I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights following a trip to Florence and before heading to Spoleto for a wedding. I arrived into Roma Termini station and the hotel was a 15 minute walk away. I suggest a taxi if you have heavy luggage as it was not fun trying to navigate with a map whilst dragging a heavy suitcase and carrying a heavy bag! Especially in the Italian heat!
The hotel entrance is not an obvious one. It's on the second floor of a building that looks like its a residential property. Look out for the sign on the wall - sometimes the main doors are closed. I walked straight pass it several times during my stay. The old style rickety elevator takes you up to the second floor and I was greeted by the friendly staff. My room was ready immediately, it was very spacious and had all of the necessities. Plenty of wardrobe space, a day bed which I used to place my suitcase, a huge bed and a little dining table. The room was very comfortable.
Breakfast was served to my room every morning. The downside of this is that you have to pre-order using a form, to specify the breakfast dishes and the time you would like it to arrive. I prefer to wake when I like and choose breakfast in the morning. However, there was a variety to choose from and the service was excellent. Only bad point on the food was that they served bread complimentary which was always stale and very hard - quite in edible!
The 'fitness centre' is located in their sister hotel next door. This consisted of one treadmill and a few weights and a mat. Clearly doesn't get used very often! I used the treadmill one morning and found that the lack of door to the room was distracting as people walked pass to make their way to the breakfast room. Also, the aircon wasn't on so working out was uncomfortable.
The location of the hotel is good if you want to be close to the Colosseum and the ruins. However, the next time I visit Rome, I would stay more central, perhaps near the Piazza Navona. There are restaurants nearby by the road side and a gelato shop right opposite. Due to the location, I found myself taking buses as we in the middle of a European heat wave & walking to some sights were tough.
The staff were very friendly and when I needed to print off train tickets to my next destination, the staff were only happy to help with no extra charge. Overall, if you want to stay close to the Colosseum, I would recommend this little hotel/b&b as the service is great and the stay was very comfortable. Only downside for me was location and no aircon in the fitness room (I'm sure there is aircon but I wasn't sure how to turn it on and no staff seemed available to help) I also highly recommend taking a Vespa tour if you are short on time in Roma!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caesar House Residenze Romane is an elegant place to stay on the second floor of an ancient palazzo a few steps from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Each individually designed room is large and with very high ceiling and is provided with all comforts (air conditioning, LCD flat sky TV, free internet access, etc.). The staff is renowned to give precious assistance to guests suggesting itinerary, shops and restaurants off the beaten paths. ... more less
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