For this trip to Rome we looked for a hotel that was well rated and close (sort of) to the attractions. As we love walking it was not a concern that the hotel is about 5km by foot to Vatican City (a very walkable 5km I might add).
Two couples - same style room - in the courtyard. The rooms are not extravagant but clean and suitable for a couple that is not intending on spending a great deal of time in their rooms (and you should not....you are in ROME!).
The lobby is quaint and inviting to sit and chat and visit (or wait). The breakfast selection is more than adequate offering a fairly wide selection of cereals, sliced meats, breads, buns, pastries, cold eggs and numerous beverages. HINT: if you wish to have cooked eggs, you must ask for them - we learned this during our last breakfast at the hotel.
The staff are 5* - excellent. Friendly, welcoming, helpful - perfect - I cannot offer more. The wifi worked well in the rooms and lobby but not so much in the small quaint restaurant - this actually causes others to talk to one another instead of staring at their portable media!
The only negative aspect to this hotel for a different reason is the location as the area is just outside of the walled part of the city and the best description I can offer is, as you get further away from the city centre their is an increase in graffiti - not street art - graffiti - and it is everywhere which sets for a less than comfortable stroll later in the evening night. Now, it seemed very safe and close to the train station, but there were a couple of side streets that “seemed” sketchy. Again, four of us were out and about and walking back in this neighbourhood at or after 10 pm with NO issues at all - but it is worth nothing just the same. All in all, this is a perfect 3* if not 4* boutique hotel. You will not be disappointed.
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