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“Fantastic location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Portoghesi

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Hotel Portoghesi
Ranked #97 of 1,290 Hotels in Rome
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Leeds
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315 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

This hotel was recommended by friends who had stayed here on a previous visit and it was a perfect base for our long weekend in Rome. It is tucked away in a side street close to Piazza Navona and The Pantheon and many fantastic restaurants. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. Each morning of our stay we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast on the roof terrace and enjoyed the continental selection on offer.The only very slight negative comments are that there is no kettle or drink facility in the room and no lounge area to enjoy a glass of something in the hotel. Other than that, the hotel is great base for exploring the delights of this wonderful city!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

The hotel location is excellent. The rooms are clean and in good working order. Breakfast and the rooftop terrace where breakfast is served is a real bonus. The front desk staff speaks excellent English, is prompt and courteous. The first morning we were woken early by construction crews starting work at dawn on the street in front of the hotel. I was disappointed that they were unwilling to arrange for an early breakfast or picnic style option, e.g., melba toast or croissant, butter, jam, when we had to leave the hotel before 7AM to catch a train. This was the only place during our 9-day trip across Italy where we found the Italians (2 different front desk managers) to be unhelpful. For our next trip to Rome we will look for a different hotel; however, I wouldn't rule out staying here again--especially if they drop the price.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel is centrally located to enjoy all of Rome. Wine shops and restaurants nearby. The rooms are clean but small however when in rome hopefully you wont be spending much time in your room anyway. Would highly recommend it if traveling to Rome.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Hotel Portoghesi is a great place to stay in a city the size of Rome. Very quiet and a five minute walk from the Pizza Navona, famous for it's fountains. The staff is very helpful and the rooms are very nice. Our room, for a double, was 135 euro and for Rome that is a great deal for a nice hotel.
There are restaurants close and a couple of local bakeries that were just wonderful.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have stayed at the Hotel Portoghesi five times, which says something about why I return. It is a quiet hotel but also near the hustle and bustle of Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, and close to lots of restaurants and shops. I have always found the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms are small but they are very nicely appointed and the bathrooms are all new. I look forward to a return visit in May 2013, this year!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Portoghesi for four nights in March 2013. The hotel is tucked away on a quiet street in one of the most amazing neighborhoods in Rome. Lots of unique shops and restaurants are very close by, in addition to major sights such as the Pantheon and the Vatican. Our room was very comfortable, spacious, and very quiet. All hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, and made our stay much more enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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marco012, Proprietario at Hotel Portoghesi, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your nice review.
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

This quaint boutique hotel is perfect for visits to Rome. Walking to almost any Piazza from the central location is convenient and the late evenings in nearby Piazza Narvona or Campo de Fiore are great for people watching. Also, the continental breakfast on the roof-top garden cannot be beat. Can't wait to go back for another visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Portoghesi

Property: Hotel Portoghesi
Address: Via Dei Portoghesi 1, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori , Ponte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#91 Business Hotel in Rome
#110 Family Hotel in Rome
#131 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the alleys of Rome that you always dreamed of, Hotel Portoghesi showcases elegant and comfortable 3-star interiors, including modern amenities in an area close to splendid Piazza Navona and the historical city center.The ancient building that hosts Hotel Portoghesi has retained its ancient architectural characteristics; its interiors feel like the romantic spirit of fascinating Rome lives on, an ideal venue for an evocative and unforgettable vacation ... more   less 
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