While I agree that this hotel is probably more of a 3 star than a 4, it is a really nice old traditional european hotel, which has been adapted to fit in to a more modern era, with air conditioning - which was very efficient in our room - and brilliant for us as the temp was between 38 and 40oC during our stay!!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found it to be in a fantastic location - being about a 5 minute walk to the Trevi fountain! The main attraction for us was the roof terrace, with fabulous views of Rome - the Colosseum and St. Johns Basilica can both be seen in the distance! The breakfast was a typical, but average continental style cold buffet. We had a triple room, which was spacious, and on the first floor. This was really good as we could use the stairs - the lifts were very small and claustrophobic! Our bed (two singles pushed together) was spacious and firm, with the single bed being a sofa bed style and had seen better days! The bathroom was also quite large, but the shower was a hose attached to the bath taps, which you had to hold while showering! The hotel is on a busy main road and, as mentioned in other reviews, traffic noise can be heard at all times - but, with the windows closed, it is minimal and didn't bother us at all - although I must mention that the traffic started around 6 - 7am, and could still be heard late at night (although not as heavy). I would definitely recommend this hotel, as we had a great week - the staff on reception and during breakfast, we found to be very friendly and helpful also! Finally, Rome is a wonderful city, well worth a visit, but please bear in mind the temperature as, most of our stay, we found it hard walking around in such intense heat - even in the shade!!! Also, one small tip, there are fabulous views of Rome from the large white building which you can see on the left from the roof terrace!! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pace Helvetia is located in a sober and elegant building set in the heart of Rome, a short walk from Piazza Venezia, the Coliseum and the Quirinale. Hotel Pace Helvetia features a rooftop terrace overlooking the monument of Vittorio Emanuele and the ancient Trajan markets. A continental buffet breakfast is served in the morning, which can be enjoyed on the terrace on fine days. The spacious rooms are embellished with classical furniture, soft carpets and upholstery or elegant parquet, combined with modern comforts. All rooms have air conditioning and a TV. A few steps from the hotel, there are several buses to Termini Station, the Vatican and the charming Trastevere district, full of bars and cafés. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The Piazza Venezia area - Trevi Fountain is a great choice for travelers interested in city walks, sightseeing tours and food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pace Helvezia Rome