This was our first hotel during our honeymoon across Europe. We wanted luxury, but didn't want to spend everything we had on hotel rooms. I found a really good deal for this hotel and was a little nervous that it all seemed too good to be true.
We arrive early in the morning on June 22nd and were immediately impressed by the gorgeous lobby and hints of a Heaven/Hell theme in the decor. It was modern, trendy and very hip. Probably too hip for us, but they were so nice to us regardless.
As we were checking in, the hotel clerk said he wanted to upgrade our room. I thanked him and told him it was our honeymoon so that was a wonderful surprise. Upon hearing this, he appeared to do something else on the computer and asked if we would be willing to wait one hour for a maid to clean the room he wanted to give us. It was hours before the regular check-in time so waiting an hour was no problem for us, especially for the upgrades.
We walked down the street to the Spanish Steps (which are only a couple blocks from the hotel) and then grabbed coffee at a cafe. When we returned they took us to our room -- a beautiful, modern, funky room with a complimentary bottle of champagne for us.
Best of all, the room had its very own ROOFTOP TERRACE. Not a balcony, but rather an entire terrace with ivy-covered walls, chaise lounge chairs, little tables and chairs for drinks, etc... and a hot tub that was not being used. We assumed this was a public area, but then we realize there was only one other room that had access to it -- the penthouse suite. During our entire trip we never saw anyone else on the terrace and we drank coffee every morning on it. Never in a million years would I have thought we would have our very own rooftop terrace in Rome. If you stay here, try to book a room on the SIXTH FLOOR to get access to the terrace.
Throughout our stay, the front desk staff was incredibly kind and helpful to us. The hotel staff helped us arrange tours, recommended a PHENOMENAL restaurant with some of the best lobster I've ever had, and catered to any request we had.
The location was ideal for us. We were up the street from the Triton fountain and within walking distance of many attraction, including the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, etc... The metro station was one block away and we were able to get everywhere on it.
I've stayed at some wonderful hotels and this one will always be very special to me. I recommend it to anyone. My only minor negative comment and I'll agree with other posters on this: The restaurant/room service/bar is very pricey. Go down the street if you don't want to spend everything on a so-so meal.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Hotel Aleph, your kindness was so appreciated and we loved your hotel!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a Prime Location, just steps from Rome's storied Via Veneto, the luxurious Aleph Hotel Rome charms with its new modern Italian design and its fine and warm hospitality. An executive floor is totally renewed and will accomodate you in a trendy and chic ambiance with luxurury bathrooms and precious lighting. The new rooms are equipped with high technology features: Complimentary fiber optic Wifi speed connection service, USB charging ports, Streaming from your mobile phone to TV, Spotify, Youtube, Euronews, Accuweather Streaming, TV 45 to 60’, Temperature control. The historical building was a bank in 1929 and then transformed in a hotel. Recently works have brought to light the original pillars in Cipollino Marble of the '30s in the lobby. The main part of the lobby is closed for the month of June to valorize this inheritance that will be part of the new Aleph. Further new rooms and a brand new bar are coming soon in July. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boscolo Aleph Rome
- Boscolo Aleph Hotel Rome