We walked to the hotel with our suitcases from the Termini (well, the airport “Bus Shuttle” stop) and it took only around 10 minutes - despite a taxi offering to take us for 20 Euros and guide would walk us there for 10 Euros!. We walked right past it as it is not very obvious - no flags or big signs), but found it easily when we backtracked.
Most sights including the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Palatine Hill, among others were within easy walking distance. The Vatican was a bit of a trek although there are plenty of buses including City Tour buses that stop at the Monumento Nazionale, 10 minutes walk away.
We found hotel reception fine and efficient, and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The rooms are served by(at least) three lifts, going to different parts of the hotel. Although access to rooms is fine for the vast majority, we had to go up and down a few steps, with luggage to get to our lift - not ideal for people with difficulty walking. Our room was at the side of the Hotel on the 6th floor, and we experienced little noise from within and virtually none from the street.
Our room was of a reasonable size, the twin beds were comfortable, TV with many channels, but not much in English. The bathroom was reasonably sized and had a shower (although the head was wonky), bath, toilet and bidet. Running water for washing and shaving was the order of the day as there was no plug for the sink. There was sufficient wardrobe space, but not many hangers and one sliding door only covered half the front of the wardrobe. We had a mini-bar but no tea-making facilities - we read somewhere that there were, but I think you need to ask for it. The housekeepers did a very good job of cleaning and tidying the room as well as maintaining standards across the hotel.
Good variety of hot and cold food available on the breakfast buffet - the staff there worked incredibly hard to replenish food and to clear and prepare tables. Although there were a couple of coach tours there, there were no problems finding a table.
I would have rated the Hotel a 3.5 star by UK standards and not 4, but we would definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eurostars International Palace, Rome Termini hotel, has recently been refurbished in order to offer our guests the maximum comfort and modern-style living; however, a large part of the common areas maintain their original style and décor, taking us back to the times of the struggle for unification. The result is a renaissance type of architecture and ambiance, inspired in the Palladio villas and equipped with the most up-to-date services and amenities. The entrance hall to the palace welcomes guests with its gold-inlaid stuccoed ceiling. The hotel in Rome is surrounded by cafés, trattorias and typical restaurants. The Eurostars International Palace Hotel has a small restaurant where the finest Italian and international cuisine can be sampled, in addition to reception rooms adaptable to cater for small groups or larger events. ... more less
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