Stayed here for a special occasion (my Mum's 80th birthday) and what a treat it was! I was worried that the staff would be a bit pompous but not at all. The staff were polite and friendly and some of them lots of fun. The food/drink was expensive (as you would expect) but you wouldn't stay here if you weren't planning to spend a few quid! Shuttle bus takes you into Central Rome and taxis readily available too. Highly recommend it.
Friendly staff. Erica was particularly helpful. We had a king size room which was excellent. My only regret was the distance to the centre however the hotel runs an hourly minibus service, for a small fee, which was excellent.
Hotel seemed quite empty, didn't make use of the breakfast so can't comment on that. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. However it does take quite a while to get anywhere, takes around 10 minutes to walk to the nearest Metro stop, it then takes 20-25minutes to get to Termini (obviously a lot of attractions are closer than this).
Room was clean, beds were comfortable, shower was decent but there were no plugs for use apart from one in the bathroom (we had a TV which we unplugged to get another).
Good hotel in the area of "Pineta Sacchetti". Some rooms have view of Saint Peter. Garage with self parking is only 5 euro/day, but at check-out they told us that it was free for us. Great service. Good breakfast. We appreciated the fact that the room can be left the last day at noon.
We booked this hotel for a week end and were supposed to arrive on Friday evening. Due to flight issues we arrived on Saturday morning and were just looking forward to putting our feet up and relax.
The room which was first given to us was their “standard” room, as per booking. Let’s make things clear: this was a 2 stars standard, if so. No room to move around the bed, old chipped furniture, no cover on the duvet, dirty bathroom (mould on the silicon, and lime scale on the shower tap).
After a long discussion about the room standard, we managed to be “upgraded” to a newly refurbished room, which was a bit better. Bathroom has not been refurbished but at least was cleaner than the previous one.
Another problem is the insulation. It is so bad that you can hear everything, from next door’s TV to the cleaner in the morning.
Staff however was very nice, polite and helpful.
Location: there is a bus stop 5 minutes’ walk to the hotel which offers a good, cheap, 24/7 service. It takes 15mins to go to the Vatican and 30mins to central Rome. I have seen some complaints about hotel location and I don’t agree with them (of course if you are willing to pay twice the price you can stay at the Spanish Steps!)
This upscale residential area is largely comprised of villas and embassies but also popular landmarks such as Ponte Milvio, bustling with restaurants and shopping. Encompassing the Monte Mario natural reserve and the astronomical observatory, the Olympic Stadium is also located in this area. The stadium is one of the largest in Europe, and home to the famous soccer teams AS Roma and SS Lazio.