Champagne Palace Hotel, Rome
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Okay but terrible front deskfrom A TripAdvisor Member
OK but not greatfrom woorob
The hotel is conveniently located, about two blocks from the main train station. This makes things convenient if you are arriving or departing by train. On the other hand, being close to a train station means that you will be close to a lot of "train station types," better avoided if possible.
The hotel is adequately clean and the staff is perfectly acceptable. The room was a bit small, but, again, perfectly acceptable. I thought the breakfast was uninspired and barely acceptable. The breakfast room was well lit and pleasant, however.
The problem with this hotel, from my perspective, is that last year we visited Rome over Thanksgiving and were booked in the Hotel Dei Consoli (about four blocks from the Vatican). There is no comparison of any type between the two hotels. The Dei Consoli had a fabulous breakfast, better location and was far better appointed. I think we paid about the same for both hotels.
I love Rome and would be pleased to stay at this hotel again, but I think there are better deals available, in better and more interesting neighborhoods. This would not be my first choice, not even close.
Recommended during the low season (November)from A TripAdvisor Member
The only problem we ran into was the loud couple rooming next to us...they had some wild nights and woke us up!
I would definitely recommend this hotel especially during the low season.
Charming little hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t go there!from A TripAdvisor Member
The breakfast was also far from my expectations! The customers are supposed to have finished their breakfast before 9.30am, because they won't get more hot water for tea or food after 9.30am. The service was very grumpy! The icing on the cake is the area... Although it is very handy to be next to the tube station, the streets are dirty and you'll meet lots of tramps on your way to the hotel asking for money! This hotel doesn't deserve its 4*! Neither 1*!!
Not great, could use some improvements...from chargad
After reading other reviews, we were paranoid about someone coming into our room, or getting into our safe, so we left "tell-tales" (tiny slips of paper in between the door jamb) to indicate entry - fortunately, everything remained intact, no unwanted access.
I asked the night clerk for information on internet access (which was advertised by the hotel) and was told they did not have it. I challenged him and mentioned that it was in their brochure, to no avail. I asked him if he knew where the closest place would be that I could get to the internet and he said no (side note, there is a self-service laundromat less than 1/2 block away from the hotel that offers internet access).
Although the temperature was mild when we visited, we still used the air conditioning, which worked well. The breakfast room was unorganized, and when we showed up toward the end of the breakfast hour, they seemed to be out of almost everything. My husband said the coffee was the worse he had ever had. We stayed at the hotel for three nights (as part of a gotoday.com deal) but after the first attempt at breakfast, we just skipped it the rest of our visit - which was a shame as it was included in the price of the hotel.
I think the hotel COULD become better. It is a good location (for the train station, not so much the sites, but the metro/train station were very sufficient in getting us to the major sites). They need to improve on cleanliness, and general maintenance. It did appear they were in the process of updating/renovating the top few floors, perhaps this, along with a change in management, will help. As of now, I would not recommend this hotel, there are too many other good hotels in this wonderful city.
p.s. be sure to try a Tartufo at the Tre Scalini restaurant on Piazza Navona - it's a cross between a chocolate truffle and a gelato - very rich, and very, very good! Also, Ostaria da Giovanni ar Galletto, just off from the Campo de' Fiori is a wonderful little restaurant with quiet outdoor seating.
Horriblefrom A TripAdvisor Member
STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotel!from yunners
Breakfast was fine....usual continental brekkie, which does the job. The only downside I would say is location wise, it was not the most central- walking to all the main sites of Rome was about 30min walk...altho you could use the tram/metro. But very close to the Termini Station though. The other slightly worrying thing, was that they asked for our passports as ID, and was told I can collect them after we have dropped off our luggage in the room!!?? What the male receptionist was doing with them I am still not 100% sure!? But we swiftly collected them as soon as we dropped our bags off....I just hope he wasn't doing anything dodgy with them!!
Overall, a pleasant stay- would reccommend!
Stay away!from A TripAdvisor Member
The room was terrible. Very hot, the air condition didn't work properly. The safe didn't work. The room and bathroom was dirty (found an old chewing gum in the window). NO lights in the hall. No roof terrace, as promised. The elevator didn't work properly. The hotel didn't seem safe.
We didn't want/dare to stay there, and moved to the Mecenate Palace just 2 blocks away - that is truly a 4-star hotel!
Top Local Tips for Rome
things to do Don't turn up at the Galeria Borghese expecting to get in right there right then . Pre-booking is essential as limited numbers are allowed in , making for a very different ambience from say,the Vatican Museum .We dropped by on Saturday whilst checking out the Borghese Gardens and were able to get tickets for Sunday. Unlike the Vatican Museum,it is closed Mondays. You will be allocated a time slot- and if you're in a hurry take the metro to the via Veneto Station (Line B) and save yourself a schlepp. And on the subject of public transport... remember to validate your train ticket in a yellow machine on the platform before jumping aboard. If you fail to do this a 25 euro fine will apply!
Open top coaches If you are going to Rome to see the sights definately spend the day travelling around on an open top bus. The most you will pay for a day is about 19 euros which is really good value for money and you can hop on and off the coach wherever you want! It is definately the best way to get round Rome!
Colosseum Ticket If you want to visit the Colosseum with the hassle of the big queues, buy a ticket from the Palentines ticket office (1/2 mile fron Colosseum) this ticket also include entry to Colosseum and you can bypass the queue and go straight to the turnstiles.
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- Address: 82 Via Principe Amedeo - Rome - 00185 - Italy
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