My husband and I stayed at this hotel for six nights in February 2014, we flew from Heathrow to Rome by BA and then caught the coach (which was so easy to find and pay, 4 euro pp each way) to Termini station which took about 45 mins and walked to the Hotel which was easily found (having checked on google earth before we left home) whilst there is renovation work being carried out at the hotel the reception area is on the 3rd floor which is easily accessible via a lift, however there are two small flights of stairs to reach the lift which for disabled travellers could be a problem. Check in was smooth and problem free, we were given a map of the city and lots of information on safety around the city etc., during the week the staff on duty (we dealt with Anthony and Gabriel) were really helpful and informative, they printed off information for us and nothing was too much trouble , both staff members were excellent and a credit to the Hotel. Our room was clean, comfortable and well decorated, we had nice clean bedding twice during our stay and towels, toiletries and tea, coffee etc were replenished every day, there was plenty of choice for breakfast including bacon, boiled eggs, toast, cold meats, cheese, fruit salad,croissants,cake and pastries and a choice of fruit juice, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. The hotel is central and walking distance from Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon, Colosseum, the Opera House, St. Maria Maggiore Church and the Church of St. Peter in Chains, we took the metro to the Vatican and St. Peter's which was easy (instructions were available in English and other languages) and cost 1.50 euro each. We also did the red Hop on Hop off bus tour which although when you read about the HOH bus tours have a lot of bad press, we thoroughly enjoyed and gave us a good grounding on Rome. During the day we found stopping for coffee or gelato was sufficient for us and then in the evening we enjoyed eating in several different restaurants, and although all good, the only one we returned to was La Galina Bianca which was really good, superb pizza cooked in a traditional oven, a wide variety of pasta, huge salads and a really nice sparkling house wine. If you want a table on a Saturday evening I would definitely recommend booking. All in all an amazing 7 days in Rome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Selene is the perfect hotel for both leisure and business. It is located in the heart of Rome, at the crossroads of culture, history and shopping, in a privileged position very close to the following tourist sites: Piazza della Repubblica, Termini station, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Spanish Steps, Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore , Diocletian Bath, Teatro dell'Opera, dell'Esposizioni Palace, Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, St. Peter in Chains, the Palazzo Venezia. Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica can be reached in 10 minutes by using from Piazza della Repubblica the line A of Rome's Subway. Most of our 40 rooms overlook Via del Viminale or Via Principe Amedeo, two very quiet streets with little traffic. Hotel Selene Roma has recently renovated its 40 rooms: the decor of Hotel Selene Roma is simple yet elegant and classic and instantly creates a relaxing atmosphere. Book on the hotel's official website in order to get advantage of the best deals. ... more less
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