At the time of writing (November 2013) this is rated 12th best hotel in Rome (out of 1272 listed on Tripadvisor) despite it being only a 2-Star hotel and much of the competition being 4 and 5-Star.
I was interested to see how they'd achieved that.
Basically, this is a small family-owned, budget-priced hotel where the family members take turns on reception etc and are without exception friendly and helpful, full of recommendations regarding transport and restaurants etc.
The hotel is set in a quiet backstreet near the Via Veneto and the Gardens & Villa Borghese.
It's 15 minutes walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and rail terminal. About 30 to the Colosseum.
Our (Superior) room was spacious and well-appointed. Breakfast is served in a tiny room but was very good quality. Fruit salad, freshly cooked omelettes and bacon, croissants - much better than the average European breakfast.
But overall it is the people that make this a hotel one would want to return to and I can't wait.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- the Hotel Golden of Rome is a small and genuine family run hotel where you will be welcome as family.the hotel is located in one of the best spots of the city, just behind the oasis of the Borghese Gardens (where you can visit the famous Borghese Gallery Museum) walking out of our property, in less than 100 meters you will be on Via Vittorio Veneto from where you can reach in 10 minutes of nice and enjoyable walk the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo di Fiori.very well served with public transport (mini bus like the 116 and 116T, from just around the corner will take you almost every where in Rome) including a very convenient stop right next to the Vatican Square.bus 53 and 80X directly to the Colosseum.bus 63 to Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto.besides all that, we have two metro stops closeby: Barberini and Spagna.our location is full of small little restaurants and trattorie (reasonable prices and great food and wine) we will share all that info with our guests upon arrival (places where we go ourselves to eat with the family)in other words, the Hotel Golden of Rome (like the many reviews of our dear guests around the world say) is a family run hotel for families right in the center of Rome!full air conditioned (and air conditioning that works)free wifi in all the hotel.and the best of the best: our mother's homey breakfast (every morning she makes breakfast for our guests just like she did at home) from omelettes to "frittata", pancakes, cinnamon french toasts, croissants, crostata, ciambellone, ham, cheese, salami, mortadella, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, and many other daily recipes that she brings new for our guests to enjoy (like her very very light "tiramisu") you have to try it!come and visit us.. we will be so happy to meet you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Rome