As with our hotel in Venice (also a Boscolo), I found this hotel on the Marriott web site and liked the style of the rooms. This was our first trip to Rome so I wasn't familiar with the location (via Veneto, made famous in the film La Dolce Vita). Once again, we were very happy with our choice.
The rooms are great, a combination of modern with a touch of art deco. The art deco touches in the restaurant were even stronger. That style did make me feel like I was living a glamorous jet-setting life, a far cry from the Fairfield Inns, Courtyards and Residence Inns I stay in for business travel.
The hotel staff was very efficient and their service was 5-star. We actually thought we had a problem with our room. It had rained very hard for about an hour in the afternoon on our second day. We returned from sightseeing by cab and had lunch in the hotel. Upon returning to our rooms (we had two, located next to each other), some of the walls (fabric wall paper on padding) were wet. We thought there was a leak so we called the front desk. They responded immediately, sending up a bell hop, followed by the on-duty manager (I'm not sure of this title). Everyone seemed genuinely horrified and offered to change our rooms immediately while they figured out what the problem was. Soon afterward, housekeeping said they were responsible, a result of cleaning the walls. Knowing that what we saw wasn't a leak, the hotel was still willing to re-locate us if we wanted, but we wanted to stay near each other and since it wasn't serious, we stayed in those rooms without further incident. When we arrived from dinner that night, the hotel provided both of our rooms with a bottle of Prosecco and some fresh fruit--a nice touch that we really appreciated.
The hotel is on a pretty street and is within walking distance of many tourist attractions and restaurants. It's also across from the American Embassy compound.
I would be very happy to stay in the hotel again.
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- Also Known As:
- Boscolo Palace Roma Hotel Rome
- Boscolo Grand Palace Rome
- Hotel Boscolo Grand Palace