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“Good location for first time visitors to Rome”
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Albergo Cesari
Ranked #110 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
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Alberta, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good location for first time visitors to Rome”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location, just a short walk from the Pantheon in one direction, and the Trevi Fountain in another direction. Be aware though, that with this location in the centre of the historical district comes nearby restaurants that cater to tourists (e.g. pizza topped with French fries), high prices, noisy rooms, and people everywhere.

My husband and I were travelling with a party of 8, so we were able to see a few of the rooms in the hotel. Our room was #46 (fourth floor). The room was very noisy, and the air conditioning did not work fully while we were there; just the fan worked. Also, when we closed the bathroom door to block out the noise, the door rattled when the fan was on. This is a corner room that faces the shops and restaurants below on one side, and a piazza on the other side. The room itself is very spacious, with a small sitting area beside the bed, a minibar fridge, and a small bathroom in the suite (shower only). The room had a large armoire for storing clothes, but I had to ask my husband to hang things up and retrieve them for me because the hanging rod was out of my reach (I am 5'3"). This room also has a musty smell to it that did not exist in other rooms we we in. My understanding, from others in our party who have stayed in Rome before, is that our room was quite spacious by Rome standards. My only other comment about the room itself is that the bed frame squeaked and should be replaced.

Room numbers are not indicative of the floors they are located on. For example, room #29 is on the third floor. This is due to a network of small staircases (5 steps here, 4 steps there) that create somewhat of a maze.

Room 29 has a similar layout to Room 46, but the bathroom is larger, and the room is a bit quieter because it is on the corner of the main road with the shops and restaurants and a smaller alleyway (versus the piazza that Room 46 is on).

Room 27 is a smaller room with two twin beds and a reasonably sized bathroom.

The rooftop terrace has a nice view, and is lovely to sit at for an evening cocktail, which our group did the first night we were there. However, drinks are approximately 3 times as expensive here as at the many restaurants at street level.

The front desk staff are very friendly. The lobby area is very small, with a couple of couches, chairs, and one Internet computer. A bathroom is also located in the lobby area, which is particularly nice if you are walking in the local neighborhood and need to run inside and use the bathroom without going up to your room. An elevator is located in between the front desk and the seating area.

When you leave the hotel, you leave your key at the front desk, and retrieve it when you return.

Breakfast at the hotel is small but adequate. Selection includes bread, cold cuts, pastries, cheese, yogurt, fruit, cereal, juice, milk, coffee. The chairs and tables inside are somewhat uncomfortable, primarily because the chairs are so low to the ground. If the weather cooperates, you can eat outside on the rooftop terrace. Dinner is not served at this hotel.

While not related to the hotel itself, if you plan to travel to Rome in April you should be aware that April 25 is Liberation Day. Italians get the day off work, and many make an extra long weekend out if it. This means even more people than usual, as well as more singing, dancing and general partying in the streets (and in particular in piazzas) than typical.

This is a nice hotel in an excellent area that is particularly well suited to visitors who are in Rome for the first time. If we return to Rome though, we will stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: Room 46 (fourth floor) is very noisy, and the air conditioning did not work fully while we were ther...
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street between the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain this slightly dated, small 3 star hotel as some endearing qualities. Firstly, the location is outstanding and within easy walking distance of many of Rome's key attractions. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful and the roof terrace is a real hidden gem. It provides an excellent space to chill out during the day - turns in to a great indoor/outdoor bar in the evening and serves an excellent breakfast every morning. We were at the end of a week's walking holiday and relaxing in the bar late into the evening was a real treat. The breakfast in the morning was well above the normal standards for a 3 star hotel. OK the rooms are quite small and dated but this is the very centre of Rome and spending too much time in your room is such a waste in this great city.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Tatui, SP
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This is the second time we’ve been to Albergo Cesari. Rome hotels are expensive and this is no exception, but when you consider the location and the fact that you can walk to all attractions from the hotel, it is good value for money!
We opted for breakfast included, as the food and coffee are good. It was a shame that this time the weather was a bit cold and they wouldn’t allow us to eat outside. It’s worth a look, as there’s a nice view from the top.
Our room and bathroom were of a good size, on the corner, with 2 large windows. We had trouble sleeping as we could hear the person next door to our room snoring. When they moved out, there was a crying child, so sleep wasn’t great.
The hotel staff are friendly, professional and helpful.
A couple of times we missed on towels, which was a bit of a mystery, as every day there was a different number of them in our bathroom. Toiletries were basic and the shower is very small and there was a high step to get in and out of it.
Internet is free, but hard to connect. We found the best place for it to be upstairs, on the open balcony.
There are many restaurants in the area, which seem to concentrate on menu for tourists. This isn’t the food that we like to eat, so we had to search for more authentic ones.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room, but ended up hearing the people next door every night! Walls seem to be v...
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

I fell in love with our room the minute I saw it.The Front Desk was helpful, friendly, and always willing to help. A couple of blocks to the right and you are at the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. A couple of blocks to the left and you are at the Pantheon. Restaurants and shopping everywhere. The hotel had great atmosphere with its twists and turns. I highly recommend this hotel. The only glitch I had was with the hotel's body wash. It was to also be used as a shampoo and conditioner. For me it was too strong.

Room Tip: Second floor or higher is best.
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Northern NJ
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The location is definately the draw to this hotel. The room we had was less than average. Small, dark, outdated and bathroom was large but lacked that clean feel you should have. No view other than a building being refurbished across the alley. Because of the location I understood that it could be loud but when it is hot, regardless of the season and you can't leave the windows open because of noise or lack of air flow, air condition should be an option. It was not. I see rave reviews about the excellant staff. In our case, they really had very little to say. Not much of a welcome at all. With the many options in Rome, I would not stay here again and would look elsewhere on our next trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel was AMAZING! The entire staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive to our large group. We arrived at 9:30am and were quickly whisked away to our rooms, hours before we were to check in. We spent the next 2 days exploring Rome and often used the hotel as a meeting place to regroup because of it's great location, it is in the center of everything! The rooftop terrace is beautiful and the complimentary breakfast was wonderful and filling. Many thanks to Berardo, Jan, Paolo, and all the staff at Albergo Cesari for a wonderful and relaxing stay! We will definitely stay here next time we are in Rome!

Room Tip: We had 5 rooms for the entire group, they were all on different floors and were all wonderful.
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a three star hotel with a friendly staff and a superb roof terrace where our breakfast was served. We could use the terrace all day if we wanted and in the evenings the bar opened and we often ended the day with a glass of wine or a drink. The room was big (compared to other rooms we have stayed at). It had a waterboiler, a minibar and the windows had blinds that were sound and lightproof! The beds were hard but after a sleepless night I asked for help and they changed my matress!!!The bathroom was OK. It was dated, but clean and we had hot water all the time. The hotel has a supeb location within walking distance to lots of historical sights. We have stayed at other hotels and this one is one of two we can recommend. Abergo Del Senato is also wonderful, but more expensive. We will be back!

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Property: Albergo Cesari
Address: Via Di Pietra 89 A | Via di Pietra 89/A, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Colonna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Rome
#71 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#102 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Cesari 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between Fontana di Trevi and the Pantheon. The 48rooms are elegantly furnished and provide a complete range of amenities and facilities. No smoking hotel. Buffet breakfast and trendy bar on the roof garden. Private garage nearby at extra cost. ... more   less 
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