We recently stayed in this hotel for two nights in September.
The hotel is some way from any of the main attractions but we were reassured that we would be able to use he hotel shuttle. The only issue was our only full day was a Sunday and the shuttle does not run on a Sunday. When in Italy one of the pleasures is stepping outside of your hotel and finding a local bar or restaurant. There is nothing close by so you are stuck with hotel food or you need a taxi or 20 minute walk.
The hotel building itself is very nice, typically Italian, very clean and most of the staff were very pleasant.
Our biggest issue was the noise. Although in a relatively quiet location, one side of the hotel is on a very busy road. We were given a room facing that road and were on the second floor. In between the road and the hotel is a small service yard and directly under our balcony, the hotel rubbish was collected at 2.00am !. Also deliveries were made in the this area during the day. You could not have the windows open and the AC was not very effective so the room was really poor for us. Put that together with the new `natural linen` bed linen which was similar to sleeping in a hessian sack and it did not make for a good visit.
When I complained I was told " we are not responsible for the street noise or council rubbish collections". No apology or attempt to understand.
The most disappointing thing was the hotel was not full and we did not have to be given that room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Parco dei Principiis superbly located on the border of the historic Borghese Gardens. The hotel has been painstakingly refurbished, recreating the opulence and richness of the patrician villas owned by Rome's nobility in the late 17th century. Beautiful wood paneling in the lobby, precious stuccoes and fabrics, valuable furniture pieces and classic artwork combine to make this a fabulous Roman hotel. The delighful guestrooms offer spelendid views over the city and Borghese Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Rome
- Grand Parco Dei Principi