We arrived at the hotel in the pouring rain. The directions we were given by the hotel were not too good so we spent some time looking for the hotel with all our luggage and were dripping wet by the time we found it. For other travellers getting there by bus, cross the road at the bookshop (at the bus stop) toward the ruins. If you are facing the ruins, the hotel is down the alley after the theatre on the right of the ruins.
The hotel was clean and neat. The bedroom and changing room were an average size, not too cramped. However the bathroom was very small. The shower has a shower curtain (pet hate) and because the shower is so small, the curtain sticks to you when you have a shower.
We discovered over the 5 days we spent at the hotel that if you want hot water, you need to have a shower at 6am. It seems like most people have a shower later, and the hot water gets depleted. In the hotels defence we did not complain so they did not have a chance to rectify.
There is free wifi but you need a new password from the front desk every day.
The location is very central, and safe. There is a fantastic bakery to the left of the hotel that sells thin crust pizza by weight. The hotel is also within walking distance from major attractions and very close to main bus stops. Which makes transport easy.
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- Also Known As:
- Smeraldo Hotel Rome