My husband, teenage son and I just returned from a 5-night stay.
Staff - What continues to stand out in my mind is the amazing staff - they were pleasant, courteous, helpful, quick to smile, and always professional. Thank you!!
Room - We stayed in a junior suite overlooking Piazza Barberini, which was clean, nicely appointed and very comfortable. The beds were also very comfortable. Our room was on a low floor overlooking the busy piazza, which made opening the window at night problematic. Fortunately, we always travel with ear plugs. The double windows when closed though did an amazing job in filtering out the noise.
Location - The hotel is centrally located, and within walking distance to many major sights. There is a Metro station and Taxi stand about a 1 minute walk away. The Metro system was easy enough to use (We purchased a Roma Pass online.). There are many eateries nearby, a lot of them filled with tourists, but understandable since we were there during the holidays.
Breakfast - I could not believe the variety that was offered to us each morning. In addition to 3-4 cereals, 4 yogurt flavors, 3-4 types of pastries, fresh baked loaf of bread, 6 jams, 5-6 types of rolls, fresh and canned fruits, 3-4 types of salami, 3 types of cheese, grilled eggplant, artichokes, 3 juices, you can get made-to-order eggs! Again the staff was amazing!
General - While this hotel is small (boutique hotel), it is very comfortable and cozy. There is no lobby or fitness room. We didn't need a fitness room in Rome, because we knew we would do a lot walking. One evening we sat in the bar room, which was very nice. The fruit basket, fresh flowers, bottled water upon arrival, complimentary drink at the bar, along with the evening turn-down service were thoughtful touches.
Restaurants - Tullio was close to the hotel and on the expensive side, but the food was delicious, especially the grilled steak and fish. We did "take away" one evening at Pizzeria Marco, also close to the hotel. The pasta and bread were really good, and the pizza was ok. I really wanted to try Colline Emiliane, but they were closed for the holidays. Our favorite restaurant turned out to be Edy, which is about a 7-minute walk past the Spanish Steps. Order their Tortellini in Brodo, which they're known for. Also, they have a selection of roasted meats (beef, suckling pig, lamb), which are served with roasted potatoes - yum!
I would definitely stay at this hotel again, as it met all of my requirements to have an overall great vacation. The crowds in and around the sights due to the holidays were outside of my comfort zone, however, so I will make a point to return at an off-peak time.
Thank you Barocco Hotel for your services and hospitality!
- 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