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Hotel Porta Maggiore

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Portamaggiore 25, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas M Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

after reading some reviews we were a little worried about our stay at this hotel,but for the price paid it was very good,we had a room at back of hotel which was quiet and well appointed,the bathroom was spotless,yes the towels are thin but they do the job! The breakfast is poor,so if your a breakfast person its better to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is nice, close to the "TERMINI", the mail railway station and some good tourism spots. The tram and bus stops are right next to the hotel. The tram number 3 takes you to various spots which otherwise, you would have had to take a taxi too.

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Albany, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
6 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our stay at Hotel Porta Maggiore was doomed from the start. I'll categorize each issue as we go. Arrival When we first got there, we were the first travelers from our group (along with another couple) to arrive. As we had been told by our travel agency, they had arranged for all rooms to be ready for our arrival in... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I came to Rome with my partner for the first time. We weren't expecting luxury but we would like to have our shower with a nozzle not just a pipe. What really let it down was the fact we had a phone call at 5 am with no one answering me when I picked it up. It then rang again... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First, the staff are generally nice and try to be helpful. But this doesn't make up for the overwhelming problem. Twice the hotel lost our reservation and initially blamed us. The housekeeping would call the front desk to tell us to leave our room because she didn't want to have to work in the same space and then still fail... More 

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Kenwood, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was described as part of our travel package as a 3 star hotel. I would classify 2 star at best. It was inconvenient to most things to see and do so we had to pay for transportation everywhere. Breakfast is very underwhelming. Bath towels were inadequate and rooms small with lots of street noise. It's the only hotel... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is an older hotel that is not too far of a pubic transit ride to the Colosseum, Vatican or other major attractions in Rome, but aside from very nice staff, it does mot have much else going for it. The rooms were reasonably neat and clean and although we had a strange (sewer?) smell cling from the bathroom of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I don't have particularly high standards for travel hotels, so the noise, tiny size of the room, and its relative discomfort weren't huge deals for me. I'm basically in a hotel to sleep and clean up, so I don't need a lot of amenities. That being said, though, the front desk staff made the experience quite unpleasant. At my initial... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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13 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Walking distance to metro. Street cars in front of building. Rooms were small but adequate. Towels were awful just pieces of cotton. Internet is not free but good after you pay. Breakfast was adequate. Cereal rolls coffee and juice. Pleasant lobby with comfortable chairs. Not enough electrical outlets. One in bathroom and one in bathroom. Tv minute and old. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This hotel is outdated. I'm not one to complain, understanding this is just an old building, but the staff was also extremely rude and unhelpful. So I feel more inclined to warn others. The room is tiny. I MEAN TINY. There was only two of us and were still tripping over each other. Our tv must have been from the... More 

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Address: Piazza Portamaggiore 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Porta Maggiore 3*
Number of rooms: 215
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