My brother and I stayed at the Forum for two nights in early September 2012, after spending a week in Abruzzo and Puglia.
Our "Superior" room was elegant and well furnished, spotlessly clean, with two comfortable twin beds (crisply ironed Frette sheets!) and a fantastic view out over the Forum ruins. The hotel is very traditional and in the Roman style, with rather stiff but very cordial service, and the rooftop bar is great for a cocktail at the end of the day. The bathroom was fine (a bit in the 1970's style), very clean, with great hot water and pressure. It wasn't luxurious, but it did have fluffy Egyptian cotton towels and a view over the Forum.
We walked everywhere from this central location and were surrounded on all sides by great vistas and attractions.
Frankly I was quite surprised by some of the negative reviews speaking badly of the service, decor, furnishings, noise, a/c, etc.....and can only attribute this to people used to the "chain" hotels without soul or character. Yes, I looked at a "Standard" room and it was small and without much of a view....you do get what you pay for.
If you want "old school" Roman charm and character, in a fantastic central location, you can't go wrong with the Forum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The elegant and exclusive Forum hotel is situated in the very heart of the Eternal City, between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum and just a short walk from many of Rome’s major attractions.The property features a lovely panoramic roof garden restaurant, with an amazing view of the Roman Forum, elegantly-furnished comfortable rooms, spacious lounges, parking, and meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Forum Hotel Rome