We have just arrived back home from a 4-day vacation in Rome. We were very happy with Twentyone Hotel and it is hard to find any faults with it. The reception staff was very friendly, efficient and in every way excellent.
We arrived at the hotel at around midday and were given the room immediately; this was definitely a positive surprise! Our room was on 2nd floor facing the court and it was very quiet. The room was quite spacious and we slept very well. Like the previous reviewers have said, the furnishings are dark, almost black and the lighting is quite poor, too, so if you prefer lighter furnishings and good lighting then this might not be the best choice for you. We adjusted quickly to the dim light. The air-conditioning worked well.
The breakfast was generous considering that the Italians usually have just a croissant and a coffee for breakfast. The buffet breakfast included cold cuts, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, muesli, cereal, frankfurters, sweet pastry, light bread, toast and even some pasta (which for some reason was cold). There was a coffee machine and you could choose latte, cappuccino, hot chocolate etc. Also juice and water were available. Tea was unfortunately lukewarm every morning, no matter what time we had our breakfast. I would recommend the breakfast because it’s not necessarily easy to find breakfast in the neighborhood.
On our way from the Fiumicino airport to Rome we took the Leonardo Express train which goes to Termini station (the main railway station in Rome) and then we took a metro from Termini to Lepanto station which is about 300 meters away from Twentyone Hotel. This trip took about 1.5 hours! The metro is crowded all day so it wasn’t the most comfortable way to travel with suitcases. Due to this train-metro experience, we decided to take a taxi from the hotel to the airport on the departure day. Taxi cost about 50 euros and it was truly worth every euro. Please note that it is advisable to be at the airport at least 2 hours before the flight departure! We were there 2.5 hours before departure and it took one hour to stand in line for the check-in! I’ve never seen so slow service.
The location of the hotel is really good. We basically walked everywhere. The only place we took a bus to was the Colosseo. The bus 81 leaves right opposite the hotel so it’s very easy.
One tip if you love a relaxing picnic between the busy sightseeing and walking around: we accidentally found a lovely restaurant Gina near Piazza di Spagna (www.ginaroma.com) which offers fantastic picnic baskets that you can take to Villa Borghese. We had lunch in Gina and noticed that the picnic baskets were very popular. It was 30 degrees every day so I can only imagine how lovely a picnic in a shady garden could be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Twentyone is a modern boutique hotel set on one of Romes best shopping streets. Castel SantAngelo and the historic centre are just a pleasant 10-minute walk away. Perfectly positioned on Via Cola di Rienzo, Twentyone Hotel allows you to explore the elegant Prati district, home to the Vatican and Saint Peters Basilica, with ease. Metro and bus links are located close by. Enjoy the hotels minimalist décor and ultra-modern interiors. All of Twentyones rooms come with LCD satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, and free wired internet access. Friendly staff at the Twentyone will be happy to book transfers, guided tours and trips for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 21 Hotel
- Twentyone Hotel Rome