Overall the hotel was extremely good, minus a few niggles but these are VERY minor, they hardly matter.
The air con in the room didn't work, but we didn't need it, so we didn't mention it because it wasn't a bother to us. The toilet door in the room didn't lock, and with it being an opaque glass sliding door, it wasn't most convenient when your partner is sat a few meters away from the door. Good job we are comfortable with each other. And finally, the seagulls. They are THE most noisy birds ever. They go at it all night. This isn't the hotel's fault, and this hasn't made me mark them down any.
The hotel staff are extremely welcoming, always saying hello when they see you. Whenever we needed anything from reception they were happy to oblige. When we checked in they told us where all the major sights are and how to get to them and advised of the hotel services.
The wifi in the hotel is excellent, with coverage everywhere. We just got a slip from reception with the password on and we were away. It seemed that they normally charge but they told us it was free. Same goes for the mini bar. We used a few things from it, but they didn't charge.
The room itself was nice, the bed hard but we liked that. There is lots of storage for all your things. The bathroom is nice, no bath, however. And when you've been out walking all day it would have been nice to have a bath! The TV has three English channels on, all news but they have interesting programmes on. The blackout curtains are excellent, especially when you want a lay in. Although there are so many little lights it is a bit like a light show when you wake up in the night. Again, not a bother. The safe is free of charge and the rooms are made up daily.
Rome is a lovely city, I'd advise getting a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, this way you get to see so many sights. Don't get a tour round the Colloseum, as the queue is never overly long, but do round the Vatican because the queue was huge. Eating out is relatively cheap if you go to the right places. We tended to go towards the Trevi Fountain and go left down the side street (if you're looking at the fountain, the road is to your left. This way you'll get to the Pantheon and the Four Rivers fountain. We went to a restaurant twice called Rosa Rosae. They recognised us the second night. We went all out that night and they gave us complimentary grappa. If you go here, you HAVE to try the tiramisu! I've never been a fan, but this was delicious. It's on Via di Pietra, 88. Go here! Other than that, it's great to find your own way round. I'd highly recommend this hotel and Rome as a getaway destination.
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