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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsAlbergo Cesari Rome
This was a lovely hotel, which we'd tried to stay a few more nights in but was fully booked. Rooms were charming and comfortable, decor good and location was fantastic as well.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Albergo Cesari Rome
We stayed here in October and could nt have stayed in a nicer place.
The hotel is in the centre of everything (shutters keep out the noise) - all the sights, great shopping on your doorstep and friendly, helpful staff. Cant understand the review of the New Yorker, there is certainly no smell and he must have been staying somewhere else! Eat at Alla Rampa near the Spanish steps its a real gem!
This is a lovely hotel in a superb location in the heart of Rome. It's less than 5 minutes' walk to the Trevi Fountain, or the Pantheon, and about 20 minutes' walk to the Colosseum, Forum, etc. Basically, every great monument or sight is accessible. It's in a quiet street off a bustling one (Via del Corso) and there are plenty of eating places and shops nearby.
The hotel itself is very comfortable, and the double room we had was tastefully decorated, air-conditioned, and peaceful. The staff were extremely helpful. If you need a taxi to the airport, they can arrange that and, at 45E, it wasn't bad value, and much more convenient than a bus (the hotel is a taxi ride from the bus station). Breakfast is continental but large and varied, and the coffee's lovely.
I'd recommend this to anyone, especially if you haven't visited Rome before, as it's a great spot from which to explore.
Great value in Rome!
We stayed at Cesari in June '03 based on previous reviews. Terrific location within walking distance to many attractions in Rome. 150 Euros was also great value. I read the guest from New York's review and have to disagree with most of what they wrote. The staff seemed a little quiet at first, but were extremely helpful, offering to sort out a car rental problem for me. They spent several minutes on the phone with Hertz, hammering out a happy solution to my problems! Nothing but good things to say about the staff.For 150 Euros in central Rome, I didn't expect a gourmet feast at breakfast. In fact, it turned out to be better than typical European hotel fair. Staff made us espressos, produced special treats for the kids, etc... Did the other reviewer think they were staying at the InterContinental? Hotel Cesari exceeded my expectations for 150 Euros a nght.
Um, it was OK
I give it 2.5 stars. My wife and I stayed here based on the four previous raves that you see posted -- and I really have to wonder what these people were smoking when they stayed at the Cesari. Fine -- the location is good, and the price (150 euro for a double) was very low for that location (you'll know why if you stay there). I would equate this hotel to a Holiday Inn motel in the States.Firstly, the guys at the front desk (other than one particular fellow) were basically unfriendly and disinterested (I asked for an envelope to put my bill into after checkin out, and they told me to go up to my room to get one). There is a foul bathroom-like stench throughout the lobby (thankfully it didn't permeate the room). While the lobby and the hallways are semi-modern and tasteful, but when you get to your room (which is a decent size), you feel like you're in a former Soviet republic -- very drab decoration and color, cheap furniture, something I'd expect in Warsaw, Poland. The breakfast buffet was mediocre at best. The hotel is situated in alley off a piazza, so I must say that the room was extremely quiet (and dark w/ the shudders closed). Look, you don't really hang out in your hotel room when you're on vacation in Italy, so stay here if you want... but don't think for a second that this is a "good" hotel. It is not what the previous reviewers describe. We had friends who stayed at the Valadier (a 4-star hotel) by the Pizza di Popolo (equal distance to the Spanish steps) and we were green w/ envy when we visited the hotel. At 180 euro per night, they had beautiful marble bathrooms and gorgeous large rooms (reminded me of a Four Seasons), extremely friendly hotel staff, and a pretty art deco hotel. Stay at the Valadier if you can.
Location, location, location!
We stayed at the Albergo Cesari in May 2002. Since we were four single ladies, we booked a quad with four twin beds! The room was huge, and the bathroom was almost as large. Our window looked out over a quiet side street, and we hardly heard the vespas roaring past. The front of the hotel is on a pedestrian alley, so only foot traffic (and vespas) are allowed. They only serve breakfast, but the buffet was very good and the coffee was excellent. The little cafe right next to the hotel on Via di Pietra serves the best veggie pizza that I have ever eaten--I took a picture of it. You can purchase bus tickets at the little newsstand next to it. My beloved Parthenon is only a few blocks away, and the Piazza Navona only a few more after that. Bus connections from there were excellent, and Bernardo at the front desk was very good at helping us figure out which bus went where. If you stay there (and your group has more than 2 people), ask to be picked up at the airport in their "limo" (mini van). It is fairly priced and certainly reduced our stress level.
If it is location you are looking for....
The Albergo Cesari is perfectly located for visiting Rome. I have stayed there twice and will continue to go back. If you are like me, I walk everywhere when I visit a city. And all the main sites, and even some obscure ones, are within walking distance of the Cesari. Also, great restaurants and gelato are in abundance in the area. Besides, how does it get better than having the Pantheon just around a few corners. You will pay more in this hotel, but the quality is above average, clean, large rooms, shutters (that block out virtually all light) and double paned windows (that block out the street noise) and the staff is friendly and display great knowldge of their city.
We stayed there June 2002. We loved everything about it. The location was excellent. The rooms were large and spotless. The rooms had blackout shutters. The breakfast was great except for the coffee. The concierge recommended restaurants that were perfect.
Wonderful Hotel in Heart of Rome
Fantastic hotel. Great service and large rooms (for Italy); clean and well decorated. Nice breakfast (except don't drink the coffee it tastes awful).
The hotel is located in walking distance to everything: Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Villa Borghese, Coloseum, Vittorio Emmanuale, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, and Via Condotti. Even the Vatican is only a 25- 30 min walk.
Its next to a beautiful square. My wife and I will definetlely stay there again next time we're in Rome.
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Fast train to Rome was pretty good. Delayed for over 1/2 hr, but I think we're getting used to that☺
Mr Google told us the bus to catch and where to get off. Bus no. was fine, however the stop was well short. Buys probably did about 1.5km, leaving us with about 2. Finding the place was ****. There is no signage on the building of the inn so we walked past it several times. We asked ...
... around it and along to the Colosseum. Walked along the north side of it, where there is lots of scaffolding and we thought cleaning and repair work was being carried out. The end on this side where the new supports are has the next two arches with huge cracks in them, that looked ready to collapse. We wonder how long it will keep standing. Had some lunch here and headed back towards the station. Saw some interesting examples of parking, right on corners, ...
... had a bit of planning to do so weren't able to get to bed as early as we would've liked but the hostel was nice and quiet and the wifi connection was good.
We had decided to hang around for an extra day in Rome so that we could book in for the high demand tour of the Ancient Crypts and the earliest tour that had availability wasn't until the afternoon. With the morning to kill we got up and went for a jog along the river that wasn't far from our hostel. It's so hard to ...
... some fresh tuna carpaccio and a Caprese salad with Bufala Mozzarella, prosciutto and rocket.
Needless to say we didn’t regret it. Both dishes were equally light and perfectly dressed for the hot weather, while the flavours in these unassuming dishes where simply scrumptious and refreshing.
Naturally, a walk to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps followed. Fontana di Trevi, grandiose in it’s stature, romantic in it’s ...
... they kept saying it was so different here—they probably don’t do much sightseeing in London!
After the break, we walked back behind the church, through a tunnel, to a parking garage where we got back on our bus. The logistics of all of this is pretty amazing, moving so many people as efficiently as possible!! Before we went on our tour of the Coliseum and the Forum, we had a group picture taken by photographers set up right there among ...