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“A Nightmare in Magnificent Rome”
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Cardinal Hotel
Ranked #1,152 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
New Jersey
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A Nightmare in Magnificent Rome”
Reviewed December 7, 2002

Just got back from staying at The Cardinal with a group of 32 people. Well, I shouldn't say that since 6 didn't even bother to stay after they saw their rooms. I've been to Rome 25x, so I know that Roman hotels are not exactly up to American standards or what they look like on websites. However, what a disappointment this place was! The rooms were horrible, albeit they are working on remodeling the hotel (you hear the loud banging begin at 6:30 AM). Everyone of our rooms flooded when we took showers - the bar prices were astronomical - the noise from both inside and outside was unbearable - the rooms were more like monastic cells with uncomfortable beds and dim lighting. Four stars??? Somebody is crazy - the only good thing about the place was its location. By the way, the Vatican chairs look like something from a Barbie dollhouse. Do yourself a favor and stay away (at least, until they finish the rennovation).

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Additional Information about Cardinal Hotel

Property: Cardinal Hotel
Address: Via Giulia 62, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori , Ponte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1,152 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 71

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