If you are looking for a location near to The Vatican then this is the place. On leaving your hotel front door you turn left and the Vatican is on your doorstep and I never tired of that view. People should remember that this hotel is an old monastery so if you are looking for flatscreen televisions and large bathrooms with wet rooms then this is not for you. The bathroom is rather small and the room is sparse but hey who is going to spend time in their room other than to sleep when there is so much to do and see.
I can't comment on the breakfast as I never tried it but the restaurant is nice with a price of approx 35 - 50 Euros per head excluding wine. The rack rate for this hotel is 350 Euros which I would not have paid - we got a special deal through Expedia. This is a popular hotel for people of the cloth and we had a priest who had just been ordained by the Pope having a family celebration on the Sunday.
Rome is very easy to get around and everything is well signposted. We did not use public transport as we found it much more fun to walk everywhere and discover Rome by ourselves. Il Trastevere is a short walk away and this is great after 6.00 p.m. at night with a vibrant nightlife with many bars and restaurants. Other major landmarks are all within walking distance - the only thing being that the cobbled streets eventually take their toll on your feet.
I will definitely go back to Rome but I think I will try another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Rome, in an elegant medieval building, Hotel Columbus overlooking on Via della Conciliazione just few steps from St. Peter's Square, can certainly claim a place among the most evocative of the capital, which enables its guests to walk to major sites of historical and artistic interest such as the Vatican Museums, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona , the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Gianicolo. The hotel offers 90 rooms of different types equipped with every comfort and coated the magical atmosphere of an old palace place to spend your stay in the heart of the city, in an oasis of tranquility. Inside, the restaurant "La Veranda" serves unique tastes of traditional Italian and international cuisine, to taste both in and outside majestic frescoed room in the quiet of a flower garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Columbus Hotel Rome
- Hotel Columbus Rome