My brother and I stayed here for 3 days on a sightseeing trip to Rome. We took the regional trains as suggested on the hotel's website; the only problem we encountered was that the regional train FM3 we took from Ostiense didn't stop at Balduina because it was an Express train - so perhaps it would have been better to get the train from Trastevere. Luckily we were able to get off before Balduina and get on the next train from the same platform - this added only about 10 minutes to our journey. Also, the regional train from Fiumicino is 8 Euros, not as stated on the hotel's website.
There are plenty of shops and cafes in the area if you're prepared to walk for about 10 minutes from the hotel.
Our room faced the back of the hotel, overlooking trees. It was comfortable and spotlessly clean, with towels and bedlinen changed daily. I'd have given a higher mark for sleep quality but we could hear noisier guests in a neighbouring room on our second and third nights.
Evening meals in the restaurant were ok but the highlight for us was breakfast, served with panache and smiles from Gennaro and his team, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The home made bread and cakes were delicious. They even saved the crusty ends of the loaves for me and, as I love crema (custard) Gennaro always made sure there were croissants, pastries and doughnuts filled with crema for me.
Loved it so much I've already booked to go back there when Wales plays Italy next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Hotel dei Massimi is a four star family - owned hotel in Rome located near the Vatican City and Sistine Chapel. The hotel is ideal for tourists, travelers and businessmen that need a peaceful noiseless hotel steps from the center Rome and a neighborhood very friendly and safe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Rome