totally charming place to stay..
12/10/2016 Highflightswan, Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
We stayed two nights in early October 2016 in a standard twin room. What can I say about this totally charming place? A very clean, well presented room which in my experience was big for an Italian ci... more
We stayed two nights in early October 2016 in a standard twin room. What can I say about this totally charming place? A very clean, well presented room which in my experience was big for an Italian city hotel. Recently decorated but in a traditional style - it felt like a room in a family villa. Beds were very comfortable. Double,double glazing and a shutter ment very little noise from the busy road below. The bathroom was large. shower over the bath. Lots of toiletries and also toothbrushes. Slippers provided (not bad for a 3 star hotel!!). Breakfast - a buffet with a great range of choice including a lovely home made frittata. ( price has apparently only just recently inceased from 3 euro to 6 euro - this wasn't made clear when we checked in so a bit of a surprise when we came to pay the bill at check out. Even with the increased price this still is good value). The little cosy bar is great - prices are very good and they lay out home made snacks and olives etc. in the evening. All the hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The lift is old fashioned and part of the charm. Location - about a 6 minute walk from the main train station so easy to get to and pick up connections for hop on hop off buses and local transport. But if you want, you can get to places easily by walking - we walked from the hotel to the Coliseum in 25 minutes.The area around the hotel can appear a little sketchy but we didn't feel unsafe at all as it's very busy. We fully intend to return to this hotel when we next visit Rome - which is a fabulous city to explore. less