Myself and my family we have stayed at Hotel Giolli three times so far, and heading that way once again. This is one gem of a hotel in Rome that I cannot recommend any more wholeheartedly. This hotel is a hidden GEM!!!
The hotel building is something out of an old Fellini movie--beautiful quaint marble and gilt italianesque building, long travertine staircases (oh, there is beautiful brass elevator, if you rather), and extremely FRIENDLY staff. They are just great.
Now, as to the hotel per se: The rooms can be small, miniscule compared to American motel standards. BUT beautifully decorated, European-perfectionist comfortable and exquisite. But what makes Giolli a gem is its LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. It is across the street from the National Modern Arts Gallery on Via Nazionale--the shopping mecca of Rome. It is 10 minutes WALK to the Roman Forum through the ancient Market of Trajan. You can walk through the gorgeous medieval alleyways of Rome to the bustling, all-night open, Pizza Navona (an ancient circus building) from Hotel Giolli in just 15 minutes. In fact, I cannot list all wonderful thing at the walking distance from Giolli because there is no room here for all that. Suffice to say, I walks and saw the entire ancient Rome, from the Colloseum to the Vatican, Roman Forum to the old Jewish Quarter--all on foot, without needing a single taxi ride!!! Giolli's location is something to die for!!!
The number of exquisite (and AFFORDABLE) authentic Italian restaurants, bars, sweet shops.... is just endless. One of the staff--Adriano--is perfectly fluent in American English just in case you have difficulty with a normal Italian accent. He had been a hotelier in the States while back, and brims with professionalism. We trusted his recommendations and man, it was the wisest thing to do. The man knows Rome and know what the American like. That is the perfect combination for sure.
If you have read my other reviews, you know I can be brutal on a hotel's and its staff's shortcomings. Hotel Giolli is my kind of place. You will LOVE it, as we have for the past 11 years!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the centre of Rome, the Hotel Giolli in Rome enjoys a prime and executive privileged position on the prestigious Via Nazionale, in the heart of the historical and commercial area.This late nineteenth century mansion house is situated very close to the Quirinale palace and opposite the Exhibition Hall.With the hotel Giolli in Rome as a comfortable and convenient base, you can visit all of Rome's major attractions and most recognised landmarks, allowing you to experience the city's awe-inspiring beauty, history and culture.Momuments, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within the immediate vicinity.Tastefully furnished and well equipped rooms, the Hotel Giolli in Rome offers authentic marble bathrooms, complete with hair dryer.Room amenities include, mini bar, satellite color TV, direct dial telephone, in room safe, key card access, wifi and smoke alarms.Hotel is completely air conditioned with sound proofed windows, doors and an advanced alarm system assuring total securtiy.The area has a rich selection of restaurants and shops, and is also home to several banks and ministries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Giolli Hotel Rome
- Hotel Giolli Rome