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“A comfortable, centrally-located hotel in Rome”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Albergo Cesari

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Albergo Cesari
Ranked #99 of 1,291 Hotels in Rome
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Chicago, Illinois
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“A comfortable, centrally-located hotel in Rome”
Reviewed November 30, 2005

My wife and I spent the last 4 nights of our trip to Italy in the centrally-located Albergo Cesari. Operated since 1787, it is housed in a brown-stuccoed building (complete with some missing exterior plaster) a short block south of busy Via del Corso, the main street between Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo, and on the main pedestrian route between the Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon (each about 5 minutes away). The area is filled with restaurants and shopping. A 15 minute walk north will take you to the fancy designer stores and eating establishments near the Spanish Steps and 10 minutes west is Piazza Navona with more expensive cafes. Just south of the latter is Campo de Fiore, with lots of fruit, vegetable, and clothing stands as well as cafes. Equidistant from the hotel is the Roman Forum area which sits just south of Piazza Venezia. The Vatican is on the west side of the river, about a 30 minute brisk stroll from the hotel. We walked everywhere, only taking a cab from our rental car drop-off point in the parking lot of Villa Borghese to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport (the front desk staff arranged a limo for us and he was a delight, a friendly limo driver with fine English skills).

The hotel decor is conservative and a bit dull, the formal wood furniture and long draperies and bedspreads in striped green and yellow matching well with the wooden floors. Our room was very large and could actually accommodate two other guests with the chairs that open into beds. Windows were provided with heavy panes and shutters that worked well to keep out the noise and light (while one street in front of the hotel is strictly pedestrian, the adjacent Piazza di Pietra and other streets do serve motorscooters, taxis, and some other vehicles, so there is city noise, including the early morning when the street sweepers come out). There was plenty of storage space in a wardrobe and drawers. The bathroom was a bit dated but very clean; the hot water was slow to develop in the morning when everyone was waking up. The halls kind of wander around with steps here and there, but an elevator is provided to eliminate most, if not all of them, depending on your room location. The breakfast room on the 1st floor has 10 small tables; food consisted of cheeses, meats, fruit, breads, and pastries. Staff was friendly and very professional, making restaurant suggestions and reservations if asked. A computer in the lobby was available for guest use (sign up at the front desk to gain access to it), but was popular and not always unoccupied.

Make sure you walk one block south of the hotel to see the charming Piazza Sant'Ignazio which looks like a freshly-painted stage set and the Galleria Alberto Sordi just northeast of the hotel, which is a handsome, recently-restored interior shopping "mall". The Colosseum, a 30 minute walk away, is well worth a visit; make sure to save time to look at the museum located on the upper arcade near the elevators, which has a nice selection of Greek and Roman building ornamentation, stone friezes, and pottery. The city is fun to walk; we even happened to be in the Piazza San Pietro when the Pope was making his Wednesday late-morning blessing of the crowd. And as we were leaving on our last day, a large crowd was peacefully gathering with colorful banners at the prime minister's residence a block away in support of farmers.

The Albergo Cesari was a fine, reasonably-priced and well-located hotel for exploring Rome.

  • Stayed November 2005
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Reviewed October 16, 2005

We stayed here in July for 3 nights. This was our second time staying here. We have recomended it to several friends and all agree its got a great location, you can walk to all the sights and the front desk staff speak excellent english and are most helpfull. There is free internet in the lobby as well. The lobby is looking a bit tired so a reno soon with the furnishings might be in order, but thats not the reason your there anyway. We would again stay here, its a great place and you can pop in easily through out the day to change or drop your camera off etc.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2005

Stayed at Albergo Cesari for 4 nights in September 2005. The location is perfect - right in the heart of Old Rome, within walking distance to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, Fontana di Trevi and Piazza di Spagna. Via di Pietra is charming with sidewalk restaurants lining the tiny street. The hotel is right next to a building with the ancient facade of Hadrian's Temple. Rooms are clean and comfortable with old fashioned furniture that fits in with the historic atmosphere of the hotel. Bathrooms are modern with gorgeous blue tiles. Very good breakfast with a variety of choices to suit all preferences. Staff was helpful in a businesslike way. Room rates are a little high for my budget as a single traveller but the price was worth it for the convenient location. I would stay here again when visiting Rome.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2005

Spent 5 nights. Charming hotel. Small, boutique, on low traffic alley/street. Staff helpful but stoic & business-like. It's a great little hotel with no "wows" but a comfrtable, great, cozy location. Very clean. Noise-proof shutters worked well. I'd stay there again. Take them up on their car service from the airport. The driver, Franco Cantoni, is a gem of a man & his Mercedes service cost less than a taxi.

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ionia, michigan
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Reviewed August 21, 2005

Stayed for 3 nights in Hotel Cesari in June 2004. The location was great as all the reviews say but it was so much more. The rooms with their high ceilings were spacious as were the bathrooms. There was little outside noise. Wonderful outdoor cafes and restaurants were just around the corner. We ate at one the first night and every day the rest of our trip we would pass through the alley and the waiters would say "Ciao Megan!" to my 8 year old daughter! All the staff at the hotel were wonderful and friendly. Everything within walking distance or around the corner to a bus stop. We rode the local bus to Vatican City and encountered no problems. I would definitely stay here again.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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Reviewed July 23, 2005

Traveled to Italy with my husband and teenage son and spent the first three nights and last night of our trip at the Cesari. What a great way to start and end our Italian vacation! We loved our corner room overlooking the Piazza and my son loved being near the fun crowds at Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. We walked everywhere from this great location , except to the Vatican. We'll plan to stay at the Cesari again on our next visit to Rome!

  • Stayed June 2005
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Virginia
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Reviewed July 19, 2005

Hotel was very clean, staff were friendly, and location was excellent. We had a problem in that our room was noisy even with shutters and windows closed. There was an alley below our window with many, many motorcycles parked there. Also, our mattresses were as hard as rocks. Asked to change rooms but no others were available. Instead we decided to change hotels, so we could get some sleep. I would consider staying here in the future, but would request a quiet room. It really is a charming hotel if we could have resolved the problem.

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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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