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Hotel Mecenate Palace - Rome

4 star Hotel Rome

Via Carlo Alberto 3 - Rome

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The Mecenate Palace is a 4-star hotel in Rome city center, a short distance from the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Opera House, with convenient public transport connections to shopping and business areas such as piazza Barberini, via Bissolati, via Condotti, and the Spanish Steps.

The hotel is comprised of two adjacent buildings, one overlooking Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, which dates back to 1887 and the other on via Carlo Alberto, that was built a few years later.

Renovation work was carefully planned to restore the building's façades and the romantic interiors to their original splendour.

Amenities include a meeting room for 40 persons, complimentary wireless Internet access, a panoramic roof garden and a garage. Pets are not accepted.
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Mecenate Palace

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at Mecenate Palace

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry room
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • City tour
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Medical service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 55 (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 11 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Mecenate Palace is also known as

Mecenate Palace Hotel
Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome
Mecenate Palace Rome

9.1

Clean

8.3

Location

8.8

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

8.8

Service

Mecenate Palace Hotel reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Beautiful hotel. Breakfast was good. Hot chocolate was yummy! Took the Leonardo express from the airport 16 euro then Walked from termini station in five minutes to the hotel. Took a driver from hotel back to airport 58 euro which was fine because of luggage. Walked everywhere and took the subway. Very easy to navigate the subway. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Plenty of room with three single beds. The tea service in the room was wonderful. Stocked bar in fridge in room. Bathroom is large. There is a room safe. No iron in room...law against it. Room 207 didn't have a view but we really didn't spend a lot of time in the room. Plenty of closets with mirrors. Definitely stay here again!!!

7.9 Good
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

very nice hotel, easy access to airport and station

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

i was thinking that the room is more gigger by photos. location is the highest! Its close to Termini station and just in front of S.Maria Maggiore!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a terrific stay at the Mecenate. We had a suite on the 5th floor, for our family of two adults and two teen girls. Although the rooms were not enormous, they worked just fine for us, especially because of the fantastic, bery large newly renovated double-sinked bathroom (which included a very helpful drying rack for handwashing clothes etc.) Bathroom linens were generous and replaced on a daily basis. Beds were scrupulously remade everyday. The breakfast in the sunny rooftop dining room was exceedingly good, with a view to match. The concierege personnel at the desk (Piero, Claudio and the others) were extremely helpful in arranging transportation and recommending restaurants (we went twice to Monti's -- a Fodor's choice -- two blocks away from the Hotel and highly recommend the food and the experience. Not your average touristic restaurant. The hotel is well equipped, including wifi and a helpful computer (and printer) for use by the hotel guests located in the lobby. Our only complaint is that the wifi reception was spotty. The hotel's location near the Termini Train Station was a big plus, as we easily trained it to Ostia Antica (the ancient port city of rome with very interesting ruins) and Villa d'Este in Tivoli. We also trained it from Rome to Florence on the super-fast train. Easy to purchase train tickets from the machines if you have a credit card.We would definitely stay at the Mecenate again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Romania

The hotel is in a very good location easy access to Metro and main locations is only 3 stops away.We stayed for 3 days in a triple room (with 2 kids aged 9 and 13)and it was comfortable. An advice is not to use the airportshuttle.it since they make you travel 2 hours for picking up people in various locations before getting to airport there is no route set logically , be ready for a long by bus travel before your flight. It is better to pay more for tranfer offered by hotel if you are a family of 4.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The rooms were very nice; breakfast room charming, food good and well presented. The staff was very accommodating. The location is close to train, metro, and Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The rooms were very small, but well equipped. The hotel was hot. This was a slight benefit because it was winter and cold outside, but it was too hot. The hotel was very quiet considering that it was in a very busy location and it was a big holiday, lots of fireworks. The breakfast seemed lavish, but the variety was the same as all other places we stayed and they only offered hot items at an extra cost. The price was high so the value for the price was low, but we would stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

We're a young couple who travelled to Rome and thought the Mecenate was perfect for us. Location is beautiful and within walking distance to all the sites. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was very comfortable. The only negative is food wasn't great but that wouldn't be a big worry for us. Would love to go again in Summer to make full use of the roof bar!

7.6 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

We have been there twice and will come back

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

i really enjoy my stay at the Mecenate Hotel in Roma, the room, the cleanliness, the staff, breakfast more than enogh, and good , dinner and the terrace overlooking tha Basilica Santa Maria Magiori, great vista, and a 10 points to the bartender at the terrace, Favio, great ambassador to the hotel, i will ho back. It was a very nice and good experience

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The staff at the hotel were wonderful. They made the experience even more enjoyable. It's an easy walk from Rome's Termini train station and the rooftop bar was lovely and we really enjoyed hanging out there in the evening.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

What a pleasant stay. there is very little more that I would have needed ( except for the elevator to go to the roof top for dinner and bkft)or wanted. The rooms were very clean and welcoming....loved the daily coffee service! Breakfast was great...one suggestion: add eggs! The personnel was kind, pleasant and helpfull. In the future, I would not bother wasting time, on line, looking for a hotel. I would return to this one. Such a pleasant experience! Thanks to all. Peace, Geneva

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Just returned from 6 days at The Hotel Mecenate Palace which exceeded our expectations. We stayed in the new hotel annexe. The triple room was spacious, and spotlessly clean on arrival and kept immaculate by the daily cleaner throughout our stay. Large bathroom with wonderful jacuzzi bath, excellent for relaxing in after a day sightseeing. Wonderfully placed for walking around to the many sights in Rome, (20 mins to Colosseum or Spanish Steps in opposite direction) or 5 mins to Termini to get a bus to anywhere in the city.Fantastic continental breakfast on the rooftop terrace, staff always polite, friendly and accomodating. Wide choice of croissants, cheeses, cereals and pastries. Lovely setting just opposite the beautiful Santa Maria Maggiore church and well placed for a wide variety of restaurants and coffee shops. We couldn't fault the hotel - had a wonderful time and would certainly return or recommend to others.

7.7 Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

a nice hotel, very convenient for a short trip to rome because it is very near to statione termini, so that you get there quickly and can leave quickly to fiumicino. i love italy, ikts language and people and landscape most from anything in this world. i am a 67 y.o. art historian from northern germany

1.9
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The dinner was mediocre and served almost cold and the drinks fairly pricey. The worst aspect of our stay was the absence of anywhere comfortable to sit in the evenings. The lounge and bar area were inexplicably out of bounds to residents. Not at all a memorable stay.

7.9 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

Room is comfortable but the restaurant is poor..

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel. Well located. Staff friendly and efficient and most spoke good English.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

I used this hotel for business travels. this time it's for hollidays. It's the same quality that for my previous travels.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Everything was very good. Room was old fashioned as the hotel history suggests. Very good breakfast with a special view on Rome from the roof terrace. Disappointing the price for wi-fi internet access within the room (5 € for the first hour!!!).

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We had a room in the executive area of the hotel which can only be accessed by leaving the main hotel and walking down the street to an unmarked entrance. It was strange, as this portion is next to the hotel but not connected. Rooms were spacious, modern, renovated and generally very good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Fantastic location right across from Santa Maria Maggiore Church. Our window overlooked the Piazza. Service was exceptional and the continental breakfast in the morning was just right. We also had a very nice dinner on the rooftop terrace on the second night. If you want to stay near the Termini Station, reasonably close to the Colisseum area, and want to do it at an excellent hotel then I strongly recommend the Mecenate Palace.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Taiwan

Excellent location, less than 10 minutes walk from Termini station or subway station. Friendly service, beautiful roof top restaurant! Highly recommended.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I had a very pleasant stay. The bathroom though needs some finishing work.

3.2
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I ask for a double room use single, and quiet. They gave me a very small room, without table for work, the bed was 1,5 person, and directly over the road, which is very busy at morning. No one was able to help me to print a document from my isb key. For this price, a very bad solution in Rome. Roof garden is nice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great hotel and great price. The room was terrific. I was proposing to my girl-friend while in Rome, so I wanted a very special place to stay. This was perfect!

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I had booked for 2 nights, confirmation email recieved, but on arrival was told that there had been a computer error and that the first night of my stay would have to be at a different hotel "in the group". To tired to argu I went to the other hotel, a fairly grim place by comparison, then returned to the original hotel the following day. They gave me a room upgrade so I'll allow it to pass this time. Any similar experiences?

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thought that our room was quite good and as we expected rather small by American standards. The bathroom was excellent and quite large for the size of the room. The roof bar had a great view of the square below. The restaurants menu was rather limited for dinner but was good for breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I AM DISABLE IN A WHEEL CHAIR .THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL . THE BREAKFAST WAS IN THE GARDEN TERRACE ON THE ROOF WITH NO LIFT .I WAS TOLD THIS ON ARRIVAL. AND ASKED IF I WANTED BREAKFAST IN MY ROOM .BUT I MANAGED THE STAIRS. ITS A LOVELY HOTEL CLOSE TO EVERYTHING OF INTEREST.THERE WAS A LOVELY CHURCH RIGHT OUTSIDE THE HOTEL.THE ROOM WAS SO QUIET AND PEACEFUL AFTER A DAY OF SIGHTSEEING

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Reservation got confused so they gladly put me up in an associated hotel for one night then moved me, moving my bags for me. Great service from the front desk so I gave them a 10. The rooftop terrace is a great evening respite from the craziness and July heat. The bath was decent, the bed comfortable for one, and the air con pretty good. The location is near the train and right by a tourist bus stop. The room was a little noisy, but not bad until the maids came through at 8:00 pounding on doors rather than using the quiet doorbells. Then I felt the breakfast wait staff were slow and unconcerned, especially slow to clear tables on the open-air/warmer/around the corner side of the terrace where nearly everyone wanted to sit.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Everything at the Mecenate was excellent. Breakfast on the rooftop was a fabulous treat. All of the employees were helpful and welcoming. The rooms were charming and amazingly quiet given the location. It is very convenient to Termini Station (walking distance) and also to the hop-on-hop-off tour buses that stop at Plaza San Maggiore. There is a taxi stand nearby which is convenient and good selection of restaurants in the area. The only problem I had involved arranging for a car when we left. The car service that the hotel arranged for was >1 hour late, at which point we just took cabs instead.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Reality was nicer than pictures. Really quiet hotel, which is not so usual in Rome. Lots of restaurants out side.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We found the Mecenate Palace to be very conveniently located between the termini and the metro stops. The staff, particularly Carlo (at the desk) were friendly and helpful. The decor was lovely,particularly the apothecary jars everywhere. It is quiet and restful, with great views from the windows. The bathroom was luxurious and we were very comfortable. Thank you for a great stay in Rome!

5.2 Ordinary
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

The rooms and the bed are excessively very little. I think that some rooms are single and they put 2 people. The others services and the situation are OK

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Excellent Staff and Service.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel. Only negative - hotel initially charged our stay in US dollars rather than euros on credit card. If we didn't catch this and tell them we wanted the credit card rather than the hotel to determine the conversion rate, our overall cost would have been 5% higher.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel with great location.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

The breakfest could have more fruit and some coarse-grained bread would be appreciated by people from the Northern part of Europe (Norway). I think the hotel caters to middle-class og upper middle-class people like us.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The staff was wonderful! I have travelled a lot and yes, the rooms were small, but normally, I don't spend much time in the room. The colazione was execellent and the staff was very accomodating! We had gone topside for drinks and the view was incredible! Again, great staff! Overall, an excellent staff, great location. Would recommend the Mecenate Restaurant/Pizzeria, great staff, food and location.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

great hotel super deal for Rome

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Korea

very nice to have a good trip

7.6 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

clean room, beautiful interior, very beautiful view from the restaurant, unfortunately too hot in the room

3.3
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It is not possible to pay 190 € for a very little room without table for a write a letter. The courtesy as often it happens in Rome is to the limit of the decency.

7.0 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Great room, super location very close to Termini station.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

First time to Europe (US residents) with my wife and 10 and 13 y.o. daughters. We stayed 2 nights at Mecenate, then went on a cruise, then came back for 3 more nights. Would recommend Mecenate! The place has an old world charm, with modern updates you come to expect from a nice hotel. The rooms were clean and modern. The bathrooms were huge (and private - you read a lot about public baths in Italy). All in all, an excellent place to stay, and would return. I rated down in a few areas. They did not have anything more than a double available, so I had to rent 2 rooms, which made the stay much more expensive. Further, our first 2 nites, the rooms were 200 euro per nite each. On our return, they were 120, and they were bigger rooms. Not sure why. I don't like that the rates can change so much. Breakfast was great - simple but free. Always a very nice start to your day. Rooms were very quiet, and the windows opened up to the busy noisy street below. All front staff spoke English (and even tolerated my bad Italian), and all but one were pleasant and very helpful (goodbye, Mr. Grumpy). They arranged for all of our transfers to the airport and seaport (in Civitavechia). The surroundings were ok, typical Roman street, with all the great ambience and dirt. Always felt safe. Easy walk to the Colosseum. Do not miss Santa Maria Maggiore across the street! I too recommend La Vecchia Concha - make sure you tell them Mecenate sent you, you will get better service. Avoid the Gelato restaurant on the corner 2 doors down. They will rip you off. Walk another 100 feet to any of a dozen other places.

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Everything about the hotel was fine, except the room and bed were incredibly small.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

My husband and I got married in Rome and stayed at the Mecenate Palace on our wedding night and for a further two nights after that. The hotel is certainly very clean and nicely decorated but I do feel that it is slightly overpriced with regards to the service we received. Firstly, the staff at the hotel knew that we were a honeymoon couple yet they didn't leave any complimentary wine or fruit in our room upon our arrival as many 4 or 5 star establishments would which was slightly disappointing. Tea and coffee in the room was limited to a couple of sachets of each and only two mini plastic tubs of milk a day. The staff were generally friendly but on our last night in Rome we had planned on meeting a couple of family members for dinner and had asked them to meet us at the hotel. When we invited them up to our room for just a couple of minutes whilst we finished getting ready, they had been told by the front desk they had to show their passports before they were allowed up, which isn't exactly something you have to go to dinner with! I don't know if this is standard procedure in every hotel but I thought it was very strange. I wouldn't say that I would never stay at this hotel again. As I said before it is nice and comfortable and very conveniently located for all the major tourist attractions in Rome. I don't think it should be rated as a 4 star establishment though. It is perhaps at the most the equivalent of 3.5 stars for the money you pay. It certainly isn't the place for you if you are on a romantic break or, like us, on your honeymoon and are expecting something that bit more special!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Front desk staff were very helpful and happy to talk to us in English. A reading light in our room notified as not working at 8.00pm was fixed by the time we came back to the hotel after dinner- impressive service. Delightful breakfast room, but on busier days there were queues for breakfast unless weather permitted use of the outside terrace area. We immediately reccomended the hotel to friends on returning home.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel. Soundproofing, firm beds (great for back sufferers) Great roof garden (go and check out the Roman sunset). Breakfast OK. Very clean. FREE COTS for infants. No restaurant, but go down the road (Carlo Alberto) to La Vecchia Conca. Ask the Mecenate to ring down for you. Superb food & drink and a brilliant price. The staff may recommend somewhere called Tema or something like that. DON'T GO THERE. It weas awful and expensive. Great gelateria round the corner as well. The Venere price was superb. We probably couldn't have afforded the list price. Don't get a cab from Termini. It is an easy ten minute stroll.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is the second time we have stayed in Rome at The Mecenate Palace, our friends have stayed there as well. This is a little gem of an hotel, centrally located for all of the sights, the Metro and the Railway Station (Terminus) with excellent accomodation and a decent continental breakfast. There are some great value offers at this hotel particularly if you go (like us) in November or February. On both occasions the weather was sunny if a little cool but nevertheless better than that which we left (and arrived back to) in the UK. The service from all of the staff was friendly and welcoming and the desk staff were always able to give advice with an excellent command of the English language!!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is so very handy for the metro (termini station). We were in a party of 10, and although our room was perfectly adequate some of our friends's rooms were on the small side. Although all were spotlessly clean. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us, arranging taxis etc. If I went back to Rome, I would certainly stay at the Mecenate Palace again and would recommend it to anyone. 10 gold stars!!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had an amazing time at this hotel, I was worried that the location would be too far away from the main sites, but it was perfect, especially is the big red tour buses stop right outside at the Santa Maria Maggiorre. We had a superior room over looking the Basillica and slept with the curtains open as the view was phenomenol!! The only thing that could have been improved would be a better bar menu. We'd definitely recommend the Mecenate and would love to stay there again too!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Cannot fault this hotel. enjoyed everything about our stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

No problem with the hotel, only disappointment was with Venere: we reserved for a certain number of nights, but the system had informed the hotel we were arriving a day later, so for the first night we had to go to a different hotel. That was not pleasant. But the Mecenate Palace was a very good place to stay.

7.8 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

had asked 5-6 months ago for a quiet room in the back but was given one with street noise

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The room I had was very small, but completely adequate. The staff was excellent and very professional. The breakfast room is on the roof with a great city view. The area Rome is not the one people recommend, but I found it interesting and close to a lot of things I probably wouldn't have seen otherwise.

5.8 Ordinary
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed at Mecenate for the first two nights of our honeymoon and then returned toward the end of our trip. The first two nights were pretty good--our room was small, but we expected that. The breakfast was decent, with croissants, cheese, yogurt, breakfast meats, toast and fruit in syrup available. After going to Florence and Venice for several days, we returnd to the hotel. When I went to check in, the clerk told me that our reservation had been cancelled because the night manager had tried the night before to verify our credit card number that we used to reserve the room back in July and it did not process. The number he was checking was indeed incorrect--I had had to change my card number because someone had stolen it online. What was troublesome, however, was that (1) we asked on the way out if our reservation was still confirmed for when we got back, and the clerk checked and said yes, and (2) why didn't the night manager not look and see that our name was in the system with a perfectly valid credit card number (from our initial stay)? Luckily they had one room available for that night but not for the other two, so we had to spend the night searching for another hotel. In sum, I'd say it's a decent hotel but their process for confirming reservations is problematic. It would make much more sense for them to try to confirm the reservation a week before and contact the person if the credit card number doesn't work. It's clearly an issue for them because the clerk told us they had done this to at least one other visitor that day as well. Granted, the clerk was as nice as he could possibly be, but the damage was done--no one wants to spend their vacation trying to figure out where they're going to stay, especially when they had already made a reservation and was told it was confirmed, only to find out it was not.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Altho the area is spotty the hotel is first rate. Very nice lobby and well maintained. Our room was small but very nice and also a comfortable bed. There was a coffee and tea maker in the room which was wonderful. The breakfast area was on the rooftop with a good view of the area and also the breakfast buffet had alot of variety and plentiful. Apparently there was also a bar on the roof but we did not know that until we checked out. It is close to transportation but we also walked alot. Because of its proximity to the train station we were able to walk to the train from there. We found a great restaurant which was walking distance called Unicum. Food was good and the ambience inside was cozy and very friendly - especially the owner. Plus there is a wonderful piano player there. I think we spent the entire evening there. We definetely recommend it. Would also recommend the hotel altho the staff seemed a bit stuffy.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The photos do not reflect the true quality of Mecanate Palace Hotel--it is supurb! Our room was upgraded to a spacious triple, the bath was large with beautiful Italian marble on the walls and floors. We slept soundly in the soundproof room encased in luscious linens. The cleanliness was on a par with Swiss hotels. Breakfast choices on the rooftop terrace were expansive, as was the view. The only way this hotel could improve would be to offer cappuccinos with the breakfast!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.The location was ideal,the room very comfortable and service good.Breakfast was more than adequate and the roof terrace a real gem.I would return to this hotel if I stay in Rome again.

5.2 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Clean rooms in a convenient location. Rooftop terrace a positive, but service quite slow. Breakfast was OK. Room was quiet.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Ideal situation. Standard double room a bit small. Very helpfull staff. Perfect terrace for breakfast and bar.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Great little hotel in a convenient location. Some sites are too far to walk to, but would stay there again. Breakfast on terrace something special.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Japan

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel with my family. The location of the hotel couldn't be more convenient! It's 3 min from the train station and a walking distance from Coliseo and most other famous places. Our room was small, but it was enough to have a small basinet for our baby. And believe me, the room was beautiful! It was very very well decorated. The terrace where the breakfast is offered is also nice. It has a great view of the the Cathedral Maria Maggiore. Also, I would recommend you to eat at the Conca Vechia restaurant (1 min walk from the hotel). We tried different dishes there and all of them were just great. One of the best food my family and I had in Italy! (Try the ossobuco with risoto or the lasagna)

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Excellent! centrally located yet quiet-helpful staff and charming room and roof garden. Great breakfast & service.

7.2 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

as not having statyed in rome before i was unware what to excpect - location not great although very near metro station so it made getting around easy. hotel recpetion small although rooms spacious and breakfast on roof terrace especially good - i would definately recommend this hotel to friends

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Mecenate Palace Hotel has become our pied a terre when visiting Rome. The rooms are excellently appointed, quiet, and immaculately clean. The staff, especially the gentlemen at the reception desk, are paragons of professionalism, efficiency, and courtesy. The hotel’s central location is excellent for walks to sights/sites of historical, artistic or cultural interest in the old city; the stazione Termini is only a few blocks away; and there are always cabs waiting at the S. Maria Maggiore piazza just across the street if you prefer not to walk.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

I reserved this hotel because the customers' rating was wonderful. But can't say "excellent" of course, not too bad. We stayed a junior suit for three nights. Certainly good location, friendly staff, and a great view from the roof estaurant, but breakfast was much poorer than we had expected. And very pity that much hair was left at the nozzle of bathtab.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel was very comfortable and the rooms were spacious. The rooms were quiet and our room had a view of the Basilica of Mary Major. The only problem we had was upon arrival on the night before Easter. I was told that we did not have a reservation. I had my reservation issued by Venere, but it was not in their system. We had booked 3 rooms and they only had 2 rooms available. The hotel staff was very helpful and gave us the 2 rooms they had at the price I had originally booked. They offered to set up an extra bed in the 2 rooms we had so it all ended well. I still am not sure if the problem with the reservation was a problem with the hotel or with Venere.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Arriving at Termini Station, walk 300m and you will be at piazza SM Maggiore where you will find easily Mecenate hotel. Very quiet and excellent room. Great breakfast served at the terrasse. Very nice... Good location for visiting Roma: in front of termini station you will find for example bus 40 or 64 driving you easily to piazza Venezia or Vaticano. I had selected Mecenate using Venere opinions and I am very satisfied for this service. Thank you again to venere. G Butin

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was to be our very first meeting so took our time to choose the perfect venue and it certainly was perfect. We could not have wished for a better setting, the view of the Basilica was beautiful, the rooftop terrace made a wonderful setting for breakfast, the room always cleaned everyday and the attention to detail made it a most memorable stay. The best part of the whole trip was waking up each morning with the most beautiful woman in the world! Volim te Lily!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location, close to the Colosium, three blocks from the train station. Great hor'dourves in the bar at 6:00 PM. Junior suite was very comfortable. We will stay again.

6.9 Fair
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Great location. Just book your taxi via the hotel prior to the departure from UK. The airport taxi was a scam, as they tell you that you have handed over 10 euro note, when it fact it was a 50 euro ( they use the 3 card trick !) Otherwise a great break and the restaurants were really special.

7.8 Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Very pleasantly surprised by quality of rooms and service. Excellent reception staff in particular. Road facing rooms were a little noisy but ours was fine overlooking a courtyard.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We arrived around 4PM with one other couple.Their room was like the one pictured on your website, however our room was much smaller with only a double bed and a single sink in the bathroom. I was disapponted as I had made all the arrangements according to the pictures and description of the room several monthes ahead of time. I talked to the reception desk and he did find us a larger room on another floor which met our expectations. The service was excellent after that first setback and the rooms were immaculate. The best bathroom in all our stays in Italy. We really enjoyed our stay here. The Bowers'

7.2 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

Our stay in the Mecenate Palace Hotel was really very enjoyable. We found the staff to be very friendly and co-operative. The Hotel room was lovely and very clean, although we did expect the rooms to be a bit more spacious. The Hotel is very central to all the attractions and we had a beautiful view of the Santa Maria Maggorie Cathedral. Breakfeast was also enjoyable at the open roof top, but we did find the roof top bar to be very expensive in the evening time for drinks. Overall I would definitely recommend a stay at the Mecenate Palace Hotel!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Excellent location & great value for Rome.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

The room whilst smallish as is to be expected in Rome was beautifully appointed and had everything needed. The staff where very helpful, organised transport from the airport for us and let us check in early in the morning. We found the position of the hotel very handy, easy walk to most things, close to railway station, supermarket across the road and a number of restaurants within easy walk. Whilst central we had no noise problem in the room. Breakfast in the roof restaurant was a relaxing start to the day.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderful experience in their Prosperizio suite. Great location near St. Maria Maggiore and train station (although we took cab to station.) Area is busy, but so is most of Rome. Great attention, when they could not get us into room by 1 pm they treated us to a drink in their cafe and got us in by 2. Great rooftop location for nice breakfast... great service. Great price via Venere, which we tried for several times and finally got. Our suite had fancy bedroom, living room with fireplace, fan and then ac, which was fine, ... would stay here again.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel and its staff are excellent. The surrounding area is scruffy and run down. However it is close to the Station and Metro with a couple of nice resturants nearby

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel! The hotel is on the very edge of a "sketchy" neighborhood, but much nicer than other hotels listed near Termini Station. This should not scare you away, this hotel has excellent service. There is a bistro next door with very friendly and welcoming staff, good for a coffee or pastry anytime of day. We walked to every sight in Rome from the hotel, except for Vatican City. Taking the metro is very convenient and easy to figure out, but watch out for pickpockets on crowded trains, they are mostly young girls and boys that look to be Romanian or Bosnian. Breakfast at the hotel is adequate, nothing fancy, breads, cheese, salami, fruit and yogurt. I would recommend this hotel but wouldn't spend more than 160-180 per night.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were greeted and treated like family. The service and attention were outstanding. The staff helped with everything we needed . I would not hesitate to stay here again it was a great experience.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Mecanate Palace is ideally situated for Termini Station and is within walking distance of classic Rome. The hotel staff are all extremely pleasant and helpful, giving a distinct personal touch. The rooms are well appointed and have a classic ambiance. As the purpose of our visit to Rome was a special wedding anniversary, the Mecanate Palace met expectations.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location, within walking distance of most of the main attractions. The Termini Station is within 4/5 minutes walk which provides transport links throughout Rome and further afield. Will certainly return to the Mecanate Hotel in the future as the service provided was first class.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Near Termini station(about 10 minites walk), there is a supermarket in front of the hotel, and it's out of the dangerous area around the station. So it's very convenient. The room is not so wide, but is very compact and useful. Every time I use this hotel during the stay at Rome. This time I couldn't reserve this hotel directly(it's full), so I used this booking system. The fee was a little bit expensive, but I could reserve. Thank you.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We have stayed 2x this past year, 1x in a Suite which was very nice and the second in a regular double room which was fine. The prices each time were extremely reasonable for Rome (Feb./March). The positives: near metro, train station, and walkable to sights (15-20min). The Negatives: not as many good restaurants-although Agate is suppose to be one of the best in Rome and is just down the street from Hotel. A great value.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location for visiting the various sights of Rome. Also handy for train staion. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Extremely friendly and polite staff. Also, the location is perfect for hopping on bus, train, or metro. Excelent view from rooftop resteraunt.

6.6 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was comfortable and clean for the price that we paid.Breakfast was on a continental basis, but more than enough on offer. Found that using the nearby metro station gave us easy access to all places of interest. Collosseum being in walking distance.Staff mostly business-like other than Roberto, who was friendly and very helpful in advising us on where to eat and making bookings for us.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I chose this hotel based on the positive reviews I had read here, and on its proximity to the train station/subway. The rooms were very small, but immaculate. The bathroom was of a good size, however, and very nicely appointed. Breakfast is served on a lovely terrace, with enough options to keep anyone happy (I eat as the Italians do, but my father prefers cereal and fruit in the morning). The staff in the dining room was very pleasant. The hotel has a nice bar off the lobby which is a great place to kill time or just relax after a day of walking around. My only complaint would be that the front desk could be a little less stiff. We found only one concierge to be friendly and helpful. The one on staff when we paid our bill literally said nothing to us, not thank you, goodbye or buon viaggio. Warm service is something one always remembers, so I don't know why they would mar the experience in what otherwise seems to be a thoughfully put together hotel. I would definitely stay there again, for all the positives, which for me includes the neighborhood: I love Santa Prassede which is right around the corner, Palazzo Massimo across from the train station, and a stroll down Via Panisperna.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Greece

Overall, our stay here was outstanding. The property was as advertised by others who had stayed here. The location is not as far from old Greece as some have indicated. We walked with our toddler in a stroller from the Pantheon. The hotel area is authentic Rome, less "touristy" and less crowded. There were several very nice inexpensive restaurants in the area. The hotel itself is simply excellent. We had the Orzio suite (living room and bedroom separated by a hallway where the huge bathroom was located). The room was excellent for putting our toddler in the living room with her own crib. With fabric covered walls, the suite was also superbly quiet. The breakfast room was very nice, but the breakfast was simple--mostly pastries and breads/cereals. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel was a gem, everthing about it was first class, service, cleanliness, breakfast etc. The only draw back was the area, and even that wasn't a major drawback. The local trasport, buses, metro etc. was close at hand. We would choose this hotel again, in preference to another in a more up market area, we felt the hotel did everything to enhance our stay

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Comfortable hotel, well located, everything within walking distance. It was nice to have breakfast on the rooftop terrace. The bathroom was clean and well designed. There is a small supermarket across the road where you can mix with the locals!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The service at the Mecenate Palace Hotel was faultless. From the moment we arrived, we were early, but within 10 minutes a room was ready for us. They gave us directions to all the major tourist sites when they learnt we had not been to Rome before. The room, although not big had everything you could want. The cleanliness and condition of the room was again faultless and compared with any top hotel we have stayed in England. Breakfast was served in the roof top restaurant and again the service and the continental buffet breakfast was excellent. So would I recommend the Mecenate Palace Hotel and would I say there again - a big YES!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel employees were extremely helpful on our arrival and throughout our stay. We had an initial problem with the reservation, but they sorted it out quickly. Their English is exemplary and they were always happy to help with enquiries re restaurants. Rooms, whilst fairly small, are well equipped and comfortable. You even get tea and coffee making facilities!

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

My partner and I spent 2 days at the Mecenate Palace. The location, only 2 blocks to the train station, was ideal. It was walking distance to most sights, but far enough away to not feel congested or noisy. Our double room, overlooking the beautiful courtyard, was quiet and clean. The breakfast, served on the roof terrace was great. And the terrace is beautiful with great views. The staff was helpful, and the overall quality of the hotel was very high. I would highly recommend the Mecenate Palace, and would stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a great hotel in a good location. We have stayed there more than once and would stay there again.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

A very pleasant stay.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

great hotel. The staff was very helpfull in recomending restaurants, and providing transportation. Will with out a doubt stay at this hotel again and soon.

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Room Details

Offering the right accommodation for your romantic vacation, Mecenate Palace offers 74 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Termini Central Station area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and direct-dial phones.

A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, slippers, bidets and hair dryers. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include soundproofing, air conditioning and safes.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Direct dial phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access
  • Dial-up Internet access

How to reach Mecenate Palace Hotel

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from any point of the Grande Raccordo Anulare and by all highways following the indications to Termini-Roma centro.

By train
The hotel is 400 metres from the Termini railway station.

By airplane
The hotel is 30 minutes by train from the Fiumicino airport. Trains connecting Termini to Fiumicino leave every 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Mecenate Palace

Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore - 0 km / 0 mi
Santa Prassede - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
National Museum of Oriental Art - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Baths of Trajan - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Colle Oppio Park - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Diocletian Bath - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Octagonal Hall - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
St. Peter in Chains - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Teatro Ambra Jovinelli - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Piazza della Repubblica - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Santa Maria degli Angeli - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The closest major airports to Mecenate Palace are:
Rome (CIA-Ciampino) - 13.2 km / 8.2 mi
Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci) - 23.5 km / 14.6 mi

The preferred airport for Mecenate Palace is Rome (FCO-Leonardo Da Vinci).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Mecenate Palace

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Limousine service