Certainly, one of the better 3* hotels
If you're a light traveller, the hotel is just over ten minutes walk from the *front* of Roma Termini station. The Via Nazionale is a busy shopping street that seems fairly safe, and there are restaurants and a bar nearby.
Rooms overlooking the street are double-glazed with thick curtains, are of an adequate size, and in a good state of repair. The en-suite facilities - shower rather than bath - were in excellent condition, and the hot water worked at all times ! The only cause for concern could be that some patrons more accustomed to cossetted night-time comfort may be somewhat adverse to the rather hard matresses gifted by the Spanish Inquisition.
In the room, there is telephone, television, a mini-bar with astoundingly reasonable prices, and an air conditioner operated by a remote control that, like additional toilet rolls, seemed to have been kept out of harm's way in the hotel office during early May.
As other reviewers have noted, the breakfast room is often full (arrive early) and the best coffee comes from the bar next door, not the machine. Orange Juice is more like Orange Squash without the water added.
The hotel staff are wonderful. Mario, the manager, is an absolute gem whose praises have already been well documented by other writers, and all the members of staff we met were hot on his heels in making a splendid job of looking after the guests.
Although there is an "Irish" bar over the road, if you can get the hotel's own bar next to the breakfast room opened for some serious business, the hotel prices are cheaper and the measures can seem more generous if you engage the hotel porter in pleasant conversation - international cricket is a good opening bat.
I would stay here again (and spend less time sleeping in that bed .....)
Loved the Hotel Miami
Our family of four went to Rome in March 2000 and stayed at the Miami. We were very pleased with Mario, the cleaning ladies, and all with whom we came into contact. I love Italy, I love Rome, and the best hotel in all of Italy is the Miami. If you want good food, don't expect to find it near there, however. Passable, but not good. Go near the Vatican or near the Trevi. Shopping near the Spanish Steps is all high prices. Ask Mario for his advice about anything and everything. Oh, and go a block up the street to the left, turn left at the corner, and go into the deli. They will make you a fabulous sandwich, you can take your choice of yummy pastry and all sorts of soft drinks. Then, on the last night, hire a taxi and go to Alfredo's for the best meal of your life. You've heard of Pasta Alfredo? It was born there.
Worth a stay
We stayed at Hotel Miami for 4 nights from 28/05/04- 01/06/04, the hotel is in a good location to visit most sights, Mario was very helpful and very pleasant, nothing was too much trouble. We would stay at this hotel if we visit Rome again.
Excellent 3 (should be 4 ) Star Hotel with 5 Star Staff !
We stayed at the Hotel Miami for 7 nights from 7th - 14th June 2004. For first time visitors to Rome - and indeed Italy - we could not have chosen a better hotel in which to stay. It was excellent value for money for several reasons. The location was superb ( 5 mins walk from Rail, Bus or Metro Stations - less than 20 mins walk from the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Colosseum and the Pantheon - less than 60 mins walk from The Vatican (even the No 64 Bus which terminates at the Vatican had a stop right next to the hotel ). We arrived at about 7pm and the warmth of the greeting at reception made us feel at home right away. Across the road is an Irish pub where we had our first meal and at the top of the road ( 2 minute walk ) at the Piazza della Repubblica, there was a nice caffe outside which we always had whatever nightcap took our fancy. Next to the hotel is a good pharmacy ( which was a blessing as my wife took hay-fever and I must thank the staff on Reception for being so helpful in translating the leaflet that came with the tablets ). The Via Nazionale is a lovely road and takes you right into the city centre and therefore reduces any possibilty of getting lost. The quality and the cleanliness of the rooms was first class and we had absolutely no complaints about the quality and choice of breakfast , nor for that matter the size of the area - there are two rooms! The other BIG plus is the service and the quality of ALL the staff. From the cleaning ladies , the porters and the breakfast girls to especially the reception staff we have nothing but praise for the service that they provided. And last but not least Mario. From reading other reviews we were almost looking forward to seeing him as much as the sights of Roma - and he didn't disappoint. The Hotel Miami has helped to ensure that our first trip to Rome will not be our last. Highly Recommended.
This is a great hotel!
We booked 2 rooms for 4 nights in July and everything was great. We chose this hotel because of it's location, price and the positive reviews it had received on the internet. Before we arrived, I had to change our dates and the hotel were very efficient confirming everything via email. And then when we arrived our rooms were ready and were absolutely great - clean, modern, well equipped and quiet. Throughout our stay the rooms were cleaned perfectly and the mini bar restocked as necessary. Breakfast was good (watch out as breakfast finishes early at 9.30am!), although a little crowded at times, but perfectly sufficent to start the day. The staff were extremely pleasant and efficient and Mario is fast becoming a legend on the internet! The location is fine, on Via Nazionale, a busy main road. There is a bus stop 2 mins away and the Termini is 10 mins walk. The area is good as well. We all thought that the hotel is a little gem - offering great value for money. Although it is a classic 3 star Italian hotel, it's standards are 4 star. The entrance is a little deceptive and doesn't look much from the road, but once inside it is quite charming! We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone and will definately return next time we are in Rome.
Nice hotel but noisey
I liked the reviews, and decided to stay at the Miami and got relatively good rates for Rome via the internet. I found the hotel nice in appearance in the interior, but noisey frequently. Myself and two relatives stayed at the Miami for five nights. I enjoyed the room and hallway style of hardwood, dark and shiny with gold trim. Rooms spotless along with the bathroom., and staff polite. I read previous reviews and specifically asked for a room in the courtyard away from the street to avoid street noise, and I didn't hear much street noise. The real problem came about 7-8am each morning the cleaning staff, maybe 3-4 people opened the cleaning closet just outside my door, you could hear dropping mops, talking thru the wall, general clamor of items being removed from the closet and put onto carts, etc. This went on until around 11-12 noon, then off and on into the afternoon. I'd go out and visit the city and come back and the noise was less of a concern in the afternoon. In the night new guests who came in with their luggage would wake you up, loud talking and doors shutting could clearly be heard through the walls, jostling luggage etc. This may not bother some people but it interferd with my mental peace of mind. How far down the hall you had to be and this not to be a problem I dont know. Myother two relatives who elected a window with a view on the street,(Nationale), on the other side of the hotel said traffice kept them awake at nite, especially sirens, they stated this was a definite problem. But, they did not hear or have any problem with noise of the cleaning staff, which kind of amazed me. The asked me if I told management of the problem, and I said no, I thought that nothing much could be done, and it wasn't anybodies fault, they have to clean the hotel. I didnt consider at all going to a new room. But I want to emphasize physically there is nothing wrong with the hotel, its elegant. I could not truthfully recomment this hotel to my riends for this reason, if there are rooms where neither noise is a problem, youd have a perfect stay. I'd like to add that the front office staff, was perfect they went way out of their way to help you and great people to come in contact with.
hotel miami ,rome
I will be travelling to rome in september, found this hotel miami, which is having quite good reviews in venere.com, has any of the VT stayed here before? If yes, is this hotel nice, clean and safe for a female solo traveller?
Re: hotel miami ,rome
Reviews on Venere are usually pretty reliable; they email you about a fortnight after your stay to get your opinion of the hotel.
Re: hotel miami ,rome
ohh okok..thanks alot!!