Preface: The husband is writing this review not the facebook owner
Hotel is about 10 minutes from Termini and fairly easy to find. Decor is nice, staff is excellent, breakfast is nothing to complain about (it's included/free so why would anyone complain, but it is actually tasty with a good selection), rooms were clean and comfortable (well maybe not the bathroom but i'll get to that later), and did I mention Elena (she's great).
Listen to Elena. She has good suggestions and tells it like it is. She is definitely an asset to that hotel, so make use of her time.
My problem with the bathroom is this: I'm 6 ft 200lbs, the toilet is crammed up next to the shower so I have to lean into the shower to sit on the toilet and my left knee is still pressed up against the shower door. The shower was tiny. I could barely fit into it. I would need to be a yoga master to wash my legs as there really isn't enough space to bend over. The shampoo smells weird too but whatever (maybe that is just me). I'm still giving 5 stars inspite of the comical bathroom because that is a minor part of my trip. I spend 10-15 minutes a day in there only so it is a non-factor IMO.
As an example of the service at the hotel, one night our AC died. It ran but the room was unbearably hot. We mentioned it to the staff the next morning before we went out. When we came back after a day of sightseeing our room was nice and frosty.
When I travel back to Rome (I did the Trevi fountain thing so I guess I'll be going back) I would definitely stay at Raffaello again.
I look forward to reading Elena's response (sorry couldn't think of more to write I know you like novels) ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 3-star Hotel Raffaello in Rome will ensure you feel at the centre of the world each and every day. In central Rome, immersed in the wonderful stream of life, culture and history that runs through the heart of the capital. You'll also be at the heart of the hotel, of its services and its activities. For us, you always come first. Hotel Raffaello is situated in a quiet street in the Rione Monti, one of the historical quartiers of the capital. It is abuzz with people, shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques; one of those neighbourhoods where you never get bored. The Roma Termini train station, Colosseum, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia and all the monuments of Rome are so close that you don't even need to orient yourself with a map.i suoi servizi e delle sue attività. Per noi, voi venite sempre al primo posto. ... more less
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