Posted Oct 27, 2016
This is a "no frills" hotel which is fine if you are looking for somewhere convenient to Termini in a slightly more interesting area. The distance from the Quirinal and Diocletian's Baths, together with the excellent Palazzo Barbarini, make it a good area that is complemented by excellent local restaurants. The hotel itself just feels a bit tired and run down, although the room was clean enough. The room I had did not smell of cigarettes, but the corridor did, and, I'm afraid, that is enough for me not to make a return visit here. That's a smell I thought we'd left behind in the 1980s! Trash collection outside was noisy :(
It is unfair of other reviewers to complain about lack of breakfast space as that is made perfectly clear in the advertising - plus there is an offer of having breakfast in one's room. The breakfast is perfectly adequate, although ordinary. I chose not to have the breakfast but to visit Vero, the excellent breakfast shop on XX Settembre, just around the corner, where there is a selection of fresh pastries, cakes, coffees and healthier options too.
The staff were fine, and the cleaners very pleasant.
As someone who visits Rome often I have come to the conclusion that it is better for me, personally, to pay a bit more money and have a luxury hotel. Rome is a busy and enervating city, and, for me, I need to come home to something a bit classier at the end of each day. But if you were coming on business for a couple of nights this hotel would be fine.