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lovely place to stay
My husband, my 16 year old daughter, and I just spent 4 nights at the Albergo Cesari. We agree with all the positive reviews that caused me to book the hotel in the first place. The room was very clean and was a comfortable size with lots of drawer and closet space. If you want absolute quite you can close the windows and any and all street noise is eliminated. The staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The breakfast was excellent---hard boiled eggs, fruit, pastry, and assorted rolls, cold cereals, cheeses, ham, etc. It is true that the breakfast room is small and can get crowded so I advise you to go early---around 8:00 or late---around 9:30. Some reviewers mentioned that there was an odor in the elevator or in the lobby---we never experienced anything like that. The location is perfect, just as the other reviewers have mentioned. I would definitely stay there again and would tell anyone contemplating a stay in Rome not to hesitate booking a room at this hotel.
Good Hotel in Great Location
We just returned from the Albergo Cesari. We stayed there for three nights at the end of May. Overall, we were very pleased with the hotel. The staff is helpful, they arranged excellent transportation to the airport, the free Internet access is great, and the nice bar area is pleasant and relaxing. Also, the breakfast is very good. The breakfast room is a bit small, but we never had trouble finding a table. Lots of food variety and excellent quality. The guest rooms are fine, but not fabulous. They are medium to large by European standards, and the color scheme is pleasing, but the furniture and amenities are not luxurious (but then, this is not a 4 or 5 star hotel). The sound proof windows do a good job of keeping out the street noise. However, we were told that it was too early for the hotel to turn on the air conditioning. Therefore, you either slept in a stuffy but quiet (as far as outside noise goes) room, or a loud and breezy room with the windows open. It was not extremely hot in Rome when we were there, but I would have preferred air conditioning, especially in the afternoons. As I said, you can keep the outside noise out by closing the windows, but one of the most problematic things about this hotel is the amount of noise that comes from inside. Sitting in our room with the windows and door closed, we could clearly hear people talking in the rooms next to us and in the hall, and all the doors slam very loudly. Perhaps thin walls? Although I am a heavy sleeper, this was disturbing each night we were there. And in the morning, unbearable. You have to get up when everyone else does because you can hear everything that is going on around you in the other rooms. I don't know if other nearby hotels in Rome are better at controlling this kind of interior noise, but we did not have similar problems in Florence or Venice. However, for the price and location, I would recommend this hotel.
My husband and I stayed on the Hotel Cesari with our college age daughter late May 2004. What a pleasant experience. The hotel was very conveniently located - we walked everywhere. The staff was gracious and helpful at all times. The breakfast was wonderful and our room was very pleasant. The hotel can get a little noisy late at night due to being right on the street, but we didn't mind. We would stay there again.
great position and very nice rooms
Mid-April my husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at Hotel Cesari. Our room was on the fourth floor and had a beautiful view of Piazza San Pietra. At night we could hear people talking in the square below and it as very pleasant. The room was very dark and very quiet and the bed was much softer than other beds that we had experienced in Italy. The breakfast room was a bit small but breakfast was very plentiful and there was lots of variety. The room was very large and nicely furnished. Berrardo on the front desk and the other gentleman who's name escapes me were fantastic. Their english was very good and they were very helpful. Can't wait to go back. Thank you hotel Cesari and also the gentleman who drives the limousine to the airport was very nice and very informative. It's nice to know that you are being picked up and dropped off and this can all be organised through the hotel. A sign of a good hotel is that all the staff there have been there for a long period of time. It is also very clean and free internet was great.
Wonderful location & staff
This hotel lives up to the great comments here. The location is superb, halfway between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. The hotel is very clean and the breakfast is more than adequate. The special bonus is that there is FREE internet access in the lobby! The staff is as helpful as advertised.
Stayed at Cesari 28/05/04 - 02/06/04. Location is perfect for seeing all of the sights - we walked to all of them. Second floor room was a perfectly adequate size, clean, pleasant, bathroom well appointed. We liked being able to leave valuables in the safe in the room. Staff are polite, can speak English and are very helpful. I agree with other comments that the breakfast was very good, and that the breakfast room was small. Shutters do shut out a lot of noise from the street. We did not experience any noise disturbance from guests in the hotel - but the morning chambermaids, who start at 6.30, are not quiet when shutting doors. Overall a very pleasant stay - but a couple of negatives: the air conditioning wasn't working but was fixed when we notified the management. There was no hot water for one evening. We missed the hotel not having a garden to sit in - but the central location more than made up for this. From reading the other comments, it seems the position of the room itself makes a big difference to the enjoyment of the stay - ask for a quiet room. We would stay there again.
Really does not have A/C
Don't be fooled, this hotel does not have air conditioning. The on/off switch on the wall has no temp control. We had booked 2 rooms in Jan. and every e-mail I sent confirmed rooms with A/C. When we arrived 6/24 the desk clerk said it was A/C but were having some problems with it. I demanded another hotel and they found us a large family room next door at Hotel Regno. Very nice with great A/C. You don't want to be in Rome without it!!
My wife and I stayed in the Cesari hotel for five nights commencing on 1 July 2004. I had read the Cesari reviews on Tripadvisor and some other sites and thought it sounded good. Overall we were not disappointed. Its best feature is undoubtedly its location: 2 mins walk to the Trevi Fountain (which is always mobbed!), 5 mins walk to the Pantheon (tremendous location for a night-cap), 10 mins to Piazza Navonna (which with all the bars, restaurants, artists, moving statues etc is reminiscent of the Ramblas in Barcelona). The Spanish Steps and the Coliseum are also within walking distance. There are loads of bars & restaurants within walking distance of the Cesari and the area is always buzzing. There was a slight problem with the air conditioning on the first night and a notice to this effect was placed in the lift but it was rectified soon thereafter. While there are no individual climate controls in the rooms, we never found it uncomfortable even when daily temperatures outside were hitting 30 degrees plus. We never encountered the “strange smell” in the lift which other reviewers mentioned!
The breakfast room is indeed on the small side but we always got a table without waiting. The cappuccino at breakfast was nice but the other coffee available from the urns in the breakfast room is definitely an acquired taste! There was always a plentiful supply of juice, cereal, fruit, breads, meats, cheeses, pastries etc. The in-room safes are a nice touch as are the mini bars (there was no charge for chilling your own drinks in them, unlike some other hotels in Italy!).
Our room was at the front of the hotel and it was quite dark due to the closeness of the building across the lane. The room had a large bed and although there was a bit of a squeeze between the bottom of the bed and the wall there was plenty of room for two people. The bathroom was also a good size. The lane below had restaurants etc and it could be a bit noisy early morning (clearing rubbish/bottles etc) and late at night but the shutters/windows dealt with this. Anyway, who wants to spend all day in their hotel room when you are in Rome!
We paid approximately £100 per night for the room (inc breakfast) which for Rome we found to be good value considering the level of comfort and the location.
A good hotel which I can thoroughly recommend.
Room for 4 plus location
If you haven't figured it out by now the location
is great- we even walked back from the Vatican.
Its about a 10 euro cab ride from the train station.
One note is that they accomodate a room for 4,
not easy to find in Rome. Front desk not
particularly friendly but with that location you
can figure it all out yourself.
Tiny lobby but it does have internet. Breakfast
room tiny but we always had a table.