My son and I stayed at the Hotel Gregoriana in March, and had a wonderful visit. We contacted Aldo, the innkeeper, prior to our visit, and he had a car waiting for us at the airport to bring us to the hotel (60 euros, which was very reasonable considering it was 7 a.m. and we were exhausted - the idea of catching a cab was not enticing at that hour with no sleep! The return trip was 50 euros, for a total of 110, payable in cash upon checkout).
We arrived at the hotel around 8:30 a.m., and our room was ready. Fantastic, as we were able to freshen up for our 1st day in Rome. We had Room M, right off the elevator, with a quaint balcony overlooking the internal courtyard. The room was quiet, and I am sure we would have spent more time on the balcony if the weather had been slightly warmer and drier. The room had hardwood floors and 2 twin beds that were pushed together. Perfect for us. The bathroom was modern, and all was clean and in great condition.
I cannot speak to the breakfast, since we were out the door early every morning, nor the television since we were tired at the end of each day and did not watch tv. I know the tv had english-language CNN, but I am not sure if there were other english-language choices.
My only comment would be that this is not actually a non-smoking hotel (I thought it was, though I knew going in that in Europe smoking is more common and expected than in California). There are ashtrays in the rooms and at times there was a very distinct odor of cigarettes in the corridors. It was not over-powering, but if you are sensitive this could be an issue. I ended up purchasing eyedrops because the tobacco (everywhere in Rome) irritates my eyes.
In any event, the beds were very comfortable, the decor was updated and pleasing, the room was perfect for our purposes, and the location at the top of the Spanish Steps and close to the Trevi Fountain and the Villa Borghese, is perfect. Aldo and the nighttime desk clerk are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that does not need a hotel with full services, such as room-service/restaurant/etc. We had a fantastic stay.
We enjoyed Room M - the room is a nice size, the balcony was wonderful and the bathroom is modern an...
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thank you very much for having taken the time to share this detailed review, for us is very important to know what is good and what is not so that we can always do something more in order to meet our Guest expectations.
We are very pleased to read that you have appreciated your stay at the Hotel Gregoriana.
Regarding the odor of cigarettes, I have to apologize. All the rooms and the corridors are non-smoking and the ashtrays should be used only on the balcony or on the terrace on the top floor.
We would like to thank you again for the kind review and we really look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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