I have to admit, when I first arrived, I was a little disappointed because I realized that this is an apartment with 5 rooms in an apartment building and not a typical hotel or B&B; however, by the time I left, I felt like I had gone home to Italy to visit with family.
There are 5 rooms, each with a bathroom, complimentary toiletries, a small fridge with complimentary drinks, a safe, sound-proof windows, free wifi and an LCD TV, among other things.
The common area consists of a nicely decorated living room and a modern kitchen. Breakfast is included and is in the common area, which gives you the opportunity to meet some of the other residents. The kitchen is also stocked with cookies, fruits, and other snacks at all times in case you wanted to grab something quick while you are there.
The front desk is usually staffed from 8 AM to 6 PM which is nice because, unlike typical hotels, you get some privacy. It also made me feel as if I was one of the locals with my own apartment in Rome.
The apartment building is in a nice and safe residential area and is only a 2 minute walk from the tram stop (3 stops away from Piazza Del Popolo, where the Flaminio metro station is). FACETOFACE is two blocks away from the MAXXI museum and a short distance from Stadio Flaminio which was hosting a X-Fighter World Tour motocross event while I was there.
The highlight of FACETOFACE which makes it, by far, superior to any other facility that I stayed in is the staff. Aessandra is one of the nicest people I ever met. She helped with trip planning, reservations, train and bus schedules. She even gave me a print out of clubs and dance events for the weekend when I expressed my interest in that.
I had an absolutely positive and wonderful experience at FACETOFACE. When I return to Rome, I will stay nowhere but there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Face to Face house is a little gem in Rome’s heart...An unusual unique and modern hospitality concept and a wonderful way to spend your relaxing moments in an intimate atmosphere of harmony and peace. FACEtoFACE House provides open spaces to help you enjoy your stay as if it were your own home. Features include: interesting books and fun games for your entertainment, a living room with ultra slim color television. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Facetoface House Hotel Rome