Mercure Roma Piazza Bologna
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Ash and I are splitting this post since we have two days to talk about instead of just one, so you're stuck with me again for a bit here. ;)
Yesterday morning was another early one for Ash and I. We rolled out of bed in Florence at 7 AM and hit the road to Rome an hour later. It was a shame to see Florence go, but the road …
Hey everyone! Ashley and I have to be awake and ready to begin the flugfest home at 3:30 AM tomorrow and we have dinner at 6:30 tonight, so we're going to wrap this puppy up now.
Today was fairly uneventful. Ash and I treked to and from the Colosseum again, took and couple wrong turns and got the stink eye from our waiter for not eating …
... into the sunlight, we made our way to the Circo Massimus, which used to be a chariot racing area back in ancient times. The shape of the oval race track is still visible but thats about it. Crossed the river to Trastavere which is meant to be a pumping place to head out at night but perhaps that comes later! At 7pm it was still quiet, so we sat down at a cheap restaurant and had bruschetta and carbonara and lasagne before heading back to our hostel to tuck into limoncello.
... and I sat him down in the shade. Ladies and gentlemen, heat stroke is a wonderful thing. Slowly, he began to cool down, his speech no longer slurred and started to feel better. By the time he was ready to go again, he informed me he didn't think anything of his headache from earlier. If I had known... Anyway, for the rest of the day, I ensured he was keeping his water intake up and that he didn't spend too much time in the sun. Take me back to the sweet times The hot nights Everything ...
... just looks like very urban city. (side note- when crossing the river, I looked down and on the bank was a ton of horses in pens, and a jumping ring set up...need to go find them) We decide we definitely need to head the other way so we get off, cross the street, and then wait about 15 more dreadfully long minutes for the 791 to come the other way. Rome's buses are oh so timely, eh? No.. But we did finally make it where we were supposed to, and I found a super cute shirt to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Roma Piazza Bologna Rome
Good value, housekeeping??
The hotel was difficult to find from the metro stop without precise directions, afterwards transport was very convienent. The rooms were average size with nice carpeting and modern bath rooms. Housekeeping services were a bit under par. The carpet did not seem to have been vacuumed before arrival or on subsequent days of our stay, we also found many stray hairs in the bathroom, The is no longer a shuttle service as listed in previous posts nor any internet access. The reception was even unable to help us reconfirm our return airline reservations. Breakfast buffet was substancial Overall the hotel was a good price and location for the money.
Fine hotel in Rome
We stayed at this hotel from 02/01/2006 till 06/01/2006.
Excellent hotel with nice modern rooms and modern bathroom.
Breakfast is excellent.
Busstop and metro very near the hotel.
Quiet neighberhood and soundproof rooms.
Very good value for Rome (we payed 300 euro for 4 nights, breakfast included for two adults and a child (14) if you book directly on the Accor site (hot deals)
We stayed at the Mecure Piazza Bologna in Rome as it was where our Trafalga tour was leaving from. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the hotel and it was a good price considering the location etc.
It was either new or recently refurbished, the rooms were good size and nice modern bathrooms. They had free internet available and it was well located near the Tiburtina Train Station and Metro stops. It's nearly walking distance to the sites, though we caught a taxi back, which wasn't too expensive.
The staff were helpful and breakfast was a simple buffet.
We'd recommend it if looking to stay in Rome, and it is apparently nicer than the other Mecure hotel which is near the colesseum.
Impressive standard for the price
Have stayed here several times in the recent past on business. What strikes me most about the Mercure in cnstrast with other hotels in Italian cities is the modernity and the cleanliness of the accommodation. The rooms vary in size but all have good aircon and large comfortable beds with duvets. There's no restarant (apart from the rather agreeable breakfast room), but the neighbourhood has several reasonable, though not very exciting places to eat, within easy walking distance.
The mercure is used extensively by foreign tour groups, which might put off those who want to avoid. Car parking in the underground garage is not for ther faint-hearted as the spaces are extremely tight, but who needs a car - the metro is close by and taxis are easy to come by.
The staff at the front desk speak excellent Engish and have always been helpful and courtious (don't be put off by the big security guy always on duty - he's harmless really).
Modern hotel with cold air AC and quiet rooms. However, our bedding was dirty, good manners keeps me from telling you with what- take a guess! I could have forgiven the error of housekeeping but Management told us it couldnt be corrected until the next day because housekeeping was gone. I found this an unacceptable response. I find nothing more important in a hotel than clean sheets! This hotel failed misserably!
We stayed in this hotel last year for 3 nights in October. My husband, myself and 15year old daughter had a beautiful large room on the 3rd floor. It had a queen size bed and also a sofa bed for my daughter. The hotel was spotless and the staff were very helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Although the hotel is in a quite residential area outside the tourist area of Rome it is very easily accessable. We used the free bus shuttle service offered by the hotel which took us into the centre of Rome each day. We would then make our own way back at night on the tube (as the hotels shuttle service ended quite early in the winter months). The tube station and the 62 bus stop is very handy for the hotel. We have stayed in other Mercure hotels but this one is a cut above the rest!!!. Free internet access for my daughter which kept her happy. We only paid 100 euros each night as I found a deal on the Mercure website. Excellent value
Excellent hotel but could be noizy
We have spent 8 nights at Mercure Piazza Bologna at the end of April 2005.
Overall, excellent value for money compared to other Rome hotels (which are VERY expensive in general).
The hotel rooms are relatively small in size, but are fresh and clean - unlike those of majority of Rome hotels.
The bed is very comfortable (queen size).
The bathrooms are well equipped - though there were only two proper towels provided, others were just napkins.
Location is excellent: relatively quite residential area, 3 minutes from Bologna underground - metro (though metro is not a pleasent experience at all).
Breakfast if excellent for a European 3 star hotel. Try Italian coffee - expresso, mochiatto, cappuchino, etc, - the choice is excellent - but remember you have to ask/order coffee from the waiter (free).
There are several cheap restaurants/pizzerias in the area - we would recoomend the one located 1.5 blocks straight from the hotel, on the right side. But be prepared that people don't generally spak English. Even when talking to hotel Reception we would recommend you double-checking the understanding.
Now - a single big drawback of the hotel: Although the windows are well sound-proof, the walls between rooms are not. So if you are unlucky with the neibours there could be quite noizy.
The hotel builders have done one very stupid thing: they have connected TVs with the bathroom speakers where the sound level is 5 TIMES higher than in the room itself. So when your neibour watches the TV, you hear TV sound much better from his/her bathroom (adjucent to your room) than your neigbour in his/her room.
So, a strong recommendation to everyone who is sensitive to noize: catch your neibour and ask him/her to disconnect the bathroom speakers - just plug off black-and-red cable on the back of th TV set.
Hopefully, the hotel management will recognize the described drawback and will disconnect bathroom speakers in every room themselves.
Other than this annoying problem, hotel is definitely one of the best in Rome in its price group.
To obtain the best price, suggest you check Accor Web site - pls note that promotonal prices change regularly so worth re-cheking even after you have booked - there could be possibilities for price reduction
Happy to stay here again
We spent 2 nights here in April, 2005. As this hotel has only been open for 2 years, it is still nice and new. Our room was very small, but smartly decorated, with a compact and spotless bathroom. Breakfast (included in the room rate), was very expansive, with a nice assortment of foods. Located in a nice residential area, close to the subway (3 minute walk), we'd stay here again.
Excellent Business-Class Hotel
After our experiences with smaller budget Italian hotels with its typically subpar room and breakfast, this Mercure hotel was a refreshing change.
We got a good rate from the mercure website (E110), and is definitely a business-class hotel. Room has a modern interior design, with a similarly designed bathroom. Breakfast goes beyond continental, with American and local favourites.
There is free shuttle from the railway station, and free Internet access in the lobby. It is located in a residential neighbourhood near Bologna metro station.
Q & Q & Q for triple satisfaction
I was very satisfied staying there for 4 nights. A quiet sidestreet of Piazza Bologna, higfh quality of service and quick subway B connection to trains (3 stations), Colosseo (5 stations), ministeries (8) stations. Or with bus 62 directly to the Vatican or Romes evening hub Piazza Navona.
Enjoy the wine tasting experience they offer for 4 €,the lively marketplave around Piaaza Bologna or the wonderful park in the vicinity (Villa Torlonia).
Excellent value for money, efficient service with a smile.