We have just returned from a 3 night break in Rome. We picked the Hotel Alpi after many hours trawling through Rome Hotels on the Internet and after eliminating several options that were given unfavourable reviews on Trip Advisor. The Hotel Alpi is wonderful. It is very easy to get to from the train station and we walked from there to the hotel in about 7 minutes. One point to note is not to exit the station via the stairs in front of the airport train platform as this leads to a very seedy part of the station and is in the opposite direction to the hotel). We had requested a courtyard room at the back of the hotel but our "view" was of a tiny concrete corridor and air conditioning unit. We asked to change and were immediately moved to a larger room overlooking the main courtyard at no further expense. The room was of a good size and featured a spa bath. The room was a bit dark but that was fine as the decor was great, everything was spotless and we didn't spend that much time in there anyway. It was also very quiet - a rarity in Italian cities. The staff were, on the whole, friendly and helpful and directed us to the very convenient bus stops located within a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. They were also able to recommend a couple of good local restaurants. Breakfast was great (although there was only one girl serving and service was a bit slow at busy times) - very plentiful and I was offered a large choice of different teas. Sadly they don't serve fresh juice which is a shame (if they had we would have given the hotel a higher rating). We would definitely return to Hotel Alp, is is conveniently located for all the sites (most within walking distance), public transport, a well-stocked supermarket and is excellent value for money.
We stayed at Hotel Alpi last weekend. After shopping around from the overwhelming numbers of Hotels in Rome, I picked out this hotel from this site. I saw that it was in # 200's in the popularity index among a selection of 800+ hotels. Several readers had given great reviews in this website. I was glad we stayed here. We are frequent travellers around the world, stayed in great hotels and are very fussy. Yes its close to the Termini, but its a quite street. It was safe and there were always a police patrol car located nearby. We never felt insecure. The Hotel itself was nice, the lobby and public areas were compact. There was a small terrace garden for guests. The rooms were small, but this is Rome!! and Europe. The linen and towels were fresh and good quality. The mattress was a somewhat hard. We had a small balcony looking into the courtyard. There was no noise. Perhaps the rooms facing the street may be noisy. We had Room 283. The entire bathroom was beige Italian marble with modern fittings. It was compact( but...in Rome). The breakfast was very nice, several choice of fruits, bakery, eggs, ham, cheese, juices, coffee, cereal etc. Enough to pack in for the day....The staff was polite and helpful, we asked them for help regarding directions, transport. We had asked them for guided bus tours and they had arranged it. I would love to go back and stay there again. If you are looking for resort ambience this is not the one. A great place to stay if you are on a sightseeing trip and plan on coming back to sleep for the night. Family and children friendly, since there were few toddlers and teenagers around. It was clean, modern, tastefully done, safe and secure. The price was good. Location wise convinient to the metro, bus stop and eating places and cafes.
The Hotel Alpi is a gem of a hotel, centrally located within walking distance of the Termini Station where all buses, trains and subways meet.
Our stay included a lovely room with cathedral ceilings, marbled bathroom and a small terrace overlooking the street and piazza. The staff were always friendly and helpful and the upkeep and decor of the hotel superb. The breakfast room on the main floor was a very generous size, and breakfast was plentiful. Within walking distance you will find many quaint restaurants as well as very reasonable (cheap actually!) internet and telephone cafes. Directly across the street from the hotel is a SuperMercati where we regularly bought fruit, drinks, snacks and such. The entire city is at your fingertips here, as the Termini is the hub of transportaion for Rome. I would definitely recommend this hotel to all travellers and would certainly stay there again in the future!
Directions from the train station ... walk out main entrance and past all buses to main street (Via Solferino) Turn to your right and walk toward the BNL Bank on Via Marsala. Walk one more block in the same direction to the Piazza. If you stand at the crosswalk at the start of the Piazza, you will see the Hotel Salus on your right and a SuperMercati on the far left. Cross the street (Via Solferino) to get to the side of the SuperMercati, walk across the front of the SuperMercati and continue straight until you can walk no further ... the Hotel is slightly to your left.
Nice hotel, quiet but central.
Having stayed in Rome before I was aware that you don't get an awful lot for your money. I booked this hotel via venere.it where you will probably get a better deal then booking direct. It is 3 blocks from Termini so convenient if you are arriving here into Rome. The first room we were allocated was a reasonable size with a balcony but there were building works going on and there was scaffolding on the balcony making it unusable. We spoke to reception and they let us look at 2 other rooms that were available. We chose a smaller room at the back of the hotel overlooking the courtyard. Although smaller it was very quiet and we had a small jacuzzi bath in our room. The hotel is very modern and clean with high ceilings and air conditioning. The breakfast was buffet style and plentiful! Meat, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, toast, croissant, cereal, juices - exceptional for an Italian hotel. Reception staff were friendly and provided us with a good map of Rome. The rooms were cleaned, beds changed every day and porters very helpful, taking our lugage up to our room. We peeked into some rooms while they were being cleaned and they all seem to vary considerably in size and furnishings. I would definately ask to swap if you are not happy with room provided. All in all recommended!
Convienent, Quiet Stay
Close to Internet access, grocery store, ATM and Termini train/bus/subway station. Clean, quiet room, great breakfast, nice staff. Neighborhood looks sketchy at night but was safe. Pretty terrace off the 3rd floor. Don't fall for the expensive taxi/car service ride to airport, if you're willing to walk to the train station and take a local train.
Just got back from a long weekend in Rome, I picked this hotel because of the location to all the attractions and I must say that I was not disappointed. The hotel itself was very very good, we picked a room that had a spa bath (I think an extra 20 euros per night) we again was not disappointed, the bathroom was a very good size, two sinks etc, the bedroom was also a very good size with a sofa and a small table and their was a dressing room as well, we had a balcony as our room was at the front, all in all very good. Breakfast was ok did the job. Onto location the area was fine with a lovely cheap restaurant next door, with lots of bars in the area, I have now been on a few weekend breaks to other cities and I must say that Rome is by far the safest, there are police on almost every corner, not looking for trouble but just stationed there. Overall the hotel was excellent, location very good and the area was fine lots of familys and older people walking around day and night.
A friend and I are going to Rome in March. At this time we have a reservation at Hotel Alpi. Has anyone stayed there? Were you happy?
Re: Hotel Alpi
ABSOLUTLY GOOD PLACE TO STAY....I HAVE BEEN THERE SOME MOUNTHS AGO AND IT WAS NICE, CLEAN and close to the main attraction in rome.
Ps: its very close to termini station, metro and bus
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