Rated 4 out of 5 by Todd7 Rome
The Excelsior is in a great location and is truly a beautiful hotel. I was disappointed that I was offered an upgrade on the room that was to include internet and breakfast and then the hotel did not honor the offer. Although I understand the hotel filled up after I was offered this, the way to handle this would have been to include internet or something to make up for the fact that I did not get my upgrade.
Other than this the hotel is beautiful. One of the best locations in Rome and truly known in Italy as one of the finest hotels.
March 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corrado93 Classy hotel, staff and location
From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. The room was an upgraded corner room in the back of the hotel and was quiet and comfortable. Although not expected, recognition of gold status was nice. The furnishings were opulent but not gaudy. Room service breakfast and dinner was excellent and delivered in less than the 30 minutes promised. Location is convenient to the Termini train station by taxi and in the very upscale Via Veneto neighborhood. Easy to walk to the Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and the Cappuchin Crypt/Museum.
May 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mike82 Very disappointing
How this once fabulous hotel has gone downhill over the past four years! My first stay here was amazing - Platinum upgrade to a suite on the top floor with a large balcony, something left in the room every day like fruit, chocolates, even a bottle of prosecco with strawberries, and very kind and helpful staff. Now, four years later, still Platinum with SPG, and I am met with a surly check-in, my "upgrade" is the smallest room on the first floor with constant traffic noise, and there is no other recognition of my Platinum loyalty - not even a mint on the pillow. What happened? Did new management arrive and decide that recognizing loyal customers doesn't pay? Well, it has cost you my good will - I won't be staying here on my next trips to Rome in March and April.
December 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Radresss For spg reserved rooms are really uncomfortable
The hotel is really old but it does not mean that it must be uncimfortable and have poor service with really astronomic high prices.
I stayed in that hotel only for indoor swimmingpool actually but after i checked in i saw many dissatisfactions that i did not use neither pool nor other services,
* rooms are uncimfartable (beds are small and short)
*room service awful (i had hot water problem in shower and i called 3 times for service and somebody came after my 3th call.
*i did not have hot air condition for one night
February 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Satya27423 Great features but indifferent staff
My wife and I were in Rome to celebrate our 25th weding anniversary and as part of our itinerary, we stayed a night in this hotel. We did stay at other hotels also in Rome which was smaller in scale but the staff in those hotels were friendler and more helpful than at this hotel. Westin hotel accomodation was wonderful but the concierge bordered on insolence. He was indifferent and hardly acknowledged my presence at his desk till I had to draw his attention. All I wanted was help on some good restaurants in the area.
November 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by FXTT Not meet the Westin standard
Baathroom must strongly to be improve as the welcome at arrival. Breakfast overpriced for the foods proposed.
August 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by csrose Good location but terrible rooms
After spending two weeks in Europe the rooms at this location were by far the worst, The Westin brand should be ashamed of themselves as it does not represent the brand at all.
First off, the hotel did not recognize our SPG gold status, the employees are very nice but the rooms are dirty! The carpet in our room was dirty and looked like it had never been vacuumed! There was so much dust in the room my husband kept sneezing and couldn't breathe. I would expcept this from a lower end chain but not a westin!
May 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ESSSS Se
Did not meet expectations
August 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by drm2410 Good except<<<<
we enjoyed the hotel but it is the only place we stayed in four weeks touring Europe that didnt have irons in the rooms and wouldnt bring us one...said it is a fire hazard???
All your hotels have irons, seems like an excuse to use the hotel laundry.
I was in the bar and people were talking about it as we were....need to change that.
also, thought it said 24 hr room service on the menu and couldnt get anyone to answer in the wee hours of the night as i was having jet lag and wanted coffee. happ
July 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim1067 One of best hotel experiences ever
Staff, accommodations, location were perfect. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Rome. My wife and I can't wait to go back.
August 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Raph Renovations desperately needed
This hotel is in desperate need of a large capital investment. The 1st room they gave us was very small, and clearly nothing has been done to the room in at least 25 years! There was dirt around all the light switches from the many years of use, the arm rests were warn and you generally got a feeling of being in an old unkept room. The 2nd room was a little cleaner but there was no air conditioning, and with the heat on in the rest of the hotel, the only way to bring the room to a normal temperature was to constantly open and close the balcony door. The hotel was well aware of the problem as after 3 times requesting that the air conditioning be fixed they brought us a small room fan. This is a nice old classy hotel in desperate need of renovations. How they manage to keep a 5 star rating is beyond me!
January 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sasquehanna A little too Old Charm
Good hotel, but it needs to be renewed a little. Old charm is good but it needs a new paint job, new carpets etc. keeping the character is good, but a fresh look is needed. Service is a little slow, and odd reservations rules compared to other Starwood Hotels
In this city of rooftops, the lack of a rooftop is a shame, because the location of the hotel would make a rooftop bar/restaurant a great addition.
July 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frahardja No hot water for 2 days
I stayed here from April 2nd to the 4th. I've always stayed here when coming to Rome. During this last stay however, the hot water was not working in my room. I called the service desk and they ensured me it will be fixed within a few hours. I came back to the room that evening, still no hot water. I called again and was ensured it will be fixed by morning. Next morning came and no hot water. I was very disappointed with this stay and will not recommend this hotel to others.
April 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PokerCPA So nice to be in a great hotel! Very spacious!
We had booked a B&B that was a nightmare! We immediately went online and booked the Westin, knowing we could count on it! It was so spacious and nice and had a great experience. The only bad thing that i didnt realize until after we checked out is that $1 was added to our bill for UNICEF and i feel that was deceitful to do that and not point it out at checkout.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jefftoews Food choice
Thank you we had a great stay in your hotel. I am making a coment because I am a vegetarian. You produced several group meals for us that were magnificant. For the vegatarines in our faomily we were verylimited to what we can eat. There was not a single source of protine in any of the group meals such as soy or tempeh of even a garden burger. I wanted to make you aware of this.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJJR Below Expectations-Not 5 star hotel
Lobby and outside of hotel look good, location is good-within walking distance to most major attractions. Concierge met our needs in booking tours, etc. Main problem is with surliness and aloofness of front desk check in and check out staff. Very patronizing attiutude, no recognition of Gold status for room selection, no soap/shampoo tray in shower and no one seemed to care. Just stared at blankly by front desk when my wife informed them of this and how unhappy we were with room.Said they couldn't do anything. We prepaid for an GrandLuxe room, but our room was small (not GrandLuxe) and overlooked other building on back side of hotel.Very disappointed in hotel and staff, especially front desk. Buffet breakfast was outrageoulsly expensive and just average in quaility/selections. Definitely dissapointed in a major way
October 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elizabeth36 Group hotel
The hotel is lovely and the rooms and bathrooms beautiful and large. My complaint is that there were too many groups booked at the time of my stay. On arrival at the hotel the valet staff and porters were over whelmed by checkouts and arrivals. Not a good first impression. Dinner service was not good perhaps because the dining room was being used for a tour dinner and buffet. We felt ignored.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2300 Excellent Service at a Grand Hotel
We do not have one negative comment from our 5 day family vacation in late November at the Rome Excelsior. We traveled with our 19 yr old daughter so we needed two rooms or a suite. Matilde at the front desk greeted us with enthusiasm and is a true professional. She escorted us to our suite. Marinella from the reservation office made sure our room was exactly as requested. This is not a stuffy hotel. It is warm & friendly, but of course a bit pricy which is expected in this very upscale area across the street from the US Embassy. Every member of the staff spoke very good English and provided excellent customer service every day. We are a bit hard to please as we are very observant of details that need attention, yet I can say that there was nothing that could be improved during our stay - Gratzi to all the staff - Bravo!
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklynMama Big, Beautiful Room
The lovely man at registration allowed my teenage daughter and I to check in early and took us up to the room himself, no doubt to enjoy our excitement at being given a grand room for a bargain price secured on the hotel website a couple of weeks before. The beds were deeply comfortable, the decor and size palatial. Free wifi was weak and only available in the lobby. The excellent breakfast spread was served in a sumptuous, light-flooded dining room.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thelawman Unbelievable!
This was a wonderful place. Simply beautiful. The hotel is in a great section of Rome, near the USA embassy and away from the hustle and bustle if the tourist sites. The staff upgraded us to a beautiful two bedroom suite that overlooked Via Venetto and accommodated our every need. The gym facility was quite nice and the concierge was very helpful. The lobby is quite magnificent.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie192 Classic European hotel with high quality maintenance and service
The staffs were superb from check-in to housekeeping and concierge service.
The rooms are very big by European standard and the housekeeping staffs were very responsive to our requests.
Concierge is knowledgeable and arranged for private tours and made restaurants reservations for us.
The restaurant staffs were very attentive.
We also appreciated the SPG GOLD recognition plus upgrades.
We definitely will come back the next time we are in Rome.
September 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patrick54 Hotel Staff were Outstanding!
The Westin staff are excellent and the location is great but the hotel is in need of some tender loving care. Rooms are a bit dated and they show the signs of excess wear which really should be addressed soon.
Costs for food and drinks are a little excessive as well - for example a cup of coffee was 4 euros and a vodka tonic was 19 euros. While I understand that the location (Rome) and service provided are costly, this seems on the high side.
October 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JamieE Overall Good Experience.
The concierge staff at the hotel was horrendous. On two separate occasions (one trying to locate a restaurant at which we had reservations and the other with respect to purchasing train tickets), they provided completely inaccurate information. For the dinner reservation, they told us that there was "no such place and no such address." They did not try to help locate the restaurant or address. Fortunately, our cab driver was able to locate the restaurant, which was excellent. On the train ticket issue, the concierge advised that it was not possible to purchase train tickets online and with a US credit card -- both of which were dead wrong. Very unfortunate that such a lovely hotel has such a horrible concierge staff. Seems like they only had interest in sending guests to places where they had "friends." That would be the only complaint I have.
February 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zeeshan Excellent Hotel: location, property and staff
Stayed in the hotel for 5 nights with family. Great location, close to attractions, easy to get taxis, close to subway. Staff is very helpful and service oriented. Property was very nice-a little dated-but still very nice.
The only thing to avoid are the restaurants close by which are mostly tourist traps. Recommend going a little further away to get more authentic food experience.
Will definitely go back on next visit to Rome.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gndustn museum rooms & great historic location
Drop dead good room. My Birthday and gold member. Upgraded to top floor with balcony overlooking rooftops. Complimentary sparkling Reisling wine and delicious strawberries awaiting us after a long day of travel. We also really enjoyed the chef's market to table dinner on Thursday evening. The entire staff was excellent., even recommending good local food at reasonable pricing on nights we wanted to eat out. Coffee is expensive..
May 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flier Not for a business visitor
This hotel appears to be segmented more towards the luxury vacationer than a business traveler. There were no electrical outlets directly behind/on the desk to recharge laptops or wireless devices - so you'll have move the bedside table and unplug the bedside lamp to use that outlet. Most hotels have desks or even desklamps with a built-in plug-in - not this one, you'll have to work the room to make it work for you.
April 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by vkm88 Great location and staff, but. . .
This hotel felt very American. We stayed at two St. Regis properties and the Danieli before coming here so we were expecting a more elegant property. There was a large and loud conference at the hotel so that may have added to the American feeling.
Although we were upgraded to a large suite in honor of our anniversary, that room seemed run down and old.
The staff was extremely friendly though and the location is wonderful.
October 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 concierge desk
We have stayed with you several times over the years, you have a class hotel
Only disappointment was was with the Concierge desk
Andreas was fantastic over many months of planning.
Unfortunately and my wife doesn't remember the name, there was one of the members of the concierge staff that was arrogant, condescending and very unhelpful
My advice is to look into it, one bad apple in the C desk can ruin a guest's experience
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vacationers2012 Loved it!
I was afraid to book this hotel because of the mixed reviews. Decided to go for it, and I am so glad we did. We needed a hotel to rest in before our cruise and this location was the best in the chain. The hotel, the staff, and the location was outstanding. Our room was old world elegant, and we loved it. The neighborhood has so much to offer. You can walk to the stores, restaurants, and the local sites if you want to.
August 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Honcho The best hotel in Rome!
The Westin Excelsior Rome is by far the best luxury hotel in Rome. Its location on the via Veneto is outstanding and the staff very attentive. I drop my rental car with the doorman and he returns it without charge or fuss. The hotel has elegant decore with classic furnishings. We have stayed there numerous times over the past ten (10) years and have never had a room assigned that did not exceed our expectations.
October 30, 2012