Hotel San Carlo
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel San Carlo Rome
What a wonderful hotel the San Carlo turned out to be! The location couldn't be better - we were able to walk to all the major sites within just a few minutes. The walk to the Vatican area took a little longer, but was no problem for us 55 year olds! The San Carlo room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. We had a terrace just outside our room where we could eat breakfast or have a glass of wine later in the afternoon. We would recommend it to friends and would stay there again!
we were at san carlo the first days october :we had room 79 very nice very cleaned very quite,the staff was friendly and Rosanna at the desk relly helpful ,we will come back. Pierre Paris.
I was in the room 57 which is in the depandance of hotel. It was wery nice place, have efeveator and telephone directly conected with reception. It is great location and good price of the room. The people working there was very, very nice. Biljana, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
New managment (has to be)!
My husband, his father, and I were promised a wonderful room, what we got was room #12! The height of the ceiling was twice the width of the room! I have stayed in hotels in Moscow and Romania (back in 1990) and this hotel was WORSE! There were people who had booked 3 days at this place, stayed a night, and LEFT the next morning! Calling CNN Travel; Fodors; etc next....
The San Carlo is a nicely appointed hotel in a very good location. It is a very short walk between Piazza d Spagna, the Metro stop, and Via Del Corso. The single rooms are extremely small. There is absolutely no counter space for personal items and the lighting is very bad. The double rooms are absolutely fantastic. The one that I experienced had a beautiful large bathroom with shower AND tub and tons of counter space.This hotel is very clean and the support staff are very kind. The refridgerators are kept stocked with mineral water and local telephone calls are included with price of the room. All in all, Albergo San Carlo is a nice hotel if you take a double or larger room and avoid any disaggreement with the staff. Also, request that your room is far away from the breakfast area.
Not very helpful
Stayed at this hotel recently. They didn't give me the triple room that I wanted, despite phone calls to confirm this beforehand. Instead gave us one double and one single. Double room was fine, clean and modern but single room was cramped and had a funny smell. Plus the fact that there was no lift and it's quite a trek up 4 flights of stairs. Can't fault the location though. Overall ok but don't think it was superb, especially as they seem not to check through their reservations carefully enough.
We stayed at San Carlo and liked it very much. The location is perfect - just off Piazza di Spagna, yet in a quiet street. Staff are very friendly. Our room, in the renovated part, had all comforts. Breakfast is served in the roofgarden - quite a delicious moment of the day. We found the price very reasonable and definitely competitive for Roman standards. The only drawback are the stairs - there is no lift and if you have a heavy luggage, that can cause some problems.
Friendly and wonderful
This was the best hotel. The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. Our room was attractive, quiet and comfortable even on the warmest days. The breakfast on the terrace was a real treat. Its location was superb. Excellent value for money. I will definately stay at this hotel on my next trip.
Awesome value. Great great great location. Near great restauratnts and all the designer shops. Service was prompt and professional. Very friendly. The room is great. Always ask for room 57 - very big and a nice bathroom for the price. Also very clean. Front desk Alberto is very helpful and friendly.
Excellent B&B. Great Location.
We stayed the first week of November '02. The weather was upper 60's some days, and low 50's others. It was sunny every day, except our last day. We were very lucky I guess. The weather is unpredictable this time of the year and you should pack appropriately.
What I liked about this place was that
a- Everything in the room worked! The aircon was a necessity the first day or so, as was the heat the last few days.
b- Susanna, the front desk person who has been at the hotel for 18 years, suggested that rather than squeezing my wife and I and our three small children into a quadruple, Room 77 which had been highly recommended, that we would be better off with two double rooms, 56 &57, adjoining each other. (I wouldn't expect this flexibility during the high season.) We took her suggestion and we were perfectly situated. Both rooms were large, clean, and had nice bathrooms. We simply felt really comfortable.
c- Location, location, location: You can walk everywhere. You are right in the middle of everything. Shopping highlights, as well as many tourist destinations, are all within twenty minute strolls. The Spanish Steps are a 5 minute walk, as is the main metro(subway) station.
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