What We Love
- A four-star hotel in Rome's city center, with breakfast, a welcome drink and a dining discountEnjoying a discount on gourmet, Michelin-starred fare in Pipero al Rex
- Sunning yourself or enjoying breakfast on the hotel’s tranquil roof terrace
- The hotel's great location in Rome's cultural hub
What To Know
- The hotel is located within walking distance of the Termini train station and many of Rome's historic sites
- Decent free WiFi
- Breakfast is served on the fourth floor outdoor terrace
Rome boasts an astonishing artistic heritage, and it’s positively brimming with UNSECO World Heritage Site, shops, restaurants and bars galore. Nestled in the culture-rich Monti district, which is packed with quirky shops and cutting-edge boutiques, the intimate Hotel Rex offers a four-star stay with personality. Housed in a period villa, it features a stylish grey lobby, with a white, marble floor and an oversized wall-mounted alarm clock. Elsewhere, gaze up an elegant, balustraded spiral staircase to a glinting glass skylight high above.
For a city hotel, it’s surprisingly full of cozy corners where you can kick back and relax. After a day of sightseeing, catch up on some reading in the inviting lounge library, or pop up to the tranquil Solerex roof terrace, and soak up some rays on a lounger while listening to the soft music. There’s even a small fitness room with Wii Sports and punching bags, where you can let off some steam. Pleasant evenings can be spent quaffing fine, vintage wine in the bar.
The absolute highlight of the hotel, though, has to be its popular restaurant, Pipero al Rex. This Michelin-starred dining destination serves exquisitely presented creative cuisine under the expert guidance of head chef Luciano Monosilio. After your gourmet feasts, your spacious room is a relaxing and welcoming space where you can recharge your batteries and wake up ready to do it all again.
Spacious Superior rooms are painted soothing dove grey, taupe or ocher, with polished wooden headboards. En-suite bathrooms come with walk-in shower and marble sink.
The refined Pipero al Rex restaurant boasts one Michelin star – and with good reason. Its spaghetti carbonara is legendary, and other standout dishes are duck breast tartare and squab with figs and polenta. Just make sure you reserve a table well in advance.
Hote Rex sits steps from Rome’s main Terminus train station, which has direct links to the airport. This is the city’s culture hub, so you can visit the Opera House, National Museum and National Art Gallery, all of which are close by. People-watch in the Plaza de Repubblica, also nearby. The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps are about a 20-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
Every one knows that finding a good hotel with reasonable price is not an easy job in Rome central, especially during high season.
I have just stayed one night in a single room during July and based on my observations, the price (90 euro for 1 night, including the breakfast and city taxes) totally worth it. The room was small very clean with a bathroom even better than the room. The receptions are polite, friendly and speak English fluently. The breakfast was really great. You may have every thing that normally are only found in 5 star hotels, including omelette and hot potato ... .
I can not say it was the best I have ever experienced, but the total summation on cleanness, price, quality, location and quietness get a good mark!. If you have no experience in choosing hotels near Rome central, this could be an option for you. The other options of this hotel are available by its website, so I just emphasize on my own observations.
Have a nice stay in Rome!
This B&B is a no frills, good proximity to the train, "if you get a good deal and don't need extras go for it" sort of location. We left early so we did not experience breakfast, but check in and out was a good experience. There are better locations for similar prices nearby. I would even advise to go a bit farther away from the train station unless you have heavy luggage. For us, we had a train in one day and a train out the next day before a cruise so the location was perfect. Don't plug in your own hair dryer - very old building so it won't be able to handle it as we learned from experience! Also found two small bugs in the shower which isn't the end of the world but was not the greatest experience either. Overall, it got the job done but could use improvements.
After long walking from the station, you will find this hotel.
the road is really messy, so its very difficult to walk with heavy suitcase.
Once you enter the hotel, you will immediately see stairs and reception desk.
You can obviously see the receptionist, however he never help you if you suffered heavy suitcases.
Especially I was traveling with my mom, but still the receptionist male, never help you.
He gave a very easy explanation, and gave us a very old, very dark room.
when we open the fridge, it was packed with ice which you can see the room is not used often.
I asked to the receptionist to change the room.
Fortunately, receptionist was kind lady , and we could change the room. She was the only good point of the hotel.
We didn't book this hotel by ourselves, from travel agency.
But the hotel star was 4stars, the picture looks very nice from booking website. so we didn't worry about the hotel.
It was the last city to stay in Rome for our trip, so I feel very disappointed, and not recommended.