I took my 3 daughters (under the age of 10) to Rome for 5 days (Feb 27 - Mar 2, 2012) and we stayed at La Residenza Al Saraceno. We could not have picked a better location.
The location is excellent: about a 3 minute walk to the Trevi Fountain, about 5 minute walk to the Spanish Steps (with small children). We had the One Bedroom Apartment (room 102) which was perfect for us. It had a very small, yet functional kitchen for warming up leftovers (we didn't try any major cooking - but it did have pots and pans ... however the oven is just a warming oven that goes to 250 F). 2 of the girls slept on the pull out couch in the living room, and I slept with the other in the bedroom with me. The room was nice and clean. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was very modern.
The staff was more than helpful with helping us find locations on the map, calling taxi's and even gave us an extra hour beyond check out time. They came and ensured that the TV was working and that we knew how to find the children's tv channels and convert them to English. They were also very good at handing out little chocolates to the girls.
Across the street was a grocery store where we picked up some items for a quick breakfast. Bank machines were located nearby and so were gelato stores!
We didn't need to use the elevator to get to our room (up 1 flight) so I can not comment on the small elevator that some guests have mentioned.
The only thing that could have been improved was for some dish soap to be provided (I've seen this in many reviews) I didn't wash up the 3 plates and 4 spoons that we used, as I wasn't going to purchase dishsoap for 3 plates and 4 spoons. Housekeeping didn't wash them either. I did leave them, as I wanted to ensure that they got washed, and not just rinsed and put back in the cupboard for the next guest.
I would definitely stay here again! It was much more reasonable than many hotels that I looked at and the location couldn't be beat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Rome's historic center, in its most exclusive and beautiful area, between Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Spagna, in an ideal location for both tourists and business traveller, stands the glamorous and exclusive Residenza al Saraceno. A modern and comfortable accommodation, in full harmony with the glorious past it is immersed in. The ancient structure of the building, which dates back to the XVIIth century, with its grand stone facade, offers a strong impact, and is perfectly in keeping with the modern and elegant interiors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Al Saraceno Hotel Rome