Pros: Helpful staff, good cocktails, quiet room (street facing on 7th floor), wifi in rooms
Cons: Most uncomfortable bed ever, bad tea and coffee, location
On arrival we were offered an upgrade. On checking out both the classic and deluxe rooms we originally opted to stay in the classic which was tiny and only had a shower. After 5 minutes of lying on the hard and lumpy bed I phoned reception and was told that all the beds are the same standard. All we could do was upgrade and get a bigger bed so we paid the upgrade. The bed was still hard and lumpy but was a 5 foot wide bed rather than 4.6. The decor in the hotel is getting quite old and tired.
The hotel is in the north of the city and if you are a tourist it was quite a walk to anywhere but it was close to the metro.
The hotel is a weird layout, you have to take 2 lifts to go anywhere above the first floor. There are stairs which we did use a few times as the second lift only takes a max of 4 people but we were told it was for fires only.
The breakfast was good of its type, cheese, salmon, ham, sausages, bacon, cereal, fresh fruit, prosecco! The downside was the coffee which was pretty vile, and the water didn't get hot enough to brew tea.
Overall, it was a nice hotel but the beds were so awful I wouldn't stay there again.
Tourist tip: Make sure you have a wee before leaving the hotel as public toilets are rare in Rome.
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