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The Westin i walking distance to most of the touristic attractions which is nice. We were upgraded to a spacious room with terrace & pampered with a bottle of bubbles for my birthday. Front desk was attentive and facilities of sauna & steam room were ok and not busy. I will totally come back.
"Grand hotel but disappointed"
Hotels like this can no longer rely on their past glory and reputation. For the business traveller, well-placed sockets for charging laptops, phones etc are critical as are decent lighting and an appropriate chair/desk combination in the room. It was also one of the few places I have visited recently where I felt that I was looked down upon by the staff - sorry, but my money has the same value as anyone else's.
"Beautiful hotel, location not bad, great service"
Rooms and meeting rooms are unique with lost of character. Room size is great. Has safe but no iron or kettle/coffee machine. Room service menu is quite good. Hotel is next to a park. It is about 20-25min walk from historical sites. Wifi is not free but works well. Staff is very attentive and accommodating.
"Old and tired"
The location is reasonable, a little bit out of the way if you are walking of the main attractions. Whilst some of the most expensive rooms have been refurbished, some are still dated and tired. Expensive for what it is.
"The Location is "Ottimo"...but..."
In a large foreign city, your hotel priorities usually include safety, quality, price and location-convenience. Rome's Westin does very well with all of those features except perhaps price, depending on your budget and the season. We selected the Westin for our trip over others that had most of the features because of its superior location. In sits on one of Rome's most vibrant streets, Vittorio Veneto, that, in turn, is within walking distance of several of "THE sights", such as the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese and its gardens and surrounding City park, the Villa Medici as well as quick access to public transportation (which we used once just for the "experience" and wouldn't recommend it as we did for The Tube in London). As a tour of the Westin's website will confirm, you have the option of going quite lavish with your room or suite selection, although not required to enjoy your stay. With all the alluring food choices just outside the Hotel, we only tried the Westin's desserts, which were good. BUT, beware, if you drove to Rome, you'll want to turn in your rental car even BEFORE you check in (a large nuisance, really) because Vittorio Veneto, we learned after our return to the States, is a "restricted road". That means you must either have a special permit to drive there or the hotel must give you a place card for the dash of your car that can be seen by the many police cameras placed on the street (all without adequate posted warnings). Parking was so impossible anywhere near the Westin (surprisingly, for a 5 Star hotel, it had no parking for its guests) that we left our car in the small front circle driveway of the hotel while we checked in and then hunted for the nearest Hertz facility to immediately turn in our car...and apparently got cited anyway, according to Hertz representatives. A little Google research made it clear that this operation borders on a scam by the rental companies and the local authorities, with the rental companies collecting the mysterious traffic fines by adding the large amounts ($200+US) to your credit card bill without further authorization from the card holder. Sadly, the Westin personnel didn't provide us the place card nor did they tell us about the scam/restricted road issue. A small taint on our otherwise wonderful memories of our extensive trip through Italy..that you'll want to avoid.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM