I spent one night at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria as part of Eurotrip 2015. I paid using points and cash (30,000 Hilton HHonors points and $130) for a Friday night at this upscale category 9 property.
Getting to the Cavalieri from the city center requires some time and good directions. From Termini, Rome’s main bus and train station, I took a metro, a bus, and finally walked almost half a mile to get there.
As with most Hiltons there is a dedicated check-in line for Gold and Diamond HHonors members. Check in was very smooth and the desk agents very friendly. It should be noted that like most other Waldorf Astorias, Gold and Diamond members do not receive free breakfast; instead I was offered a discounted breakfast (the final price being 20 Euros). I was offered a Gold amenity of 1,000 points.
I had a room on the sixth of eight floors, with two queens and a view of the city. I wasn’t disappointed by the view.
The room was great but altogether I don’t think the total package is worth the normal room rate of $560 being charged for that night. The bedroom was large and opened directly out to the balcony.
The heated towel rack was clutch.
I spent the remainder night on the hotel’s outdoor sitting area, drinking a few glasses of wine and listening to an Italian band. The drinks are pretty expensive but not insane (10 Euros for a glass of wine). I actually skipped dinner because if you’re drinking down there, they will give you unlimited snacks upon request, consisting of various nuts and fruits.
The next morning I awoke, headed downstairs, and was greeted by a great breakfast spread.
All in all I consider this a very luxurious hotel. I really enjoyed my stay here, even if it was only for a night.