Nice location in my opinion - not busy outside (ignore the guy who thought this was dangerous - lots of people and no problems at all). Because we don't mind walking to get where we want to it wasn't a problem but if you are older you'd have to get somewhere right in the heart of the town (and pay the price!) or travel by taxi/metro (metro stop very close to the hotel) everywhere.
Had room 101 - inside "courtyard" room. This is not a "courtyard" - it's the space in the middle of the hotel where the dome from the reception room on the ground floor gets its light. So don't expect fountains !
Very good staff - however, they never fixed our fan in the bathroom and it was very hot in that room - which is where my wife gets ready in the morning - she was not a happy bunny !
Air con was positioned right over the bed head so constant cold air all night.
This is not a 5-star hotel in my sense of the word. Yes, it's nice looking in a very quaint/old style but the room was rather small, and looked very tired - lots of chipped paint and poor lighting.
Overall - would go to a more modern hotel and expect a better lit room with slightly more space.
But can't fault the staff in terms of their manners and smiles (just shame about the fan !). Oh, and the pillows are very very hard as someone else just said !
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- A jewel of elegance in the heart of the city, recently restored from a palace dating from 1890 and walking distance from the Spanish Steps and the Via Veneto area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Splendide Royal Hotel Rome
- Splendide Royal Rome