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Hotel Philia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Do not stay here if you want a good nights sleep or a warm shower. It is a shelter for the drunk and disorderly. Do not take a family to this 'hotel'. One of the staff members is very sharp and should learn how to smile.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

All in all wouldn't have been too bad except for the lack of hot water. Room is nothing special, bathroom is small and our's had a broken toilet seat. Internet wasn't free, but it was a close walk to the train station. The breakfast, however, was quite good but didn't make up for the lack of basic accommodations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent here 3 days and We enjoyed our stay. The staff Was very nice, Sharon and Alessia helped us in finding restaurants, bars, clubs. They booked us the tickets for the Sistine Chapel and for the Galleria Borghese. The breakfast Was great even though it Was just a continental breakfast without salads and meat, the boy Who served us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for 2 nights and once i entered the room it is clean and neat. I read some of the reviews and was imagining a nasty hotel. But i was wrong, plus the staff was great they helped me a lot and suggested me good places to go to. Thank you miss sharon!! Good luck on everything and God... More 

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the hotel three nights while in Rome. The hotel was average with nice people working there. The breakfast was good, with breads and pastries available. The hotel was very close to the Termini which was great because you can get a lot of things you need there. Walking from this location to the sights... More 

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I chose this hotel specifically for its location. It is near enough (5 mins leisurely walk) to Termini station to be a launching pad for everything. It is on the 2nd floor of a multi-hotel building along Via Palestro. There is an elevator. I was surprised at the size of the room. I was fully expecting a tiny, typically European... More 

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lolly89, Proprietario at Hotel Philia, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate the fact that you spent your time on writing it. I hope you enjoyed your staying in our hotel and I wish to see you again in your next trip to Rome. Wishing you all the best Sharon More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

I've been in this hotel for a week end in November... I was a bit afraid because of the other rewiew but I can say that I really felt home. My room was on the third floor and of I remember well the number should be 334. That room has 3 windows, it' s a very big room and you... More 

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Riga Region, Latvia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Bad hotel. No hot water 80% of time. Problems with shower - didn't work door. Water in shower doesn't go out. We was told about this problem on reception,but problem doesn't resolved. Wifi 5 Euro per 12h. Very expensive in 21 century. And work just with one device. Breakfast in 9.00 ful for 15% . But very good roomkeaper. Every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

I Spent in this family-run hotel 3 days in November. The room was great, it was very clean and everything worked Well. The TV worked even if it has just italian channels, the wifi work properly, the heating was super and at the end of the Day I could take my shower in a Marble Jacuzzi shower... I really loved... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I only paid 40$ a night, but i still think this hotel sucks.. Its clean, but old, and nothing works. We had cold water for 5 days and tv did not work. The area is ok, but not great. Pretty far away from the attractions but close to the termini, main metro and bus station

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lolly89, Proprietario at Hotel Philia, responded to this review

Hello Mr Casper, I'm very sorry for your experience but I'd like to remember you that you choosed a B&B and you arrived here, in a 3 stars, just because they had an overbooking. We hold your booking without changing conditions. I can understand you were disappointed but we always try to offer to our guests the best service we... More 

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Address: Via Palestro 88, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Philia 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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