Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score Poor Value
Good For Couples
I just returned from a trip to Italy. Arrived to Milan, stayed 1 night, took the train to Venice, and flew to Rome. I had read the reviews about this hotel and thought for the price (170 euros) and the described proximity to various monuments (as stated by the description) I decided to book it.
The hotel was very disappointing. It is a regular building, the hotel lobby is on the second floor, the rooms are on the 2nd and fourth floor. To get to your room, you need to open the door to the fourth floor, then you go in the hallway to your room. You get one set of keys and when you leave you leave your kesy in the lobby.
I was there with a friend, so if one of us is sleeping and you need to get in, you have to stop on the 2nd floor so they open the 4th floor door, then you have to wake up your friend !!!
Very inconvenient. Also, you need the key to get out of the 4th floor, even from inside!! to me that is a major hazard as if you are trying to get out during an emergency (fire) you cannot get out unless you have the key !!
The beds were very uncomfortable, like a piece of wood, the pillows are flat and you only get one. The AC in the room is a unit that was very noisy, I had to wear ear plugs to sleep, and we had to keep the door to the balcony open to get cool air (thanks to the nice spring weather, would not imagine how it would be in the summer)
The staff is very helpful, but unfortunately the hotel is below standard for me. I guess next time I will pay a bit more and get some more luxury. By the way, breakfast consisted of pre assigned portions on your plate: 1 croissant and 2 pieces of bread. You get good coffee (cappuccino, espresso) and lots of pre-packaged nutella, jams, Pate' and cheese.
Directions: Republica area
Rome's Smallest Hotel
The hotel is actually on the fourth floor of a building ( there is an elevator...but I liked the stairs for the exercise). The other floors are various businesses. I loved this hotel. Kind staff...clean rooms...quaint and unique breakfast. Fresh croissants and fresh cafe lattes each morning with some other prepackaged treats (pates, cheeses, crackers, etc.). This was the cheapest hotel around in Rome.
Unique Quality: My favorite feature was it's closeness (two blocks) to the train station...I wanted to visit Tuscany and could use Rome as a base.
Directions: 2 miles from the Coloseum...2 blocks from the Train Station.
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