Rundown and overpriced
Posted Nov 22, 2016
While this hotel was in an excellent location near the Vatican, it's very rundown and needs updating. Our room was at the end of two long hallways at the end by the stairs. I was glad of that since it meant close emergency access. There was no way to lock the room from the inside. There was a pretty courtyard outside our window however. Bathroom was large and adequate. Bed was very hard and coverlet had seen better days. The worst thing was that, at 9 am while we were getting dressed to check out, a loud insistent pounding came at our door. I do mean loud. We were 2 single women staying alone and there was no way I was opening the door. I politely said "buongiorno?" All I got was a loud muttering in Italian and a distinct "dirty Americanos" and stomping away. What the heck? The manager at the front desk said it was probably the mini-bar guy. What? Wouldn't he say mini-bar or buongiorno or something? We also heard speaking going on almost all night. I assume it was coming from the Vatican or the courtyard, we couldn't tell. Creepy. Walls like paper.