Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; after our Mediterranean cruise, we tagged on a two night stay at the above hotel in Rome which provides some big pluses for others who are looking on Trip Advisor for somewhere to stay in Rome.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the hotel may not be in the centre but is close enough to walk to all the attractions. The Spanish Steps are approximately 15 mins walk. Hard Rock Café 10 mins; Trevi Fountain 15 mins and the Colloseum 25 mins; Scooter hire 15 mins walk. Or, alternatively, for €1.50 the bus stop is about 100 yards and takes you right into the heartland of Rome where you can hire Segways, bicycles or even just walk around Rome’s beautiful historic relics.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the hotel itself is small and compact but offers all the amenities of a much grander hotel. The staff are extremely friendly and always willing to help and advise and an ‘easy to understand’ map of Rome with all the attractions is available from Reception free of charge. The rooms and lounges are decorated and furnished in an extraordinary baroque style.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; the hotel also has a covered roof garden, which is extremely pleasant for morning breakfast or evening meal. On the roof terrace, there is a very small and somewhat cramped outdoor area, which has been created with plastic chairs and tables. A €5.00 per person extra charge is apparently added to your bill if you take up this option. In our opinion, we felt this small odd area and extra charge somewhat let the grandiose of the hotel down.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the other small annoyance was the fact that our room air-conditioning, which we had to leave on throughout the 2nd night was extremely noisy with frequent banging. Outside the room, the hotel itself always appeared extremely humid compared with the ambient climate outside the hotel.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; finally, for those of you who suffer from bad backs or necks, you may need to request different pillows as the beds are quite low to the floor compared with most hotel beds and the pillows are not as soft as you would normally expect in hotels. On our way to the airport with others who had also stayed at this hotel after the cruise, we discovered that the noisy air-conditioning problem was the same in other rooms.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; apart from these couple of issues we would certainly consider staying again and would highly recommend to others.