I don't really get all the negative reviews this hotel managed to gather on tripadvisor. We had already booked the hotel by the time I thought to check the reviews on this website and I got pretty freaked out by its bad reputation. However, my wife and I just returned from a five night visit to Rome and we found Hotel Executive quite satisfying.
I see that many people keep mentioning the "four-star" aspect and how this hotel doesn't deserve it but I get a feeling these people haven't traveled that extensively. True, this is by no means a resort hotel, like a reviewer has already pointed out, but it is typical of hotels in Europe (i.e small rooms, modest breakfast bar, tiny elevators). If you're the type to nitpick then I'm sure you will find plenty wrong with Hotel Executive (stained carpet/walls and the like). I knew exactly what to expect so I wasn't surprised in any way, neither pleasantly nor unpleasantly.
What I cared about was that the hotel was in a good and safe area of town, in walking distance from basically anywhere important. The room was small but I have a hard time imagining why anyone would want to spend time in their room when visiting one of the most beautiful cities in the world. My wife and I basically just retreated to our rooms late at night and just to shower and go to bed. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet so we could always get a good night's sleep. The view was also nice. The room had a safe, which was great. I was however, displeased that they never changed the sheets while we were there (I accidentally stained my pillow-case with a drop of wine on our first evening so I could tell it was the same). Wifi sucks.
The staff was helpful if not overly friendly but they did give us some pretty bad information regarding the shuttle buses that leave from the central station to the airport (the bus station was not where they told us and the buses don't leave nearly as often as they said so we might have gotten to the airport too late had we not left the hotel with much time to spare).
In conclusion, if you're the nitpicking type, definitely don't stay here. If you just want a decent room in a good and safe area of town then Hotel Executive is more than adequate.
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- Also Known As:
- Executive Hotel Rome
- Hotel Executive Rome