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Hotel Grifo
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via del Boschetto, 144, 00184 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #132 of 1,266 hotels in Rome
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here for 3 nights - the hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of Termini, Forum, Colloseum. In fact, for 3 days we didn't use any transportation. The hotel itself is quite small with narrow, winding stairs - but the room was quite enjoyable and spacious (we stayed in quadruple room).

The only thing can be improved a bit is the breakfast. There was no variety, and the croissants were not very good.

Overall, we would recommend this hotel for people who are looking for a clean, affordable, and central place to stay in Rome.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The hotel has a very good location and we were suprised by the helpfulness of the staff. We stayed for only 2 nights, but we definitely want to return. We had a spaceous room, that is not very usual for Rome, and additional advantage was a small roof terrace.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The sight of the elevator, the creaky door, the small room.....all seemed to confirm that i had made a mistake. The room looked completely different from the pictures in their website.
But Grifo had something different in store for us. The fantastic location, the helpful staff and cleanliness won our hearts. We soon realized that there was nothing missing in this place that could dampen a nice holiday experience.
Never before had i experienced a place where the staff were eager to hear about experience and how we spent the day.

A home away from home! Definitely stay here if you don't care about bell boys, fancy minibar or attendants giving you a fake welcome for a tip. More value for money !!!

Sharath Rao. March 21-26,2013

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Strategically located at Cavour Station (Metro Line b). Walking distance (5 mins) to Colosseum and safe neighborhood. Lots of ristorante, pubs and cafe around the vicinity. Comfortable rooms and fair breakfast served. Excellent staff especially the 2 young staffs (chubby with spectacle and tall with spectacle). Excellent staff

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed from 3rd March to 6th March and we really love the hotel. Strategically located at Cavour Station (Metro Line b). Walking distance (5 mins) to Colosseum and safe neighborhood. It's a bit difficult to search for the hotel and make sure you ask the direction from the hotel before you go. Lots of ristorante, pubs and cafe around the vicinity. Comfortable rooms and fair breakfast served. Excellent staff especially the 2 young staffs (chubby with spectacle and tall with spectacle). Shower room is the smallest i've ever seen in my whole entire life. You will be in trouble if you are more on the big body..

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Grifo for four nights in early March. We had read several reviews on trip advisor and did not know entirely what to expect, and upon arrival the reception area was piled with boxes, and there was a sound of ongoing building work. Upon being shown to our room however, our worries went. The room was large, clean and led out onto a large open balcony. The balcony itself was not in tip top condition ( tables and chairs piled up with some sort of broken machinery sat on top! ) however this was down to the builders and the weather was not the warmest so this did not effect our stay. The best thing by far about the hotel however was the location. The district was full of locals, with lots of nice restaurants, bars and shops in very close proximity. The chap at reception gave us a map and told us some very useful information about the city, things to avoid, things to do, and the advice was invaluable. We found the hotel to be a great base for exploring the city, the coliseum is less than five minutes walk away, the trevi fountain 10 minutes, and we managed the 40 minute trek to the Vatican with ease. In reality, Rome is not that big and you should not have to trek any further than 40 minutes in any direction. The hotel was away from the touristy bars and restaurants therefore the ones nearby were more reasonably priced and very tasty!
Back to the hotel, we heard very little noise from other guests, and although the bed was comfy the pillows were a little hard for our liking. The breakfast was tasty and filling, the croissants were delicious, and it was a substantial start to the day! The building work went on from bout 8.30 to 18.00, however, you don't come to Rome to relax, and this did not effect our stay.
What we found great about the hotel was that the bad things about the hotel Grifo were far overshadowed by the good things. If I was to start this review mentioning the builders, the poor balcony, the box filled reception, the lack or hot water between 0800 - 1230hrs (due to the pipes being installed by Mussolini 70 years previously and no-one wanting to go near them allegedly!) the occasional power cuts and the hard pillows, no one would understand why I gave a five star review. The fact is the hotel made up for it in more ways than just the great location. My wife has Italian family, so we have travelled to Italy numerous times before and all we can say is the Hotel Grifo is traditonal Italy, and this is the Italian way. The Hotel Grifo was quaint, loveable and ideal for a short break! Five stars well deserved and we would happily stay there again! Our holiday to Rome would not have been the same without Hotel Grifo!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were recommended this brilliantly located hotel by a friend and we weren't disappointed. Only 10 mins walk away from ancient rome sights, and about 40 mins walk to the Vatican, and never more than 30mins walk from anywhere else you'd want to see in rome!

The staff were polite and helpful, always willing to help point out the lovely eateries around the area and beyond (go to Bier and Fud!!). Rooms were clean and compact, and had comfy beds! Breakfast filled the hole nicely and all for a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Via del Boschetto, 144, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#93 Family Hotel in Rome
#142 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Grifo 3*
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