Stayed here for three nights while in Rome, and left very impressed. The hotel is in a great location (location is relative to everyone, but I enjoyed staying in a nice quiet area of Rome with easy tram access to the Vatican, the Colosseum, and all points in between). The embassy area is nice and quiet - there were plenty of restaurants, taverns, shops, etc. in the area, but very few tourists which to me made this location ideal. You are also a very short taxi ride from either train station so cost wasn't an issue. The hotel itself - common areas and rooms - are small, but you are in Rome where space is at a premium. This didn't detract from our stay at all - although the breakfast area would get pretty crowded each morning depending on when you wnet down there. That being said, there were ample food and choices for breakfast, and they did a great job of keeping it all continually stocked and cleaned. And the common areas, hallways, and most importantly our room were all kept very clean, I really appreciated that.
The front desk staff were very nice and helpful, great English and were very proficient at getting us directions and logistical help for any of the things we wanted to do. The trams are excellent - very inexpensive and they stop right outside the hotel entrance...we used them multiple times and found them easy to use as long as you were paying attention to the actual stops. We were staying at the back side of the hotel so didn't really get bothered by any tram or traffic noise, and slept well.
I mentioned earlier there are plenty of places to eat within a few blocks radius - but do yourself a favor and be sure to go to Taverna Rossini for dinner. It's literally "across the street and around the corner" and it was very elegant, yet reasonably priced and the food was EXCELLENT. It was so good that we actually went back again for dinner the last night in Rome, and we've never done that on a trip before - go to the same restaurant twice, especially in a city like Rome - but it was that good. And on your way back to the hotel there is a gelateria that had the best gelato we got in Italy (not hyperbole here), my favorite was the Tiramisu. Anyway, it was right across the street from the Hotel, and there are several other restaurants either next door or two to three buildings away - again attesting to the great locatiuon of the HGI. As other reviewers have said, it's also very close to Villa Borghese and the gardens, we got tickets to the Villa and enjoyed the gardens then walked back to the hotel in 10 - 15 minutes.
Overall I really liked this location, especially since it was so clean and quiet and un-touristy. If I'm in Rome again, I will stay here - you can get anywhere you need to go via the trams, a relatively inexpensive taxi ride, or like we did, walked all the way back from the Forum seeing the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, etc. along the way. Great location and the staff will get you wherever you need to go with easy to follow and courteously-given directions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge: 4 stars at the very heart of Parioli - Rome A corner of refinement from where to explore one of Rome's most exclusive quarters. This is the Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, 4 stars at the very heart of Parioli, a few minutes from Villa Borghese Gardens and with its extraordinary art gallery. At disposal 93 rooms and some junior suite furnished with refined designer furniture in the tranquility of a prestigious area. For those who want to combine the business to fitness can have a sleek gym, sauna and Turkish bath. For lovers of Sport outdoor the adjacent Villa Borghese provides a detailed path Fitness. The hotel is located close to the famous Via Veneto, heart of the Fellini's Dolce vita. The excellence of the hotel facilities is confirmed by a delightful restaurant with special care for vegetarians and celiac guests. Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge has a meeting Centre with 4 meeting rooms and a total capacity of 220 people. Wi-fi internet connection is available and totally free of charge in all the areas of the hotel. ... more less
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