Our stay was incredible all-round. The staff was very friendly (especially the hilarious desk clerk who greeted us -- sorry I cannot recall his name). The room was very nice, with free wi-fi, and very clean. The breakfast (included) was wonderful, with a mixture of hot (bacon and scrambled eggs) and cold (cold cuts, cheese, cereal, breads etc) and juice and coffee.
The hotel had a roof-top bar and restaurant, from which we could see the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. The hotel was a short walk from Vatican City and Vatican Museum, and nearby streets had ample high-end and mid-range shopping options. Nice restaurants, cafes and pizza snack bars were within walking distance.
The hotel is a fair distance (a 15-euro cab ride) from the Forum, but my wife and I walked there. It took about three hours, during which we passed the Spanish Steps and walked among the ruins and the Coliseum. (We took a taxi back to the hotel.)
The staff was friendly and they were incredibly efficient at cleaning the room. I see some others complain about lack of hot water, but that was not an issue for us. Also, there were three channels -- CNN, BBC and National Geographic? -- of English television.
On the downside, there did appear to be some street bums sleeping outside nearby buildings, but they did not bother us as we were entering or leaving the hotel.
I will stay at the hotel if I visit Rome again. It was well worth the money. I felt I got great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short walk from the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, Hotel dei Consoli opened in 2000 is a luxury hotel in rome, and offers guests excellent hospitality in an atmosphere of elegance and imperial splendor.Hotel dei Consoli is located in via Varrone, near the Vatican with its majestic piazza and church, in a sumptuous building fully refurbished in the Empire style. The interior stucco work is by the Neopolitan master craftsmen who were responsible for the decoration of the famous Reggia di Caserta near Naples. The Hotel occupies three storeys, respectively designated the storeys of the Mappamondi (maps of the world), Fiori (flowers) and Battaglie (battles). On the roof garden and terrace you can enjoy breakfast while admiring the famous dome of St Peter's. The peaceful atmosphere is especially welcomed by single guests looking for rest and comfort in total seclusion. Furnishings in warm colours and careful soundproofing make the hotel an oasis of refinement and peace right in the heart of the Eternal City. With its elegant atmosphere, fully-qualified staff and all the very latest technology, Hotel dei Consoli is sure to make your visit to Rome an unforgettable experience."Since 2006 the Hotel dei Consoli has the best customer reviews on Trip Advisor: friendliest and best staff, great location, very clean, home away from home" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dei Consoli Rome
- Dei Consoli Hotel