The King of Pizzas!!
Via di Ripetta, 14
this was maybe a 15 minute walk from Hotel Parlamento. maybe 5 minutes from the Spanish Steps. absolute bliss. I am not a pizza eater (it's true) but it's mostly b/c what you find here is bland and boring - Dominos and Pizza Hut??? forget California Pizza Kitchen either...but THIS, this was excellent. Margherita Pizza!!
Perfect Place to Stay in Rome
We just returned from a 4-day stay in Rome and stayed in Hotel Parlamento. It was clean, centrally located and reasonably priced. No wonder they fill up fast. I can't emphasize how great the location was. We could walk to most of the major sites, except the Vatican. It was 4 blocks from the Spanish Steps one way, and 4 blocks from the Trevi Fountain the other way. There was an autogril across the street, which came in handy when we were in a rush to eat. The bus stop and church were also just 1 block away. The staff was very polite and helpful and most spoke very good English. They are also able to arrange tranportation (to airport, to cruise port) with reliable drivers at good prices. The breakfast was also very satisfying. Nice selection and served early. That came in handy for the days when we had to be somewhere by 8:30 am. I will plan on staying here when I return to Rome.
Central Location -- Great Hosts!
My husband and I had some trepedation when we heard there were stairs to climb prior to getting on the lift to the reception area at the Hotel Parlamento. But after the first day, it was a piece of cake. There is so much walking and climbing in Rome that a few extra stairs once or twice a day did not matter. Once you arrive at reception and are greeted by Tiziano, Andrea or one of the other attentive family/staff members, you are home.
We chose to stay in one of their rooms that has a doorway out to the rooftop patio. (It's a little extra). When we were there in early November, the weather was perfect for either morning cappucino or wine before dinner on the patio. It was nice to hear the distant hum of the city. The incessantly noisy Vespas of Rome did not interfere with our sleep as the windows sealed the noise out each night.
Our room was small, but not claustrophobic and the bathroom (also small) was more than adequate with plenty of hot water in the shower. European rooms are notoriously small.
Breakfast (rolls, croissants, cereal, yougurt, tea and great cappucino) was served in the area near reception and gave us an opportunity to meet other travelers and get tips on what to see and do. This was our first time to Rome, and will certainly not be our last.
What an amazing city! The Parlamento is perfectly situated in that we walked everywhere - Colleseum, Palatine, Piazza Navonna, Piazza di Popolo, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. If our knees were worn from climbing to the top of Michaelangelo's Dome at St. Peters, we took a bus or taxi (always readily available around the corner from the hotel).
The colors of Rome are magical, especially towards sunset. We tried to see and do it all in 5 days, but that is impossible. We will return to Rome to continue our adventure.
If you're interested in convenience and not glamour, this is the place to stay. After much comparison shopping, we think we lucked out with our choice in accommodations in Rome.
Nice location great place but not perfect
Overall, a great place to stay. We were here for four days on hour honmeymoon. Location is excellent, staff is very friendly. We walked everywhere except for the vatican. The car they arranged for to pick us form the airport was a nice black mercedes with leather interior. Definitly a nice way to start the trip. Breakfast was good. Coffee was PHENOMENAL in the morning.
The only negative was that the room was not very large. The shower is also tiny. Also, things are kind of of crammed in the hallway etc. Not a typical hotel for sure, so if you are expecting one with downstairs lobby, gift store etc you'll be dissapointed.
but I would reccommend staying here--with the best thing being the location.
Couldn't have been better
This hotel was absolutely perfect; the rooms were lovely, the decoration was elegant and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. The roof terrace was a lovely touch and made my stay all the more relaxing. The flexibility of breakfast hours suited the not so early riser! All in all, the location of the hotel, its quality, and the kindness of the staff made my stay in Rome fantastic.
We stayed here last month for 4 days. The location is excellent. We could walk to all the major attractions, very near Spanish Steps and Pantheon. The staff was great, especially Andrea, very helpful with directions, arranging taxis,etc. Our rooms opened onto the rooftop terrace, would definetly recommend these rooms. They offer a simple breakfast each morning, fantastic coffee. The other guests we spoke with also seemed to like the hotel as well. Would stay there again.