My wife, two daughters (14 and 12) and I stayed at the Residenza Cellini for 5 nights during this past August and we were all very pleased. The hotel is unique for us, since it is actually on a couple of floors in an older high rise (not a huge high rise). The old style elevator was a bit quirky, but my daughters loved the elevator and it allowed them to see how an elevator used to work years ago.
The hotel also has the rooftop patio for guests and we spent two evenings up on the roof, relaxing after a long day of walking all over Rome, which is hot and crowed in August. The roof was a nice respite from the day, and our second evening on the rooftop included a bottle of Champagne, served by the front desk personnel. Apparently, the hotel treats you to a bottle of Champagne and some cookies if you stay at least five evenings. My daughters had their first taste of Champagne on that rooftop and, while they did not like the taste, they thought the whole experience was very classy. My wife and I agreed.
The staff at the hotel was very helpful and they always did what they could to make our stay an enjoyable one. The room was nice and it had a Jacuzzi tub, which meant we all had to stand in line when it came to shower/bath time. Also, the breakfast room and buffet was very well received by my family and we met people in the relatively small room each morning.
The room was good and the staff was good too, but the location is impeccable. We were very close to the Termini Station and also the Republicca metro stop. Do not use cabs or you may not even want to do the open air bus thing. We got passes that covered all metro within the city and it covered city buses too. Both of those options were easy to learn and we were amazed at how well we could get about all of Rome. If you go outside of the city limits, then you will need to buy an extension for your trip, but that is no big deal.
I was not interested in going to Italy on our trip to Europe, but did so after all of the literature told me to go. We were very happy we added Italy and it turned out to be our favorite nation after we fell in love with Rome/Pompeii and Venice. We'd love to go back.
Part of the reason we loved Rome so much was because of this hotel, and while we have stayed in nicer places, the combination of service, location and the room quality, made for a very nice stay indeed.
We would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet and exclusive, Residenza Cellini combines the timeless charm of its luxurious historical interiors with the functionality of the most modern and exclusive comforts to ensure a pleasant and restful stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Cellini Hotel Rome
- Residenza Cellini Rome