My husband, 12 year old daughter, and I stayed at the Hotel Columbia for 4 nights Monday June 9 – Thursday June 12, 2014. Hotel Columbia was one of the hotels recommended by our travel agent. To get the best rate, we prepaid 692 Euros for the 4 nights.
From FCO airport, we took a white taxi and paid the 48 Euro fixed rate to Rome, to our hotel. Don't let a so called “supervisor” tell you that a taxi will cost 70 Euros and that you should take a bus or shuttle. They will lie to you to get your money.
After a 40 minute drive, we arrive Hotel Columbia, which is close to the Opera House, and not too far from Termini Station. We were greeted by Verena, who so warm and welcoming. She tells us that we booked a standard room, but we were upgraded to a superior room on the 2nd floor, room 204. She gives us a map to give us some familiarity of the city.
Our room is small, but fine. There are two twin beds put together, and another twin bed for our daughter. The bathroom is nice and clean. There's a laundry line in the shower. Toiletries provided are: 3 sets of soap, 3 shampoos, 3 sets of toothbrushes & toothpastes, 3 shower caps, 3 nail files, and a sewing kit.
There is a television, and a small refrigerator, a couple of shelves, two end tables on either side of the beds, and a desk with a chair. In the closet, there's many wooden hangers, a mini ironing board, a show valet, several drawers, and a safe for you to program a personal code. They offer laundry services at mainly 6 euros per item of clothing.
The hotel provides free breakfast on its 5the floor rooftop terrace Monday – Friday 7 – 10am. There's different hours on the weekend. We met Jean, who will prepare and bring you your drinks. We had cappuccino every morning!. The breakfast has a nice spread of breads, croissants, butter, cheese, meats, jelly preserves, hard boiled egg, Greek yogurt, fruit cocktail, figs, cereals, oats, granola. Drinks are grapefruit juice, orange juice, milk, and water.
Also, there's free wifi that Verena gave each of us three separate codes. The wifi was pretty good.
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- Also Known As:
- Columbia Hotel Rome
- Hotel Columbia Rome