Myself and my boyfriend stayed in Rome for a week in July at the Roma Room Hotel. Having previously visited Rome I knew the benefits of staying close to a metro station but was absolutely thrilled at just how close we were to the Policlinico metro station (4 stops from the Colosseum). The hotel seemed to cater more for italian visitors and we quickly realised that the majority were either students or parents visiting students (the hotel is located near to the medical university). Despite this, the men on the counter were very helpful and despite their English not being the greatest they tried incredibly hard to help us when we had problems with our travel cards. The shuttle service to the airport was also brilliant and averagely priced.
The rooms are of average sized with a good quality shower and plenty of storage space. They feature gorgeous french windows which open out. We were fortunate to have a room facing the courtyard and had a wonderful view of the sun setting and rising.
My only criticism of the hotel is the lack of air conditioning. We were aware of this when we booked the hotel but at the peak of July heat (35 degrees at night!) we were forced to leave the windows open. This would not be a problem but the hotel was located on a busy main road and the rubbish trucks are very loud. The locals are also very loud and there was lots of chatter at night-time (particularly on a Friday night) which can be hampering to sleep.
Other than that, the hotel was lovely, the rooms were cleaned and fresh towels left every day. A good selection of breakfast was laid out for guests and the wi-fi in public areas was also very handy considering how cheap the hotel was to book.
If you are looking for Rome on a budget, with a good proximity to all the main attractions I would definitely recommend this hotel. But be prepared in the vicinity of the hotel for people to not be familiar with English or English tourists as this area of Rome is much more suburban than tourist based - and there is a really horrible man working in one of the restaurants on the way to the metro who is very arrogant and sarcastic. Encountering him on your first day is not on my list of Roman attractions!
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