Nice hotel close to Piazza del Popolo
Posted Aug 3, 2015
From Piazza del Popolo, you can easily get to Parc Borghese and Spanish Steps - both a 10 minute walk away. It is also not too far from Castille d'Angelo, and from there, The Vatican.
The hotel is on the 3rd floor of a building. You have to buzz in. There is a fancy chip shop at the front, and a Burger King. Opposite is a large ornate portico or gate building through the ancient arena or Piazza del Popolo. If you see this, you know you are in the right place. Once through the very heavy main doors, it is very quiet. The hotel is located on the third floor of the building and there is a cage elevator. It's very quaint to use the elevator, and also to climb the steps and see all the other types of businesses and accommodations that are in this very large footprint of a Roman building.
The place were nicely appointed. Rooms were large and airy. The weather was very hot and we had air conditioning but I think it struggled against the heat. Still better some relief than none at all. Breakfast was nice. Hosts were hospitable and helped in every way they could. Around the hotel, access to transport is very good with buses, trams and metro within nearby reach.