We stayed here in June 2010. We picked this hotel because we were on a tight budget and were looking for something cheap and cheerful. That is almost what we got. We chose this hotel as we used online reviews and the majority of them claimed this to be a great hotel. We can only say this was an OK hotel.
Firstly this is not really a hotel, is appears as if it is overflow rooms for the Hotel Caravaggio across the street, where you check in and out. The room was ok, small, very much a budget room although you are not paying budget prices, and the air conditioning did not work properly. In the heat of Rome city in June the air conditioning did nothing to comfort us, it also let in an awful lot of mosquitoes which didn't make us anymore comfortable.
On arrival, we didn't exactly get a warm welcome, even though we were soaked to the skin from rain, we were made wait to check in, although there was no other guests checking in.
We were then brought across the street, to the first floor of a separate building, which houses a few rooms, this making up the Hotel Picasso, from what we could see. It came across as if these used to be old staff rooms which they converted to guest rooms although for the price you are charged for them there was not much effort put into them.
There is internet access in the lobby of the Hotel Caravaggio across the street, they also held a 'Happy Hour' there in the evenings.
The location was ok, just off Via Nazionale, a main street with shops and restaurants, with Piazza della Repubblica at the top. Besides this all of the other attractions were a good walk away.
We personally would never stay here again, and I would tell my friends that if they have that much money to spend on a hotel to look elsewhere as this is not worth the money. We stayed in other hotels in Italy and got a much better deal for half the money, although keeping in mind this is Rome.
We would not recomment this hotel.
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December 15, 2010
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we have read your point of view. We feel badly you were not satisfied. We have one common reception for the Hotel Picasso and Hotel Caravaggio. It is situated across the street. This information is written on the website, too. We try to keep the airconditioning completely functional. We are sorry that in your case we were not successful. Although we care for our guests helpful and attentive we will effort to be more sensitive.
We hope you will change your mind and you will visit us again. We trust we will win your sympathy.
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