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“Nice one” 4 of 5 stars
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Brando & Gio
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Castelfidardo 31, 00185 Rome, Italy (Formerly Hotel Castelfidardo) (Esquilino)   |  
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Ranked #854 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Limerick, Ireland
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The hotel is situated in building with other B&B's but it's close to Termini station and subway (10mins walk). So that;'s the first plus. Staff speaks English,well at least half of them..Reception is open 24hrs, which I take as a big plus! Room was cosy & clean but a bit small. Modern and new. Bathroom was in excellent condition even with hairdryer! Breakfast was poor, but that's typical in Italian hostels and Bb's so I wasn't surprised at all. Although they were serving gorgeous cappuccino with heart . Loved it! We stayed 3 nights only and was there only for nights. Supermarket is on the way to termini station.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We stayed at Brando & Gio for the last three nights of our 50 day trip. We stayed in lots of hotels, most were better than this one. The staff was indifferent, I don't know if it was because they were rude, or just didn't understand English. Answers to our questions were short and curt. We had contact with them only during check in and check out.

The room was small, but clean. The bathroom was adequate. We were in a non-smoking room, but the adjoining room apparently was smoking. The beds were small and very uncomfortable. Free internet.

Positives:
Ten minute walk to the main train terminal
Very low price
Elevator
Free Internet
Very Clean
Good neighborhood - lots of restaurants nearby

Negatives:
Small room
Small uncomfortable beds

We decided that we would be out of the room most of the time, so we would sacrifice comfort for location and price. Luckily the weather was good, if it was raining, it would be tough to spend a lot of time in the room. If you are looking just for a place to sleep, this will fit the bill.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

The room wasnt the same that we booked so we had to pay 50euro to get our room,whatever we stayed 5 nights.No breakfast,the staff was not friendly AT ALL,i do not recomended

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

My partner I I booked this hotel 9 months in advance for our stay of 1 night. Three months after the booking was made, we received an email advising our booking was cancelled and no explanation provided. We immediately sent an email asking why, and a response was received some days later advising a mistake was made with our name and the booking was cancelled by accident. We were then advised if we wished to rebook, the room would now be double the cost, after the hotel made the mistake and cancelled our booking! Needless to say, we did not re-book the room.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

The room was clean and tidy with the added bonus of an in room safe. Bathroom was tiny, but clean and sufficient. I would definitely recommend this for the budget conscious traveller. Good location close to the train station.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Plenty of space with a comfy queen bed for me and a single for my travelling partner. Clean and air conditioned room, which was great as it was VERY hot! It looked like our room may have been recently refurbished. A tiny lift (that worked well). Ideally situated near Termini and walkable to some tourist spots. Good restaurants and bars nearby. Street not so noisy as others.

Room Tip: We (2 women) had a queen bed and a single in a large room.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I stayed at this hotel at the beginning and end of my time in Italy. It is located close to Roma Termini station which is great for travelling beyond Rome but it is a fair walking distance to all the other tourist sights.

When I arrived the first time I was lead to a room which already had someone elses bag in it. It seemed they weren't sure where I should be. I ended up in a double room, near reception which was quite ok if not a little noisy at times. The beds were very hard but I found this to be common throughout Italy. The second visit I was in a single room which was very small but was quiet with a bathroom adequate for my needs.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from reception and the stairs.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Castelfidardo 31, 00185 Rome, Italy (Formerly Hotel Castelfidardo)
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #854 of 1,267 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Brando & Gio 1*
Number of rooms: 5
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