Impero Hotel Rome3.0 out of 5.0
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We really liked this hotel. It beat another hotel that we stayed at near by. My wife and I weren't big fans of Termini area, but the best deals could be found there. The hotel room had beautiful cloth wall coverings. They were very elegantly gold. The room was small, but we did book a small double, so we can't really complain about that. The included breakfast buffet was very nice. Had boiled eggs, meat, cheese, coffee, tea, yogurt, bread, etc... My wife and I were offered a free cappuccino from the bar every morning. Thank you Fefe. One issue was that there was a sewer like smell in the room and on the floor that we stayed on. We complained, and it was taken care of sorta, but I could still smell it. It wouldn't stop us from staying there considering the price and the other amenities. And the friendly and knowledgeable the staff helped us navigate to some very authentic Italian eateries that the locals frequent.
Great hotel staff, services and location. Comfort and clean rooms, very good breakfast
While Impero was a little off the beaten path, it turned out to be a great hotel for us. It is located in a slightly less touristy area, so prices at nearby restaurants, cafes, etc, were slightly lower. The hotel itself was quite comfortable - the bed was comfy, we could control the room temperature, and there was plenty of space. The shower pressure was great, but the temperature was a bit inconsistent. Breakfast was included with the room rate, and it was a great spread: coffee (plus a machine for fancier drinks), bread, cereal, pastries, sandwich material, fruit, etc. (Enough even to please some of the pickiest breakfast eaters, like me.) The WiFi in our room was pretty iffy and frequently prompted us to login again. But the WiFi in the lobby was much faster and worked a lot better. The staff, though, were excellent. Everybody was so friendly and spoke great English. They were willing to help with whatever we needed and were happy to answer all of our questions. If I return to Rome, I would likely stay somewhere else just because of the sights I would like to visit, but I would still absolutely recommend this hotel to others.
This hotel was a great spot for a layover! Comfortable bed, great breakfast. I will return.
Only 300 m. from Roma Termini train station. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Room was clean. Good breakfast although it was pretty crowded every day we were there. Convenient to Santa Maria Maggiore. It is in central Rome so there are a lot of restaurants in the area. There was some street noise so you might want to request a room away from the street.
Hotel is walking distance from the Termini Station. The hotel is really nice and safe. Kinda old style but very clean and free breakfast is nice. I stayed with my wife and child and I'd recommend this hotel.
Convenient location and comfortable clean rooms totally renovated. Good breakfast and staff service. Wifi in the rooms should be better.
The hotel is well located with Roma Termini less than a 10 min walk away. All tour buses start from around this area, just a 5 min walk in any direction from the hotel. We walked to the Trevi fountain, Piazza Novona, Piazza di Spagna and it didn't feel too far, just ~20 mins walk. The front desk can help with the arrangements for excursions. The wifi functioned well, which we felt was not very common in other 3 star italian hotels. Breakfast was just about average - they had some artificially sweetened juice and no fresh juices.
This hotel has a good location from the Termini Station. There are two metro station options that aren't too far from the hotel. We used both stations to get to the sites. The room was nothing fancy but was comfortable and clean enough. The shower had some mold issues that should be taken care of. Breakfast was okay but could use more fruit and savory options.
shower was ridiculously small. even by europe standard. other than that was good
We were in Rome for 2 nights and 3 days! Couldn't get a better location to everything!! The train, metro!! The value was excellent! The staff was amazing and the breakfast was perfect!! I would highly recommend this hotel
The hotel is very close (2 blocks) from the train station and in a safe part of town. From the train station you can get a Hop on Hop Off tour bus for the day that takes you to all of the main attractions. There was a delicious hot breakfast buffet but beware, the internet is not free. It is 5 euro a day for one device. I would recommend this hotel for its great location and nice rooms.
I thought I should have paid more for what I got. It was very elegant!!
It was good for the most part. Very close to all sites and the train station, which meant not dragging my luggage for long and no need of a cab either. The breakfast was ok every morning, but come on...10 euros for internet??? Seriously???
Hotel Impero was a great find. Friendly staff and comfortable, clean and updated rooms. Very nice breakfast spread as well. The only downfall was having to pay for wifi (per device too). Location was great, a couple of blocks away from the train station but still in a decent area and within walking distance to major attractions such as the colosseum.
I found the staff helpful and courteous, the roof-top terrace is a great place to relax (elevator to 4th floor and stairs to the 5th), and the room was adequate. Rome hotels often have smaller rooms, the Impero room I had was slightly larger than average featuring a bath slightly larger than average but still small shower. The breakfast looked fine although I only had the coffee and juice. The location is fantastic as it is about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the Colosseum, and I walked through to the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, and the Vatican; but that may be a longer walk than most want - I instead took every 'left' and 'right' on the journey to take in the sights of the city. Termini Stazione is 5 minutes and offers city buses, open-top tourist buses, cheap metro (6 euros gets you an unlimited day pass and is quick, cheap travel around the city), there is the Leonardo Da Vinci train that departs every 30 minutes for the Airport (FCO) for 14 euros - cheaper than the 45 euro taxi. There are many great Italian restaurants very close including the Alessio and Strega Gran Cafe, there is a Chinese restaurant that is simple and inexpensive and good just 4 doors down, and if you need a taste of home there is McD's in the Termini Stazione, a Hard Rock Cafe 15 minutes walk. Finally if you want inexpensive good food on the go or to stock your backpack/room, downstairs in Termini is a great market/store where you can load up on sandwiches, hot slices of pizza, roasted chicken, water/soda, snacks, and travel essentials for a very reasonable cost. (things one learns when in Rome on/off for 4 months)
Air conditioning was not working - not a big issue for October, but may be a problem at summer.
The location is close to the Stazione train terminal and two Metro stations including the Termini and Republicblica. Staff was great. Easy walk to many areas and felt very safe walking. Many great eating establishments. I would stay again in a heartbeat. Myself, Wife, Son and Mother in law.
We booked this hotel six months ago and arrived on Friday night on our way to Amalfi. When we checked into our room, we discovered that the air conditioning in the room did not work. We called to the front desk and they asked if we had a fan in the room and recommended that we use it. We lived with the 90 plus temperature in the room since we were leaving the next day. We arrived back again on Monday, July 15, 2013 and discovered that the air conditioning was still out but now there is an electrical cord coming out of their fuse box run up the stairs to their second floor. We checked out.
This hotel was 2 blocks from Roma Termini. It was easy to walk to and close to a Metro station. The room was much bigger than we had expected and very comfortable.