I highly recommend the Franklin. I took my nephew to Italy in June 2009 as a graduation gift. After extensive research on multiple sites, I decided to book this hotel. I have traveled extensively (34 countries so far) and am pretty picky about where I stay and I want good value and good service. The Franklin really exceeded my expectations. Value: Excellent! Our room was large by the tiny European hotel room standard. Everything in the room was very modern. Excellent sound system and a flat panel TV! Our bathroom had a mirror-ball and blue light that flooded the room when we put our room key in the slot! We couldn’t stop laughing! Snare-drums served as bedside tables! The reception area is funky, with a huge drum for a desk and hundreds of CDs to choose from to take to your room. Lots of modern, music themed art around the hotel in the hallways and stairwell. The reception staff were outstanding in recommending restaurants and giving directions. The buffet style breakfast was good. It must be an Italian thing to have only one cup of coffee (or espresso based coffee) as that’s all you’re going to get! Location: Close enough to walk the Vatican. It’s a short walk to the Metro as well. Best of all - the hotel is NON-SMOKING! A welcome respite from the cigarette smoke filled streets of Rome.
Traveler's tip on saving a few bucks:
If you’re in Rome for 3 or more days, get the Roma Pass. It’s available at certain locations. You get 3 days unlimited travel on the metro/subway system and buses (great if you have tired feet!). Admission to two participating attractions, which include the Colosseum, Forum, and most of the museums! After you’ve used your 2 admissions, you receive discounted admission to the other participating attractions. We saved quite a bit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Franklin Feel The Sound is not just a hotel. It is the ideal place from which to visit the center of Rome in an intimate, family-friendly setting, just steps away from the elegant Prati quarter. If, like us, you are passionate about music, design and technology, come visit us at the Hotel Franklin Feel The Sound, a relaxing 3 star accommodation option in Rome where you can enjoy your trip to the rythm of your favourite music! Feel Our Sound and make it resound in one of our 22 rooms inspired in Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Soul music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franklin Hotel Rome