Thank you De Monti for a lovely stay whilst returning to my favorite city, Roma.
Getting there: We had a terrible time trying to find the place. Saying this is not to blame to hotel, but it´s a fair warning to ensure that you´re prepared with the address. My fiance had a GPS reference of the address and it was still incorrect. During the day is not so bad but at 6:30pm when it´s cold and dark is not the best experience of trying to locate the hotel. Read the previous reviewers instructions of how to get there and you should be okay, unfortunately, this was not available for us yet. From the airport, we caught the SIT shuttle bus which drops you off at two locations. The closest one to the hotel is Termini station and it is about a 20min walk from there with heavy luggage. The return price of the ticket is 11euros. It took us over 60mins to get from the airport to Termini as we were stuck in traffic. On the way back it took 50mins without traffic. The option of a taxi is also available but I think this is around 60 euros each way.
Reception: Despite being later than I said we would be, we were met with a very understanding hotel host, Alessandro. He came down to help carry my luggage up the 3 flight of stairs and briefed us on how the running of the hotel works. We were then given our rooms to go and relax in after such a bad start to our visit. When we were ready for dinner, Alessandro suggested places for us to eat including giving us a map and marking out the suggested streets to walk on, what to avoid and look out for. This was very much appreciated and his suggestions are valuable. Reception is opened from 1pm - 8pm but we found that after the first day, we didn't really need anything else.
Rooms: The room is very much like what you see in the hotel photos, they were clean and came with basic facilities. We didn't really watch the TV so can't comment but our room was made up with fresh towels every day after we returned from site seeing Rome which is great and much appreciated. The shower always had warm water and there was adequate space to walk around for 2 people. We asked for a room at the back to avoid noise and I must say that the sleep quality was very good here. There is FREE wi-fi access here and it was working well for most of the time.
Breakfast: the breakfast system here works well. You get a menu with all the options available and you select what you prefer and the quantities. Drop it into the 'mail box' the night before with the requested time and it will be delivered to your bedroom door. Some options available include toast, croissant, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, ham, cheese and juice. It is enough to get you going before having delicious lunch in this wonderful city.
Overall, should I be in Rome again, I would return. For our 4 nights, we paid 260 euros which was a very good value. This included a slight discount because of our early flight on the last day as we couldn't have breakfast. Not many places would offer this. The hotel staff was always friendly and accommodating without being over the top or in your face. They were there when you needed them but left you alone if that's what you wanted. There is also a 2euro tax per person per night there that is not included in the price but that is fine as it is a small price to pay. The location of the hotel is also very good, we were surrounded by great restaurants, shops and could walk to all the sites (well in Rome you can walk anywhere) but you get my drift. Thank you De Monti for ensuring that we had a lovely stay in Rome despite a bad start and well done on the running of this establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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