It is interesting that this hotel solicits quite diverse comments, and therefore one could draw the conclusion that it is not for every type of traveler. For one, the hotel occupies a historic party-wall (sandwiched) building along a historic Roman main-street, and just on this score, the positive would call it 'boutique', but the negative would say cramp, cramp....cramped. Even the name appears confusing--when we booked into the hotel end october last year, it was Stay Inn but now it seems to go with another name--Stay in Rome.
It is easy to see that the premises would have difficulty with families---the ground entrance, void of a foyer, leads immediately into a corridor with a very small elevator at the end. Even for just 2 persons, my wife and I, we loaded our luggages into the elevator, sent them up on their own, walked up the stairs ourselves, and picked them at the 3rd storey reception. Not all rooms have a street view; our window opened into an air-well.
But looking beyond these physical limitations dictated by the building, and if checking in as solos or couples, the room itself, though small, would be just fine---newly appointed, comfortable, neat deco and all. And ohh, it was so easy with Rome at your doorstep! From here, we covered Piazza Spagna, Fountain Trevi, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Hill, Forum, Piazza Navona, Campo de Fiori, Piazza Popolo, Via Condotti the flashy shopping street---all on foot. We conveniently hopped into the Metro system at Spagna, and surfaced at a number of choice sites, including Colosseo.
And for us, our experience with the staff was simply wonderful. From back home, I corresponded with Nadia and Daniella in advance for a favor, to help me purchase and display a bouquet of roses in our room as a surprise for my wife. This was nicely arranged to the hilt, and they helped us booked a place at a nice restaurant for dinner, and all these set the pleasant tone for our stay in Rome to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! Passing by the reception en route to the breakfast room every morning, we would always be greeted warmly by Mariana or whoever was manning the reception counter. We enjoyed our stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Rome and to a new accommodations solution that features modern and functional rooms like those of an upscale relais at its location in the historical city center. The facility overlooks the exuberant via del Corso, Rome's main drag. Here, at the crossroads of the best in luxury, shopping, and design, Rome's Stay Inn hotel introduces via del Corso to the intriguing atmosphere of a minimal chic hotel. Although in the historical center the hotel is extremely quiet, a few steps from the main monuments and tourist attractions such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia and the Pantheon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stay Inn Roma Hotel Rome