We arrived Rome from an overnight flight and we were exhausted from sitting for a long time.
After reaching Termini station, we opted to go to the hotel first before we go for lunch.
We took the bus right outside termini station(you have to buy the ticket in the booth).
Since this is our first time in Rome we made sure we have a map. We got down on the wrong bus stop. Checked the map, it's not that far and we were able to find the place. You just need to explore a bit and we found out that the area it is located is residential. We had fun living like the locals. We have become experts with the bus routes and the type of bus ticket we needed to buy. Because of Mercure Corso Trieste we learned to explore the city like the locals do. :)
And there is this nice pizzeria 4 blocks from the bus stop near Mercure, which is really good!!!
The one thing that I didn't like was how the attendant in the breakfast area, asked us if breakfast is included in the room category we . We have given an amount as an insurance to the front desk, they can deduct the breakfast in that. It's not like were not going to pay.
We're Asians and I sense a bit of racism with how the attendant treated us.
Well Anyway, the other attendant who has curly hair is super nice and made up for the irritation the first lady gave us.
All in all the stay was good, the experience is nice and the room is clean.
Breakfast is ok.
I'm a travel agent and this is our personal trip.
My Wife and I were there last week for 4 nights. Firstly, the front desk staff are fantastic...Young gentleman and two young girls (i think one is Spanish background and the other girl was a bit shorter). Anyways they went out of their way to explain a lot of things to us. If more people were like these staff then Rome would have the best reputation in the world.
Anyways, the rooms were clean, bathroom was clean. Real estate in Rome is premium so all in all this hotel is fantastic. Rooftop area is GREAT!!!! checkin and go straight up there. I spent sometime up there just relaxing and blending in with the area.
Metro is very very very very close...walk out turn left and at the end of the street turn left again. then just keep going straight until you hit main road. You will see Metro...it is 10mins train ride to city and good area and safe area.
Metro ticket is $6 Euro for unlimited ride until midnight. But recommend getting tourist pass for 3 days at $18 if you are intending to stay for few nights.
I'm sure this information will be repeated by the front desk staff. Hope more people had experience like myself and my wife.
This was a very nice hotel and met our needs for our 4 night stay in Rome. Hotels are very expensive in Rome and if you want to be close to the action then you're going to have to pay. If you're prepared to be a little further out then this hotel will suit your needs very nicely. Hotel is in nice condition, room was very clean, front desk staff were super helpful. Although it's a little way out from the centre the metro station is just 5 minutes walk and you can be in the middle of everything within 20 minutes. Would definitely consider staying there again.
Overall the hotel was good - lovely large rooms, very clean, big balcony. Mini bar, wifi, desk etc. Most of the staff on the front desk were fabulous - really helpful and happy to help. Breakfast in the downstairs area was a little overpriced for what you receive but convenient.
As other reviews have said, there is not a lot around and you are in a residential area. Metro is just 5 minutes walk away but it would have been nicer to be closer to the city. I wouldn't stay there again just purely based on the location, but I would recommend the property for its cleanliness and service. If you don't mind being a distance from the main Rome city, then its a great place to stay. San Marino Restaurant (5 minute walk away) was great - really comfortable and family feel.