I stood here with a couple of friends. For the first night we got a room in Roman and Italian 1, then we moved to Roman and Italian 2.
Both experiences were bad. First, when we arrived, there was a note in the entrance that said, 'please call me at this cell phone number'. One of us had a cell phone from a south american country. We had to make a very expensive call to reach Alessandra. She came about 20 minutes later and gave us one key. You only get one key, even if you are three people, which can be a problem if one of you needs to go to the hotel for whatever the reason. Because once she gives you the key, no one will stay at the hotel to open the door for you.... We found our room was dirty, and the mattress was old, even for European standards, everything was sort of dirty. When showering, water accumulated and didn't drain properly, which I found quite disgusting.
Alessandra didn't give us any soap. We had to ask for soap and she gave us some. The room was very noisy, you could hear ambulances, cars, people hanging out outside.
The blanket we got looked as if it had never been washed. Ever. And I am allergic, so...
Then we had to go to Roman and Italian 2, which is located in a more dangerous area, as we were told by locals who lived there. It's very close to Termini. The door to the building was open when we got there, and there was a lady who worked there, she was very rude and when we asked if there was a hotel in the building, she said no. We had our suitcases and everything. After going back and forth trying to find the place, we asked her again and she did say there was a "pensione" in the building. Ok, like an inn and a hotel are totally different things. I should say we speak Italian, just for the record. She was just being nasty. When we finally found the place, we also had key-related problems.... One of my friends was supposed to leave at 2pm the next day, so during "breakfast" (very poor by the way) we asked them if somebody could open the door for my friend who had to leave early and they refused. They expected us to come to the hotel with our friend, open the door for her, and go back to our tour. Like we had nothing better to do. Then, after check-out, there was no place where we could leave our luggage. Or a key to come get it anyway. So we had to go to Termini and leave our luggage there. So if you think that you have to pay to leave your luggage after you check out at 11AM, plus they charge you a 2 euro fee per person per day (or something, I can't remember exactly, but it wasn't listed on their website)..... then you realize you are better off staying somewhere else really..........Oh, I forgot to mention, when we moved to Roman and Italian 2, there was no soap there either, and this time when we asked, they didn't have any, so we had to use the hand sanitizer I happened to have.......
The room was less dirty, but the bathroom was nasty. And the girl who prepares breakfast always acts as if she were annoyed, so whenever you talk to her, you get the impression that you are bothering her or something.
There are SO MANY BETTER PLACES IN ROME for the same MONEY or LESS!
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