Great hotel with a very nice pool in Central Rome
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Hotel: Very nice. We arrived very late and left very early and staff checking in/out were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is located high upon the hill above Rome on the Vatican side of the river with amazing views from the breakfast room on the 4th floor. Public transport is within easy reach but walking about was easy.
Rooms: A good size, with high ceilings and were nice and clean but the hotel could do with some renovation as the decor was very old fashioned but quite traditional. Beds were comfy and tiles on the floor kept things cool. Air-conditioning was noisy so took a bit of getting used to; air-conditioning in the second room (we were a party of 3) did not work and despite reporting this it never got fixed. Traffic outside was noisy and seemed to be the same no matter what time of the day or night. Sleeping with windows open was not an option for a restful sleep. Having said that it was nice to be able to open the windows as most hotels don't allow.
Food: Breakfast was good but it would've been nice to have had better coffee, cut fresh fruit and danishes; hot food was limited to scrambled eggs and bacon; cakes for breakfast was interesting (although they were nice)!; there were cold meats/cheeses, yogurts, hard boiled eggs and cereals aplenty and lots of different types of fruit juices so overall breakfast was very acceptable. The club sandwiches we had by the pool were to die for and it was great to have a cold drink or ice-cream by the pool during the day.