Unlike in the US we found it challenging to find hotels in Europe with rooms that would accomodate 4 people, which they call Quads. Based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor we contacted Hotel Residenza Cellini but they did not have any "quads" available. However, they suggested we would be much more comfortable and it would be more affordable if we reserved an apartment that was managed by the Hotel rather than reserve 2 rooms at the hotel. They were right. And as we discovered, the apartment had a better location closer to the historical areas like the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon than did the hotel.
Upon our arrival we were met by Gaetano who showed us around the 3 bedroom apartment we rented on the 4th floor at Via M. Dionigi, #17. He also spent a lot of time with us to show us where we were located and where we could go nearby for dinners out. The hotel front desk could be called from the apartment for any questions or even to assist with dinner reservations. We stayed 5 nights and the apartment was cleaned once with fresh towels provided during our stay, which was sufficient.
The master bedroom was very large and spacious and contained an in-wall safe, air conditioner, phone, and TV. The 2nd bedroom contained 2 twin beds and was also amply sized. The 3rd bedroom was very small and suitable only for one person and one small bed. The apartment was tastefully decorated, clean and very large. Although not luxurious, it was a very comfortable and quite place for us to stay. The main bathroom was plenty large and had an excellent shower and there was also a dining room off of the kitchen that was stocked with cooking hardware, refrigerator, and some breakfast basics like juice, croissants, toast, bread, jam, and milk. The neighborhood was quiet and safe and had several good places to dine in the evening if we didn't want to cross the river to walk to the historical site seeing areas. If we did decide to take a walk for dinner or shopping we could get to many places within about a half a mile. We were also very close to a bus stop that makes it easy to get over to the Coloseum and Forum, which are too far to walk to.
We were a little weary of choosing an apartment rental over a full service hotel but in the end it worked out great for us. Unless you must have total luxury and full service amenities, we would highly recommend this apartment to families traveling as it definitely is more comfortable and more affordable than most other options. In our minds there is no comparison of the location versus the Residenza Cellini, which is further away from the historical sites and is also located on an upper level floor of a building.
One word of caution - parking is extremely limited and difficult to find nearly every place in Rome and the area around the apartment is no exception.
- 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