My review is very late, my mum, sister and I stayed here for a week last August, but now that I'm thinking of returning to Rome I just had to review this place. I thoroughly checked the reviews on here before booking our room and was a little mislead by people saying that Termini was just a 10minute walk away and therefore very convenient. We found that Termini is probably 20mins away in the glaring August heat and definitely not the nicest part of Rome to be in at night trying to get back to your hotel. The nearest bus stop is just two minutes away on Via Piave but we found buses do not return to that road from Termini, only go in that direction so in the evenings had to go a little further. Taxis can be pretty expensive so we stuck to the buses and found the easiest thing to do was walk from the hotel to Via Veneto, which takes about 10minutes and from there you can get buses to most of the attractions. The beautiful Villa Borghese is also just a few minutes further past Via Veneto. Like I said, getting back to the hotel at night was unpleasant as no buses go directly to this area so we first needed a bus to Termini and then another from there, I'm sure there is an easier way but that's how we did it. Because of this I did not think I would return here when visiting Rome but the location can be overlooked because of the fantasticly huge rooms!
Our room was on the 6th floor and as there were 3 of us we expected a double bed and a seperate single, however, the double was so HUGE that all 3 of us slept in it with room to spare. The bathroom was very clean, well equipped and the shower was exactly what you needed it to be after treking around Rome for the day. The room had lots of space to move around in, with a table and chairs, although like other people have said, tea making facilities would have been greatly appreciated. The breakfasts are ideal if you do not mind missing out on hot food, which I didn't for the first few days but after a while the pastries and cakes can become sickly. You can order eggs etc at an extra price, but not sure its very fair to charge approx €6 for it!
The air conditioning unit in our room began leaking after the first couple of days so we had to be moved which we were really annoyed at...until we found we were being upgraded to a suite to make up for the inconvenience! Again, the room was huge, with a seperate living room and dinning area and we had the beauiful terrace/balcony that you can see on their website. The staff were very helpful, especially the gentleman who helped us move rooms, although there was another older gentleman at reception who seemed out of sorts.
The hotel is great value for money, especially compared to the rest of Rome and no doubt if it was situated furter in the centre we would not be able to afford it.
When we first arrived at the airport we took the shuttle bus to Termini but on the way back we chose the hotel's car service which was €45 I think.
Unbelieveable comfy stay, hope to return here in June. Would recommend to those who prefer the quite and like generous rooms.
We opted not to go for guided tours as they were stupidly expensive (€50 pp for a 2 hour tour of the trevi fountain and spanish steps?!) so its best to get a good guide book and research bus routes upon arrival.
Thank you Londra and Cargill, cannot wait to see you and Rome again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a quiet residential area of Rome's centre, Hotel Londra & Cargill is a 10-minute walk from the famous Via Veneto. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Set in a 19th-century building, each elegant room at Londra & Cargill has wooden furniture and light colour schemes. All rooms are air conditioned and feature a TV and a minibar. A free bottle of mineral water is provided on arrival. An extensive breakfast buffet is served daily from 7:00 until 10:30. Guests can enjoy drinks and local liqueurs at the Lobby Bar, and you will receive free water on arrival. The hotel also features meeting rooms, a business centre and a free internet point, set in the elegant hall. Londra & Cargill Hotel is 15 minutes on foot from Villa Borghese gardens and Piazza di Spagna while Repubblica Metro Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Londra And Cargill Rome
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