Exactly what I needed
04/11/2018 binsca, Alexandria, Virginia
I reserved a single room and that is exactly what I got. A small room with a single bed. When I first walked in, I thought "Oh my goodness, this room is so small." BUT after my first night there I rea... more
I reserved a single room and that is exactly what I got. A small room with a single bed. When I first walked in, I thought "Oh my goodness, this room is so small." BUT after my first night there I realized I didn't need anything more. I was spending most of my day sightseeing, not hanging out in the room so it worked out great for me. The room was exactly what I needed - very functional and clean with a comfortable bed, a luggage rack, a desk and chair, large closet, nice bathroom, huge safe.
I thought the included breakfast was nice. This hotel had one of the best varieties of fresh fruits offered at any of the hotels I stayed at while in Rome and Sicily on this trip. And the staff in the breakfast room are extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is maybe 6-8 blocks from the Rome Termini train station which is convenient, and there are plenty of little ristorantes all around just two or three blocks in any direction you walk.
I found the front desk staff to be professional and friendly enough, but very no-nonsense. They take care of you and quickly send you on your way. But they did seem to always greet me when I came in the doors from my daily adventures.
A couple things to note:
-The safe was not bolted down! It was inside the closet and seriously, it was the largest safe I have ever encountered in a hotel room so that was really nice - my ipad fit inside. No thief is going to just casually walk out of the hotel with a safe that large, but still I found it odd that it was not bolted down. Maybe it was secured in a different way, maybe with a cable or something, but it definitely was not bolted down.
-I think my room was 114. I usually sleep with ear plugs and don't know why I didn't this time, but I should have. This room must have been over the kitchen or something because it got super noisy around 6-6:30 AM, so any person booking a single room at this hotel I would advise requesting a room on a higher floor. Room 114 is just too noisy early in the morning.
Overall, I had a good stay here. The location worked out well for me and my objectives on this trip. And the room was functional and comfortable. That was exactly what I needed. less
dario d, Direttore generale at Best Western Hotel Artdeco, responded to this review
Thank you for completing this review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Very pleased to read that you had a lovely time in our hotel, I have informed the Property regarding your comments in order to provide a better service to future guests.
Hope yo have you back on your next visit in Rome.
Front Office Manager