In the exclusive world of luxury Roman hospitality the Grand Hotel Plaza enjoys one of the best city centre locations in Rome. Situated in the historical centre of Rome only a few short metres from world famous Roman squares such Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), Piazza della Rotonda (The Pantheon) and Piazza del Popolo. The Plaza Hotel is also the ideal departure point for sightseeing with many of Rome's major historical sites only a few minutes walk away. Enjoy memorable walks to the nearby Trevi Fountain (7 minutes), Pantheon (7 minutes) and the Spanish Steps (3 minutes). Alternatively why not enjoy a romantic walk through the Villa Borghese park and gardens (10 minutes) which is open all year round and is ideal for an early morning jog.
As soon as you pass through the swing doors of the Grand Hotel Plaza you will be spellbound by the sheer variety of shops that line both sides of the pedestrianised Via del Corso probably the most popular shopping street in Rome. Take the first left upon exiting the hotel and you are in the world famous luxurious boutique shopping street Via dei Condotti which contains the flagship store for every major Italian designer label including Gucci, Armani, Prada, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana.
"5 Star "L" Hotel.......2 Star Weekend"
I believed that the "L" was for luxury, but I could find it in the Grand Hotel Plaza. When we arrived, the reception area, main lounge and staff were excellent, but it was all down hill from there.... We went to our rooms, on floor 5, via the two lifts, both of which had a distinct smell of sewers through out the weekend....have the staff all lost their sense of smell' The bedrooms were tiny, with barely room to get around the bed, and furnishings that had seen much better days. The missing "luxuries" included...no air-con, no "turn down" service, no complimentary water, no dressing gowns, no iron......and no adaptors when requested!!!! The bathroom was "tired" to say the least, with shower facilities that would embarrass a 2-3 star hotel......a bath with a very short "shower curtain" which constantly allowed water spill onto the floor! The bar staff were pleasant and helpful, until 12pm when they closed and turned off most of the lights in the main seating area.... Breakfast was fine, but it was over seen by Mr Grumpy who made Basil Fawlty look helpful.... You may think that I am very harsh, but these are the views of our party of 8, who go to Rome regularly. We shall go back to the St. Regis. PS. I have reviewed quite a number of hotels and all have been complimentary to date.
"Old world style hotel"
Old world meets modern infrastructure The hotel is ideally positioned to move around Rome on foot but i have to admit the rooms are sub-5 star standard Yo cannot fault the location. You can easily walk to all the main attractions Rome has to offer However, the hotel was a bit of a disappointment to my first experience of Rome. Simple things are so important. There are no in-room coffee or tea making facilities, no adequate television channels and in fairness the room has seen better days. I appreciate that some will say you should be out of the room and walking, whilst in Rome. If you walk around Rome all day it is sometimes nice to relax and unwind in a nice room with facilities to support The breakfast is basic, but it is fresh and tasty, We paid for breakfast to be included at €25 per day, however if you wish extra dishes (porridge, omelette, pancakes) you have to pay extra. An omelette is an extra €10. This makes breakfast very expensive at €35. The room cleaning girls were very good and discreet but also very pleasant and helpful and the room was perfect whenever we returned from our daily trips around Rome The front desk staff were aloof and almost looked down upon you as you didn't speak Italian. I would not employ them The hotel is trying to retain the old traditional features and it is lovely inside but to make the experience better they need to inject live and enthusiasm into their breakfast
"Old and elegant"
The location of this hotel was in the center of the room near the via Del Corso between the Piazza Del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. A Perfect place for us to stay and walk throughout town and enjoy the many monuments in squares. From this location we were able to easily access Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, before him and pantheon. We even took a long walk along the river. The neighborhood felt very safe and the surroundings comfortable. The rooms here are over as it is an old hotel. Ours was absolutely fantastic and included a beautiful outside patio that overlooked the neighborhood. It was landscaped and appointed in a very cool fashion. The hotel does have a restaurant but, we only ate there for breakfast. It served our needs. The lobby bar was comfortable and the bartender quite helpful. The service at this hotel was good. The concierge was second to none in Rome. They recommended wonderful local restaurants for us to enjoy within walking distance of the hotel. We will stay here again should we return to Rome.
This Hotel was in a great location, for sight seeing and shopping but unfortunately the standard of service on the reception desk and in the breakfast room was very poor. We had a problem with the Air con in our room (at 30c it was too warm!) and when we complained to the reception desk they said that it was working, on the second time of complaining we were told "madam, its not June!!" The breakfast was very poor not enough choice and everything that was suppose to be warm, was cold, I would not recommend spending the extra on the B & B option and just pay as you go, at least you may be able to order hot food from the menu! I ordered a plain omelette the one morning and we were charge an extra 10€ for this so the Omelette cost 35€!!
I have stay at least 5 times ...and always plan the next time to stay ! Gorgeous common areas , salons , restaurants ... Love the marbles on the bathrooms and the spacious rooms ! Promise to come back
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM