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Jonico Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Silicella 41, 00169 Rome, Italy   |  
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Ranked #819 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
Mumbai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Value for money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

While the breakfast cafe at the reception is a lil unappetising, the overall experience is worth the fare.
While the hotel is located away from the city centre, the bus stop is 5 minutes away and is well connected to all the main routes.
Rooms are spacious enough, although the bathroom is a little cramped for my liking.
Particularly loved the bakery down the road owned by a Punjabi man and his Italian wife.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

The charming garden out front welcomes and gives you a good feel as you enter this hotel after the long drive from the airport.

The rooms are spacious enough and the bathroom is compact yet convenient. No problems with the room per se.
The cafe at the lobby that also serves breakfast requires improvement. Styrofoam cups and plates to collect your croissants from the counter on a first come first serve basis, is probably the hotel's major faux pas. on your first morning, you are unaware of the system and late comers are left with no refills!

While the hotel is located away from the centre of the city, there is a bus stop 5 minutes away that connects you to the main bus stand/rail station.

The receptionist speaks limited english but is very helpful, will even draw out your entire must-do day tour on the city map for you!

  • Liked — The peaceful locality around the hotel
  • Disliked — The breakfast cafe
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ballina, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

We booked this Hotel for four nights. On arrival we found that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms (we had late flights and did not check in until 1 in the morning). Breakfast was fruit juice, cold coffee and sticky buns. Staff I have to say were unpleasant and rude and didn't want to be bothered by guests. The so called "bar" did not open while we were there and when we requested some hot water for tea, they would not give us any saying all was shut since 10am!!! The rooms were a good size, the beds were very clean and very comfortable. a good size wardrobe and a safe which you programme yourself also in the room. The bath room was clean but a little dated. Needs to be refurnished. Each room had a fridge with bottles of water and soft drinks put in each day (although the one in our room did not work!). The corridors were not lit and only waited lit up for about 15 seconds when you switched the lights on.
Overall the location of the hotel is too far out from the city. The 105 bus takes between 30 -45 mins depending on traffic. This was normally very crowded. The tram also runs beside the bus stop to the city. Quicker to get there but not by much. It will not bring to the main train station (Termini) like the bus will.
Overall I couldnt recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — The clean and comforable beds.
  • Disliked — Everything else
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Delhi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

Situated at the end of a narrow road filled with huge
garbage bins whose stench mingles with ?jasmine growing on boundaries of apartments.
Buliding is modern clean,rooms are Ok.
The management seems to be on hard days cutting corners,light incorridors go off in 15 seconds leaving it in darkness,AC is not swtitched on when it is everywhere else.
The complimentary breakfast is miserly just bread and butter,milk hidden away with no breakfast cereals and cold meat or cheese.Stingy real stingy.
The staff is bored ,on edge , avoid meeting your eyes unfriendly
It is far from the Rome city center,105 city bus service though is good but takes 45 minutes overcrowded.
The area seems to be overrun by Bangladesh immigrants and downscale,industrial type activity no tourists visible
has parking and is near an airport not Da vinci , the main one though

  • Liked — spacious clean room
  • Disliked — no ac/ dark corridors
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Jonico and i must say that it was absolutely terrible. The first room we were given smelt terribly of smoke. We asked for a non-smoking room, only to be told there were none. The second room was slightly better, but still smelt. The room was small but fairly clean, however the bathroom was full of mildew, from the shower mat to the ceiling, was covered in mildew. The breakfasts were a total disappointment, being only fruitjuice, coffee, biscuits and sweet buns. It never changed at all in the four days we were there. The worst was that we were totally ripped off with two phone calls (1 to South Africa and 1 to London). We were charged 130 Euros (In Venice, the 'same' calls cost us 16 Euros). Via e-mail, I have asked for a breakdown for over a month, including Renato Rossi, the hotel director, with NO response. Absolutely disgraceful. The hotel is also a hour's bus trip form central Rome.
Rob Pound South Africa

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Lots of mildew in bathroom and ripped off with telephone call costs
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rome
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2008

As I mentioned, Hotel is horrible. The main reasons, among others, for that conclusion are:
1. really, really, really far away from city centre
2. very, very poor breakfast (lets say no breakfast)
3. unkind working staff

First of all, you should never book this hotel because of his location. You will need at least one hour and 25 min to city centre. By the way, bus is always full, but always. You will have to share the space in bus with a lot of people who are not so polite. Driving from hotel to city centre and than go back (the last one is around midnight) will ‘cost’ you 3 hours. You will be nervous and unwilling to do the same next day. Or maybe you like torture?!!!

Second thing is breakfast. Just one sentence is enough regarding this remark. NO BREAKFAST!! Some bread with artificial jam and juice. Do you like that????

Third, staffs who works during the night is not polite. During the day situation is better.

All in all, if you don’t want to spoil your holiday in beautiful city, such as Rome, you should never book this hotel!!!

All the best,

Sasha

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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brisbane
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

Staff were rude and generally unhelpful. Hotel was too far from city 45min to 1h20min depending on traffic. Got a weekly bus pass from newsagents. Fantastic restaurant across from bus stop called El Patio ate there every night food was great and quite cheap.

Stayed October 2007
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Additional Information about Jonico Hotel

Address: Via Silicella 41, 00169 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #819 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jonico Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Jonico has a good location to go to the city center (10km Termini and Porta Maggiore) and for moving in all other directions. It 's located inside the G.R.A. at 300mt. far from Via Casilina where the tram line Rome-Giardinetti and bus 105 (also at night) make it directly connected to the Termini station area. The entry / exit 18 of G.R.A. (400 mt.) makes it directly reachable to Ciampino airport (10km) and Fiumicino airport (45 km), national highways, the Castelli Romani area and the Rainbow Magicland park. The 69 double and multiple rooms all with bathrooms, for the most part with balcony and large, very quiet during the night. In the rooms you can find: wi-fi internet, air conditioning, private bathroom, telephone, color TV, mini bar, hairdryer, safe. ... more   less 
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