I stayed at Villa Marignoli for three weeks in the summer of 2010 and had a wonderfully enjoyable stay! I was there mid May to early June, so it did get hot and the hotel policy was no AC until the second week of June. Some of the desk staff spoke little to no English, although there were guests from many European countries speaking several languages, so I found this to be understandable. The cleaning woman, Chook, was delightful and deserving of a big tip! A traditional Italian breakfast was offered daily for an additional charge of 5 Euros. I brought my computer and paid a fair rate for wireless Internet access, but found that the connection was poor from my second/third floor suite, so I used my own computer in the lobby and there was a perfectly good public desktop computer available in the lobby (with the purchase of ones own Internet code). Overall, the building was clean, quiet, generally cool (due to it's brick/stone exterior), had friendly staff, a lovely view of the Roman wall, was walking distance to a grocery store, a few farmer's markets, restaurants, the metro, and many, many must see statues, churches, museums, etc! Villa Marignoli was precisely what I was looking for in an extended stay hotel. When visiting Italy I feel VERY strongly that you will want a kitchenette, given many tourist-trap restaurants, and delicious, fresh foods available at grocery stores and farmer's markets. It also was cost effective to eat breakfast in the suite rather than eating it out every day. No matter where you stay in Rome, you will be walking a lot, it's a walking city! The metro was very convenient and easy to navigate and cabs were available as needed, but I walked enough each day that despite eating pasta, pizza, capuccino, and gelato every day for three weeks I did not gain an ounce!
Unique Quality: There is a picturesk public third or fourth floor terrace, complete with outdoor furniture for your enjoyment. We enjoyed drinks on the terrace in the evenings and sunbathed in the afternoons!
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