I stayed at Hotel Moscatello with my girlfriend during a 4 days visit to Rome in the Summer of 2008. Overall it was a great experience.
I'll first start with location which is actually one of the only negative things about the hotel. It is south of Termini train station (about a ten minute walk) which our guide book listed as a place not necessarily recommended but unless you are a young girl traveling by yourself I wouldn't give it much thought and even then I think it is a lot more the fact that it is dark and there are not a lot of people around that give the neighborhood its reputation. Being a 20 some male I actually enjoyed the location there were some interesting Asian shops and markets, a park, and metro station very near by (the stop south of Termini is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel). The hotel itself is so cool. When you walk up to the door it is very easy to miss because there is only a small yellow sign above it, which seems pretty standard in this area. You buzz the front desk and they key the door to let you in. One of the coolest things is the door is huge (10 ft x 6 feet) but the part that opens is tiny (5 ft x 3 ft). It was neat anyways. Once you enter the door you come into a small open area with plants and tile floors. You walk to the building on the north side and then go up a few floor (there is a small elevator available but I think it is only 2 floors up). The entrance to the hotel is small and from its appearance you might think they only had two rooms. It has a coffee machine and a small sofa but is mainly just a place to pick up and leave your key.
The rooms are extremely nice. They are quite large by European standards. I had a room with a double bed (unfortunately two twins). There was a wall (12 ft) with nice wooden cupboard style closets and a built in mini refrigerator. The bathroom was small to average for European standards but was very nice and clean. There was a small 13-15" flat panel tv which received a bunch of local television stations, a reasonably sized desk, and full length mirror as well. The floors were a nice clean tile.
As far as I could tell from my stay, the staff consisted of two men who alternated shifts. They were there until 2 am and spoke good English and could give directions/advise. They also had maps available which they would share when you asked directions.
The hotel did not have any internet access but the area near Termini has a few internet cafe places where we once stopped and used the internet for 15 min for 50 cents. They hotel does not have breakfast but they do give you a voucher for a restaurant which they are affiliated with which gives you a lunch or dinner for each person in the room. The meal consisted of salad, bruschetta, pizza/lasagna/spahgetti, and coffee. It wasn't the best meal but it was cheap and convenient. If you're coming back from traveling for the day just get off at Termini metro station and it is two blocks away. Then you have a 7-8 min walk back to the hotel.
Overall the hotel was a great experience. I really enjoyed the personal atmosphere that it had and the spacious rooms. The area is not the most beautiful in Rome but for the price I think it is safe and comfortable and a great place to re energize for the go go go traveler.
**Also I used www.HRS.com and got a great deal (stay three nights and the fourth is free). So it is definitely worth checking out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Moscatello is in the residential area near Piazza Vittorio. Here you can find a park and the Vittorio Emanuele Metro Station (line A), one stop to/from Termini.The Moscatello is on the 3rd floor of a renovated 19th-century building, right by one of the most famous ice cream shops in Rome. All rooms at the Moscatello are new and include a minibar. Central Station is a great choice for travelers interested in monuments, architecture and ancient landmarks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moscatello Hotel Rome