The location of the hotel is in the prime spot of Rome, which is close to a lots tourist attractions (i.e. Termini station, coffee shops, restaurants, etc.). That being said, it was walking distance to Termini, which was the main source of transportation for my trip. 12 Euros for a 48hr Metro pass and 7 Euros for a 24h metro pass (pick your poison). Very convenient hotel location and free continental breakfast. Woo!
My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at the Mencenate Palace (20-22nd Nov 2015). Staff were extremely friendly, more than willing to help with directions and the breakfast buffet was more than satisfactory. Our hairdryer blew up during our stay, and the staff were quick to replace this. The hotel itself is situated next to St Marys Bastillica - of which, you can get amazing views from the rooftop terrace. The hotel is 5 minutes from the Rome Central Terminal and is within walking distance of all major attractions. As such it was very easy to get around and to get to/from the airport. If you don't fancy walking, with the terminal near by you can easily catch the metro around the city. We would recommend the 48 hour transport pass which allows you to jump on and off public transport as much as you like within those 48 hours.
The only downside to our stay was how thin the walls were in the hotel as unfortunately this did impact on my quality of sleep both nights due to being disturbed by neighbouring guests!
We had a wonderful stay. The staff was warm and friendly and the room was nice. My only complaint would be that the gym needs to be upgraded. The treadmill was disconnected and the elliptical resets itself when you aren't pedaling vigorously enough, as when going up a steep incline. I'm sure if I had remembered to mention it to the staff that they would have tried to fix it for me right away.
"Older hotel close to Roma Termini railway station."
We had seen differing reviews of this hotel so were a little nervous but on arrival, apart from the renovations happening outside we were greeted by a very friendly manager (sorry I can't remember his name) and the other front desk staff were friendly and helpful and most spoke quite good English.
The bar served excellent coffee.
Absolutely lovely hotel. Breakfast fantastic, plenty to choose from. Staff friendly and more than helpful. Excellent location for the local transport. Just catch a no.14 tram which takes you to the closest metro (a) straight to all the sites, or you can go direct to the terminal where you will find the airport shuttles/trains/trams (A & B)and buses, less than 5 minute journey.
Lovely little coffee shop just across the road. Also conveniently, is a small local shop which again the gentleman is more than happy to help. Would definitely stay again without hesitation. Price is fantastic and I got more than I expected for the price.
Rome’s central train station, Termini is the entry point to the city from Fiumicino Airport, and is an impressive modern architectural sight. Between here and glamorous Via Veneto, there are several interesting places to visit. The Palazzo Barberini is a superb baroque palace, the Terme di Diocleziano was the city’s largest bath complex and the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione is remarkable for its Capuchin monks’ crypt.
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