Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps
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... open top tourist buses. My favourite run is the 44 which leaves Termini and winds across the city along the Tiber passed the Vatican finishing in the hills behind St Peter's at St Paul's Train station. Advice to others - play the old lady card and get your bum on the single seat up front beside the driver. Fellas - sorry - just hang on tight.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Art by the Spanish Steps Rome
the staff are brillant! great location almost on the steps.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Art by the Spanish Steps Rome
Stayed at Art Hotel late September with my husband and our three year old. First of all: the Art Hotel is NOT a five star hotel. Anyone who says so has very little or no exprerience in hotels. While the location of the hotel is FANTASTIC the actual hotel is average or slightly above. The modern design and space age touch are all right if one is into that, but in my opinion impractical, ugly and dated. The stone passage leading up to the hotel, for example, was so uneven I saw women in high heels clinging to the wall. Our room was small (deluxe room), dark and boring. The bathroom was OK. Great to have room cleaned twice a day. Mattresses horrible with wonderful bedding. Very tasty buffet breakfast. Sounds confusing? It was... Again, the location was so great I would actually consider staying at Art Hotel when next in Rome.
Really nice but not perfect
Perfect location on Via Margutta just next to the Spanish steps, you wouldn t expect to find that kind of design hotel in such a typical roman street. But the hotel Art is definitely a fantastic place to spend a WE in Rome if you like design stuff in a traditional location. Rooms are not big but the bed is nice and the bathroom very convenient. Anyway I wouldn t rate it five stars for little details: there was no fresh orange juice, the shoe shine paper I had already used was put back in its box instead of being replaced by a new one etc.
The Art Hotel is truly a sanctuary in the middle of Rome. It's location is excellent, very close to shops and restaurants. The staff were very helpful, room was excellent, albeit small (but this is Rome ..)
As an extremely fussy part-time travel writer, I was extremely pleased overall and would definitely stay there again.
Stayed in August 04 at the Hotel Art having booked a last minute weekend deal. Both my Girlfriend and I agreed in was a fantastic Hotel and unlike some other reviews the staff were extremely hopeful and polite. Perhaps they are just typically Italian in being respectful to those who show them the same courtesy?
Stayed on the "Green" floor and will certainly be going back. Would highly recommend as a base to see a fantastic City and to relax.
After reading all the reviews of the art hotel (including the one bad review), I decided to book the hotel for almost a week. 4 good reviews out of 5 is not bad.
I first want to start off by saying that Hotel Art is QUIET and in an absolutely beautiful, lovely location (scenes from "Roman Holiday" were filmed on the street it's on).
We found the Art Hotel to be the perfect hotel for our perfect vacation in Rome! It is located on a quiet street with antique shops and quaint, upscale restaurants. There are many to choose from. The location is excellent as it is close to the Spanish Steps and the trendy shops on Via del Condotti. You always had the option of the quiet of the hotel or the buzz of the Piazza di Spagna.
The Art was Fab!
The art is a great property in a fabulous location seconds from the Spanish Steps on a beautiful quiet street, right off of the Via del Corso. The rooms are wonderful with great appointments, large and very clean and modern.The hotel is only about a year old. I have been to Italy many times and I have had the Italian continental breakfast and they are a big step ahead of the rest. The staff were very nice and helpful, Christina at the front desk also helped me with a off property problem, with no problem. It is one of the rare hotels that the website dosen"t do it justice, because in person it is much better! Bravo to the ARt! If you can swing the rates you are swinging in the right direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Art Hotel was great because it was ideally located near the Spanish steps, off the main street on a street with art galleries and boutiques. The hotel's location made it quiet to street noise. The decor of the hotel was very trendy and contemporary. Our room was amazing, the color scheme of the hall and floors continued into our room. The decor was very upscale with very nice linens and a down comforter. The room was immaculate!! The hotel thought of everything for your stay, nice linens, quality bath products, housekeeping turned down your bed and put out slippers and body cream at night. The breakfast had everything, cereals, fruit, juices, cheese, meats, tea, coffee, ect. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful! I would stay at the Art Hotel again and recommend it to others.
Art hotel is good news
The Art Hotel is a new boutique hotel in an attractive street near the Spanish Steps. It has fresh and funky decor, friendly staff and is without the touristy or stuffy feel of other top class hotels in Rome. Rooms are contemporary in style, reminding me of the Metropolitan in London. Definately recommended, especially for the younger crowd.