This hotel was fantastic! we booked our weekend through expedia with flights and had a bargin price so was a bit concerned what the hotel was going to be like especially after speaking to other friends who have been to rome.
I honsently thought we had turned up at the wrong hotel as we were greeted by a bell boy straight away and athough the hotel looks small from the outside, its a lot bigger in the inside. The staff were execptional and extremely helpful, providing us with maps of the sites of the rome and recommending bars,resturants and tips as what to see and when.
The rooms are small but not small enough for it too be any issue what so ever. There was more than enought room for the two of us and all our bags.The rooms were clean, beautiful decorated and quiet - we couldnt here any of our neighbours or any street noise unless we opened the window.
The room is fantastically located -- its straight across the road from Piazza del Popollo its right next to the metro station - its less than 200 meters from the hotel so it ideally located for travelling back to the airport and to see the sites such as the vatican. The spainish steps, trevvi fountain is all within walking distance. If you are visiting rome to see any sporting events ( as we went to see wales in 6 nations) the tram to the oymplic stadium is straight outside the hotel.
The happy hour at the hotel was brillant as mainly the cocktails were fantastic. we were would have happily paid full price for them so it was a bargin to pay half price for them. The mojitos are to die for. A big thanks for the barman ( i think its freddy) who took the art of making cocktails seriously and as a result we had tasty cocktails which was decorated with fruit. The bar was always busy and it was lovely to chat and mingle with other guests. The snacks in the happy hour was lovely touch especially after a hard day of walking around rome sight seeing
The breakfast was outstanding with a wide range of cold meats,salmon, cheese, cooked breakfast,scrambled and boiled egg,( poached if you requested them )cerals, fruits,yoghuts, teas,coffee, fruit juices, pastries, randomly marshmallows(which i loved!!) ,toast and proseco .The breakfast was ideal start to the day before a busy day of sight seeing .
I got the impression from the hotel that the staff couldnt do enough for you which was lovely and made you feel welcomed which was lovely. The reception also gave my boyfriend directions to a bar which showed the England and France rugby game and drew directions the map for us.
Every night you would always have chocolate left on the bed with a postcard of what the weather forcast would be which was nice touch! sadly for us the weather was mainly rain but the hotel had complimentary brollies which you could use which was brillant as mine got stolen. The chocolates did cause rows between me and boyfriend as we both did not want to share them :)
My only complaint with the hotel is the lift is quite small as its a maximum of four that can fit in but the stairs arent that bad.We stayed on the 8th floor and the stairs were no bother and neither of us are particuarly fit.Again its not really a complaint - its just a observation really.
We adored this hotel and we will be returning 100%
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