We found The Condotti Inn online after a very long internet search. It turned out to be perfect for our needs. It's location is absolutely ideal. It's on the very outskirts of the Historic Centre (Centro Storico) - not that you'd notice any difference between the areas. It's tucked down a really attractive narrow lane (one of many), which made it a little difficult to find, but no big deal. All you see from the lane are two brown doors with a name plate next to them, but they open up to some steps with a courtyard - it surprised us. We walked everywhere from here, the furthest was to the Colosseum, but this still only took about 25minutes (a little longer with map reading!). The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona are close, but the Pantheon is even closer, literally round a few corners and through a few Piazzas! It's not a problem walking around Rome, because there's something to see everywhere. Watch the drivers though, if there's no controlled crossing you have to walk out on the zebra crossing and the drivers stop - although we had a few near misses.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. They're not flash and fancy, but absolutely fine. The en-suite was great, good shower (not just a dribble which I can't stand!).
The staff are really helpful and friendly. They delivered breakfast to our room everyday at the time we requested. Breakfast was yoghurts, pastries, biscuits and bread, with fresh milky coffee. It was really nice having breakfast in our room and not having to be in a dining room between given times. They also changed their plans on our last day so that we could collect our baggage later in the afternoon - very helpful.
The other plus is how easy it is to get to from Fiumicino airport. We weren't sure how we were going to get into Rome when we arrived but got the Bus Shuttle - which leaves once an hour or so from outside Terminal 3 and drops off at Piazza Cavour before going to Termini - 8 Euros each. Piazza Cavour is the stop you want, not all maps show it. It's on the North side of the River Tiber, to the immediate East of Castel Sant Angelo. So, just walk to the river, across Ponte Umberto 1 and you're virtually at the Condotti Inn, it's 10 mins at the very most. You can also get this bus back to the airport - but be warned, if it's full when it arrives you'll have to find another way, or wait for the next bus. They can run late as well, not a surprise when you see the traffic!
My girlfriend has just told me to write that there are no sockets for hair straighteners, although a hair dryer was provided!!!!
Everyone has different expectations and standards but The Condotti Inn was perfect for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The town house suite Condotti Inn is located just a few streets behind Piazza Navona. Its modern rooms are all air conditioned and come with free Wi-Fi access and LCD TVs.A continental breakfast is served in the comfort of your room each morning.Set in the center of Rome, the Condotti Inn is just across the Tiber from Castel Sant'Angelo, while the Spanish Steps are a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
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