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Hotel Lord Byron
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giuseppe de Notaris, 5, 00197 Rome, Italy (Parioli)   |  
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Ranked #104 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Hotel appeared run down. Room was dirty, small, holes in wall. Restaurant food was the worst we've ever experienced in Rome. Breakfast was inedible- stale breads/pastries, soupy eggs, fruit swimming in syrup. Their ad says WiFi is included- we were told we would be charged for it. Not a good location. Does not live up to a 5 star restaurant. Would not stay here again or recommend it to others.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Amedeo_Ottaviani, Proprietario at Hotel Lord Byron, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
We’ve read your comment on Hotel Lord Byron and, further to your title “awful”, we wish to express our respect to your opinion but consider your judgement quite unpleasant.
We feel very surprised to read about your overall neagtive feedback and would like to invite you to read of many other Guests opinions we often receive. The proof of our words is the content of our guests books as well as Tripadvisor reviews.
Should you wish to give us another opportunity to show you our ability in servicing our Guests, we encourage you to contact us directly.
Kind regards.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC.
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

The hotel itself was great- the rooms were huge, breakfast was excellent, service was nice, and views were beautiful, but with a hotel like this, you could drop it right next to an oil power plant and you would still enjoy what went on inside the hotel. Thats the only real problem I had with the hotel: it seemed off to the side of everything. And forgive me if I sound like an idiot for being bothered by this, but since I prefer to be a "temporary local", it made me feel a little too much at home. Just about everyone I saw staying at the hotel was British or American like me, and didn't seem to make much of an effort to act at all Italian (again, sorry if this is too biased). The service, although it would be hard to find a nicer collection of people, always seemed to be speaking English to me even when I spoke Italian.

But despite that, my day and a half in Rome was great. Overall, I'd give the hotel thumbs up if you want a luxurious place to stay and don't mind longer-than-average cab rides (the drivers they provided were great, by the way). It's a little hard to find this hotel, my parents spent about twenty minutes looking for it, but of course theres that risk for every hotel, isn't there? So read your map with confidence and walk up the steps of the hotel Lord Byron like you own the place- and I guarantee, you'll enjoy your stay.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The hotel was very nice. It had a good view and atmosphere to the room and a fine breakfast with good coffee. However, this is not the hotel for you if youre looking for something ultra italian. The nieghborhood shared a huge resemblance to Washington Dc, (which I live near and visit often.) Everything about the hotel, from the guests to the staff to the atmosphere of the breakfast was British. It's like the british embassy hotel, which if you're like me, American and enjoy being around those who have British accents, you will love this. However, if you like the comfort of knowing youre the only native English speaker in miles, I stay go to hotel Corleone Demarini instead.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

We loved this beautiful hotel in a quiet part of Rome! The staff were very professional and courteous! The decor of the hotel was very luxurious. Some of the pictures on their website really don't do it justice. It is a small boutique hotel with only a few rooms (around 30) but quite lovely! Would stay there again! It may just be our favorite European hotel!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a very lovely, relatively small, secluded hotel in a residential area just a few minutes' walk away from the Borghese Gardens. There are a few nice restaurants within a fifteen minute walk that seem more like 'neighbourhood' eateries, but with excellent menus and reasonable prices. The hotel breakfast was actually very good, filling, with great choices. However, other meals felt relatively sparse. Service was fair to middling generally. Front dest service was spotty, depending who was on duty. Our room was a good size, considering European hotels generally; it was clean and well appointed with a nice view from a smallish window over residential Rome. All in all, good location and value and blessedly quiet.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amedeo_Ottaviani, Proprietario at Hotel Lord Byron, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to report your experience with us. We feel sorry for the unfortunate dinner you had at our restaurant Sapori del Lord Byron which apparently is able to offer great services and outstanding food when reading your report about the breakfast.
We have read your stay was last October and are surprised for not having received your comments earlier. Nevertheless we would like to welcome you again at the Lord Byron and grant since now our utmost consideration.
Thank you.
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charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights and it was absolutely spectacular! The location is in a quiet residential area away from the noise of Rome, but convenient enough to walk to numerous areas.

The staff was very helpful and always friendly. The restaurant was wonderful and overall it was a great experience!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The HLB is a little out of the way, away from the intensity of central Rome. It requires taxis to be taken to and from but we thought it was well worth it.
The staff were amazing from the outset. We were stressing about dropping off our car at Hertz in Rome traffic but the concierge said just bring it to the hotel and they will look after it. We got out of the car and never saw it again. They also organised a private tour guide who was fantastic (Francesca). We did three tours with her and found her to be an absolute joy.
This is an impressive place. Art Deco design and immaculate. We had a room with a sitting area which served as our son's bedroom. Walk in robe, great bathroom, the best A/C (it was 40c some days), comfortable beds and a view over the Borghese gardens.
We ate there a couple of times for dinner which was a very high standard. Nicholas runs a very tight ship and gave us plenty of insight when we were ordering. Breakfast was great too, very fresh and filling.
At the end of long hot days we would look forward to getting back to HLB and having a post sight seeing drink in the beautiful bar. It was our sanctuary.
The staff here are wonderful, pleasant, efficient and cant do enough for you.
We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Giuseppe de Notaris, 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#66 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#94 Business Hotel in Rome
#141 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Lord Byron 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the luxurious Villa Borghese and the chic shopping of Via Veneto, the exclusive Hotel Lord Byron, once a patrician villa, provides the best of both worlds: vicinity to the bustling Eternal City's main attractions and the opportunity to relax in a secluded environment surrounded by the staff's attentive and discrete attention. The property is a proud member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World". ... more   less 
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