a traveler from Travelocity.com
on January 3, 2010
Very happy. Room 513 exactly as rooms pictured on web. Did not have to provide a credit card to hotel since prepaid. Was very very close to Termini, easy to find and reach on foot. Great breakfast, very appreciated since meals in Rome are very expensive. Room faced street and there was street noise but level acceptable especially with window closed. Individual room heat controls. Window opened. Used internet store by Termini for web access fine. Learned cheapest lunch & dinner options right near hotel are inside the Termini itself. Neighborhood a little scary at night, but hotel itself seemed very upscale and safe. Lot of homeless in area, and we witnessed a purse snatching at a cafe about 3 blocks away from hotel. Tried to see roof view from sister hotel Mediterrano but seemed to be not permitted to access without sitting & ordering something expensive. Nice large bathroom with tub & shower, stool & bidet & hairdryer. Always found English speaking staff. Wake up call service reliable. Metro, taxis, city buses, and airport train all very close, easy to find. Opera house close. We would very likely stay here again if ever return to Rome. Experienced confusion over bus trip to Pompeii, Greenline parked in front of hotel to load, we got on, but then learned our trip-booked on Grayline, was really on an Appain bus, we had to get off the Greenline and walk a block to the Grayline office to get on the right bus. Learned hard way that some bus trip vendors subcontract with a local company, hard for the conceirge to figure out what company.
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