There was three of us -- me and two teenage kids --- stayed in the family room for 5 nights July 10-20. Monica and others working there were really nice. We got back from being out early morning (waking up early because of residual jet lag) and got back late (after 10 am) for the modest continental breakfast, and the lady at the desk went and broke out the breakfast for is after it was closed and had already been put away.
Yet, the most important aspect to me is this is a very good value. Don't spend big dollars but get very nice room in good location. I recommend this hotel for singles, couples, or families.
It is not adjacent to the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, or Piazza Navona, but the hotel ain't far from those sites. Can walk, or take cheap taxi ride, or metro, or bus. The hotel area is a nice area and conveniently close to Termini, the transportation hub of Rome.
It was a hot July in Rome. Not as hot as Houston but hot. Cooler early morning or late night, The humidity actually dropped one morning and it was a nice out and about.
I give this great hotel 5/5 for value. We booked early paid a very modest price (with a 30% discount for a 5-night stay), and it was the least expensive and had the nicest room of any hotel we stayed the 3 weeks we were in Europe.
The room is small but the all rooms we stayed in Europe were small. This room by far has the largest bathroom (it was the family room) of any hotel room we stayed in Europe. I would have liked to have had a balcony because I smoke but the family room does not have a balcony (I think the hotel only has one family room). We did have a view of a green courtyard.
Hotel Capitolium is a B&B with just a few rooms. No hotel employee at the front desk (a tiny lobby area) after 10 pm but not a problem as it was well-secured and relatively easy to get in and out of the hotel. It really was not a problem in any way to me. Kind of like home.
The last night we were there, me and my son went to a concert, and my 17-yr old daughter stayed at the room by herself for several hers. Monica watched out for her until 10 pm. Also, earlier, Monica had spent almost 45 minutes on the computer trying to help get special bus tickets for our return from the concert.
A tiny elevator gets you to the lobby floor. There is a public bathroom adjacent the lobby area.
The cons were (1) displaced to another hotel the first night which was not as nice but good in ways, but kind of interrupted the pace of our schedule, (2) no English channels on the TV (i.e., no BBC or CNN International), and (3) a hot July lobby and breakfast area, but that is about it on cons
It was hot everywhere we went in Rome. Europeans do not seem big on A/C in public areas. Though the rooms in Europe we stayed including this room had good A/C. The A/C did not blast but it cooled relatively quickly and would get comfortably cold for a good relief in July.
The tiny refrigerator did not get extremely cold, and plus could not run when you left the room because could not leave the room key in the wall slot to keep the room electricity going. But at least the room had a refrigerator, and we used it to cool water and sodas.
Again, we were in Europe almost 3 weeks, and this place had the nicest room and also the least expensive of any hotel we stayed. Clean, new and nicely remodeled (my daughter liked the wallpaper), good A/C, had a new safe, new and very large bathroom, and good shower. We stayed in their family having two good-sized double beds. My two teenagers slept comfortably on one, and I slept on the other.
I think location is good. I liked the area. A laundry close down the street. A good little grocery store about 7 minute walk. ATMs not too far away. Villers metro about a 10 minute walk. Termini about a 15 minute walk. We took a train for a day trip to Florence.
We rode the metro and took taxis, and walked. Next time, I would learn the buses, at least a couple of key buses.
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- The Capitolium Rooms is a new and elegant Hotel in Rome set in the heart of the city, close to Termini Railway Station and subway (Line A and Line B) which guarantees an easy connection to all of the city's top sights. The welcoming location is great for sightseeing, visiting museums and walking through the center of the town. ... more less
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