Loved this small hotel in a quiet residential area of Rome. The room we had was small but more than adequate for our needs. It overlooked the garden where weather permitting, you can enjoy the continental buffet breakfast every morning, sitting under an orange tree.
One quite important point about the location is that it is not far from some main attractions such as the Colosseum, but it is still quite a walk up the Aventine Hill, especially if you are tired and exhausted from a long day of sightseeing. So, we ended up getting a taxi home every night, except when we ate in the area at the bottom of the hill whee there is a reasonable selection of local neighbourhood restaurants. You should therefore budget the cost of a taxi which was around 10 euro for almost every trip. The hotel calls the cab for you and it only takes 3-4 minutes to arrive if you want to get a taxi from the hotel.
Only one small issue which relates to the night staff's attitude. The wifi wasn't working on any of our devices. This itself is not an issue, these things do happen. But when I went to reception to inform them, the man simply refused to accept there was a problem and showed me his own phone which he claimed was connected (actually it wasn't working and what he showed me was the hotel's own website that was cached in his phone's memory). He also claimed another guest was using the wifi in the garden and wasn't having any issues and told me to go ask her. Wheni did ask, she said she was having problems too. It's a real pity that they didn't want to recognise there was a problem until I had to prove it.
In the end, all they needed to do was reboot the wifi router and it was working again, but so much time would have been saved if they avoided all the denials. This was the night staff who I think was from the Philippines rather than the daytime reception staff.
But don't let this minor issue deter you. Overall we loved the hotel and highly recommend it.
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