When I booked this hotel with Thomas Cook I was given 3 hotels to choose from, this hotel didn't seem great but was better than the other 2.
Our first impression was not good, after checking in we were led outside the hotel onto the street and then led up an alley and shown to a adjoining building. The lift we were shown was tiny, me ansd my girlfriend could just about fit in with our cases, the maid closed the lift door and it was pitch black, the lift was also rickety, scary lol.
On entering our room we were pleasantly surprised, it was very clean, spacious and air conditioned. We had a print of the Mona Lisa above our bed, which I thought was a nice touch. After reading some reviews about small towels we decided to pack our own, but I don't think there was any need, the towels were thin but large enough. The room was like a disco at night, the tv had a bright blue standby light that could not be turned off, the air conditioning unit had 2 green lights and the electric fuse had a red light, they didn't disturb my sleep as I thought they would though.
The breakfast was basic but pleasant, pastries, peaches, bread, jam, ham and cheese, there was a hot drinks machine and cold drinks machine. I would've liked more meat choices.
The location was great, literally round the corner from Termini Station which has great links to get around the city, just make sure you turn left out of the hotel and not right.
Also you must purchase a Roma Pass for 34 euros per person, this is a pass for 3 days that gets you on All transport, you can get the tourist buses for the same price but with a Roma pass you get bus, metro, tram, local trains and free entry to the first 2 museums you visit also bypassing the enormous queues(especially the Colosseum which is also the most expensive) and discounts at all other sites worth visiting.
The hotel wasn't perfect, but it was pleasant enough for me to happily stay again and by the sound of some my fellow transfer passengers better than other hotels nearby.
When I go on holidays I don't plan on spending much time in the hotels, if you do then this hotel maybe not for you but if you just want somewhere pleasant to sleep, then this is a good hotel.
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