Our family of six stayed in one room with a loft (room 21) for one night at the end of our 10 trip to Europe. I decided to spend a little more since it was our last night and we could all fit in one room. I was thoroughly pleased with out choice. The check in process was very easy. The courtyard of the hotel was very quaint. Our room was spacious and clean. The bathroom came with complementary toiletries, a bidet, and a large shower/tub and a large "farmhouse" type sink. The loft, up a small spiral staircase, was a perfect retreat for two of our teenage girls. The beds were arranged appropriately for our party and the room was nicely decorated. After exploring the Trastevere neighborhood (which is fantastic by the way) we returned to the happy hour. And happy we were, there was free antipasta: olives, artichoke hearts, pasta salad, and bruschetta. We were introduced to refreshing Spritzes (Amperol, Prosecco, and club soda) served at the attractive little lobby bar and enjoyed them in the courtyard under the orange trees (which were laden with oranges). Perfect! My only regret was that I could not pay for these with my credit card as we had settled our room rate early since we were leaving early the next morning. This seemed unusual and was inconvenient in that I had to spend some of our last Euros on the drinks which I was saving for a cash only restaurant (Da Lucia) where I had wanted to eat dinner. The desk receptionist said that she did not care for the restaurant due to some poorly cooked pasta she had there and sent us to La Fruschetta instead, calling them and confirming that they took credit cards. Well, this turned out to be a great recommendation. It was filled with locals, oozed with character, and our food was fabulous. Problem solved. Our stay was easy and enjoyable. We had no problem with the reservation process and the staff was helpful in arranging for our early morning airport transportation. As we missed our included breakfast they packed a breakfast-to-go for us which carried us over until our inflight snack. We were extremely satisfied with our stay and my only regret was that we did not have another night to spend there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Santa Maria is an Hotel de Charme located in a 16th century cloister completely renovated in the year 2000 maintaining the flavour of the original construction. It makes a very pleasant base in a romantic and relaxing ambience. The hotel is located in an historical area of central Rome in the heart of one of the most ancient and characteristic neighbourhoods of the city, Trastevere.A true oasis of tranquillity immersed in an intricate labyrinth of colourful and brigth narrow streets.From the hotel, guests can easily walk to the historical and archaeological beauties of the city. It is also possible to drive to the hotel with parking available in the courtyard, or in a garage next to the entrance of the hotel.Internet (free access) The Hotel is Internet connected by secured Wireless Lan.You can comfortably use your PC where you like: at the lounge Bar, in the garden or in your room.If you are travelling without your PC, a computer with free Internet connection is at your disposalin the Lounge Bar.Bicycles (free of charge) The Hotel has a number of bicycles should you wish to cycle through the alleys of ancient Rome.The Staff You may refer to them regarding any problems, desires, or needs you may have. Antonio, Arianna, Tiziana, Chiara, Pasquale, will always be ready and avaliable to assist you to the best of their ability.Their responses will be accompanied voluntarily by a friendly smile.Kind guest, you will be our welcome friend! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Maria Hotel
- Santa Maria Rome
- Hotel Santa Maria Rome