The hotel is located very centrally in the historic city of Ascoli Piceno, about a 3 minute walk from the Piazza del Popolo. It is inside a recently-renovated historic building, and somehow manages to blend history and contemporary spaces very neatly.
I hadn't realized it when I booked it, but included with our room was breakfast each day. I do encourage everyone to take advantage of this as the breakfast offering is quite lovely in a wine-coloured breakfast room filled with light coming through the exterior windows. Pastries, juices, fresh fruit, salami, prosciutto, cheeses, cakes, yogurts all pleasantly arranged for the taking made for a filling and satisfying breakfast.
The rooms themselves are clean, spacious, modern, and fresh-feeling. The windows open onto the narrow streets and alleys of Ascoli Piceno, and it was easy to hear, at times, the cheerful voices of locals and guests alike walking past toward the main piazza while the windows are open. With the windows closed, however, I rarely heard a thing.
The bed was great, the bathroom had everything we could want (including nice-smelling soaps) and the room came with a complimentary mini-bar! (I don't know if this is the case for ALL the rooms, however, so please check before you use anything from the fridge.)
All of the hotel staff were very friendly, always smiling, greeting everyone, asking if everything was okay. The only thing I had any problem with whatsoever was the elevator buttons. The elevator was so new the buttons were electronic/touch-sensitive and I had to press them usually twice to get them to register for me.
But I have no actual complaints about this property! Believe it when it is listed as #1 in the city! We loved everything about our stay here! I forgot to get everyone's name, but everyone was extremely nice and helpful! Thank you all for a very comfortable stay!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo dei Mercanti is a hotel in Ascoli Piceno situated in the city center. There are many great attractions nearby, including Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno Duomo, Church of St. Francis and Ventidio Basso Theater. Also close by are Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio and Piazza Arringo. Highlights include a health club. ... more less
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