First and foremost, the location of this small hotel was outstanding. My wife and I were able to walk to and from all areas of Rome, including The Vatican, The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, etc..
However there were a few things promised on their website that we feel they didn't live up to. Yes it was July and yes it was HOT, but their air conditioning was horrible. Instead of having individual room thermostats, they have an entire Hotel air setting, and let me tell you it NEVER cooled off enough for us to be comfortable. The other issue was the promised "in-room wifi". We immediately noticed it didn't work so we called the front desk. They said it was temporarily down, and would be fixed soon....it worked fine in the lobby, just not in any of the rooms. 48 hours later same story, and the staff was very "put-off" by our complaints. It wan't until the 4th day that the wifi finally worked very poorly and very slowly.
Breakfasts were average at best, but hotel was clean, and we especially like the bar on the top floor for evening drinks and views.
I would suggest staying in the cooler months rather than the height of summer. We will not be staying at this hotel in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Francesco is a small & charming 3 star hotel located in Trastevere the hippest and most lively area in the center of Rome. 24 rooms all set with Private Bathroom, Free WiFi, Minibar, Flat TV, Hairdryer, Telephone, Safe Box and Air Conditioning. The Continental Buffet Breakfast is always included and the reception is open 24h. An amazing 360° view overlooking the Aventino hill and Trastevere is waiting for you at the top of the hotel. Our Rooftop bar La Terrazza will be open on warm seasons from 6 PM to 11:30 PM. An oasis of peace and relaxation where you can have a refreshing drink and chill out after a day sightseeing. All major tourist sights such as the Colosseum, the Vatican and Trevi Fountain can be easily reached by public transports but our suggestion is to wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the city by walking through the ancient narrow streets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Francesco Rome
- San Francesco Hotel