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Hotel Giolli Nazionale
Ranked #377 of 1,258 Hotels in Rome
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“A hidden gem of a hotel in Rome”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Myself and my family we have stayed at Hotel Giolli three times so far, and heading that way once again. This is one gem of a hotel in Rome that I cannot recommend any more wholeheartedly. This hotel is a hidden GEM!!!

The hotel building is something out of an old Fellini movie--beautiful quaint marble and gilt italianesque building, long travertine staircases (oh, there is beautiful brass elevator, if you rather), and extremely FRIENDLY staff. They are just great.

Now, as to the hotel per se: The rooms can be small, miniscule compared to American motel standards. BUT beautifully decorated, European-perfectionist comfortable and exquisite. But what makes Giolli a gem is its LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. It is across the street from the National Modern Arts Gallery on Via Nazionale--the shopping mecca of Rome. It is 10 minutes WALK to the Roman Forum through the ancient Market of Trajan. You can walk through the gorgeous medieval alleyways of Rome to the bustling, all-night open, Pizza Navona (an ancient circus building) from Hotel Giolli in just 15 minutes. In fact, I cannot list all wonderful thing at the walking distance from Giolli because there is no room here for all that. Suffice to say, I walks and saw the entire ancient Rome, from the Colloseum to the Vatican, Roman Forum to the old Jewish Quarter--all on foot, without needing a single taxi ride!!! Giolli's location is something to die for!!!

The number of exquisite (and AFFORDABLE) authentic Italian restaurants, bars, sweet shops.... is just endless. One of the staff--Adriano--is perfectly fluent in American English just in case you have difficulty with a normal Italian accent. He had been a hotelier in the States while back, and brims with professionalism. We trusted his recommendations and man, it was the wisest thing to do. The man knows Rome and know what the American like. That is the perfect combination for sure.

If you have read my other reviews, you know I can be brutal on a hotel's and its staff's shortcomings. Hotel Giolli is my kind of place. You will LOVE it, as we have for the past 11 years!!!

Room Tip: As I said, some of the rooms at Giolli can be real tiny. Because of its FANTASTIC location, I suppos...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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HotelGiolliRoma, Manager at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear Sun d,
First of all we would just like to thank you for the kind words you have written and we really appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. We are very proud and grateful to have repeat clients like yourself and your family, you have brought a smile to the whole team at Hotel Giolli.
The success of our hotel strives on feedback from our clients, positive or negative which helps to improve on all areas, we are also very lucky to have such a professional team who love their job and strive to exceeded customer satisfaction.
We have been blessed with the location of our hotel, located on Via Nazionale, located in the heart of Roma, minutes’ walk to art, history, food, culture and surrendered by famous landmarks (to many to mention).
Thank you again and look forward to seeing you soon.
Yours Sincerely,
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

It's a nice hotel with a nice staff , Adriano is a nice guy he is my closest friend , he works by de reception in the evening or night . People who's looking for a nice hotel GO TO GIOLLI !! I wan't to thanks Adriano for the great time we 2 have that 4 days . I wish you all the best and i will always remember this hotel and specially Adriano !

Greets by Tom Diemel

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

Good location close to all of the sights, but the air conditioning barely functioned in both rooms we were in. Staff was polite, but not very helpful. Rooms were quite small.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelGiolliRoma, Direttore at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Dear Greg,

We thank you for taking the time to write us an review, your feedback helps in the success of our hotel.
The weather in Rome at this present time has been the hottest we have ever seen 40 and more degrees Celsius, we wish that you would have informed us about your air conditioner barley functioning so that we could have had it fix immediately.
Within our hotel we have sixty three rooms, they range from singular, double superior rooms and suites all available to view from our website. Next time please if you have any concerns or queries regarding the room or anything else, we have reception staff that are available twenty four hours a days that would of love to of helped change your room to a more spacious room.
We hope to see you soon.

Yours sincerely,
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

For a sightseeing tour of Rome the Giolli is in a perfect location. The Via Nazionale is very central and a bit like Oxford/Regent Street, lined with shops cafes and restaurants. We took the Terravision Bus from the airport to the Termini station, only 8 euros return.The hotel is a 10/15 minute walk (with a wheeled suitcase) from the Termini Station.
Our room at the Giolli was on the 3rd floor, facing the street and was not noisy at night. It was very spacious and clean including the bathroom.
The breakfast is adequate, hard boiled eggs, ham, cheese, breads,croissants (the chocolate ones are to die for) fruit and fruit juice etc. The only comment (not complaint) that I would make is that at 7.30am when breakfast is supposed to start the fridge items are not out and the lady does not appear until 7.45ish, so if you need an early start the choice is limited, no ham, cheese, fruit/juice.
The staff are very helpful and the rooms cleaned daily.
I would not hesitate to reccommend the Giolli.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Direttore at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Dear Mrs. Mommy,

Thank you for sharing your review on our Hotel.


We are very pleased to hear that you liked our service. It is very pleasant to hear that everything has been of your satisfaction. We are terribly sorry for the breakfast, usually our waiters are always punctual and serve everything immediately as they arrive. Everything is prepeared fresh and served instantly, that is why if the waiter was not there you did not find the complete breakfast.

I am sure it will never happen again.

Hotel Giolli staff hopes to see you and your family again soon in our splendis city!

Kind regards
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Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at Giolli for 4 nights in March. Location is great, just a few blocks from the Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi and other great attractions. The area where the hotel placed is very commercial, secure and nice to walk during the night.
Across the street you can take a bus directly to Piazza Navonna, Campo dei Fiori and the Vatican

The Argentinian concierge, Carlos, is the best!!!! Really nice and helpful.

Breakfast is very good, rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable.

I really enjoyed my stay at Giolli.

  • Stayed March 2012
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HotelGiolliRoma, Direttore at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Dear Gabinavol,
Your review has brought a smile and happiness to all our staff at Hotel Giolli, especially Carlos.
We really appreciate and thank you from the bottom of our heart for taking the time to write us a review , all our clients reviews good or bad help us to improve on our customer satisfaction levels and helps us to maintain this level throughout the year.
We are very lucky to be located at Via Nazionale, not only do we have the buses, taxies and shuttle services right at our foot step. We are located in the heart of the city and are only a few minutes’ walk Via del Corso (a very popular and famous shopping strip) and very close to a lot of the famous tourist attractions as you mentioned.
We hope to see you again, are very happy to hear that your stay was enjoyable.
Your Truly,
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The location of this hotel was perfect and the room was decent, except the air conditioning was not working! It was 90+ degrees outside and my family and I could not sleep because it was so hot! When we complained to the front desk about it, we were told that they were aware of the problem and it would take several hours to fix. In short, they were not able to fix the air conditioning and the front desk was quite rude as well. They also do not speak or understand english well which sucks for tourists. Will not stay here again!!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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HotelGiolliRoma, Proprietario at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Dear valid guest of Hotel Giolli,

I am very sorry to hear about your stay at our hotel, our summer this year starting from the beginning of June has been one of the hottest summers that we have ever seen. The last few weeks the temperature in Rome has been greater than 40° and all the air conditioners around Rome cannot manage. I apologies on behalf of all our staff if you think they were being rude and for any inconveniences.

For your knowledge, English is one of the leading international languages worldwide and Rome being one of the highest ranked tourist destinations around the world, it is a must for all of our staff to be able to speak English. Within our hotel our staff are always trying to exceed customer expectations and exceed customer satisfaction with maintaining this level year round. Our staff speak fluent in English and Italian and they also have an extensive vocabulary and knowledge in the French, Spanish, Greek and Arabic language.

We appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review and we will take into consideration your constrictive criticism. We thank you for your feedback.

Your sincerely,
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

The best part about staying at Giolli has to be the location. It is located on the main street, down the train station, and walking distance from all major attractions like the Colloseum, Roman Forum, and a comfortable walk to Trevi too. In fact, we Walked from the hotel to all places including Spanish steps, piazza Navona, piazza del Popolo too - only needed to take the bus to the Vatican - which again is a direct one right from the hotel road itself.

As for the hotel, we weren't quite taken in my the narrow entrance and reception area, and then again the compact lift to our floor. The rooms, however are spacious, with lot of free space to keep luggage and walk about. The bed was super comfortable, and bathroom neat in design.

If i have to point out something, it would be the about the utilities provided in the bathroom. The soap, shampoo were inadequately catered for, and weren't even provided fresh the next day. It was weird considering the overall standard of the hotel. Noticed couple of other items missing too.

The staff was helpful, and guided us with the train and bus systems. We had an early morning flight, and they arranged a cab to take us to the airport. Breakfast was filling but don't look out for grand options.

Wi-fi was available for some charge when we checked in, but was made free from next day onwards. You can use it from the comfort of your room, so that was good.

All in all, we had a comfortable stay. You can opt for Giolli if you are looking for a decent, functional room, without much concern for the the general area size of the hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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HotelGiolliRoma, General Manager at Hotel Giolli Nazionale, responded to this review, July 21, 2012
Dear valid guest of Hotel Giolli, Zimni.
First of all I would like to thank you on behalf of all our staff and I for taking the time to write us a review. Without feedback we wouldn’t know what areas to improve on and what levels to maintain to ensure the success of our hotel, all our guests are a big part of our success and we live to please all your needs and wants.
We are very lucky to be located on the beautiful street of Via Nazionale, only a few minute walk to all the famous monuments of Rome. Regarding the elevator, our building has been around since the late 1800 and we are unable to really modify the structure without taking away its historical beauties and history which makes Rome one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Having the taxi rank, bus and shuttle services located right in front of the hotel is vital for an comfortable and pleasant stay for our guests.
We apologies for the inconvenience regarding the soap and shampoo, we wish you would have informed us of the problem as soon you noticed it so we could have arranged something for you. Here at Hotel Giolii we insist that all our guests inform as of any concerns they have so we can insure that their stay here is 100% perfect.
Rome its self has over 1700 hotels, so it is vital for us the success of our hotel to constantly introduce new trends to offer our guests to ensure the best possible stay in our beautiful city.
We are very happy to hear that you loved Rome and look forward to seeing you again, you have brought a smile to myself and my team.
Yours sincerely,
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Property: Hotel Giolli Nazionale
Address: Via Nazionale 69, 00184 Rome, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lazio > Rome > Monti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Rome
#259 Romantic Hotel in Rome
#264 Family Hotel in Rome
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giolli Nazionale 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Situated in the centre of Rome, the Hotel Giolli in Rome enjoys a prime and executive privileged position on the prestigious Via Nazionale, in the heart of the historical and commercial area.This late nineteenth century mansion house is situated very close to the Quirinale palace and opposite the Exhibition Hall.With the hotel Giolli in Rome as a comfortable and convenient base, you can visit all of Rome's major attractions and most recognised landmarks, allowing you to experience the city's awe-inspiring beauty, history and culture.Momuments, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within the immediate vicinity.Tastefully furnished and well equipped rooms, the Hotel Giolli in Rome offers authentic marble bathrooms, complete with hair dryer.Room amenities include, mini bar, satellite color TV, direct dial telephone, in room safe, key card access, wifi and smoke alarms.Hotel is completely air conditioned with sound proofed windows, doors and an advanced alarm system assuring total securtiy.The area has a rich selection of restaurants and shops, and is also home to several banks and ministries. ... more   less 
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