Of course by the title, you would think that I was bothered by that, but I wasn't. I have travelled for work for 15 years and stayed at many holiday inns. Never have I seen a breakfast buffet that
was not crowded. I only mentioned it because there was a Chinese tour group there at the same time as us and it seemed like no matter what time I went down for breakfast, there was 50-100 older Chinese people all over the place. Lol! Anyway, I enjoyed the buffet because they had some nice fresh local bread which was delicious.
They definitely recognized me at check in and gave me drink coupons, so I basically had 1 drink per night I was there on the house! Nice! The staff even went out of there way to find me an Italian beer to drink because I wanted to select only local food and drink as much as possible.
Neighborhood was pretty good (not the worst and not the best either). The hotel was not close to anything really, but as I drove instead of relying on public transportation, it was not too much of an issue. It may have actually been more of a hassle to drive, since I had to find parking wherever I went and that is not easy in Rome. The garage was under the hotel and was secured by a key card controlled gate access.
Definitely saw roaches in the garage, but never in our room, so that was good.
The room was adequate, but small (same as everywhere in Europe). Shower was nice but since I am a large man, it was a bit difficult fitting into the tiny shower. No problem though, because as I said, it's Europe, so stuff is going to be smaller. It was quiet the whole time we were there, though they seemed to be at capacity.
Overall it was a good choice in Rome as long as it is not important for you to be within walking distance of the Coliseum/Trevi Fountain/etc. [Less]