Concordia's location is the best thing about it (although the taxi driver's sometimes have trouble finding the small, one-way street it's located on). It is truly a 3-minute walk to the Spanish Steps, and from there, to many other sites. Rome is a walking city at heart, so you can walk down to Via del Tritone and easily find the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona all in less than 30 minutes of walking. There are also a variety of good places to eat right across from the hotel.
Of course, for a hotel this affordable in the heart of Rome, it's going to be QUITE cozy (and by cozy I mean small). The front-desk room is cute in its tininess, and the elevator barely fits one person and their suitcase. We had a triple room for two of us (because it would give us more space and there was no extra cost), so I assume that the other rooms are even smaller, but it was definitely a bit difficult to navigate around the furniture crunched into such a small space. Very nice beds and good pillows, though, with nice closets, dresser, and desk by the window. Our window overlooked the street and could be opened all the way, which was lovely and very refreshing. The bathroom is fairly roomy, surprisingly, with good towels and some shower essentials. Beware the bathroom doors: I am not sure if all are like this, but if closed all the way, it took a LOT of force to get the door open again. I have physical lower back issues and literally could not use the doorknob. I'm not sure if it was jammed or what (we asked about it and the maid just came in and showed us we needed to use force and then we felt a little dumb), but do NOT close the door all the way unless you want to risk being locked in. Again, I am a small person and could NOT get it open. Fortunately, my mother/travelling-companion was there to help out, so I wasn't stuck in the bathroom with no way of contacting the outside world. That would've made for an awful trip indeed.
Breakfast is fine, nothing special. Good hard-boiled eggs and ham provides some nice protein, and they have that wonderful lemony cake that I've seen all over Italy. Smother some nutella on it and it's absolutely delectable. The lady preparing the breakfast buffet (who also clears the tables) will make you a hot tea or cappuchino if you wish.
All in all, a perfectly acceptable and very affordable place to stay in a great location. I might be tempted to spend a little more next time, for a bit more space and comfort (the hotel staff was not terribly friendly, though they were willing to help out as much as we needed), but overall, it was perfectly fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Concordia situated in the historical center of Rome, close to the Spanish Steps and all the major sights and shopping streets, is concerned in offering warm and polite hospitality. Concordia in Rome is a well loved and traditional hotel, and all the staff is dedicated in providing exceptional service to meet your demands. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda, LoveHolidays, TripOnline SA, Expedia, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Cancelon, 5viajes2012 S.L. and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Concordia reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Concordia Hotel Rome