After searching and searching for the perfect place to stay while visiting Rome for the first time, we settled on Hotel Paba (based on Rick Steves' guidebook). We were definitely not disappointed. The hotel is minutes away from the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Forum. It's also near a metro station, so getting around Rome was easy. We read other reviews that said the rooms were small, but based on other experiences we've had in Europe, we thought the size was perfect. The bed was huge (the mattress and pillows were ultra firm) and the water pressure was divine (if you've traveled around Europe, you know that is a luxury). The shower was definitely small, but we appreciated the hair dryer which was an actual hair dryer, not the odd, vacuum-cleaner-attachment type of devices we found in other hotels in Italy.
Hotel Paba is on a very busy street, however, once we closed our window, the room was quiet. Alberta, the proprietor, was very sweet and helpful. When we were ready for breakfast, we called the desk and she would bring it to our room (our room had a table and chairs next to the window). She also assisted with dinner and train reservations.
Choosing a hotel in Rome is daunting, so we were thrilled to wind up at such a great spot. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the hotel to friends and family visiting Rome. It's not fancy or luxurious, but you're in Rome, and you aren't going to be spending much time in your room. If you're looking for a centralized location and a good night's sleep, this is the place. And make sure to visit Enoteca Cavour 313, just a short walk from the hotel. Incredible, affordable bottles of wine, and meat and cheese plates we will be talking about for years to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Paba is a small, but fine two star hotel with elevator on the second floor and every detail is carefully planned. Our location is in the center of Rome, 100 mt. from the Roman Forum, 200 mt. from the Coliseum, Capitol Hill, San Peter in Chains (with Moses by Michelangelo )ecc.. We are steps from the best shopping area and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paba Hotel Rome