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Hotel Porta Maggiore

#906 of 1,268 Hotels in Rome
3.0 of 5
Piazza Portamaggiore 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inedible meals, tasteless décor, few English speaking staff, rudeness- all traits of the Hotel Porta Maggiore. Rooms- Our room,not bathroom, was clean, at least, but our door handle was partially hanging off which made opening/closing traumatic- thank god there was not a fire! There was not a lock on the bathroom door which would have been appreciated. There was a... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived late on Fri 20th March,first the thing that came from the Reception City Tax -Passports,not welcome but hand over the goods,no receipt given,not happy giving my passport over not been asked that before,got to bedroom the room pretty basic the thinest towells I have ever seen bed and pillow rock hard,don't start me on the blanket it was filthy... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, well located, trams and bus stops outside. Single room small, clean, noisy with window open, hot with it closed, loud fracas street awoke me at 3 am. Found the reception people v helpful and friendly. Came for Wales v Italy rugby. Good singing after. Barman character. Breakfast worst part of stay. Good value. Would certainly stay here again.

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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 February 14, 2015

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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Niskayuna, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
6 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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