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Forty Seven out of Fifty (ish)
I stayed here for 4 nights in September for my first trip to Rome. Having no previous experience of the city I went on what information I could glean from the expedia website (and I have to say, got a great deal, too).
The location is hard to fault - very convenient for Colosseum/Forum area and also for Trastevere (where I found the best night-life). The other main areas are all about 15-30 minutes walk north of the hotel. Rome is not really that big a city, and if you're prepared to do a bit of walking then this hotel is an ideal base.
Frankly, I used the hotel as little more than a B&B but it excelled in this respect. Check-in was smooth and friendly, the room was very clean, sufficiently spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was also excellent. I would say the hotel was in a fairly quiet neighbourhood (for Rome!) and despite the 6-lane main road outside (a nightmare to cross - seemingly no provision for pedestrian crossings at all in Rome!), I found things very peaceful up on the 4th floor.
Breakfast was little more than a continental-style buffet but more than adequate, and left room for a cappuccino and cornetto later on in the morning - essential.
The hotel was impeccably clean and the service was very friendly, helpful and professional throughout.
All in all, highly recommended.
Superb Hotel in a wonderful position. I did lots of research before going to Rome and read that this Hotel was above average - well it certainly was. We stayed for 3 days 2 nights, the staff could not have been more helpful. The breakfast was a lovely continental breakfast with lots of fresh fruit, cereal and pastries. I chose a suite for our stay which was spacious, clean and with lovely views over the ruins, (my son enjoyed the remote control shutters and other gadgets!). You are only a 5 minute walk from the Rome Forum and Colesseum with all the other attractions within walking distance. I would recommend this Hotel and would definately use it again on my next visit to Rome.
Very good and unique hotel, with a very good location
I stayed at the Fortyseven for four nights in december. The inside of the hotel is designed and decorated in a very cool and modern way with lots fine art, clever designs and cool designer furniture. This makes a great contrast to the fact that once you step outside the door you also stepped into ancient Rome. Something you will also get a glimpse of from the delightful, good sized terrace that came with my standard room.
The staff was friendly and helpful. And the location is very good. I was there with my 60 year old mother, we went to all the major attractions, and the only means of transportation for the entire stay was our feet.
Well, except for back and forth to the airport, which I am mentioning as a peace of advice: Call the hotel before you go and let them arrange transportation from the airport. That way you will get nice, comfy transportation at the best fare, and you wont have to deal with the hazzle of semi-licenced or unlicenced taxi-drivers that will try to hijack you at the airport.
The breakfast (that is included with coffee of your choice) is good enough. Not excellent, but good enough.
Two minor things the negative side:
- When asked about where to go to find good night life one of the staff members had no idea, and did not contact any other members of the staff to ask for their advice.
- The people in the bar does not know how to mix a lot of the most basic drinks. If you order anything beyond Gin Tonic or a beer, prepare to wait alone in the bar as the bartender goes into the back room to find the recepy for it and experiment with the mixing. They deal with the whole thing in a very charming way though, so I found it a lot more amusing than annoying.
But again. This should not stop you from visiting this hotel. All in all the staff is very attentive, friendly and service minded, the hotel itself is unique and the location is very good. We had a great stay. I think you will too.
Overall a good hotel
I spent four days at the Fortyseven Hotel in November, having conducted thorough research first. The hotel is new and clean, with modern furnishings. The breakfast is simple but adequate. Our room was very nice, with a beautiful bathroom. However I had two issues with the room. Firstly, our room was next to the noisy lift which kept me awake. Secondly, we were at the rear of the hotel, which was dark and certainly did not have any view, unless you are very interested in office blocks.
The hotel is in an excellent location for the Roman Forum, Colloseum and other notable sights. Many other hotels in the surrounding area were quite shabby in comparison, so this hotel is a good choice if you are not prepared to take the risk of slumming it.
There are not many restaurants near the hotel. There are many more over the bridge in Trastevere - a 5/10 minute walk. The hotel did recommend a Roman restaurant in Trastevere to us one night. As other reviewers have commented, this was a very mediocre meal but cost EUR80 - the most expensive of our stay. I found that other restaurants I vistsed in Trastevere had cottoned on to the tourists and did not offer good quality food. If you fancy good pasta at a reasonable price - try the chain Pizzarito.
Rome generally is extortionately priced - and I live in London. You also have to be very careful as there are plenty of people trying to rip you off. Even at the airport, a man at the sandwich counter was reluctant to give me my change!
For those travelling via Chiampino airport beware - you will need to read Italian, don't expect there to be any sensible signs directing tourists and expect everything to be MORE expensive at the airport!.
Myself and 2 girlfriends were in Rome for 3 nights at the begining of October for some food wine shopping and a bit of culture. We all loved Rome found something amazing around every corner.
We stayed at a new hotel near the colleseum
47 hotel, via petroselli, ------------------, opened in April very contemporary, extremly clean and well cared for, lift to all floors, huge bed, shower could have fitted 10 people in.
Rooms were lovely and big, we had the double deluxe loved the automatic window shutters,breakfasts were on the whole excellent with a good choice of food.
All in all we had a fantastic weekend the hotel was better than we could have possibly hoped for we would all love to return.
Fantastic Hotel with Excellent Service
We have just returned from a four day break at the Forty Seven. I carried out extensive research before choosing the hotel as we were taking our 11 month old son abroad for the first time. We found the location to be excellent and within easy walking distance of the main sites, this is taking into consideration the Italian pavements and a pushchair! Our room overlooked the Temple of Vesta and was large, modern and extremely clean. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpfull. They helped by constantly heating bottles and ensuring our son felt at home. My wife is a Sales Director of a Luxury Hotel chain in the UK and she considers the Forty Seven to be the best hotel we have stayed in abroad. We will definately return.
Loved it! (and I have very high standards)
I'm quite shocked at the other entry for this hotel as I only have excellent things to say. I travel on worldwide business for 10 days per month and have very high expectations after staying in many luxury hotesl. This hotel met and exceeded our expectations. Our room was large, modern, clean, and had all the ammenties expected for a luxury hotel. And, we definitely paid the average low rate (I've heard lots of bad stories about Hotels so would never use them though). The service at reception, breakfast, dinner, etc. was excellent. Examples - when we checked in we were escorted to our room by one of the managers while another person took care of our bags; one evening, the waiter brought us complementary sandwiches for us to sample; when we requested an authentic but not too expensive Italian restaurant, the front desk clerk gave us an excellent recommendation with directions. The hotel's location is perfect. It's within walking distance to the Collesium and many other glorious sites. It's also very safe. For those of you on business, the front desk is excellent at locating a taxi that takes credit card and ensuring you get to your office in the suburbs without any hassles. I conducted extensive research in selecting the right hotel and this one proved to be an excellent choice. will definitely stay here again.
We got a nice room, ended up liking the location
We booked via expedia. Hotel is new and has nice finishes. Our only complaint about our spacious room was the low water pressure in the shower. The staff was very friendly but not very effective. We asked for a restaurant recommendation and were directed to the most mediocre dinner we had in our whole 9 day italian visit. When we asked them to call a cab on our departure by train they called a cab for the airport (easily straightened out though.) When we tried to have laundry done they said leave it in the room for the maids. We bagged it and filled out the slip but it was just pushed into a corner. The next day was Sat and hotel couldn't get it done but the most useful staff help of the visit: a guy told us (somewhat embarassedly) about a local laundromat and they did it no problem and for 1/5th the price!
Initially seemed close to monuments and nothing else we discovered on day 2 that we're right across the river from Trastevere: land of endless excellent restaurants and shops. So cross the bridge if you're looking for food or supplies, it's a long walk in any other direction.
Don't stay here
First, the only reason I'm giving 2 stars, not 1: it IS a new hotel with good decor and nice public spaces, and the breakfast was terrific. The problem was service and failure to get the kind of room we had booked in advance, and it was about the worst reception I've ever encountered. Short(ish) version: We booked a room for 3 on hotels.com, and paid in advance. We also requested a room with a view of the monuments, having picked the hotel for its location. When we arrived after being shown to a rather nice room, we were then moved to a small, dank, dark room overlooking a grafitti-scrawled wall. The manager on duty gave us a series of confusing explanations, which seemed to change by the minute, with the upshot being that he never got our hotels.com reservation, only my 'special' requests made later. First he offered to move us, then he said he couldnt. WHY WOULD THEY BRING US TO A ROOM, THEN SAY IT WASN'T AVAILABLE? I wasn't buying that. It was ridiculous, and no attempts to provide 'customer service' were made. When I got home the executive who I emailed explained (after apologizing) only that while we booked a deluxe room for 3 on hotels.com, the site didn't charge us for one. She said that was their (hotels.com's) mistake. So I'll be emailing them too, if nothing else to alert them that the hotel is putting this on them. Also she said my request for a smoking room was an issue, since the hotel only has one floor with smoking rooms (be warned, it's the 2nd floor...). THERE ARE LOTS OF OTHER CHOICES IN ROME, SO KEEP LOOKING! We were only here one night, but it was the last night of our big trip to Italy, and nearly ruined it.
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