I found Residenza Cellini in my trusty Rick Steve's Italy book, and went online to do a little more research. My communications with them ahead of time were all promptly answered, with helpful information. Even when they didn't have availability for one of the nights we needed, they offered to make arrangements with another hotel in the same building so we wouldn't have to move far, with the possibility that if anything changed in their bookings, they could accomodate us for all of the requested nights. We chose that option, and were able to secure the room for our entire stay. Upon arrival, we managed to squeeze into the tiny antique elevator that barely fit us and our luggage. It was actually charming though - all wood, with swinging doors you had to close along with the iron door on the outside before it would move.
Our room was plenty spacious considering space is at a premium in this huge, crowded city. The bathroom was lovely as well, with a fantastic shower with multiple spray/massage settings. We were on the higher of their two floors, which had a covered outdoor terrace right outside our door. It was a lovely place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings when we wanted to retreat from the crowds.
The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, everyone we spoke with was very helpful. They gave excellent directions, helped us navigate public transportation to best take in the sights, arranged a private car to take us to the airport, and even found us wine glasses and a bottle opener in order to enjoy some of the wines we found.
With all I had read of theft and pickpocketing in the big cities like Rome, I was on high alert for security. Their system of buzzing guests into the front, locked entrance, as well as each floor being locked with only a key on your room key fob opening it felt secure. We had to leave our key at the desk when going out - so there was no chance it would end up in anyone else's hands.
- Also Known As:
- Residenza Cellini Hotel Rome
- Residenza Cellini Rome
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet and exclusive, Residenza Cellini combines the timeless charm of its luxurious historical interiors with the functionality of the most modern and exclusive comforts to ensure a pleasant and restful stay. ... more less
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