The best thing about this hotel is definitely the location. It is close to Colosseum and "Colosseo" metro station (line B) where you can easily access the essential city districts for sightseeing and shopping. Near the hotel there is "Claudia" bus stop where one can get directly to Vatican by bus number 81. The city district Trastevere can be reached by changing bus #81 to tram #8 at Piazza Venezia. One-way taxi trip between the hotel and Trastevere (Ponte Sisto) costs around 10 euros.
Unfortunately, the breakfast was only a cup of coffee and 1 croissant in a corner café next to the hotel. They didn't have any special diet options (e.g. gluten-free) available so I had to start my day with only a single cup of cappuccino. Luckily, there was a grocery store around the corner where I could buy something to fill my stomach with in the mornings.
Be warned that the walls of the hotel building are paper thin. The street noise and noises from the reception (which is right outside the rooms) can easily invade your room. Plus the reception starts receiving phone calls from as early as 9 am. This means you get a wake-up call by the reception's loud phone every morning between 9 and 10 am which can be annoying if you happen to be a late sleeper.
The shower drains in the building seem to be quite clogged which can cause the bathroom to flood and the water to come to the bedroom during showers. To avoid this, do not turn the water flow to maximum when taking a shower.
All in all a decent stay with good location if you can stand the above mentioned annoyances.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering free Wi-Fi and soundproof rooms, Residence Alexius Colosseum is situated 300 metres from Rome’s Colosseum. Colosseo Metro Stop is about an 8-minute walk away.Alexius Residence includes air-conditioned rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, minibar, and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. They have a spacious and bright interior with contemporary décor. ... more less