Originally Posted by Henry82
We're considering this hotel for an upcoming visit to Rome in early May. Has anyone stayed here before? Reviews on tripadvisor are very good, Ranked #20 of 1,293 hotels in Rome.
I've always cosidered the TripAdvisor ranking more of an "approval rating" than a "quality rating". All quality levels are mixed up in one index, so you may find a good gelateria right next to a Michelin three star restaurant. So take TA with a pinch of salt and DO read the reviews, before making a choice. So it is the 20th most "liked" hotel in Roma, not the 20th "best".
Having said that, I stayed at the Canada recently and it is indeed a very good 3 star hotel (note that in Italy star ratings go up to 5 star luxe, which is a grade above 5 star). Spacious, clean room. Bar staff friendly and helpful, reception staff quite reserved. Excellent buffet breakfast. Walking distance from Rome Termini station. Just don't expect great luxury and you'll be satisfied.