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“The Lord Byron: Comfort, Quality and Service”
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Hotel Lord Byron
Ranked #65 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The Lord Byron: Comfort, Quality and Service”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

I have traveled in several European countries and have never found a hotel more dedicated to quality and service than that of the Lord Byron. The staff members treat each guest as if they were the most important person staying at the hotel, and the service provided to clients is second to none. I have never had an unpleasant moment at the Lord Byron; the quality of the facility is wonderful; and the commitment to service is second to none in Europe. I would highly recommend this delightful hotel to anyone wishing to experience the very best in service and comfort. I look forward to each of my visits to this wonderful establishment, and there have been many, and every time I leave to return to my home in Atlanta, I anticipate my return to Rome and my "home away from home."

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

My wife and I recently returned from a week long visit to Rome (late April/earlyMay) to celebrate her birthday. In selecting hotels, I settled on the Lord Byron based on my own research and the reviews to be found on-line. Let me add that we are both well-traveled and have experienced our share of hotel disappointments. In a sentence, the Lord Byron and its staff was a wonderful find!

From the moment we arrived, the staff made sure our every comfort was met and this despite a minor check-in problem due to another departing guest. In fact, the most appealing aspect of this charming hotel is its wonderful staff- I have to singularly point out Marta, Gus, the other gentleman concierge/front desk (whose name I did not get- apologies) and of course, the incomparable Andrea Lacetera. An entire review could be written regarding the services and attention provided by Andrea and those who have written before me have echoed the accolades afforded this fine gentleman. Andrea assisted me in planning many aspects of my itinerary as there were certain special touches I desired in order to make the visit a memorable birthday for my wife. His every suggestion and attention to detail was impeccable.

The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood on the north of the Borghese Park. The location makes for an exceedlingly quiet stay and a true oasis after a hectic and noisy day/evening in the crowds of Rome. We are accustomed to walking and frankly enjoyed our strolls through the park as we came and went. A taxi is but a 1 minute wait when needed. Marta is happy to map out the shortcuts through the park if walking is preferred.

The interior is art-decco modern and a clear departure from chain hotels, as well as from the opulent over-upholstered interiors of other area hotels. The public areas are tastefully charming and our room, with a view and small balcony on the front, was exactly what we expected (and needed). The room was quite spacious and cooled/heated to our needs. Mini bar drinks (water, colas) are freely available and included in the room cost but my suggestion is to visit Gus in the downstairs bar for a quick chat and glass of wine. Except for breakfast, we did not dine in the hotel- and again thanks to Andrea- we were ushered to many of Rome's finer restaurants (and by all means take him up on his suggestions to eat in some of the nearby restaurants that are typically not visited by tourists). With only a small number of rooms (32?), guests have immediate access to hotel staff for questions, planning, etc. In addition, one rarely sees other guests (this despite being nearly full) and the entire feel is almost like staying in someone's villa.

Already we are discussing a return visit and look forward to seeing our friends at the Lord Byron once again. This was the perfect hotel visit for us and we can't imagine staying anywhere else in this wonderful city.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

I cannot say enough nice things about this lovely hotel in Rome! From the moment we arrived Andreas (spelling?) and the rest of the staff were so welcoming and friendly! we hope to visit again someday soon and stay with them again! Grazie!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

It was the firs time in my life when I relied on trip advisor reviews and was so much disappointed that I had to change hotel
I can't understand how people could rate this hotel as excellent. The hotel needs renovation, it seems like the owner is so keen of the history of his hotel since 1960s that he does't want to refurbish and renovate the rooms. But they are so old that I had allergy every time when I got in to room. So I would pay for it max 100 euro, not 350-500 as they want for it. The service yes it was immediate and professional, this was the only positive thing, but all the rest was very strange, no complimentary bathing amenities, complimentary breakfast included only jams, bread and pastry, all other things like omlette or eggs were a la carte and not cheap. So it was a bad experience and I won' t rate this hotel as 5 star or recommend it to my friends. May be older people would like this hotel willing to get back to 70s atmosphere, but for young people who are used to pay for luxury hotels and get luxury for their money this is not the right place.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

The Lord Byron Hotel is an excellent hotel. My wife and I stayed for a week during April so that we could have a look around Rome.

We received excellent service from all the staff throughout our stay. In particular, the concierge team were knowledgeable, very helpful and 'made things happen'. They seemed to have the knack of being able to anticipate our needs. The restaurants that were recommended were exactly what we were looking for and were also of very high standard. When I asked for tickets to see Lazio play (I asked on Sunday morning for the game the same day!) - they were naturally doubtful but delivered nonetheless. Brilliant !

The hotel is decorated in an art deco style, including the bedrooms. This makes the experience much more interesting than the usual bland/functional style adopted by the large chains.

The overall feel is one of calm and relaxation in, what can be, a very busy and energetic city.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Amedeo_Ottaviani, Proprietario at Hotel Lord Byron, responded to this review, May 3, 2011
Dear Guests,
We thank you for your feedback and for your nice review. Our Head Concierge Mr. Andrea Lacetera and the entire staff are always at your complete disposal. We look forward to welcome you again in the near future! Best regards.
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Louth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

We recently stayed four nights at the Lord Byron and I would definitely recommend it. We had a triple room and my mum a double room both which were a good size. There were toiletries and a free soft drinks mini bar included. At night the beds were turned down, slippers laid out for you and the electric shutters put down. The breakfast was adequate but lacked much choice. The staff could not have been more helpful, nothing was to much trouble. The hotel is a little way out of Rome, a taxi costing between 7-12 euros to the city. We had a private terrace off our room which was lovely to relax on in the evenings. The hotel was what a would call boutique style.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Eu, France
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

My family and I just returned from a long weekend in Rome and we stayed at the Lord Byron in a suite. I travel a lot for work and leisure and I have never posted on Trip Advisor because our trips usually are great. However, I felt that it was necessary to post our experience at this hotel so that other families with young children are aware of it.

After reading the great reviews of this 5 star, we were excited about the trip. When I booked the room in December, I communicated in writing that I would need 2 baby cribs. A week before our arrival, I wrote to the hotel to reconfirm and the resident manager told me that a crib or a rollaway would be an option for our older child. I explicitly told her that I wanted 2 cribs. She said fine. When we arrived, I was told that only one crib was available. I informed the front desk that this was not acceptable given my original communication and my correspondence with the manager last week. We went up to the suite and found that the hotel had already pulled out the couch and made it up as a bed. This irritated me even more. Forty-five minutes later, the front desk called me and said that they had another crib. When the crib arrived, I was not impressed. It looked like a small wooden crate with bars around it with a mattress as thick as a sponge. This is not 5 star service. To put things into perspective, the Four Seasons has beautiful brass cribs decorated with colorful buntings, beautiful bed linens, a stuffed animal and a welcome gift for children.

Later at breakfast, we were told that there was only 1 high chair in the restaurant. I could not believe it. The poor other family with a young child had no high chair to use at all.

Some of the other reviewers wrote about how it was lovely to walk through the park to get to the city sites. This is true if you don't have a stroller with 25 kilos of kids in them. The hotel is situated on top of a hill. To get to the sites, one must walk down a big hill, then walk up a big hill and then down again and then of course, up, down, up on the way back. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the closest site, about 1.5 hours to get to the Colosseum. We like to walk a lot but it is hard to avoid taking cab at all if you stay at this hotel. Again, if you don't have young children, that is fine. If you do and have to drive without car seats in a taxi, it's not exactly safe.

My advice to the hotel is to invest in some basic baby equipment: comfortable cribs and more high chairs if you want to accommodate families with young children. Families with young children may want to stay closer to the center to avoid the long hilly walk to the sites.

Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Lord Byron
Address: Via Giuseppe de Notaris 5, 00197 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Parioli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#74 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#118 Family Hotel in Rome
#161 Business Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Lord Byron 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few steps from the luxurious Villa Borghese and the chic shopping of Via Veneto, the exclusive Hotel Lord Byron, once a patrician villa, provides the best of both worlds: vicinity to the bustling Eternal City's main attractions and the opportunity to relax in a secluded environment surrounded by the staff's attentive and discrete attention. The property is a proud member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World". ... more   less 
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