We stayed in Hotel Splendide Royal for the 3 nights, week-end party with friends in Rome. All in all, the hotel is OK, nothing special. The room size is OK for the Rome standards. I did not like the bed quality. However in the same building is the Sofitel Rome and I found that hotel much nicer especially the Sofitel bed is very nice one (like Four Seasons, W or Shangri-la type of bed). Next time for sure I’ll not stay in Splendid royale, Sofitel is better option.
Negatives in Splendid royale are few: The breakfast is not so fantastic, but expensive; bedroom slippers are not provided and the floor is very cold in the bathroom. I even call for slippers, but I was told that the hotel do not have them available. 5 star hotel? The room is noisy especially in the morning loud pounding interrupted the peace the sound is like outside there is a pouring rain (sound from upper floor bathrooms). It sounded like someone is taking shower in your bedroom.
The Front Desk people are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Ivan was especially welcoming during our stay. For shopping you need quite a walk 10-15 minutes stroll to Piazza di Spagna, Via Condotti and the shops at via Babuino. Especially on the way back which you have to climb all the way up. On the third day after long shopping it is quite a pain.
Finally some special recommendation for you: For really fantastic local food – go to PERILLI – via Marmorata 39, they HAVE THE BEST CARBONARA IN ROME ! Also meats and wine is fantastic. This place is in Testacio and we knew it from local guy, it is absolutely NO TOURIST place! GO AND ENJOY THE ROMAN FOOD for real.
One of my former favorite restaurants Sabatini (Trastevere) actually this time disappointed. The food and service were down, but the bill is austronomic. I would not go there again.
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- A jewel of elegance in the heart of the city, recently restored from a palace dating from 1890 and walking distance from the Spanish Steps and the Via Veneto area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Splendide Royal Hotel Rome
- Splendide Royal Rome