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Hotel Fawlty Towers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   39 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Fawlty Towers was to be the first hostel of a two month trip to Europe for myself and a friend. Traveling from Australia, we were nearing forty hours of travel when we arrived in Rome at nearly eleven pm. Tired and out of sorts, we were at least happy in the knowledge that we had a bed waiting our weary... More 

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I travelled to Rome, Italy for a weeks stay on 6 - 14 May 2013. I was travelling with my friend for over a month around Europe and this was the first stop! We arrived in Rome late at night, relieved to finally have arrived after two days of flying from Australia! We had booked months prior through our travel... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Stayed 3 nights (14-16 Jun 2013). The staffs work on shifts and they are very nice, helpful and always willing to give a good service to the guests with wide smile except for one male staff who worked on 15 and 16 Jun night shift who were quite arrogant and not friendly. Hotel is quite old and a bit creepy... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

This was our first trip to Rome was quite apprehensive about hotel location. Upon arrival you have access to a lift to the 5th floor yes it's basic but it worked. When entering the hotel you were greeted always by happy and extremely helpful receptionists, who gave great advice about trips and restaurants to eat at. We paid for the... More 

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Hayward, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed here on two occasions: 31 March for 3 eves & 5 April for 4 eves. Stayed in Room 18 (single with shared bath) & Room 10 (single with shower), respectively. Although the single with shower was priced a bit higher, it wasn't worth it--less space & less sunlight. I didn't bother asking if my previous room was available.... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very low price and quality of 3 star hotel. Good location very close to Termini Station connected to subway to Colosseum and Vatican. Near the shuttles to the Ciampino Airpoirt. Reception desk and rooms in the 5th floor. Elevator. Kitchen with microwave, fridge, freezer, utilities and cutlery available with any extra cost. Balcony with chairs and table. Our room with... More 

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The location of this hotel is perfect in a sense as it is situated right on the Termini Station.You can catch metro train or a bus for any place(tourist) at any time.You save lot of time in traveling by staying at Termini. The rooms were good.There was a proper cleaning activity on daily basis and services were satisfactory.The location where... More 

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Catania, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stayed 4 nights on level 6 in early October 2012 wifi works in rooms 16 and 18 no problem Rooms small but clean staff friendly and were knowledgeable about the city Problem in double beds were actualy single beds pushed together and was uncomfortable Have not been there for 4 years but seems to be improvement in look of hotel.... More 

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Duisburg, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

First of all: all comments prior to decembre 2010 are hopelessly outdated. They renovated the entire place! I stayed for three nights with my girlfriend in a double room with bathroom en-suite and I couldnt find too much to complain about. The only things I thought negative were the shower head which didnt hold in position and you cant get... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Having stayed at fawlty towers on three separate occasions I can say that the first two were very accommodating and pleasant as hostels go. However, having just returned from there on my third stay I can say that have lost any good quality they had in previous visits. I booked 2 double rooms with air-conditioning, wi-fi and shower. However when... More 

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Address: 39 Via Magenta, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Fawlty Towers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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