Sunday Review: FH Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome

Via Cavour, 213M, 00184 Roma, Italy

Finally, I get to sit down and write a review of this hotel we stayed at in Rome on our trip to Italy. It is long overdue. We went on an escorted tour, so it was the tour company’s choice of lodging, same with the other hotels we stayed at in the course of our 10-day trip. 

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here at FH Grand Hotel Palatino. Its best draw is that it is only a few minutes walk to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The other is, it is only a few steps down to cheap and delicious eats in Rome!

Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5

Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

The hotel’s ideal location makes FH Grand Hotel Palatino popular among tour groups. The Colosseum is only, per Google Maps, 8 minutes walk from the hotel. It felt less than that when we walked to the Colosseum as soon as we checked in. We were so excited to see the Colosseum in the evening!The other thing I loved is, at the back of the hotel is Via Leonina, a street lined up with establishments selling reasonably priced meals. The place we frequented was Ciuri Ciuri for the gelato and arancini. Via Leonina is accessed through the stairs on the left side of the hotel.

Location wise, FH Grand Hotel Palatino is a 5!

Room: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Our room at FH Grand Palatino met all that we expected from such an accommodation, that it be clean, comfortable, and all utilities are in good working order. No sink and shower drainage issues here!

Sleep Quality: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Surprisingly, we had good nights’ sleep amidst the hustle and bustle of Rome. It was off season, but Rome still had plenty of tourists. My husband and I could barely squeeze in among the throng at the Trevi Fountain! I can only imagine what it is like in the peak season. We spent afternoons on our own exploring by foot. I’m sure that contributed a lot to our undisturbed sleep. But our beds are  comfortable, therefore, I would credit Hotel Palatino for that.

Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

As I mentioned previously, our room was clean and all utilities worked well. We had no complaints on this department.

Service: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

The service was excellent! Hotel personnel were friendly, professional, and always willing to assist. There were maps for guests to use at the front desk, and even envelopes for guests who need them.

Value: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I think we got our money’s worth on our stay here. Included with our room was daily breakfast, and a dinner (our tour company was responsible for this). Of the three hotels we stayed at during our trip, Hotel Palatino offered the most choices in breakfast items. There were classic Italian breakfast fare such as rusk, cornetto, breads, rolls, etc. Of course, there’s caffe of one’s choice. There was an abundance of cold cuts. In addition, American tourists were catered to with hot choices such as sausage, bacon, ham, and scrambled eggs. Each day, we left to explore full and ready to tackle the itinerary of the day!

P.S. I love this display At the hotel of the Vespa that Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck rode in Roman Holiday! 



About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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