Hotel Albani Roma
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Albani Roma Rome
Nice but far
We stayed at the hotel twice on our tour. Once in the beginning for 2 days and we had a beautiful room- newly renovated. On our return visit later on in the week we were in a room that was like the other people reviewed- pink and green. We thought it was cool, but the room was older and needed some renovations. The bathroom was very clean. The continental breakfast was good. Overall a nice place if you are with a tour and the tour supplies transportation. If you are on your own you will have to take taxis, because the hotel is about ten minutes drive from most attractions.
Beautiful Hotel, brutal service.
The Albani hotel rome is an experience in itself. I personally liked the unusual decor so what if the carpets green?The bed is pink? It just gives the hotel an energetic and unusual look . Everything was spotlessly clean and the room was of a good size. The staff however were a different story. One receptionist was possibly the rudist woman i have ever met,getting tourist info was like blood from a stone. The location is not as far as some make out. With bus and tram locations withing two minutes walk all attractions are easy to get too. Walking to them is not out of the question either.Room serivce was terrible,one man serving the bar and every room in the hotel.But if rudeness dosent bother you and for a reasonable fee this hotel is attractive to the tourist.
Not the best, not the worst...
This hotel is adequate. We couldn't decide if the pink and lime green retro decor was retro decor or just really outdated! But it's clean and the breakfast was very nice. The lobby and other common areas are nicer than then rooms but the room was a good size. We had three people and it was fine. The staff was not very friendly but we found that to be true in most of the hotels we stayed at in Italy.
Worst place I have ever stayed in!!!
The staff at the Albani Hotel were the rudest people I have ever encountered in all my travels. The rooms were in desperate need of repairs. I have no idea how they stay in business. It sure isn't from repeat customers. RUDE, RUDE, RUDE!!!
Okay, The Bellagio it is NOT. But so what? What a fun place! Pink beds, lime green carpets, sun-yellow bathrooms...what else could you ask for? How about a courteous staff and great breakfast every day. It's all there. I'm not sure if it's a bargain or not, as I stayed as part of a guided tour. But I'd definitely go back. I might even run into Austin Powers next time.
What a crazy place!
I just stayed at the Albani May 26,27, and June 1. I was booked through a tour group. While it was a nice hotel, it seriously needs updating. The others weren't kidding about the furnishings/colors. Bedrooms: green carpet, hot pink bed spreads, and roosters on the curtains with the walls covered with sand colored fake velvet.
Major problems with this hotel: if you have any environmental allergies (dust, mold, etc.) stay away from here. Many in our tour awoke each morning with severe allergy-related symptoms, including myself. Also, the walls are paper thin--worse than college dorms, street noise was horrific, even though it is not situated on a major thru-way.
Clean hotel, internet access for reasonable fee, breakfast buffet, large lobby/reception area, and bar. No parking that I could find. 10 minute cab ride from the Spanish Steps. Reception employees were accomodating and courteous, unlike previous reviews.
The rudest receiption staff we have ever encountered
I'm not sure which market this hotel is aiming at. It is too far away from any attraction to make it convenient for holidaymakers and has no facilities for the business traveller. The decor of the hotel was unusual to say the least and led us to believe that the interior designer was colour blind (our bathroom was tiled in orange, lilac and Turquoise tiles with salmon pink paintwork). Our bed was extremely uncomfortable, with vivid pink bedding which did not match the lime green carpet, mock-suede brown walls and rainbow covered chairs. The restaurant is situated in the basement and so had very little natural light, and we found the breakfasts uninspiring. However, our main grievance was with the hotel staff. The room was cleaned and the linen changed every day, but when we left a sticker on the air conditioning switch stating the AC didn't work, the sticker was removed but the AC not fixed. The bar was manned by just one barman and he would disappear for long periods. When we had waited five minutes, we went to reception to ask where he was and were told he was on a break and would be back in 10 minutes - no one else was deployed to man the bar even though there was a queue of thirsty guests. When we first arrived at the hotel we were greeted by a receptionist who gave us a very cold welcome indeed and when we checked out and asked for our bar bill, we were asked to sign a visa slip for an amount we disputed, without any back-up bar receipts. We asked if we could book a taxi to the train station for a particular time and were told that we couldn't - we should come to the reception desk and ask for one five minutes before we needed it. We went to the reception desk 10 minutes before we needed the taxi and it took so long for the receptionist to get through, we missed our train. Rome was absolutely wonderful and I would advise anyone to visit this beautiful and surprising city, but couldn't advise anyone to stay at this hotel.
We found the Albani to be a meticulously clean preservation of late 1950's early 1960's style. Bright pinks and greens abound. Marvelous marble staircases. Very large rooms and baths by Italy standards.
Efficient if not overly friendly staff. Close to good shopping in an upscale neighborhood. Not close to tourist attractions but great if you want to sample a different Rome.
My experience differed dramatically from the forst reviewer. The hotel was is a state of disrepair, and was decorated like something out of an Austin Powers movie. The elevator was out of order, and perhaps most importantly, the hotel is a long drive from most of the sights in Rome.
If cost is your primary consideration, you might be interested in this hotel, but for a few dollars more you can stay across the street from the forum in the Hotel Forum.
Albani Hotel: Wonderful place.
The Albani Hotel in Rome is a perfert place to stay if you enjoy a clean room. good service and a great restaurant. We looked forward to a pleasant breakfast every morning and a wonderful dinner in the evening. Several nice shops and restaurants are a short walk from the hotel. We were always
treated like special guests by everyone.
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