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Hotel Due Torri
Vicolo del Leonetto, 23, 00186 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #167 of 1,268 hotels in Rome
Brownsville, Maryland
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9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This charming hotel on a quiet side street in the heart of ancient Rome is delightful. It is within walking distance of everything one wants to see in Rome. The rooms are lovely, and the hotel staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I needed to see a dentist on an emergency basis, and they arranged everything. There are many great restaurants within blocks of the hotel and a bus line close by. They arranged for taxis to and from the airport and train station and helped us with bus tour reservations.

  • Stayed October 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I will not even begin to go into much detail about the smallness of room 504 and the other three rooms shown to us. Size of the room is usually irrelevant in European hotels. I don't care about that, as long as it's clean and I have a place to open my suitcase, and sleep.

Well, in this room we could not even open our suitcase and the front door at the same time.. It was so bad it had us laughing uncontrollably as if this nightmarish room was on a skit from Saturday Night Live about small dirty European hotels.
Beside the tiny size of the room with no place to walk only room for the bed, It was the grime and filth evident that we could not tolerate in this room.

I have pretty low standards for moderately priced small hotels in Italy. However, I expect the standerds for cleanliness to be acceptable enough for a hotel that was $230.00 USD.

It was filthy, thick layer of grime on the telephone (see attached photos). The closet had black mold growing and a layer of dust on the wall. The bathroom shower stall had black mold, and the drain was scary dirty with grime and hair in the drain from previous guest.

The ceiling was moldy.
The airconditioning when put on blew out dirt.
The doors were dirty with filthy fingerprints from many previous guests.
It was so overall disgusting I was choking from mold in the air.

I don't except the standerd of cleanness to be as in a corporate chain hotel, but something that looks like the staff is doing their job besides making a bed and replacing the toilet paper between guests needs to be done in this hotel.
There was even hair on the night stand from the last guest.

I was pleasantly shocked at how responsive the front desk person was to our concerns, they were amazingly accommodating, kindly took our concerns very seriously, and apologetic for the filth. They allowed us to look at three other rooms for consideration to transfer to that was available. I was horrifying the condition of the others bathrooms and the rooms where dark and dingy not outside light in these rooms, two of them had no ceiling in the bathroom, Really no ceiling, you can see through to some ugly dirty open gird plastic thing to all the open grimly duct work and open holes into dirty vents. scary.

The front desk gentlemen graciously sugested we look look at the rooms in the owners other hotel Fontanella Borghese only few short streets, he called them and we left our luggage and walked to over to look at rooms they have available.
To our delight it was everything you would want and expected from a small European hotel. Thankfully this made it all better for us and had a lovely couple of nights in this hotel.

We agreed to transfer to that hotel and thrilled to have them physically do the transfer of our luggage for us, so when we checked into the other hotel our luggage was waiting for us in our clean room with a window, and some floor space to walk around and room to breathe, clean clotes and bathroom. The staff there was as wonderful and charming, personable and helpful, that is what makes these types of stays in small hotels in Europe lovely.

Go to the Hotel fontanella Borghese by the same owner if you want a quaint European hotel experience in this same neighborhood and price range.

Room Tip: Rooms are filthy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MARIACINZIA, Manager at Hotel Due Torri, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Madam,

We had the chance to read your message and we just wish to say that if the hotel was so horrible as you described it, there was no reason to sleep there not even for one night. Furthermore as the owner, as you write, is the same of hotel Fontanella Borghese (our siter hotel)is not possible that she ownes and manages her two hotels in a such different way.
We are glad anyway you had a pleasant stay at our sister hotel.
Best regards.
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annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The Due Torri is on a very small side street (in the U.S., it would be an alleyway) near the Piazza Navona. Smallish rooms (and a really tiny shower stall in the bathroom), but clean and comfortable. Staff is extremely helpful - great restaurant recommendations, transit information, etc. It's about a 45 minute walk to the Vatican, and about the same to the Forum - but walk if you can, especially to the Forum/Palatine/Colliseum area, since you'll go through a lot of interesting neighborhoods. Rome isn't cheap (although it's less expensive than Venice) and the Due Torri is a good value.

Room Tip: You might want to step up from the least expensive room - others have nicer views and maybe a terrac...
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MARIACINZIA, Direttore at Hotel Due Torri, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Sirs,

We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and we really hope to meet you again.
Regarding the smallish room as you write, we have to say that unfortunately as we are very close to the river it can happen that the wind cause us this problem.
We apologise for that but unfortunately it's not under our control and there is nothing we can do.
Wishing you all the best we send you our warmest regards.
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As you may expect, the rooms in Due Torri are fairly small with enough room for your suitcases and you. Due Torri is in good location near the Spanish steps and the Piazza del Popolo which requires a cab ride from the train station (although we saw a rummed out bum sleeping in the archway one night coming back from dinner). Breakfast is included and a there is laptop in the lobby area for internet, which should be sufficient for your basic needs.

The furnishings and bedding seem like that they haven't been updated quite in a while, and noise reverberates throughout the narrow alley, but that is probably common for Rome. Be advised, if you call a cab to Due Torri, they come with their meter running from where they started.

All in all, for the price, you may be able to get more.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MARIACINZIA, Direttore at Hotel Due Torri, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Sirs,

We saw the review youy wrote and we wish to thank you so much.
Regarding the bum unfortunatley as you know they are all over the world. In anyc ase he was very harmless.
We hope to meet you again in the near future and send you our warmest regards.
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cleveland, oh
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101 reviews 101 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Have stayed here three times and always pleased with our visit. Small hotel in very quiet, but very convenient location. Rooms are small, but efficient and well furnished. Lovely, helpful staff. Breakfast is included and served most of the morning hours. Easy walking to most popular tourist locations and even to Trastevere.

Room Tip: Request larger room, if you require more comfortable space.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SanJose
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Once again the Hotel Due Torri worked out to everyone’s satisfaction. It is well located and within walking distance of several sights and restaurants, and also the taxi stop when you want to go some distance. It is a bit hard to find for first time visitors, on a side street, but is well signed if you look, so don’t be put off by that. Five minutes from the Pizza Navona and many other sights. I would go back again and again. The owner and staff are great and make sure you ask for a room with a balcony.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the top rooms with a deck.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Rome is not a cheap place to stay. Due Torri was about the average price, and recommended mainly for its location, so I gave it a shot and hoped for the best; and I think I got it. The decor was classy and well maintained. The room was smallish but clean and well furnished and very comfy. The buffet breakfast was well stocked, and came with good strong coffee. And most importantly, while the location is very convenient to major sights and surrounded by good shops and restaurants, the hotel itself is nestled into a small side-street and is therefore very quiet at night. I slept like a baby.

Room Tip: Rooms on the third and fourth floors have lovely views of the mish-mash of nearby rooftops.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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: Vicolo del Leonetto, 23, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
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#113 Best Value Hotel in Rome
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