What a great place in the heart of the Eternal City! We were on the last leg of a two week trip through parts of Spain, ending with 4 days in Rome, Italy. All of our accommodations had been great, so we were really looking forward to the final leg in Rome – and the Dharma did not disappoint at all! Their pre-arrival emails were great as they provided all kinds of important information about the various options to get to the hotel. They also offered to arrange for a private driver who would collect us at the airport. As this was our first visit to Rome, all this info was greatly appreciated. Yes, we opted for the private driver since we were arriving quite late and wanted to just get to the hotel once we landed. The driver was waiting for us at the arrivals gate, and he took us on a lovely scenic drive, offering all kinds of tips and information along the way. As it was a set fee, we had no concerns. On arrival at the hotel, we were met by a very enthusiastic and friendly representative. He checked us in, gave us a map of the city with all the places of interest we had mentioned clearly marked, and took us to our room. I believe it was room 337. It was awesome!! Very modern, very high-end, very, very nice indeed! There was no outside noise. The bed was super comfortable – soft clean sheets and warm cozy duvet. The room was spotless, and throughout our stay was very well cleaned and presented. Under-floor heating in the bathroom was a very nice touch. Awesome, large walk-in shower, with jets and rain showerhead. It was also a steam-shower but we could not figure out how it worked, and there no instructions, but it was really not a big deal for us. The shower itself was excellent. There was a TV which we did watch late at night once we were ready for bed, just to catch up on the day’s news. There were several English language channels including Sky and BBC News. There was also a kettle, with some tea bags and instant coffee. Again, it was great to have a cuppa tea in the evening before bed, and a quick shot of coffee before heading out to get a real cup of coffee and a fresh pastry!! We had breakfast included in the rate, and it is provided by a little bistro downstairs on the street level called Cotto. The breakfast was nothing special, maybe even a little “tired” but it sure helped to get us going in the morning. The service at both the hotel and the restaurant was great. Everyone we came in contact with was always friendly, genuine, and very helpful.
Overall the Dharma hotel was excellent, and a very fitting way to end our vacation. It is perhaps a little far away from the ancient core of the city, but it was very close to both a metro line and the main train station which was a huge plus. The metro is very easy to use, and cheap. Given how close we were to the train station we decided to take the Airport Train on our way out – again it was easy to buy tickets, and very well priced at 13 Euros. I think it is even cheaper if you buy your ticket outside the main train station building. Loved Rome – it’s an awesome city and we will have to return, and yes, we would very strongly consider the Dharma Hotel next time again! Excellent boutique style hotel, top notch service, and great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dharma Hotel is a Newly decorated, modern Hotel with Rooms & Suites with Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and Rain Showers. You can choose from several room types and service from the Official Site of the Dharma Hotel and book the best room and suite for your special time in Rome. If you look for the perfect sightseeing place, you cannot easily beat Dharma Hotel's location, a stone's throw to Termini Central Station (easy links to all Rome airports and cruiseship terminal) and all public transport bus/metro/tram lines. Also, walking distance to Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia. The hotel is situated within an ancient building, liberty style, for the lovers of architecture and fine design. ... more less
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