We recently traveled to 7 different cities on a European vacation and Rome was one of our stops. After intensive research, I decided to book Daphne Trevi. Unfortunately, it was the only big "miss" of the 7 hotels I booked for our trip. I was shocked that there were so many positive reviews on this site and that it is legitimately listed in so many other guides.
- Loud adjoining breakfast room. We booked a double room with ensuite bathroom, which ended up being on the third floor. Unfortunately, the door is right off the kitchen and dining area for the breakfast room. I chose this hotel over another because I was worried of the loud street noise from the other hotel. Who knew I traded that for clinging glasses, the natural sounds of dining and the capaccuino machine beginning at 7am. There were three other rooms on the same floor, and they would've all experienced the same thing. I was shocked to see how close the rooms are to this area. In addition, those in that room or visiting the (slow) computer could surely hear showers, hair dryers and toilet flushes.
- Not as modern, clean and updated as expected. There were scuff marks on the walls, the "check-in" area is a cheap desk table and it just didn't feel "nice" or upscale. I looked at the photos again and think it makes it look so much nicer than it really is. The shower temperature really fluctuated...it would become scalding hot to the point that you would want to bust through the glass to avoid it and then freezing cold at points. This was quite frustrating.
-Location: This is my fault for not researching the location as much as I should've, but I didn't love the location at all once I got there and familiarized myself with the city. Yes, you will visit Trevi and probably the Spanish Steps area, but likely only once. It is also extremely touristy and chock full of people. After exploring for a few days, we really wished we would've been able to say by the Campo di Fiori area. It has a great plaza, several restaurants and is hopping with locals. It is close to Piazza Navona and centrally located to so many fantastic sites whether the touristy locations you must visit as well as areas with a great local feel away from souvenier shops. At first I was slightly concerned that the ally might seem a little unsafe, but it seemed to be okay, although it is full of dumpsters and we once passed a guy urinating. I definitely wouldn't want to stay there if I was alone. It is quite isolated, down a narrow ally street and as many others have mentioned, the main door is often not closed all the way. I would be nervous walking up the spiral staircase on my own too at night.
-This felt more like an upscale hostel than a hotel or bed and breakfast.
-There is only one person on staff b/t 7am-9:30pm, so if you have needs/questions regarding your itinerary, exploring the area, checking-in/out, you may have to wait until other guests are done.
-cappucino/latte's in the morning
-helpful intro when you check-in that highlights points of interest on the map and suggested walking tour
-email communication offering to help with airport transfers, ensuring you have directions and offering to set up any tours/tickets.
-not that far from a taxi stand if needed.
It is also close to a metro stop, although you will likely find that this metro stop will require you to transfer to get to the line that takes you where you really want to go. The metro was so crowded (and therefore felt unsafe) and there seemed to be miles of walking to transfer lines, so we avoided this after our first use when arriving.
Overall, I was definitely very regretful of my choice and apologetic to my husband upon arriving. I would not recommend this hotel nor stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Daphne is a unique way to stay in Rome: We combine elegant accommodations at affordable rates, with a highly personalized service, to provide you with a more complete travel experience. Daphne is just what a top-notch, urban, B&B ought to be: spotless, air-conditioned rooms, really comfortable beds, and a great location -- right in the historic center of Rome, just minutes on foot from the Trevi Fountain. You will find fresh fruit and pastries with your coffee in the morning, wireless Internet service, a cell phone to use during your visit with us, and plenty of advice on where to go and what to see in Rome. We focus on customer service, not on expensive lobbies and unnecessary extras. Daphne Trevi is on a quiet side street, about 2- minute's walk from the Barberini metro stop, and 5 - minutes' walk from the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. There is wonderful shopping and dining nearby. Please be aware that the facilities are 100% non-smoking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Daphne Inn Trevi Hotel Rome