I booked the hotel based on the reviews on TA. I would have never known about this hotel without TA. My criteria was that it was close to the train station, good reviews on TA and hopefully under 150 Euros a night. Overall a good experience. The staff was friendly and happy to answer our questions. We were in low season and had done a ton of research so the staff didn't have much to offer us on advice we didn't already know. However, the tip on the short cut to the Spanish Steps was a great recommendation. Breakfast was brought to the room based on our requested time and what we requested to eat. Starting time is 7:30am and I think goes until 9am. Room was clean. We had no issue finding the place as we looked at the pictures on TA and also used Google maps to located it. About a 15 minute walk with bags from the train station less without bags. Wifi included and had no issues using it. Shower always had hot water. One of the better hair dryers on my trip to Italy also provided. Two chairs and night stands, a safe, hanger space and a desk.
The room and bathroom were a tad smaller than some of the pictures showed. We were in room 35 at the end of the hall. When you walk up the stairs the reception is on the right and the main hall with the rooms is on the left. We were grateful they allowed us to store our bags before we checked in and post check out.
Noise wasn't a huge issue as again low season but I could see where in high season the hall could be loud. Not street noise but from other guest coming and going in the hall.
Things that could be improved. Better or more pillows. Only two for two adults and both were flat and a bit hard. Some more channels on the TV. Not a huge deal as we don't trave to stay in our rooms and watch TV but it would be nice to hear some news in the morning getting ready. A few more options on the breakfast menu. After three mornings I was a bit tired of the selection. Maybe a clock in the rooms and/or a heated towel rack. Take the plastic off the chairs. Ours was half on and half off. I see the point to keep them clean but really felt like it either needed to be replaced or removed.
Glad we got to experience this place. If back in Rome we will look at it again and suggested it to friends. It is basic maybe a two stars. If are ok with that then this is your place. Staff and location are worth it. Probably one of the better two stars out there. Maybe a tad high in price for what you get but this is Rome. They can charge what they want.
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- A brand new hotel in the heart of Rome, De Monti offers you 7 double rooms at the third floor of a 1500 building. Central location, clean rooms, where we will also serve you breakfast every day, and all the insider tips you can get the reception. The building has no lift. ... more less
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