I booked this hotel for my wife and me arriving on February 18 and leaving on February 28, based on previous posts I read. Folks, we were not disappointed. What a great choice we made. Located on Via Magenta, the hotel is no more than 2 blocks from the Main Termini (train station) which gives you access to all of Rome via the Metro or buses. All of the superlatives have been said about this hotel by previous posters and we can only amplify them. Marcello, Daniel and all the staff were extremely kind and gracious to us.
The room: Very clean and tidy. A king bed with 2 night stands, a table and chair, armoir plus an under-the-counter fridge. What more could you ask for?
Bath: The bath was very modern and clean. The shower was perfect and worked great. A nice touch was the towel warmer which kept the bath warm and cozy. The bath towels were soft and fluffy. American readers....bring your own washcloth.
Breakfast: The hotel provides a great European style breakfast with an extra twist, scrambled eggs with sausage. We enjoyed the great local breads, butter, jams, fruit, cheese, hard boiled eggs, and sliced meats. Also available was cereal, yogurt, juice, sweet rolls and thin pasteries. If you went hungry at breakfast, it was your own fault. The coffee / cappuccino machine was the center of attraction. I suspect that my wife and I drank way too much, but who can resist cappiccino? Oh, the staff always turned the machine on in the evening so that we could have our cappuccino and pasteries we got locally for our before-dinner treat. Yum!!!
Location: As I said earlier, the hotel is no more than 5 minutes away from the Termini. For the price of a Metro or bus ticket, Rome is at your disposal. Straight up Magenta and across the street on Piazza Idipendenza is a big supermarket (Conad) where you can buy anything you may need. Also close by are several Farmacias (drug stores). Two of our favorite eating establishments are steps away from the hotel and I will discuss them in later posts.
Added bonus: Unless you need to wake up earlier than 7 AM, do not set your clock. There is a big, beautiful church just around the corner that announces the beginning of the day at 7 AM with 30-31 big bell rings. What a great way to start your day exploring Rome!
Marcello, you were a wonderful host and you took very good care of us. Daniel, Happy Birthday! To the others, I apoligize that I do not remember your names. I am old and I am allowed to be forgetful.
To all of the great folks we met from Wales who stayed at the hotel to attend the Wales - Italy Rugby match,,Party On!!! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and visiting with each of you.
There is a phrase that goes..."You get what you pay for." In the case of the Yes Hotel, you definitely get more than what you pay for. If you want a Doorman, a Bellman, a Valet, and all the fluff, then stay at one of the big hotels and pay $300 - $500 a night or more. However, if you are looking for real value and a great place to stay that is convenient to everywhere - - - the Yes Hotel in Rome is for you. If accomodations are available when we return, this is where we will stay for future visits.
This is our 9th 2-week trip back to Italy in 7 years so we do have some experience(s) in good and mediocre places to stay. The Yes Hotel is at the top of our list for great places to stay.
Thanks for everything guys!!!
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March 4, 2013
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Thank you for your wonderful review about our Hotel, Its the most amazing review so far. We are more than pleased to hear every little detail on your review. From check in to check out, it really makes the work of our staff rewarded. :) Our location is one of our main points, we are literally a block from the train station, where all means of transportation is located. Also, thak you for noticing and appreciating out scrumptious breakfast. If you have specific suggestion or reccomendations, it would be deeply appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to having you again in the future.
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