This is our second time at the Hotel Raphael. This time we opted for the Richard Meyer rooms. Our room was very nice with a big bathroom but honestly, the decor was plain. No art on the walls, no real color to speak of. It was clean and housekeeping did a great job every day and night with turn down service and giving us fresh bottles of water daily. They even had a nice assortment of welcome snacks for us in our room when we arrived. We were there for 5 nights, including Christmas, it was a wonderful time. The beds are comfy although they don't have bedspreads or comforters, just sheets over a duvet. The rooms were quiet and the temparature was nice and warm even though it was cold outside. The staff were so pleasant and helpful. And the food.....the breakfasts were sooooooo good. A really great assortment of foods every day. We also had Christmas dinner at the Hotel Restaurant and there was so much great food - we really regretted that neither one of us could eat much that night, the courses just kept coming and they were really really good. The wait staff were so professional and did an amazing job taking care of everyone at breakfast and dinner. The rooftop terrace is a fabulous place for an evening cocktail even though this time we were drinking with our coats and scarves on! The location is the number one factor for staying at this hotel again and again. It is right off the Piazza Navona which is a fantastic location, except it was a total *zoo* during the week of Christmas! But the streets surrounding the hotel are so lively with good restaurants and bars that you could spend all of your time within a block of the hotel if you wanted. My husband and I look forward to coming back to the Hotel Raphael when we get the chance to visit Rome again.
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