Me and my boyfriend just came back from our five day stay at the Romanico hotel. Let me start with the positive and that would be the hotel's location. It's really easy to get to any of the Rome's main sightseeing spots from the hotel - my tip would be to take a bus or walk. The hotel is walk-able distance to the Spanish Steps and the Fountain di Trevi. Also the Villa Borghese park is near the hotel and you get really nice views of the Piazza del Popolo and the rest of Rome from up there. If you take bus 116, that will get you by the river and you can walk from there to Vatican or Trastavere. Don't bother taking the tube if you are travelling from/to the Termini station, you are better off walking (15mins) or taking a bus.
Now to the negatives - the hotel lobby is really luxurious and we were expecting the same from our room but were really disappointed when we saw the room. It looked very cheap & tacky. It did the job but for the money they charge, I was expecting more. The room looked nothing like the one on the website.
Don't ask the hotel staff for any directions or restaurant recommendations, because they were wrong every time we asked them. For example, re transport. we asked them how to get to Trastavere and were told to get a taxi (40 euro return trip) or to take a bus (which was a wrong bus btw). Luckily my boyfriend noticed that it's a wrong bus and got us on the right one. We paid 6 euros all together for the bus tickets with a bit of a walk. The staff recommended us one restaurant (sorry can't remember the name but it was the one what specialises on sea food/fish) - the food was less than average and was really overpriced - it was the worst food we had during our 5 day stay in Rome. You get better value for money even if you eat in the sightseeing spots like Trastavere.
Overall, the hotel is OK but not worth the money they charge for their rooms. I'm sure you can find better value for money elsewhere. We won't be coming back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Romanico Palace Hotel, situated in the heart of the Eternal City, is the ideal starting point for discovering the historic, artistic, cultural and gastronomic wonders of Rome. A few steps from Via Veneto, Galleria Borghese, Via Condotti and Piazza di Spagna. Walking around you can enjoy the most important monuments: the Coliseum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.Each room is different and stands out due to its unique personality. The sense of beauty, the frescoes and attention to detail are testified by the Italian furniture made with an elegant combination of designs and colours. All the marble bathrooms have been renovated to be modern and functional.Entering the Roof Garden, you are greeted by a magnificent 360° view of Rome. We also offer a wellness area, an oasis where you can find harmony between body and soul, dedicated to all those who wish to have a wellbeing experience. The Fitness Centre offers various equipment for daily training, from the latest Technogym cardio machines to weights.The Romanico Palace Hotel is perfect for those seeking an exclusive atmosphere, and values its ability to combine warmth and discretion, courtesy and the utmost respect for privacy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Romanico Palace Rome
- Romanico Palace Hotel Rome