Bernini Bristol Hotel
- What's Included
The bad:For the price, the rooms were not in good shape. The door handle in the bathroom was held on by a screw. The curtains did not close all of the way and let the sun in in the morning, and the exterior lights didn't shut off until almost morning. The room was poorly cleaned daily. For instance, we stayed for 4 nights, and left our drink glasses on top of the tv cabinet along with an empty water bottle and some wrappers. They remained there the entire time. The AC was very weak, and the hallway was noisy. The good:The staff, concierge and management really tried hard to give good service during our stay. Always pleasant and helpful. Always ready to offer suggestions. If they felt they got something wrong, they bent over backwards to try to correct it. Beautiful lobby.
Rome in April was already crowded with tourists; staying at the Bernini Bristol ensured that we were close to many places of interest and far enough away from huge crowds. It was also close to many restaurants and specialty food shops in the vicinity of Piazza Barbarini. The staff spoke good English and quickly checked us in. Our room on the 5th floor had plenty of space and was well appointed. The access to WiFi was excellent. We found the lifts struggled to cope with the busy traffic flow in the hotel and breakfast was lacking in the cooked section. We found this to be a common thread in many of the Hotels where we stayed in Italy. They like their sweets pastries and cakes. Overall we can recommend the Hotel as a convenient place to stay when in Rome and seems to fit more into a good 4 Star rating.
Sina Bernini Bristol was an alright hotel, but I wouldn't classify it as luxury or high-end. The common spaces are nice and accommodating; nice materials, lighting, etc. The front door and front desk staff were very cordial and courteous. Location is okay. Morning breakfast was good enough. The eggs, omelets, and breakfast meats were pretty awful. However they had a good fruit, yogurt, pasty and cereal spread.My main complaint was our room on the 6th floor (605 or 607, I can't remember). The carpet was well worn, a lounge chair in the room had a cigarette burn hole on the seating fabric. The shower was VERY small and oddly enough did not have a glass or curtain enclosure, leading to wet floors after taking a shower.Also, when my wife an I visited Rome the temperature hovered around 85-90 degrees F most days. While I understand that A/C systems were under extra load, our room offered NO air conditioning. We called downstairs 5 times, a facilities member came up and reset the room breaker panel. For all 3 nights of our stay our air vent was pushing out HOT air, not even room-temperature. The downstairs desk did provide us a fan, but did not offer to relocate to a room with functioning air conditioning.Free WiFi is available for every room but our 4 devices (two iPhones, one iPad, and a HP laptop) had very weak, unusable connection strength from the bed and the desk.
We arrived here after a train trip from Venice.Much to our delight we were upgraded, to a suite!Very attentive staff, from booking in to the bar staff nothing is a bother.Absolutely the nicest bar staff and concergie desk ever. We had a room with a front patio to view all of Rome.Can't wait to visit hotel again!
How this hotel was ever awarded 5 stars is beyond me, I have stayed in better 3 star establishments. This was a one night stay at the end of a holiday and I assume that guests like us are slung in the rubbish rooms, as per other reviews. The only up side was the buffet breakfast which was acceptable. A few pointers for the management to think about 1) Thread bare chair in the room, 2) No complementary water. they charge 5.5 euros for a small bottle, which you can get across the road for 1.20, 3) Toilet seat loose, 4) Wash basin surround and bathroom floor stained and not properly cleaned, 5) Mould around shower tiling, 6) Room lighting difficult to turn on/off, 7) Noisy Air Con, 8) Continental breakfast 26.40 euros, American breakfast 36.30, 9) Drinks prices in the bar are extortionate to put it mildly, G&T and brandy around 30 euros!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Bernini Bristol HotelRome,Italy
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Piazza Barberini 23, 00187 Rome Italy
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. Escapes.ca is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.