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Worldhotel Ripa Roma
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Orti di Trastevere 3, 00153 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #566 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Check in was warm and friendly, we were presented with a map of Rome on arrival and our bags were carried to our room for us. The room was a reasonable size fully air conditioned with blinds at the windows, there was a balcony (although not much of a view). All areas of the hotel were very clean and well looked after and all the staff were very polite. Breakfast was a self service buffet with everything you could possibly need for a days sightseeing. The pastries were a good start to the day! The hotel is accross the river from the centre of Rome, The Colosseo and palatino were about a 20 min walk and St Peters Basillica was about 35 min walk over the hill past the Fonte Acqua Paola for great views of Rome.

The hotel is in the Trastevere area of Rome which is a great place to eat. FInd the little road Via de Lungaretta of the main Trastervere road toward Rome for some great eateries!

We had an early flight to catch and the hotel booked a taxi for us, to our suprise a chauffeur driven Merc arrived and took us to the airport!

This is a great hotel and there is nothing negative to say about it! We would not hesitate to stay again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is nice, breakfast is manic but there's enough to fill up on for a days sight seeing in Rome, slightly different in design as stated in hotel overview. Lots of youngsters in hotel (I'm 26 but seems there was a lot of 18-20 year old Americans).

Location is the main selling point of this place, we walked everywhere from here for the first few days, then caught the tram near the hotel into the centre for our last day- we hopped on & off for free, so worth a go if you want to save your legs.

Only rated it as 3/5 as not upto 4* compared to other hotels visited in Rome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Spent 3 nights at this hotel last week.

Had a twin executive room. It was very spacious, nice and clean, with a window at either end. It was fairly modern, with a nice bathroom and good powerful shower. Great lighting, a mini bar and all important safe. Although our room was on the 5th floor, four small lifts to take you up and down made sure that wasn't a problem.

The aircon wasn't strong enough for the size of room but then it was over 40 degrees outside.

Staff were all very helpful and pleasant, always ensuring you were left with enough information if a question was asked.

The hotel is located about a 20 minute walk from the city centre in a great place Trastevere. This is quite a bohemian place with some great bars and restaurants. If the heats too much and you don't fancy walking it, a tram will run you into and back from town regularly for 1.5 euros each way if you want to pay for it. Most don't and that includes the nuns we saw using it!

In our opinion there were three down sides to an otherwise perfectly good, reasonably priced hotel:-

1, the coffee with breakfast comes from a cheap machine and is un-drinkable, I ended up having tea with my breakfast and missed out on one of my favourite things about Italy! To my mind this is bordering on criminal in a country that enjoys its coffee so much.

2, there is nowhere to sit and have a drink or something to eat as the bar and restaurant are closed with no explanation.

3, the exorbitant cost of the wifi. For about 250 Euros, or the equivilant of 2/3 nights stay, the owner could have this placed rigged up with a free wifi network that covers the entire building. Essential in this day and age.

But, not wishing end on a negative, overall, a very pleasant hotel which made a great base in Rome.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Just came back from our trip to Italy and we stayed at the Ripa Hotel. I was expecting it to be much nicer from looking at the photographs. The first room we originally received had a strange setup and was not very modern looking like the pictures on the website. It had lots of wooden walls separating the room which we found odd. The bathroom was also outdated and the shower was uncomfortable. Unfortunately, the air-conditioner in this room did not work. We gave it a chance and stayed for the first night but then they switched our room for the rest of the stay. the people at the front desk were very nice and helpful, however it was a bit annoying to have to pack my luggage again and move to another room. I understand these things happen and at least they were accommodating. The second room was much better. It was very modern looking and clean. Only complaint was the shower. Since it had a modern design, there was no door and the water went down the drain on the floor. However, I had to turn off the water a few times during my shower because the water was flooding the floor and almost reaching the toilet. As for the location of the hotel, I was not that excited about it. The hotel is on a quiet block and has an empty building right across the street. If you take the tram only two stops there are lots of great restaurants in Trastevere but next time, I would rather stay near the Trevi fountain or Spanish Steps since that area was more lively. We got a good price for the hotel so I guess it was a pretty good value. Definitely did not seem like a four star, even compared to European standards. On a positive side, the breakfast was outstanding!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Nice and very moDern hotel in Trastevere and regarding the general quality of Roman hotels, Ripa is very good price quality.

The room for three was huge, divided into two bedrooms.
When coming back to Rome, I will go here for sure again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a nice hotel, probably more high end 3 star than 4 star but still good value for money if you shop around for a deal. The hotel is clean and modernistic in design and has a slightly 1960's / 1970's theme to it. The hotels main restaurant and bar is currently closed and will not reopen until sometime in September 2012. Fortunately the hotel has a separate breakfast room which serves a very decent mix of breakfast foods. This includes everything from continental to full english breakfast choices (it is all buffet).

The rooms are very nice and I can recommend paying an upgrade for a superior room, as you get a lot of floor space, tidier fixtures and fittings etc than the standard rooms. All rooms in this hotel seem to be quite dark but there are a lot of lights in the rooms, so for us this was not an issue.

The front desk staff are polite and prompt and speak excellent English. It seems to be true of Rome that if you take the time to learn a few basic words and phrases in Italian then you get a better level of service / reaction. I noticed this in several places and was glad to have taken the to learn some basics. This reaction / interaction situation occurred in the hotel but more so out in the bars and restaurants in the city - where service is often slap dash and curt. The staff at the front desk were excellent on arrival, providing a fairly useful tourist map and advice.

The location of the hotel is not bad for those travelling under their own steam. My advice would be to get a Regional Train (Not the Leonardo Express) from Fiumicino Airport to Trastevere Station, then take Tram 8 or 3 (or walk 800 metres) to the big Ministry of Civil Instruction building and then walk 100 metres down a road off a roundabout to the hotel. Costs less than 10 Euros a person and takes about 40 minutes door to door. To get into the Centro Storico from the hotel take Tram 8 from the Ministry stop to Largo Argentina (which takes about ten minutes) and you can walk to the Roman Forum / Pantheon / Colliseum from there with little dfficulty.

I certainly do not understand the negative reviews about this hotel. We are fairly picky but had set our sights at a realistic level (this is Rome - a bustling, hectic capitol city - not Bath or York). We were certainly not disappointed with the hotel at all and would definitely stay here again if returning to Rome.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We booked the room in advance, the room we got was not as descriped. It was old, dark and the walls were dirty. We wanted another room, but it would cost us 30 EUR pr Night which we didnt accept. After a long debate we got a better, bigger and brighter room with a balcony. But still not 4* as you would expect. Wifi was not free, breakfeast was good. Wouldnt go there again!

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Address: Via Orti di Trastevere 3, 00153 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#232 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Worldhotel Ripa Roma 4*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Trastevere, one of Rome’s oldest most vibrant neighborhoods, Worldhotel Ripa Roma is daringly modern and smart with a look and feel of a contemporary art gallery. Modern design in no way inhibits the personal service and attention devoted to all guests. 197 rooms and suites to optimize space, light and comfortin a chic but friendly atmosphere. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, minibar, working desk with sofa, WI-fi connection and rooms Rituals amenities. Mini gym on first floor with Techno-gym facilities.Underground parking. Ripa Place, our newly refurbished restaurant is a bistrot serving innovative roman cuisine to appeal and surprise our guests and friends. The minimal and chic atmosphere is enriched by a selected list of local wine.When in Rome, you cannot miss: strolling around in Campo de’Fiori, rent a scooter to feel like the famous couple Peck-Hepburn for a real Roman Holiday, every day at noon on the Gianicolo Hill the cannon sound Midday, sunset at Giadino degli Aranci, Aventine key hole, test if he really loves you and ask him to put his hand inside the Mouth of truth inside church S.Maria in Cosmedin. ... more   less 
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