We traveled with two couples and spent 5 nights at this hotel on our first visit to Rome. The hotel is very upscale with an opulent 'Romanesque' décor and spacious rooms. The staff were very friendly and helpful with directions and reservations. The rooftop restaurant offers 'fine' dining with decent views looking west towards the Vatican. The complimentary breakfast was also quite nice offering westerly views of the Roman skyline. The hotel is reasonably close to the Spanish Steps and Spagna Metro stop and just down the road from Villa Borghese Gardens. But if not using the Metro, anticipate long walks to the Forum and Vatican.