Bernini Bristol Hotel

, Rome, Italy
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Bernini Bristol Hotel

, Rome
5 star

Rooms: 127

23 Piazza Barberini - Rome - 00187 - Italy | 64883051
220 Traveller

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9/10
High quality
Submitted by: Rauno in 27/06/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Finland
  • Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
High quality, traditional, old world charm.
The hotel has good offers in their own www-pages.
8/10
A Very Pleasant Experience
Submitted by: Gabriel in 09/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: Peru
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
My wife and I had a nice experience in this pleasant, and very conveniently located, hotel.

We stayed at the Bernini Bristol between September 30 and Oct. 4, 2005, in room 714 (on the left side of the hotel, which is quieter). Our room was very nicely appointed and absolutely clean (after *much* looking, I found a *small* spot on one chair, and that was it!). The hotel staff was, without exception, absolutely charming, gracious and helpful. My wife really took advantage of the concierge services for all sorts of advice, directions, reservations and miscellaneous help, which they invariably provided very graciously (and I only tipped them at the end of our stay, so it cannot be said that we bought their kindness).

This hotel's location is just GREAT! We were able to walk to and from most places we went to visit. This is definitely a plus.

One criticism and some caveats:
- The white wood panels in the elevators (by the way, they worked flawlessly during our stay) were slightly grimy. Hopefully, the hotel's management will read this and have them cleaned.
- The voltage is 220v throughout, INCLUDING the outlet in the bathroom (at least in our room), no matter what they say. I almost fried my electric razor, but I was kind of expecting this and reacted quickly. So, bring your transformers/adapters (also for the round plugs that they use there)
- As most European hotels, they provide no American-style washcloths, so, if you're used to them for shaving and/or showering, bring your own.
- Limited TV offerings in English (not terribly important, as you are not there to watch TV anyway!)
- Utter lack of wall hooks to hang things from (like your pajamas, or even the nice terry cloth robes that they provide)
- The safe, indeed, takes eight digits instead of 4, and no instructions were provided. Things to a reviewer in another website, I was able to figure this one out.
- I was going to say "limited closet space" until we went to Venice, afterwards, and found the true meaning of the term.

We plan to return to Roma in the relatively near future, with our kids this time, and we would be very willing to stay at the Bernini Bristol again.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Bernini Bristol Hotel

Decent hotel in good location

from Derby
Well located hotel in busy piazza. Close to most attractions which are a walkable distance. Also near metro. Room was large and with all usual mod-cons. Buffet breakfast decidedly average. Good choice of hotel for a reasonable rate.

Great Hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Prior to my arrival to Rome I switched my hotel three times before I selected the Bernini Bristol, and I was very happy with my choice to stay there. This hotel is right at the base of the Via Veneto area, which in my opinion is the best place to stay in all of Rome. The hotel is conveniently located to a lot of the major sites, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps to name a few. The Barberini Metro station is right next to the hotel.

The rooms were very comfortable, and spacious for European standards. The windows had automatic blinds that could be used to totally block out any light or sound from the outside. The only complaint that had about the room was the lack of water pressure in the shower, but most of Europe has little water pressure.

The service was excellent, the front desk staff and concierge were very friendly and helpful. On about my fifth day there I arrived back to my room after a long day of sight seeing to find a wonderful platter of fruit compliments of the General Manager, this was a great surprise at the end of the day.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Bernini Bristol, and I will definitely be staying there again

Great hotel, excellent location, good value

from jhatman1
Loved the hotel. Excellent location. Big plus is Metro station at front door of hotel. You can get from airport economically by taking train to Termini station and changing to red line and going one stop to Barberini. Also, Metro gives you easy access to all major tourist attractions. Nice internet cafe across street from hotel. The staff are very polite and friendly. Excellent glass enclosed restaurant across street. Hotel just recently renovated and all rooms have been freshly painted and carpeted. The bathroom is on small side and I did not like way toilet flushed. Hotel is located on quiet street with restricted traffic. All in all a great hotel that I would definitely stay in again.

A great Rome Hotel -- under-rated excellence in service, location and decor

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have been here over ten times and never been disappointed. The SINA chain is just great (see in particular our favorites: their Villa Medici in Frienze, ------------------, and their excellent hotel in Venice, Palazzo Sant'Angelo, -------------------------, in Milan delaville@sinahotels.it , among others, and the SINA website -----------------). Also in Perugia is an amazing underground pool with ancient stone ruins under the glass-bottomed pool, at --------------------- See the Bernini site at ---------------------.

Bernini Bristol has a wonderful health club with giant jacuzzi, steam and sauna, with lots of marble and decor in the sense of the Roman bath, and is relaxing indeed. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with brocaded and padded silk upholstry on the walls, colorful and comfortable furniture, and marble bathrooms that are luxurious and spacious. The staff and concierge are knowledgeable and helpful; the location is excellent, providing a central starting point for walks throughout Rome. The Bernini is at the foot of via Veneto, and coming out of the Bernini, one is next to the Cappucino Church and Crypt (great skull and bones collection!) a 10 minute walk to the Spanish Steps and the via Condotti shopping, and 15 minutes from the Trevi Fountains and a few minutes farther is Piazza Navona. You are 20 minutes away from the Pantheon and the best gelato (try the wonderful shaved ice granita -- made by hand not machine -- in lemon, grapefruit and other flavors) at Giollitti's.

The Piazza Barberini has the wonderful (and underrated) fountain of Tritone, and the only downside is that you are within 200 meters of the Planet Hollywood (ugh).

Again, the staff is just wonderful, and go out of their way to be helpful, unlike some conceited staff in other 5 star hotels that make you feel like they are doing you a favor. The concierge always got us tickets to opera, music and the like.

We love them! Best, Michael Hartmann

Great Hotel

from ScrantonTraveler
The Bernini Bristol is the ideal place to stay while in Rome. This great hotel is near everything, has an excellent staff, and wonderful rooms. Our room even had a small patio, just right for coffee in the morning. Don't miss the roof restaurant! Next time I'm in Rome, I'll stay at the Bernini.

Nice Four Star

from torta_basilica
Excellent & friendly reception - they upgraded us to a suite (506/507), due to our anniversary. 2 Room suite with hallway was very large & had balcony facing Triton Fountain - I believe only the front rooms on floor 5 have balconies. Very comfortable, somewhat worn room & public areas. Beautiful restaurant l'Olimpo on top of hotel - spectacular views & outside terrace. They didn't have our resv that their concierge made, but no problem. Food was good, service was hilarious it was so bad, but makes for good stories... A nice hotel at an excellent rate (I got the Summit 321E rate), but I wouldn't call it a 5 star. We would definitely come back at this rate & if we could get that suite again - great for jet-lagged couples waking & sleeping at different times!

A View from a Rooftop

from MegSCharlotte_NC
Great location, cute bellmen, nice rooms and a fabulous rooftop bar/restaurant with a view of St. Peter's. We went up there every evening for a night cap. We would definitely stay here again - We threw coins in the Trevi Fountain, so I know we are coming back!

Great Choice, Excellent Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel was fantastic. Very cozy, warm and great service. The rooms were spacious, clean and deluxe-like. The location could not be better. Minutes to all the major attractions in Rome. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

To those of you who gave a bad review of this hotel...get a life, you obviously have not travelled much and especially in Europe. European hotels are much different than the US...one needs to bear that in mind when traveling.

Lovley Hotel, excellent choice.

from A TripAdvisor Member
My sister and I stayed at the Bernini Bristol Hotel for four nights, the second week in April 2004. We had a De Luxe room (including breakfast) overlooking the Piazza. The hotel was beautifully furnished and decorated. Our room was lovely, large and spotlessly clean with plenty of wardrobe space. The double glazing coped well with the Rome traffic! Our bed sheets were changed every day.The bathroom was very good, lovely soft towels and loads of hot water. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. The staff were most attentive exactly what would expect from a 5 star De Luxe Hotel. The hotel was in an excellent position for seeing Rome and was a wonderful haven after a busy day sightseeing. I would most definately return. I would not want to visit Rome any later in the year as it was very hot even for April, but a wonderful city nevertheless.

Hotel Bernini Bristol, Rome

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Hotel Bernini Bristol has a wonderful location at the bottom of Via Veneto at Piazza Barberini. The Metro A line and many bus lines stop right near the hotel. The view from the roof garden is great and the staff allowed us to relax there when the restaurant was closed. The workout gym is extensive and has a hot tub, steam room and sauna to go with modern equipment. However, the highlight of the hotel is their staff. They are always helpful and extremely welcoming of foreign tourists. As Americans, we were absolutely at home at Hotel Bernini and highly recommend it to anyone.

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  • Address: 23 Piazza Barberini - Rome - 00187 - Italy
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