Cicerone Hotel, Rome
Reviews - Cicerone Hotel
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: Ireland
- Traveller type: Culture Vulture
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Cicerone Hotel
Exceptional servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful hotel in a great location!from TravlBound
I had read the reviews about the hotel having noise issues, especially on the street side of the hotel. I stayed on the second floor, street side, and, even with the street being under construction, I wasn't bothered by any street noise whatsoever.
Street side rooms get afternoon sun, so, in the high season, it may be quite warm when you get back from your excursions. The AC worked well, though a little distracting when trying to fall asleep because it's on-and-off so frequently, rather than a constant drone. And so you know, the temperature is in Celcius.
The windows in the room open, if you want outside air, but I kept them closed.
The beds were super comfortable, though I'm not used to sleeping in a twin-sized bed. The bathroom had a full tub, and a hand-holdable shower head. Some wake-up calls are automated (and maybe I was tired, but I found it amusing that the background music in the wakeup call was "we are the champions" by Queen), and some were personal.
The room and bathroom were very clean, and the cleaning staff was very efficient. Though I didn't need it this frequently, the soap was fresh every other day.
The hotel staff at the front desk were great for what I asked them about - I traveled with the Globus-Monograms tour company, so I had a tour rep desk in the lobby where I could ask all the touristy "where do I go" kinds of questions. The waitstaff in the breakfast room were great as well - very quick to respond in the few times I ever had to ask for anything (for the most part, what I needed would be on the table already).
The elevators were a little small, but, for the most part, I used the stairs when I went to my room - 2 flights is no big deal to climb (at least for now). I didn't order anything from the bar, but I was told it was quite expensive, as was room service - again, hearsay rather than firsthand knowledge.
I didn't eat at the restaurant in the hotel - Le Bouchon - so I can't comment. However, I had breakfast in the hotel every day. I'm not a fan of how the eggs were done - scrambled, but still watery - and I don't really care for prociutto-type bacon. The pastries and cakes were delicious, though, and I fell in love with the lattes. Oh, and the cornettos - YUM! There were about 6 types of cereal, 2 types of yogurt, and a bunch of yummy cheeses.
The restaurant across the street, Grotta Azzura, was so convenient and the brick oven pizza was great. I'm hardly a wine conoisseur, but the house wine was great.
Shopping around the area was kind of high-end, but it's a lovely walking district. Also, should the need arise, 5 or 6 blocks away is a night pharmacy - I needed it for cream for my sunburn.
Location of the hotel was great for what I wanted to do. I was only about a 20 minute walk from Vatican City, Piazza Navona, and about 15 minutes from Piazza del Popolo. There are two city bus stops across the street from the hotel. There is a line of taxis at the park at the end of Via Cicerone (Piazza Cavour).
All that said, Hotel Cicerone is a beautiful hotel in spite of the road work out front, and it's in a great location if you want to spend any amount of time at the Vatican.
comfortable, the room was large, shower perfect, air conditioning great and there was NO STREET NOISE. We were a bit worried when we read other reviews about the noise, but we were in room 343, overlooking the courtyard and did not hear any noise AT ALL. The room rate was $204
EURO, about $264 US, but we were totally okay with paying that for a clean and safe place. Location-wise, it's perfect if you plan to see the Vatican --
we took taxi's to just about everything ancient and never paid more than
$10 EURO. Can't wait to go back. P.S. Daniel, the doorman, is a very nice and informative guy --
clean hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
a rip-off....from ChristianB
Rooms are small and haven't been restyled since the mid 80's. Bathroom needs upgrade. Internet Connection is 22 euro for 24 hrs. No key cards, instead you have to pick up your key at the front desk every time you want to access your room, very time consuming. Service mostly friendly but inconsistent. Breakfast buffet is terrible even for Italian standards (although the strawberries are nice). 7 euro service charge for every room service order. Poor sound proofing and plenty of street noise outside.
Only consolidation is location which is excellent.
Stay away from this hotel unless you get a very very good deal (like 140 euro).
very elegant hotel with great ambiancefrom ItaliaWinnipeg
Stayed Nov. 17-19th Good price /Great locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A Great Stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel Cicerone....No problemsfrom ellfie
Great location, great servicefrom TheTravelerDC
Staff was very friendly, spoke good English and were always willing to give good advice.
Reading the other reviews I was a little scared about the street noise, but in the end, it's really not that bad. When you have walked in Rome the whole day seeing this marvelous city, you are so tired that the street noise seems music to your ears. Would definitely stay there again.
Top Local Tips for Rome
Sight Seeing... The best tour we did is when we made our way to the Colesseum and joined a tour group at the entrance. We did the same at the Sistene Chapel. We went close by to the entrance and looked out for people wearing microphones or carrying clip boards. We asked if we could join their tour and we saved ourselves loads of time.
Spanish Steps That's it, it's just some steps leading up to a view of nothing magnificent. There's the drinking fountain on the ground level and upscale shopping like Dior, D & G, Cavalli. It was disappointing. There are also lots of aggressive "sellers" selling sunglasses, necklaces, purses, just walking around or their fake goods laid out. What an eyesore. They were everywhere!
English speaking Tour guide in Rome We met Hannah Schneider- The Australian tour guide on a Collosium Tour and she was wonderful.We ended up taking more tours with her and she was great. Highly recommend Hannah.
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- Address: 55/C Via Cicerone - Rome - 00193 - Italy
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