This hotel is a genuine bargain in over-priced Rome. Although it is a walkable distance to Termini train station, I wouldn't recommend trying it with suitcases as the walk to the station is mostly uphill.
Can't say enough good things about the front desk staff. They were friendly, and helpful with directions. They speak excellent English and really went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable.
The hotel itself was extremely clean. Fresh towels, free slippers and an amenity basket with all the essentials rounded out the room. The bathroom is on the small side and in one of our rooms the rims of the bidet and the toilet bowl almost touched, making it necessary to step over the toilet to use it. Is the shower small? You bet. Is it unusable? Nope. The handheld showerhead makes things easy.
The room itself was decorated in old-world classic style. There was a lockable wardrobe cabinet as well as a small wall safe for valuables. The buffet breakfast easily saved us at least 20 euros every morning. It had eggs, toast, pastries, fruit, meats and cheese as well as an American option of scrambled eggs. Cappucino is included...just give your room number to the friendly waitress.
Internet can be slow and somewhat tempermental. Be advised that there is no printer accessable; if you need to print out boarding passes, you must be able to email the front desk with them and they will print them out there. United Airlines doesn't offer this option, so we were out of luck.
Overall, this was an excellent value for our money. I'd go back on another visit to Rome.
- 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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