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Hotel Dharma
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Torino 122 | Small Boutique Hotel, 00184 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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“Awesome Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed in this hotel on our honeymoon and it was great.

It is in a great location in Rome, walking distance from Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, also the Pantheon and Colosseum if you can stand a 20 minute hike. It's also located steps from the Republica Metro stop which is pretty handy for getting around and not spending a fortune.

The hotel itself was very nice. We had a wellness suite and it was well worth the extra money. The jacuzzi tub and steam bath were fantastic. The room was spotlessly clean. I am usually very picky about cleanliness in hotels and there was literally nothing that made me think twice here.

The staff was also great. They were very helpful, helped us print off our bus tickets, arranged transfers for us, and let us check out during the time that their reception is normally closed.

The only complaint we had was the noise. Street noise was pretty terrible, but that is to be expected in a large city and is no fault of the hotels. However, our room was located literally right next to the reception area and we could hear people ringing the doorbell and carrying on conversation. It really wasn't that big of a deal and did not hinder us from sleeping or enjoying our stay.

Overall this is a wonderful hotel that offers luxury in Rome at a great price. Stay here!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear Brittmbee,

thank you very much for posting your candid feedback about your stay at Dharma Hotel.
We really love to hear about our guests experience at our place, it helps us to improve our service and efficiency.
We are very glad to know that you had such a great time and your stay at Dharma ticked all the boxes.

Feel free to come back anytime you're in Rome.

Best regards

Lorenzo Macinanti
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    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located in a great spot in rome, just off the main road via nazionale and walking distance to the Fontana de trevi.

It's 3 levels of rooms within a building, with the reception on the 5th floor.

We had room 307 which was spacious and comfortable. We didn't have any trouble with street noise or sleeping at night, but it wasn't a weeknight so not sure if that maked a difference!

The room is well set out in terms of space saving, with the ward robe a roll out behind the bed, and the bathroom hidden behind a large rolling door. We also had a large shower/steam room!

Overall we didn't have any complaints about our room which others have had in here and would say that for location and value for money this has to be right up there for hotels in rome! We would happily stay here again if returning to Rome!

Best of all was the staff, all were more than helpful with recommending places, booking places and letting us know little tips to get around Rome!

If you're after a regular hotel chain type room, then I would say this isn't for you, but if you're after great service, friendly staff and good value for money then stay here!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, September 29, 2013
Dear wong777,

thank you very much for posting such a lovely feedback about your stay at Dharma Hotel.
We are very glad that you had such a great time and you loved the whole concept around Dharma Hotel.

Feel free to join us anytime you're in Rome

Best regards

Lorenzo Macinanti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

mom/daughter trip to rome. the two of us stayed in the wellness suite (502) at the hotel dharma for 3 nights. from the get go we loved everything about this hotel. it's located on the 5th floor in a beautifully restored building, 5 min walking distance to termini and the convenient hop on / hop off tour busses. breakfast is in the restaurant il cotto next door.

the wellness suite is the best choice ever, the room is huge, the furniture is modern and comfy, the floors are quality hardwood and, in the wellness area, mosaic tiles. we had a jacuzzi, a rain shower and a steambath, all with LED mood lighting. nothing beats coming back from a busy day sightseeing than an hour of downtime in your own little hotel room oasis. there is a flatscreen tv and hasslefree wifi as well as enough plugs to charge all your gadgets. you will also find tea and coffee making facilities in the room. the toilet and bidet are kept as spotlessly clean as the entire room. there is no shortage of fluffy towels and courtesy toiletries.

daniela and the entire staff were friendly, unobtrusive, helpful and made us feel very welcome. we are most certainly going to chose the dharma again for any further stays in rome.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear clivia g,

we are so happy that you had a great stay and a wonderful experience at Dharma Hotel.
We wanted to say thank you because you took the time to share your review over TripAdvisor: we are sure that your effort will be very helpful for our future customers.
Feel free to come back anytime you're in Rome.

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Lorenzo Macinanti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Dharma Hotel is reminiscent of a stylish city apartment, and operates on a few levels of a heritage building. It's located in the heart of Rome, where a 10 minute walk will get you to the Termini station. The Termini is the hub of all your train and bus journeys, so getting to the hotel without a taxi is easy.

If you plan to spend your time in Rome sight-seeing, then the location of this hotel is suitable. There are many attractions and landmarks within walkable distance, and even getting to the Colosseum is a scenic 20 minute walk.

We booked one of the more reasonably priced rooms, which proved to be spacious and well embellished. It had a balcony overlooking the street, a comfortable double bed, and a funky bathroom. The styling of the room is what grabs you the most, but a lot of the perks remain practical such as the hide-away wardrobes.

As this is not your traditional hotel with a lobby on the ground floor, there are a few limitations. You need to buzz yourself into the building like any city apartment, and reception closes in the early hours. However, the competitive pricing and friendly staff more than make up for this.

It may not have all the amenities of a large hotel, but Dharma Hotel is stylish, clean and affordable. It ticked all the right boxes for our stay in Rome, and did so in such style.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Edward H,

thank you very much for such a great review, we appreciate your effort. We are so glad that you had a stunning experience at Dharma and you wanted to share it on Tripadvisor.
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We checked into Hotel Dharma today and were instantly thrilled. We were greeted by Max who was professional and polite. We were immediately taken to a lounge with comfy arm chairs and told to "relax for a moment" while he attended to our check in. Max asked if we were holidaying and then instantly brought us a map and showed us where we were and how to navigate to major attractions, where to eat and have some fun. He then took us to our room and showed us all the features, right down to what channels were in English. The suite is stunning with quirky features we could not fault. We haven't had breakfast yet, but the people who whinged and complained about rolling a door in the room are whingers in my mind. This is a modern, classy and fun hotel that suits contemporary people who appreciate unique finishes. Can't understand why anyone would rate this hotel poorly. We love, love, love it. Only fault would be we can't find a bottle opener. Hotel is close to major streets and grater deli for coffee just up the street :)

  • 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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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Dear Carlz208,

thank you very much for sharing your experience at Dharma Hotel, we appreciate your stunning feedback. I am very glad that we have a new supporter from UK! Very, very happy that Dharma concept has been definately your cup of tea. Thank you for posting such a great review, feel free to join us anytime you're in Rome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel with family for a short stop while in Rome. Overall the hotel was very pleasant but there are a few things you should know. First, it's not a "traditional hotel" it occupies just two floors on a building that also holds another hotel and offices. Because of this it has a few things that are different to your typical hotel. Let's get into the details:

Building
The building is quite old and can seem a bit run down from the outside. Walking in you feel more like you are entering into a somewhat run down apartment building. If you are prepared for this it doesn't bother you but you have to know what to expect. The reception is on the 5th floor and once you walk into the hotel you can see a renovated area with modern furniture. Overall the inside of of the hotel itself is quite nice (as you can see from the pictures), in particular the 5th floor (the 3rd floor is not as nice)

The rooms
The rooms are very good, especially considering the price. They have comfortable beds, free Internet that works reasonably well, a (somewhat under stocked) mini bar - with the essential drinks, a large TV with tons of channels. What you should know is that some of the rooms have what one could call..."creative use of space". In my room I had a moveable wall behind which you have the bathroom. I personally thought it was ingenious and the shower itself is great with a very large shower head and a quite nice bathroom. There was somewhat limited storage space which is a bit of an issue. The only thing that was somewhat annoying (and difficult to fix) was the fact that the walls are somewhat thin so you can hear your neighbors and the outside quite well. Not a huge issue but if you are a light sleeper it might be an issue for you (they provide ear-plugs but that is not really my thing). Overall despite the somewhat loud noise I thought the room was very nice.

Breakfast
The breakfast is served in a small restaurant next to the hotel building. This was probably the low point of the stay. Although the restaurant serves reasonable food (my cousin thought that the Tiramissu was the best she ever had) the breakfast was...let's say, less impressive. The options are quite limited (very few fruit or cereal options) and overall the quality is just ok. I can understand that given that it is a small hotel it is hard to have a very large buffet...but again something you should know.

Service
Overall the service was attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to provide options for tours and to help you out. Having said that remember that this is a very small boutique hotel. When I arrived the remote for the TV was not in my room...and whereas this would have been an easy fix in a large hotel...here the poor receptionist had to run around until he found it. So 5-stars in terms of effort but just know that their could be some hiccups because of the size of the hotel.

Location
Great location, walking distance from Roma Termini which means easy acces to the airport and the rest of the city.

Overall it was a great value for our money and we enjoyed the stay at the Dharma hotel. If you want a hotel with a gym, aspa, a bar other large hotel amenities this is not the place for you. If on the other hand you are looking for a great and reasonably priced room in a great location then the Dharma hotel will not disappoint you.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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L_Macinanti, Direttore vendite at Hotel Dharma, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Dear cvidela4791,

thank you very much for sharing your experience at Dharma on Tripadvisor, we appreciate your effort. We are very glad that you had such a good time in a "think different" boutique hotel and I am happy that you have been hooked up.
I can see you from your records that you are used to travel in 5 stars hotel and, once again, I want to remak that we are no way a 5 stars hotel and we have never advertised this information.
We offer smart and luxury accomodation at a reasonable price. Professional and Friendly service. Thank you again and feel free to come back anytime you're in Rome.

Best regards

Lorenzo Macinanti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed at the boutique hotel twice whilst travelling around Europe. The rooms are very stylish, funky and spread out across two floors. The hotel is very secure from the street and within the actual building so puts you at ease. We walked to Via Del Corso in about 10mins.

The concierge team were very warm, friendly and very helpful. As we were coming back to the hotel after being in the Amalfi Coast, they allowed me to leave some items there so I didn't have to cart them back and forth.

We had to leave very early in the morning before breakfast so they packed some breakfast bags for us which was fantastic.

We had a little bit of noise from the street some nights which I think may have been garbage trucks or roadworks but it didn't last long and they do give you ear plugs if necessary.

I loved the hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Via Torino 122 | Small Boutique Hotel, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Dharma 1*
Number of rooms: 17
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