La Griffe Roma MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Bold modernist design flourishes in a 19th century building
- Restaurant with sweeping views of St Peter’s Basilica
- Champagne cocktails on the rooftop bar
What To Know
- Within walking distance of attractions like the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps
- Guestrooms feel modern and have large private balconies
- Meeting space is available
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Built in the 19th-century, and fully revamped in 2013, this luxe urban retreat on Rome’s buzzy Via Nazionale feels thoroughly modern. Behind the property’s cream and pale yellow façade, sit slick, minimalist interiors of bold red, black and grey. In the guestrooms, you’ll find large private balconies, chunky leather chairs and modern Italian artwork. For added space, book a suite with extra goodies like split-level rooms, saunas and hot tubs. Curl up with a book in the hotel library or book an in-room massage with the concierge. In the evening, take the elevator to the top floor and feast on squid ink cannelloni or breaded red tuna with sautéed cabbage at the hotel’s al fresco restaurant, La Luna. The wrap-around balcony is nearly 150 feet above street level, affording dazzling views of the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Opera House. After dinner, slouch off to the adjoining Champagneria Mumm for a glass of bubbly under the Roman stars.
In the Area
The hotel’s prime location makes sightseeing a breeze: cultural heavy-hitters like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are all a short walk away. For a shopping fix, you don’t have far to go, either; posh boutiques and eateries abound on this busy stretch of Via Nazionale. If carb loading or card maxing don’t appeal, try a stroll the through the dazzling Villa Borghese gardens; or head to nearby Repubblica metro station and hop on a train to Vatican City to see the Sistine Chapel.
How to Get There
As very loyal Accor platinum customers and especially fans of their brand MGallery, we were so disappointed in our 3 day stay in Rome. The decor is tired, the beds not much better than army cots and the temperature settings do not work- only heat in the winter. So the rooms were unbearably hot, particularly the duplexes.
The staff was friendly and did their best to accommodate but they could not work miracles. They admitted that many people complain about these problems.
Avoid this place!!
I hope Accor wakes up and brings this place in line with the quality of their gorgeous MGallery properties in France.
I had always wanted to stay at this hotel I have had dinner many times but this was my first stay at the hotel . My stay lived up to my expectations, it was so magical and romantic I loved my suite the decor was romantic and the suite was spacious yet intimate at the same time and the clawed bath was just the final touch. The staff was helpful friendly and they went out of their way to meet and request. The food was fantastic I couldn’t decide between dinner lunch or breakfast.
The La Griffe Roma hotel is generally ok. The location on the via Nazionale is quite good, being a pleasant walk to many of the tourist sights and sightseeing bus stop, and only 10 minutes walk from the main Roma Termini station. (which is really handy when catching the Leonardo Express from the airport - an excellent service at 14 euros). The footpath is pretty bumpy though. Check-in was very good and welcoming, lovely staff. It sort of went downhill from there though. My room, an upstairs (bed and bathroom) and downstairs (entry and sitting room, and tea making) affair has a narrow curved stairway, meaning an awkward and perhaps dangerous trip up with the heavy suitcase, or a number of trips up and down. The plumbing was not the best. The air conditioning was impossible to get right. When I called to get the wifi code, the phone didn’t work. The bed was reasonable, at best. No iron.
On the other hand, breakfast on the 9th floor was excellent (great view !), and the wifi worked ok. There was a heated towel rail, which is useful when doing a little hand washing.
On balance, its a good hotel, but expect some rough edges with the room.
Nice hotel but not a 5 star, it has to be renovated as the floor is old and not well maintained, as well as rooms. we had a big room (after they changed it as they promised), shower is big but there is no handle in a slippery one, no room to put the soup or shampoo, just on the floor - not very comfortable. every day something was missing such as milk for coffee,or a bathing cup. breakfast is average. staff is polite and helpful. location is good, if you are a good walker.
Stayed here in February for four nights, we were happy with the hotel and would stay again if only for the location. The hotel is decorated well, it is certainly very clean and the service from staff was very good. Whilst the rooms were nice, the standard rooms are small, we were informed on arrival that we had been upgraded to a superior room and whilst slightly bigger than the normal rooms, only just. The shower cubicle is particularly small. Whilst I only got to breakfast once, my friends said that the choice was not great. Probably more four star than five star but the location is ideal, walkable tothe Trevi fountains nd the Spanish steps.