We chose this hotel as it was not very expensive and near the city center. It occupies 1st and 4th floor in an old apartment house. There is an 80-years-old elevator in the building (still working!) it is worth a 10cent coin to ride it. From our room with a large window on the 4th floor we had a magnificent view to a government building, a square with a fountain. The sound of traffic might be annoying if you are not used to it.
The room was old, not so clean and definitely needed some refurbishment. The paint fell of the walls in some places, the bath had rusty spots. The bed was not so comfortable. There was a minibar in the room, ariconditioning was working well, the bathroom was equipped with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Unfortunately the room door is not soundproofed and you can hear people talking on the corridor and other door slamming.
The reception staff (the reception is in another building) was efficient and helpful. There were some problems with the booking - solved quickly. The "happy hour" between 6 and 8 is not worth going unless you need to use the internet - wifi is only accessible in the lobby of the reception building. There were some snacks, crisps, popcorn and two kinds of sweet sparkling wine.
The breakfast was a typical Italian breakfast, mostly sweet pastry, bread, jam, cream cheese and coffee (good coffee...). Nothing special, but a good start of a day.
All in all I got what I expected from a 1 star budget hotel. I would recommend that the owner invested in wifi routers for the Internet to be available in the rooms.
Ask for a room on a 4th floor.
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August 16, 2013
Dear Guests, we have read your review. Our hotel is situated in the historical city centre. The houses in this area are built in umbertian style what you in no case can describe as „an old apartment house“. Our rooms were recently (in 2011) restored, so we can not agree with the statement that the rooms are old. Our hotel is on the secondary street and there is not too much traffic. The beds are equipped with comfortable ergonomical mattresses. Our advertisement on all websites says we have free wi-fi at the reception. In spite of your remarks we hope you had a nice holiday in Rome.
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