I selected this hotel solely due to location, as it is strategically just one block from the Termini Rail station. You simply exit the station to the right of the tracks, cross the street, walk one block, turn right, and you are there. I also booked through my time share network, and only paid a booking fee of $25 for two nights, so there was no way this hotel could disappoint, as I knew I was getting great value regardless of my experience.
I was delightfully surprised and pleased. My single room was quite small, but adequate. Bathroom was small (just two meters by two meters), and water pressure at the shower head was weak, but still adequate nonetheless. Room was very clean and quiet during sleeping hours, with some outside renovation noise during the day and some slight breakfast noise in the morning.
The guys at the front desk were very friendly, courteous, and helpful, offering local advice for the activities I was doing.
Breakfast was disappointing. I enjoy hot tea, and the water dispenser dispensed only warm water. Furthermore, it was shared with a coffee dispenser, giving the tea an undesirable coffee flavor. Otherwise it was a continental breakfast (rolls, cheese, deli meat, yogurt, cereal).
I gave it four stars because of my particular needs and objectives. If you are here for a very special event (honeymoon etc), or never plan on visiting Rome again, or are used to high-end hotels, then stay somewhere else. If you enjoy traveling like a local (as I do), and need to get around Rome with public transportation or prefer to tour by walking, then this hotel is a great choice.
I would certainly stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Marco Polo is a comfortable 3 stars hotel in the historical city center of Rome, located just a few minutes walking from Roma Termini train station. This recently restored hotel has a rare characteristic among the hotels close to the station that is the passionate family-run management. Thanks to its wide variety of rooms and its strategic position, Marco Polo Hotel is the ideal solution for a family holiday, a romantic week-end or for business travels. All the attractions and monuments of Rome are easy to reach from Hotel Marco Polo. We look forward to welcome you with our kindness, helpfulness and affordability! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marco Polo Hotel Rome
- Marco Polo Rome