Our room was nice and spacious (it even had a small lobby) although not particularly stylish, there was little else than the walls. The bed was comfortable, clean and of a good size; the bathroom was spotless and some toiletries were provided. A word of advice: be careful when you book through a travel portal because the Hotel Dei Consoli has two venues: the hotel itself and an annex, which is in another building about 200 meters away. The hotel website clearly tells you where you are booking but it’s not always the case in some hotel booking portals so just double check. The rooms in the annex are cheaper; that’s where we stayed and we definitely recommend it because the room itself would be of a four-star standard at a very good price for Rome. As a matter of fact, the only thing in the annex that put us off was the shabby staircase and the lift, which we weren’t brave enough to use. Never mind: as soon as you get to the corridor where the rooms are, everything will change and you won’t be disappointed. With regard to location, the hotel is in a very nice neighbourhood close to the Vatican City (a 10-min walk), with plenty of shops and restaurants. However, it’s not really in the heart of Rome: assume a 40-min walk to Piazza di Spagna (the best is to take the metro). Be aware that the hotel is not “intra muros”, so the flat fee for a taxi ride from the airport does not apply and you will be charged according to the meter (about 50€ from Ciampino). When it comes to restaurants, Rome is not that expensive if you go a little bit off the beaten track and, most of all, if you avoid restaurants geared for tourists which serve frozen pizza. Ask a local for advice, any passer-by will be glad to help you. All in all, I definitely recommend Hotel Dei Consoli.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short walk from the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel, Hotel dei Consoli opened in 2000 is a luxury hotel in rome, and offers guests excellent hospitality in an atmosphere of elegance and imperial splendor.Hotel dei Consoli is located in via Varrone, near the Vatican with its majestic piazza and church, in a sumptuous building fully refurbished in the Empire style. The interior stucco work is by the Neopolitan master craftsmen who were responsible for the decoration of the famous Reggia di Caserta near Naples. The Hotel occupies three storeys, respectively designated the storeys of the Mappamondi (maps of the world), Fiori (flowers) and Battaglie (battles). On the roof garden and terrace you can enjoy breakfast while admiring the famous dome of St Peter's. The peaceful atmosphere is especially welcomed by single guests looking for rest and comfort in total seclusion. Furnishings in warm colours and careful soundproofing make the hotel an oasis of refinement and peace right in the heart of the Eternal City. With its elegant atmosphere, fully-qualified staff and all the very latest technology, Hotel dei Consoli is sure to make your visit to Rome an unforgettable experience."Since 2006 the Hotel dei Consoli has the best customer reviews on Trip Advisor: friendliest and best staff, great location, very clean, home away from home" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dei Consoli Rome
- Dei Consoli Hotel