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Hotel Galileo
Ranked #330 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very nice people at this hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

a nice 3 stars hotel in the center of Rome, good rooms and baths, very clean, good food at the breakfast, nice and friendly peoples at the reception, house keepers

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eugen i
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

My daughter and I have just returned from a three night break in the Galileo. I have to say after reading some of the negative reviews I was a bit hesitant about our visit! On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by Franco on reception who was very pleasant and helpful. Our room was on the first floor and was bright and airy ( some wallpaper was loose from the wall - I think this was due to a leak from next door's bath.) and very well equipped with flat screen TV, mini bar, safe, air-conditioning and extremely comfortable beds. However, the walls were a bit thin and you could hear your next door neighbour but this was only a minor inconvenience. We even had a little terrace where we could sit and enjoy the Roman sun. The bathroom had a shower, bidet, toilet and washbasin. It was kept extremely clean and had an abundance of towels and toiletries. The Galileo was about 5 minutes walk from the main station and about 10 mins walk from the Colosseum. The breakfast was plentiful with - cereals, breads, fruit, cheeses etc - all managed by an extremely pleasant and efficient lady ( we didn't get her name). The only downside of the breakfast room was a spectacled gentleman - one of the managers I presume, who spent most of his time haranging his staff, who were doing a great job! We opted to visit the restaurant owned by the hotel/family but were slightly disappointed in the food - it was nice - but there were better and cheaper restaurants nearer the hotel on the via Palestro. Pop into Mama Angela's and then visit the Lilac Bar - great cocktails at a very reasonable 4 euros served by Davide!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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aberdeen
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65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed here on the 27th June until 1st July. The directions to the hotel from the Termini were quite easy to follow. It took about 8 minutes. The area felt safe and there were some nice bars close by.

The room was clean and comfortable if a little small, but we were out all day every day so this didnt matter much! There is a minibar in the room and the prices were reasonable compared to other hotels we have been in. There was also a safe big enough for a laptop. The shower unit was very small.

The staff were very helpful.

We had room 104 which had free wifi from a hotel across the back!

The breakfast was adequate and served from about 7 am till 10 am. Toast a selection of bread with cheese, ham etc. Along with the usual cereals. Only downside was the coffee was pretty awful, but not a big deal.

There were a few restaurants around the area but the food we found was pretty average.

We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Room 104 has free wifi, although a small shower.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank karen_n_terry
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

When we checked in our bathroom smelt of Vodka, the smell was so strong that both my girlfriend and I could not enter the bathroom, we tried to air it out but then could not stand being in our room. It was like somebody had split a bottle in the bathroom or had thrown up in the toilet. I spoke to reception who said they would send someone up in 30 to 50 minutes. After an hour and of half waiting in the room and no one came up I went to reception again and requested a new room.

The receptionist was helpful, he originally moved us to a room with single beds but he continued searching for a double bed and we were moved to another room shorty after (I am grateful for his commitment).

The rooms are a decent size, they are clean and comfortable with a decent sized bathroom.

We found the breakfast to be ok, one of the staff members was very rude to some of the guests, the next day my girlfriend was also treated poorly by the same staff member.

On checkout I was required to pay the city tax and internet fees, for some reason none of my credit cards worked on their machine, the receptionist was not helpful and quite smug about this when i suggested that it was their machine and not the cards. I found his attitude unhelpful during this stressful time as i had a plane to catch, I had to run down the street and find an ATM to withdraw cash (which proved the cards were working).

I think this hotel would normally be a reasonably good hotel to stay at however our experience right from the start was bad and it ended the same way, I was glad to leave.

On a positive note the wifi was reasonably priced at 5 euro for 24 hours.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

This was our first time in Europe, so very different to Australia. Mind you this was our honeymoon and the first night of our trip. Single beds !! The room was small but very clean. Yes its only a few minutes to the station, breakfast was simple. A new girl on reception was lovely, other staff just seemed to brush us off, we asked for some good shopping stops to one of the male reception staff and really we some directions that we had no idea of what he was talking about, I thought he may show us on a map, but really was not interested.

Room Tip: Ask for a double bed !
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sanlau
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

The hotel has nice facilities however some reception staff were rude and unhelpful. We twice advised reception that our mini bar wasn't fully stocked. We were told not to worry as we wouldn't be expected to pay anything unless we had used it. Upon checking out we were asked to pay for drinks we had not taken and had to explain the situation for the third time. The breakfast was terrible! The hot water from the machine had white particles floating in - accentuated when milk and tea were added. The hotel walls were also very thin and everything could be heard from the neighbouring rooms.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank E704
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Lanarkshire
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Galileo is a 10 min walk from Termini station and 5 min from Castro Pretorio metro. Reception is bright and staff pleasant. We had Room 304, it was a good size, king sized bed, hanging space, tv, safe and a beautifully tiled shower room. Everything was spotless. The small balcony overlooked rooftops. Breakfast was a good selection of cereals, bread and pastries, yogurts, fruits and cheeses and unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juices. Galileo is a great base, we walked to most of the sights but got the metro home in the evening. It costs 1 euro for anywhere in the city. It's not perfect, a loose light-fitting, a small cigarette burn on the bed cover (no smell of smoke anywhere in the building) but I'd recommend this hotel and would certainly stay again when we visit Rome again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Galileo
Address: Via Palestro 33, 00185 Rome, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Esquilino , Castro Pretorio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #330 of 1,292 Hotels in Rome
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Galileo 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Galileo has been completely refurbished in modern style. Amongst the hotels in Rome, Hotel Galileo stands out for its strategic position in the immediate vicinity of Stazione Termini train station, bus-stops (piazza Indipendenza) and subway stations A (Termini) and B (Castro Pretorio National Library). The hotel is only fifteen minutes away by foot from piazza della Repubblica and via Nazionale. - we look forward to welcoming you ... more   less 
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