San Carlo Hotel, Rome
Reviews - San Carlo Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: Belgium
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Great location, good valuefrom Marigot1
Fabulous weekfrom A TripAdvisor Member
A perfect placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good value for the moneyfrom bkerdman
Had a great stay!from A TripAdvisor Member
All the people working at the front desk was extremely service oriented and helpful. You will have your luggage delivered to your room without having a waiter forcing you to tip them. The (very nice) breakfast can be brought to your room without any extra cost. I don't know the name of the people we met but the dark guy (the owner?), the blond, tall girl and the lady, night portier with glasses, will all have an extra star in my book!
Being a European and a frequent traveller to European cities I must say that this is one of the best city hotels I have stayed at!
We stayed (what's called a long weekend ) between jan 22 and jan 25 and will surely return again!
Supremo!from A TripAdvisor Member
EXCELLENT staff assistancefrom A TripAdvisor Member
A terrific stayfrom jmichael-6
Loved Hotel San Carlo, Fatastic hotel, Great locationfrom zoomblur
We stayed here a couple of weeks before Christmas, and they had the entrance and reception area decorated very nicely. We experienced very welcoming staff who all spoke English very well. Others have said that the breakfast area was too small, which I agree with, but it didn't pose any problem to us. We were a family of seven staying in two rooms.
Each room was very clean and well equipped. Modern furniture and refrigerators, outlets with switchable current, new a/c units, tile flooring, nice upholstry and fabrics, big towels, and CLEAN bathrooms.
Four of us (two married couples) stayed in the famed room 77. They said this was the best room in the place and as far as we knew, they were right! It's decorated very warmly with oak finishes and rich tapestry patterns. The room has two levels: a queen bed on the first level greets you when you walk through the door. Two very tall windows are just beyond the bed, both of which open to a private patio area. The patio is very spacious, about 15 ft x 15 ft, and had a table and chairs which our entire family used each night to sit out among the stars and ambience to enjoy beer and wine we picked up at the grocer around the corner. The room's second level is a loft area which has two single beds. We pushed these together as you would anywhere in Europe to form a single bed for two. An oak stairwell leads upstairs. Watch your head!
Large rustic wooden beams run along the ceiling, one of which is very low as you approach the top of the stairs. The room had two air conditioners, one above and one below. They both had very modern digital controls and worked very well. The bathroom is very modern, much like a eurospa. Overall the room was very clean, and the staff did an excellent job each day of making up the room. Our other room was room 44...nothing exciting about this room. It consists of a walk-in entry with three doors: bedroom one, with a queen size bed...bedroom two, with a twin bed only...and the bathroom. It did have a very picturesque view from each of it's two rooms.
The only bad thing about Hotel San Carlo was the many flights of stairs! Depending on where your room is situated, you may have to climb as many as 50 steps. That may not sound bad, but when you've been walking all over Rome, the last thing you want to do at the end of the day is climb these stairs. Just make sure that when you go up or down, don't forget anything. We had to climb all of them to get to both of our rooms. #77 is situated at the very top/front corner of the hotel and you must climb the main stairs and follow a labirynth of hallways and short sets of steps to get there. I would have given this hotel an EXCELLENT rating if we would not have had to carry our suitcases down these stairs on our way back to the airport. We were picked up at 4 am by airport shuttle and had no one to operate the hotel's service elevator that early. There was only one frail old man at the front desk at that hour and we weren't going to make him do it.
Breakfast was so so. Don't expect to fill up on cookies and croissant.
It's enough to get you down the street where you can get something from a cafe.
Rome itself was not a good vacation for us. Extremely crowded and dirty. I think the city has a "please spraypaint me" policy. Even the best areas had spraypaint on the buildings. My father was PICKPOCKETTED on the metro as well. This is the world's most prepared human being in guarding against this, and it still happened. We made the mistake of rushing onto a train about to pull away and the thief was shoving us from behind. When my father reached out to catch himself, the thief took the wallet and slipped off the train as the doors closed. The locals expect it to happen, and the police could clearly care less.
Watch your stuff!
Good Location, Great Valuefrom DJDxMKD
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The Roma Pass We found the Roma Pass to be an excellent bargain, including a very helpful guide to very many attractions around the city.
Avoid Rome in the Summer I went to Italy for the first time during the summer. We stayed for 2 ½ weeks (end of July beginning of August) and visited (in order) Venice, Florence, Amalfi Coast and finally Rome. I left feeling a bit disappointed and really didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected. I strongly believe it’s because of the time of year I visited and after a long stay in Italy, I didn’t have the energy for Rome. Rome (as well as Venice and Florence) was packed with tourist from all over the world. Not just people traveling on their own, but large tour groups from all over. It was overwhelming and made it impossible to see and enjoy some of the main attractions. To get to the Vatican we waited over an hour and half in the scorching sun to get in, same goes for the Coliseum and other monuments. So many people made it difficult to even take nice pictures of the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. There is a lot to see in Rome. I would recommend having Rome as a starting point before visiting any other location since you need to be fresh and full of energy to walk around. For me, logistically and financially, I had to make Rome my last stop. But if I ever go again, it would be my first stop and I would visit during their low season and in a cooler period.
if you are jet lagged jog around the villa borghese park in the early morning.
Other names for San Carlo Hotel
- san carlo rome
- san carlo hotel
- Address: 93 Via delle Carrozze - Rome - 00187 - Italy
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