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Hotel Sonya

#307 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Del Viminale 58, 00184 Rome, Italy
Hotel Sonya
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Ranked #307 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at Hotel Sonya last week with positive outcome. The hotel boast of its accessible location which is one of the reasons why we chose to spend the first leg of our Italian holiday. It was around 10-15 minutes walk to the Termini metro and about 20-25 minutes away by foot to the Colosseum. There were a few restaurants along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel based on other recommendations and it was a good choice. Although the room is basic, it was comfortable, good storage space, good wifi, tea and coffee making facility (although no milk, I'm sure if we'd asked we would have got some). The bathroom was amazing for a 3 star hotel, the shower was the best! Breakfast... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hotel Sonya 2015-03-10 to 2015-03-17. We found one day staff member super helpful and the rest acted like we were bothering them. They have a small continental breakfast and the food manager is very rude. I am a diabetic so I eat a small amount of food in the morning and make a sandwich for an hour... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for three nights in March 2015. The location was ideal for us as we had tickets for the opera house across the street. The hotel room was clean and there were no problems with the bathroom plumbing. The wifi, on the other hand, was lousy. Also, the walls were quite thin. Luckily, no small kids... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean rooms although very small. Dining staff and those helping with luggage etc were friendly and excellent. However the oldest person on site, located at the main desk was distant and acted as he did not want to see you let alone speak to you Advertised on their hotel site, it states that a ftee bottle of wine would await... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb value and comfort. Excellent room conditions, very friendly staff!We stayed on the 4th floor.The room is spacious, very clean,the bathroom also (compliments for that!)and perfectly decorated.The chambermaid it was a very nice person, educated! It was a lovely experience! We hope to return soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great place with great location. This is not your typical hotel as it occupies like 2 or 3 seperate parts of and old building in the center of Rome. Other people do live there. But the price for the rooms and the standard of stay is great. The elevator - classic!!! Like going back in time and having a... More 

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was nice and the owners were really nice and helpfull. The location is perfect if you want to discover the centre of rome and the opera in front of the hotel makes it even more interesting to take a night walk. About the breakfast there's always room for improvement but it was nice! However, the only thing that... More 

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Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this hotel to spend 4 days, including a weekend, in Rome. First impression was that this hotel is in drastic need of refurbishment. The elevator looks terribly unsafe, more like an elevator builders would use to work on higher levels. The staff is typical Italian; unhelpful, loud, visibly annoyed when you ask - in their opinion - difficult questions.... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

When planning to stay alone in Rome for 6 additional days last Fall after my travel companion home, I booked a room at this small/family-operated hotel near the train station because it was recommended by our local travel guide/writer, Rick Steves. I was at first concerned that it might be too noisy or lack character in such a busy section... More 

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