My wife and I just stayed at the Residenza di Ripetta from 5th June to 8th June 2012. The check-in was ok, we asked for a room with a good view and were told that we were getting one of their best views and it will be quiet. Evertyhing looked ok, however was downhill from there onwards.
The room we got was very dated, the view was a wall opposite. It was noisy, dirty ceilings and had mould growing all around the air conditioning unit and near the door. There was a gap in the window when closed and therefore it was very, very noisy - we did not get one good night sleep.
The breakfast had little choice and the same thing was on the menu each day. There was not enough staff to replenish stock, even just the simple things like keeping the orange juice topped up seemed to much. The staff were over worked and did not have time to do all that was needed.
There was no free wifi or internet acces. Most annoyingly, THIS HOTEL DOES NOT LEND IRONS TO ANY GUESTS citing 'safety reasons'; This is a joke and something I have never heard of in any other hotel accross the world.
The only way to iron your clothes is to use the hotel laundry service which has a long list of disclaimers, most noticibabely if your item is lost by them, then they are only liable up to five times the cost of the ironing. So if they lost my £299 Armani jacket, they would only cover the cost of 8 Euro for ironing x 5 = circa £40. Obviously, I did use this service, even more dampening our experience in this hotel as I had to accept to walk around in creased clothes.
My advice to you all in GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. Dont ignore the warning signs. This is not good value-for-money at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residenza di Ripetta a historic former convent in the heart of Rome. Residenza di Ripetta with its verdant inner courtyard is a place in which to take a tranquil pause from the city outside. A 17th century baroque former convent, artwork, statues, precious sculptures and original frescoes adorn its spaces. Found at the very heart of Rome's historic quarter, the Piazza del Popolo is on the doorstep. Serenity prevails in Residenza di Ripetta's understated guest rooms and suites. Spacious rooms benefit from high ceilings, original architecture, classic styling with modern accents. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Di Ripetta Hotel Rome