I stayed at the Mondial on two separate occasions on February 2011.
The hotel is located just off via Nazionale, near the opera, the Quirinale, and about a 20 minute walk from the historical city center. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, but no real night life, so it's a relatively quiet neighborhood.
The hotel itself is fairly old. It hasn't been renovated in a while, something it sorely needs. The A/C controls seem unchanged since the 70's. However, the staff is very friendly, the rooms are spacious, and the the bathrooms comfortable. During my first stay I stayed in a double room, and during my second stay in a single room. Both were fine. The lobby also has a very old-world opulent feel to it.
The hotel was attractively priced, which let me forgive its shortcomings. They also offered breakfast, but it wasn't anything special. I preferred to go in one of the many bars around there where you can get a cappucino and a chocolate croissant for under 2 Euros.
The hotel has internet for the usual exorbitant prices. There is a garage next to it that curiously doesn't belong to the hotel. However, it is very convenient, albeit expensive at 25 Euros a night.
All in all, the Mondial is not bad if it is attractively priced compared to other hotels in the area, such as the Raffaelo (best choice, but usually more expensive), or Eurostars International Palace (good hotel, but usually overpriced). When I stayed there, the Mondial was 25 Euros cheaper than International Palace and 35 Euros cheaper than the Raffaelo, so selecting the Mondial was a no-brainer. On other occasions, all three hotels were more or less at the same price level, and in that case I'd choose the Raffaelo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary Hotel in traditional 5-story building situated in historic & commercial area of Rome, opposite Opera House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Mondial
- Best Western Rome
- Rome Best Western