Just back from six nights here and we were very happy with our stay. We wanted somewhere handy for city touring, but also peaceful and - importantly for us - where we could cook meals and "do our own thing".
Overall it ticked all the boxes, although some small downsides including a more basic and dated kitchen than we expected, the odd cleaning policy, and the poor/intermittent Wi-Fi (last two as highlighted by others)
None of these though were particularly bothersome for us, and we guess reflect the fact this is quite an old apart-hotel, from the look of things only recently incorporated into the Adagio brand. The rooms were nothing like as flash as the only other Adagio we'd stayed in (Cologne) or even Citadine apart-hotels. But for us it more than made up for this by its charm, green and peaceful "holiday feel" including big private outside terraces, great for outdoor meals etc, and of course the swimming pool/sunbed area in a lovely garden setting.
Although simply furnished the room was a good size with comfortable bed, TV, key-operated safe and good bathroom. Despite the small and basic kitchen area (comprising old electric hob, microwave, fridge, sink) we managed to cook all meals for our stay. There's a good supermarket about 5 -10 minutes walk away on Piazza Pio XI, along with other fruit/vegetable shops, cafes etc also a newsagent where you can buy Rome bus/metro travelcards.
The strange cleaning policy (daily cleaning on offer for 3 night stays, none for stays of 4 - 7 days and only one clean for an 8 night stay) was mystifying but not a big issue for us, given plenty of towels were provided along with two big dispensers with quite good soap/shampoo for hand basin and shower/bath, washing up liquid etc.
Not being internet addicts we were ok with the patchy Wi-Fi, as indeed previous generations seemed to have very happily managed without.
Getting to and from Rome centre by bus or bus/metro was straightforward after initial working out the route/service options, usually taking about 20 minutes or so...evidently dependent on where you're going, also buses taking notably longer at rush-hour. All the useful bus stops are 5 - 10 (max) minutes walk from the hotel. The friendly reception staff are very helpful on travel and general sight-seeing tips.
From our experience other tips would be:
a) the 3 day Roma pass (€34 each) worked well for us, cost effective for the places we visited (we chose the Colisseum/Forum and Castell San Angelo as our two included sites) and especially for avoiding the long queues at the Colisseum, along with unlimited metro/bus/tram travel.
b) we were pleased that - despite some temptation - we declined "skip-the-line" touts while queuing for the Vatican museum who charge €30 for what is normally a €16 ticket. They greatly exaggerate the queuing time, with what we were told would be a 2-3 hour wait actually being a pleasant enough 45 minutes, and there is absolutely no advantage on the time it takes, once you're inside them museum, to get to the Sistine Chapel (they claim you can save an additional hour here). If you're sure of your visit time booking on-line makes sense as you miss all the queues, or go after 1pm when queues are apparently far shorter..
c) Certainly in summer mosquitos seem an issue - plug in room repellent recommended.
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