We stayed at hotel Raffaello 2nd April to 6th April 2014 and we had a fantastic time, we landed at Ciampino airport and got the Ryan air shuttle to the city which drops you off at Piazza Indipendenza and from there we walked to the hotel, it took about 15 minutes but was very easy to find, the hotel is a couple of minutes walk from Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.
When we arrived we were welcomed by friendly staff and we were very pleasantly surprised to hear our room was ready for us even though it was only 11.00am. The room was spacious with a nice view of the city, the pillow menu is a great idea.
Breakfast was good with lots to choose from.
The location is fab, just a 10 minute walk from Colosseum in one direction and 15 minutes in the opposite direction to the Trevi Fountain. Monte is great, it has a nice feel with lots of bars, restaurants and boutiques. We especially enjoyed joining the locals sitting round the fountain in the evening after a long day with a beer, great atmosphere.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at hotel Raffaello, it is a very good 3 star hotel better then many 4 star hotels and we would highly recommend.