iQ Roma is relatively new, with many modern conveniences and a good location. My wife and I took the Leonardo Express train from the airport (FCO) to the Termini Station in Rome (this is a big train station -- I live in New York City, with Penn Station and Grand Central, and the Termini reminds me more of an airport).
iQ Roma is maybe a 10 minute walk, with rolling luggage, from the Termini. The sidewalks from Termini to iQ Roma can be busy, but we were glad we didn't pay for a taxi to take us the 4 or 5 blocks to the hotel. (Our trip was in October, with an average high temp of 70 degrees Fahrenheit -- if you're in Rome in the summer heat, or in the rain, you may want to take a taxi to the hotel from the Termini -- I'd guess it would be 8-10 Euro with luggage).
Being so close to the Termini there are many buses and both Metro lines just a few blocks away, so the whole city is available to you. We took the Metro and a couple buses, but walked most of the time. Many "must see" sights are within a 30+ minute walk from the hotel -- The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Camp di Fiori, etc. We took the Metro to the Vatican and back, and a bus back from near the Trastevere neighborhood (on the other side of the Tiber River).
The iQ Roma rooms are on the small side, but modern with AC (which runs very quietly), multiple electrical outlets in the room and one in the bathroom (don't forget adapters, though the front desk has some to loan to guests), multiple switches by each side of the bed to control the lights around the room, a good-sized bathroom, and a TV with many Italian and some English/International channels. The rooms are carpeted.
iQ Roma has laundry machines in the hotel for guest use, I think it was 2 or 3 Euro for each wash and dry. Very convenient, allowing me to pack less knowing I could wash my things. The washing machine includes the laundry soap, also convenient if you don't mind not having the choice of detergent. Maybe 30 minutes for each wash, and another 30 for the dryer. (We did laundry during breakfast, popping down to the laundry room and then back up to finish our meal.)
We had breakfast each day on the top floor of the hotel (we stayed four nights), in a bright, open space dedicated for the buffet meal. Breakfast is 10 Euro per person, with a nice selection of food -- scrambled eggs, pancetta (which is not bacon), sausage/hot dog-type things (didn't have any), individual yogurts, sliced fruit, breakfast pastries, a coffee/cappuccino/hot cocoa maker, juice selections, and more. They have good service, quick turnover/replacement of items running low, and factoring in the convenience of being in the hotel, I think it's well worth the 10 Euro. It's not a hotel restaurant though -- they only offer breakfast. Plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood as well, for breakfast or whenever.
There is a covered roof garden open 24 hours, with plenty of seating and tables, and with vending on the way out there, including bottles of wine (yes, chilled wine bottles in a vending machine, reasonably priced I thought). Many people were on the roof in the evening, smoking and drinking and using the free WiFi at the hotel. If you bring your own wine/beer/alcohol, they have cork pullers/bottle openers by the vending machines as well.
We found the front desk staff friendly, English-speaking, and there around the clock.
If I'm in Rome again, I'll be happy to stay at iQ Roma again.
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