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How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dei Mellini Rome
Great hotel;great city
This hotel was a big oart of a great trip to Rome. It is in a quiet area, yet a short walk to all the sights. Service from bellhops, to front desk, to room service was terrific. Great advise on restaurants;and the breakfast buffet was very good. We'd do this hotel again
A memorable time
We had a superb time in Rome. The Hotel looked after us well. All the more so for one of our party had special needs and the Hotel excelled themselves in making every provision.
No restaurant facilities other than for breakfast - which was more than adequate.
I would say it is in the business side of the city - but easy walking soon got us into the centre.
We really enjoyed our four day stay in March 2004. Loved the relaxing atmosphere, the impeccable service, especially from the bar tender, and the extra little touches which made our stay there special. Our room on the top floor was spacious, spotless and very comfortable. Perfectly located on a quiet street within easy reach of the sights.
Terrific hotel and service!
My family and I just returned from 8 glorious days in Rome where we stayed at the Dei Mellini. I can't say enough of our experience at the hotel. The rooms are beautiful, spacious( we had the deluxe double rooms) with well appointed modern bathrooms( great water pressure!).
All the staff, from the porters, to the front desk to the breakfast room staff were excellent, happy to help and accomodate our requests.
But among the staff one member excelled. It was their bartender( although he also serves as cook of a limited menu and waiter in the evenings), Fabio! The day we arrived in Rome my mother came down with an eye ailment that put her in bed with pain. When Fabio came with the room service, he took a personal interest in asking what the problem was and assisted us with the name and address of a clinic that specializes in opthalmology. He even called the clinic to make sure they were open and offered to drive us after his shift was over!
Afterwards he was always so warm and caring , making sure to enquire how my mother was doing! He always steered us to the nicest wines we sampled in Italy and his service was always delivered with a smile.
The location of the hotel is great: less than 10 mins. walking to Piazza de Spagna, Piazza Navona and 15-20 mins. walking to the Vatican.
Because it is not on a main street you hear very little traffic( my room faced the front of the hotel). We got a very good rate( lower than in their website) by e-mailing directly the hotel.
Perfect hotel to visit Rome
We stayed for several days at the end of August and are very happy that we chose this hotel. Staff were really nice, kind and attentive. Rooms are elegant and comfortable, bathroom very well equipped (a bit on the small side though). We stayed first for 2 nights and room was ok, then went away and came back for 4 more nights and then we were given a much larger room, really spacious and comfortable, with a king size bed.
Breakfast buffet was very good. Also location is great, in a quiet (but safe - with the Carabinieri on the same street) area but within walking distance of the main sights - about 15-20 min. to Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona (also there is a bus stop very close to the hotel). I would definitely recommend this hotel, and would be quite happy to go back anytime.
Incredible Service, Great Hotel
My wife and I stayed at this Hotel in July 2003, and I have to say that this was the most pleasant hotel experience I have ever had. Most hotels greet you by swiping your credit card and mindlessly asking "how was your stay?" while quickly checking you out. Hotel Dei Mellini enhanced our time in Rome with their high level of SERVICE.
We were initially drawn to the hotel after reading online that Ridley Scott held casting for "Hannibal" at the hotel, but a little hesistant after reading one guest's problems with in-room theft. My wife found a great deal online, so we gave it a shot and we're glad we did.
As I said, the service was fantastic. When we arrived, the ultra-polite desk clerk arranged for a tour of "Illuminated Rome" that picked us up right at the hotel. Later that night, when we asked at the small-but-elegant hotel bar if they had any food (since most restaurants in the area were closed due to the late hour) Fabio (the best bartender I've ever met) went into the kitchen and whipped us up a plate of some of the best food we had in our 2 weeks in Italy- a sampler of cheeses, breads, salads and pastas. The attention to detail was incredible; even a garden variety "Coke" served by this bartender was something special. A carefully presented frosted baloon glass with just the right amount of ice and a wedge of lemon for a COKE!?
The next day when the larger group we were travelling with joined us in Rome, we HAD to introduce them to Fabio. And he again treated the entire group to excellent service above and beyond what I'm accustomed to in the US.
When it came time to leave, we asked the desk clerk "What's the best way to get to the Airport?" That's all it took- and she arranged for a Mercedes E Class to pick us up and deliver us to the airport without fear of getting "ripped off" or worse-lost in the process of taking a cab to the train station en route to the airport (what a mess).
Believe me, we've never experienced service like this any time before or since at any hotel. Just last weekend at a 5 star hotel in New York City we experience just the opposite, which is what reminded me to write a positive review of this gem of a Hotel in Rome. Truly outstanding!
On our arrival, my partner was ill and required a hotel doctor.
Unfortunately, he had to stay in bed for first 3 days. Hotel could not have been more helpful in rearranging our trip details, extending our stay at a special rate and helping in any way possible. We even decided to return back to Rome near the end for another couple of days with them. Very nice, quiet small hotel in a great location. Well recommended.
Quiet, well placed hotel
Well placed hotel near the Vatican and within easy walking distance of the historic sights. Nice sized rooms and good bathrooms. Excellent bars and restaurants close by. Will definitely stay here again!
Nice hotel in good area but someone on the staff who had access to our room stole my wife's designer black pants. The hotel manager claims to have spoken to the maid who said she never saw them. They were hung neatly over a chair to remain wrinkle free when we left the room. Basically they said we were lying and they took no responsibility whatsoever. Typical Italian behavior if you ask me.
Four Star, Quiet and Centrally Located
The hotel is a six story building with 80 rooms and has a well earned four star rating. My wife and I stayed in one of their 11 suites for 6 nights in Sept., 2002. It was a suite by European standards which means it had a small bedroom with 2 twin beds and TV as well as a sitting room with a small couch, TV, and table with 4 chairs. It also had one full bathroom with tub and shower and a second half bathroom. The hotel has no view rooms since it is located in a residential neighborhood and our room windows opened onto a small inner courtyard. The plus side of such a location is no street noise and indeed, the rooms are very quiet, something most 4 and 5 star hotels in Rome do not offer. Nice extras like robes, slippers, in-room minibar and room safe came with the suite. The hotel provides a very nice buffet breakfast each morning and a full bar is staffed and will deliver room service upon request. Hotel staff was all Italian yet fluent in English as well as being most accommodating and helpful. Fellow guests seemed to be Italian and European businessmen as well as a blend of upscale American tourists.
But the real plus of this hotel was its location one block from the Tiber River and very close to everything we came to Rome to see. The hotel was a 20-minute walk to central Rome i.e. the Spanish Steps with elegant shops, great restaurants, the Pantheon and Piazzas galore. The Vatican was a 30-minute walk in the other direction. We felt completely safe walking back to our hotel late at night. (As a side note, dont even think about renting a car and driving around Rome. Cabs are plentiful and cheap.)
Our suite had a published high season rate of 480 Euro per night including breakfast for two, which by non-New York US standards would be considered very high for what we got. However, given the fact that a decent single room, 3 star accommodations in Rome during high season will run $250 per night, we felt the Hotel dei Mellini suite rates were appropriate. Which made the 300 Euro per night rate we were able to negotiate directly with the hotel via email for a 6-night stay all the more delightful.