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“Well-situated near Piazza del Poppolo” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Locarno Rome
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via della Penna, 22, 00186 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)   |  
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Ranked #561 of 1,263 hotels in Rome
Buffalo,NY
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“Well-situated near Piazza del Poppolo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Friendly staff, although be aware that not all of the are English-speaking. Brush up on your ability to order drinks and ask for assistance in getting around Rome. While I had no trouble ordering a mojito at the bar, my mother, who was seated on the outdoor patio, was told that the bartender did not know how to make one. Rooms are typical European with small bathrooms, tiny showers, firm beds and not much else.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This has potential to be a great hotel as it has so many old world character features. We stayed here on a Friday evening which was busy, popular and noisy. The room was really good and comfortable but on the ground floor you could hear the Friday evening bar nightlife. The outside patio allows smoking which quickly infiltrated the ground floor.
We will definitely give it another go and ask for a room further away from the main saloon.
Staff were efficient, although friendliness was not high on the priority list.
We would have also liked to have been served breakfast on the rooftop. By the time we had our breakfast - 9.00 am there was not much selection left. Suggestion - eat early.

Room Tip: Rooms on ground floor noisy. Eat Breakfast earlier for full selection in busy periods.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HTL_Locarno, Direttore at Hotel Locarno Rome, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Annie & Charles,
Thank you for your review and for choosing Hotel Locarno for your stay in Rome last June 5th. The room you had is located in a very nice corner of the hotel as you agreed and we are sorry if the buzz in the evening may have caused disturb to you..that buzz is one of the reasons that make the Hotel Locarno a very cosy and requested hotel. We also know that smoking can be a problem for who does not smoke but as you may know smoking outside cannot be limited in Italy by the owner of the hotel therefore especially in summer time when the patio is very busy with in-house Guests and people from outside we always suggest to non-smokers to request rooms at the Dependance or on the opposite side of the bar. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for your next stay with us, it will be my pleasure to help you in choosing the room that would be most comfortable for you.
My best regards,
Claudia Giuliani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I stayed here several years ago, and wanted to return because it was a great location, the room was clean, safe, and comfortable. I was hoping to ask for the same room - it had a great view.

Turns out they've done renovations and that room doesn't exist anymore! Also, all their single rooms in the Anahi (an annex across the small street from the main hotel) are now on the ground floor. I explained that I'd feel safer not being on the ground floor, and they upgraded me to a double room without question.

The room was once again very clean, the bathroom was really nice, great TV, free wifi. There is a nice roof deck on top of the main hotel. Everyone there was very friendly, and breakfast in the dining room was very good.

They provide a car service to and from the airport which is slightly cheaper than a taxi, and also more convenient.

All in all a great stay. I'd return yet again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Hotel is located near Piazza del Popolo and within walking distance of Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Vatican and Flaminio Metro station. Free breakfast is great, with a variety of sliced meats, eggs, juices and prosecco. Your choice of espresso, cappuccino or Cafe Americano. Hotel staff all speak English and are very friendly and available to help. I needed to print a reservation I made online, and Vanessa was able to assist me. Hotel has old-world charm, and bar is lively and packed at night. Rooms are decent size, and are clean. One downside was our bed, which was very hard, but overall a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Rooms across the street from main hotel are quieter.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Hotel Locarno is a classic Italian style hotel with lots of character. It's location is excellent for sightseeing, restaurants and shops. The staff were friendly and helpful. However, with all its charm and original fittings, it is a bit run down and if improved would be so much better. We got upgraded at extra cost but it made a big difference as we were a family. However, the showers were awful and not what you would expect from a 4 star with a 4 star price. The beds were hard and not very comfortable, the TV/DVD old and dated. The roof top had an amazing view but not sure used as no facilities for beverages. With no double glazing it can be quite noisy at night. The breakfast was excellent and all the staff very friendly. Overall we had a lovely stay, but with improvements it would be an extra special hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Locarno (4 stars) at the end of April 2013 for 6 days. We arrived late evening and were assigned room in the hotel annex, which can also be found on the Internet under the name Hotel Anahi (2 stars).
Next morning we approached the front desk, as we were of the firm opinion that we had booked a 4 star hotel. The hotel expressed, that we were not entitled to anything other than Anahi when our order confirmation from Hotels.com mention the word "dependance".
We contacted Hotels.com (DK) who fixed this situation, so we the last 5 nights stayed at the Hotel Locarno.
The hotel itself has a wonderful location, and if they spent some time and money, they would also have had a really lovely and unique rooftop.
The hotel is somewhat worn. A little dingy and dark. The rooms are very small, interior consists of a bed, two chairs, a mirror and a table for a very old TV.
The buffet breakfast was sparse and a bit boring. Note, however, fresh fruit salad and great coffee.
Can not recommended.

Room Tip: Never accept the annex (sometimes called Hotel Anahi) 2 stars
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I traveled alone from the U.S. with my teenage daughter. Because we were two ladies traveling alone, location was most important for me. It is within walking distance to a rail station, restaraunts, shopping, travel agency, and many sites such as Piazza de Popolo and the Spanish Steps. There are also a couple of basilicas within walking distance. We booked a lot of private tours and could walk to most of the meeting points from our hotel. Now, the room was substandard from American standards. I here that this is pretty typical for reasonably priced hotels in Rome ($200-250 per night range). I traveled the first week of April when the weather was about 75-80 degrees Farenheit. There was no air condition and the beds were very, very hard and uncomfortable. I felt like I was sleeping on concrete slab with a thin mattress on top of it. There was only one channel on the television with a decent reception. The hotel was very clean and the breakfast buffet was wonderful!! There is everything from danishes, bacon, eggs, potatoes, fruit to free cappuccino. The dinner menu is especially delicious as well but a little pricey. There are plenty of delicious and reasonably priced restaraunts within walking distance and more shopping stores than you can imagine. We spent most of the day outside of the room on tours or site seeing. I only noticed the terrible accomodations late at night when we returned to the room. If I had to do it over again, I can honestly say that I would still have chosen to stay at this hotel because of the location. I asked around, and I am sure that noone who stayed in that area got a better deal than me who was in my price range. If you don't like your room, ask for another one. In all fairness, the hotel was willing to give me another room but my busy site seeing schedule did not allow me enough time to change rooms when the rooms were actually available.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Hotel Locarno
Locarno Hotel Rome
Address: Via della Penna, 22, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Campo Marzio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#109 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#220 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Locarno Rome 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Travel back in time to the 1920s!Near the splendid Piazza del Popolo, at the very heart of Rome, is a romantic and intimate guesthouse sought by actors, directors, writers, producers and musicians. Its two buildings are adjoined by an open garden where in spring and summer guests can take their breakfast and lunch or just an excellent aperitif. Enjoy relax and atmosphere in our bedrooms and suites strictly antique but also featuring modern facilities.Hotel Locarno: we’ll make you feel welcome! ... more   less 
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