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Rome Life Hotel | Review
While we were planning our trip to Rome we booked the same hotel as the friends we were going with. We spent hours on TripAdvisor searching hotels that were slightly cheaper but that meant they were either far away or not great quality.
The inclusion of breakfast as part of the hotel package was what ended up swaying us, as well as the proximity to the main train station and the tourist sites in Rome.
ROME LIFE HOTEL LOCATION
Rome Life is located a 10 minute walk from the main Termini, and so we could catch the Leonardo Express as I shared in the post, Planning Your Trip to Rome as a Muslim, we ended up saving quite a bit of money in getting the train with our hand luggage, rather than paying for a taxi which was at least double the amount.
HOW TO BOOK
We got an excellent last minute deal from Trivago, but you can google the hotel and see which site including their own, will give you the best price as this greatly varies depending on the time of year you book and the site you use.
If you do go through Trivago, and then it takes you to Agoda to make the booking, you can use Topcashback to get cashback on your booking which means money back just for making a hotel booking!
We checked into the hotel around 7 pm, but check-in is available 24 hours a day as someone is always manning reception.
All hotel rooms in Europe are quite small compared to ones in the UK.
Rome Life is a boutique hotel, so the decor was simple but stylish.
The room had a double bed with side tables, one table with chair, a TV (which we never turned on), a wardrobe, safe, bathroom with bidet, wash basin in the main room, small bin and a power shower which was SO NICE!
Rome Life Hotel even provides you with a FREE Smartphone for the duration of your stay equipped with a local SIM and WiFi to help you get around.
We just ended up using our own smartphones, but I can see how this would be an excellent service if you were staying a little longer.
There was also a mini bar with snacks and drinks, the first night was free to use and we ended up just using it to store the water we bought whilst out and about.
There were fresh towels provided, shampoo, shower gel and a hairdryer if needed.
Overall, I was really impressed with the layout of the room.
The bed was incredibly comfortable and it was difficult to get out in the mornings due to the tiredness of sightseeing!
The rooms were immaculately clean every time we came back, even my makeup brushes were placed back in the exact place I left them in.
Breakfast was included in the booking we made through Trivago and was buffet style.
There wasn’t a massive amount we could eat as a Muslim but they had the standard Scrambled Eggs, Toast, jams, fruits etc so we still managed to have quite a filling breakfast during our time there.
Rome Life Hotel was incredibly child-friendly.
Our friends were travelling with 2 young children so has booked the Junior Suite Capacity (Sleeps 4) that allowed them to have 2 single beds as part of the room which were so comfy, they ended up sleeping in those with the kids rather than the main bed!
Children were very much present amongst the other travellers we saw at breakfast with an age range of 4 – 13.
The concierge service was exemplary at the hotel. Both the daytime and night staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.
They also allowed us to store our luggage when we checked out and allowed us to come back to use the facilities and relax before we left the hotel to make our way to the train station and then the airport.
In every hotel in Rome, you have to pay a city tax when checking out which is €6 per person per night, this includes adults and children.
Since there were only 2 of us staying for a total of 3 nights, we paid €36 for 2 adults.
Our friends paid €72 for 2 adults and 2 children staying 3 nights.
CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT
Guests can check in from 2 pm and must check out by 11 am.
The desk is manned 24 hours, so even if you come at 11 pm like our friends did as they had a later flight, they were able to successfully check in, dump their bags in their room and then find the way to the nearest McDonalds before it closed and get something to eat.
But you can leave your luggage with the concierge as you go out and explore before or after this time.
Overall, I would very much recommend this hotel.
The time we saved going in and out of the city if we had booked a cheaper hotel out of the way meant we could explore so much more in a short amount of time.
The hotel was clean, stylish and central which made a HUGE difference in our overall experience of Rome.
The staff were courteous, helpful and polite and spoke excellent English.
They went out of their way to make our experience of Rome more memorable, and we will definitely come back to visit the city again In Shaa Allah (God Willing).