My wife booked this Hotel as a surprise for my 50th Birthday. We spent 3 nights here in July 2012. We got to the Hotel by catching the train from the airport to the Termini Station and than got the Metro to Republica, which is the first stop. The train cost 16 euro each and the Metro was 1.5 euro each. It is then literally round the corner from the Metro station.
On arrival at reception the staff were very helpful and informed us that we were upgraded to a superior room for no extra cost, which i thought was very good of them, and then on arrival in our room their was a complimentary bottle of red wine with a nice note from the manager congratulating me on my birthday. The first night we dined in the roof top restaurant which in my opinion was very good and we had the complimentary free drink and 20% discount off our meal. Ok so the food is a bit pricey but you are in ancient room and compared to some of the restaurants we stopped at this seemed a fair price. The first day we walked to the Collessium, paid 5 euro extra for a guided tour and this lets you jump the queue, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and then back to the hotel and went out in the evening for something to eat. The Restaurants around were a bit pricey and all pretty much the same, however we found one and eat their but i was not impressed with the meal and wish we had dined at the roof top restaurant.
Next day we got the Green Line Tour (GLT) open top bus and went to the Vatican and St Peters, pretty awesome, i must say. A tip here we were offered a guided tour as it lets you jump the queue and you go straight in. We were approached by some reps who were offering the tours from between 40-45 euro, however we joined the queue for the vatican and was again approached by a rep offering a tour for 35 euro so we went with that one and had a very informative guide which takes about 2 hours. We then hopped back on the GLT opentop bus and returned to the hotel. For our last evening we dined at the roof top restaurant which really is peacefull and relaxing especially after the hustle and bustle of Rome and we enjoyed our meal.
I note another reviewer had a problem at the Restaurant but we found the staff very good and courteous
The rooms were very good with comfortable bed, free mini bar, and air conditioning
The breakfasts were very good with plenty to eat and drink and a wide selection to choose from.
We did book the hotel transport back to the airport which cost 50 euro but it was well worth it as we couldnt be bothered with catching the train.
I would recommend this Hotel and thank the staff for making our stay a very special one.
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