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Hotel Forte

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Phoenix, AZ
1 review
9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2005

I was a bit skeptical after reading some of the reviews on this hotel, but after staying there for five nights, I can honestly say that it was not too bad. The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean with no frills. The maids kept the room cleaned up and beds made as expected and never had a problem...

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cotswolds, england
Reviewed 20 March 2005

For us it was the only room left and we paid a reduced rate of 120 euros a night which I guess for the position of hotel wasn't bad - lovely quiet road - We had room 144 - a triple room - weird split level room with bathroom and 'child area' being on the ground floor - REALLY dark...

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Kentucky
Reviewed 12 March 2005

And there was Three of us! Three Flight Attendant Friends on Vacation. When we arrived at the Rome airport we really didn't know where we were going to stay. All we knew is that we needed a triple room near the spanish steps. We went to the Hotel desk. A nice man helped us pick the Hotel Forte. It cost...

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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Reviewed 9 January 2005

My husband and I were assigned room 110 - tiny room with a microscopic bathroom. Wc was mounted too close to the bathtub and it was kind of hard to use it. The queen size bed was short. If you're more than 5'2", well, you won't fit in it! ...but the worse has yet to come... Room 110 was located...

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Canberra, Australia
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10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2005

In keeping with previous recent reviews, we had a confirmed booking for nearly 2 months when we attempted to stay there in November 2004. On arrival, after a long day's travel, we were told a story about our room not being available because someone had got sick and their booking having to be extended. We were sent off to another...

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Montreal
Reviewed 6 December 2004

We stayed at the Hotel Forte from Nov 25-Dec4. Luckily we weren't turned away at our arrival from Canada as so many others have been due to overbooking.. We paid 135 E for a triple room, were generally happy with the room, it was clean, with fresh linens every 2 days, fresh towels every day, a safe, hairdryer, bath and...

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Connecticut
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5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2004

I had my travel agent book a room at Hotel Forte for November for myself my husband and 6 year old. When we got to the Hotel the extremly rude man at the front desk said that it didn't matter if I had a confirmation number they overbooked and there was nothing he could do. Even though I had a...

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Reviewed 29 November 2004

This hotel represents immensely poor value for money. I booked a double room for 4 nights in November at Euro 125 per night. On arrival I was told that there was a plumbing problem and that the first night would have to be spent in a sister hotel upstairs (Manfredi). This was terribly inconveniencing as we couldnt really settle in...

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Reviewed 15 November 2004

Just back after spending a week in Rome (4th to 11 November). Staff friendly and helpful, rooms on the small(ish) side, although very clean and tidy. Breakfast lovely, although you might have to wait for a table as there are only 4 tables available at any one time and around 20 rooms in the hotel. Intercom is working, air conditioning...

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Gasgow, UK
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Reviewed 11 October 2004

The Hotel Forte iis ideally located, the rooms are clean and well appointed (although they are a bit on the small side!) We found the staff to be welcoming and helpful. However, the external intercom was broken meaning we would have to 'buzz' the upstairs hotel to gain access, and the staff at Forte did not seem to be remotely...

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From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (21:00), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
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Located just a few steps from Piazza di Spagna, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, the set for the unforgettable movie Vacanze Romane (Roman Holiday) and nowadays one of the more elegant streets in the heart of Rome, Hotel Forte welcomes guests in rooms of historical Palazzo Alibert, surrounded by a charming atmosphere, modern comforts and services with the added bonus of typical Roman friendliness. Hotel Forte makes part of "Historical Hotels Circuit", according to the Plan "Transparent Rome", promoted by Ministry of Cultural Assets. The Circuit is traced by informative panels, which report 64 Historical Roman Palaces that currently accomodate Hotels.FACILITIESIn the expanse of the seventeenth century Palazzo Alibert, overlooking picturesque Via Margutta, Hotel Forte stands out among the 3 star hotels in Rome for its charm and personality. The historic surroundings are enhanced by the contemporary interior design, a mix of elegant classic furnishings revisited with modern colours, placed in a milieu with sunny and warm nuances. Located between the lounge and the drawing room are the reception area (24h), hall, TV room and the delightful bar reserved for hotel guests available 24 hours a day for an espresso coffee, a drink or a snack.Breakfast is served in the dining room. A continental and American-style buffet is on offer to meet the needs of the international clientele that usually come here, it is enriched with typical Roman confectionery and traditional espresso coffee and cappuccino. The superior services offered make the Hotel Forte one of the most valued hotels in Rome: Wi-Fi Internet, fax service, international newspapers, tourist information, bookings for guided tours and transfer are only some of the services available. Hotel Forte won the 2006 prestigious Gambero Rosso magazine award for being the best value for money 3 star hotel in Rome.OUR ROOMSCharming ambiance, elegance and superior services is what you will find in the 18 rooms of Hotel Forte, considered one of the best 3-star hotels in Rome for style and comfort. Rooms are furnished with classical furniture, refined fabrics and boast the same care for detail found throughout the hotel. They are available as single, twin, double, triple and family (with four beds) to accommodate all types of clients. Rooms come with private bathroom with either bathtub or shower, hairdryer, and a complementary beauty kit, and benefit from the best comforts offered by a hotel in Rome to make your Roman holiday that much more pleasant: internet Wi- Fi, sat TV, telephone, mini bar, safe and air conditioning. Via Margutta is magical, with enchanting atmospheres and a special charm all its own. As one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, it attracts artists, literati and movie directors. This street used to be lined with warehouses and stables located behind the palazzos of Via del Babuino. These later became artisan shops, painters studios and antique stores (celebrated in the curious Fontana degli Artisti), thus creating the special ambiance that prevails today and welcomes visitors to Via Margutta. Hotel Forte is privileged among 3-star hotels in Rome since it is located precisely on this famous street (Via Margutta 61) welcoming guests in charming rooms with typical Roman friendliness. Today Via Margutta has preserved its unique atmosphere and decor, and is one of the most elegant and beautiful of Rome. Here you will find top fashion houses and boutiques, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, as well as picturesque and typical markets. What's more, every year, during the month of October there is the traditional Mostra dei Cento Pittori (Exhibition of One hundred Painters), an art show featuring Italian and international artists involving the whole street making for a very colorful festival. Many other typically Roman and international fairs take place in Via Margutta which attract VIP from the entertainment and fashion world and contribute in creating an exclusive and truly special environment. Through the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti (Spanish Steps) you can get to Villa Borghese Park, the gorgeous Rome city park with buildings, gardens, small lakes, the famous Galoppatoio that hosts horse races in Piazza di Siena, and Galleria Borghese, an extraordinary collection of masterpieces by great artists (Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Canova, etc.).Roman Holiday, other movies, songs and people of Via Margutta.The house of Gregory Peck where Audrey Hepburn takes refuge in the unforgettable movie Roman Holiday can be admired at Via Margutta no. 33, and mysterious 13 was the backdrop for Il segno del Comando, the cult television series from the '70s. Director Federico Fellini also lived here and loved to take walks with Giulietta Masina. "… Love, look how beautiful the sky looks over via Margutta tonight…", this is a verse from a song called Via Margutta by Roman singer songwriter Luca Barbarossa… ... more   less 

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Address: Via Margutta 61 | Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Price Range: $151 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Forte 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Forte Hotel Rome
Forte Rome
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#125 Family Hotel in Rome
#135 Business Hotel in Rome
#210 Romantic Hotel in Rome
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“Rooms with an outside view are good”
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“Get a room away from via Margutta, as it's much quieter.”
312marshaf, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I asked for a quiet room and got one.”
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“do not stay here”
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