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Some nice historic features but otherwise bland decor
The hotel has somewhat of a split personality, with parts of the lobby showing off historic features, such as intricate millwork and domed ceilings with gilded chandeliers, but these are juxtaposed with more modern seating areas that give off a chain hotel vibe. The bar and breakfast room are charmless, with cheesy colored lighting on the ceiling.
A few blocks from the Termini station
The hotel is located in the city center a few blocks from Termini Station and close to public transportation in a slightly gritty area with many restaurants and bars. It is a few minutes to walk to the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and five minutes to the Piazza della Repubblica and the Baths of Diocletian. Main sights, such as the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps, are all a 20-minute walk away. The Roman Forum is about a half-hour walk.
Simple and clean with slightly chic bathrooms
The 108 air-conditioned nonsmoking rooms are clean and basic, with light-colored hardwood floors, simple gold walls, and red throws and curtains. Many guests seem to like the smart beds, which are adjustable and have a massage feature. Rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, safes, and hairdryers. The bathrooms are slightly more stylish, and have modern-looking vanities with crystal sinks and stall showers.
Airport transfers and free Wi-Fi
The hotel has free Wi-Fi and a well-stocked buffet breakfast that is sometimes included in the room rate. Guests can get an airport transfer with a reservation for an extra fee. There’s also a basic bar.
The Augusta Lucilla hotel is in a renovated historic building near the Termini train station, which makes it a good option for travelers coming to Rome by rail, or opera fans, with the Rome’s opera house nearby. The somewhat charmless decor puts it in the not-quite-four-pearl category. Special features include rooms with adjustable massage beds and airport pickups that can be arranged when making a reservation. Rooms at the nearby Hotel Rex, also an upper-middle-range property, can be less expensive.
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