This hotel is very well located near the beautiful Piazza del Popolo in the centro storico. It is not easy to find if you are driving in. There are lots of one way streets and we saw no signage for the hotel. That said, Federico left the front desk and walked down the street with me to drive our car to the front door so we could unload. We had reserved parking for our two night stay and thought it well worth the 15 Euro per day charge.
Our first room was 105 on the first floor in the back. It was small and still with no working AC or fan. When we opened the window for air the noise from the alleyway, the intense smell of fried fish and the light from a street lamp made for an untenable situation. We were moved the next morning to a room on the second floor, 201, and we were happier with the brighter room and the working fan.
Wifi access requires a special username and password that work for a specified number of hours. Mine ran out before our departure and I had to ask for a new code. Not horrible, but is this a necessary inconvenience?
Annamaria in the breakfast room and Rolando on the front desk went the extra service mile.
Breakfast is good with fresh fruit, yogurts, cold meats and cheeses, sweet rolls and the like.
At night, after 11 there is no one on the front desk.
We did not eat in the hotel's restaurant La Locanderia but we heard the food was very good and the atmosphere seemed festive on a Saturday evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo dei Mercanti is a hotel in Ascoli Piceno situated in the city center. There are many great attractions nearby, including Piazza del Popolo, Ascoli Piceno Duomo, Church of St. Francis and Ventidio Basso Theater. Also close by are Cattedrale di Sant'Emidio and Piazza Arringo. Highlights include a health club. ... more less
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