This could have been a nice hotel if it did live up to its claim to be a luxury establishment. I requested for a front-facing view but was given a room at the back. It was so small it had no room to open 2 suitcases. The only space you could walk in was around the bed. Even so, only 1 person could do so at a time. We called the front desk and they said they could move us to a front facing room and we were grateful for this as this room is bigger, but only slightly. The view of the square is really a view of the street, which is noisy and busy. So if you want to leave your windows open in the summer, be prepared for noise. The breakfast was nothing to shout about. Cold cuts, cereal and cold scrambled eggs everyday. One morning we even found mushy bananas.
My main complaint has to do with the shower. The water temperature fluctuates between scalding hot and freezing cold in 3 second cycles (1 second = freezing cold, 2 second = moderate, 3 second = scalding hot). At first we thought that the shower just needed to "warm up" before it started working properly but it remained on this cycle throughout. We had to live with this for 3 days because the hotel was fully booked and there were no more rooms to move to. Needless to say, showering in this hotel was a real pain.
It is not the most expensive hotel, but it is certainly not cheap either. For what it charges, it should at least provide better water temperature control. This is not a luxury hotel. It is really only very average.
- Also Known As:
- Stendhal Hotel Rome
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our boutique hotel was opened several years ago and has maintained its reputation as one of Rome's hippest and trendiest hotels. The location in the city centre within a short few minutes walk from Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon and ALL of Rome's most important monuments. Our rooms are maintained regularly and a rich buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.Finally, FREE WI FI internet throughout the hotel's public areas and rooms complete the services on offer at the Boutique Hotel Stendhal in Rome. ... more less
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