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“Wonderful Base for Exploring Rome”

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Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella
Ranked #169 of 1,259 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Base for Exploring Rome”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Principessa Isabella Hotel in early January 2014 with my family of 6. Due to our size we had 2 rooms with each room having a double and a fold out single. This hotel is located in the Spagne area about 10 mins easy walk to The Spanish Steps.

We arrived late in the afternoon evening and our rooms were ready for us. They are small like most in Rome but his made no difference us as we were just ready explore Rome and this was the perfect base.Importantly though they were ABSOLUTELY spotlessly clean!!

The staff spoke good english and were ready to help at any time and were great. We were even invited to a local pub for a gathering!!

They have a small dining room for a buffet each morning with a good selection of local breads, 2 cereals, whole fruit, yogurt and scrambled eggs and bacon. Fresh juice and great percolated coffee.

For couples and small families I would recommend this hotel very highly and it shows a reflection a little more closely to a small italian hotel rather than a big chain.

We loved it, it suited us perfectly and no complaints.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Guest,
it was only a pleasure for us to host You and Your lovely family! We are glad to have contributed to make once more pleasant Your stay in Rome, so You have had the chance to visit it with ease, and we want to thank You by our hearth for this excellent review and for the pictures! We really hope to have You all again as our cherished Guests! Thank You again. Best regards.
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

Hotel and staff were nice. Mauro was good with English and the most friendly of the staff, but other staff were also very helpful. Location was close to Galleria Borghese (short walk) and the park (great place for runners); it is also a good walk (15-20 min) to the main attractions of central Rome. Room in hotel was clean. The wireless internet was fairly good. However, the walls are thin, so bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper. Breakfast was fairly good, but I would have liked more fruits instead of processed baked good. Overall, a very good hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Dear Guest,
We want to thank You for such a good review and, above all, for Your suggestion about breakfast. We appreciate a lot this kind of reviews, that allow us to always offer a better service to all our Guest. Thank You again. Best regards.
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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for five nights, everything was wonderful! Beautiful room with a small balcony (we are smokers so it was excellent) , very clean, staff was sweet and helpful, breakfast was very nice ( ask the nice lady for cappuccino ). It's a seven minute walk to the nearest metro and five to the bus stations that basically gets you anywhere you need to get in Rome.
Only bad thing we can say is that the wifi was very weak on the fourth floor, other than that, it was perfect! We will be back!

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, December 8, 2013
Dear Naomi,
thank You for such an excellent review and, above all, for Your suggestion about Wi-Fi. We are sorry You have had some problems with it but we appreciate this kind of reviews, that allow us to always offer a better service to all our Guest. Thank You again. Best regards.
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Indiana
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel located a few short blocks from the top of the Spanish Steps, the US Embassy, and the Hard Rock areas. It's newly renovated; our room was beautiful with high ceilings and spacious quarters. Breakfast was generous, welcoming, and consistently lovely. The front desk warmly welcomed us each morning and evening. The hotel is only a few blocks from a major grocery and retail area. We had a lovely visit and plan to return!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Guest,
it's a real pleasure to read such a good review and most of all to know that You have had a great holiday in Rome, here at the Hotel Principessa Isabella! We are glad to know that You have appreciated us and we invite You to come visit us again during Your next Roman holiday! Best regards and thank You again!
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Just out of the busy parts of the city, is this hidden gem, worthy of your attention. We were impressed by the security of staff at the front desk 24 hours a day. The staff were helpful and friendly and our favourite manager was Mauro.
Mauro spoke good English and I saw that he was good with all kinds of guests and nothing was problem. I have a crazy sense of humour and he adapted to me and understood how I think and what I wanted. In all the hotels we stayed at throughout our tour of Italy and France, Mauro was the best and friendliest manager we encountered. He made our stay perfect and we loved dealing with him.
Our room was immaculate and comfortable, but next time, I would request a room facing the street to get a better view. Fittings and decor were amazing. I loved the breakfast bar, which had more than you need for a great start to the day.
Thank you Mauro and Hotel Principessa Isabella. We will stay with you next time.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Guest,
It’ s a real pleasure to read Your review! We are happy to know that Your stay at the Hotel Principessa Isabella was ok and that You have appreciated a lot our man, Mauro, more than every other manager You have met travelling in Europe! We want to thank You even for the picture! We hope You will come in Rome in the next future and to meet You again: You will be our relished Guest! Best regards!
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in August of 2012. We loved every minute of the two weeks we spent in the hotel. We were treated like family from the Limo driver to the several reception people, Mauro and Santino ,the bell man Oleg, the maids and Amedeo. I can not say enough about the Breakfast and the person managing it who's name I am sad to say I can not remember. We came to Rome to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and our vow renewal ,everyone was so helpful and happy for us. We love this hotel. The clean well appointed building and rooms really gave us the Roman feel. The location was great because it was near the very high priced hotel location but only blocks away. Close to a bus stop that can take you anywhere in town. Walking distance to local restaurants that the locals frequented which made us feel less like tourists. We loved it so much we are going back for Christmas this year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ludovici, Direttore at Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
A wonderful pleasure to read you review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us


I am Happy you enjoyed your stay with us,
the décor and aesthetics is a very important part of who we are and we have a wonderful Design Team who works closely with our owners to create a chic and sophisticated feel throughout and yet retain the warmth of welcome we pride ourselves upon.

We know that details make all the difference, and it is for this reason that we are meticulous about order, cleanliness and hygiene in the bedrooms and throughout the hotel. In our experience these are the details that count the most.

The quality of a hotel is also measured by how well you sleep and thus, by the quality of your bed: the place where you will spend most of your time during your stay in our hotel. We pay particular attention to the quality of the mattresses, the types of pillows available.


We have different room categories which vary significantly in size and layout and I am very confident we have a room that will tick both the space and value box for all of our guests.

I am most pleased that our staff, we have an incredibly passionate team who genuinely cares and want to be part of our guest experiences and it is always incredibly motivating when their passion for service delivery is so beautifully reflected in one of our guests’ stays.

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Principessa Isabella and that you had the time to visit our roof garden.
Dear guest, we hope we will get the chance to welcome you to Hotel Principessa Isabella soon again. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything else we can assist you.

The entire team is more than delighted to make your next stay even more enjoyable!

Best wishes,
Amedeo Sante Mauro and all the staff
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located centrally in the old Roma city this hotel is close to major tourist attractions and restaurants.The rooms were clean, well kept, had free Wifi.The staff were all fantastic especially Sante at reception. Nothing was too much trouble and all spoke great English. We will be recommending this hotel and will be visiting again in the future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella
Address: Via Sardegna 149/151, 00187 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ludovisi / Via Veneto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#102 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#301 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Clarion Collection Hotel Principessa Isabella 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small hotel with multilingual staff and modern comforts; situated near the Via Veneto, Villa Borghese and Piazza de Spagna. ... more   less 
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