To be fair I have to start by saying that this hotel in it's day was, I'm sure, thee place to stay. The decor in the downstairs dining and bar areas are magnificent with the grandeur of days long ago. The reception are is lacking, however, and I found it to be dull, dark, dreary and unpleasant. The staff there was efficient but not pleasant in any sense of the word. We booked a triple superior for my husband, daughter (9), and myself which consisted of a king size size bed and a pull out couch which was fine. The room was large with two full length windows that had no view what so ever but we didn't care, we were busy site seeing anyways! The beds were horrific...as hard as nails and the pillows were similaryly uncomfortable being I think, stuffed with geese rather than their feathers! The bathroom consisted of a bath tub with a shower hose, toilet, bidet, and his and her sinks. There was a large mirror on the wall above the bath tub and below that a small shelf area that was mildewy and chipping paint. The foyer area was small but consisted of two large closets with a safe and and extremely expensive mini bar. Internet was iffy, sometimes working, sometimes not! The breakfast buffet was nice but nothing to write home about....European style with lots of breads and cheese, scrabbles eggs, cereal, juice and coffee.
Now that I have critiqued that hotel itself let me say that the location of this hotel is good. There are several wonderful restaurants located in the area and the Spanish Steps and metro are just 5-6 blocks away. Public transportation in Rome is so readily available, however, that we found that location didn't really matter. After exploring the city, seeing all of the different areas and hotels that are available, we feel that this tired grand hotel needs to retire completely or invest in a major upgrade.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our Luxury Grand Hotel Plaza Rome. The Grand Hotel Plaza was well renovated and restyled without altering its features and maintaining the fascination of its past history. With more than 150 large rooms with high ceilings, all rooms are elegantly decorated in each detail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Rome
- Grand Hotel Plaza Rome