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Hotel Scalinata di Spagna
Ranked #65 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Staying with friends.”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel right at home. Fabio and his staff were accommodating, courteous, and kind. We had all of Rome at our fingertips from the top of the Spanish steps. We plan to be back on our next trip to Rome.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

recently stayed at Scalinata di Spagna... was absolutely perfect! Location couldn't be better..at the top of the Spanish Steps! An elevator is nearby (at the metro stop) if steps aren't your thing. Also, going the other way down the Via Sistina leads you to many great shops and restaurants. Hotel itself was great...rooms were, well, roomy and breakfast was awesome. I would recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a great location with local flavor. Fabio was helpful whenever we had a question. Would definitely stay here again!

We had a family suite..combination of friends family...worked out well,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I would not change one thing about this hotel! Friendly staff, perfect location at the top of the Spanish Steps, nice breakfast selection, beautiful clean rooms and views. My friends and I had one of the family suites with two bedrooms and two baths. Loved it and hope to return!

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Kent, Connecticut
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Scalinata is our favorite " pensionne " in Italy. We have stayed there many times over the last ten years. It is not the " Four Seasons ". If you want that go across the Piazza to the " Hassler", but if you want , clean, quaint, reasonable, and one of the best locations in Rome, stay there and spend your mney at " Sofia's" a great restaurant just a block and 1/2 away.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Georgia, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The staff was rude and my few interactions with them left me feeling like I was intruding. NOT welcoming, AT ALL! With a desk at the front door, they never even bothered to look up to acknowledge my comings and goings. Awaken at 6:30 am with the staff moving chairs and tables up stairs above my room, food for breakfast was old, one key per room only, Location is great for the Spanish Steps, but not worth dealing with this hotel. Find another place!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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scalinata, Proprietario at Hotel Scalinata di Spagna, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Google Translation
Salve,
la ringrazio per la sua e mi dispiace molto che non si è trovato bene da noi.
Il personale è sempre molto gentile con tutti, e questo è confermato dai tanti giudizi che abbiamo ricevuto su Trip Advisor e su Booking.com e che lei stesso può leggere.
Non capisco cosa vuole dire con "non abbiamo cercato di riconoscere i suoi spostamenti".
La chiave per l'accesso alle camere, di tipo tradizionale, in stile con l'Hotel, è una sola per motivi ì di sicurezza. Cosi possiamo avere un controllo capillare e garantire i clienti. Comunque in caso di bisogno abbiamo le masterkey e poi noi siamo sempre pronti ad intervenire.
La colazione inizia alle 7,30 e il personale addetto arriva alle 7,00. Per cui il rumore da lei sentito deve essere stato prodotto da altri clienti molto mattinieri e non curanti degli altri, per cui io mi scuso ovviamente.
La colazione:
- ogni mattina arrivano cornetti e panini freschi. Se vuole posso inviarle il nominativo del fornitore per sua garanzia.
- vengono offerti 2 tipologie di pan carrè e 2 di panini, 2 di torta, 3 di cereali, 3 tipologie di fette biscottate, 5 di biscotti, 6 di yogurt; 5 di marmellata oltre nutella, miele, burro e macedonia con frutta fresca;
- vengono offerti uova sode e strapazzate, pancetta, salame, prosciutto, tacchino e 2 tipologie di formaggio;
- ci sono 2 tipologie di caffè (italiano macinato fresco e americano), cappuccino, caffelatte, cioccolato, 2 tipologie di succhi di frutta, 2 di latte, 6 tipologie di the e 4 tra zucchero e dolcificanti;
- su richiesta anche prodotti particolari, tipo senza glutine, basso contenuto di lattosio, ecc.
Il caffè italiano macinato fresco, il cappuccino, il the e l'acqua fredda sono gratuiti H24 in sala colazione.
Le forniture arrivano tutti i giorni in quanto essendoci molti hotel in zona i furgoni sono sempre qui.
Cordiali saluti
Fabrizio Jemma
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

After reading some of the previous reviews I was a little nervous when I booked this hotel. However I am so pleased to say that we were very impressed with this hotel. Great location and the staff at reception (all 4 in total) were extremely helpful in so many ways for the 3 nighst we stayed there. They took our bags, they assisted with directions, they were friendly and helpful. One gentleman has worked for the hotel for 35 years and was so passionate and proud to work there - it was impressive. My wifi signal wasn't great at one point, so they gave me the whole wifi signaller to put in my room for the duration for which I needed access. So nice.
If you are expecting a big lobby and large rooms this is not for you. However for Rome, the room is a reasonable size which slept us - a family with 2 small children. We weren't in the room for long, except to sleep and so it worked perfectly.
Breakfast was a standard self service buffet, which I felt was a little understaffed and some items ran out which weren't replenished. But we weren't too bothered and it certainly didn't affect our stay.

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Delaware, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We had reservations there and had to cancel them as my mother (88 years old) fell and broke some vertebrae and was having some procedures done, and had to postpone our trip for a few days. I emailed to cancel my reservation a couple hours after the cut off for cancellation,which was a week, (everywhere else in Europe it was 1-3 days before arrival) they would not cancel with out charging me the full amount even though my card was not to be charged until I arrived, it was a pay after staying reservation on booking.com . booking.com told me it was up to the hotel to refund me as they don't charge me and the hotel said it was up to booking .com. The hotel was oversold when we were to stay there so i know they did not loose money when we cancelled.they charged us 6 days ahead of when we were even to set to arrive. I emailed saying I needed to cancel- they charged me within 24 hours and cancelled my reservation immediately, even though I emailed them back and hold off since they were charging me no matter what.i thought possibly someone else could use the reservation, (other friends that were traveling abroad). They offered that I would have a credit in the future, (did not specify the amount) --Rome is just right around the corner from Ohio, right? I was able to travel a week later , hotel was full. could not use my credit. Would not recommend!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Scalinata di Spagna

Property: Hotel Scalinata di Spagna
Address: Piazza della Trinita' Dei Monti 17, 00187 Rome, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#179 Family Hotel in Rome
#248 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Scalinata di Spagna 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boasting the best location in Rome, at the top of the Spanish Steps, 3 star hotel Scalinata di Spagna offers a warm and elegant atmosphere as well as the most beautiful view of the Eternal City. Following extensive renovation works, the hotel is now ready to welcome guests in a more exclusive and elegant ambiance. Mentioned by the best tourist guides such as Fodor and Frommer, the Scalinata di Spagna is the best accommodation choice for those in search of a tiny and elegant hotel in Rome city centre equipped with all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay in this outstanding ancient city.Guests will easily reach on foot all the main historical and tourist sites as well as the most exclusive shopping areas, such as Via Condotti, Via Frattina or Via del Corso boasting the best Italian fashion boutiques. The area also offers a wide choice of bars and restaurants, and Via Veneto, the famous street of La dolce vita, is just a few blocks away.Scalinata di Spagna Hotel facilities include a panoramic terrace, free wireless internet access and an Internet Point. Furthermore the hotel's staff is at your complete disposal in order to make the most of your memorable holiday in Rome.Please note: Complete renovation of the guestrooms and of the public areas has been completed in March 2010. ... more   less 
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