We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in August and Rome was the first stop on our European holiday. The hotel is located in a quite street very close to the colosseum (about 3-4 minutes walk) and it is a well maintained and welcoming property. However, the room and the bathroom were absolutely tiny (in fact the bathroom is behind a little sliding door in the room) but clean and functional. We also had a small balcony overlooking the street. We were expecting small rooms in Europe but were surprised how small this one was but as it was the first leg of the trip, we didn't have anything to compare it with. Having then stayed in similarly priced hotels in Florence, Venice and Paris, we can confirm that this was by far the smallest room we encountered.
Having said that, the staff at the reception were always friendly and recommended trips and walks which was a plus. Breakfast was very basic, but not below the standard you expect in Europe.
The location is very close to the Colosseum and piazza venezia. There is a nearby bus stop which connects to all other central tourist attractions (navonna, trevi) but we found Rome to be a relatively small city and everything was within an easy and very pleasant 30-45 min walk from this hotel. However, since the colosseum is at one end of Rome, we felt that there was an extra 15-20 min walk which could have been avoided if we'd stayed more centrally such as near Venezia or on the via del corso which connects all the main attractions.
Also, irons are not permitted in hotel rooms in Italy by law and it cost 2 Euro to get one shirt ironed at the hotel, however, the first attempt at ironing was so bad that you couldn't even tell that it had been ironed. The second attempt was better though! After this experience, we bought a small travel iron (very difficult to find!) and carried that with us for the rest of the trip.
- Also Known As:
- Lancelot Hotel Rome
- Hotel Lancelot Rome
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Lancelot is a peaceful haven at a short stroll from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The friendly english speaking staff are always willing to help you with suggestions and tips on discovering Rome's treasure's. A distinctive feature of the Hotel are the " round tables" at which people from every corner of the earth meet and converse over breakfast or the generous evening meal. ... more less
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