Best Western Hotel President
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... on a mattress on the road divider. It was very noisy, I have no idea how he could sleep at 4pm. The whole area was very unpleasant and when I arrived at my pensione it seemed quite dodgy (4th floor, tiny rickety lift - I took the stairs, lol - the man was watching TV when I arrived and was disappointed that he missed the end of the movie checking me in) but the room and shared bathroom were very clean. I had a lovely long shower and then went in search of cash and food ...
... we had trouble getting details, and the taxi drivers seemed to be giving us the wrong information, so we decided to give that a miss, we had a rest in our room for the afternoon. We left for the restaurant, in another petite red taxi which drop us at Rick's Cafe for about 10.00 dirham, the men at the greeted us warmly and we were led into the cafe, it was every thing we thought it would be, from soft lighting, to great decor, great food and wine and to top it of ...
Alright guys! Here is my "Golden Girls" Sophia moment. Picture it. Rome. 2013. I'm walking down the sidewalk with a grin from ear to ear and here he comes. This little old man, wearing a worn black suit with wiry grey hair, bushy eyebrows and a walrus mustache to match. He walks up to me, asks me a question in Italian and waits for an answer. Sooo with the sweetest Billy smile I can muster I shrug my shoulders and say " ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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We have just returned from 3 nights in Rome at the President Hotel. Booked this after taking a lot of time to study a lot of reviews on this site and feel disappointed .
Best Westerns in Europe continue to surprises me. This hotel is and old elegant hotel that seems to me was transformed to a BW to attract new customers.
This was the first stop on our Italy tour. Stayed for 3 nights. This hotel is very well located as you could walk to the famous collisium. in only about 10 mins. The metro was located directly out the door and down the street. Clean, efficent and fun. Nice rooms with comfortable beds as well.
Pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel was after reading some of the reviews. Bedroom was exceptionally clean as was the toilet/shower room. Looked recently refurbished. Bed very comfy. Dining room was nicely decorated and the bar prices were very reasonable. Breakfast was fine with option of continental or scrambled eggs and bacon. Location was good, with a couple of excellent restaurants around the corner.
Metro stop just outside the door!! Will definitely use the hotel again when Scotland beat Italy in the next Six Nations!!!!!
I booked a double room here last minute on -------- and as such got a great deal (?195 for 3 nights). It was only then that I started to look at the previous reviews on this site. I left the site feeling quite worried about what we had let ourselves in for!As it turned out, the hotel was amazing - the staff were friendly, it was very clean. The rooms were spacious and well furnished, and the breakfast was adequate. One of the best bits was the free room service and breakfast-in-bed service, which we took full advantage of! (You tick menu choices on a door-hanger list and leave it on the door and receive your food in the morning)As for location - the hotel was in a nice area and right next to a metro station (literally 10 metres from the entrance) which was incredibly handy!All in all highly recommended, especially if you can get as good a bargain as we did.
Over priced and terrible service. The room was plain and simple. I recently had to stay an extra night in Rome and had no choice but to stay at Hotel Presidente and let me tell you for $150 Euro ($176 US Dollars) the place was not worth it at all! The location is great 10 steps from the Metro Station but the service was awful and the breakfast was not worth it, running eggs etc... I would much rather have a cup of coffee and a danish from the cafe down the street. As a Best Western Hotel, the Corporate office should do something about it.
After getting over the shock of how expensive hotels are in Rome I finally took the chance on the Hotel President. I have traveled all over Europe and have always had satisfactory service from the Best Western Hotels.
The location of the hotel was excellent. Close to the Colleseum and right next to the easy to use Metro. However, as for the hotel itself, we were not impressed. It is a 4* hotel and therefore we were very surprised at the tired and dirty looking decor, the low standards of cleaning in the rooms and the lack of any tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. The breakfast was plentiful, though very basic - Rolls, ham, cheese etc and something slightly resembling scrambled eggs, though I never actually built up the courage to try it. The staff were rather curt, though this may have been becaus we were English. The attack on Iraq has done nothing to engender our friendship of other E.U. countries. All in all, a lot of money for a hotel that is more indicative of a 2* rather than 4* rating. I would not go there again!
I stayed at this hotel last year as part of a tour group; thus, I didn't personally choose this hotel. Also, this hotel was an upgrade from where we were originally supposed to stay, so we got a great deal, apparently. It was my first trip to Europe, so I didn't have a basis for comparison as far as European hotels went.