Mercure Rome Colosseum Centre
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Rome Colosseum Centre
this hotel is within walking distance of almost everything. friendly helpful staff. safe secure and clean
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this hotel is located 3 minutes walk to the colliseum,and very close to restaurants shops etc,nice clean cosy hotel.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Rome Colosseum Centre
Exceeded my expectations
I am actually staying at the Mercure as I am typing this on the free internet computer located in their bar. I had an email need and this came in handy. I just landed in Rome from Service in Kuwait so I hope my perspective is not too skewed, but I was overjoyed with the big fluffy towels, the hairdryer and toiletries available - I had the best shower I have had in months - and I look forward to a great night's sleep in a comfortable bed. Aside from that, in comparison to places I stayed in London, Paris, Berlin and Prague - this hotel feels more along the lines of American standards, than European standards - again that is why my expectations were rather low. The staff has also been very friendly and helpful. It is a stones throw from the Colesseum/Forum - so if that is one of your destinations - the location is perfect. Now, the collesseum, on the other hand, could use a few renevations and some cleaning up - ha ha. Hope this helps - also I got a great internet deal from the mercure site that competes well with other internet offerings.
Location good - everything else bad
We stayed at this hotel for three nights at the end of April.
It is located a few minutes' walk from the Colosseum, which can even be seen from some of its rooms, but that is all that is good about it. When we opened our room door, we were greeted by part of the hem hanging down from the grey (probably originally white) net curtain. The room was small, and there was a pillar between the bed and the tv (the tv could however be moved). Although the windows were double glazed, we were on the front of hotel and were disturbed by the frequent ambulance sirens.
Breakfast was however the hotel's low point. There were a number of 'clean' plates on the buffet which still had the last guest's food remnants on them, and it was a struggle to find a 'clean' glass which didn't still have lipstick on it (one was also cracked for good measure).
I complained about the dirty plates, but that was all, because most of the staff seemed so disinterested that there didn't seem to be any point.
This hotel exists to give the staff jobs, not to offer the guests service. I won't stay here again, and it makes me wonder about other Accor hotels.
I do not require a room with all the perks--however a couple of things that are very important to me is a clean environment with helpful service. I found neither at this hotel. It was simply one of the worst hotel experiences I have had. Not only is the hotel in need of significant updating, but the carpet in both the corridors and in the guest rooms was rather worn and extremely filthy. The couch in the room was stained. The walls also need cleaning or a new coat of paint. Some of the rooms are terribly small-barely big enough to hold a twin size bed. As soon as I entered the hotel I really wanted to leave--but I was there on business and it was the hotel being used by our company. The staff was not very helpful either. The hotel lacks ambiance. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel, I recommend Via San Pio--a small, quaint well kept hotel--a little further out but still not too far from the Colleseum.
A great place to discover Roma
We stay 3 days on april 2004 in this hotel. We had a close but cosy room, with direct view on the Colosseo.
The staff is very kind and helpfull. Confortable bar/restaurant. Breakfast at international standart of these hotels level.
Inded the greatest advantage of this hotel is the location, close to the Colosseo and the forum.
We stayed at Mercure Delta Colosseo, it was a free stay because of a bad stay at another hotel in their chain (not Rome).
On arrival (after unfortunately being ripped off by a taxi driver), we were greeted at reception, staff very friendly. We were given the key cards for room 509 (on the 5th floor), and were delighted to see that we had a double room with bathroom, shower, and separate sitting area with a 2nd tv. There was a balcony accessible from the bedroom, and the sitting room doors. The balcony was all glass, so not for sunbathing, and no furniture on it. We didn't use it, but it looked nice.
The room was clean and modern, and I'd say of a good 3* standard. I think they advertise as 4*. Our trip was in December, so swimming pool not open.
Breakfast was basic, I'm vegetarian, and just had bread and jam.
The hotel is nice, but I expect it is quite expensive. The rate displayed in our room was over 300 euros. Obviously that's the maximum rate.
Good value for money
Stayed there with my wife in May 2004. Location is great, we could see the Colosseum from our room. Also many other sights are within the walking distance. The staff was nice and very helpful.
There is also a bar, sundeck and swimming pool at the roof with a great view to Colosseum. For the best price book directly at ---accor--- (that goes also to all other Accor-hotels, e.g. Novotel and Sofitel). Breakfast was better than in any other Italian hotel I have stayed at, both in business and pleasure.
We had an excellent dinner at Hostaria Isidoro, Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 59, just 2 - 3 blocks from the hotel. I can warmly recommend the restaurant.
If you need a transportation to/from the airport, ask the hotel arrange a car. It was cheaper than a taxi.
July 2004 Visit
Great location! Walking distance to the colloseum as well as train station. We found everything in the previous reviews to be true. We needed 3 rooms, 1 triple and 2 doubles for 4 nights. The triple was excellent. Big and well air conditioned the 2 doubles were small, very warm and one of the rooms had a column about 1 foot in diameter from floor to ceiling at the foot of the bed. I went down stairs to one of the 3 computers in the lobby with free internet access and booked 3 rooms at the Mercure Piazza Bologna because I felt that the air conditioning wouldn't get any better. The rates were a lot less, the rooms were bigger and the air conditioning much better. Since there is a free hotel shuttle bus connecting all 3 Mercure hotels and the Termini train station in a 45 min. loop, we hopped on the shuttle and moved to the Piazza Bologna. Nothing of interest around there but the subway station is around the corner. Both hotels had great breakfasts and the staff at the Piazza Bologna hotel was very nice and very helpful. If you need to have a car, parking at both is 25 Euros! Cab ride from anywhere is 10-15 Euros. The Mercure Piazza Bologna was an excellent value for the money. The 3rd Mercure also looked newly renovated but out of the way.
Value for money
I've stayed for 5 days (Nov.2003). Near the Colosseum and excelent localization (bus, metro, train, airport transfer). Excelent value for money. Great breakfast. Free Internet Access. Good rooms.
Stayed Aug 2003
A bit out of town (especially if you have kids) but great for the Colosseum. Outdoor roof pool very good.
Would highly recommend subject to caveat that walk into the centre is probably 15-30 mins.
In the heart of Rome
Stayed for 1 week - summer 2002 The hotel is about 2 blocks from the Colosseum. It is within easy walking distance of the Vatican and central Rome and about an hour's walk from the Bougese Gallery. The Terminii train station is about 1/2 hour away on foot and there is a subway station at the Colloseum. The property is at the higher end. The rooms are good to very good with air conditioning (definitely needed in the summer). The lobby area is very well kept and efficient. They offer a breakfast (in the room rate). Very good meal is offered to start the day. Free internet terminals in the lobby / bar. English speaking staff. There is a pool on the roof that offers spectacular views of the city at night (especially the Colloseum). Lots of restaurants towards the Colloseum and the centre of Rome. A bit pricey, but a good value and we would stay there again.
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