We loved the Franklin. It looks unprepossessing outside but the moment you walk in, it is unusual and stylish. There's no conventional Reception , just a computer terminal and a friendly Receptionist , in a Reception choc-full of CDs to borrow as well as Guide Books and information.
Our room was relatively small but very comfortable. There's a great Bang and Olufsen CD player as well as a TV with all the terrible TV programmes that dear old Uncle Silvio let's you have- stick with the music was our view.
The bed was comfortable with an attractive canopy. The music theme extended to snare drums as bedside tables and a glitter ball in the bathroom. We had a nice balcony looking out on the rear garden. Overall it was comfortable,stylish and fun. The framed NewYork skyline made of cheese graters was a perfect example of the style and wit of the place.
Breakfast was decent, it could be taken in the breakfast room or the small garden.
Location in Prati was safe-feeling and in a nice area. It was not far to Ottoviano Subway station which could take you to the Spanish Steps, near the Trevi Fountain or to the Colosseum (with 1 change). Very accessible for the Vatican but found the atmosphere round there rather oppressive- it was a relief to get to Piazza de Risorgimento where Italy and Rome began again and the Vatican ended.
- Also Known As:
- Franklin Hotel Rome
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel offering modern comforts and amenities is located in the elegant neighborhood of Prati; 1 km from the Vatican. ... more less
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