School trip to Rome 1st Nov- 5th Nov 2012 (HOTEL SUMMARY AT THE BOTTOM)
After being redirected to this hotel after the travelagents overbooked a different hotel we were supposed to be staying (which looked horrendous) me and my classmates were expecting the worst.
However, we were PLEASANTLY SURPRISED to be welcomed into a small, clean but friendly reception area with good lighting and shiny marble floors (and possibly the cheapest value for money bottle of water vending machine in the entire of Rome, only 70 cents per bottle instead of 3.50 euro in and around town.)
The rooms were clean and reasonably well furnished- most rooms possessed a safe and a mini fridge of some sort, some a TV, and the bathrooms were clean and had showers. The beds were also relatively comfortable.
The breakfast was simple, a variety of croissants, bread and spreads- a selection of fruit salads and the option of 3 juices (blood orange, pineapple or grapefruit and apple) or a coffee, all from a machine. As far as I am aware we stayed for 5 nights at around £60 a night. I believe the hotel should definitely have its "Star" rating increased and it deserves it.
This hotel is perfect for a holiday if you are travelling in a group of any kind or need a base camp to rest your head for the night (if you're one of those city-roaming folk) but not if you are travelling with your signifcant other. Do not expect any added luxuries like Wi-Fi or breakfast in bed- me and my classmates are 90s kids and we survived without it for a good week, so I am sure you are just as capable of doing so too. It also made the trip a bit more fun and we socialised a lot.
In summary, a well located, pleasant and basic hotel. Arriverderci!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Floridia, housed in an elegant late 19th century building, is a delightful hotel situated in a characteristic Roman street, an ideal base for sightseeing and tours around the centre of Rome. This 3 star hotel is an elegant and quiet hotel, offering its guests every comfort and attention to detail, plus the functionality of its communal areas and rooms. In the hall of the hotel, the majestic crystal chandelier and old-fashioned staircase denote the classic style and the fine taste of the hotel’s furnishings. The small lounge next to the hall provides guests with comfortable sofas and automatic drink and snack dispensers. The hotel is located strategically, just 5 minutes’ walk from Roma Termini railway station and 500 metres from Piazza della Repubblica. Hotel Floridia is perfect for all those looking for a hotel in the centre of Rome, comfortable, welcoming and practical. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Floridia Hotel Rome