I have stayed in hundreds of hotels throughout the world from 2 star to 5 star deluxe, but this place leaves me lost for words.
It is the most outrageous hotel I have ever seen, it is literally painted on every wall, ceiling, item of furniture with scenes from the decadent past of Rome, I actually loved the decor, but not everyone will. Any wall that is not painted is a mirror and therefore shows the painting on the opposite wall anyway.
Unlike a previous reviewer, I really GET the reason for the mirrors, it give the whole place the illusion of being twice as big as it actually is, especially the bedrooms and I have to say it works well.
It has a fair few pluses and just as many minuses, but overall if you are an extravert, or have a good sense of humour you will be at home here.
This is a 3 star, and a pretty cheap one, I think it offers good value for money overall.
Pluses, location was perfect for us, beds large and firm ( we like firm beds), breakfast was ok, not a bad selection and cooked fresh to order each morning (there were only a few guests). Lounge and bar areas comfortable enough and the bar/waiting staff were very friendly. One of the receptionists could come across a little tetchy, however she did work 20 hour days for the 9 days we were there without a day off and to be honest we spoke to her sympathising with the hours she worked and she was actually very nice, just very tired. Drinks and food were of a reasonble price (especially the cocktails)in the bar. Rooms were clean and serviced daily.
Minuses. The pool area was pretty tired and the pool empty, although who would want to go in during January?. My biggest bug bear was the fact there was no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms.
It is unfair to really judge this hotel any further as it is out of season and running on skeleton staff, but I liked it and would not put anyone off going there, it certainly is a Hotel you will never forget.......
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