Marriott Grand Hotel Flora

, Rome, Italy
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Marriott Grand Hotel Flora

, Rome
4 star

Rooms: 156

191 Via Vittorio Veneto - Rome - 00187 - Italy Hotel Website | | 6489929
325 Traveller

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Excellent!

from JamesL.
Ended our trip in Rome at the Marriott Grand Flora. Couldn't ask for a better location and the hotel was great. Service was about the best I've ever seen, from the doorman to the concierge and everyone else. We were upgraded to a junior suite so the room was exceptional. Nice to have full time internet access too. Highly recommended.

Loved the Grand Flora

from matthewtor
My husband and I and our two children (14 and 11) stayed at the Grand Flora for a week in August using Marriott Reward points. My husband and I had a beautiful one bedroom suite and the children had a room next door with two twin beds. Both roooms had balconies and faced the Via Veneto. It was a wonderful experience! We have travelled to various parts of the world and really appreciate 5 star service. The rooms are spacious, clean and very well appointed. Alot of attention to detail. We also saw rooms that did not face the Via Veneto and they were just as spacious and beautifully appointed. The rooms are very quiet and the windows have been sound proofed so there is not a problem with noise as is the case with many European hotels. The beds are extremely comfortable! The front desk staff speak very good english and are very polite and helpful. They cannot do enough for you. Marco, in particular, was amazing!!!! I believe he is the front desk manager. The location on the Via Veneto cannot be beat. It is a beautiful neighbourhood with many upscale shops and restaurants. We did not feel the food in the hotel restaurant was anything great - much better restaurants just outside the hotel. The only criticism we had was that the exercise room could have been bigger with more equipment - it was quite basic for a five star hotel but then again that has been our experience in Europe. Make sure to fill your water bottles in the gym before you leave the hotel each day as bottled water can be expensive. The water from all the fountains located throughout the city is safe for drinking. The only thing we hated about the hotel was leaving. We will definately be back and will stay at the Grand Flora. We checked out other 5 star properties but we loved being on the Via Veneto.

Wonderful service

from JAX
Stayed at the Mariott Grand Flora from May 4-9. Found the location wonderful, the service outstanding and the staff very helpful. Room had a great view of the Via Veneto, was spacious and very clean with houskeeping service twice a day. The only negative was the tour of Tivoli Gardens the concierge recommended. Were told it was three hours and could charge to our room. It was over seven hours and were taken by bus from the hotel to another bus station (where we had to pay in cash) than on the tour. Tour guide spoke four languages and we had to wait for her to "recite" in each language to other guests, hence the seven hours. Overall, we were very pleased with hotel and would again stay the next time in Rome.

First Class Hotel and Service - great Concierge (Max)

from pwrshift
Max the Concierge was the greatest asset to this hotel, but all their staff were very nice. The hotel is beautiful, our room was smallish but faced Via Veneto with a nice view - great for an all Marriott Rewards point certificate we were using. The free internet was a great bonus, as was free 800 calls. The dining room was very nice too (never busy) - their onion soup was the best I've ever had (had it 3 times that week) and their entrees great too. I liked the bar music, but the drinks are expensive (12 euros for a Hennesey VSOP). The room service Club Sandwich will be enough for two meals and a good breakfast for only (?) 14 euros.

They have a switch in each room to plug north american electrics in - we took a travel water boiler so we could have coffee!! TV is a problem - the only English channels are CNN, BBC and some sports...next time I'd take my portable DVD player and a bunch of movies to watch in off touring time.

Location was fun, with restaurants everywhere you turn including Harry's Bar across the street, and a great breakfast place a 3 minute walk left from Flora's front door...we had great pasta there too at lunch one afternoon. An Argentinian boulevard dining room across the street was great food - the entrecote sirloin a real treat. Andrea restaurant around the corner 5 minutes walk had great food - the osso bucco was best ever! Shopping in the area is expensive -- you can buy for less at home. Dining isn't cheap either, but the food is outstanding everywhere. The Westin is 2 short blocks down the road too and they have a great dining room. Hotel picked me up at the airport for 75euros - you could probably do better than that if you take a chance, but the charge goes on your hotel bill and you get points for it.

Concierge arranged a city private limo tour with a driver called Roberto (Palazzi ph. 333-2276501) and in 4 hours (123 euros - more points) he took us everywhere and had passes to get his Mercedes (and us) into everyplace including past police barricades at the Vatican where only people were allowed - amazing. Also took us to the top of a hill to have the greatest overlook of the Ancient City. We covered a lot of distance in just 4 hours and it was a great investment in getting oriented to a new city - Roberto spoke pretty good English too! info@palazzi.net

We went to Sorrento after this for a few days and got an Amalfi driver to pick us up at the Flora in Rome and drive us there for 400 euros, then a 4 hour Amalfi coast tour one day for 200 euros, and a couple of days later he drove us to Florence for 500 euros -- surprisingly it wasn't that much more than trains, city taxis fares so you might consider it too - not having to lug bags around train stations was a real treat! Hey, you only live once right? For this venture, be sure to ask ony for Salvatore Lucibello as your driver personally at DriveAmalfi Ph. 335-5293647 or driveamalfi@hotmail.com

All in all, we had a great Italian holiday and to start it off on the right foot the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora was the best.

A Gem

from jackiNorthEngland
We stayed at the Grand Flora in Rome in March '05, on arriving had a few problems with one of the rooms and service but this was soon sorted by the front desk manager. She was very apologetic about the problems we encountered and for the rest of our 5 day stay everyone at the hotel couldn't do enough to help us. The rooms were lovely, the staff brilliant and the dining was superb. We had our evening meal at the hotel one evening and it was as good as any of the top restaurants in Rome { of which they are many}, both the food and service was outstanding. We had the most delicious chocolate dessert I have ever tasted { can't remember the name! }, being a bit of a chocoholic I have had many nice chocolate desserts but this one was by far and away the best ever!!!!If you stay at this hotel don't miss it !!!

Excellent but pricey

from epluribusunum
I stayed just one night with my family at the Marriott Grand Hotel Flora for a quick visit to the Vatican to pay respects to Pope John Paul II. The hotel is located in the heart of the stylish via Veneto a few steps from the American Embassy and 15 minutes walk from Piazza di Spagna where you can catch the Metro that will carry you pretty everywhere around Rome. If you don’t want to walk too much you can also hop the Metro at the entrance just across the street from the Marriott going through a long underground commercial tunnel. The neighborhoods is safe and clean (the Hard Rock Cafe is a couple of blocks down the street, quite in front of the Embassy) though I recommend you to keep your eyes wide open during your stay in Rome especially if you ride the underground when it's very crowded or late at night.
Check in went smooth and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, they were quick enough to find us a transport to the Vatican and then to the airport allowing all five of us to ride the same vehicle (keep in mind that it ain't easy to run a hotel when is fully booked in a period when the death of the Pope had catalyzed 4 milions plus pilgrims in Rome, but they did a great job pleasing everybody and working under a great pressure). The property looks fresh and new, our room was well-appointed and comfortable; my only complains are about air conditioning's efficiency and the noise coming from via Veneto (one of Rome's busiest streets); staying on the 4th floor wasn’t enough because the room wasn't properly insulated from the outside noise, if you foresee a longer stay try to ask for a quite room.
This hotel is a bit pricey but as in other metropolis if you want a decent, clean and safe stay you must pay for it (and in the case of Rome you must pay a lot).

two couples loved it!

from bondnstk
We absolutely loved this hotel. Our first hotel in Europe was a castle in Ireland and we were not disappointed at all coming from that to the Grand Flora.
The staff was the most helpful I have found at any hotel. The rooms were very nice and clean and the decoration very tasteful. The size of the room was on the smaller size but so are most urban hotels.

Had a Fantastic Stay

from A TripAdvisor Member
I read the 2 "bad" reviews of this hotel, both of them involved overcharging for missed/uncancelled reservations.... not the fault of the guests, but unfortunately they are up against a ubuiquitous problem in European hotels... unlike American hotels, the local staff at hotel is incapable or not empowered to make spot financial decisions... this is a cultural thing I believe. We ran into a similar problem later in our trip.... but the beginning of our trip was great, cuz we stayed two nights at the Grand Flora Marriot in Rome. We booked it on Marriot 5 days before arriving, and used Marriot points because everything in Rome is expensive, and we were travelling with our 18mo old son... stroller and all, so we needed crib and extra perks, etc. We arrived Sunday afternoon, took a shared minibus direct from the airport to hotel. The staff was great, although after reading the reviews I was prepared for the cold shoulder, but as usual, trying a few phrases in Italian makes them very sympathetic and friendly... Anyway, the location is a bit away from sights, but across the street is entrance to the Metro... actually you go underground into long commercial tunnel (including grocery store for vitals), fitness center (nice, but expensive daily fee), and after you walk/go down stairs for about 1000 yards, you come to actual Metro station, but it is convenient, we took it to Vatican the next AM.

Overall, our stay was great, we asked the kitchen staff a couple of times to refill the baby's milk, no problem. The second night we went up to the resturant on the 7th floor overlooking the city and had romantic 5 course meal including wine and champagne for Valentines day, complete with chocolate and flowers. The wait staff was really laid back, they were fine with us bringing up our sleeping baby in stroller, they were really cool about it, or just wanted our money! :) Room and bathroom were perfect, windows opened on second floor overlooking Via Venata...

Ask them where to go to Mass, we did nearby on Sunday evening after we arrived, the "everday" churches are absolutely beautiful in Italy. Would definately stay again if in Rome... those were the best two nights of our trip, it went downhill from there... just read my review on the Jolly Hotel Villenova in Bologna.... :(

Beautiful, elegant Loved it.

from A TripAdvisor Member
The next time your visiting Roma consider The Grand Flora located on the beautiful Via Veneto. This building has been a vital part of the history of Roma for over one hundred years and gets better as time goes by. What can I say? It has it all. The entire staff will be discretely there to respond to your every wish. The Hotel is located so that traveling around the city is a breeze. Limo or Cab service is simple and easy to use. Ask if a room with a balcony is available.The upgrade is well worth it. Enjoy!!

Nice Hotel

from Expat_Ozi
We spent 1 night at the Marriott using points and then moved onto another hotel for the remainder of our stay. I arrived ahead of my husband and checked in at the Marriott around 8:15am. The front office staff were fabulous - very warm and friendly (just what I needed after a 12 hour flight) and tried to get me straight into a room. The first available room was only a 45 min wait so I relaxed in the lobby and read a book. The girl who checked me in then found me to say the room was ready.....I originally thought I would be waiting till around midday to check in as the hotel was full but was relieved this was not the case. The room was spacious for a standard room and very clean. Although I requested a king size bed, I was informed they only had a queen which didn't bother me but was pleasantly surprised to find that the room did indeed contain a king! The bathroom was large with a separate shower to the bath and finished in marble. Concierge was great on all occasions I approached them and doormen would always acknowledge me as I walked by.
As mentioned in past reviews, breakfast is pricey (E24pp) but you have to expect to pay that in a good hotel. I used the hotel car from the airport which was a mercedes for E75 but I think that's a little steep (considering our next hotel - The Intercontinental - charged us E49 from the hotel to the airport).
IMO, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone - the location is great right at the top of the Via Veneto so it's about a 10 minute walk to the nearest Metro station and has some great cafe's and restaurants right out front.

Top Local Tips for Rome

Use the Metro and buy a 1 day pass or weekly pass By purchasing the one day or weekly pass for the metro you can get close to most sights and you don't have to validate you ticket as much as a 75 minute tickets because the tickets cover you for more time.

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Train from the Airport to downtown railroad station (Termini) From the airport, there is excellent non-stop train service every half hour to the Termini in the heart of Rome for 11 Euros (approx $14) each way. It takes about 35 minutes, avoiding a costly taxi and traffic jams. It is a wonderful service if you don't have too much baggage, as from the airport arrivals area one must descend and ascend several escalators to reach the station. Furthermore, the train platform is not "high level", meaning one must lift suitcases into the train.

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  • Address: 191 Via Vittorio Veneto - Rome - 00187 - Italy
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