I booked a room here through Expedia for my family -2 adults and 2 children - for a one night stopover in Rome at end of two weeks in Puglia. Chosen for proximity to termini and colosseum and these were the best bits about the experience. Staff were aloof but helpful enough, breakfast adequate on a roof terrace with a view. Room had a faded elegance and was shabby - my children who are less discerning thought it rather posh!
Be warned though. We turned up to find the hotel had no record of my booking for my children and had given us a standard double. I had evidence that I had booked for us all and they eventually after some silly antics put a single bed - just one - in our room for both my children to use (aged 6 & 8) and charged us an extra €25. The extra bed was atrocious - more like a hammock.
Good thing it happened at the end of our holiday - we were very relaxed - and we refused to let it spoil our time in Rome.
The hotel blamed Expedia and when I tried to claim back the €25 from Expedia they blamed some faceless booking system. Typical!
So, in all honesty I can't recommend the hotel but if you are an optimist then you can probably accept that we were just very unlucky! I certainly would advise against going anywhere near Expedia's website.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying breakfast on the terrace overlooking the historic center is the best way to start your day in Rome. Hotel Gallia, which offers this service during the summer months, is located right in front of the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore. This impressive hotel is housed in a historic building. The property offers elegant air conditioned rooms,. At Hotel Gallia you can relax in the library and on the rooftop terrace. Our staff is available 24 hours a day and will book guided tours, theater tickets and more for you. Gallia Hotel is located just a few hundred meters from Termini Station, in the heart of the city. It is also a 5-minute walk from Teatro dell'Opera and a 15-minute walk from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Rione Monti with its characteristic restaurants and bars is a great choice for travelers interested in Roman remains, food and tours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gallia Hotel Rome