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Hotel des Artistes
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Villafranca, 20, 00185 Rome, Italy (Castro Pretorio)   |  
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Ranked #300 of 1,263 Hotels in Rome
Montreal, Canada
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“2nd time was even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was our 2nd stay at hotel des Artistes, we spent a week in sept 2009 and we came back with a couple of our friends for 3 nights from sept 11 to 14. We booked the relaxed package: breakfast included, wifi free , room bigger than a classic and smaller than a superior . We were very impressed by the changes they did. The reception is now at the 5th floor( there is also a computer room ) and the kitchen is at the first floor. Staff are very helpful and friendly . Breakfast is very good. Good location. 5 blocks from Termini train station. 1 block from the metro station. There is a litlle bar just in front of the hotel - very quiet - mostly locals. You will find lots of restaurants in the surrounding - not too expansive .Some friends recommended it to us and we do not hesitate to recommend it to our friends ( some friends are also returning this september) - this is the best publicity . You want an hotel nice, clean , not expansive, good location , friendly and helpful staff - do not hesitate to book !! Oups I was forgetting to mention the terrace on the top floor- this is a must- at the end of the day or for breakfast - it's a great place

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Praline23,
Thank you for your wonderful review about our Hotel. Thank you for coming back again for the "nd time! We were more than happy having you as our guest. As for the comfort and cleanliness, it is a very important aspect that we work very hard to maintain, as it is one of the most important. We also take pride of our delicious and abundant breakfast, so we would like to thank you for acknowledging that. :) we are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to having you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Located 5 blocks from Termini at a pleasant neighborhood, I enjoyed my 3 night stay at rome tremendously.
Stayed at room 510, room was available from 11 luckily, it was right beside the reception, had a double bed, sink with soap and shampoo, a table, wardrobe, ceiling fan. Beds were very comfortable! Not squeaky at all. The place was very clean!
Our room didnt have a private bath, but the floor had 4 bathrooms. And the bathrooms were huge. One had a tub even. And they are clean! 5th floor lounge had free internet computer. Wifi for 24 hours at 2 euros if you need it. Breakfast was at 8 euros from 7:30-10 and had a decent spread of bread, jams, ham, cheese, tomato, cereal, yoghurt, juice, coffee, tea and fruit.
Reception was friendly. There was a Pinoy at the reception, and a lot of pinoy guests as well.

Tips! Get the roma pass for unlimited travel on buses and trains. As of writing it is worth 30eu. You can skip the line at 2 historical places or museums. Use it for colloseum-forum-palatino and for borghese gallery. Be sure to reserve borghese in advance!
Restaurant called Mamma Angela was excellent! Their pasta dishes were so good. Ate twice.
Supermarket one block away from hotel called sigma or signa. Ask the reception. You can buy your snacks or picnic items there. Salads at 4 eu...

Souvenir prices: i heart roma shirts should be 5eu at stalls. Italia sweaters at 10-15 depending on quality. Magnets at 2eu each. Caps at 5eu. U can buy anywhere from the bangladeshi, just remember the prices.

Vatican : bus 40 from termini
Colloseum: blue tram from hotel station 'casa pretorio' to 'colosseo', walk around palatino and forum
Trevi fountain: from termini get on red metro to 'barberini' or just come from 'spagna' then walk from spanish steps to the area. Just walk around rome!
To get back to termini just hop on bus 40 if far from metro. 64 i didnt try to get on because of pickpockets.

Shopping for clothes along via corso. Just of red metro stop piazza del popolo and walk down. Lots of brands.

Vatican lines: at around 2 pm fri waiting time was 4 minutes. Student discount available. Paid 8 eu. Audio guide was 7 eu. Download ur own podcast.

Colosseo lines on sat: had roma pass. Worth it. Skipped the long line in the morning.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear thejetsettress,
Thank you for taking the time to post an amazing comment about our hotel. When we read your review it made our day and we would like to thank you for that also. It is imperative to us that we know our customers are happy with our service and the best way for us to know is through reviews like your one. We are happy to know that we are performing well and that our guests are more than satisfied. Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Salamat po. :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Booked this hotel through Solar Tours, Sept 6-10th. We arrived around 11am, and the room was ready! The rooms are a good size and are very clean! Our room did face the street, and the noises from the bar could be heard, BUT after a long day of travelling and touring Rome- it made NO difference. Breakfast was ust perfect to start the day.. a little bit of warm foods along with an assortment of pastries, cereals and yogurt.. as well as fresh fruit availble to take along with you for your days outing. The staff here are really very good. They are very friendly and willing to help you out with any information you need. In celebrating our anniversary the hotel gave us a celebratory bottle of sparkling wine... all I can say is WOW how nice is that?!
The location is great for accessing the Metro or Termini station... Like others have mentioned if you are touring alot of the sites and museums get the ROMA PASS. It is well worth the money and will save you a bunch in transportation as well as getting you into a couple of locations for free and discounted for all others.

If I was asked about any downside to the hotel, about the only one I would mention is that one of the mattresses in the room seemed to be losing its luster for life and starting to get a slump in the middle.. but other then that technicality.. it is a GREAT place to stay.

There is a local bar across the street "The Oasis" - you can hang out after a long days trekking of the city- have a few drinks and put a good end to your day. (although- from a street side room you can hear some of the noises and the bottles going in the recycle can- but that is only minor because you are typically tooo tired to care)

I would definately recommend this location to anyone who would like a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear RGY,
We hope you had a wonderful honeymoon in Rome and we would like to thank you for staying with us during your visit. We, as always, have taken note of every specific point in your comment and thank you for your input. We greatly appreciate any suggestions from our guests as this helps us to improve were necessary in our service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Rome and thank you once again.
Kind regards, Joseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We got this hotel through Solar Tours. We're from the USA and we stayed in hotels in London, Paris and Rome. We stayed at this hotel on Sept 7-8, 2012 and Des Artistes was the best hotel of our trip. The room had a very nice and big bathroom (which we Americans like very much), a closet with a full mirror and a nice size TV, which is something we found very much lacking at other hotels we stayed at. It did have Air Conditioning!!! The bed was firm yet soft which allowed us to rest well after walking all day. Breakfast is included and was really good, not just cereal, coffee and milk but they actually had a full breakfast with fruit, eggs, sausage, bread, all sorts of coffee, juice, etc. As if this wasnt enough, the hotel is 1 block from the metro station, and about 5 blocks from the Termini (if you're coming from the airport), we got around very easily thanks to the location of this hotel and the Roma Pass which is also a must have. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Rome, if we travel to Rome again we'd definitely stay there again. About one block from the hotel there is laundry service and a pizza bar. The people there were very helpful in telling us how to get around and speak English fluently. We felt quite at home.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
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Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about our hotel. When we read your review it made our day and we would like to thank you for that also. It is imperative to us that we know our customers are happy with our service and the best way for us to know is through reviews like your one. We are happy to know that we are performing well and that our guests are more than satisfied. Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Kinds regads,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great location, staff wonderful, room accommodations perfect--a great stay to travel to sites, dinner and strolling to train station etc. Breakfast was included in stay --lots of options

Staff was helpful in every aspect of trip--A definite place to stay while in Rome

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear dawn_w
Thank you for your wonderful review about our Hotel. We are more than pleased to hear every little detail on your review. From check in to check out, it really makes the work of our staff rewarded. :) Our location is one of our main points, we are literally a block from the train station, where all means of transportation is located. If you have specific suggestion or reccomendations, it would be deeply appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to having you again in the future.
Kinds regars
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We found this hotel through EuropeanDestinations.com. At first, we got a bit confused because people were saying on TripAdvisor that the hotel had no air conditioning and that there were were only 2 bathrooms for a lot of people and thought that it might be a hostel. But it's not, thankfully! Nothing wrong with that, but not what we were looking for in Rome. The hotel has 5 floors, and the check-in desk is on the 5th floor, with a scary-looking (but perfectly safe) elevator to get up there. The room was a bit small, and the shower was tiny, but we had perfect air conditioning and everything we needed. The hotel also offers wine and beer for sale. Wifi is not free, but is available for a small cost. The hotel doesn't take credit cards, only cash. Perfect location, as it is around the corner from the Castro Pretorio metro stop and a short walk from the Termini metro stop and rail station. There is also an ATM around the corner and a great bar right across the street. Go visit and meet the waiter who speaks 5 languages, including English - we never did find out his name, but he was a great server for every night we were there! Definitely would stay here again if visiting Rome.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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DES ARTISTES R, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Artistes, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Dear sherylh96
Thank you for your wonderful review about our Hotel. We are more than pleased to hear every little detail on your review. From check in to check out, it really makes the work of our staff rewarded. :) Our location is one of our main points, we are literally a block from the train station, where all means of transportation is located. If you have specific suggestion or reccomendations, it would be deeply appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much and we look forward to having you again in the future.
Kind regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This Hotel is near the main station, called Termini. It was very easy to find it. The room was quite small but clean and comfortable, the bad was great. The service was very helpful. The breakfast wasn' t too mauch but enough. The elevator is the smallest, i've ever seen is hotels :-).

  • Stayed November 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Villafranca, 20, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
#156 Business Hotel in Rome
#230 Family Hotel in Rome
#235 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel des Artistes 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Des Artistes Hotel, located on a quiet side street in the city center and is perfect for a romantic getaway, a relaxing break or business trip. Is just five minute's elegant stroll from the city's main railway station Termini and a short walk from major monuments, churches, museums and other places of interest. For those of you that want to wander further afield, the Rome underground is just around the corner from the hotel. ... more   less 
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