This was our first trip to Rome so we were looking forward to it, and knew we would spend most of the time out of the hotel as there is more than plenty of sights to see, however we still wanted to enjoy our time at the hotel when we were not sightseeing. Firstly the hotel is not in the best of areas, and the building isnt just fior this hotel, there are others attached to it. The staff, as is typical with Italians, were not very pleasant. They were never openly rude, however i dont think they know how to smile, or even went out there way to be friendly. The one and only real plus point is it is located 5 mins away from the main termini, which is very handy for getting about to all the various sights and locations, however be advised no matter what time we seemed to go the metro was always busy. Breakfast in the hotel consists of cereal (corn flakes or coc pops) a roll, selection of pastries and 2 slices of toast ........ in a packet. And again to demonstrate the staff, every morning i had to ask for something, a bowl, spoons, a cup for juice (which you will also have to use to store milk for your tea as they dont offer it for you). It is a small dining area, which also doubles up as a bar...... however its closed untill someone asks to have a drink there. Hotel offers wifi, but only in a small room on across from reception. Our room, seemed more like an old office, high ceilings with that sort of sqaure pollystyrene you find, and the bathroom was a small box in one corner. It was concrete floors, which helped in making the room cold to stay in, no heating, and the air con was switched off the whole time. It basically was a tired and worn looking room (corners dirty and peeling, hole in the main door, bath stained, bathroom smelt), also the bathroom isnt well laid out, expect to have the sink in your face whilst using the toilet. Sleep quality wasnt the best, as apsart from having the one wafer thin pillow, there was also the fact there was a dip in one side of the bed, and each morning you were woken up to the sound of cars, shouting from outside and sirens. The other thing was there was nothing in the area for going to at night, a few restaraunts in surroundings streets, but not like somewhere you can go for a drink unless you went up to the main termini area, but its not a walk where you can stroll and enjoy the ambience of the area, simply walking up with lots of tall buildings and the odd occasional passer by. There was no dinning on offer within the hotel. There is a telly in the room, however unless you speak italian there is no point having it switched on. Overall unless your happy with just having a bed for the night then this is fine, if your looking for more to a break with something to do at night, i wouldnt recomend here. Rome Is a fantastic sightseeing city, but for us the hotel brought the overall experience down
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