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“Beautifully decorated hotel, though loses points for location and service.” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lord Byron
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giuseppe de Notaris, 5, 00197 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #75 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Santa Monica, California, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Beautifully decorated hotel, though loses points for location and service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Just stayed at this hotel September of this year. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are nice (comfortable, clean, nicely decorated), however smaller than we expected. The hotel is located in an upscale neighborhood near the Borghese gardens, however, it is a very long walk or cab ride into the city or basically anywhere you want to go. Also, we were disappointed with the service, as we had to play 20 questions to get any information from the front desk staff/concierge, which is not typical of a "5" star hotel. In regards to service, we were missing a blanket and our hair dryer did not work, and had to ask several times before the staff addressed them. This hotel does not have exercise facilities. We called ahead to ask if they had a DVD for morning Yoga and they said yes, however, this was NOT true.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amedeo_Ottaviani, Proprietario at Hotel Lord Byron, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your contribution to our services. We are sorry to read we haven't been able to succeed with you in making your stay at the Lord Byron a truly memorable one.
We hope you will give us a further occasion to show you our ability in servicing our Guests and invite you to contact us directly to receive a special treatment.
Best 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed in two rooms for several days over the New Year's holiday. The staff treated us like family. It is a lovely, small, quiet hotel that is a bit secluded but within walking distance of some attractions. We attended the New Year's Eve dinner at the hotel, and were thrilled that we did - it was very festive, and you get to know the staff so it felt like you were celebrating with friends - but you can get more delicious food at other restaurants within walking distance. Ask the concierge - he'll send you somewhere good. But definitely have some drinks and talk to Nickolai before you go.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our friends recommended this hotel and it was delightful. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room size was perfect and quiet. We prefer smaller hotels and this was just that. We'd stay here again and plan on booking another LHW hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed in a Deluxe Room at the hotel last night and found the experience wonderful. The hotel has an opulent charm very rare these days. The abundance of art deco objects and fine oil paintings give the hotel an ambiance that would be the envy of chains the world over. Complimentary mini bar and wi-fi were a very nice touch, however the crowning glory are the staff. All were Italian and all had the worldly experience to offer 5 star service. Classy location by the Borghese Park is very peaceful and away from the tourist crowds (10 minute walk through the park to the Spanish steps though). And such a great breakfast! It was a great end to our holiday and the three of us will look forward longingly to our next stay there!

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Washington, DC.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 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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Address: Via Giuseppe de Notaris, 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#92 Business Hotel in Rome
#123 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 “The Leading Hotels of the World” consortium for more than twenty years. A pochi passi da Villa Borghese e dallo shopping chic di Via Veneto, nel cuore di Roma, l’esclusivo Hotel Lord Byron, antica dimora patrizia, permette ai propri Ospiti di vivere momenti unici nella città eterna, grazie alla raffinata accoglienza sempre attenta ad esaudire ogni richiesta. L’hotel è membro da oltre 20 anni del prestigioso consorzio “The Leading Hotels of the World”. ... more   less 
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