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Very clean and professional
Many of the points that I wanted to make have already been made by previous travelers. Milton Roma is relatively new, but very clean, with a professional staff that speaks english, a great breakfast buffet, and only a 5 minute walk from the nearest open Metro stop. With regard to some of the rumblings about the hotel still being under construction, I can tell you that much of it has been completed, although there is still some minor work being done - none of it really got in the way of our very enjoyable stay.
Do make use of the internet cafe right next door, and be aware that the bathrooms might not have shower curtains. After a couple of nights we figured out how to strategically place the towels on the ground so as to not flood the entire bathroom floor.
Enjoy Rome and remember that a hotel is only a place to stay!
Nice all together at the Milton Roma
Very nice stay at the Milton Roma, superb location and quality service
staff are very nice and helpfull.
will certanley go back again
Good value hotel needing a litte more time
We stayed at the Milton hotel with our 20 month old daughter on a 5 day holiday in Rome. Having stayed in a number of hotels around the world the Milton hotel is a good value, city centre hotel in the making...
The first thing is that the hotel is yet to be finished, so some of the things taken for granted in hotels of this standard simply aren't there yet! They didn't have any cots or high chairs for a start and the rooms, although very clean and tidy gave the impression of awaiting those finishing touches that you only miss when they are not there! Workmen were also a common feature beavering away in the corridors finishing various parts of the hotel.
Despite some challenges presented by this,the staff were all very helpful and friendly.
Given this and its location and good value it would certainly be worth checking out in a few more months when hopefully finished.
Excellent location, quality staff
This is an excellent hotel for a number of reasons. Most importantly is its location. It is close enough to the "tourist" spots that you can walk to them, and close enough to both A and B metro lines (although the Manzoni station is closed right now) that it is convenient in that way too. Most significantly, it is in a "normal" part of Rome, albeit one with many East Asian immigrants.
Like most of Rome, the neighborhood is very safe, and there are a number of conveniences very close by (ATMs, fruit stores, gelato, pizza, etc). One suggestion would be to use the internet and long distance RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the hotel rather than at the hotel. The internet place next door charges 1 euro/hour to use the internet, while the hotel charges 8. Also, it was about 6 cents/minute to call the States.
Like others have said, the rooms are clean, the staff is very conversant in English, the breakfasts are wonderful, and there is no fleecing by adding on charges at check-out.
What could be improved? Very minor things, like more than one English-language tv station (CNN) instead of the 20 or so Italian ones (mostly showing dubbed American crime shows from the 1980s). A blanket on the beds would be nice. Perhaps shower curtains in the bathrooms? The traffic outside IS a bit loud, and the tram screeching metal-on-metal till midnight can make it hard to sleep, but there is little to do about that.
So, enjoy your stay. As we were going out one day, we saw another man checking out and shaking the hands of the staff, telling them that he would definately stay there again. So would we.
If you've chosen the Milton Roma, I think you won't have any negative suprises. Enjoy your trip.
Stayed here for three days, lovely freindly staff, a great breakfast buffet and lovely clean rooms.
Superb stay in Milton Roma
Me and my wife stayed in this hotel in mid May just a week ago for 4 nights.
I must say I am really satisfaid to have choosen this Hotel for our accomodation in Rome.
The Hotel is positioned in the centre of the city, Just 15 minutes walk from the Colosseum and Roman Forum and from all major sithseeing sites, allow the subway is closed till november 2006 there is an excellent bus connection just outside the Hotel.
We found the Hotel itself very good, all works have now finished and it looks great, our room was on the 2nd floor, very spacious bathroom all equipped with smellies aswell.
The room had air condition, minibar safe wireless internet satTV it was cleaned daily and we were provided with fresh towels and sheaets every day.
Breakfast was very good tipical american way beacon scrambled eggs, salami ham, we were served fresh coffes and teas very nice...
We took different Tours of Rome recomended by the reception desk witch were excellent all again, we felt really confortable in this Hotel and all the staff were very helpfull especially at front desk they really made our stay memorable thanks to all of them.
Kudos to the staff of Hotel Milton Roma
My friend and I stayed at the Hotel Milton Roma for 6 nights in late-May 2006. Since the hotel just opened in April, we expectd some adjustments going on. Finishing touches were being applied to the outside of the hotel, but the lobby, bar area, breakfast room, and rooms were basically finished. The staff was unparrelled in every aspect. Each member of the staff was competent, courteous, imacculately dressed, extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and conversant in English. Although we did not have hot water one morning for showers, it was restored later in the day. It would have been more convenient if the metro stop Manzoni was open, but Line A is under construction for 2006 and another stop is closeby. Breakfast was very good and plentiful. Hotel Milton is competively priced and I would recommend it.
Good, but not sure qualifies for 4 stars
We stayed 5 nights 2nd week in May 2006.
Still some building work going on, but further on than earlier reviews. Good on the whole. Room comfortable and nicely decorated. Breakfast buffet pretty good selection.
I don't know how it got 4 stars as there are no leisure facilities. Internet access not proper WiFi, and quite expensive - between 4 euros for 1 hr or 20 euros for 24 hrs.
Quite close to Termini Rail station, 20-30 mins walk. Manzoni underground station opposite closed at moment, but 10 mins walk to next nearest. Just close enough to centre to head back for a siesta.
Immediate locality has very little to offer in terms of shops and restaurants.
Website says rooms are soundproofed but double glazing inadequate to keep out substantial traffic noise, and get used to hearing sirens at regular intervals. Some may like hearing the organ from the church next door for evening mass.
It is a reasonably convenient location, but if we visited Rome again, we would prefer to stay in the Centro Storico area (around Piazza Navona) which is a bit more central, and further away from busy roads.
Maybe better in 3 or 4 months
The Milton is at the corner of the two VERY busy streets of Via Emanuele Fillberto and Viale Manzoni. It is on Metro Line A - the closest station (Manzoni) on the opposite corner from the hotel is closed for the rest of 2006; the Vittorio Emanuele station is 4.5 blocks to the NW and the San Giovanni station is 5 blocks to the SW. The Coliseum is a 15 minute walk westward. We found the hotel location convenient to most of the sites we wanted to visit.
We stayed 7 nights at the Milton Roma 2006/04/26 to 2006/05/03. When we checked in the front desk staff indicated that the hotel had only been open 10 days. The lobby was still being worked on; the lounge/bar was not ready; the south exposure of the building was covered in scaffolds; pounding, drilling and hammering can be heard through out the building. The first room we were shown had a heavy smell of fresh paint. The second room did not have its shower stall installed. The third room we were shown was worth a try.
Our room faced Via Emanuele Fillberto. It was VERY noisy throughout the day and night. We learned to sleep through it all but if you can, try and get a room that faces the courtyard (it might be quieter).
We had a twin room; it was definitely bigger than our twin room in London, but it would be considered to be quite a small room by North American standards. Everything inside the room was new. We appreciated the safe inside the closet. The flat panel tv was a bonus. The beds were firm but were made up with only sheets and a bedspread; mattress covers, pillow covers and blankets would have made them more comfortable.
The bathroom was beautifully done but lacked some of the basics like a shower curtain, a place to put ones toiletries and a hook on the door for hanging clothes.
The room was made up every day but we had to ask for the carpet to be vacuumed. Housekeeping did come in to vacuum but they did not vacuum under the bed.
A buffet breakfast was served from 7 am to 11 am. It included cold cuts, cheese, fruit, yogurt, a wide assortment of pastries and breads, scrambled eggs and bacon, dry cereals, milk and juices. By Italian standards, this is quite a bit more than what is usually offered as breakfast fare.
At breakfast, coffees were dispensed by a machine that made individual cups at a press of a button. For the tea drinkers there was a variety of teas available but I noticed that the hot water that came out of the machine wasn't hot enough for tea and it tasted like coffee. I personally would have preferred ordinary drip coffee and a big pot of boiling water for tea.
We found the service provided by the staff to be good - the breakfast waiters were very efficient and helpful; the staff at the front desk always greeted us and were very willing to help us find our way; our requests for cleaning etc. were attended to quickly.
Overall I think the Milton will be a good hotel in about 3 or 4 months time.
By the way, for good food nearby try al Cavallino Bianco restaurant at 23 Via Emanuele Filberto for pasta, Pizzeria il Veliero at 199 Via Emanuele Filberto for some of the best pizza I've tasted and the Casa Gelato also on Via Emanuele Filberto just before Pizzeria il Veliero.
Wait another few months....
My wife and I stayed here in mid-April, 2006, and the hotel lobby was still unfinished, we stepped over air compressor hoses, fresh glue for faux wood floors, and dusty floors while entering and leaving the hotel. The Metro subway stop right outside the entry is closed until December 2006 as well, so expect to walk a half-mile to the nearest station...or better yet, take a cab to whereever you want...very affordable in Rome.
On the bright side, everything in the room was new and clean...carpet, linens, marble tile bathrooms, flat screen tv with 10 channels that came in clearly (CNN Europe and MTV were the English channels), but none of the usual items I take for granted....hotel directory/information, room service, clock were present. These items might be there in a month or so, but they just haven't made it yet. The breakfast buffet was nice...anything you might have wanted. Just had to listen to the saws and hammers going on around the corner....