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A Review of Hotel Nord Nuova in Rome, Italy

To stay or not to stay?

Picture of the front of Hotel Nord Nuova

In January 2017, I took a J-term trip with my college to Italy. About 75% of our trip was spent at Hotel Nord Nuova in Rome. We stayed at this hotel for a total of ten days. Here is my honest review!

Location

I really liked the location of this hotel. It was sort of tucked away, but still close to everything. I would say it was about a ten or fifteen-minute walk from the Colosseum, so while it could have been a bit closer...I really can't complain too much. The street we were on was also very quiet...there was a good amount of people walking around throughout the day, but we never had any problems with noise at night. That's a big plus for me. :)

Nord Nuova is also very close to the Roma Termini station - the main bus station in Rome. I would say it was about a five-minute walk away. Also within walking distance were several, and I mean several tourist gift shops and restaurants. 

We rarely took public transportation because most of the things we wanted to do or see were within walking distance...this includes the Colosseum as previously mentioned, as well as the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Baths of Diocletian, and Vatican City.

The Room

The room was a bit on the smaller side, but it was cozy. There was also a little nook by the window, which I thought was cute. There was an armoire which held a lot of our clothes opposite our beds. The mattresses themselves were a little firm for my liking, but overall comfortable. The bathroom seemed disproportionally large compared to the rest of the room - not a negative, just an interesting observation - complete with a bidet as most European bathrooms have. 

We had kind of an odd view - right across the street was the side of a restaurant, but we looked to our right we could see more of the hustle and bustle of the city. Not a bad view - at least we could partially see the city, instead of just a brick wall!

Staff/Customer Service

This hotel has a very lovely staff. They greet you whenever you pass; for example, we were always greeted with a "Buongiorno!" as we walked into breakfast each morning. 

If you don't know Italian (although I recommend learning a few basic phrases), no need to worry; the staff speaks very good English.

Amenities

Guess what? This hotel has free breakfast! And, it's really good! There's a wonderful variety of food; cereals, toast, bagels, juices, espressos, coffee, eggs...pretty much anything you could ever want for breakfast. And, it's offered in a beautiful area of the hotel. 

The hotel also offers complimentary wi-fi, as well as a fitness room and a rooftop seating area. Mine and my roommate's favorite amenity, however? An instant espresso machine. Yes, that's right. I'm not sure what else to call it, because I've never really seen one of these in the states before...but basically, you put a little bit of money in (60 euro cents, if I remember correctly), choose what kind of drink you want (espresso, cafe latte, cappuccino, etc.), put a little plastic cup underneath and there ya go! It was our favorite thing because it was so convenient, and the machine espresso was really good.  

Overall, I very much enjoyed my time at this hotel and would stay here again with no hesitation!

(P.S. Like what you read? Please consider leaving me a small tip to help support me as a writer. :) Thanks for reading!)



Location

I really liked the location of this hotel. It was sort of tucked away, but still close to everything. I would say it was about a ten or fifteen-minute walk from the Colosseum, so while it could have been a bit closer...I really can't complain too much. The street we were on was also very quiet...there was a good amount of people walking around throughout the day, but we never had any problems with noise at night. That's a big plus for me. :)

Nord Nuova is also very close to the Roma Termini station - the main bus station in Rome. I would say it was about a five-minute walk away. Also within walking distance were several, and I mean several tourist gift shops and restaurants.

We rarely took public transportation because most of the things we wanted to do or see were within walking distance...this includes the Colosseum as previously mentioned, as well as the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Baths of Diocletian, and Vatican City.

The Room

The room was a bit on the smaller side, but it was cozy. There was also a little nook by the window, which I thought was cute. There was an armoire that held a lot of our clothes opposite our beds. The mattresses themselves were a little firm for my liking, but overall comfortable. The bathroom seemed disproportionally large compared to the rest of the room - not a negative, just an interesting observation– complete with a bidet as most European bathrooms have.

We had kind of an odd view - right across the street was the side of a restaurant, but we looked to our right we could see more of the hustle and bustle of the city. Not a bad view - at least we could partially see the city, instead of just a brick wall!

Staff/Customer Service

This hotel has a very lovely staff. They greet you whenever you pass; for example, we were always greeted with a "Buongiorno!" as we walked into breakfast each morning.

If you don't know Italian (although I recommend learning a few basic phrases), no need to worry; the staff speaks very good English.

Amenities

Guess what? This hotel has free breakfast! And, it's really good! There's a wonderful variety of food; cereals, toast, bagels, juices, espressos, coffee, eggs...pretty much anything you could ever want for breakfast. And, it's offered in a beautiful area of the hotel.

The hotel also offers complimentary wi-fi, as well as a fitness room and a rooftop seating area. Mine and my roommate's favorite amenity, however? An instant espresso machine. Yes, that's right. I'm not sure what else to call it, because I've never really seen one of these in the states before...but basically, you put a little bit of money in (60 euro cents, if I remember correctly), choose what kind of drink you want (espresso, cafe latte, cappuccino, etc.), put a little plastic cup underneath and there ya go! It was our favorite thing because it was so convenient, and the machine espresso was really good.

Overall, I very much enjoyed my time at this hotel and would stay here again with no hesitation!

(P.S. Like what you read? Please consider leaving me a small tip to help support me as a writer. :) Thanks for reading!)

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