You literally have the Pantheon on your door step, and other major sites in Rome are within easy walking distance.
The area surrounding the hotel is full of life, cozy streets and boasts plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars etc.
We arrived around noon and were able to go to our room immediately. Very nice!
Most staff we encountered (door men, front desk, housekeeping) were very accommodating and smiling.
Our room was nice and clean, and from both bedroom and bathroom, we had access to a large terrace.
Apparently we stayed in a Deluxe room, but I suspect we were put in a Superior room (Judging by information available at the hotels web site).
Air conditioning was a bit noisy and only worked with one setting, so we decided to sleep with the balcony door open instead. This was not a problem, as our room was located on the back of the hotel, so no noise at all.
The bed was very comfortable.
For a 5-star Luxe hotel, I expected a better breakfast buffet.
Breakfast was included in our rate, but if we had to pay EUR 35 per person (like other reviewers), we would have considered having breakfast at a nearby cafe.
On our first morning, breakfast was moved to the roof top terrace. The views were spectacular, but the selection was limited, and the buffet was not restocked regularly. With plenty of guests still coming up for breakfast, the buffet lacked scrambled eggs, juice etc. When we arrived the head waiter was playing some sort of YouTube/pop video on her PC – pretty loud and kind of strange…
WIFI is free throughout the hotel and the connection is good. Ask for a password at the reception.
The hotel is charming, most of the staff are a credit to the hotel and the location is amazing! At the same time our room seemed a little tired around the edges, and the breakfast wasn´t up to 5-star standards.
Now we´ve tried it, and will probably look for an alternative for our next visit to Roma.
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- Six-story hotel housed in a restored late-17th century building with Napoleanic decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Rome