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When I travel for work I stay in 5 stars (usually in Rome De Ruisse) but for private trips like smaller boutique hotels. Have wanted to stay in Locarno since I had drinks in bar one December when visiting a friend AND also read the...More
Far from elegant, the Locarno is a dark, dreary hotel desperately in need of renovation. Upon entering the hotel, the visitor is greeted by grimy paint, inadequate lighting, stained carpets and no aparent airconditioning (a big deal in Rome in July). Upstairs hallways are even...More
After a disappointing stay and checking the mixed reviews on return (sadly, not before!), we can see this is one you love or hate. We're firmly in the later, joining the reviewer that wrote the hotel is 'past its glory' - spot on!. The hotel's...More
We spent 3 nights at the Hotel Locarno and would not recommend it to others. The location was great, as we could walk to the Vatican and to the ruins, but the rooms were not very nice. We were in the old section of the...More
From its original role as ancient army training fields to its present-day identity as one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods, the Campo Marzio is the best place to get lost in Rome. Gorgeous Renaissance and Baroque palazzos line the streets, and are filled with enticing boutiques and food shops. By day, Rome’s best-dressed denizens criss-cross its streets in a fashionable parade of errands, occasionally pausing to
look fabulous in gorgeous piazzas like San Lorenzo in Lucina. Campo Marzio can be a bit of a sleeper after aperitivi hour (21:00), so visit by day and experience the pulse of daytime Rome.
When I was here in February there was some refurbishment going on however it was not visible nor noisy. Best to call the hotel and request a room away from wherever the activity may be. Enjoy your stay, SD