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“Excellent Modern Contemporary Hotel”
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Twentyone Hotel
Ranked #198 of 1,257 Hotels in Rome
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent Modern Contemporary Hotel”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I like modern contemporary hotels and this hotel met the bill. Quite often you pay for 4 star facilities you do not use such as gyms and lounges. For a short city break I just want a quality hotel, nicely furnished, clean and with a good bathroom. This hotel was just that. It was in a good area a short walk across the river to the historic centre. Close to a metro and with good bus links. We were very happy with our choice. The only downside was that there seemed to have been an overbooking and we were put in another hotel for the first night which although 4 star was very old fashioned and the room tiny and dark. This spoilt our first night in Rome and we were very glad to move to Hotel Twentyone. We were compensated for this by a free mini bar for the remaining nights. People have commented on the breakfast. I found it to be very good. A bit busy at times but with a good choice. You have to remember that it is a continental type breakfast and not an American one.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We spent 4 nights in this hotel, not cheap to say the least. Good location but the breakfast was really disappointing and the room was noisy. The air con didn't work either...
Room was clean though and the staff were friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This is an odd, contemporary, hotel.
The pros: location, staff are helpful,
The cons: lighting, American television stations were almost nonexistent, internet was spotty at best, complimentary breakfast is suffient but nothing to boast about, furnishings are of thrift store quality and the bed lacks any luxury
Although i wouldn't recommend this hotel for amenities, I would recommend this hotel for location

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Pluses: Location of this hotel is good - within a walking distance from Vatican, Castel Sant-Angelo... The interior decoration is modern with clin d'oeil to modern art - our portion of the 3rd floor had a wall dedicated to Miles Davis. The rooms are spacious and impeccably clean. The bathroom is elegantly designed and very practical. The breakfast buffet is very good, the choice is limited, but sufficient. Breakfast coffee from the coffee machine is okay, if you really don't like it, just order and pay extra for the real espresso deal at the bar. Same for orange juice. The staff are helpful, polite and nice, all but one person spoke very good English.

Minuses: In the rooms overlooking the street the traffic noise can be heard also with windows closed. The idea of putting spotlights pointing upwards on the facade, might seem esthetically good, but is a source of light just outside the window with only black curtains to block it out. TV has Italian Sky programs and virtually no international ones. Volume can only be regulated on the TV set, not with the remote (or maybe that was just the problem in our room). Wireless was sometimes non-existent. The faucet was defective (one part kept falling off) and remained like that for the whole of our stay. The towels (all of them, not just once) left small white cotton balls all over our dark clothes. For the last two days we were bothered by noises of a drilling machine; at the reception they kind of didn't really know what was going on, but, said (on Friday afternoon) that the works should cease soon for the week-end. Guess what: on Saturday we could see there were major reconstruction works going on in what used to be a bank office on the ground floor in the same building. And we noticed it, because they also worked on Saturday. No swimming pool or other amenities that we would expect from a 4-star hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid the street-side for noise, insist on a room with good wi-fi, if you need it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

The hotel is a pretty nice hotel with some unusually angled rooms, the architect must have been very busy laying out the design.Some of the best features of this hotel are the reception staff and the people who cleaned the rooms.These guys who manned reception could not have been more genuinely friendly and helpful.The cost of the rooms was not cheap but I suppose this is Rome!The breakfast buffet left quite a lot to be desired,it surely would not take much to improve it.Location is reasonably good,close enough to the Vatican on a busy street but is a distance from ancient Rome... bring comfortable footwear. ROME is definitely worth a visit.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hotel twenty one is well situated for all attractions , we walked to all of them including the Vatican and the colosseum , there is a nice bar at the end of the road "little devil".

Rooms we lovely paid a bit more and got a suite it was superb

Room Tip: get a suite
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Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife and I spent a long anniversary weekend at Hotel Twentyone. Though our time was limited mostly to sleeping, we did enjoy our stay in a junior suite.

Positives:
-- Great location
-- Very friendly and nice staff, including at the bar
-- Breakfast bar, while a bit generic, was plentiful, tasty and (at least for me) always had donuts
-- Great hot water and water pressure. If you think this is unimportant, talk to me after walking a few kilometers around Rome
-- Knowledgeable front desk. We asked for a restaurant where locals eat, ended up at our best dinner of the trip at Le Cupole just four blocks away

Negatives:
-- WiFi is horrendous unless you are in the lobby. Basically unusable even if you are able to connect.
-- When we tested the jacuzzi, dirt spewed out of the jets for the first five seconds. We drained, waited until the next day, then it was fine, but it was a bit unnerving.

The round beds are a great novelty. Some folks call them hard, but I just viewed them as firm, which I prefer. The soft sheets and pillows balanced it out well.

We'd stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Twentyone Hotel
Address: Via Cola di Rienzo 23, 00192 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Prati
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#117 Luxury Hotel in Rome
#185 Business Hotel in Rome
#226 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#279 Family Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Twentyone Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Twentyone is a modern boutique hotel set on one of Romes best shopping streets. Castel SantAngelo and the historic centre are just a pleasant 10-minute walk away. Perfectly positioned on Via Cola di Rienzo, Twentyone Hotel allows you to explore the elegant Prati district, home to the Vatican and Saint Peters Basilica, with ease. Metro and bus links are located close by. Enjoy the hotels minimalist décor and ultra-modern interiors. All of Twentyones rooms come with LCD satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, and free wired internet access. Friendly staff at the Twentyone will be happy to book transfers, guided tours and trips for you. ... more   less 
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