture the beauty of the Trevi Fountain or St. Mark's Square in Venice, or by the Colosseum. These are all monuments to which you attributed only 4 starts simply because it was raining and there were too many people. The Hotel Barocco, is therefore a place which would not quite generate the right emotions for you. We try to communicate each day to prospective travellers that this is not a cooky cutter sheraton type hotel, but a hotel located in a noble palazzo of the 1700s. Travellers who choose this type of hotel normally have a strong appreciation for antiquity and art. They appreciate that a hotel located in an ancient building is synonymous of peculiar shaped spaces and irregular corridors. There is a lot more effort to efficiently manage a hotel which is housed in a building not designed to be a hotel, but this is also it's finest attribute for many of our guests. There is sometimes something very magical about taking a step back in time and experiencing a building which is authentic and not so boringly predictable; a place which makes you feel you are in Rome and not New York, London or Tokyo.

Franco Caruso
General Manager
Hotel Barocco
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Westland, Michigan
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

From the great breakfast choices, location to Trevi Fountain and the Metro, to the wonderful concierge who was so helpful in making our dinner reservations for 2 nights, the Hotel Barocco was the perfect oasis in Rome. Tasteful decorations and lots of storage room along with the added little tokens of appreciation during our stay would prove to be a very good choice for anyone looking for a hotel with the perfect location.

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Galesburg, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. It is charming with great rooms and new modern bathroom facilities. It was our favorite hotel of the entire trip! You will not be disappointed if you choose this hotel. The breakfast in the mornings was absolutely fantastic as well! The homemade omlettes were to die for!

Room Tip: We were on the first floor and it was quiet and the room was spacious
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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Hotel Barocco was our last stop during a two week trip to Italy, and it was a fantastic end to a wonderful trip. The room was comfortable and nicely appointed, and we had a nice view of Piazza Barberini and its fountain from our room. Breakfast was nice, and the hotel bar was a quiet place to reflect on our sightseeing at the end of the day. The hotel is within walking distance of many of the attractions of Rome, and there is a subway station in the Piazza Barberini for any longer trips you'd want to take, such as the Vatican.

You might pay a bit more for this hotel, but I'd say its worth extra cost.

Room Tip: Rooms over looking the piazza are a bit noisier, but we enjoyed the view. If you want more peace and...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

You will be paying a higher price but you will be satisfied with your clean, orderly room with private bath. The location at Barberini Plaza places you walking distance to most attractions in Rome: the forum & Colisseum, Borghese Museum, and Vatican City. There are plenty of excellent, but expensive, restaurants within a couple of blocks or literally, just up one street or two. The bus station and metro are within a couple of minutes out the front entrance of the hotel.
The other "pros": great breakfast spread each morning with friendly, English speaking hotel personnel who will even cook your custom egg orders! At night, the bartender, although a bit cynical at times, was completely at our service and had signature cocktails for us to try along with his humorous stories. Overall, this is a great place to stay in Rome for few nights!

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor which was nice and the front desk helped with our baggage. Really no c...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Preston
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I recently stayed at the Hotel Barocco in May12 for a personal holiday with my better half, and I have to say I thought it was a fantastic all-round hotel option for all manners of tourist and business professional.

Working in the travel industry myself I have frequented a lot of hotels - as well as having stayed in Rome before - and my expectations were certainly exceeded on this occasion.

The location (key to a short stay in Rome) is brilliant, in a very good juncture on the Piazza Barberini that positions you 5 minutes away from key sights like the Trevi Fountains and Spanish Steps. Other areas that I personally enjoy visiting like the Piazza Navona and Colleseum were only 20 minutes on foot further southward so easy to get around on foot to anywhere really, even the Vatican on the opposite side of the Tiber was only about half an hour on foot.

The SERVICE at the hotel was pretty much FAULTLESS during our own stay. The main reception staff were brilliant when it came to recommending places to eat, and directing us around the city (with complimentary maps they keep at reception for guests). The staff were always delighted to assist with extras such as reconfirming our inbound flight home, and generally helped make the overall stay extremely comfortable and stress-free.

The hotel itself I would say is a solid 4* with a modern feel to it following a refurbishment I believe they made some time ago. The rooms are spacious, though I would definitely suggest upgrading to the Deluxe category (over Superior) as it allows for a walk in rain shower and seperate bath with a bit more space and well worth the extra. The rooms all had SKY TV (so I didnt miss Man United losing the Premier League title) and some nice gestures from the hotel like "thank you for staying card", complimentary fruit basket on arrival, made it very personable.

Like most hotels in Rome there aren't lots of facilities (at the end of the day you will be out and about anyway) but the breakfast restaurant is very nice with several difference seating areas, and offering cold meats, pastries, cakes, as well as a neat a-la-carte menu as well. From my experience of previous Rome hotels (more 3*) its often just continental breakfast with a scant choice, but the Hotel Barocco was spot on for the most important meal of the day.

Happy Guest/ Paul

ps - Obviously not the cheapest option, but overally I would said very good value relative to similar standard hotels.

Room Tip: Upgrade to Superior for independent Rain Shower/Bath
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Property: Barocco Hotel
Address: Piazza Barberini 9 | Entrance: Via della Purificazione, 4, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Rome
#6 Family Hotel in Rome
#7 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#8 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Barocco Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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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