Ratings based on 108 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby CÖY from İZMİR TURKEY
PINK PLASTIC TRAYSPosted Nov 7, 2013
Pros: Location,all touristic attractions within at most half an hour's walk,we didn't need any kind of transportation during our 4 days.
Cons: Hangers for trousers,some tv channels in English,cold tea & coffoe & omelet for breakfast,not having a breakfast table
On a tiny street full of parked cars and motorcyles,a bar next door makes noise during late hours.Just 7 rooms and saw 4 workers during our 3 days accomadation,Problem of the safe was solved by the receptionist,TV has hundreds of channels but not CNN or BBC or Euronews,we tried to translate Italian teletexts.The cupboard didn't contain hangers for trousers,the bathtube didn't have a water seperator.Breakfast served to room as there wasn't a room in this tiny hotel,while expecting 4 star quality we had pink plastic trays with tepid bread and tea and coffoe and omelet,thanks to wife carrying lots of teabags for the room's hotpot.I had to remember my dormatory days and put our suitcases on other's top to have a breakfast table.Not for this price.......
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good location but improvement required...Posted Sep 28, 2013
Pros: Location I think was the only thing giving favour to this hotel as well as the size of the hotel room.
Cons: Water pressure as well as water temperature, and bed mattresses. Offering a choice for breakfast instead of wasting food.
Location: Location is perfect if you want to be close to Vatican City. Everything else is within walking distance - quite a redeeming feature.
The hotel gives a medieval feel about it. The first day we got there we failed to have hot water. We were informed at the time that it was a problem in the street which clearly wasn't true as just the night before I had resorted to having a shower in the staff bathroom. Half an hour the next morning of arguing about checking out (after being charged upfront when we first got there), we were moved to another room where there was lukewarm water, but unfortunately horrible pressure to the point you had to shower for half an hour trying to get clean. The buffet breakfast consisted of two trays of food delivered to your room with everything on them, instead of offering exactly what we wanted...this forced us to leave a lot of food on the trays which is a waste and under ordinary circumstances you wouldn't put what you didn't want on your plate at a "traditional" buffet breakfast. The location was good, and the space of the room we stayed in the only couple of redeeming factors....
for Everyoneby Bob from SF, Calif / Paris, France
I want to love this hotel. But I don't.Posted Sep 28, 2013
Pros: In the 'heart' of the historic center. A short walk to Navonna, Pantheon, Fiore.
Cons: Water pressure, lighting, addition of a table for breakfast, English language TV stations.
Location: A short walk to Navonna, Pantheon, Fiore. A shorter walk brings you to the River Tiber.
Here is a once proud building, located a short walk from Piazza Navona and The Pantheon. There is an element of grandness to the hotel; its furnishings, the circular stairway, the 'open' elevator. A short block or two and you are at the River Tiber. There is, however, a need to restore the building's non-aethetics. There is NO water pressure (and yes, the hotel management is aware of this; 'The building is old'). A shower is impossible. To fill the bathtub; a good twenty minutes. The rooms are dark. There are many light-fixtures but none strong enough to illuminate the surroundings. The bed is large but uncomfortable; a back-ache each morning. Breakfast is superb; a literal buffet BROUGHT TO YOUR ROOM. Eggs, cereal, croissants, juice, coffee, pastries. But in the room there is NO TABLE. Instead a dresser-top with only one knee-hole. The second diner, most uncomfortable. The TV provides 500 stations; but NOT ONE in English. Though the hotel faces away from busy Via Emmanuel, the sound of buses and trucks is continuous; in fact through the night.
for Everyoneby Alan from Virginia, USA
Great Location for Everything!Posted Aug 26, 2013
Pros: The hotel is intimate and stylish with a delightful old-world aesthetic. The employees are responsive and helpful.
Cons: The only suggestion I would make is to have a larger supply of ice on hand. Aside from that small matter everything was great!
Location: We felt secure and safe in the area (except for the unavoidable pickpockets on the buses - guard your wallets) and close to all key attractions.
You must remember this is NOT an American style hotel. Once you understand that you will find it charming and ideally suited to your needs for a great location in Rome. For example, you are a short walk to the Vatican and the main bus line that connects to the most desirable tourist attractions. Unrelated to the hotel - be careful on the 64 buses for pickpockets! That aside, we found the staff to be wonderful and warm providing you are respectful and polite. We witnessed some rude fellow-Americans staying in the hotel who were unnecessarily abrupt and demanding. Simply put, just be considerate and the staff will delight in providing you with a wonderful stay. One cultural difference is that the rooms are dark with the shutters drawn during the day to keep the rooms cool. Once you understand the reasoning behind this you can appreciate this Italian practice. Remember, you didn't journey to have a room in Los Angeles or Boston...as they say...when in Rome...one should do as the Romans do! Each morning we were provided with a lovely breakfast that kept us filled for most of the day. Moreover, we grabbed some oranges and apples from the daily replenished fruit-bowl to snack on during our touring adventures! My wife and I would be delighted to stay at the hotel again. We had a beautiful marble bathroom and the air-conditioned room was sufficiently cool. One word of caution for almost any European hotel. Bring a portable smoke detector for your room! We loved this hotel!
for Familiesby Quentin
Posted Jul 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good valuePosted Jul 25, 2013
Good location in the charming, historic, un-touristy residential quarter of Rome. Old fashioned but particularly nice staff, and good value. Water pressure poor, bathroom dark but room like a fridge - not to be underestimated in a Roman summer.
Recommendedby Mike U from USA
A wonderful B&BPosted Jul 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Everything was wonderful except outside noise when they replace the windows I suggest insulated window panes.With that said everything else was fine including a beautiful bathroom a good breakfast (cold) delivered to your room coffee,tea,juice,cereal,pound cake,croissants,rolls ,hard boiled eggs,jams,etc.spacious closets,small fridge and hot plate.Management was very helpful about getting around Rome.Its about a 15 minute walk to the Vatican a short bus ride to the Coliseum around the corner from Relais..BEWARE in ROME and FLORENCE I foiled two attempts to pick my pocket once on a crowded bus in Rome the other at a museum in Florence other than that I hope to return one day it is a beautiful country
for Everyoneby Finn from Northern Ireland, UK
great little hotel for exploring RomePosted Jun 26, 2013
Pros: Fantastic Service
Location: Perfect if you're looking for a quieter place with sites within walking distance
We really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The location is wonderful; close to all the major sites (e.g. the Vatican and the Pantheon) and yet away from the madding crowd. Many places to eat and explore close by as well if you're tired. The service was excellent; breakfast was brought to our room every morning on request, we were given help when we needed access to a printer and when my travel companion lost her voice we were offered warm milk to help her. This was late at night, which makes me even more appreciative! The hotel itself was very comfortable. Our room was a little dark and it is worth bearing in mind there is only a hand shower (this was not a problem for us but it may be for others), but overall it was easy to sleep and spend time in the spacious, clean room. If I return to Rome I will try hard to book a room here again!
for Everyoneby Mahmut
DisapointingPosted Jun 23, 2013
Pros: Location. But much better price location and condition is quite possible.
Cons: Everything. Close it downd, invest and reopen.
Location: A local wine bar in the same street. Nothing special.
Very old hotel, without any maintenance for last two decades for sure. Terrible shower, nothing working properly. Very poor wi-fi, almost non. Very poor GSM coverage due to location. Hotel's general condition is very disaponting. Very expensive for what they offer.
for Couplesby David from Tadworth, Surrey, UK
Outstanding location!Posted Jun 23, 2013
Pros: Exposed beams, feeling of history, luxury and comfort.
Cons: No or little hot water to bathe in
Location: Outstanding, quiet and very very convenient
This hotel is in a perfect location, quiet but entirely central to all the major visitor sights all of which are easily walkable. The hotel itself is in an old 16th Century building with exposed beams and heavy stones everywhere. Breakfast was extremely good, served in our room when requested. The only down side is the hot water, there is very little of it or no pressure what so ever. Whilst I would not hesitate to stay here again, the water situation needs attention, 100 degrees in Rome is no fun without a shower or bath to recover!