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Historical Traveler Reviews Summit Roma Hotel Rome
OK for basics
I stayed at this hotel (Feb 2005). The rooms were fine- no power points unless you unplug the fridge! but no problems!
The staff we well presented and fairly helpful. A few of us became ill and although the hotel has a shop which sells some throat sweets it was extremely hard to understand when it actually opened to buy them, which was unhelpful! The supermarkets dont sell medicine so please take some with you.... how I missed lemsip!
The food was nice, not much understanding of vegeterians but it was fine. Breakfast was great!
The furnishings were very posh set off by the marble floors, but the basement conference rooms were abit cold!
There was no evening bar open and I expect in the summer the pool bar and pool itself would be nice, unfortunately we went at the time of rebuilding part of the hotel and 'dead' season!
So only option is to go into local town but beware food outlets arent open late and we were left with only Mcdonalds as an option which was OK but was dissappointing ....when in Rome.
One downside was an issue with things missing from rooms, 2 of our party did miss out not having safety deposit boxes to say the least!!!!!
Overall not a bad hotel but would be best in the summer months rather than winter/ spring.
Not centrally located
We stayed at the Summit for a long weekend and found it to be okay. The hotel itself is situated outside of the city so the free shuttle service only operates between the hotel and the closest metro station at restricting times - not ideal for when you'd like to stay out late in the city. The staff were courteous and tried their best to satisfy our needs. The room was small and in need of some updating but it was okay for a snooze and a shower. I'm sure there are some better hotels in Italy.
beautiful old building ( used to be a convent) w/ many renovations, the individual rooms could use new decor, but the service and food is excellent-- best pizza and outdoor terrrace grill by the pool - our young school kids loved it-- has the feel of a caribbean resort in the middle of rome - the convenient shuttle bus is a big plus-- if ever back in rome - only at the Summit
Great pool, Pizza, but rooms cramped and mildewy.
Summit Roma is quite far from most attractions in Rome. The pool is extraordinary. The food is not, nor are the rooms. Rooms are crowded, mildewy, and service is sporadic. The outdoor area is lovely, as are the outdoor bar, and pizzeria. This is one property which I would only return to if it were free. One week there was more than enough! Italy can do so much better!
The Summit Roma - Romes hidden gem ov a hotel
We have just returned from Rome after a 6 night stay at the hotel Hotel Summit roma - we thought the hotel was superb - our room was huge big enough for the 3 of us -it was very clean and had a lovely bathroom the airconditioning and safety deposit box where free.
The staff where very friendly and helpfull and the maid service was second to none ! the breakfast was 8 euros- a little expensive but everyone commented on how vast the selection was and what excellent quality the food was. If you want to save on food a huge supermarket The Panorama is a 10 minute walk from the hotel .
The pool bar did snacks and drinks during the day and transformed into a pizzeria and cafe bar of an evening -all the tables and gardens where lit up as was the pool which was very romantic - especially for couples-there was also a beautifull a la carte resteraunt inside the hotel .everyone just sat around with coffee and wine in the comfy armchairs and garden seats ..
OK - The hotel is a bus ride / metro or taxi ride away from the centre of the city but believe me the hotels fantastic outdoor pool more than makes up for the inconvenience !
Rome was a whopping 30+ DEGREE'S every day so as you can imagine it was brilliant to be able to after a hard days sightseeing lounging round the pool on a comfy sunbed and having a well earned dip in the pool!!
We had frinds who stayed in the city who said it was very noisy of a night and very hot - they had to pay for there air conditioning !!
The taxi fare into the city was between 12-20 euros depending on where you where going. This was'nt expensive for us as we shared fares between 3 .
There is a shuttle bus which operates at certain times of the day which we used to get to the metro then 1 euro into the centre. The only comment i have is that this service to the metro and airport is sheduled at certain times- not throught the whole day or night so phone ahead to check if your flight etc coincides with the bus times.
I would reccomend this hotel to anyone with more than 2-3 days to spare - especially familys with children as the pool is ideal for them .
And don't believe the guide books when they say don't visit Rome in August Its the best time - most of the citys sights where easily accessible -We waited 5 mins to get inside the coliseum yet friends who went in May spent 2 hours in a hot and sweaty que !!!!
We had a great time and seriously this hotel was a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of your typical city break - We actually relaxed enough to get a great tan and seen all the sights .
I would go back tomorrow .
Stayed at the hotel for four days in July, 2004.
The description we were given said approx 3 km (walking distance) from city centre, close to restaurants etc. Not true! Far from! Had to take a bus or free shuttle to nearest metro station (almost the last stop) to get near to the attractions and restaurants.
Room? The closet contained four hangers and the chest of drawers couldn't be opened. Neither could the balcony door. Bathroom excellent!
Hotel Restaurant? Lousy service (food burnt) and quite costly. Breakfast good but expensive.
Pool? Nice and not crowded. Nothing really special but we enjoyed it in the heat!
They stole one of our towels and haven't returned it (yet) even though we supplied our home address.
First of all, you should know that this hotel is located way out of the main city area. The nearest metro station is Cornelia which is 10-15 min. away from the hotel with bus. The hotel offer free shuttle to the metro and the airport. You could also take the bus to the metro just 500-600 m away from the hotel.
The room was nice and clean with a great bathroom. The pool was fine and the restaurant next to the pool was very good. Next to the pool they also had the bar open during the day. At last, the staff was very polite (in my experience not common in Rome).
We stayed at a hotel in Rome with much better location five days prior but we wanted a hotel with pool for the last three days. Thus, summit hotel offer you an excellent stay.
Definately wouldn't stay there again!!
I pre purchased one night here from Hotels, maily for it's free shuttle to the airport. the pool was fine, the restaurant next to the pool was very good, but the room was hideous!!!!
i almost left
it was disgusting, bird poop covering the balcony/patio. not only was there no shower, but the bathtub was inside a knee wall, so you had to crawl into it. a disturbing and unpleasant experience. then to top it off, they said they didn't know where the driver was, so we were going to have to find our own way to the airport. after making a big stink in the lobby, i think one of the cooks drove us.
Out of the city
We spent our last night in Rome here mainly because it offers free shuttles to the airport. It is way out of the main city area, so if you want to tour the city by walking it is a trip back to the historic areas. They will arrange tours to pick you up. The room was fine, clean, great bathroom, but no frills. Our big complaint was with a huge group of kids with some organization who ran up and down the halls until late and kept us up. This is a convention hotel. The food is excellent and we ate dinner by the pool. Staff was helpful, but I would not recommend this hotel, if you are interested in walking the streets of Rome as a tourist. We had stayed 4 nights in Rome two weeks earlier at a hotel near the Piazza Navona and it was a much better location.