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Hotel Merulana Star

1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Merulana 240, 00185 Rome, Italy (Monti)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Alessandro, the owner of this hotel, is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He went above and beyond to help my mother and I with our trip. We missed the last train to Milan on our last night in Rome. We had no where to stay, and it seemed like everywhere was booked. Alessandro spent over an... More 

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Naples, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hotel I want to review is Merulana Star. It is a cheap, one star hotel, located at first floor of a building in Via Merulana, close both Colosseo area and main railways station, Roma Termini (less than 10 minutes on foot). It is a family-run hotel; the staff is very friendly and reception is 24h open. There are a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I have stayed in Merulana for two nights in January 2014 and I am really happy I chose this hotel. It was a really good value for money in my eyes. The location is perfect. Couldn't ask for a better one, it is 10 min walk from Termini Train/Bus station and 10 min walk to Coloseum. I admit that one... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We arrived to find out that our reservation did not exist, although we had a confirmation from Hotels.com about it. To make things a bit difficult, the man at the front desk did not speak English, so after some very confusing non-conversations we received our room. However, it was about twice the cost than what we had initially agreed on...... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I am an 18 year old australian girl, I wouldn't say that I am back packing but I am traveling. I stayed at the Merulana Star for 4 nights. I arrived in Italy at CIA airport and from there I caught a shuttle bus into Termini station. It was late at night and getting dark, but I managed to find... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We travelled in July 2011 and stayed here for 3 nights. The room was very small, cramped and uncomfortable and the bathroom even smaller even by usual Europe standards. For the amount that we paid, we could have found a much better accommodation in Rome. The location was good and at a walkable distance from the colosseum and metro station.... More 

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The room was just a bed and a bathroom which was right by the busy street. No AC, but considering the price it worked just fine for us as a young couple as we only used the room to sleep. Location was a 10 minute walk from the central train station where trains throughout Italy leave and buses to the... More 

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Hotel was in walking distance from several cafes and a supermarket (handy). room was spacious and clean and had a fridge. wifi and aircon were each 5 euro a day. wifi and aircon is generally free in hostels/hotel so this was not great. when you are a backpackers these extra costs can add up! walking distance from metro which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The location is great. In Rome you basically use your room to sleep in - you don`t sit there much so there isn`t much you need :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Stayed at Merulana Star with my parents for 4 nights last week on our trip through UK, France and Italy. This was our last stop before hading back home. A very frank suggestion, DO NOT STAY HERE. There are so many hotels near the station and much much better than this 1* dirty hotel with rude italian staff (no offence... More 

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Address: Via Merulana 240, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Merulana Star 1*
Number of rooms: 12
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