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The Stendhal Hotel in Rome is super Value for Money
I cannot say enough good things about the Hotel Stendhal in Rome. It was quite expensive compared to some of the other so called 4 star hotels in Rome but boy oh boy it was worth every penny! First of all the location was unbeatable, we were right next to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon all of whom are only a few short steps away... take it from me we did our research on the best area to stay in Rome and the Spanish Steps is THE PLACE to be! In addition other attractions like the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica are easily reachable by Metro Line A due to the close proximity of the Barberini Metro Stop (20 metres from the Hotel).
Aside from location I always consider the service you get... afterall were paying upwards of 250 euro per night (high season) so whilst we didn't expect to bound on hand and foot we did want a little pampering. We were not disappointed. The service we received was very good from everyone from the Reception Staff (Maurizio and Fabrizio) who helped us enormously with restaurant suggestions and travel arrangements to and from the airport to the chamber maids and breakfast staff all of whom are a real credit to the hotel and the industry the work in.
The rooms were among the best I have stayed in which is probably due to the fact that the hotel only opened a year and a half ago. They are not the most spacious but the beds are incredibly comfortable and everything works - tv, air conditioning, mini-bar, internet access etc.
Other particular features include an authentic library with a Plasma wide screen TV with most of the main satelite tv channels.... Also, there is a Free Internet Point in the hotel lobby which gives you free unlimited broadband internet access - my only criticism is that there is only 1 PC, an apple mac , while while stylish is a little slower than a regular PC.
Finally, the breakfast was a lovely combination of Italian pastries, cereals, hams, cheeses and more international items like scrambled eggs. I will certainly return to the Hotel Stendhal for future trips to Rome.
Pristine boutique hotel
We spent five nights at the Hotel Stendhal and had a wonderful time. The hotel at the time (Feb. 2004) was about a year old. It was clean and very prettily decorated. We were given the biggest room, which wasn't very big but this did not bother us because it was very charming. The bathroom was modern and clean.
The hotel is located on Via Tritone, which isn't the quietest or prettiest street but which is centrally located. We were able to walk or take a bus everywhere.
The staff for the most part was extremely friendly, except for one front desk clerk who was less so. The breakfast was very good and an excellent value.
We would easily stay here again.
Enjoyed our stay at the Stendhal
A friend and I stayed at the Hotel Stendhal for 4 days after our 10 day Mediterranean cruise. We were very pleased with our visit. The room was comfortable and tastefully appointed, though a bit on the small side. The air conditioning in the room was a welcome break from the steamy heat of Rome in July. The bathroom was lovely - marble floors and walls. The shower/tub had excellent water pressure, which was great after long days of walking around Rome. There was a bidet, which we don't see in most US hotels. Everything was very clean. We found the Hotel staff to be very helpful, especially Carlo at the front desk, who assisted us with restaurant reservations, wine recomendations, walking directions, calling taxis and tracking down stores that carried specific items we were looking for. The breakfast in the morning was delicious - though they tended to be a little late getting everything out to the buffet. The location, between the Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps, allowed us to walk to most of the major sites of Rome. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back to the same hotel.
Charming Boutique Hotel
I thoroughly enjoyed the Stendhal. A stylish, charming, boutique hotel, this site calls it 3-Stars but really it’s a 4-Star hotel. While our room was small – apparently this is the norm in Rome – it was beautifully decorated, impeccably clean, and the bathroom was excellent (US voltage included!). In fact, the design quality of the room is probably nicer than many 5-Star hotels. The lobby and dining rooms are gracious and thoughtfully designed with a mix of old and new. The service was professional and friendly, and the complimentary breakfast included everything from rolls and cereal to eggs and meats. And to top it off, the general location is superb – we walked everywhere, from Vatican City and the Coliseum to the Spanish Steps. My only complaint about the hotel is that the mattress was extremely hard and the pillows were synthetic-fill. Another annoyance, though not the hotel’s fault, is the street in front is a major thoroughfare, not particularly charming, and quite noisy, so consider booking rooms in the back. The Stendhal is a fine establishment and a great value.
nice hotel but service not always satisfactory
Nice hotel, excellent location, tastefully decorated very clean, but very small rooms. We were not pleased with staff, especially not with early breakfast serving because of a trip to Pompeii. Although reception desk told us we could get an early breakfast the servant deliberately refused us to supply some bread. Repeatedly asking did not help, so we had no food at all for hours. Supply of a breakfast basket was not possible.
Receptionist did not book our special (cheaper) airport shuttle, although asked for. We discovered that when we returned to the hotel, just hours before departure. We almost had no transportation to the airport at all.
Internet access unnecessary complicated. Each time you want to access internet you must ask for new access code and password at reception desk. Access is only possible for max. 30 min., after that you are suddently disconnected, no matter what you are doing.
No convenient public rooms. Library/lounge/bar is breakfast room in the morning. There is no place to wait during morning hours. You just have to stand in the hall.
I stayed at the Stendhal during my vacation traveling all around Italy and I have to say it was one of my two favorites. The rooms were so nicely decorated and clean, it was everything a 4 star hotel should be. We immediately saw the difference between Stendhal and the hotels we stayed at in Florence & Venice. The website is extremely accurate with this hotel. The staff was so helpful, we were able to book many excursions through them, some even at the last minute with no problem. The breakfast was delicious also. Just a note: in Italy most hotels (including this one) don't carry irons or ironing boards, so bring one!
I would definitely stay at this hotel again and recommend it to anyone visiting Rome!
Lovely chic hotel
We only heard about his hotel on Tripadvisor, so we decided to give it a go.
It was perfect: small but cosy rooms, tastefully decorated. Very helpful receptionnist. We had a drink at the bar one evening and the nibbles kept coming in without even the need to order them (and they were free!). The lobby and the bar are very stylish. We liked our little table, right at the back, with a little flat screen tv.
One possible downside of the hotel is that it is situated on the busy Via del Trittone, but we asked for a room in the back and we were not disturbed by any noise. Otherwise the location is fantastic: a few steps away from the Spanish Steps, from the Fonatana di Trevi, 10mn from the Villa Borghese, Via dei Condotti and 10mn away from the Pantheon. It couldn't have been better!
Another small critic: the buffet breakfast tends to be overcrowded in the small bar/dining rooms but we still recommend this hotel!
Lovely Hotel - Great Location
We stayed at the Stendhal for total of 7 nights in September (4n + 3n) in two different rooms. After picking the hotel based on feedback from Trip Advisor and the Stendhal Hotel website I had high expectations. The Stendhal Hotel lived up to all our expectations and more. Our first room was on the street front on Level 3 and was initially concerned it would be noisy but shouldn't have been. The sound proofing they have installed is excellent. We had the choice of opening the window to listen to 'street action' but kept closed most of the time with air conditioning running.
Breakfast was great...staff were really friendly from concierge to porters and really made us feel at home considering the distance we travelled. On our 2nd stay at the Stendhal (after a visit to Venice) we had a similar size room but on the back of the building on 6th floor. Was still nice outlook but preferred the street frontage.
Free Internet Access and library was handy. Location was excellent as we walked everywhere from this hotel from Colosseum, Piazza Novana, shopping, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and restaurants all around. We will definately be staying at the Stendhal on our next trip to Rome.
Note: Worth watching the Internet Specials for this hotel on the 'Stendhal Hotel' website as we saved a fair amount booking direct with the hotel in the 45 days prior special.
Stylish Hotel..Fantastic Location!
We have just returned from another wonderful trip to Rome and from the very stylish Boutique Stendhal Hotel, chosen purely based on the reviews posted on Trip Advisor. Again we weren't disappointed,the hotel lived up to all we read.
If you want to be near the Spanish Steps which we feel is the place to be when in Rome..Then look no further than this beautifully decorated hotel situated on Via Tritone, just around the corner. Turn right out of the hotel and down this road and you're at the Trevi Fountain, another must see in this great city.
The beautifully decorated rooms are adequate size..who spends all day in their room anyway?!..We requested a room at the front of the hotel, great to see everything going on, but also quiet at night. There is a mini bar and T.V and the bathroom is a good size with a fantastic shower..a must after a days sightseeing or shopping!!
Breakfast was served in the hotel's library area with plasma t.v. Good choice of cereals, fruit, ham, cheese and eggs.
There is a lovely little bar area too.The staff in this hotel are great, nothing is too much trouble,their restaurant recommendations are worth noting too!
This is a great modern boutique style hotel in a fabulous location to explore Rome by foot that gave us the stylish comfort that we were looking for. We will definately be staying here again.
feedback on Mercure Roma Delta
I am planning to stay in Mercure Roma Delta, when in Rome, Any feedback will be appreciated. How is it when compared to Hotel Stendhal?
Is the neighborhood around these hotels safe?
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I'm thinking of it too....how was it ?