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“Terrific location, fantastic ambience”
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Hotel Navona
Ranked #124 of 1,261 Hotels in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Devon England
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrific location, fantastic ambience”
Reviewed July 17, 2008

A friend and I stayed at the hotel this year for five nights and found it perfectly located for all of the places we wanted to visit. We loved the inside/outside stairway - it just added to the fun. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. We had to cancel our first planned visit due to a bereavement and the hotel immediately sent their condolences and offered to transfer our stay to a later date. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay somewhere with character and charm that'll put them on the doorstep of so many Roman wonders!

  • Liked — character and charm
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with friends
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4 Thank figoruni
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New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2008

Listen, it's a great location. However to get to the hotel you have to go through a grungy ground floor of an apartment building. You are then greeted by a disheveled unwelcoming gentleman at the front desk (who was no help no matter what we asked of him.) The breakfast consisted of a stale piece of bread and old orange juice in a small plastic cup. The one good thing to commend was the kind and efficient bell hop who was willing to take our bags up the steep and dirty steps to the hotel's entrance. I would say it was a complete disappointment, especially after all of the reviews on Trip Advisor. Thank goodness we only stayed there one night. The old saying,"you get what you pay for" applies here.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — all else except location
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank ritbit
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Maine, USA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2008

My family and I had an opportunity to spend two weeks in Rome and chose the Hotel Navona through the recommendation of a friend. In short, our expectations were exceeded and our trip was a resounding success due in large part to the hotel accommodations and its staff.
The location is second-to-none with short walks to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiorie. Excellent restaurants are close by and you're just a block from the best espresso in Italy at the Sant Eustachio il Caffé.
We were first timers in Rome and appreciated the assistance of the multi-lingual hotel staff in getting directions and recommendations of sites to visit.
Rooms were exceptionally clean and well kept. We were there in the hottest part of the year and appreciated the well running air conditioning.
All around the Hotel Navona is an excellent choice for your visit to Rome!

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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6 Thank myoldjeans
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Brisbane
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2008

The hotel is on the first floor of an old building which smelt badly. Despite having booked and paid the first night's stay many months prior, we were shown to a small drab room. For example, access to the shower required stepping over the toilet. There was one single wardrobe. No drawer space. We asked where our shirts etc could be placed and were advised to use the single shelf which also contained the little safe. No other rooms were available that night so we "walked" and obtained a hotel elsewhere. Returning the next day to get our money back involved an unpleasant exchange with either the manager or owner. A very poor introduction to Roman hospitality.

  • Liked — Near Piazza Navona
  • Disliked — Room and the staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Wingfie
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North Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2008

This was such a wonderful location, a stone's throw from Piazza Navona with a friendly innkeeper/owner. He made a personal effort to get to know each of his many guests; very nice man and made our visit more personalized. He shared the history of the hotel (palace) and even gave us a little tour of the surrounding area. All staff were very helpful and friendly, too. Our teen age daughters needed a contact number in Rome and they were staying in a cheaper hostel so Hotel Navona extended themselves and allowed them the use of the hotel's information which was very helpful; this goes to show the helpfulness and warmth of the staff. This hotel, also, was one of the best values of the many hotels that we stayed in Italy!

  • Liked — Location & friendliness of staff
  • Disliked — stairs to get to front desk
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Chamow
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2008

You cannot beat the location of this hotel. You really are right in the center of the city. The hotel itself is clean and well kept. The breakfast is okay. The staff was friendly. For the price I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Anna801
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Cleveland
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2008

5 star location for a great price. The hotel was certainly clean and safe. The staff was decent but not going to go out of their way for you, I think they are all Bengali, did not meet the Australian owners. It was a little bit of a hike up to the registartion and then to our room, but it will get you in shape for the rest of Roma.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — luggin bags upstairs
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank adenglish
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Property: Hotel Navona
Address: Via dei Sediari 8, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#27 Business Hotel in Rome
#92 Family Hotel in Rome
#199 Romantic Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Navona 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the historic centre, Hotel Navona Roma enjoys a privileged position only a few steps from Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo de’ Fiori and the other main tourist attractions in the Eternal City, all within walking distance. Stay at Hotel Navona and immerse yourself in history. This historic 15th century building stands on the site of the Baths of Agrippa,, the first bath complex in the city, which was built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and opened in 12 BC. The hotel has been completely refurbished, while retaining aspects that reflect the glorious past of the Eternal City. Several rooms feature frescoed ceilings, and ancient Roman bricks are still visible in the communal areas. The hotel provides different types of room with Economy, Standard, Superior and Family Rooms. Each elegantly decorated room features a private bathroom, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi (excluding groups ), mini-bar and satellite TV. For those who prefer a stay in total freedom, we offer comfortable, functional apartments with kitchens in Rome’s historic centre, just a few minutes from Hotel Navona. Hotel Navona provides a full buffet breakfast served between 7.30am and 10am, for you to start your tour of the city bursting with energy. Breakfast is not included in the room rate, and is charged at 10 euros per person. Take advantage of our special ‘breakfast included’ offers for your stay! ... more   less 
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