Empire Palace Hotel, Rome
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Empire Palace Hotel
A quality hotel!from emeritus
You aren't really very close to anything at this hotel. The bus terminal where you catch the 'hop on hop off' service for 13 euros was not far and good value. Watch for people trying to sell you on a tour before you get to the windows where most tickets are sold. I knew of someone that booked one of these for much more than I paid and their bus for getting on and off came only every two hours! Insist upon the 'trambus 110 open' for the best value. Closest points of interest would be the Spanish steps (church at top surrounded by scaffolding so not a great 'Kodak moment') and the Trevi Fountain. All are easily walkable in about 20 minutes on fairly level ground. Easiest to take the bus I mentionned and see the sights without wearing yourself out.
There are a few shops in the area to buy fresh fruit, drinks, pastries if looking for a simple lunch. It seemed very safe to walk around and apart from a few gypsy's begging at the bus terminal and some tourist sites, there were no hassles. Shops do close in the afternoons, but you just simply work around this when in Italy.
The Empire Palace is a small quality hotel and I have no reservations about recommending it to Rome visitors.
A Nice Place to Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
When we arrived we were assigned a room that was on the small side. There were two twin beds, right next to each other, a desk, and a table. The room opened to a street, which was too noisy for my roommate. We asked to be moved to a quieter room, which was arranged.
The second room was quite a bit larger, with a hide-a-bed sofa and a little space to move around. The bathroom in the second room was much smaller with a small shower instead of a tub.
The staff was always nice and, as others have mentioned, the breakfast was good (eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, sliced meats and cheeses, fruit, yogurt, rolls, juice, coffee and tea). One day we arrived for breakfast at 9:30 and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated.
The rooms have nice linens and the beds were turned down each night.
The first day we arrived a platter of fruit and a bottle of water were in our room, which was nice. There was also a mini bar and small tv.
The location was not central, but the neighborhood is pretty quiet and nice after a long day of sightseeing. Also, there's an ATM machine a block away. There's a nice little wine bar/restaurant nearby called Trimani that we really enjoyed. You could walk to some attractions, but many were a taxi ride away. Beware, we had trouble with taxi drivers overcharging us. Keep an eye on the meter and your money when you hand it to them.
We enjoyed our stay at the Empire Palace Hotel and would recommend it if you don't mind taking taxis to get to some of the sights.
Slightly Above Averagefrom A TripAdvisor Member
So-So Hotel in a Hard-to-Find Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Clean, Tranquil Luxuryfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Each room comes with a free breakfast, which is wonderful and includes all manner of breakfast pastries, sandwich makings, and even eggs and bacon. I even had my own little coffee and milk pots to make cafe au lait. It was a great way to start the day.
Every employee at the hotel went out of their way to greet me and see if I needed any help. The service was excellent.
The linens in the room are top-notch, and the toiletries are from the chic company Etro.
The location is close to tourist destinations, but is located on a quiet side street which is nice after a long day on your feet. Via Flavia, just one block away, is chock full of great little restaurants and even a great little market where you can stock up on bottled water and snacks. The Blue Bar is an oasis of velvet couches and Picasso-like art where you can relax, have a few cocktails, and enjoy the good life.
I will definitely return to the Empire Palace.
Extremely disappointedfrom 1Member
Beautiful, luxury hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Lovely hotel with good servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The only slight drawback to the hotel is its location: a nice, upscale area set among Italian government ministry buildings, but quite a hike from many tourist attractions. It's a long walk to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, and not really walkable to other attractions like Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. But given all the amenities, if the hotel were more centrally located, it would cost a lot more. So, it's worth making this little gem your base in Rome, and take taxis to get you to the more distant sights.
First Class Hotelfrom AlicatsScotland_UK
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Taxi from Airport We got a taxi from the airport which was booked by the Hotel. Although this was expesive 130 Euros from Rome Fumicino airport, it was worth it, and once in Rome you do not need any other forms of transport as everything is so close.
Get a Guide We found it was well worth joining a guided group for both the coleseum and especially the vatican museums and St Peters. It was money well spent!
transfers Pre book a transfer as it can be baffling when you come out of customs and then try to sort out how you get into the city. Having a man with a sign with your name there is such a blessing, into your car and 30 minutes later you are in the Hotel.
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- Address: 39 Via Aureliana - Rome - 00187 - Italy
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