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“Average but close to attractions”
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Hotel Genio
Ranked #464 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews
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“Average but close to attractions”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have to say that accommodation and dining in Rome are expensive. This was an average hotel, old deco etc but due to the timing, we did not have a choice. However, it is close to Piazza Navona and Castel Sant Angelo, walking distance and to some others as well. As we were out sight seeing during the day and into the evenings, we just got back to hotel to shower and sleep, so not much to complain.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Let's start with basics. This isn't quite the 4 star hotel it claims to be. It's a little bruised around the edges and could do with some refurbishment BUT...The location just can't be bettered if you are on a sightseeing holiday - pretty much walking distance to every major sight. The buffet breakfast is most un-Italian with a big array of cold meats, rolls, cheeses etc. to choose from. It's all served on the top floor, roof terrace level with fabulous views over the old city. In fact the roof terrace is a very big plus and the perfect place to relax, enjoy the sun and a glass of wine and wonder at the views towards the Vatican. Our room was a decent size and, although we faced onto the main road, quiet. Some soda crystals and a plunger would have sorted out the slow-draining basin, and we did wish that the (over-worked) maid would 'do' the room before midday but, hey, it was all fine and a great base for our week in Rome. The front desk staff were helpful and recommended good, non rip-off, restaurants to eat in. All-in-all, very satisfactory.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sylva, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Loved the almost 360 view of Rome's rooftops. We stayed 7 nights. Breakfast was very good. The hotel is around the corner from Piazza Navona, and walking distance from all sights. Taxi stand right outside. Some very nice sidewalk cafes right outside-gelato stand and a small convenience store (really inexpensive bottles of wine) across the street. The hotel is obviously old, sorta shabby-but with character and charm. Very clean.. I will stay there on my next trip to Rome.

Room Tip: We were in 214-air shaft. Some noise from dishes. Must have been a restaurant below us. But as tir...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed here one night, having revised our travel plans while in the middle of traveling. Though we wanted to stay at our "usual" hotel (Residenza Canali ai Coronari, around the corner from Genio, albeit in a more secluded, elegant area), where we had stayed for 4 nights the previous week, they had no rooms available. Genio was the only hotel in the area that could accommodate us at the last minute; and we were fortunate to get a room for a good price (quite a bit less than we'd paid at Residenza Canali!)

I was somewhat dreading Genio, as I'd seen it only while waiting for a bus, and it is in a busy-ish area, looks rather generic from the outside, etc. However, I was delightfully surprised. The room was spacious, spotless, and not without character. The hotel is very pleasantly decorated, despite its not being "trendy" or particularly unique.

Best of all was the terrace, which we visited for the first time very late in the evening upon our arrival: what a VIEW of Rome! Having just climbed to the top of the Capitoline Hill for the much-vaunted spectacular view of Rome, I found the view from the terrace at Genio to be equally, if not more, spectacular....and certainly more private to enjoy!

Breakfast was lovely (I am a cappuccino and brioche person, and both were fresh, hot and plentiful), also served on the terrace.

Proximity to Piazza Navona, bus lines, and the beautiful Via Coronari makes it an excellent location. Street noise did not bother us at all, and I am a light sleeper.

I would definitely stay here again if the price is right (as it was last week!)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Genio was the answer to our wishes in Rome. A short walk to the Piazza Navona and the bustle of the crowds. The No. 70 bus outside will get you to the Termini train station and both Metro lines. When you are in Rome, it is always good to learn the busses.
The roof is available for the predictably good buffet breakfast. In April it was full of lemon blossoms. The room and the bathroom was clean and pleasant. We enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Highly recommend this hotel for ideal location site. More than 12 top recommended sites all within walking distance. It is a 10 min walk to the Basilica S Pietro and a 40 min walk to the Colosseo and all the other sites are within this range. The hotel staff is friendly, comfortable bed although the rooms are small and good breakfast selection. Several good eating places all around the hotel as well as several restaurants around Piazza Navona which is a 5 min walk. The tour of Basilica is worth the price but pre-book to avoid long line ups. The colosseo and the Castel Sant' Angelo are also worth the entry cost. I would definitely return to Rome and would use the same hotel as it was perfectly placed. The travel from the airport to the hotel is roughly 40 min

Room Tip: the best view is from the top floor where breakfast is served.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Osaka, Japan
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice; in spring and fall. It is really difficult to find a nice hotel in Rome; they are too expensive and you pay for location and not quality so we didn't expect anything. The hotel is just around the corner from the Piazza Navone, so you can go to Spanish stairs, Colosseum as well as Sant'Angelo and Vatican city on foot. Our room was very dark each time but so it is in old buildings and it cannot be helped. But the room was big enough and clean. Buffet-style breakfast is served on rooftop terrace from where there is a panoramic view of the city. Breakfast is good, tables very clean and staff very kind. We stayed during Easter so we were very lucky to have Italian traditional Easter cake -Colomba di Pasqua at breakfast. It was delicious and nice feeling to be treated like an important guest. It was the first time for us to have the cake. It was really good and warm heart of the one who had decided this menu made the cake much more delicious. We bought one in the supermarket the next day and brought it with us to Japan. Later I made it at home. I am happy to know a new speciality and a new tradition. Anyhow this hotel is nothing special but also nothing bad. When the taxi that we had booked at the reception took us to the airport, the taxi driver said as soon as we left the hotel: " the staff of this hotel is really very kind and great." We had the same opinion and if we visit Rome again, we will stay in Genio. There are many restaurants around and the food was good but they cheat and want the tips as soon as possible. Never order if prices are not written. I recommend a small bar at the corner , next to hotel if you want to have a light lunch. It is in the street, not so clean and you must take care of your belonings, but it is good and staff is very friendly.

Room Tip: The hotel is beside a street so ask for a higher floor with less noise.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Genio
Address: Via Giuseppe Zanardelli 28 | Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori , Ponte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#239 Luxury Hotel in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Genio 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Rome's most historic and Baroque district, Hotel Genio has a rooftop terrace with stunning views over the city and is just 100 meters from Piazza Navona. Rooms come with air conditioning, carpeted or parquet floors, a TV and a minibar. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and the continental breakfast is served buffet style. Hotel Genio is set in a building dating back to the neo-Renaissance period and is surrounded by sinuous streets that host some of the most popular wine bars, cafes and restaurants in Rome. The property is a 10-minute walk from the shops of Via del Corso. Also, you will reach Castel Sant'Angelo and the Vatican City by simply crossing the Tiber. Piazza Navona is a great choice for travelers interested in food, culture and history. ... more   less 
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