Bernini Bristol Hotel
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Centrally located in Rome this hotel offers a degree of convenience. Although there are good features, it has a number of faults. Rooms have been up graded relatively recently but the ceiling services panel just inside the door is out of date and detracts from the rest of the room. TV sets were not changed and are well out of date. Reception on some TV channels comes complete with "snow" and the channel list in the room is inaccurate. The Internet connection was extremely slow.Reception staff were smart but some staff wear ill- fitting and rather tired uniforms.The ground floor needs some refurbishing as does the 8th floor bar area.This hotel seems to have an attitude about itself that it doesn't live up to. If you desire a 5 star hotel give it a miss, at best it is a 4 star. Earliest check in time is 2 pm, when we checked in at 3.30 pm we had to wait half an hour for the room to be available.Worth going to the 8th floor bar just for the night time view over Rome.
The hotel is centrally located in Rome with most of the attractions within walking distance. I am sure there are many hotels with equally great location. Though it is right by Barberini metro station, so more easily accessible. The reception is quite small. The rooms are not too big. Rooftop restaurant is pricey and food nothing great. Breakfast at the hotel is just adequate. Easy availability of taxis outside the hotel. Rooms are OK. Nothing great. Considering how hot it was in Rome this summer, a swimming pool would have been a great addition (not just a private pool for the presidential suite).
We were in Rome as a family for our first trip to the city. We were very pleased with our choice.The good: The location of the hotel was excellent -- it was very easy to reach all the sights we wanted to by walking, taxi, or metro -- and the neighborhood is near a number of other upscale hotels and cafes. The service was also great -- all the staff at the hotel were phenomenal and went out of their way to help us. The view from our rooms was also stunning -- facing directly over the Piazza Barberini from a high floor.The so-so: The rooms were a mixed bag. The size of the rooms themselves were very good; we didn't feel cramped at all. However, the decor and finishes could use a revamp (particularly in the bathrooms). Also, the air conditioning struggled to keep our room cool (though part of this could likely be attributed to a combination of visiting in August and Rome experiencing record heat that week...). Overall, we were pleased with our choice and have no qualms recommending this hotel.
The restaurant had been recommended to me by my brother from when he stayed at the hotel with his family. I booked a table before leaving the UK. The staff were waiting to greet us when we arrived at the restaurant lift (we asked the hotel doorman for directions and he was able to point us in the right direction). The decor is interesting and the view over Rome is stunning even more so when the sun goes down and you can see The Dome lit up.We enjoyed our a la carte choices and especially the tasting items they brought us to try.Service was good. We were there for an early evening meal and we enjoyed some privacy with our meal which was especially nice.It isn't a cheap restaurant but the interesting menu is worth trying.There is an official taxi rank close by if you need to go somewhere after eating but we took a short walk to visit the Trevi Fountain after dark. It was only about 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel.
Bar does not provide any views of Rome. Asked the manager if we could sit at a table with a view and order drinks and desserts. The restaurant and bar were nearly empty with only 2 tables occupied and they told us NO!! They don't seem to want to make a hotel guest happy. I would not recommend!!!
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- 127 rooms
- 1 restaurant (Mediterranean), "L'Olimpo" rooftop restaurant offers guests a breathtaking panoramic view of Rome
- 1 bar
- Meeting facilities
- Business Centre
- Sina Wellness Club: massages, facial treatments, Turkish bath, sauna
- 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
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Bernini Bristol HotelRome,Italy
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Piazza Barberini 23, 00187 Rome Italy
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