My wife and I spent last week in Rome and stayed at the Hotel Dorica. We chose it based on its location and reviews we’d read as well as preferring smaller more intimate places. The room and bed were much larger than we had expected for a major European city and the view of the Piazza across the street out the window and balcony was a real treat. The room and bath were spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable.
The hotel describes itself as a small family operation, and we found that to be very accurate being extremely welcoming and helpful in every way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Everyone there was so friendly and gave us great tips on places to go and things to do. They all spoke excellent English, and were a big help to us in getting some of our Italian pronunciations correctly. We looked forward each morning to the continental breakfasts. The crusty rolls and fresh pastries were wonderful and the Cappuccinos that Marco makes are definitely the best we’ve had anywhere.
Rome is a very walkable city and we found the location of the hotel to be well within walking distance of almost everything we wanted to go to. Other than a cab back late one night from the Vatican, we walked everywhere. It’s close to the main streets, but off just far enough to escape from all the activity and noise and get a good night’s sleep.
If you’re looking for a big hotel with a fancy lobby and bar, valet service, shops, and concierge, then this isn’t that kind of place. If you want a great place to stay at a great location with personal service, then we highly recommend the Hotel Dorica when visiting Rome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dorica Hotel is situated in the historical center of Rome opposite the Home Office (Ministry of Internal Affair) in a stupendous commercial area rich in works of art, monuments and museums, near the Termini Station-train and the Opera Theatre. The staff of the hotel are all members of the same family and run the hotel so that each guest will be offered a serene and tranquil environment. Special agreements heve been made for parking in a garage nearby. The rooms, completely renovated, are equipped wiyh every comfort: TV SAT, safe, direct- dial telephone, hair driers and air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dorica Hotel Rome