The Donna Laura Palace Hotel Is located close to the River Tevere, Villa Borghese, the Vatican City, Spanish Steps, and Piazza del Popolo.
We enjoyed our stay and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel had been recommended by another couple in our group. We would stay there again.Comment of B. Cathy , Canada the 2015-01-24
"Beautiful hotel near the Vatican and the river"
We had a beautiful room at the end of the hall with a balcony overlooking the front of the building and the river. It was quite roomy and comfortable. The staff was very accommodating. The daily breakfast was sufficient and had a good variety to offer. We did eat at the restaurant both evenings we stayed here and the food was quite good. The tiramasu was the best I have tasted. The young man who waited on us was very pleasant and remembered things on our 2nd visit without having to ask. It was a walk to attractions and only a couple of blocks to catch the metro. We did find a light rail to take us to the center of town. This is Rome you have to walk to experience and explore.
"Did not enjoy this stay."
We had to stay in this hotel as ours overbooked. The room was tiny the decor was very dated and we didn't stay long enough to have the breakfast. I guess it's worth the money as it's cheaper and if you don't mind a small room. We had no balcony and our room over looked the motorway. We couldn't find much near it and were wandering around trying to find somewhere to eat for some time. Fine if you want a cheap budget stay and don't mind not being in the centre...
"A mile too far!"
What a holiday, brilliant weather, fabulous architecture and wonderful memories. Stayed at Donna Laura Hotel which was supposed to be within walking distance of the Vatican. Well you would need to be a good athlete to walk that regularly, I'm not fit and so the first day was enough, and that was one way, and then from there on it was taxis daily to and from the centre of the city. The Hotel stated clearly in it's blurb that it was within walking distance, as I said, it was not. The Hotel stated that it had a roof garden, it forgot to state from June onwards. The Hotel blurb stated it had a HotTub/Spa, however it never worke the full time we were there. The Hotel gave the impression it welcomed all visitors regardless of culture/language. I didn't expect everyone to speak English, and ashamedly, I did not learn Italitan before I went over to Rome, however some of the staff were reluctant to try and communicate with us, they even struggled to smile, which costs nothing. The young man at the bar in the evening was warm/welcoming and did hold a conversation with us, putting us as our ease. It would be helpful if other staff took a leaf out his book and made this attempt too. I would advise that if you want a balcony room you make arrangements for that before you travel, as we didn't as we assumed that all rooms had balcony, however this was not the case. A little disappointing in this regard. I wouldn't put anyone off this hotel, but I do feel you need to know the facts, not some of the fiction in the brochure or online specifications.
"Great hotel "
If you don't mind walking this hotel is within walking distance to all attractions, It has a lovely entrance facing the river. The room was as expected clean tidy with Italian charm. The staff were on hand to help too. Only thing I'd say that disappointed us was the evening menu nothing we wanted so don't let that put you off as you'll prob be eating out we only going to eat there after a 14 mile day walk feet a bit sore . Take comfortable shoes it's a must .
"Excellent Rome experience"
Fantastic base for a city break to Rome. Very comfortable rooms to flop in after a day walking around the city sights. A short walk down the Tiber into the bustle meant quieter nights so we had plenty of rest for the next day's exploring and the breakfast buffet kept us going nearly all day. Friendly and helpful staff were approachable and efficient. Excellent Rome experience.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM