The Hotel dei Barbieri opened its gates at the start of 2017 and it is an excellent choice for accommodation in Rome. It is probably the most VFM hotel in the city, as its location and quality are representative of its prices. It is housed in an historic, 17th century building, which was fully renovated, but preserved some of the must details of the era, like murals and marble columns. The hotel is in the heart of Rome, just 1 minute away from the Largo di Torre Argentina, 3’ away from the Campo de’ Fiori market, 5’ from the Pantheon, 12’ from the Fontana di Trevi and 15’ from the Colosseum and the Sant’Angelo Castle.
The unique architecture, earthly colors and extremely polished spaces are some of the features worth noting. Also, the staff is very attentive and polite, willing to provide any information and make your stay pleasant in any way. Furthermore, the front desk stays open 24/7. But, the advantages do not end here, as the hotel provides a free cell-phone with free internet and calls to selected countries apart from Italy. (With 5€ per day the device becomes a hotspot-router for you to have access to the internet from the rest of your devices as well, like laptops, tablets etc.)
Hotel dei Barbieri
The rooms have a minimal line, they are clean and high-ceilinged, while the view from the windows is limited. They have double beds, which are soft and perfect for resting, so much so that it will be hard to let go. The rooms have a strong wifi signal (free), working desk, TV, a safe box, autonomous heating-cooling system and an iron for the clothes. The bathroom follows the same aesthetic as the rest of the building and it is quite spacious, while it is equipped with high quality beauty products, clean towels, a rain shower, slippers, a hair-dryer and more benefits.
The only disadvantages of the room are the low water pressure some times during the day, as well as the noise, which is a result of the old-style windows. Finally, a fact that leaves quite the negative impression is that it does not have dining areas, which is odd considering its 4 stars!
The money we paid for one night was 120€ without breakfast, which is not one of the hotel’s strongest points (cost around 15€ per person). The Hotel dei Barbieri will certainly be our first choice, provided they don’t change its excellent VFM quality. Recommended (R)
Tip: The rooms of the ground floor are a little dark and claustrophobic, so ask to stay in one of the rest.
Accommodation Score: ★★★★★
Staff Kindness-Service: ★★★★★
Quality of Life and Area Safety: ★★★★★
Value for Money: ★★★