we are a family of 4, and we were meeting relatives (family of 5 and a couple) in rome for 6 nights. finding rooms for a family of 4 can be challenging, if not expensive. but for a family of 5, there are few options other than getting 2 rooms.
the location of the hotel, in the centre of historic rome and just off the piazza, is excellent for exploring the city by foot. and the piazza itself has a daily market, bars, restaurants and cafes all around. the couple took a regular room in the main hotel; the building is clash and well appointed, the room was small but nice. i saw the breakfast; it was fine. very beautiful roof terrace.
we (and the other family) however, took a couple apartments that the hotel has to offer; significantly better value. they walked us across the piazza to a building on the other side, showed us the place, gave us the keys, and we were set. ours was on the top floor (no elevator...certainly had no trouble climbing the dome of st. peters after a few days staying here). equipped open kitchen, skylights, separate bedroom, living room sofas were made up as 2 single beds for the kids, good bathroom, plenty of space, cleaned every day. of course, breakfast is not included, but there are plenty of bakeries and cafes around the square to get coffee and treats for the room while the kids are getting ready. the other family took the apartment below us, also ample space for parents and 3 kids. a fantastic way for a family (or 2) to stay in rome. any info or arrangements we needed, we simply went to the hotel reception 100m across the square and the staff were very happy to help out. no landline/phone (?).
now for the only negative. next door to the building is one of the local area bars. barely noticeable from the outside and quiet by day, at night the noise coming from that bar is genuinely astonishing. i am sure that the narrow street amplifies the noise as it rises from from next door, but the effect is amazingly loud. every day (except sunday). for 6 days. the kids slept through it though, thankfully.
i know the hotel has flats in more than one building, so likely not every flat is as noisy. anyway, even knowing everything i know now, i would still jump at the chance to stay here again. i have rarely come across a better way for my family to stay in a city like this as we explore it.
apartments are better value and more fun (i think), but try and get one in a building not adjacent t...
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It is a pleasure to read that being a family of 4 and you friends of 5 all of you were happy because it is very difficult to please all especially when they are all from different generations as is normal in families and in your case you were a total of 9 guests for 6 days! Your title is a perfect description of our services towards families,
“great family place”.
We not only offer apartments for families but also offer apartments that can host from 1 to 5 people all located within a 1 minute walk away from the hotel and all in the Campo de’ Fiori area. Our apartments are all recently renovated even if situated all in buildings that date back to the 1400’s as well as the 1700’s. All have free WiFi, flat led tv’s, completely furnished kitchens as well as daily cleaning by our chambermaids. The buldings unfotunatley do not have elevators but as you well know and have indicated in your review, we accompany all of our guests helping with the luggage.
“they walked us across the piazza to a building on the other side, showed us the place, gave us the keys, and we were set.”
The windows are sound proof but obviously if you leave one open you may hear the hustle and bustle of the movements being in the historical centre of Rome but I’m sure it is all worth it being a foot step away from all of the monuments that one hears so much about and visits!
The hotel facilities are offered to all of our guests as well as our apartment guests which do include the Free WiFi when in the hotel and also our fabulous roof top terrace with its’ spectacular view of Rome.
Thank you for referring that you would stay with us once again,
“i would still jump at the chance to stay here again. i have rarely come across a better way for my family to stay in a city like this as we explore it.”
Warmest regards to you, your family and all of your friends that stayed with us!
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