Historical Traveller Reviews of Mozart Hotel
Would be difficult to fault
Stayed here March 2004 and can thoroughly recommend both the location and the helpful staff at this small but efficient hotel.Admittedly we stayed in a deluxe room but plenty of space plus delightful balcony, very quiet considering this is central Rome, breakfast excellent and restaurant recommendation good.
Delightful Hotel, Great Location
Our family stayed at the Hotel Mozart for four nights in the summer of 2002 and loved it! Its exterior isn't much, hidden away on Via dei Greci, but the upstairs lobby is welcoming with daily newspapers and free internet access. It also has a lovely breakfast room with a fairly good assortment of fruits and pastries (included in the price). Because there were four of us we chose the"quad" room (very good sized) with its own private balcony - complete with patio table, umbrella and lemon tree! The bathroom was positively gigantic compared to European standards with both a separate tub and shower. The airconditioning worked well, and was almost too cold. Staff was courteous and helpful, with great recommendations for nearby restaurants. Location is terrific - just a couple of blocks from the Spanish Steps and the upscale shopping area. The roof bar was our a favorite of ours, as we finished each night there enjoying a gelato under the stars! We will definitely stay there again.
from A TripAdvisor Member
Had a very nice experience at the Hotel Mozart when we stayed for 5 nights in November 2003. Room was well-appointed with a cute painted headboard. Hotel had free internet access in the sitting room, English-language newspapers, and a delicious breakfast buffet.
Concierge recommended good restaurants in the area, especially Ristorante Edy. Great location -- right off the Via del Corso, a main shopping strip, two minutes to the Spanish steps and very close to Piazza del Popolo. Very central -- we walked everywhere from there.
We stayed here in September 2003. Friendly staff, very nice breakfast. We had a family room (superior suite), which was a good size, but a couple we were traveling with had a regular double and it was miniature! However, it balanced out because our room overlooked Via di Greci, which was exciting during the day and miserable at night. Noise was a huge issue for us, but the couple we were traveling with heard nothing since they were off the street.Rome's a spendy place, there's no denying that, but this was a clean place, nice decor, and in an excellent location. They obviously have a "we'll scratch your back" sort of relationship with a restaurant down the street, but it is a good place, so I can't complain too much about that.
from A TripAdvisor Member
we stayed at this hotel twice, in september 2001 and september 2002.
found the rooms small but clean and comfortable. very good location, near spanish steps and subway station. good restaurants in neighbourhood. friendly staff. can recommend for short visits.
A Good Choice - Great Location
from A TripAdvisor Member
If your looking for a big slick U.S. style hotel the Mozart isn't for you. Although the outside is unimpressive, the inside and upper floors are extremely clean with marble floors. The roof has a terrific garden terrace, and the hotel is a short walk to the Spanish Steps and the subway. They had the only free internet service we found on our trip. The street directly in front of the hotel closes for traffic on certain days and the neighborhood becomes a walking street party. The breakfast was good and nearly identical to every other breakfast we had in Italy; meats, cheeses, pastries and cereal. My only two complaints is first, the idiot driver the hotel sent to pick us up at the airport who drove 180 kph on the highway. The drivers show off for the American tourists. We should all stop tipping them, and I bet they would slow down. Second, the room safe was not attached to the room. Anyone could pick the whole thing up and walk off with it. Thats Italy!
Fabulous visit to Rome at the Hotel Mozart
We stayed at the Hotel Mozart in Rome on November 10-12, 2003. It was a wonderful experience and a highlight of our trip to Italy. We had requested a room with a terrace on the advice of a trip advisor review. It was a large, bright and beautiful room with a king-size bed located on the fifth floor. The bathroom was a good size for a European bathroom- with a typical box style shower, toilet, bidet, sink and large tub. Our room terrace was a treat- small but cute- with a marble-topped table and 4 chairs. We loved sitting outside with our coffee in the morning or our wine and cheese before dinner. Access to the roof deck was right down the hall. We enjoyed the titanic-style wooden deck chairs and beautiful rooftop views of Rome. Our room rate included a continental breakfast in the breakfast room on the 2d floor. There was a nice selection of meats, cheeses, breads and pastries. The common room was spacious, with 2 comfortable seating areas and a desk with free internet access. Personnel at the hotel were very helpful and friendly- from restaurant recommendations to directions to taxi requests; they could not have been more accommodating.The neighborhood is fantastic with many different shops and restaurants. It is an easy walk to the Spanish Steps and other major sites. The neighboring streets are closed to regular cars in the late afternoon (taxis are still allowed through) for what we dubbed the Evening Stroll. We were told it is called the passeggiata - Families, friends, couplesall strolling the streets enjoying the sights and their companions. It was a pleasure to slow down and enjoy this relaxing Italian custom. We highly recommend this hotel and location.
Good location, good breakfast, disappointing facilities
We just returned from Italy, and I agree with the reviewer from San Jose. The Mozart's location is great for walking in the old city, but we were disappointed in some of the facilities and service. We paid for an upgrade, which apparently only meant that our bathroom sink was covered in marble instead of porcelain. The room and bathroom were tiny, and TV didn't work. Our room was away from the street so noise from below was not a problem, however, a hotel staffer's pounding footsteps in the marble hallway each morning at 7am came through the walls like a jackhammer. The lobby is unimpressive, but common area on second floor is nice. The desk staff were generally more interested in what was on the TV and/or computer screen than in us, but the bellmen were nice. We got one good tip from the front desk on a restaurant (Edy's), but it is the ONLY one they know. The breakfast at Mozart is excellent - meats, cheeses, eggs, pastries, fruit, espresso. All in all, I don't know if I'd stay there again or not. Our hotel in Florence (Plaza Lucchesi) was so much better, for the same price. Maybe that's just the way it is in Rome?
Great location, but mediocre facilities and service
from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Mozart for 4 nites (Nov 5-9, 2003) and found the facilities disappointing and the service acceptable at best. The lobby is small and unimpressive is only made up by the sitting room on the second floor (with free internet access). We had a superior, double room although we don't know what made it "superior". It was very small (not much bigger than the bed and because it was so dark, we had to turn on the lights during the day. Daily housekeeping did not do any more than change the towels and make the bed. The front desk service was not courteous but not friendly or helpful. This hotel definitely does not compare to the 4-star hotels we stayed at in Venice (Saturnia) and Florence (Luccessi) which were great. It was also quite expensive for a 3-star. I would not stay there again.
The Hotel Mozart is not for everyone, the rooms are small, but common for a European hotel. Getting to the hotel on busy day is tuff, if you get there early the clerk will check you bags. I stayed at the hotel two different times within 2 weeks. The rooms were very clean at all times. The only difference was on the first stay the bathroom was quite large, but on the second quite small. No view from the room, but on the roof top garden has beautiful view. The location very close to Spanish Steps, A 13 Euro taxi to the Vactin, and about a 10 Euro to the Coliseum. Great shopping, but expensive. The desk also recommended some excellent restaurants. The price was 220 Euros per night, which was not bad considering the location, and my travel time early and mid October.Mike C New York, NY
Top Local Tips for Rome
ICON tours operates here, with small groups, and native English speaking guides. We did both the Colosseum and Vatican Tours, and the guides were fantastic. It really makes the trip so much better when you can hear the guide and understand them, and there aren't tons of people.
Allow adequate time
Rome is very accessible but loaded with so many fabulous sights. Allow plenty of time to see one of the world's great cities.
Know where your money is at all times
Rome is a very safe place to visit but you are at the mercy of pick pocket gangs. If you use public transport keep your money and personal items secure at all times. Get a money wallet that you wear under your clothes, You can get a holster type that goes around your neck and hangs under your arm inside your clothing. Try to go out with empty hands and pockets taking only enough money for the day, leave your passport, phone etc in the hotel safe and you will have a great time.