where to begin? the positives are: a/ location: virtually every major attraction in Rome is walkable from here. b/ roof terrace: affording views of the entire city, and a great place to relax at any hour
c/ breakfast buffet is quite nice for a hotel in the three star category. d/ Doorman Joseph exceedingly friendly and helpful, as is waiter Franco. now for the negatives:
if it were not for the aforementioned positives, i would not give this hotel even one star. reception staff is rather disorganized and non-communicative, and the rooms are what i can only call atrocious. tiny even for a city hotel, it is nigh impossible to put down your luggage, not to mention open it. i cannot agree with some of the other reviewers who mention a totally newly renovated building. virtually everything in our two rooms showed either major wear and tear, or was broken.
the bathrooms in particular: claustrophobically small for average size persons. the tiny shelves under the mirrors in both our rooms, the only places to put something down since the sinks are rimless, were mounted at a downward angle and held nothing. the shower was a contraption offering three different sprays: handheld, from the top, and from eight different side jets. unfortunately, there was no way to tell which way the switch was positioned without getting drenched. once we figured out how to set it properly, we were greeted with unpredictable water temperatures, from cold to scalding hot, changing back and forth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Entwined in an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere in the heart of Rome, la Griffe Hotel is more than just traditional hospitality. The hotel is on Via Nazionale, between Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Venetia, near the famous fountains of Tritone and Trevi, forming the triangle of Rome’s shopping with Via del Corso and Piazza di Spagna. Ideally positioned to discover the many sights and faces of the Eternal City, with excellent connections to public transport, busses to Vatican City, the Metro (Underground) at 150 m. and near Termini Station.The modern style of interior design is in sweet contrast with the 19th century building and it’s historic location fits it like a frame. The architectural concept is a perfect blend of classic and modern, where luxury and contemporary art surround you in total comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Griffe Rome
- Hotel La Griffe
- La Griffe Hotel Rome