My wife and I have stayed at the Splendide Royal twice; most recently in June of 2013. It is conveniently located for all the main tourist attractions and for shopping. The hotel staff is friendly and eager to please their guests. The rooms are large by European standards, clean and quite comfortable. Breakfast at the hotel is good but not great. The restaurant on the top floor (Mirabelle) is top notch but pricey; however, there are plenty of good, reasonably priced restaurants within easy walking distance. If we return to Rome we will probably stay there again.