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Barberini

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • beautiful view from the roof terrace
  • located on a quiet side street close to several important attractions
  • facilities for the disabled
  • spa facilities

    Cons

  • breakfast buffet costs €30 extra
  • some rooms are on the small side
  • not all rooms have bathtubs
  • room service is limited

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Barberini Review

Here you can find about all you could ask for in a Roman hotel: charm, taste, and the good fortune to look out onto one of the best museums in town, Palazzo Barberini, and its location near the metro, the Trevi Fountain, and good restaurants is hard to beat. The marble-floor lobby is light and welcoming, and upstairs each room is furnished with fixtures designed exclusively for the hotel. Guest rooms are a bit kitsch with paisley prints adorning the walls and matching drapes. The breakfast buffet on the rooftop, while fresh, delicious, and copious, is not included (and not cheap). The attentive staff offers special deals for dinners, theater tickets, and other events, so be sure to ask.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Rasella 3, Piazza di Spagna, Rome, 00187 | Map It
  • Phone: 06/4814993
  • Website:
  • Metro Barberini–Fontana di Trevi.
  • Location: Veneto

    Hotel Details

  • 35 rooms, 4 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-19-2014

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    Barberini Review

    Like to post a warning to anyone who might want to stay at this hotel. DO NOT TRUST THIS HOTEL!!!They will take advantage of you and then pretend they do not speak english....
    Staying at this hotel would be your worst nightmare..We had the misfortune to stay here in August 2011..

    by Albertaarnie, 1/16/12
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    Deceptive booking practices

    I contacted the Hotel Barberini to get the rate of a standard double room. The desk staff informed me that they do have double rooms and if I wanted there was just one remaining with a balcony for 310 euro (this is for October high season). I went back to check the hotel's booking system and found internet specials whereby double rooms were shown to be available for my stay at 242 euro. Upon emailing back the hotel the same person replied condescendingly informing me that I am visiting in high season and that if I checked their website it says those lower costing double rooms were based upon availability. However, their system did show availability, but this person did not wish to acknowledge this. He tried to push the double room with balcony instead as it cost much more. I would have been fine if he had just told me that balcony rooms cost more than standard double rooms which is sometimes the case-sometimes not-instead of trying to make it look as though I did not understand. This desk clerk also was insistent that I should send my credit card information which I felt was very rude because it seemed as though he did not wish to answer any questions I had and all he wanted was to get the room sold.
    This attitude soured my interest in staying here. In addition, the desk personnel who was in contact with me continuously tried using words that made no sense in context; it appeared that he wanted to make a huge impression on me by inserting words that he felt were appropriate but in actuality made absolutely no sense in his messages. He even went so far as to say that their hotel is all over the web meaning that they are so popular. How pretentious is this!
    I really would suggest anyone who is interested in the Barberini to be very sure about what type of room and at what nightly rate you are booking before surrendering your credit card details.

    by francophile03, 8/16/07

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