I just came back from 4 nights in Rome, 2 of which were spent at Hotel Delle Nazioni. This is a lovely hotel which used to be a Palace. I was a bit put off that there was no one to help me with my suitcase after being dropped off by my taxi on the side street (I am a woman traveling alone and would have loved to see a doorman who could have helped me lug my suitcase inside since it's very hard to roll it on the cobblestone streets) but they did take it once I was inside and up to my room.
The lobby is lovely and they have two small elevators to take you upstairs, although the staircase was so grand that I found myself using the stairs rather than the elevators after my initial check-in. Patrizio (I'm sure I'm not spelling his name correctly) was wonderful to deal with in all my email correspondence and put me in a corner room on the 5th floor with a large magnificent terrace/patio! It had a table and chairs and a motorized awning in case of inclement weather. It had a beautiful view and the room was very quiet. They also have a much larger terrace with lounges, etc for all the guests.
The room itself, which was a Standard room, was probably the smallest room I've ever seen in my life and I was thankful I wasn't traveling with someone as I'm not sure two of us would have fit! I have to say my initial reaction was of shock that the room was so tiny - literally the double bed took up the entire room. There was a small desk and an armoire for your clothes. But when I saw the terrace, I felt much less claustrophobic. I'm not sure you could not spend a week in the room I had, but I was only there for two nights. Having said that, you are only in your room to sleep, and as long as it's clean, updated and air conditioned, which it is, what more could you want. The room had gorgeous wood floors (I mean truly gorgeous wood floors!) with the same color wood on the headboard, desk and armoire. It might have been miniscule, but it was tastefully done and was very quiet - you would never know you were right in the midst of the most sought after sight in Rome!
The room was immaculate although I felt the bed was too hard for my taste. The bathroom was updated, clean and had good water pressure, albeit a tiny shower enclosure. But it worked fine and I wasnt moving in, just staying two nights. If you upgrade to a Superior room you get Sky TV which offers many English speaking channels, but in my room, it was just CNN. However once you start traveling around Europe you realize this is the case everywhere so I always download a few rental movies to my iPad before I leave to watch at night. They had a buffet Continental breakfast which was okay but I was extremely disappointed that they didn't make fresh cappuccino, like the other hotels, but you had to get it from a machine. This is Italy after all, so it seems like offering fresh Cappuccino would be so easy to do. The hotel staircase is a work of art, and the hallways were truly beautiful, but small and narrow. But remember you are in Italy and this used to be a Palace so you need to appreciate the place for what it is and used to be.
The best part of this hotel is the location. It is absolutely unbeatable! You are steps away from the Trevi Fountain! There are restaurants and shops all over the place, but there are also people all over the place, so bear that in mind if you like to stroll around. Not only is the Trevi Fountain literally down the block, but you are definitely walking distance to many shops, department stores, and many other sights, i.e the Spanish Steps, beautiful Via Veneto, etc and Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II is just a few blocks away. There are many restaurants surrounding the hotel which stay open very late. We felt like having pasta at 10:30 pm, and that's what we did!
This hotel is on the pricey side, but If you are looking for location, this is the place. It is clean, classy and couldn't be better situated. But if you could afford it (I couldn't), I would probably consider upgrading to a Superior room which much bigger than the one I stayed in. But I would definitely stay there on my next visit.
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