We are a family of four, including two grown up children and had chosen Hotel Golden based on Trip Advisor reviews as well as their responsiveness to queries and the extremely reasonable pricing! Giuseppe, in particular, was very detailed in all his replies and even took the trouble of answering my numerous queries at 2:30 in the morning! Due to our dates being fixed, we were not able to get the room of our choice but decided to go with Giuseppe's suggestion of the two rooms next to the Reception (101 & 102) and we were not disappointed!
What makes Hotel Golden stand out is the friendliness and warmth - you feel like you're interacting with your own family member and not with a stranger! The tone of the various emails we had exchanged before arriving there had given us a level of comfort and that continued. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Maria Teresa and she, along with Marco and Giuseppe were our advisors for the next couple of days - where to go, how to go, where to have dinner, where was the best place for the ladies to shop, everything! Thank you, you guys simply rock! It was an honor to meet Papa Mario as well! I think what we really loved about the entire family is the way they took that extra bit of care in all that they did - nothing was too small or insignificant for them. We were in a mood to try different cuisines for dinner and each day, they would come up with a suggestion that fit our mood to a T! I particularly liked the fact that they also wanted subsequent feedback on our experiences each day - not too many places bother to do that. One afternoon, we'd come back to the Hotel after a long walk and my wife wanted an Espresso. We asked Marco where the nearest place was (since they do not have a running kitchen) and guess what? He insisted that his mother would make it for us and have it sent to the room. Where would you get this kind of homely attention - it won our hearts!
And now I'd like to make a special mention of two other family members and the Breakfast - simply awesome! A big thank you from the four of us to Mamma Teresa and Alina for the trouble they took every morning to lay out such a sumptuous spread! Every day, there was something new to try out, apart from the regular Croissants, Breads, Cold Cuts, French Toast, Frittatas, Bacon, Juices, Fruits, Cereals, Tea, Coffee etc etc - Alina would always take the trouble of explaining what that special dish was while Mama Teresa would stand in the background with her wonderful smile that made everyone feel special! Our kids are not much of breakfast persons but the fact that they were there on two mornings out of three speaks volumes about the spread!
The rooms were clean and value for money with very effective air-conditioning and the bathrooms, though slightly small, were extremely functional with all necessary toiletries, The Hotel is located just next to the Villa Borghese and its gardens and is a reasonable walk away from the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. In fact, on our last afternoon, we took a leisurely walk back from the Pantheon, exploring the numerous shops on the way, down Via Del Corso.
Rome was our first stop on our Italian holiday and the pleasurable experience at Hotel Golden left a positive impression in our minds for the rest of the trip! We will definitely be back and no prizes for guessing where we will be staying! Thank you Loria family, we hope to see you in India sometime soon, so we can have a chance to reciprocate the hospitality!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Golden of Rome is a small and genuine family run hotel where you will be welcome as family.The hotel is located in one of the best spots of the city, just behind the oasis of the Borghese Gardens (where you can visit the famous Borghese Gallery Museum) walking out of our property, in less than 100 meters you will be on Via Vittorio Veneto from where you can reach in 10 minutes of nice and enjoyable walk the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo di Fiori.Very well served with public transport (mini bus like the 116 and 116T, from just around the corner will take you almost every where in Rome) including a very convenient stop right next to the Vatican Square.Bus 53 and 80X directly to the Colosseum.Bus 63 to Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto.Besides all that, we have two metro stops closeby: Barberini and Spagna.Our location is full of small little restaurants and trattorie (reasonable prices and great food and wine) we will share all that info with our guests upon arrival (places where we go ourselves to eat with the family)in other words, the Hotel Golden of Rome (like the many reviews of our dear guests around the world say) is a family run hotel for families right in the center of Rome!Full air conditioned (and air conditioning that works)free wifi in all the hotel.And the best of the best: our mother's homey breakfast (every morning she makes breakfast for our guests just like she did at home) from omelettes to "frittata", pancakes, cinnamon french toasts, croissants, crostata, ciambellone, ham, cheese, salami, mortadella, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, ricotta, and many other daily recipes that she brings new for our guests to enjoy (like her very very light "tiramisu") you have to try it!Come and visit us.. We will be so happy to meet you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Hotel Rome