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“So near to Colosseum and so quiet” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Derby
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via di Vigna Pozzi 7 | (Largo delle 7 chiese), 00145 Rome, Italy (Ostiense)   |  
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Ranked #421 of 1,267 hotels in Rome
Hyderabad, India
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“So near to Colosseum and so quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

Being our first Europe trip, we booked this hotel based on travelers reviews and I'm sure that we won't be disappointed. We reached Rome from Barcelona around 10 PM in the night and we took a shared cab from Fiumicino Airport and it took an hour to reach the hotel. We were happy that there is someone at the reception to receive us and they are English speaking (which is blessing for us).

First impression, a very nice hotel in a quiet residential area. Reception was nice and check-in was very quick say around 5 minutes. Hotel has 4 floors with breakfast and reception on the ground floor and it has 2 elevators. We were little disappointed that there is no elevator for 4th floor (where we have given room) and we had trouble taking our huge bag one floor up.

Room was clean & nice with some antic kind of look; it was small & good enough for two and for that price. All basic and needed stuff like TV, Aircon, heater, hair dryer and with safety locker inside the room are available. Shower cubicle in the bathroom is too small and it’s not easy for someone who little heavy.

There is NO restaurant in the hotel and no room service too. They serve only breakfast in the morning and apart from that nothing else. There is a small pizza store just outside the hotel and the food isn't great. Couples of eating places mostly take away near to the hotel. Breakfast was good with sweet stuff and cold meat.

Best thing about this place is its very near to the center of tourist center. There is metro station nearby called “Garbatella” (blue line) and it takes 20mins walk from hotel. It is 3 stops away from the great Colosseum metro. All major attractions are in the metro blue-line and if want to go to Vatican, need to change to red line at Termini and Termini is regional/international train station. We had no trouble reaching the hotel or walking from Metro station to hotel even at 9 PM night and the roads are mostly empty at nights.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cromwell New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

Hotel Derby is a haven of tranquillity and friendliness away the frenzy of central Rome. The public areas are spacious and cheerful and our room was large, light and airy with balcony and an excellent bathroom. The proprietor is cheerful, friendly, concerned and helpful, speaks good English and is full of enthusiasm for and information about his area of Rome. It is within easy walking distance of the Porta St Paolo, the Protestant Cemetery and the Basilica of St Pauls without the Walls. It is close to EUR, two train stations (with the nearest metro at Ostiense), an excellent suburban shopping centre and lots of cafes and restaurants. It is reasonably close to Leonardo da Vinci and car pick-up and drop-off depots. There is no long-term parking immediately by the hotel, but there is street parking close by. For those who want the experience of
a non-touristy part of Rome, this is highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

When you see 3 stars displayed outside the hotel you can assured that is ISNT.

The hotel was very difficult to get to from the Roma Termini, long walk and infequent busses. The rooms very extremely cramped, literally tiny and depressing. The bathrooms even smaller, the shower was so tiny I couldn't even bend over. The drains were clogged (probably to get you out fast) and never fixed despite repeated complaints. The breakfast was lousy.
the only decent thing about the place was one receptionist called Gerogie which made it bearable but on the final day we got a lousy hot headed rude receptionist who threatened to throw us out if we didn't vacate by EXACTLY 12 pm and not a minute later.

Would never stay there - worst part it was pretty far from all the attractions in Rome.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Edenvale, South Africa
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

I spent an unplanned 5 nights here as my wife had to be hospitalised at nearby CTO Hospital after fracturing her knee on broken stairs at Ostiense Station on our way to the airport leaving Rome for Mykonos.

The front office staff, especially Giorgio who could speak excellent English, were extremely helpful as I had much organising to do. They assisted me with phonecalls, faxing, the internet, printing, etc. Eventually we actually decided to leave the hospital after they kept delaying the surgery and return to South Africa for the operation, but all this required much paperwork for travel insurance purposes.

The breakfasts were adequate and the staff even packed a croissant, some butter and jam and fruit for my wife as some of the food in the hospital was no great. Thanks for this!!

I would not choose to stay at this hotel again as it is too far out of the centre of Rome, but I would like to say that it definitly was a good base for being close to the hospital. Thanks to all the staff for their help.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burton on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

I stayed for 4 nights and was delighted to have a clean room, which although not spacious had a generously large bed. Room was clean including bathroom with hairdryer. Unfortunateley there was no hot water on arrival at midnight or early evening but hot water available at breakfast time. The reception staff were very friendly and there are tare-off city maps available in reception at all times. The hotel is in a quiet location only 5 minute walk from metro station Gartello which is then only 4-5 stops from city centre -Termini. Breakfast is adequate with croissants, conflakes and fruit available with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fruit juice. Overall I would definitely return to this hotel for a city break.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Edina MN
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54 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

I stayed for 6 days (unplanned) at the Derby while my wife had surgery and recuperated at the nearby CTO Hospital. I stayed in a small single room that was well cared for and had everything I needed. The front desk staff was always helpful. The location is quite good with small pizza places and nice restaurants nearby. The Metro is about a 15 minute walk away.
The hotel is not centrally located, but it was definitely convenient for my purposes.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

We had the pleasure to stay in this lovely hotel.We want to thank the charming staff and Mr. George especially. Thank you for home-like feeling. The rooms are very clean and lovely. The zone in which the hotel is located is full of trees and cute buildings.
The hotel is located near to metro station "Garbatella" (7-10 minutes to walk). Many thanks and we're sure that we will come back.

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  • Stayed October 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Via di Vigna Pozzi 7 | (Largo delle 7 chiese), 00145 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Ostiense
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#94 Best Value Hotel in Rome
#248 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Derby 3*
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