We had found out about the Picasso from a friend who had visited Rome in April. He is well -traveled and enjoyed his stay there and was very keen on the breakfasts that are served each morning. We stayed for 4 nights and were not disappointed. The walk from the termini station was about 10 minutes, and we checked in around the corner at the Caravaggio (this might be confusing for a first time visitor, but we had been fore-warned) Nino, the desk clerk, was very helpful and escorted us to the Picasso and showed us how to operate the elevator (which we never really understood) and showed us to our room on the 2nd floor. The room was clean, nicely furnished, and bright.The tiled bathroom was also updated with newer fixtures. We arose the next morning and had breakfast down the hall a few steps. Unfortunately the dining room was not very large and we had to wait for a table to become available. (We solved this problem on subsequent days by arriving a bit later and avoiding the early rush) We did enjoy all that was offered: hard-boiled eggs, fresh yogurt, fresh fruit, toast and butter and jam, sweet rolls, coffee, juice, and cereal. The room key drop off at the Caravaggio was not a problem (less than a 100 yards or so down via Palermo) Since the hotel is only one block off Via Nazionale and centrally located, getting out and seeing the sights is very easy.There were several good restaurants in the nearby area that we visited each night. Our final night Nino arranged for a wake-up call at 5:30 in the morning and a taxi to get us to the airport by 6:30. Promptly at 5:25a.m. there was a knock on our door...he had walked over from the Caravaggio to personally waken us. Our car arrived at 5:50 and it was not a taxi but a Mercedes sedan from a car service the hotel uses (for the same 48 Euro fare as a taxi). The only negative I found with the Picasso was the bed. I have a bad back and need a firm mattress to sleep on and our bed was much too soft. After 4 nights I was having problems sleeping and standing. Luckily I take a back support belt with me on my travels. However I still suffered for a few weeks after we returned. That said, I would still return to the Picasso when I visit the Eternal City.
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