Great location hotel - we walked to all the sights but you can also get a bus to the colosseum from the front of the hotel if you don't fancy the 30 min walk. The hotel is just out of the hustle and bustle so is a quiet(ish) retreat whilst still being central.
Room was spotless, beds a little hard but we like that. Bathroom had a shower and bath (great to soak those tired feet and legs!) and was also spotless. Plenty of powerful hot water.
Mini bar was handy, prices ok and good to have a fridge in the room.
Room was nice and warm but also good to open the window for fresh air, our room was at the back so nice and quiet.
Breakfast was a little basic, nice yoghurts, bread and basic (tinned?) fruit. Would have been better if there was some fresh fruit, but it was adequate for a few nights.
Staff were friendly and helpful- we asked them about the buses and also locked our key in our room once (sorry!). Each time they were helpful.
If you are flying from the Fiumicino airport get the sit shuttle bus. This is €11 return and stops at the piazza Cavour literally a 5min walk from the hotel. Just look at the map before you get there and follow the signs at the airport for the bus terminal.
Also, try eating at la francescana just around the corner from the hotel near the piazza. Great local home cooked food at a good price. The restaurant next door (splendour) was good too.
Overall, we would definitely recommend this hotel. Good price for a good located hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Diplomatic. A truly memorable holiday.With its gold and marble decor and high ceilings, in the Italian late 19th century style called Umbertino, the Hotel Diplomatic is considered a "classic" Roman hotel, thanks to its timeless elegance. The hotel is appreciated by both business and leisure guests, especially for its strategic location, between the world famous Vatican Museums and the fascinating boutiques in the environs of the Spanish Steps. A prestigious venue, it has been completely refurbished and offers 45 comfortable, spacious and airy rooms, equipped with top level amenities. The large patio on the first floor is truly unique, for relaxing and enjoying a huge array of tasty specialties at breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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