We stayed in the Ugo Tognazzi apartment in August 2012. It's located on the third floor above street level (4th floor by American standards). It was a large space, including a separate kitchen/living room and a bedroom. It also had a loft area in the bedroom where two single beds were set up for our children.
The suite was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The staff at the front desk was always very helpful with our questions and requests, directing us toward a grocery store or getting a cab to drive us to the airport. I called them before we arrived as we were scheduled to arrive after their office hours and they were most accommodating and helpful over the phone, letting me know a night guard would be there to show us to our apartment, which happened.
The bed was large and comfortable and the AC was more than adequate to keep the apartment comfortable (it may not suit people who like an AC running at 70 when it's 90 outside but that's just wasteful anyway). I loved the shower and the bathroom was small but modern and well appointed (we traveled with our own toiletries.)
We used the kitchen for breakfast only (there's a small Despar grocery store a few blocks from the hotel where you can purchase everything needed for breakfast) and it was fine although I never got the kettle to work (I used a pan to boil water for tea). There also was a washer in the kitchen (laundry detergent available at the front desk for 2 Euros) although we didn't use it.
The hotel also has a great location, 10 minutes away from the Coliseum or from the Trevi Fountain. We really walked all over Rome from this strategic central location. We always made a detour by the hotel room in the afternoon to take a short rest from walking and the heat.
There was a little bit of noise but this is expected from a large city like Rome. The noise never prevented us from sleeping (walking all over Rome for a day will tire you enough anyway). Yes, there was some activity early on (the recycling truck dumping a full container of glass bottles will wake you up). If you're susceptible to noise, bring a pair of ear plugs or choose to stay outside the busy city. I must say that the restaurant below the hotel (Cabana) was closed for its annual vacation when we visited.
Finally, the street in which the hotel is a short alley just off Piazza Venezia. Granted, it isn't the prettiest street around and you should be aware of your surroundings. But that applies for anywhere you travel.
Overall, a great little find for a family of four, at a very reasonable price. I would definitely go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Telegraph Suites welcomes its guests in exclusive designed suites in the heart of Rome, located just steps away from Trevi Fountain and major shopping streets such as Via Condotti and Via del Corso. Charm, elegance and design all come together in a unique location to guarantee privacy and comfort within a spacious suite which offers unequaled excellent service of Hotel accommodation of a very high standard. Each suite has been uniquely designed and has a sixties style with modern contamination: all suites have comfortable king-size bed, heating and air conditioning, complimentary minibar upon arrival, satellite TV with LCD screens and free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access. Nearby sites and attractions include the Roman Forums, the Spanish Step, the Pantheon and Navona Square. Rome's major train (Termini Station), bus and subway stations are nearby. The helpful staff is at guests' disposal to book trips and excursions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dolce Vita Residence Hotel Rome