Wonderful experience! Sylvia Catalano, the manager, was very helpful anytime we needed it. Valentina, the breakfast waitress,was very attentive and always cheerful, even when handling several tables of customers I might describe as difficult in relatively close quarters in the outdoor eating area. This is a small facility - not a huge hotel - and they are accomplishing a lot with limited resources and a few people who all wear multiple hats. I saw Adam (the go-to guy if you have trouble with foreign accented English) hauling luggage, cleaning common areas, gathering up laundry, bar-tending, cooking breakfast - almost anything you can imagine in a hotel. Our first night we noticed the happy hour buffet and looked around for a drink. Another couple told us - "just sit down, and he appears out of nowhere." They were right. I did not see William as often, but when i did, he was hustling and also doing multiple jobs. It is only steps to the Forums and the Colosseum is an easy 10-15 minute walk. if you turn left out of the front door of the hotel, walk down the steps to the Via Baccina, turn left again and go a little ways to the first right ( Via del Cardello, maybe?) and walk to the Via Cavour, you will find 8-10 restaurants, all with outside dining, five of which we ate at and were very satisfied. If you walk up Cavour (away from the Colosseum) there is a currency exchange place that is not too much of a rip-off, several souvenir shops, several gellato shops, and many more restaurants within an additional 10-20 minute walk.
The minor negatives - a dumbwaiter serves as the elevator. It refused to move when my wife and I plus our two bags were in it. I stepped out and climbed the stairs -she went up with the bags. Seriously - I think 10 square foot might be on the high side, so if you have any claustrophobia, you might have Adam or William handle your luggage for you and go up without it, or take the stairs. Another - insects in the garden area. We did not spend much time there, but other guests received multiple bug bites when they sat out there after sundown.
I would not hesitate to recommend this unique and wonderful hotel to anyone able to handle the walking and climbing - we would love to come back here,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this inn, member of the small luxury hotels of the world with 5 star service boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, Roman Forum, Venice Square. It is represented by Small Luxury Hotels of the World and is the only luxury residence in Rome which actually houses Roman ruins inside it. At the entrance, a passageway leads you to a Cryptoporticus, an exquisite stone gallery with engravings that can be traced back to 2,000 years ago. The five star service accommodations are carefully decorated in a modern style and are luxuriously furnished. On the roof terrace you can enjoy free snacks from 17:00 to 20:00. This inn is pet friendly. ... more less
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