Hotel Golden was on Via Marche, about 15 minutes from the Spanish Steps and 15 minutes from the Trevi Fountain. It is located in an old building that is not exclusively a hotel. They have the entire 2nd floor and part of other floors also. Our Family suite was on the 3rd floor. There is a large entryway and a small elevator (lift) which we used to send up our baggage upon arrival. We were greeted by Giussepe who spoke excellent English. We were given a large key and a card to insert for the electricity (a monitor to record usage?). Whenever we left the hotel, we turned in our key. When we came back to the hotel, we rang the front bell and were buzzed in. Then they had to open the outer door of the room for us. This was slightly inconvenient for us, but not a major issue. Great amenities, including internet access, but each person had to have their own internet password and enter it each time we returned to the room. The staff, Giuseppe and Marco, were great with providing directions and recommendations. They recommended Il Pomodoro (we dined there twice) and San Marco, both right down the street. Rental car locations were also right around the corner on Via Sardegna. We rented a car to take to Tuscany. Make sure you get good directions to leave Rome. What's the deal with ice? Do Romans not like cold drinks?? The hotel staff seemed mildly perturbed every afternoon when we asked for ice, because I guess this is not customary in Rome. They had to retrieve ice from trays from Mama's room. I guess Mama likes ice and does not like to share. They should invest in an ice maker! Americans like ice! Mama cooked breakfast and Papa worked the early morning shift. Neither of them spoke English. Although we were expecting something meager at breakfast, we were pleasantly surprised at the wonderful assortment of croissants, yogurt, the best coffee, and many other choices. The croissants were filled with either honey, chocolate or preserves. They had hard cooked eggs as well as small portions of omelet with pancetta, for a little serving of morning protein. There were also small macaroons which were delicious. But the coffee was incredible. There was a carafe of expresso and a carafe of hot milk to make the perfect cup of Italian café-au-lait. Although the breakfast room was very small, it did not pose a problem for us. We met some nice people at breakfast also. Overall, we were very happy with the hotel and would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Golden of Rome is a small and genuine family run hotel where you will be welcome as family.The hotel is located in one of the best spots of the city, just behind the oasis of the Borghese Gardens (where you can visit the famous Borghese Gallery Museum) walking out of our property, in less than 100 meters you will be on Via Vittorio Veneto from where you can reach in 10 minutes of nice and enjoyable walk the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo di Fiori.Very well served with public transport (mini bus like the 116 and 116T, from just around the corner will take you almost every where in Rome) including a very convenient stop right next to the Vatican Square.Bus 53 and 80X directly to the Colosseum.Bus 63 to Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto.Besides all that, we have two metro stops closeby: Barberini and Spagna.Our location is full of small little restaurants and trattorie (reasonable prices and great food and wine) we will share all that info with our guests upon arrival (places where we go ourselves to eat with the family)in other words, the Hotel Golden of Rome (like the many reviews of our dear guests around the world say) is a family run hotel for families right in the center of Rome!Full air conditioned (and air conditioning that works)free wifi in all the hotel.And the best of the best: our mother's homey breakfast (every morning she makes breakfast for our guests just like she did at home) from omelettes to "frittata", pancakes, cinnamon french toasts, croissants, crostata, ciambellone, ham, cheese, salami, mortadella, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, and many other daily recipes that she brings new for our guests to enjoy (like her very very light "tiramisu") you have to try it!Come and visit us.. We will be so happy to meet you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Rome