We stayed in this lovely hotel for 4 nights. We had a large 5th floor room which was excellent. It has a very large bed, plenty of space and a large, well appointed, bathroom. The bed was harder than we are used to, but a good quality one and very welcoming at the end of a long hot day sightseeing! The staff all spoke excellent English and were friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t say they treated us like family as some comments have said, but we wouldn’t have wanted that anyway. The roof terrace is an excellent place to relax at the end of the day and we have some great pictures of the sun setting behind St Peter’s. The drinks are expensive compared to the bars in the street below (8 Euros for a 400ml beer), but worth it for the view. The self service breakfast on the terrace is very good with lots of choice and is continuously being restocked.
The hotel is quite a walk from the Station (which is both bus and rail), but towards the end of the week we realised that a service bus stopped just around the corner from the hotel. All the bus stop signs in Rome are very helpful with a list of all stops. The stop to look for is Piave and the bus numbers are 38, 92, 217 and 360. Tickets are 1.5 Euros and can be bought from machines at the Station or any tobacconists.
I would highly recommend a Roma card. It costs 30 Euros and lasts for 3 days. This covers all transport in the Rome area and even goes are far as Ostia Antica (an interesting ruined town, a smaller version of Pompeii). The pass also gives you free entrance into two attractions and a reduced admission into anything else after that, (except for the Vatican). The best bit though is, if you use it at the Coliseum for a free entry you can walk past what looked like a 3 hour queue on our visit, and go straight in!
We used the two restaurants opposite to eat on an evening. They are called The Henry Cow and Il Sorriso. We only had one course each (which was very filling), bread, and a bottle of wine which came to approximately 50 Euros for the two of us each time, including a tip. I would recommend them both, the staff were very friendly, spoke excellent English, and the food was good.
The only slightly negative point I can think of is I didn’t like the hairdryer in the bathroom. It was one of the old type boxes attached to the wall with a tube which gets very hot as you’re drying your hair. I would have also loved the opportunity to make a cup of tea in the room as there was no room service except for breakfast. This in no way marred what was an excellent hotel stay and I would recommend the hotel to anyone.
Corner room 5th floor, large room, well furnished, no noise from other rooms or outside.
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