We stayed for 3 nights in July 2017 booked through a hotel booking website. We had a triple room which included a double and small single bed ideal for 10 year old. We had no problem with the room size. Our room 204 was the largest on the floor according to the floor plan. We had windows which opened onto the internal courtyard area of the hotel. Shutters on the inside blocked the light very efficiently.
The bathroom was absolutely fine, with just a shower, bidet, sink and toilet. Shower was good with a strong flow of water, no problem with the heat, fully adjustable in height.
In the bedroom there was a lack of storage space, no drawers for clothes, only handers in the wardrobe area. This didn't bother us too much as we just kept the smaller clothes in our suitcases.
The room had a kettle, cups and some tea/coffee. There was also a fridge in the room which was stocked daily with free water, some nibbles and soft drinks. This was much appreciated and very helpful when we arrived hungry from our flight. We took out two bottles of water every day and re-filled these at the numerous drinking fountains around the City.
Service at the hotel was efficient and on the whole quite friendly. Breakfast was ideal, located on the 5th floor of the hotel, with a couple of tables where you could sit outside. We actually sat outside every morning as the weather was beautiful 30degrees and there was shade from the canopy. Eating breakfast on the balcony was one of my favourite memories of the trip. It was here I felt like we were really in Rome.
The public areas were very nice, marble and traditionally styled. The old fashioned lift rather amusing for my 10 year old who had never seen anything like that before.
The hotel was kind enough to give us a slightly later check out so we only had 1 hour before heading off to the airport. We were able to store our suitcases in a secure cupboard next to reception whilst we had lunch.
Sightseeing from the hotel was easy. Just down the street is a tram stop. Buy a ticket from the kiosk (also selling papers, sweets etc) and hop on the tram. 3 stops and you are at Piazza del Popolo area where you can get the metro into the main tourist areas like Vatican or pick up a tour bus from Piazza Barberini. The metro tickets were in a range of prices. We bought one for Euro 1.5 each which lasted 1 journey. There were other options if you were using the metro more which may be cost effective.
Most of the time we walked around the city. We saw everything we aimed to see when planning the trip. We spent about 5 hours at the Vatican, and the same amount of time at the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Coliseum, Roman Forum and Palantine Hill. Another day spent wandering the lovely Villa Borghese park and on a bus tour then walking the city. The last day of our trip we spent a few hours walking around the hotel area, browsing the Olympic park and football stadium, the river and had a take away lunch from the fabulous shop next to the hotel. It was enough time but we could have easily spent more time at every place.
Restaurants are aplenty in the City and also near the hotel. We ate at the nearest restaurant - Perilli al Flaminio - on the last night of our trip and found the food was delicious.
We booked our transfer from the airport to the hotel via email with the hotel. It was EUR 55 for the 3 of us. For the return we booked elsewhere online and paid only EUR45 which was excellent value. The driver took us back through the city and we got to see again the highlights of our trip.
I would recommend this hotel and definitely return. less