NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento – Hotel Review
The fresh and sleek NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento is a few hundred metres from Rome’s bustling Termini Station, but thanks to an expansive rooftop bar, breeze-filled ground floor restaurant, well-appointed rooms and its very own slice of Roman history, you’d never know this hotel was so close to one of the city’s major transport hubs. It’s this combination of convenience, style and comfort that makes the property such a winner for business travellers (and beyond). Read on for the full review.
Where is NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento?
There’s an undeniable convenience about the hotel’s proximity to the travel hub of Roma Termini (it sits at the edge of the piazza outside the station’s entrance). The garden that rings the hotel like a guarded moat helps to cushion some of this hubbub. From here, a train to Leonardo da Vinci airport takes 32 minutes on the Leonardo Express.
What’s near NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento?
While big-ticket landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain are a little deeper into the city (about 25 minutes by foot), there are some treasures much closer such as the National Museum of Rome – the Baths of Diocleziano, just 300 metres away.
The shiny and sleek aesthetic that sets the decorative tone for the hotel in the lobby continues in the rooms, with calming, creme shades. Comfort is a clear focus, with cushy “Sleep Better” mattresses, fluffy bathrobes, rainwater shower heads, Lavazza (naturally) espresso machines and work stations, all easily integrated into the compact (but not squashy) space. The Premium Room with Terrace is something a little special if you’re keen on carving out a private slice of Rome – a morning coffee on the terrace can scarcely be beaten, can it?
Restaurants and bars
The on-site dining spaces are gloriously generous, with the clear frontrunner being the hotel’s incredible roof terrace, complete with sprawling views of the eternal city. It’s here that guests can enjoy a sunset aperitivo and, in summer, a selection of light bites to refresh you for the evening ahead.
The hotel’s ground floor restaurant Grand Tour is a close second, with huge doors opening out onto an internal courtyard. Both breakfast and lunch is served in this breezy room (there’s an option of à la carte and buffet for the former), with a smattering of broad Italian classics – ravioli, fettuccine – with the more international options of hearty salads and treats, too.
Travel for work
There are six meeting rooms on-site, all equipped with the necessities. Rooms also have access to free wi-fi and, while all have some small tables to double as desks, most have full-sized workstations.
There’s a diminutive gym on-site for fitness with cardio equipment and free weights.
What you need to know
Portions of the city’s original Roman wall dating back to the 4th century is contained within the property, which is quite the sight to behold.
Best for: Business travellers
Number of rooms: 177
Parking: On-site, €35 per day
Address: Piazza dei Cinquecento 90, 00185 Roma
Phone: +39 06 492221
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