Old style, somewhat run down
Reviewed 4 August, 2018
We, 3 adults and 2 children, stayed there for a couple of days. It's good enough for 5 people, 5 is one to many. Hence, one had to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room, which is not really a nice option due to noise and bright light in the early morning.
The building itself and the reception area has a lot of style. The rooms themselves, however, felt a little run down. It's all clean though.
Location is rather far from the next metro station. However, it's easy to get around in Rome by taxi, which is not too expensive.
Our second stay and certainly again...
Reviewed 23 July, 2018
Situated 7 walking minutes away from the parc of the villa Borghese and opposite the ancient Roman city walls at the corner of the Corso d' Italia and the Via Po the Villa Marignoli offers several apartments of different size and ground plan. Each one is individually furnished with older or antique pieces so that it is difficult to describe one for all. We have stayed there for the second time and had bedroom(s), a basically equipped kitchenette with two hotplates and a fridge, sitting room and bathroom(s) in Italian style. This year we even had a small dining room!
We liked the ideal position to the sights and the Termini railway station from where the hop on - hop off buses start (a 17 minutes walk).
If you decide to stay at the Marignoli you should not expect the perfectness of a four star hotel but an exceptionally friendly staff at the reception. If you don't mind a perhaps dripping faucet or a defect light bulb but want to have an effective cleaning service and a waste bin in the kitchen that is cleared every day you are at the right place.
We loved every minute of our two stays (2012 and 2018) in a typical Italian "grand sciècle" atmospere and were always warmly welcomed by the receptionists who also helped us with our airline check-in online on the hotel computer. A very big "Thank-You" to the kind receptionist who on our departure day called the taxidriver on his mobile while we were on the way to the airport to tell him that we had forgotten our keyring with home and car-keys on his desk. The driver turned immediately to go back to the Villa Marignoli and we got the keys in time (no tip accepted from the receptionist!!!) to reach our flight with no extra charge for the detour.
All in all our stay was an unforgettable Italian experience to be renewed hopefully soon.
Great location and great staff.
Reviewed 28 October, 2017
We had a fabulous time again (this was our 3rd visit in as many years!). Thank you to all at Villa Marignoli for helping me with my husbands birthday cake and all other "little" things that I needed and you so graciously provided.
Really nice but . . . .
Reviewed 18 October, 2016
I'd booked an executive apartment with two bedrooms; maybe I didn't read the description properly but the 'second bedroom' was the sitting/dining room with a kind of bed-settee, which was probably fine as an extra bed had we needed it but too deep to sit on comfortably as a settee. Either that or we didn't get what I'd actually paid for. Having said that, the complex was very nice, the staff very pleasant and helpful, and the apartment itself nice with plenty of drawer and wardrobe space. The kitchen was extremely smart and well equipped although the frying pan and coffee pot were incompatible with the (very efficient) induction hob. There was a new washing machine but nowhere to hang out clothes properly and I had to chase up for an iron and board.
A welcome pack or a few basics such as salt, pepper, milk etc. would have been a nice touch, especially as we arrived on a Saturday evening and there didn't appear to be any supermarkets or alimentari open in the immediate vicinity.
The neighbourhood is quiet and safe at night with plenty of restaurants in easy walking distance though most of them seem to be tourist traps. The nearest nightlife is probably Via Veneto, about ten minute's walk. Villa Borghese park is not far. Plenty of car hire offices close by for those who are renting a vehicle.
My favourite place to stay in Rome
Reviewed 22 May, 2016
I have been staying at Residenza Marignoli for my fairly frequent visits to Rome for over 10 years (at least 2-3 times per year). I have stayed there for work and for leisure, alone and with my wife, and I mist have tried every room by now. The location is perfect, it is in one of the most exclusive parts of Rome, making it easy to access Villa Borghese, Via Veneto, and area around Piazza Fiume and Porta Pia etc, and making it easy to find excellent restaurants, among other things (many of which are for proper Romans not for tourists and hence better quality and prices). This place is very charming, the architecture unique (which is difficult in Rome) and the antique furniture is so tasteful. The staff is warm and welcoming, and I feel always very welcome every time I visit; they will help with whatever is needed. Let me put this way: I have been going to Residenza Marignoli for many years and have no wish to stay anywhere else. Lucio S