Summit Roma Hotel
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On to Rome, we arrive mid afternoon and find our Hotel Columbia a short walk from Roma Termini (central railway station). Another ancient building nicely rejuvenated, and with a cool glass elevator compete with ceiling that keeps changing colour! Our room is small again, but hey - we only sleep there really. Everything we need is there, and they have a al fresco dining / lounge on the roof presenting some nice views. After settling ...
... up with friends shortly after and, after dropping my bag off (thank you again, Elizabeth!!), we went back out for more sightseeing, gelato, and dinner. They were patient with me and took me to sites, like the Trevi Fountain, that they had already visited. We ended the day with sunset on the Spanish Steps and a drink on Elizabeth’s hotel’s roof-top bar. A good birthday, ...
... I decided i'd go back to the hostel a little early, get a good nights sleep, hit the city early. Went back to the hostel and kicked back for awhile. The hostel offers free pizza and wine at 7 30 every night (part of the reason i picked the place, haha probably the reason everyone staying here picked this place) Thats when i met two girls from NY. with all the pizza and wine I became a bit thirsty so i found a bar real close to the hostel, so the two yankees and i went to ...
... good ones out there. Therefore I will intersperse more quotes in the midst of this post. Like this one:
"The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the Senate, it's the sand of the Colosseum. He'll bring them death and they will love him for it." - Gladiator
This quote is quite relevant as our first stop was the Colosseum! A quick ten minute subway trip from our hostel (including walking) the Colosseum is a European attraction ...
... watching worshippers climb the stairs on their knees for a little while. There were only half a dozen people there so we definitely hit this spot at the right time. Next was San Giovanni, and the magnificence of a Roman Catholic Basilica in Rome blew my mind. The simplicity of Catholic churches in Normandy came to mind, when seeing all the grandeur that is de rigueur in Rome. I enjoy visiting both types for their own distinctive qualities. I couldn`t get over the size ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Summit Roma Hotel Rome
I stayed at this hotel (Feb 2005). The rooms were fine- no power points unless you unplug the fridge! but no problems!
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!
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.
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.