I booked a 3-night Italy trip through European Destinations and picked this hotel by reading other reviews on Trip Advisor. Out of the 2 other hotels we stayed at in Italy (Mediterraneo in Florence and Corte Contarina in Venice) this was probably the best one of the three. While this was a great boutique hotel, I still gave it an average rating only because the bed was actually the worst of the 3 hotels and the shower was really quite small. I read other reviews, but still wasn't prepared. BUT, if you don't think it can get any smaller, it DOES! Our shower at the hotel in Venice was even smaller. And another reason why I gave it an average rating (even though this was my favorite of the 3 we stayed at in Orlando) - I've traveled enough and been to enough "average" hotels in the U.S...and this just didn't compare. So I think the scale that we use to measure is different here in America. So an average rating in Europe is actually VERY GOOD!!!
LIKES: This hotel was a little 'out of the way' from the center of Rome. But, I actually liked it. You got to see the outskirts of the city. Major *PLUSES* about this hotel: (1) great staff - extremely helpful when asking for advice on how to get to the different sites in Rome. (2) three computers in the lobby for your use - for free! [The hotel in Florence charged 5 Euro for a half hour! - which we did not pay.] (3) GREAT restaurant in the hotel. It is located outdoors, but is so quaint and romantic. I never got a picture of it, but it was just lovely.
Good to Know: The key that is given to you is also the key to the electricity in your room. The guy at check-in failed to mention that you take your key ring (which is just a plastic plate with your room # on it) is supposed to be slipped in this little slot just as you enter your room. This will give you lights, run the air conditioning, and turn on the TV.
Dislikes: (1) the bed (in 486 at least) was extremtely hard and uncomfortable. However, after walking around Rome, my husband and I were SO exhausted it really didn't matter. (2) small shower - but, I've read from other reviews that it's not UN-common in Europe. And again, after long and exhausting sightseeing days - the fact that HAVING a shower, we were very happy about.
HOW TO GET THERE: From the FCO airport, take the express train to the Roma Termini station. Once you arrive at the station, walk out the station and you will see a bus station ahead of you. Find the ticket office and buy a ticket. You'll want to take the 360 bus towards Delle Muse. Just as the hotel's website says, it's the last stop. Where do you find the 360 bus you ask, amongst ALL the other buses...as you came out of the station, it will be on your left, almost alongside the road. There are 2 360 buses now - one going one way on the route and the other one going towards Delle Muse. So look for the #360 bus sign that has the arrow pointing down towards MUSE and not ZAMA. Pictures are included.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The three star Hotel delle Muse is located in a very quite and green residential area called Parioli which is traditionally considered the most elegant part of Rome.All our 57 rooms have: en suite WC with shower, hairdryer, Color LCD 21’satellite TV, direct dial telephone, air conditioning/heater, Internet ADSL Cable Connection (free of charge)Internet Wi.FI Connection (free of charge) ,Electronic Safe.On the premises are elevator, safe, bar and restaurant where genuine and varied food is served either in the dining rooms or in the large garden during the summer months.Free Luggage Room. L’Hotel Delle Muse*** è situato nel quartiere Parioli , una zona verde e tranquilla che è per tradizione la più elegante di Roma.Tutte le nostre camere offrono: Bagno in camera con doccia , Asciugacapelli , Telefono diretto, Televisore LCD 21’’ con canali satellitari e Sky, Connessione Internet ADSL via cavo gratuita , Connessione Internet Wi.Fi gratuita , Aria Condizionata/Riscaldamento , Cassaforte Elettronica.Inoltre l’Hotel è provvisto di ascensore , cassette di sicurezza, servizio Bar e di Ristorante nel quale è possibile gustare svariati piatti genuini sia nei saloni interni che nell’ampio giardino durante i mesi estivi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Delle Muse Hotel
- Delle Muse Rome