Travelled in a party of 3 (2 x adults + 1 x 7 year old) so had a triple room. The location was superb - 5 minute (with a 7 year old pulling a hand luggage suitcase) walk from Barberini Metro station, 2 stops away from Termini, 5 minute walk to the Trevi, 10 min walk to Spanish Steps, 15 min walk to Pantheon & 20 min walk to Piazza Navona. The location alone was worth the price we paid for the 3 nights.
The hotel is in a beautiful traditional building. The hotel is the old rooms which have been converted. It is well maintained, with a funky traditional lift (very small but part of the adventure) & my daughter loved the old fashioned operation of a traditional lift.
Welcome was great. A map was provided with details on the usual must see's in Rome + some recommendations of local trattoria's/pizzeria's. Although our room wasn't ready, we were shown around & advised how the key system worked. We left our bags which had kindly been put into our room on our return.
Basic room (room 27) but clean, tidy & a decent size. Plenty of room for a kingsize bed, single bed & space to move. Double wardrobe, dressing table, coat hook area & fridge which was stocked with water & fanta. Their was a small tv, which had sky channels, but the only English channels were the usual news channel - personally don't see this as an issue as I was there to see Rome! I did find the room cold (I am always cold, even in intense heat) & the central heating is operated centrally but when I commented on this to the team, I was supplied with a mini heater which did a great job in adding the heat I needed.
Bathroom was tiny - but this is a building which has been converted & therefore expected. Shower was a decent temperature, fluctuated early in the morning when other people were using the water in the building, but again, for the price it was perfectly fine. Be warned though, if you are a little bigger than the average, the bathroom (for this room) is a tight squeeze.
The staff could not do enough for you. There are great postcards in the reception which were free to take (and made a great school project for my daughter), refills on the mini bar, the room was cleaned every day & the towels changed daily too - even though we were told these would be changed every other day.
Breakfast consisted of full range of coffees, full range of teas, water, OJ, pastries/doughnuts, toast, bread roll, jams & yoghurts - which was well prepared & a great start to the day. Only critiscism is that brekkie is served from 8am, which is quite late if you plan on starting a tour at 9am or want to be at the main attractions early, but again, the team were great - we had a tour booked at Roman Forum for 9am & they were happy to start serving at 7.45.
This is a simple hotel, with great staff, a warm welcome & in a superb location. The rooms are basic but for the price we paid, it was great value. Would definitely stay here again & recommended as a great value, budget hotel. The staff were fantastic & well deserve the other positive feedback on here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Very central and economic, Hotel Azzurra offers hospitality in rooms freshly adapted all with bath/shower inside, frigo bar, air condition and phone. In the triangle of Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Barberini Square is recommended for business trips and tourism journeys. All credit cards are accepted, groups till 22 people with facilities for tours, taxi service to airport, rent scooters. computer use, fax, international calls, laundry , iron full of services in a single place. 150 mt. metro Piazza Barberini, 200 mt. Trevi Fountain, 350 mt. Spanish Steps, 400 mt. Va del Corso the famous shopping zone, 800 mt. Piazza Navona & Pantheon, 300 mt. Via Veneto Dolce Vita, 15 min. Vatican City & Colossium by metro or walking. ... more less
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- Azzurra Hotel Rome