We have stayed in the Hotel Canada a number of times over the past twelve years. We were back last week for the first time in almost three years, The Canada is as good as we remember. It is family run (Pucci family) and many of the staff are still there since we first went the in 2000.
While there I was celebrating a significant birthday (one with a zero at the end) and the reception staff must have noticed when entering my passport details. Apart from being wished Happy Birthday first thing on the morning a Bottle of Prosecco, chocolates and a gift were left in our room. I suppose this is what sums up the Canada management and staff: attention to detail in very comfortable surroundings.
The rooms and public areas are very well decorated spotlessly clean. The rooms are very spacious and well furnished with mostly antique free standing furniture. A number of the "superior rooms" are laid out Suite style with a separate sitting area from the bedroom.
The buffet breakfast is great with pleny of choice to set you up for the day. Snacks can be had in the bar during the day. In the evening a choice of cold snacks are available free in the bar. Prices in the bar are excellent and it is very relaxing if all you want is a quiet drink or a coffee.
The hotel is close to Termini station. This is very convenient for the express train and buses from the airport as well as it being the intersection of Rome's two Metro lines. To walk to the Canada from Termini find your way the Termini exit on Via Marsala. Look for a Catholic Church across the street and Via Vicenza runs along the side of the church.
A number of bus routes also start/terminate in front of Termini and will enable you to get to many parts of Rome quite easily. Nearer the hotel on Piazza Independenza is the terminus for two useful busses, the 75 which will bring you to Trastevere via the Colosseum and the 85 which also goes to the Forum and Colosseum. The quickest way from the hotel to the Colosseum is to take the metro from Castro Pretoria station which is beside the hotel.
Some guidebooks will warn you about staying near Termini. Don't be put off by this in relation to Canada's location. In all the times we have stayed we have never had the slightest problem. The area around the Canada has a number of Government Ministries, consulates , a University, hospital and a large police station and so there a large number of Italian workers on the streets and using the bars and restaurants. In fact we feel much safer in this area of Rome than in many parts of other European or North American cities that we have visited.
The Canada is a real gem. While it is three star the accommodation and service are far better than some five star establishments I have stayed in.
Both "ordinary" and "superior" rooms are excellent. If you want a separate sitt...
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