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I booked the Hotel Imperiale on-line - and it is a very nice hotel - not world class but very nice, and comfortable, and in a great location - BUT! I did not specify what I wanted in my room and I was give a tiny room with shower, not at all as advertised on their website - I rarely complain, but decided to because the room was so inadequate. They were booked for the first night but offered to move me for the second night - What a difference! We got a lovely and large room with a big bathtub. The service was good, the breakfast offered lots of choices (don't drink the brewed coffee, though - try a capaccino). Overall I recommend this hotel - but be sure to muster up a little assertiveness if needed!
Nice hotel, unhelpful attitude
Decent accomodations, great location, but not service-oriented or tourist-friendly. Typical nasty attitude: we nicely asked concierge if he knew what weather would be like, and he replied, "what, do I look like a weatherman?" We booked an air conditioned room with TV, but our TV and air conditioning were broken in our stuffy room. We were told the air actually was turned off upstairs "in between" seasons; funny, the air worked in lobby. Stayed four nights; upon return for a reserved fifth evening, we were told out of the blue that the hotel was overbooked and we'd have to go to another location (albeit an ok alternative).
If you love plastic flowers you will be in your element at the Imperiale-displays on every bedroom floor by the elevator, in the public rooms and on the breakfast room tables. Our second floor room was small with a tree outside the window blocking the view of the Via veneto. The furnishings consisted of the double bed, a desk and chair, a mini bar cabinet with a tv on top and a fitted wardrobe with minimal hangersand a small chest of drawers. The shower room was minimal in size. Altogether not quite what one would expect of a four star hotel.
The overall upkeep and furnishings in the loungesof a good standard.
Reception is efficient but does not waste much charm. I would judge the hotel to be superior three star not four. I notice Michelin have dropped it from their 2003 Guida Rossa.
Loved this hotel!
My sister, mother and aunt just returned from staying 7 nights at the Imperiale Hotel and we loved it. We had two very large rooms with twin beds and one room had a small balcony. The location was fantastic; the desk clerks/concierges very helpful.
The only thing we weren't overly impressed with was the food at the restaurant (although the location in front of the hotel in a glassed-in area was great for people watching); other than that, we loved the hotel and would strongly recommend it to other travelers.
Didnt like the hotel
i had a reservation with imperiale hotel in rome for three days. their check in time is 12:00 p.m. i reached around 11 a.m. one hour early as my flite was a bit early from new york. i had a driving guide waiting for me outside if they check me in early i could have left early. they were rude n told me the room is not ready yet. fifteen past twelve they checked me in - way too slow. finally the guy takes my suitcase to my room. it looked like a tiny box with a two twin beds - which hardly fitted there. but then this man said let me take one bed out as we will only let u have a twin bed. the bathroom door is so small as well- u can hardly - i hit myself few times just walking in n out of the place.
not enuf bath tissues - i end up buying my own. i requested for a queen size bed. it was 190 euros a nite room. booked it on the net. never have seen such a room - not worth it. i would not recommend it. i just cudnt wait to leave. I would never stay there again. Truly disappointed.
My husband and I stayed at the Imperiale Hotel September 15-18, 2003.
We are part of the expat community assigned overseas and taking advantage of our situation and touring as many European cities as possible. We would definitely recommend this hotel. We booked our room online for 200 euro per night. All requests were honored quickly (US hotels could learn from them). The first night room assignment with a lovely patio/balcony was on the front of the hotel, however it was noisy at night. We requested a room on the back of the hotel w/ less street noise and the porters had our bags moved the next day--in the words of the front desk "no worry". The front desk booked several dinner reservations and museum tours with no problem. The location near the Spanish Steps, Trevi fountain and shopping was excellent. The rooms by European standards were spacious and the housekeeping staff excellent. Even at full price this hotel would not be a disappointment.
In the land of Dolce Vita
The Imperiale is situated at the bottom end of the beautiful Via Veneto close to Piazza/Metro Barberini. We were fortunate enough to have two interconnecting rooms overlooking Via Veneto. They were spacious with pretty traditional furnishings and good bathrooms. One even had a small balcony. The views onto Via Veneto were lovely and the position was excellent. Within walking distance of nearly all the sights. Hotel had a great old fashioned style restaurant in the street with glass surround. Large lounge and bar area and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Although some guide books had said the Via Veneto had faded into 1950s glory I would not agree. It was just magic!
A great choice
A great all round choice.A good location, within a short walk of the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.Courteous and friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble. Beautifully appointed rooms.Wonderful breakfasts.You'll feel like royalty!
Location, location, and everthing else
The imperial is located on the incredible Via Veneto and right at the entrance to the train station. Within walking distance to Spainish steps, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, shoppining, dining. Friendly staff. Big clean room. For european standards very good American breakfast. Bar on sight and dining. Once again the staff was over the top.
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