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Hotel Virgilio
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Palermo 30, 00184 Rome, Italy (Monti)   |  
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Ranked #491 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A great hotel in a great location. The hotel is set in just the right location for all of Rome's attractions. You are only 15 mins form the Forum etc. 30 mins from Campo d'Firio and all of its restuarants and bars. The Vatican is 40 mins walk away. The hotel was spotless and the staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a good standard and penetly of it. The rooms are small compared to the UK but you are only sleeping in them so ok. The air con worked really well too well for my wife. As is the usual in Rome the street sellers can abe abit of an issue but generally very friendly just say NO!

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Service: great, very polite, spent an hour talking to staff in the bar, absolutely no issues watsoever

Room: we had a pleasant room, bed was kept nice and clean, bathroom was beautiful, and i felt at home after a few nights.

Location: perfect, in the middle of everything, 5-10 min walk from Trevi fountain, 10-15 from termini and its in a pleasant side street with a more than pleasant restaurant opposite. The via nazionale is the main roads which will always will be easy to get to.

Facilties: tv, air con (works well most of the time), safe in room, nice bathroom, really good beds, breakfast room (which has a reasonable selection) and bar.

Additional info: i thought the hotel looked and felt great, everything about it worked for me and my girlfriends, things just clicked into place thanks to the solidity of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The only reason this lovely hotel isn't a 5 is because they really need to sort out the aircon which in the height of summer really needs an overhaul...it just isn't adequate. Otherwise, it ticks every box.....clean, tidy rooms, nice hard beds, good showers, more than adequate breakfasts for a three star hotel, terrific value for money and a terrific location....right on Via Nazionale and easy walking distance to Trevi, Colloseum, Piazza Venezia, Termini and so on. For us though as a family, our lasting impression of Hotel Virgilio is Raphaele, the afternoon and evening front desk manager. I've stayed in hotels all over the world but rarely have I met a more jovial, friendly, helpful and delightful hotel employee. I hope the hotel management are reading this.....he's a credit to you, the hotel and the Rome and Italian tourism industry....absolute top bloke.....we'd stay here again like a shot.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

For a long weekend break in Rome on a budget this hotel was excellent.

We stayed here as a couple 2 years ago and would recommend to anyone looking to stay in central Rome without breaking the bank.

Rooms were small, yes, but for the time we were there this hotel served it's purpose nicely.

Staff were friendly and helpful when needed. Rooms were clean but small. Breakfast was basic so would perhaps miss that if returning to Rome.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the road (Via Palermo) are best.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent location, clean rooms but our air conditioning was faulty (hence only 4 stars). Restaurant across road was noisy and lots of traffic noise.
Breakfast was excellent, lots of choice.
Rooms were very comfortable and there was free wifi.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This hotel was really lovely, from the moment we landed in Rome to the time we left 5 days later. The hotel arranged a chauffeur for us both from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport. They also helped me arrange flowers and champagne in our room as a surprise for my wife, at a reasonable charge. They warmly welcomed us upon arrival, the room was plenty big for two of us, and we didn't have anything to complain about. Our bags were taken to the room for us and we were shown around and given the lay of the land, so to speak.

The room was immaculately cleaned every day when we went out, and coming in to a fresh room is just amazing after a full day of sightseeing. Fresh sheets and towels every day without fail. The cleaning staff are top notch!

The only fault we could really pick, if any, was that we went in mid-July and the air conditioning couldn't really keep the room cool at night.

The breakfast is very nice, and you can eat to your heart's content. It consists of a wide coffee selection (via machine), a few juice options, eggs, multiple sausage types, a nice local bacon, and a huge selection of pastries. They also have breads, rolls, and cereals. Some mornings my wife was quite tired and I was able to take plates up to her also, with no problem.

The location is awesome, if you go in one direction you're at the Colosseum, and if you go in the other direction you're in modern Rome. Directly across from the hotel is a restaurant called Pasta Love, which is pleasant also. Just down the road to the left is a hidden Gelato gem which has the best Pistachio we've ever tasted. To the right is an Indian restaurant (for when you want a change from Italian food) called Indian Affairs, which itself is absolutely brilliant (the best meal we had in Rome).

Also, the Metro Termini (the heart of travel in Rome) is a 10 minute walk away, and you can put it to excellent use getting to the sights and sounds a bit further afield within Rome without breaking your legs walking by road.

All in all, we really enjoyed it here and we'd definitely come again!

PS - did I mention the free wi-fi? Communicating with family without roaming charges, awesome!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

The reception people were not all that nice, the cleaning personnel was super friendly. Breakfast is not whaw, do not expect a lot. Rooms are clean but the walls are very thin. Noise and toilet flushing is a sound that you have to live with if you stay here. They have worked on free wifi and rooms are clean. This is an improvement compared to former reviews.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Palermo 30, 00184 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #491 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Virgilio 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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