We stayed here one night, having revised our travel plans while in the middle of traveling. Though we wanted to stay at our "usual" hotel (Residenza Canali ai Coronari, around the corner from Genio, albeit in a more secluded, elegant area), where we had stayed for 4 nights the previous week, they had no rooms available. Genio was the only hotel in the area that could accommodate us at the last minute; and we were fortunate to get a room for a good price (quite a bit less than we'd paid at Residenza Canali!)
I was somewhat dreading Genio, as I'd seen it only while waiting for a bus, and it is in a busy-ish area, looks rather generic from the outside, etc. However, I was delightfully surprised. The room was spacious, spotless, and not without character. The hotel is very pleasantly decorated, despite its not being "trendy" or particularly unique.
Best of all was the terrace, which we visited for the first time very late in the evening upon our arrival: what a VIEW of Rome! Having just climbed to the top of the Capitoline Hill for the much-vaunted spectacular view of Rome, I found the view from the terrace at Genio to be equally, if not more, spectacular....and certainly more private to enjoy!
Breakfast was lovely (I am a cappuccino and brioche person, and both were fresh, hot and plentiful), also served on the terrace.
Proximity to Piazza Navona, bus lines, and the beautiful Via Coronari makes it an excellent location. Street noise did not bother us at all, and I am a light sleeper.
I would definitely stay here again if the price is right (as it was last week!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Rome's most historic and Baroque district, Hotel Genio has a rooftop terrace with stunning views over the city and is just 100 meters from Piazza Navona. Rooms come with air conditioning, carpeted or parquet floors, a TV and a minibar. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and the continental breakfast is served buffet style. Hotel Genio is set in a building dating back to the neo-Renaissance period and is surrounded by sinuous streets that host some of the most popular wine bars, cafes and restaurants in Rome. The property is a 10-minute walk from the shops of Via del Corso. Also, you will reach Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican City by simply crossing the Tiber. Piazza Navona is a great choice for travelers interested in food, culture and history. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Genio Hotel Rome