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.
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Hotel is clean and comfortable, my room appeared newly renovated which was great. Breakfast was fine however the coffee machine was not 100% functional. Did not have hot water on the first day however staff were excellent in attending to me and assisting with any queries. The hot water was restored and my stay was quite pleasant.
Check in time was 2 pm. Were able to get to our room at 4.00. Staff wasn't friendly at all. Roberta was very rude. When we asked when the room would be available she said she didn't know. Maybe 3 or 4 or 5 o'clock. The water in our room wasn't flushing. We called at 9 pm to explain what our problem was. They didn't have a plumber on site. We spent more than an hour trying to fix the problem but unfortunately we couldn't fix it . Had to us the public toilet. Next day we asked to change our room and thank god another room was available. Not a good experience at all. Wouldn't recommend this hotel. Nice location though.
The Hotel Cicerone, part of the iH Hotel chain located at Via Cicerone 55/C, 00193 has a great location. Free WiFi, indoor garage, family size rooms, pet friendly. Wear good walking shoes and you can walk to the Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, the Colosseum although all are inexpensive taxi rides from the hotel. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable staff and a pleasant clean modern decor. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant.