I had many email correspondences with Rosa at Hotel Grifo before deciding that this would be the place where we would stay on our four-nights in Rome in early June. It was the rooftop terrace that first got my attention; we liked the idea of a place to "chill out" with a bottle of wine after a day of sight-seeing. My many emails to them were in an endeavor to find just the right room, and we did.
There are only three rooms that have direct access from the room to the terrace. One of them sleeps only one person, one sleeps three, and one is a quad that sleeps four. Although it was a little more than we wanted to spend, we decided to book the quad room, and we are happy that we did. The room is pretty big, with one king-sized bed and two side chairs that fold out into beds. Needless to say, we used the chairs for our luggage and clothes. The room was air-conditioned and very comfortable. And, we loved the terrace right outside our French doors! This room is pictured on their web site, along with photos of the terrace. I should mention that this is a very old building, and consequently, the roof is worn, too, but there was a nice little table and two chairs right outside of our room; the plants on the roof were nice, also. This is a terrace that circles the rooms on the top on three sides, so it is a narrow terrace.
The location of this hotel was perfect for us. We walked everywhere, except to the Appian Way. There are a couple of nice restaurants, too, in short walking distance. We particularly liked Le Tavernelle which was a stone's throw away; we ate there three different nights. I submitted a report on that restaurant for Trip Advisor.
This is a family-owned hotel, and the staff, especially Rosa, was very helpful to us regarding directions and recommendations. They all spoke perfect English. Breakfast was included: adequate, but nothing special.
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- Grifo Hotel Rome