condotti hotel in Rome?

Aug 29th, 2008, 01:08 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
condotti hotel in Rome?

We are supposed stay at this hotel for 4 nights in April, but I am a little nervous from some reviews. Can anybody ease my concerns? Thanks Singer
singer8 is offline  
Aug 29th, 2008, 04:50 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Don;t know the hotel but most reviews didn't seem bad for a budget property. One woman complained of having a ring stolen - and my question would be - why isn't it on her finger? Leaving jewelry in any hotel room is obviously asking for trouble.

Another complaint about price seemed to be the result of unrealistic expectations versus cost of things in europe.

Perhaps someone who has stayed there can help more.

I would go expecting modest and you probably won;t be disappointed.
nytraveler is offline  
Aug 30th, 2008, 06:11 PM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
Dear NY traveler, What we want a bit more than modest? Have you stayed anywhere you would recommend? Last time we stayed at the Intercontinental in Rome; but for 6 people it is quite high. Singer
singer8 is offline  
Aug 31st, 2008, 09:40 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
I probably can;t help since I do either 5* (on business) or 4* (on vacation).

But if you look below there are a lot of listings of pleasant 3* hotels in good locations. Without knowing your budget for # of people it's hard to give recos.
nytraveler is offline  
Aug 31st, 2008, 01:50 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,985
I agree with nytraveler. I don't know where you saw the reviews, but the ones on Tripadvisor were relatively consistent and positive. I don't worry about specific complaints unless I see the same complaint repeated over a period of time which indicates things haven't improved or corrected.

I also agree that it's hard to make recommendations without knowing your budget or even what rate you were amenable to paying at the Condotti.

There are loads of hotels in the same area. If you want to do some comparisons, I can recommend:

http://www.fontanellaborghese.com/English.htm

and its sister hotel nearby:

http://www.hotelduetorriroma.com/

We've stayed at the Fontanella Borghese multiple times and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. It's about 3 blocks from the Condotti.

BTW, if you decide to stay at the Condotti, the restaurant next door is mentioned favorably in several guide books. We used to enjoy it a lot but were disappointed during our last visit. The food is OK, but all of the wait staff is now East Asian. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's not the experience I'm looking for when dining in Rome.
Jean is online now  
Aug 31st, 2008, 05:14 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
My husband prefers a 4 star or 5 star and that is why he is a bit nervous. Are there any 4 star you would reccomend? Also, the hotels Jean recommended did seem very nice too; I just want a price comparison to a 4 0r 5 star. Singer
singer8 is offline  
Aug 31st, 2008, 07:25 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,985
Are you aware the number of stars is not related to the quality or luxury quotient of the hotel? The number of stars corresponds to the number and type of amenities offered by the establishment. These could be amenities that you won't necessarily need or use but will pay for, like conference facilities, in-house gym, parking, a full-service restaurant, room service, etc., but may also be things like A/C, elevator, satellite TV, internet access, in-room safe, minibar, view from the room.

Hotels with 4 and 5 stars tend to be larger than average, so you're less likely to find a charming, small, boutique hotel with that many stars (if that matters to you). TYou may also find the rooms and bathrooms in these hotels a little larger than average.

You need to decide what you want to spend, where you want to be (in a general sense) and what amenities you need. Start with your budget and try to find the best option available within that budget. You can refine your search on Tripadvisor by location, rate and category/stars.

It's easy to fall in love with a place you really can't afford. Then again, if you can afford 400-600 euros a night, good on ya. But there are many very nice hotels with only 3 stars (and even 2!).
Jean is online now  
Sep 1st, 2008, 05:54 AM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
Hi Jean, your advice is greatly appreciated and I see what you mean as I researched a bit more. We are going to stick with the Condotti as it seems like a lovely boutique hotel and the location should be perfect for my teenage daugahters. I can't worry about the few negative reviews on trip advisor.
Thank you,
Singer
singer8 is offline  
Sep 1st, 2008, 05:01 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,985
Singer, have a great trip!
Jean is online now  
Sep 1st, 2008, 06:15 PM
  #10  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
Thanks for your help. I might have a few questions for you in the future if that's all right. Singer
singer8 is offline  
Sep 1st, 2008, 07:43 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,985
Sure. I'd be happy to help if I can. Just add any questions to this thread, and I'll keep an eye on it. FYI, I'll be away most of October.
Jean is online now  
Sep 1st, 2008, 07:56 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 10,556
We liked the look of this hotel on via Condotti:

http://www.lalumieredipiazzadispagna.com


PeaceOut is offline  
Sep 2nd, 2008, 04:38 AM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 101
I should say that it is a family of 6 including granparents. Should we get 2 triples or a family room and a double?
singer8 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:42 PM.