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Hotel Picasso
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Venezia 25, 00184 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #565 of 1,266 hotels in Rome
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“Value for money.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We booked for 3 nights at Picasso Hotel. The majority of the hotels in Rome are of similar type. We checked-in at the "sister hotel" Caravaggio but that was not a problem at all. Upon our arrival the receptionist - very friendly - informed us that there is a problem with our room and that we will stay for one night at the hotel opposite the street (Morpheus Rooms). We did not really bother since we did not visit Rome for the hotel facilities. Both new Morpheus Rooms (stayed night 1) and Picasso Hotel were clean and refurbished.
Cold Breakfast was average and the dining room very small. Bed mattress at Morpheus was perfect but average at Picasso.
If you plan to visit Rome for short break, save your money to enjoy a nice pasta at piazza Delle Copelle or a tasty Gelato at Fontana di Trevi. Make sure that you stay in a clean place within your budget. If you are looking for luxury, simply do not visit Rome.
P.S. It would have been better if there was an English language channel on the TV for those few hours you spend in your room.
I would definitely return to Picasso. Excellent location!

Room Tip: Ask for room 106 at Picasso. Corner room with view of the road.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Not too bad considering it is a budget hotel. Stay at the sister hotel if you can Hotel Caravaggio. Both hotels are clean, the staff is really helpful, they have a nice breakfast of rolls and café. Night reception with wine and snacks. .The window overlooked a scary mechanical area, that looked and smelled bad. You also need to cut through an unsightly area to get to some of the rooms. That being said, it was a good location., centrally located. The price was right.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The biggest problem was that you check in at a different hotel around the corner. The signage is very minimal. We had to ask 4 people on the street before we found where to check-in. The Hotel Carrivagio front desk handed us our key and said our room is down the street. We looked perplexed and he said in a very exasperated tone: "You don't know how this works!" and took off out the door and down the street. We had to run with our luggage so as not to lose him. He handed us our keys and we put our 10 cents in the ancient elevator and heard electrical pops and clicks. Once on the 4th floor we could find no signage to help us find what door to go in, so we tried our keys in different doors till we got a door to open. The hallways are dirty and smell of mildew.

Once in the room, however, the rooms were cute and clean. We stayed in two rooms while there. Because we had another couple join us so we moved to a bigger room.

The a/c worked so-so on the 4th floor. The a/c worked great in our larger room on the first floor.

Breakfast was free and decent, but the dining room is about 12 x 12 feet square and you must tangle your legs with the other guests in order to sit at the table. Way way too small of a room to be hosting breakfast!

Big bummer that there is no internet access from anywhere in the hotel Picasso. You must go down the street to the hotel Carrivagio lobby for internet access.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Excellent location, few minutes walk to the metro train station. Friendly staff,
lots of info & maps provided at the hotel lobby. Very Clean, nicely furnished hotel & the price is great :)
Easy access to nearby cafes n restaurants for lunch, dinner or coffee.
Breakfast provided is good to get you going before you explore the city.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Hotel Picasso is an ideal low budget hotel in the city centre, 5 minutes from the metro station Reppublica and next to the bus station. To be honest, we didn't use the metro, as we preferred to explore Rome by foot...It is located in a bustling place, near to all the Points of Interest! The rooms are very clean and the breakfast very tastefull and large! Absolutely recommended, if you search for a clean, low budget hotel for enjoying your city tours in this captivating city!!!The personell was extremely polite and helpful in everything that we needed. You should know that the reception is located on another building, next to Picasso Hotel, as well as the elevator is quite old (you pay for using it - some cents- but the receptionist gives you some euros for this at your arrival).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The location is great, we could walk to all the sights. The room is small but clean and suitable for tourists who spend most of their time out.
We asked the staff for a restaurant with traditional Italian food. We were directed to a close restaurant which was very popular between the locals but not the tourists. We returned every night for a nice original Italian dinner.
It is not a luxurious hotel but if we return to Rome, we will definitely stay at this place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marcello834, Responsabile reception at Hotel Picasso, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Guests, we are happy that you had a nice time in Rome and that you enjoyed traditional Italian cuisine. You are welcome again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stayed at hotel Picasso for 4 nights. The hotel located in the centre of the city, so you can go almost everywhere on foot!
It is clean and the stuff is very polite and helpful. It would be preferable though if there was internet connection available in the rooms..
Generally good value of money and I would recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marcello834, Responsabile reception at Hotel Picasso, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Guests, thank you for your contribution. It is nice to read that you liked our hotel and that you would recommend us. For this moment we don´t have internet in the rooms. We offer a free of charge wi-fi connection and a possibility to use an internet point directly at the reception. You are welcome during your next stay in Rome.
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Address: Via Venezia 25, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #565 of 1,266 hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Picasso 1*
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