While some hotels in Rome say they’re within walking distance of the major sights, you might end up walking for quite awhile before you see the Colosseum. The Hotel Lancelot, on the other hand, really isn’t far from the Colosseum at all – and from the Colosseum, much of historic Rome really is a short walk away.
Hotel Lancelot is a three-star property with 60 rooms on a quiet residential street in central Rome. It was once a guest house in the 1950s, but has been run by the same family since the 1970s. Every so often something gets updated or remodeled – the common areas, the air conditioning system, the bathrooms – so you can be sure the hotel is not a neglected property that’s willing to rest on its laurels and its history.
The rooms at Hotel Lancelot range from standard rooms to larger rooms that have terraces, to even family rooms with even more space. In fact, if you want the ultimate in romance and the true Roman experience, you can splurge on the suite that includes a terrace and a view of the Colosseum! No matter what room you choose, they all come with private en suite bathroom facilities (some with shower, some with bath), air conditioning (in the summer), safe boxes, hair dryers and satellite TV. WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and two rooms are fully equipped for disabled guests.
Breakfast is included with your stay at Hotel Lancelot – it’s served buffet style in the dining room between 07:00 and 10:00. There are also dinners served in the hotel for hotel guests, and no matter what meal is being served the emphasis is on socializing. At the Lancelot, all meals are served “round table” style, where you sit and talk with other hotel guests. This way, you can meet people from other parts of the world and make new friends! If a full dinner isn’t something you want to do, the hotel’s bar is still a nice place to relax and unwind after sight-seeing and before heading out for your own dinner.
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Some of the services available at Hotel Lancelot are: reception open 24 hours, elevator, WiFi, fax service, laundry service, small library, parking (subject to availability), bus and metro tickets for sale, help with museum or restaurant reservations, taxi bookings, airport transfers, baby sitting and sightseeing tours. Many of these services are included in the price of the room, but many also cost extra, so be sure to ask if you’re interested in one of them when you’re booking.
The half-board price includes a three-course evening meal with complimentary wine and coffee. Guests who wish to have the evening meal one night but not every night may purchase it separately for €25 per person. These prices are the standard 2008 rates. Rates may drop slightly in the low season.
Single room with shower – €115 (bed and breakfast), €133 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Double room with shower – €180 (bed and breakfast), €216 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Double room with extra bed and shower – €200 (bed and breakfast), €254 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Quadruple room with shower/bath – €240 (bed and breakfast), €312 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Suite Colosseum view for 2 persons – €270 (bed and breakfast), €306 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Suite Colosseum view for 3 persons – €290 (bed and breakfast), €344 (half board, min. 3 nights)
Parking (per day, depending on availability) – €10
Room with terrace on 6th floor (Colosseum view) – €15 supplement
Rooms with terrace on 1st floor – €10 supplement