international palace hotel
Used this hotel for a first trip to rome which was the right decission.Hotel location great, fifteen minute walk to the roman forum which we found to be a good start point for the rest of the day.Hotel accomodation slightly larger than usual city accomadation, helpful staff and a great breakfast!
i would deffinetly pay a little extra for this hotel and have peace of mind.
Nice location in Rome
We stayed at the International Palace on the Via Nationale in Rome in November. Our room was on the main street, but noise was minimal thanks to double windows and curtains. Still, the back rooms would be quieter for light sleepers. Breakfast was a nice buffet, though the same food each day, but lots to choose from. The hotel is up from the Victor Emmanuel Monument, and down from the Baths of Diocletian and the main train station. The lobby is lovely and the staff helpful. There are many small shops and bodegas nearby. Many buses go by and the stop is just down from the hotel. It is not luxurious by any means, but comfortable, clean, and convenient.There are not many amenities here, but for a nice stay in Rome at a reasonable price, this hotel will do very nicely.
Rome is Fantastic Hotel not so great
The main reason I wanted to write this review is to help others like me who wanted to explore Rome over a few days, but not spend millions of pounds. I needed a good clean friendly hotel that was central to everything.
The International Palace hotel is definitely central ( but so are many others make sure u do your homework).
When I booked this hotel it was not made clear that breakfast was not included, there was only a shower in the bathroom, that the double bed was two beds pushed together, that the tv was tiny, that there was only the BBC World news channel for english speakers otherwise brush up on your italian, and that the hotel had two lifts one that went as slow as your grandmother and the other was a 10min walk round a labrinth of corridors.
This hotel really disappointed me as this was my husbands 40th birthday celebration. Pls pls look around on tripadviser - I wish I had
Fits the bill
We stayed at the International Palace from 20th to 31st March, 2005. Considering that this was Easter week-end we had a great special offer price of around £650 for the week with Expedia, booked in October 2004. We stayed in a double room which by European standards is average size, but by US standards, small. There was limited storage space for two people's clothing for a week (I don't pack light!). Bathroom was good size, clean with ample towels. Room was cleaned promptly each morning. The hot plate 'set up' in the wardrobe was a little puzzling, with no pans, crockery or cutlery, I'm not sure what use it is! Friendly and approachable desk staff. Breakfast was chaotic on Good Friday, but tables were made available in the smaller dining area. Good selection of cooked meat - hot and cold, cheese, eggs, pastries etcl plenty of tea, coffee and fruit juice.
Hotel is about 20 minutes average walking time from Colosseum area. 15 minutes to Trevi Fountain/Spanish Steps. Bus to Vatican stops outside hotel or train from Repubblica a 5 minute walk up Via Nationale. Wherever you walk there is something to see en route.
Hotel's pasta restaurant is adequate, service OK but plenty of alternatives near hotel if after a day's walking you don't want to venture too far.
Convenient Spar across the road for picnic snacks and refreshments open untl about 9:30pm.
My main criteria for a hotel is that it is in a good location, is clean and has comfortable beds, International Palace fits the bill, I would recommend a stay here when in Rome.
Lovely place, great location!
I have read other Trip Advisor reviews about this hotel and all I can say, is don't listen to the negative ones! This hotel is absolutely lovely!
When we arrived at the International Palace, I was first of all very impressed when I walked in to the Reception - it is beautiful! I was hoping the rest of the hotel was up to this standard and I was't dissapointed. Check in was extremely quick and easy and we found the staff extremely helpful - they would quite happily book you a taxi (which was a blessing when the rain was flying down!) or give you advice on where to go. All I can say about the people who have found them to be arrogant and unhelpful is that you get out of people what you put in! We tried to use a few Italian words and phrases which the Italians really appreciate.
The rooms are quite small, but not tiny like some people have said! But they are very clean, and the bathroom is a good size with an amazing shower! Just what you need on those early mornings! Apparently all hotel rooms in Rome are quite small so this is not something that is only at the International Palace! But how much room do you want?? The bed is comfy and there is plenty of space for two.
Breakfast is served from 7.00 - 10.30 which was fine for us as we were up very early to try and beat the queues both mornings that we were there. There was bacon, eggs, sausages, toast, rolls, danishes, yogurts, fruit, orange juice, coffee, cheese and cold meats - so everything anyone could want really! And it was all very tasty. The drinks in the bar were nice as well - we had some lovely white wine in there. Having said that, all the Italian wine we tasted was gorgeous!
This hotel is also in a prefect location - it is on Via Nazionale, a long busy road with lots of shops and little bars along it. And it is within walking distance to the Colosseum, the Forum, Circus Maximo (not really worth a visit as you need a very vivid imagination to appreciate this!) and the Trevi Fountain. And the Metro is at the end of the road (5 minute walk) which will take you to the Vatican, Spanish steps etc etc. So getting around Rome from this hotel could not be simpler. We only got a taxi once to a restaurant one night as it was bucketing down with rain and we didn't want to get drenched!
I have to say, if you do go to Rome, make sure you visit the Vatican and go inside the Sistine Chapel - WOW! We got there at 8am on a Saturday morning and waited in the queue till it opened at 8.45 and it only took us about 10 minutes to get in. I recommend getting there as early as you can because when we came out the queue must have been at least a mile long! But the Chapel is so breath taking, you really must set time aside to go there. Everything we saw in Rome was amazing but this had the edge on everything else for me. And I am not even religious!!
So all in all I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a break in Rome. We would definitely go back there if we go back to Rome (which I certainly hope we will be doing!). If anyone has any questions, I will happily answer them.
Good Location- but no ketchup!
Building work currently going on, seems to start around 8.00am so will not affect most tourists. The 'American' part of the breakfast is a bit ropey and the hotel is unique in the world in that it has no ketchup and they don't intend to get any! Rooms are a good standard.
Great Location, Lovely Hotel
We only had 3 days and because of the Location of this hotel we were able to see all the sites. The street that this hotel is on, was very safe to walk around at night and everyone was so friendly, the food in the hotel restaurant was good and a great variety, room was very clean and maid service every day. It is within walking distance of Colliseum, Trevi fountain, the Monument to the Unknown Warrior (this was brilliant) and Spanish steps. Highly recommend it.
Hotel International Palace
Thinking of staying here but can't find any info that I trust!
Anyone know anything about the Hotel International Palace 4* located at Via Nazionale 46, Roma, Roma, 00184 ?
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Don't know anything about the place, but the location is fine. Not to far from the center and not to far from the train station. Also, it is in a decent shopping area.
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Yes. It's a great hotel. Close to a lot of stuff. Just watch the drinks prices though. The seem to have no price structure in place.
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We're going in March...room rate is 126.00 EURO. Hard to believe compared to the other hotel prices I've seen!