This was our 2nd trip to Rome, and I chose Hotel Rosetta after seeing all of the great reviews online. The hotel is basic... and if you're used to traveling through Europe, it's a typical 2 star hotel. (Interesting shower/toilet combo, no decorations, etc.). However, we travel on a budget, and love these cheap finds with a good location. Here are a few thoughts on our stay (April 2008):
1.) The location is terrific. Just a 3-4 minute walk to the Colleseum, Palantine Hill, etc. Two metro options are within a 5 minute walk (Colleseum and Cavour) and both of these options have a quick metro connection to Rome Termini station (1 Euro)
2.) My main issue with the hotel was the awful noise level from Cavour Road. We stayed in the quadruple room, which overlooked Cavour, which was FILLED with traffic - even at 4AM. Cars honking.... ambulances at all hours, and the scooters speeding by were surprisingly noisy. Most of us were still awake at 4AM, wishing we had ear plugs to drown out the noise. If the window was open, you could hardly hear another person talk across the room. It was awful. My husband is sleeps like a hibernating animal... and it even woke him up!
However, all of the other rooms appeared to be either in the courtyard, or on the other side of our noisy room. So, if you are booking the quadruple room (#21), do not stay here. If you are booking any other room, I bet you won't have any of the noise problems. We were just unlucky with the room location & Carvour. (Or ask upon reserving the room to make sure you don't get room 21 - or a room overlooking Cavour.)
3.) The staff was willing to hold our luggage, which was a bonus. They also had a hairdryer available on request.
4.) Pay in cash... we asked before submitting payment on check-out, and they dropped the price by approx. 5%.
5.) There are a few good restaurants and a fantastic Gelato shop in the area (around the back corner). Do not go to the Cafe/Pizza/Gelato shop across from the hotel. VERY unfriendly and very pricey. Walk a minute or two behind the hotel, and you'll find a few great places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- hotel rosetta the Colosseum and Roman forum are right around the corner ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rosetta Hotel Rome