Having stayed in Sofitel hotels in Asia, I knew the quality of the brand. This property in Rome was included in the Condé Nast Traveller Gold list in 2008 and received very positive comments around the internet, so I went into the hotel with hopeful expectations. When I arrived, I was escorted to their rooftop bar where I a welcome drink before they escorted me to the room. I stayed in a luxury room which was quite nice with a classical design. The hotel apologised if it looked a little dated since they planned a renovation three years ago, but then the financial crises came, and they dropped it. I don’t think the room is dated, but to avoid being it, they should do a renovation within the next few years. The wireless internet is very expensive, but you can use the internet for free in their business centre. The service is good and professional, and that is why you should stay here because the facilities is not impressive. There is only a rooftop bar, a restaurant and business centre. In my opinion, every Sofitel hotel should have a health club to offer their guests. Another reason for staying here should be the food. I had both dinner and room service and both times I were very satisfied.
Overall a good choice in Rome if you don’t need health club and a world class hotel experience. Then I would suggest paying more and stay in St. Regis Grand. For the price the value is right, and it surely belongs among the better hotel experiences in Rome.