Very close to the Vatican and some of the best places to eat in Rome. Conveniently located on a major road. Everything is pretty much within walking distance. With a nice terrace restaurant to have breakfast and dinner.
The room we stayed in was in another apartment block which was 1 minute down the road from the main hotel/reception. The building we stayed in had some old features, including an ancent wooden lift and marble stairs. There appeared to be residents living in the block so our hotel only had a few rooms available here. This was not a problem as there are plently of secure doors/gates.
The room itself was clean and the decor included some old-fasioned touches. The bathroom was modern and very clean. The only thing we noticed was that unless we opened the windows in the room, there was a lingering musty smell. This was probably from the drains and wasn't so bad that an open window couldn't sort out. The other thing is that there is little natural light in the room. Given that most buildings in Rome appeared the same, I think this would be universal, so no real reason to turn a room down at Belides H.R.
Breakfast was served at the main hotel block but this wasn't a problem since we were only 1 minute down the road. Breakfast was of a high standard: cereal, toast, fresh croissants/cake, yoghurts, fruit. Breakfast staff were attentative and friendly but also left you in peace to enjoy your food.
Our hotel was close to the city centre but a little out the way of the main tourist areas. We were able to walk to the Vatican in 10-15 minutes. We had a good choice of restaurants and cafes to eat in the area that did not have that 'tourist trap' feel.
We made a two-night, three-person-room reservation at this hotel because of price and location considerations. The facility and staff are very nice and the location is near Vatican City and public transportation. Our room was comfortable and the breakfast-included was very good. We truly enjoyed our stay here.
When we pulled up at the hotel my boyfriend looked lost, we arrived early on a Sunday and the front door to hotel was closed and other than a little plaque on the side, it could've been anywhere.
That feeling was short-lived and after we got shown our room and given a map of the local area, we quickly set off to go and explore! The hotel is perfectly located and although we had no real view it wasn't an issue, nor was the road noise as by 8pm most of the city hustle and bustle dies down on the road, but even so, our room had double glazed windows and the traffic was not a worry- I feel i need to mention this as so many others have mentioned it and it did nearly put me off, this and not having a view. Again, there was so much to see and do during the day, that at night all we wanted to do was sleep.
Joe liked the bed so much, that his convinced himself we need a new one :)
The staff were super helpful and very friendly; nothing was too much to ask for.
Although advertised as a hotel, I think it should be advertised as a B&B as they only serve breakfast and reception is only manned until from about 7am-7pm.
Overall, a great stay in a very cool and quirky hotel and we'll gladly stay there on my next visit, this was most certainly a great first introductory to the city and the warm hospitality of its people.
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