When looking for a hotel in Rome we wanted some thing to meet our budget and looked clean and comfortable. We were impressed with the reviews on trip advisor and the website so booked Relais 6, we were not disappointed.
The Hotel is tastefully decorated and has a very comfortable lounge / waiting area. There is a also a good sized lift to all floors.
When we arrived we were upraded to a senior room at no extra charge, which was spacious and tastefully decorated. The bed was massive although quite firm, and there was a large wardrobe with draws and a safe. The windows to the bedroom had electric shutters activated by the bedside, which shut out 95% of all the light in the morning and keep the outside noise to a minimum. The bathroom was a good size and reasonably well equipped with a bidet.
Staff at the Relais 6 were always on call and extra friendly, especially when giving advice on directions and public transport.
Breakfast is served from 7.00am till 10.00am and consists of a buffet style, with cereals, fruits, bread and scrambled eggs. The member of staff working the breakfast area was very helpful and provided us with coffees and those much needed espressos!
Checking in and out was easy, and we were able to leave our key at the front desk whilst we visited the city.
Transport to the city centre:
When we arrived at the main termini we took the green Tram-bus number 90, this does not depart directly from the front of the bus station but is situated a little further forward and to the right (an information desk nearby can help). The bus ride to the main road by the hotel took about 10 minutes, although I was glad that I had looked up the hotels location on street view so we knew when to get off.
We didn't use the metro at all during our stay and instead used the bus stop which is a 3 minute walk around the corner. Bus number 60 took us from the hotel to the Altare della Patria (or the typewriter as it is affectionatly know) which is based in the centre of the city and not hard to miss. The same bus can be taken back to the hotel from the same spot with a journey time of around 10-15 mins and several came within 5 mins of eachother, they run till midnight according to the timetables.
We had also purchased ourselves a ROMA pass (30 euro) which gives you acces to public transport for 3 days from activation and access to two public attractions (excluding the Vatican museums). One thing to note is that in Italian public transport you personally need to get your ticket stamped by the small yellow boxes on the buses and the red/green ones on train platforms. We found that the Roma passes did not work in these machines so we kept them to hand just in case we we asked - which we never were!
Overall for us the Relais 6 is the perfect place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais 6 is a refined and exclusive Hotel located in one of elegant area in Rome. The rooms also interconnecting, the suites and apartments with two rooms meet the needs of all customers. An ideal combination for journeys to the Eternal City and business travel. Each room has been designed and equipped with all facilities at the highest levels of quality and comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais 6 Hotel Rome