Having traveled through European cities previously, I knew better than to expect accommodations like the U.S. (i.e. room size and amenities...unless you want to spend "a pretty penny" and be on the outskirts of the major city) So, I searched and searched for a hotel that looked CLEAN, especially the bathroom/shower.
Room size: we actually had enough roof to walk on either side of the bed and still had a decent amount of closet space which included a safe (ideal for our laptop).
Comfort: bed was a platform bed, a little firm but, which I thought was fine, Kenneth thought it was not bad. Overall, the room was inviting enough to just hang out and relax in without feeling claustrophobic.
Cleanliness: GREAT both room and bathroom....and if anyone prefers a clean bathroom, free of mold, this is it. (Note - just remember that the stand-up shower is smaller than normal U.S. showers so, don't be alarmed..it's common by European standards)
The I.Q. Hotel was very easy to get to from the Termini train station. We actually walked with our luggage in-tow. Although some may want to take a cab. It took maybe 10 minutes to walk and was great when we used the train for a day trip to Florence. We walked almost everywhere, the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and took a short train/subway to Vatican City.
There were plenty of places to eat around the hotel but, the best breakfast bargain was the hotel's rooftop buffet..$10
Thank goodness for the past "trip advisor" reviews and the photos! Not only did we concur with the higher ratings we wanted to post our opinion, also.
Unfortunately we don't have any photos to post but, PLEASE look at others' pics. They're pretty accurate.
We would definitely stay there, again and recommend the I.Q. Hotel to others looking to stay in the heart of Rome.
Happy travels everyone - K & K
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IQ is a 4-star hotel, with a twist! Located in downtown Rome, just a short 15 minute walk from the Trevi Fountain or the Colosseum and with Repubblica metro station just 200 metres away, hotels don't get much central than this. IQ guests enjoy free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel, a lovely terrace where to unwind overlooking the Opera House, and free access to our gym and sauna. We believe in tailor-made hospitality, so there are vending machines in virtually every floor, where you can buy yourself a bottle of wine, a pack of crisps, a tooth-brush or even an umbrella (not that you'll need it often!), All at very competitive prices. Now that you've found us... Welcome to a whole new hotel experience! IQ STAFF ... more less
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