The Hotel Beldes is located in the center of Rome right next to the Lepanto Metro stop, between Piazza San Pietro and Piazza di Spagna, in the residential area only 500 meters from the great shopping district of Via Cola di Rienzo.
All the major attractions such as San Pietro and the Vatican Musuems with the Sistine Chapel, Piazza di Spagna and via dei Condotti, Trevi Fountain, the colusseum, the IL Foro Romano e la dolce vita di Via Veneto are all close by.
Hotel was clean, stylish and good value for money. Breakfast was what you'd expect from the price but was still perfectly acceptable. rooms were small but cosy and the same with the bathroom. The only problem with the hotel was the staff were not very friendly.Comment of W. Jack , United Kingdom the 2016-11-12
"Overbooked and broken Aircondition"
First night we arrived at 01.00, We were told there was a problem with our prebooked and prepaid room (5 months). The transfer taxi took us to another hotell with less standard for the first night. The day after we had to walk with our luggage for two blocks over old bumby sidewalks to get to our "real" hotel. First night our AC didnt work but they fixed it the second day. But it lasted 24 hours then it broke down again and it was to late in the evening to get it fixed for the last night. I will never stay there again.
"Great central location"
We stayed in the hotel annex down the road (Room 7D). The room was small, but comfy – perfectly fine as a base from where to explore central Rome. We walked from there to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish steps and the Vatican (super convenient from there). The hotel is located close to a metro stop (once you know where it is) and many bus stops. We enjoyed the lovely breakfast deck at the main hotel – but protect your breakfast from the gulls! Highly recommend the restaurant just two doors down from the annex. Superb food! The only cons were the limited (pretty non-existent) wifi in the annex & the useless hairdryer (but I have yet to find a decent hair dryer in any hotel across the world).
"Both the Good and the Bad"
First the good - Location, you are just 2 blocks from a subway stop and a 15 minute walk from the Vatican; the hotel is clean and in a safe area; and finally the breakfast area was very nice and the buffett was also pretty good. Now the bad - Wifi was terrible, small rooms and bathrooms (my toilet had a wall facing it so it was a very tight fit), the shower head provided 2 streams of water, and there was not a chair of any kind in the room, just the bed. This is my 4th trip to Rome and I would rate this as the third best place that I've stayed at. Again not all bad, but I could have probably done better. To finish on a good note, the price was not bad especially for the busy tourist season.
Nice decor around the hotel but you could see that certain areas needed a bit more attention (for example in our room several sections of the wallpaper was nicked/torn/marked, and in the bathroom the paint was cracking slightly above the tiles.) The hair dryers desperately need replacing...the one in our room stopped working literally 20 seconds after I started using it so I had to ask for another one from the reception. But speaking as a woman with thick hair, the hair dryer in the room (if it worked) would have taken me at least 15/20 minutes to dry my hair! The shower in our bathroom was good & powerful but the drain was very slow so we had to turn off the shower whilst lathering our shampoo in fear of the water building up and spilling out onto the floor! We arrived on April 25th which is a national holiday in Italy (liberation day). We were greeted at the reception and the man checked our reservation and made copies of our passports, and took payment for the city tax. We were given our room key, to find that it is the closest room to reception. This normally would not have been an issue, except for the fact that you could hear EVERYTHING from the reception- from voices, to the phone ringing, to every time the hotel door was opened/closed. Our first night was very restless- all we heard was loud people laughing/talking at the reception and outside our windows, smoking and just generally being loud. The next morning, I was tempted to ask them to switch our room because the first night was SO loud, but I didn't. This could have been due to the national holiday but still not a good experience on your first night in Rome. Our second night and the rest of our stay was slightly better, though you could still hear a lot of noise from the reception area (phone ringing with the Beverly Hills Cop Ringtone, talking etc). My recommendation is that if you stay here and want a decent nights sleep, try to avoid the first few rooms on the main floor nearest to reception. Nice enough hotel but some minor adjustments (soundproofing of the rooms on the main level, perhaps) could make it better and make for a more enjoyable stay.
"Very good little secret"
This one of the best kept secrets of Rome. It is a small hotel near the Vatican and more or less in the middle of everything. The rooms are of a good quality. Very clean and you got what you need including mini bar and a nice bathroom. I did not manga to find any English television channels. It could be me, but I suspect that they only have local channels. The breakfast is very Italian - simple, but more than enough. The staff are very service minded and speak English. This hotel is highly recommended if you are going sightseeing in Rome.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM