Hotel Rex Rome
Hotel Rex is situated downtown between the Santa Maria Maggiore Church and the shopping street Via Nazionale. It’s 10 minutes walking to Central Station (“Termini”) and about 20-25 minutes to the Spanish Steps.
Hotel Rex is a traditional hotel. The 50 guestrooms are comfortable and have free computers and internet access, playstations, room service and air-conditioning. Cheapest price is for a small double room including breakfast. High-Tech Suite or a Suite with kitchen are over €300 and can sleep 4 persons. The breakfast room is near the reception and is a quite small area. Breakfast is in buffet-style. Coffee was excellent and handmade at the bar.
We stayed in this hotel 4 nights in the summer of 2006 with our children. The guestrooms were nice decorated, quite and very clean. Our room was bigger and had a shower. The twin room of our children was smaller but had a bath and free use of a playstation.
Overall, we were satisfied with this hotel but not with one staff member. The second day of our stay, €8 in coins disappeared from our room. I thought it was the housekeeping who had taken away the money. Afterwards with the checkout, i got a bill of about €11 for drinks and food of the minibar. Because i was sure we had not taken anything, we didn’t have to pay. The reception told me that a staff member was checking the hotel minibars. I am quite sure that this man was not only charging our minibar account but also took my €8. So if your staying in this hotel: don’t leave your money in the hotelroom but put it in the roomsafe. Also check your bill carefully.