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“"Nice Hotel although in very quite area"” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Victor
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Annia Regilla 60, Appia Pignatelli, 00178 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #420 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
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“"Nice Hotel although in very quite area"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2006

We stayed at this hotel for two nights in a double room which cost a very reasonable £35 a night. The rooms are of a good size and very clean, hotel staff are friendly but only speak a little English. Breakfast is a continental breakfast consisting of Croissants and Jam with a choice of hot drinks, this was acceptable but nothing exceptional.

Although the hotel itself is very nice and has attractive grounds where guests can sit and chat, drink etc. the local area is largely residential and as such has very few shops and restaurants although there are a supermarket and a fairly nice restaurant within 10 minutes walk.

If you are looking for more lively surroundings, the best option is to take the public transport into the centre of Rome. For 1 Euro each you can purchase a 75 minute travel card from the tobacconist which is 5 minutes walk down the road after turning right out of the hotel gate.

This allows you to take bus 765 from the stop opposite the toy shop (another minute or two past the tobacconist) to the Arca di travertino tube station. From here you can catch a Metro (underground) to the main train station Rome Termini which has transport to all other areas of rome e.g. Colosseum, vatican etc. The bus ticket will also work on the Metro and in theory allows you to travel the whole of Rome for 1 euro. However, although you will never have your ticket checked on the buses, the gates in the Metro station will reject it after the 75 minutes have expired.

The Metro service is very punctual and frequent however a word of warning, during certain times the metros can be extremelly overcrowded with no room to even move your arms. This was particularly evident between Rome Termin and the colosseo (Colosseum) station. However don't let this put you off since the sights in Rome are amazing and well worth travelling to see.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dun Laoghaire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2006

This was one of few I tracked down when my partner and I needed to stay near to Ciampino Airport for one night only for an early flight. The reviews for this one were encouraging (which couldn't be said for the others).

The view of the hotel as you drive through the gates is quite impressive but somehow it's a bit downhill after. It IS clean, the staff ARE pleasant (but poor English), the room WAS big and furnished with inoffensive, newish furniture but it was somehow soulless and we were glad only to be staying one night. Perhaps it was the fluorescent light in the room. The garden and, particularly, the enormous roof terrace are a bit irrelevant as they don't serves drinks or snacks to partake of in them.

€125 per night B&B for a double room is probably par for the course for a decent hotel near a capital city's airport but after €77 for a lovely room in Tuscany, it seemed expensive. Our bathroom had a tub and a bidet. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and varied, although uninspired and somewhat reliant on processed/pre-packaged items.

We found a nice restaurant 5-10 minutes walk away which may be the one mentioned by a previous reviewer although we didn't go in a yellow door. This was called La Bottegaccia and was on a corner site with tables outside. They had the decency to tell you which dishes included ingredients which had been frozen - something I've never come across before. We got the impression it was a family concern with freshly-prepared food - they sliced ham off a whole one in front of you. You can have many courses or just a pizza. For two starters, a pizza, a fish main course, a large salad, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine the bill came to €44.

Returning to Hotel Victor, I'd recommend it to someone who needs to be near the airport (it's about 10-15 minutes' drive - not sure about public transport) as there doesn't seem to be an alternative (the Appia Park is a bit closer but €168 a night, and Palacavicchi and Dany, although cheaper, have had bad reviews). Before signing off, I checked a few things on this site and found out about Anagnina which might be better.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2006

Nice hotel, rooms were pretty big for a 3*hotel. I was happy with everything there. Bit difficult to get into the city centre but once you are there its very easy to find your way about.

Rooms and hotel in general were always kept clean, had plenty of storage space to unpack, staff were friendly enough & spoke English well - which was good for me as i cant speak Italian.

Great pizza restaurant near it too, take a right turn when coming out of the hotel and walk about 5 - 10 mins till you come to a small yellow entrance.

We found it by luck, appeared to be a small family run place but great food - and the wine was very pleasant too. Also it was very well priced.

If your off to Rome to visit the bars and clubs then this hotel may be expensive as taxis were about 20 - 30 euro to get back from city centre but if your using is a base to start for sightseeing then its ideal.

Steven

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2005

The Hotel Victor itself was ACE! no problems whatsoever. staff were freindly and helpful. there English was allot better them my Italien and they alwsya had a smile..specially the young lady who wokred the evening shift. lovely girl.
the main reason i write this reveiw is to give people some help when trying to get to the centre from Rome..as it isnt easy and the itlaiens bless them arnt the best in the world at giving public transport advice, mainly due to my severe lack of italien language skills.

As you are leaving the Hotel Victor you will need to immediatly turn Right.....walk down the street on the right hand side of the road for approx 200 yards untill you rech a bus stop that is inconvenantly in a car park. the bus you want if you wish to go to the city centre is the 765 (you can get a ticket of a gentleman with wavy hair in the tabbachi on the same side of the road as the bus stop. this bus after 10-15 minutes of pleassent journeying time will take you directly to Arco De Travertino. Once there..keep tight hold of your bus tickett for it also works on the subway and allows you to access barriers etc. However dont be fooled by the 75 minutes printed on the card. this means nothing as all the machines still work.
In theory you could use all of Romes public transport as nobody ever checks your tickett.

Once you have gotten to the subway on arco de travertino all you need do is look at the destinations lists titled on the walls.

Line B for Colloseum etc, once your figure it out then its pretty easy.

However my advice would be to simply get off at the Colloseo and walk round Rome..all the major sites are within walking distance and you can discover lots of wonderful things by not bothering with subways etc.

If you like seeing all the ancient Roman ruins i strongly recommend the roman Forum.

As soon as you leave the colloseo you'll be approached by an itlaien or an english person asking if you speek english. this will no doubt be a rep from the Romearound group. at first i thought they were con merchants etc. but they actually offer a really good deal.

its about 20 euros each for a tour of the colloseum which is actually rather good. for this you get to jump the queues which are exceptionally long and get to know whatever you want about the colloseum etc. Bare in mind the colloseum doesnt have much in the way of English descriptive info stations etc, so having someone tell you all about it is really helpful.

We also managed to get a free tour (romearound again) of the roman forum from a delightful english girl (Kate she was called) who was full of knowledge on her chosen area and had her audience capticvated for a good hour before we parted ways.

I hope the above helps.


If however you want to get to the Hotel Victor from the airport this can be a costly if not complicated affair.

personally i would recommend a taxi as the luggage you'll be carrying coupled with the heat, humidity and kids screaming will result in arguments with your spouse etc.

should cost in the region of 50-60 euros but is well worth it after a long flight.

Also if you see an itlaien looking at you on the subway, just try to look away. they do this to everyone...its a bit odd and does take some getting used too. i think they just like to see what your wearing..either that or they have just never been told stairing is rude.


Anyway enjoy your holidays.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2005

I stayd in hotel Victor for nine days at the end of October. I was really satisfied with it. The only bad thing was the long way to the center - bus and then metro. But f you are looking for a nice quiet vacation in addition to seeing the beautiful Rome, this is the perfect hotel. Its clean with all necessary facilities. I had a really great stay there.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2005

just returned from hotel victor, the hotel does not have any tea making facilities which is a shame, at the end of a full day in rome and the metro /bus back it would have been nice, or even to buy one from the hotel but this is not possible.no sky tv just italian channels. brkfast 0730-0930 continental. ok. bus runs about every 17 minutes,which takes you to the metro-arc de travitino,(10 minutes). the bus stop is just 5min walk from the hotel . supermarket about 200mtrs from hotel. couple of bars 200mtrs. much better to get a hotel in the city as it saves the metro/bus ride there and back every day.Also I believe the A-line metro (the one you need to get back to the hotel)is stopping running at 9pm for the next few months for night work to be carried out.

  • Stayed October 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2005

Friendly Hotel staff, however their english was not brilliant. They tried to communicate as best they could.
Hotel was looked after, rooms were clean and spacious.
Garden Terrace was available to us, even though it was April and they had not brought out the summer furniture yet.
The only negative comment I can give it, is that it is in a residential area and if you wanted to use transport apart from taxi's, you have to walk to the nearest bus stop to the Metro Station and you have to guess where you are going.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

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Address: Via Annia Regilla 60, Appia Pignatelli, 00178 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #420 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Victor 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victor Hotel is a 3 star superior hotel located close to the archaeological site of the ancient Appia "Appia Antica" and the wonderful Villa of Quintiles and only 15 minutes by car from the historical center. The 30 rooms are elegantly furnished and are divided into single, twin, double , triple and quadruple . Some rooms offer a DVD player with free movies to watch, courtesy set with kettle, tea cups and biscuits , slippers and bathrobe . There are two rooms with disabled facilities, bathrooms with shower or bathtub, minibar, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer , flat screen TV . Every day from 7 am to 10 am continental breakfast with fresh croissants and bread , sweet or savory . In the elegant and spacious lounge upstairs our guests can have dinner served (minimum of 20 people.) The hotel is surrounded by a beautiful garden , has a large free secure parking can accommodate 2 coaches , has no architectural barriers and has a spectacular rooftop terrace from which you can admire the Castelli Romani and the wonderful panoramic view. The Victor has a shuttle service available on request that connects you for free to the nearest underground station ( Arco di Travertino or Colli Albani ) and to payment to the Ciampino and Fiumicino Airport, Termini Station and the Vatican. Small pets are welcome with a small fee in add. ... more   less 
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