What We Love
- A tranquil stay in the heart of Rome, just minutes from the Vatican City, with breakfastStaying in the affluent Prati neighborhood, with the Vatican City a short stroll away
- Admiring Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, plus Rome's other ancient landmarks
- Savoring the delicious buffet-style breakfast each morning
Set in Rome’s affluent Prati neighborhood, Hotel Cicerone is a haven of peace away from the well-trodden tourist trail. This serene city hideaway has all the trimmings and trappings you’d expect from a four-star residence in one of the world’s most beloved destinations. The rooms are grand yet inviting, with all the mod cons needed for a comfortable stay. There’s also an elegant restaurant, Cucina&Pizza, serving classic and contemporary Italian cuisine.
Mostly though, this is an ideal base from which to discover the architectural wonders and artistic masterpieces of the Eternal City. Located smack-dab in the heart of Rome and just a short stroll from theVatican City, you’ll be able to fill your days gazing at Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, enjoying gladiatorial greatness at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, hitting the trendy bars in the hip Monti neighborhood, and tossing a coin – correctly, with your right hand over your left shoulder – into the Trevi Fountain.
The guest rooms here are rich in designer detailing and tastefully finished, with classic décor, exquisite fabrics and plenty of mod cons. Each 258-square-foot Superior room is outfitted with plush bedding, a well-stocked minibar and an en-suite bathroom with bathrobes and luxury
The hotel’s signaturerestaurant, Le Bouchon, presents a creative selection of classic and contemporary Italian and European cuisine. For breakfast, you’ll enjoy plentiful buffet-style spreads, and later in the day, you can explore the hotel’s selection of fine wines over dinner. Room service is also available.
The hotel puts you in the heart of Rome’s Prati district, just 100 yards from the Piazza Cavour and a 10-minute walk from the Vatican Museums. Your first stop should be Vatican City, a tiny city-state presided over by the Pope, where the Sistine Chapel’s frescoes and the dome of St. Peter’s basilica are nothing short of awe-inspiring. For gladiatorial greatness, head to the Colosseum, before continuing on to the Roman Forum, The Pyramid of Cestius and the Pantheon. Also, be sure to relax with a gelato at Piazza Navona, give your credit card a workout in the shopping streets of the Spanish Steps, and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to the Eternal City.
How to Get There
Came here for a few days of work and was a little pensive given the weight of recent negative reviews. OK, so maybe the breakfast isn’t the best and the decor is a little worn, and yes the lifts on the right of the hotel do creak a little. But, I found the staff to be very friendly and the rooms to be very clean. Rooms were serviced well and the location is splendid. Perhaps it’s not a four star hotel, but I slept well and there was minimal noise from other guests.
An average hotel. Almost as ancient as Rome itself. However while efforts have been made to preserve Rome, the hotel has been grossly neglected. The sound their elevators make can scare the bravest. The rooms and amenities are bare basics. And the breakfast is worse. Ofcourse there is no gym or a swimming pool. Why is it rated 4 star is anybody's guess. The only redeeming point is the location. And I rate it 5 out of 5 for it. All major attractions are 10 to 15 minutes walk away.
Was there for 3 nights and it was not very pleasant hotel. Sometimes I didn't need to use the keycard to open the door, so therefore anybody could open the door. I told the staff and sombody "fixed it" but the next day it was the same.
The bed was very hard, and no heating in the room. I did try to heat it uo, but it only got colder. There was water damages in the bathroom and around the heating fan painting was brown from dust. I do not recommend this hotel. I cannot belive that this is is a 4* hotel.
This should be a 2* hotel at the best.
We were given a twin room when we wanted a double. There are apparently no double beds except in the suites. The staff's solution was to put a double sheet over the two individual beds to hold them together, this obviously does not work.
There was no heating in the room, the floors were cold and not mats on the floors. During our stay it was raining cats and dogs outslide and when we came back cold and wet from our walks we had a hard time getting warm under the blanket provided with the beds. We had to call reception three times to get a second blanket.
The staff were generally unfriendly and slow to react to anything we asked for.
The breakfast was not great, there was instant coffee on offer and one had to ask for a proper coffee, something a lot of people didn´t realise. The italians in the breakfast room however were approached politely by servers and offered coffee.
Those who said this was a three star hotel were generous! Clean but right out of the 40’s. Hard beds, unhappy staff, no working air conditioning so don’t stay in the summer. We were here with a group tour. Seems all they cater to as those on their own stay elsewhere.