I have to say I was very very happy with our stay in the Il Gattopardo Relais hotel.
We arrived out of the taxi to the hotel door (Which doesn't stand out on the street at all ... press number 2 on the buzzer). After telling the lady at the desk we had a reservation the door was buzzed open and we walked up a winding marble staircase to the 1st floor (There's no lift so you'll have to carry those bags).
The hotel is on a single floor in the building with reception in the hall that all the doors face onto. Rooms are individually named and we stayed in the Lampadeza room (I think that's the spelling!).
The room was large with high ceilings (13 foot I'd say), much larger than anywhere I'd stayed in Paris for the same price. The fittings in the room have a definite Boutique style which I think the ladies will appreciate more than the men. The main thing was that the room felt quite lavish with plenty of space. The TV was a bit out of place but I'm ready to forgive that.
My only gripe about the room was that the bed was 2 smaller beds pushed together (which seems to be getting increasingly popular in budget hotels). The matresses were past the point of firm and getting to the point of hard.
The bathroom extended the sense of space with a large sink and mirror, a full bath and a shower run from the taps in the bath. The shower was very powerful unlike the weak dribbles you sometimes have to deal with.
I feel I should address the noise issue that another user here experienced. For our stay this was definitely not as big an issue. We did find that the door to the hall could do with some extra sound proofing but the noise coming through the door did not carry on through unsociable hours.
You can hear conversations being carried on in the reception area but we did not hear the receptionist typing or filing.
Unless the other guests keep particularly unsociable hours the noise is not going to be an issue.
The location is fabulous. Step out the door and walk to your left for 2 minutes. At the metro entrance turn right and walk ahead for a further 8 minutes and you walk directly into St. Peter's Square.
The metro line is 3 stops from the Spanish steps and 8 stops (including one change to linea B) from the Coloseum.
Altogether I was very very happy with this hotel and the location and I would gladly recommend it to anybody wishing to stay there. You will have to look to the other reviews for a description of the service as we madevery little use of the hotel staff other than to call a taxi one evening.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Gattopardo Relais Rome
- Il Gattopardo Relais Hotel Rome