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“Relaxing base for visiting Rome...only small downsides for us” 4 of 5 stars
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Roma Dehon Apartment Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Leone Dehon 61-63, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Adagio Rome Dehon)   |  
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Ranked #448 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
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“Relaxing base for visiting Rome...only small downsides for us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Just back from six nights here and we were very happy with our stay. We wanted somewhere handy for city touring, but also peaceful and - importantly for us - where we could cook meals and "do our own thing".

Overall it ticked all the boxes, although some small downsides including a more basic and dated kitchen than we expected, the odd cleaning policy, and the poor/intermittent Wi-Fi (last two as highlighted by others)

None of these though were particularly bothersome for us, and we guess reflect the fact this is quite an old apart-hotel, from the look of things only recently incorporated into the Adagio brand. The rooms were nothing like as flash as the only other Adagio we'd stayed in (Cologne) or even Citadine apart-hotels. But for us it more than made up for this by its charm, green and peaceful "holiday feel" including big private outside terraces, great for outdoor meals etc, and of course the swimming pool/sunbed area in a lovely garden setting.

Although simply furnished the room was a good size with comfortable bed, TV, key-operated safe and good bathroom. Despite the small and basic kitchen area (comprising old electric hob, microwave, fridge, sink) we managed to cook all meals for our stay. There's a good supermarket about 5 -10 minutes walk away on Piazza Pio XI, along with other fruit/vegetable shops, cafes etc also a newsagent where you can buy Rome bus/metro travelcards.

The strange cleaning policy (daily cleaning on offer for 3 night stays, none for stays of 4 - 7 days and only one clean for an 8 night stay) was mystifying but not a big issue for us, given plenty of towels were provided along with two big dispensers with quite good soap/shampoo for hand basin and shower/bath, washing up liquid etc.

Not being internet addicts we were ok with the patchy Wi-Fi, as indeed previous generations seemed to have very happily managed without.

Getting to and from Rome centre by bus or bus/metro was straightforward after initial working out the route/service options, usually taking about 20 minutes or so...evidently dependent on where you're going, also buses taking notably longer at rush-hour. All the useful bus stops are 5 - 10 (max) minutes walk from the hotel. The friendly reception staff are very helpful on travel and general sight-seeing tips.

From our experience other tips would be:

a) the 3 day Roma pass (€34 each) worked well for us, cost effective for the places we visited (we chose the Colisseum/Forum and Castell San Angelo as our two included sites) and especially for avoiding the long queues at the Colisseum, along with unlimited metro/bus/tram travel.
b) we were pleased that - despite some temptation - we declined "skip-the-line" touts while queuing for the Vatican museum who charge €30 for what is normally a €16 ticket. They greatly exaggerate the queuing time, with what we were told would be a 2-3 hour wait actually being a pleasant enough 45 minutes, and there is absolutely no advantage on the time it takes, once you're inside them museum, to get to the Sistine Chapel (they claim you can save an additional hour here). If you're sure of your visit time booking on-line makes sense as you miss all the queues, or go after 1pm when queues are apparently far shorter..
c) Certainly in summer mosquitos seem an issue - plug in room repellent recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed nine nights, and had no problems with the cleaning policy - the deal is part self-catering and if that is not OK there are plenty of hotels in Rome that offer the full-service package. We liked having a fridge and basicl kitchen facilities much more than we missed having our beds made. The pool is lovely - only problem being restricted hours (please, Adagio, couldn't adults swim without lifeguard before 9.30?).

The location isn't central, but public transport links are good once you get to know them - best advice is to get a map and a multi-trip ticket, and don't restrict yourself to the buses that go direct to the centre. There are loads of buses if you change at St Peter's, and it's an easy walk to Baldo degli Ubaldi Metro station. Walking to the Vatican is feasible, but not worth the effort. The walk to Janicolo and Trastevere via Doria Pamphilj park is really nice, though quite long.

Hotel wifi isn't great, but it worked OK for us, mostly. Restaurant is nice, but don't miss "happy hour" (17.30-22.30) at Papagallo's bar if you want great value food and drink and a lively Italian atmosphere.

Staff were helpful and patient;

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here. We enjoyed being out of Rome itself as it gave us a chance to recharge our batteries. The small pool doesn't open until 9.30, which, if you are touring a hot city and you want to get in a swim, is too late. I am unsure if there is a policy in Rome which states you have to have a lifeguard, but if they could have a rule which states you swim at your own peril then they could increase the swimming pool hours. The Internet wasn't great but it was better than most of the places I stayed in in Italy - Europe generally is poor for Internet connections but Italy is one of the worse. It would have been useful if the hotel sold bus or transport tickets as we found that the local Tabac was shut for most of the time so we couldn't buy tickets, although the bus driver couldn't care less if you have tickets or not! Nice lobby, nice staff, nice room with a balcony and kitchenette. Would happily recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I just got home yesterday after a week long stay here. Upon arrival, I was fairly impressed. Helpful staff, nice lobby, etc. The rooms were large. Kitchenette with a fridge that actually could keep a cold temperature. Nice little balcony. The hotel overall didn't smell to well, but it was reasonably clean. As other reviewers have stated, the Wi-Fi is terrible. 3 euro for a card to access it, then each 24 hours after that you have to obtain a new recharge card from the front desk, and go through quite a few hoops in order to get it working decently. My main complaint - the cleaning policy. If you stay 1-3 nights, your room is cleaned every day. What doesn't make sense, is for Stays of 7 nights, your room is never cleaned. The entire time we were there we had no room service, no sheets changed, no towels, or anything. You must pay an "al-a-carte" cleaning fee. Somewhat backward. Beds were not very comfortable. Very thin mattress, and the sheets were farm from soft. Location is about a 1km walk from the Vatican, which isn't bad. Probably 25-30 minutes if you walk at a decent place. Overall, I don't think I would stay there again unless the Wi-Fi situation was fixed, and the cleaning situation revised.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

First advice is to get a shuttle or taxi to arrive, as the nearest bus station stays at a 10 min distance walk. Hotel is quite nice in general, though. My room had a balcony with a view to the woods and there was a mini fridge which I could use for stuffs I got from the local market, a mile away. Pool was nice, although you cannot take your bedroom towels down to the deck. Bring your own or pay 5 euro per towel. Internet was not included either, but if you pay 3 euro, they will recharge your connection during your whole stay. The hotel is a little ouside Rome downtown.

The restaurant seemed to be a bit fancy, but with reasonable prices and delicious italian food. Downside is that you they cannot charge the bill to your room. They've got some strange separated system from the hotel. What I did not like at all was the cleaning policy. I stayed 3 nights and the trash was never taken out or the towels changed. The'll definately need to revise this.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Nice enough hotel, but during a 7 day stay, our towels were only replaced once and our sheets were never changed. The cleaning policy states that for a 7 day stay your room will be cleaned once. For a 1-3 day stay, your room will be cleaned everyday. This seems a little backward. On our cleaning day our towels were changed and our bed was made- that was it.
Other than that, it wasn't a bad place. It's a few blocks off the main street so you don't get any street noise, but you could hear everyone that went by in the hallway at all hours.
Our room was small, but adequate with a small kitchenette. It had a small fridge which was very nice to have. The grounds around the pool are beautiful. The lobby is large with a computer for guests and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Leone Dehon 61-63, 00165 Rome, Italy (Formerly Adagio Rome Dehon)
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #448 of 1,269 Hotels in Rome
Hotel Class:3 star — Roma Dehon Apartment Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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