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Hotel Madison
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Marsala 60, 00185 Rome, Italy (Esquilino)   |  
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Ranked #805 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Don't use the wifi!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The hotel was amazingly convenient for a group. Lovely to just cross the street to Termini. Don't expect luxury around the train station. It's clean and the breakfast was quite decent for the price. There was much confusion about the wifi for our group. First of all, of course, no hotel should still be charging for wifi, so it's obviously a money-maker and seemingly one on the side for some of the staff. Just don't use it; it's VERY expensive. One of our group was charged $25. Go next door, buy a coffee, and get it free.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kenfig Hill, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a very good hotel, although it is quite busy: in the center of Rome. The service was good, the breakfast room was good. There are a few problems, however. The reception area is not very big, although I traveled with 45+ other people, with suitcases: It is a bit of a congested space. The lifts, there aren't enough of, and they aren't very big, it was hard to get 4 teenagers in, with suitcases. Also, the lift is a bit shaky, it makes me not at all comfortable (but, it's the same with all lifts, but this was worse). It is very much a maze then trying to get to you're room, but it is easier to remember the route to get there, and if you get lost, follow the signs to the exit. The room quality was very good. Although, some of the rooms had a good view, and some didn't. My room, for example showed what I would explain as a back alley, where all the trash cans, etc. go, from the back of the building.

Overall, a good hotel, not the best though.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I have stayed here before and its a good choice for Rome in my opinion. I must just say I read the review below by 'Tati F' and it is very unfair - maybe as a regular traveller to Rome I am more in the know but the government city tax IS a compulsory tax to all tourists who stay in a hotel in Rome. Its a legal requirement as far as I know so I am not surprised the staff were upset it wasnt paid. And yes its not the quietest hotel in the world, but it in in the centre of Rome, so I think its harsh to expect it to be quiet like a country retreat.

The hotel is in a good central location, and the staff were friendly both times I've stayed here. I had a good chat with Ben on reception who reccommded a great pizzeria around the corner from the hotel, where the pizza's were delicious. The room was adequte. Its a good value for money option. I would reccommend it and would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights, when I checked out they wanted to charge governament taxes that are not obligated for turists, the italian man, an old man that was in the reception started talkinh very agressive and said that he would call the police, and opened the door and said GO, LEAVE THIS PLACE, and very bad words. the hotel is poor, the people are agressive, dont go if you are alone, its dangerous, and the room doors dont close, its the worst hotel Ive stayed in.
Italian people are very agressive and stupid, so please stay in a safe place, because we are visitors and must be carefull, they are not kind at all. PLEASE AVOID, DONT PASS TO WHAT I PASSED IN THIS HOTEL, I FEEL IN THE OBLIGATION TO TELL PEOPLE. ROOMS ARE NOT QUITE AT ALL, IT IS IN FRONT OF A TRAIN STATION, PEOPLE ARE RUDE

Room Tip: rooms dont have a/c and smell badly
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Leutasch, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

sure, I get a special rate nonetheless the Hotel was very good located, opposite Termini Station, the bedroom and the bathroom where absolutely clean. The service was friendly and helpful. The bell boy service helpful due to my several luggage y had to carry to the train.
the breakfast very good and rich.

the only big minus was that they could not offer Wi Fi either a free one at the first floor or against payment.

for a short stay this hotel is recommendable

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Arrived late after a Ryanair flight and stayed just one night. Room tired, very basic but had everything I needed. A clean and comfortable bed and a huge bath tub. Breakfast was plentiful albeit a bit chaotic as it seemed a whole school year of 15 year olds were staying but hey ho I got a seat. The price was right, being close to the station was right and I would stay again under those circumstances.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Best location in Rome, across the street from Rome central station. The room were good enough for sleeping only, its not fun hotel but good to spend the night in it. The staff were nice and helpful, the reception guy went with to the central station to tell me how to use the ticket machine, was so nice of him.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Marsala 60, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #805 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Madison 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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